Gingrich, for his part, cast himself as a truth-teller against a corrupt establishment.
He could hire the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to follow Gingrich around singing “Once, Twice, Three Times a Lady” at campaign stops.
Gingrich reveled in his frontrunner status, Romney spoke from the heart, and Santorum may surprise in Iowa.
The question is whether Gingrich can sustain that effort when the debate spotlight fades.
Like Gingrich, he is a convert and a thrice-married sinner engaged continually in confession and absolution.
Gingrich: Obama Middle East Policy ‘Falling Apart’ In a surprise to nobody, Newt Gingrich disagrees with Rahm.
Romney, Gingrich, Huntsman, and Pawlenty are outdoing one another with policy backflips.
But compared to Romney's 13, the web is decidedly more positive about Gingrich at such a critical juncture.
In 1996, Bill Clinton had tied Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole to Gingrich.
Gingrich is hardly the only potential White House candidate on the schedule.