Doing a few one-on-one debates with minor candidates and being nice to them (as Newt Gingrich has done with Cain
and now Huntsman
) is a good strategy. If you're Gingrich, you don't care about being the second choice of big Romney fans, since that only helps you when you've already won. But you like being the second choice of big Cain and Huntsman fans, since those candidates are going to drop out at some point and then their fans who tuned in to watch you on TV with their hero will think well of you.
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