I just listened to my podcast of the Laura Ingraham Show from yesterday. She reported (and I suppose she's correct) that the polling shows that all of the so-called "Cain voters" have moved to Gingrich. The proportions are in the neighborhood of 70-30, while the shift to Romney is the reverse proportion.
I think this is more evidence that the bulk of the NotRomneys are truly just that: they don't want Romney. What does Newt have that Romney doesn't? On the positive side, he has a flamboyant personality. If you squint your eyes while looking through dark rose-colored glasses, you can see a penumbra of conservatism in his record.
On the negative side, he has a long history of recklessness, of bomb-throwing, of disorganization, of influence-peddling and completely absurd crap coming out of his mouth. Ethanol (and its subsidies) is the best thing ever and if you're against it, you're against American farmers. Child labor laws are stupid (that's not a paraphrase). In case you're thinking I'm taking him out of context, you're right: his entire statement is a fundamentally** ridiculous "plan" to supposedly solve a societal ill that he has more or less correctly identified. That's the strategy: say something crass for the soundbite so no one notices how dumb your idea is. But don't worry- he has since clarified what he meant. Don't we all want to lurch through an election with zingers flying against Barack (because, let's face it, that's what the Red Meat NotRomneys want) and a D-Day-invasion-sized mop up operation to handle the fall out in his wake.
There, I've got it: Newt runs and hires Mr. Fix The Bankrupt Olympics to clean up after him. Maybe FEMA can help.
Of course, this would mean that BO would have a rather sporting chance, something none of us (except the RMNR's; see above) really want.
** Newt's favorite word. Get used to it.