Happy New Year! And what a way to start it. Iowa Republicans let it be known that they like Mitt Romney eight people more than Rick Santorum. Newt Gingrich let it be known (and continues to let it be known) that he doesn’t like Romney or the electronic beat-down he suffered at the hands of Romney’s Super PAC friends. John McCain returned to New Hampshire to let it be known that he really does like Romney, even though the event had all the warmth of a meeting between two estranged spouses. And Herman Cain reemerged to let it be known that he will try once again to get people to buy his “9-9-9” snake oil.

I wish Cain luck with that, as I wish you luck with the first p-Op quiz of 2012. No matter your score, you’ll be more successful than the Pizza Man.