He makes a good case for Newt:
For the reasons set forth below, I believe that the primaries will come down to Mitt Romney versus Newt Gingrich. As such, the choice is not between Newt Gingrich and some hypothetical more perfect conservative candidate, as Newt’s most vocal critics would have us believe.
I’m supporting Newt Gingrich as the most conservative Republican who is electable and most qualified for the position of President.
Read the whole thing for his reasons.
I'm leaning that way myself.
And, as predicted, the liberal left wing media (and even some conservatives) are coming after Newt because he's now leading in the polls. Number One, I'd say, is that conservatives need to quit eating their own. Enough. It's time to come together behind a candidate and as far as I'm concerned, foibles and all, Newt might be it. I'm not completely on board yet, but I'm leaning. Failing a shocking surge by Perry, Newt might be it.
I still have a hankering for Perry.
I'll save time and just say that I support all of Jacobson's reasons. He's spot on.
Newt isn't a perfect candidate by far, but he's the best we've got. Obama would wither Perry in a debate unless Perry gains some magical skills real fast. I know one thing: Romney isn't it and the proof is evident in the way everyone rushes to the "Not Romney" candidate of the week.
Via the good Professor, Ed Morrissey and Don Surber are on board.
It's a start.
Added: Pundette isn't convinced by Professor Jacobson.