So, let me get this straight. South Carolina, a hotbed of Republican conservatism, is about to nominate a serial adulterer Freddie Mac lobbyist for president?

The American Research Group poll, conducted Thursday and Friday, shows Gingrich leading Romney by a 40%-26% margin. ARG's last poll, released Thursday, showed a virtual tie with Gingrich at 33% and Romney at 32%.

Wow. I guess Romney really did get his ass kicked in that last debate.

I'd be a little more excited about the prospect of a Gingrich victory today if I actually thought he had a chance of winning the nomination. But I don't. Gingrich is an asshole. Besides, unless there's some big Super PAC money dumped into this race on Gingrich's behalf—maybe nine figures—I just don't see how Gingrich has the money or the organization to compete once these primaries start coming fast and furious.

So personally, I'd rather just get the Republican nomination process over with, so that Romney stops getting all this free media.