Still here. Sorry for the light coverage. I’ve been at CPAC since Wednesday. This afternoon, Newt Gingrich takes the stage.
There is a very strong sense here that Newt will run, but probably wait to announce until Brownback, Romney, and Huckabee have killed each other in the quest to be the anti-Rudy. McCain is a non-starter.
Usually at CPAC, Saturday is the dead day. There is a slow bleed of students and others out the door. It’s happened to some degree here. Things are slow today. But lots and lots of people are hanging around, waiting for Gingrich to speak at 4:45 this afternoon. There is a strong demand for his voice on the ’08 stage. Ironically, a lot of people want Gingrich to run, but they also don’t think he will win or really even should win — they just want him to pull everyone else to the right.