Posted Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at 3:45 PM
WINTER PARK, Fla. -- Before heading to a Newt Gingrich rally back in Orlando, I stopped briefly by Liberty Counsel's forum, where the Tea Party Express had arrived for one rally on a hastily-planned tour.
I counted around 60 people, not counting the press, for an outdoor event on a 80 degree Saturday. The crowd was heavy with Rick Santorum supporters. Ted St. Pierre, a Santorum volunteer and Tea Partier from Flager County, predicted that Gingrich would soon collapse and "Rick will do extremely well when the race gets to the Bible belt." Lloyd Marcus, the Tea Party's balladeer, sang a new version of his "Theme from New York, New York," with lyrics about life after an Obama defeat and a line about "no ACORN thugs breaking my knees."