Wow. One of the few meaningful endorsements left. “Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush plans to endorse former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney before the Jan. 31 Florida primary, a Florida GOP source close to Bush told BuzzFeed Thursday.”

Wow. Stephen Moore at the Wall Street Journal takes a meat ax to New Gingrich. “Mr. Gingrich probably can’t win the race for the nomination. The only question is whether he will lose with any dignity. With Mr. Gingrich, you never know whether common sense will prevail. That may explain why a campaign that looked so promising one month ago has crash landed.”

Wow. It’s almost like they believed their own hype. “The Obama campaign raised roughly a quarter-billion [dollars] in 2011, but Democrats worry that over-hyped expectations of a billion-dollar haul are dissuading donors from giving enough to fight Mitt Romney and an army of GOP super PACS. Barack Obama’s brain trust, party officials and fundraisers now concede the myth of Obama’s ‘billion-dollar’ money bomb — pumped by some Democrats last year as a base-rousing tactic — might be the culprit behind recent fundraising totals that are good but not quite as good as hoped.”

Wow. Al Gore without the principles. “Newt Gingrich is becoming the Al Gore of the Republican Party — but with one large difference. By accepting the role of vindictive prophet, Gore appeals to a subset of the progressive coalition — the sort of people who find Keith Olbermann fair and balanced. (Gore, in fact, employs him.) Whatever Gore’s flaws, he is the leader of a cause. It is currently difficult to discern any cause in the Gingrich campaign apart from Gingrich himself. He is the party of one — one world-historic leader, supported primarily by one billionaire. This is not a movement; it is the prosecution of a feud. Like Samson, Gingrich is willing to pull down the temple around him. But, in this case, it is not the Philistines who suffer. It is Republicans in the rubble.”

Wow. Look who the Romney super PAC thinks is going to survive South Carolina. “Looks like the pro-Mitt Romney group Restore Our Future isn’t just taking aim at Newt Gingrich in Florida TV ads. It’s also attacking Rick Santorum on the Florida airwaves.”

Wow. No wonder Texas Gov. Rick Perry has stopped talking about ”vulture capitalism.” The Hill: “A top fundraiser for Rick Perry is jumping ship and endorsing Mitt Romney. Barry Wynn, an investment fund executive and top Republican donor for the Texas governor, plans to endorse Mitt Romney. Wynn told The Associated Press that recent attacks by Perry on Romney’s tenure as head of private-equity firm Bain Capital had soured him on Perry’s candidacy.”

Wow. It’s almost like the anti-Bain film backfired. “This is not a paean to Mitt, whom I like but about whom I have concerns — especially in an election in which Obamacare is so central to our case. But I’ve given a very hard time to people around here when I thought they were being unfair to Newt and Rick Perry. I don’t think I was wrong to do that, because I still think it was unfair. But I have to confess to feeling pretty embarrassed right now. This film is shameful, and to recommend it or draw arguments out of it is shameful.”

Wow. That’s a lot of conservatives mad at Gingrich. “But if you need evidence that the attacks on Romney’s record at Bain have backfired, and may be doing more to unite conservatives behind Romney more than anything Romney himself could have done, consider this partial list of those who are defending him — and chastising Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry for their ‘vulture capitalist’ attacks: Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Jim DeMint, Karl Rove, Mike Huckabee, Rudy Giuliani, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Club for Growth. and Wall Street Journal editorial page. That’s quite the conservative Murderers’ Row, to borrow a baseball term, that’s lining up in an aggressive defense of capitalism, coming in the context of the attacks on Romney’s business record.”