The Invisible Primary, 8/13

Tracking the GOP race to 2012

Sarah Palin responded to criticism of her "death panels" comment on Facebook, refusing to back down from it; Newt Gingrich said in a speech at the American Enterprise Institute in DC that the U.S. government needs to think finance and fiscal policy, saying of the current crisis, "for 25 years we've been lying to ourselves"; Mike Huckabee will speak at a hotel in East Jerusalem next week; and Charlie Crist avoided censure (with a tie vote of 65-65) from Palm Beach County's Republican Party for his support for the stimulus.