It wasn't that long ago that some of the top conservative publications were in full-on Newt panic, but they're now a bit more mellow, just sitting back and enjoying the candidate make a fool of himself. Three months ago, National Review's editors wrote an un-endorsement that amounted to dear God, vote anyone but Gingrich. Matt Drudge unleashed tons of anti-Newt oppo research. Top conservative pundits decried his attacks on Romney's business career as "socialist" -- some demanded an apology. But things have changed. Gingrich has fallen from the top of polls -- twice. His southern strategy failed when he came lost Alabama and Mississippi this week. Now Newt is just putting on a good show.
Gingrich is committed to staying in the race until the convention, according to his advisers. He believes that there will be chaos within the party come August, and that — with a bit of luck, a clever floor strategy, and a powerful speech — he could build a winning coalition...
Gingrich frequently cites as his inspiration Ronald Reagan’s 1976 bid, when the Californian challenged President Gerald Ford. But unlike then, he believes, today Republicans will coalesce around an insurgent this summer. He does not expect them to back a moderate, especially one who lacks Ford’s incumbent advantage.
While I haven't bothered to check with my own 'sources close to the Gingrich campaign,' this suggestion had the distinct aroma of a substance one might find on the plains of Texas in the vicinity of a herd of longhorn cattle. Carl Cameron is too smart of a reporter to believe such a steaming pile of nonsense, and so my guess is that Carl was just sharing it with Fox News viewers in order to give them a glimpse of how truly desperate "sources close to the Gingrich campaign" have become.