Hotsheet Live: Is Newt Gingrich like Tim Tebow?
Sports and politics collided on Hotsheet Live on Friday as CBS News political director John Dickerson was joined by Politico's Jonathan Martin, PBS NewsHour's Christina Bellantoni and Scott Conroy of CBS News and RealClearPolitics to preview Saturday's Nevada caucuses.
"Gingrich is like Tim Tebow," Conroy told the roundtable, referring to the Denver Broncos quarterback famous for making last minute comebacks.
"He just does all this crazy stuff that you don't think it's ever going to work, and somehow he ends up winning these games late in the fourth quarter," Conroy said.
But the Broncos lost their most recent game to quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, who face the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry hoped to be the Tim Tebow of the Iowa caucuses in early January, but finished fifth and dropped out about two weeks later.
Watch the entire discussion in the video above, as the panel also recaps the Florida primary and gives new meaning to the phrase "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas."
Dickerson also launched a new feature to the Friday reporters roundtable. Each webcast will conclude with an endorsement - political or not - from each panelist about something they have seen or read.
This week's endorsements include:
Real Clear Politics' Scott Conroy: The Onion's coverage of Mitt Romney
PBS NewsHour's Christina Bellantoni: Jon Ralston's "A guide to Nevada for presidential candidates"
Politico's Jonathan Martin: "The Obamas" by New York Times writer Jodi Kantor and "The Real Romney" by Boston Globe's Scott Helman and Michael Kranish
And John's own pick: The New York Times interactive piece "The 2012 Money Race: Compare the Candidates"
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