The Invisible Primary, 2/8

Tracking the GOP race to 2012

Sarah Palin delivered the keynote address at the Tea Party Nation convention in Nashville over the weekend, delivering some campaign-style lines and aided by some crib notes on her hand; Kathryn Jean Lopez wonders if Rick Santorum could be the Tea Party candidate for president; Mike Pence endorsed Marco Rubio; Eric Cantor likes President Obama's idea for a health care summit but doubts Nancy Pelosi will go along with GOP ideas; and Tim Pawlenty spoke to the annual Emerging Issues Forum in Raleigh, NC.