OWEN BRENNAN: The Improbable Tea Party Candidate: Gingrich gets a Tea Party boost, but can it last? “Months later, the Romney campaign still hasn’t learned the lesson. ‘Mitt Romney will not give us the time of day,’ explains Billie Tucker, co-founder of First Coast Tea Party in Florida.” That’s not smart.

Plus, from Stephen Kruiser: “I think most people in the Tea Party movement can embrace Newt solely because he’s not Mitt.”