9:02 PM: A smiling Newt. Did everyone see that “I Got Nuthin’ to Lose, MoFo!” thought bubble over Newt’s head?
9:05 PM: While this debate is going on, there was some big news today in the weeds of the campaign financing game. Sheldon Adelson, an ultra-hawk casino mogul who has virtually limitless money, has given $5 million to a Newt-backing Super PAC for carpet-bombing in South Carolina.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.