Employing an old Muhammad Ali trick, Newt Gingrich, not nearly the genius he claims to be but smart enough to know that Herman Cain’s 15 minutes are on life support, agreed to appear with Mr. 9-9-9 last night so that the Tea Partiers could hear him pontificate and maybe give him some love and embrace his nein-nein-nein program as they turn every which-way in a desperate attempt not to vote for Mitt Romney.

Also, Callista got to sell some books and putting a few bucks in his own coffers is the most fundamental of all Gingrich policies.