Remember: it’s Newt Gingrich/Mitt Romney vs. Obama, says Victor Davis Hanson. “Half the Republican electorate is relieved, or even delighted, about Gingrich. They are sure that almost any Republican could beat an imploding Barack Obama, who gets weirder with each rant about the rich. Why then not nominate a brilliant, imaginative, and exciting live-wire chatterbox like Gingrich?” (National Review)

Has Mitt Romney lost his mind? “What possessed the Romney campaign to turn to John Sununu as their lead surrogate in going after Newt Gingrich? Hearing Sununu attack Gingrich is like nails on a chalkboard for the right — and can only push conservative voters further into the Gingrich camp. A word to the wise for the Romney campaign: Get John Sununu off the airwaves,” writes Marc Thiessen. (Washington Post)

Room for Debate asks: Have Evangelicals lost their sway? (New York Times)

Mark Thompson on Michele Flournoy’s departure from the Pentagon. (Time)

Maybe the government has gotten so big that we can’t live without it. (National Review)

PBS’ Margaret Warner discusses Russia’s changing political landscape with Matthew Murray of The Center for Business Ethics and Corporate Governance and the Brookings Institution’s Fiona Hill.