Newt Gingrich is hosting a "town hall" meeting with the Staten Island Tea Party this afternoon, but one man won't be attending: former Staten Island Borough President and Congressman Guy Molinari. "God help us if Newt Gingrich is elected president. I won't vote for him. I love my country too much," Molinari told the Post. Doesn't the election of Newt Gingrich as President of the United States finally settle the issue of whether or not there is a higher power?

Granted, Molinari leads New Yorkers for Romney (who is currently trailing Gingrich by double-digits in polls of GOP voters) but Molinari's grudge against the former Speaker of the House is personal. Gingrich apparently broke a promise and blocked Molinari from a committee assignment. "It happened to so many others. How do you trust a guy like that?" Molinari asked. "What kind of trust would he get from other parts of the world?" Hasn't Molinari heard of Tiffany's Diplomacy?

Apparent to everyone except Newt Gingrich, Gingrich's triumph over Romney would immensely help President Obama. Public Policy Polling has the incumbent beating the man who gets paid $1.6 million for his "historical" perspective and had a knack for having women's heads in his lap in the 1980s 50% to 44% in the crucial state of Florida. "If the Newt surge persists over the next few months the biggest winner is going to be Barack Obama," PPP said in their summary.

Another factor affecting Romney is how hurt Rick Perry's feelings are: the all-but-irrelevant candidate still has a sizable war chest, and may use it to run ads before the Iowa caucus to destroy him. "Will we see a Rick Perry suicide mission after the Newt surge?" one Obama operative asks Politico. If the ads are as fantastic as Ron Paul's, we sure hope so.