It seems just like yesterday some guy stated here that Mitt Romney as Republican nominee was going to happen. And then this happens.

Newt Gingrich has all but erased Mitt Romney’s 23-percentage-point lead of a week ago among Republican voters nationally, and the two candidates are now essentially tied

And thanks to the Supreme Court time for the “Chubb Group” of the Gingrich Campaign to continue the underwriting:

Gingrich pal and wealthy businessman Sheldon Adelson will offer up another $5 million in funding for Gingrich’s super PAC, Winning Our Future.

And to think of all the episodes of NOVA that could make.

I still think in the long run, Romney will be “settled” for, not because he is loved but because he’ll do…but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t love to see this:

Veteran GOP Operative Steve Schmidt: Look, I think, not only are we not moving towards a coalescing of support by the Republican establishment for Newt Gingrich, we’re probably moving toward the declaration of war on Newt Gingrich by the Republican establishment. And if Newt Gingrich is able to win the Florida primary, you will see a panic and a meltdown of the Republican establishment that is beyond my ability to articulate in the English language.

To the Octagon.