Just a couple of quick takes in the wake of the South Carolina Republican primary:
1) Mitt Romeny looked dead tired during his "2nd place speech" last night. He had heavy, really dark circles under his eyes.
2) Not a news flash, but even in victory, Newt Gingrich is an asshole. Rather than an uplifting musical message such as "God Bless the USA" or "Don't Stop Believing," at his victory party last night they were playing Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust."
3) Ron Paul wrapped up an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer last night by saying: "Thank you for having me, Mitt."
4) Rick Santorum virtually predicted he's going to get crushed in the next primary (in Florida), noting that there are some "more neutral" states further along on the calendar.
The circus now moves on to voting in Florida on January 31.