Posted Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at 8:11 AM
In a very short time I'll board a plane to Columbia, South Carolina and start covering the close of the First in the South primary. (The hashtag will be FITS, which has an elegance and double meaning that the New Hampshire hashtag "FITN" dearly lacked.) The usual warning of lower-frequency, higher-quality blog posts and pieces applies.
John Dickerson asks why Jon Huntsman so quickly converted to the gospel of Mitt Romney.
Corey Hutchins attends the Tea Party convention that coincided with last night's debate; it really seemed to get less attention than such a thing would have in 2010.
Charles Blow makes the "all whistles are dog whistles" argument on Newt and race; I really don't buy it.