After last night, I can’t imagine any GOP donor giving Rick Perry $5.
Bachmann’s moment has come and gone, and no one will give Santorum (the 2012 equivalent of Sam Brownback 2008) the time of day.
Huntsman won’t get traction for being too relatively moderate. And Ron Paul isn’t going to get any more traction that he’s accumulated among “Ron Paul voters.”
And Cain, well, he hasn’t lost as much ground (yet) as one would have thought due to the allegations, but it’s looking awfully tenuous, especially if more primary voters and caucus-goers begin to get 9-9-9 fatigue.
That leaves Newt Gingrich.
If GOP voters want someone other than Mitt Romney – someone who declared himself to the left of Ted Kennedy on gay rights, someone who provided the model for ObamaCare here in Massachusetts, someone who has been all over the map on abortion rights, someone who declared humans responsible for global warming, someone who is easy to portray as a flip-flopping, untrustworthy, out-of-touch millionaire who believes in nothing and got rich laying off Americans and shipping jobs overseas – then the only still-viable alternative is Newt Gingrich.
So who on RMG is going the Newt Route?