Conventional wisdom says that Newt Gingrich is a stalwart, old-school conservative who won't ever be president, and that Mitt Romney is a flip-flopping moderate who may well be president. (It also says two other guys, John Paul and Nick Santorum, might also running, but those reports couldn't be verified.)
Is conventional wisdom correct? Let's see who has the more conservative record…
* Unconcerned about poor, but admits it's "not good being poor."
* Thinks $370,000 is small amount of money.
* Believes corporations are people.
* Hasn't categorically denied LGBT Americans the possibility of a civil discourse about their hopes and concerns.
* Wants poor children to work cleaning up after less-poor children.
* Thinks one wife is small amount of wives.
* Believes Palestinians aren't people.
Maybe conventional wisdom is right. But no matter who you think is more conservative, at least you can take comfort that Jon Huntsman's out of the picture.
Mitt Romney Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images News/Getty Images
Newt Gingrich Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images News/Getty Images
Tags: Head-to-Head, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Primaries, Republicans