Poor Rick Perry.

When you are thrust in the national spotlight you better know your stuff.

Perry had already raised questions about his competency when he endured a lengthy brain fart at a Michigan debate and could not remember which department he was supposed to cut.

Taken along With Cain's habit of making numerous women feel deeply uncomfortable around him, those two are toast as I predicted here some weeks back.

So who's next for the firing line?

If you read the glowing Dorthy Rabinowiz profile of Newt Gingrich in the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday then you know.

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Step forward Newt.

Here's a few lines of what Rabinowitz wrote “No candidate in the field comes close to his talent for connection...There’s no underestimating the importance of such a power in the presidential election ahead. His rise in the polls suggests that more and more Republicans are absorbing that fact.”

It is well known that the media, like nature, abhors a vacuum.

The notion of Romney coasting uncontested to the nomination is BORING.

So they need a challenger to set up the horse race.

And Gingrich is left standing.

He's also smart and all the bad stuff , the three marriages etc. is all out there.

So wait for the Gingrich drumbeat to begin.

And the not so merry wives of Newt story to get an airing right after.