For Republican voters, we are only 47 days until the Iowa Caucus and Newt Gingrich is still out there lurking in the weeds, a "semi-dangerous" RINO.
I call him "semi-dangerous" because he had been written off by the media months ago, but his stellar debate performances have elevated him back up to the top tier of candidates.
However, nothing is guaranteed in this world. Three weeks ago Joe Paterno was a coaching legend whose reputation was beyond reproach. To quote Rick Perry .."Oops!"
Things can change quickly, and I'm sure that when the liberal media starts bashing on Gingrichs infidelity and his affection for big-government programs, his numbers will start to sink again.
Herman Cain, in my opinion, is done. He was always a version of the hit 1968 movie "The Producers" to me. He figured he could sell more books and make more money on the lecture circuit if he placed well in a 2012 run for President. And he will. But he won't be POTUS. No chance of that. These sexual harassment charges aren't going away. More and more women seem eager to talk about it. Adios, Hermanator.
No, the true danger Conservatives face is the frightening prospect of a flip-flopping RINO being our candidate in 2012. Romney is wimpier than John McCain, which doesn't bode well for the GOP in 2012. Even Conservative legend Ann Coulter seems to have gone off her rocker and is now throwing in the towel and saying about Romney that "At least he's better than Obama!".
These are disturbing and dangerous times.
But they are never boring.