A few weeks ago, I predicted on Twitter that Rick Santorum, he of the ugliest and most deserving google bomb ever, would take the GOP nomination. My theory, still sound, IMHO, is this:
Given the nature of the frontloaded primaries, the candidate with the most momentum going into January will sweep Iowa and New Hampshire, and then take the nomination. Now, the process of who that person is, the Anti-Romney, has gone from one candidate rising from obscurity, then not being able to take the harsh glare, and falling back down to Earth. This is what happened to Bachmann, Perry, and now Herman Cain. Newt Gingrich appears to be the latest Anti-Romney to rise. Of course, Gingrich is an asshole to the highest magnitude, so I figured he would fall back down to Earth. Then, Santorum would rise.
Of course, what I forgot about the whole thing is that EVERYONE KNOWS WHO GINGRICH IS. He was Speaker of the House, for crying out loud. They know he dumped his first wife while she was having cancer surgery, that he was cheating on his second wife while attacking Bill Clinton for cheating on Hillary, and that he is an obnoxious blowhard. So, being presented with more evidence that Gingrich is an obnoxious blowhard isn't going to change their minds.
But, if they do, these voters are not going to vote for Mitt Romney. Sorry Mittens, no nomination for you.