Ol' Newt has 'em seceding from Romney

No doubt about it, Newt Gingrich kicked some serious butt in South Carolina.

Call it the Saturday Night Massacre. The most fireworks in South Carolina since Fort Sumter.

And don’t think that he’s just big with that state’s bring-back-the-confederacy rednecks.

For some strange reason that scientists and philosophers have yet to discover, the winner of the Republican South Carolina primary always has become the nominee — Reagan in 1980 through John McCain in 2008.

Somebody must have shown the history books to Mitt Romney today, who caved and said he will publish his tax returns Tuesday.

It seems as if a funny thing is happening to Romney’s coronation plans.