Delightful news, in that Newt can torment Mitt for weeks longer:
Newt Gingrich has raised $9.2 million with three days to go before the end of the financial quarter ... allow[ing] him to stay in the race even if he doesn't have a strong finish in Iowa.
Lately I've watched political pros on various cable-news shows venture their studied opinion that Newt has run out of options in his anti-Mitt campaign; that about all he can do is fuss and fidget over Mitt's woefully unfair, anti-Newt attacks. The above cash helps to correct these pros, of course, but in terms of a short-term strategy I haven't yet figured out why Gingrich doesn't do to Romney what Romney is presently doing to President Obama: simply lie in the most outrageous manner about the former governor's record.
I don't mean merely distort, or twist, or exaggerate whatever Romney did as a chief executive. I mean, just entirely make stuff up -- which is, after all, about as characteristically GOP as it gets.