Michael Steele calls the idea of another Republican entering the race “outright stupid”, as there are only 13 states’ ballots that remain open.

Things aren’t going so well for Newt Gingrich as his relationship to and his opinion of Ronald Reagan who he has undeniably hitched his entire campaign to has come increasingly under fire. Additionally, Gingrich admitted to making up part of his defense on the allegations presented by his second ex-wife. It turns out, only Gingrich’s daughters were offered to ABC as character witnesses.

It’s probably no coincidence that Gingrich’s poll numbers are declining in Florida while Mitt Romney’s are improving. Romney is ahead in the two three most recent Florida polls, including moving from eight points behind Gingrich to eight points ahead in the last two Insider Advantage polls. This movement is consistent with what has been seen over the past couple of weeks where the perceived debate winner gains a bump in the polls. The final debate opportunity will be tonight at 8:00 pm EST, and of course, we will have an open thread available.