And the funniest part is that if he had done what they say, it really would have helped him. So desperate are conservatives for leadership that Fred standing up to a woman who looks like the Platonic form of a librarian now qualifies as some semi-significant taking of a stand. If he had let those two birds of his fly the coop, who knows? We might be calling him Reaganesque this morning.

Maybe that’s the way Huck wins us back. At the next debate he should turn to Blitzer, raise all the fingers on his hand except the thumb and pinky, and tell him to “Read between the lines, Wolf.” 60%, overnight.