Yes. The same Newt Gingrich, in an overcompensating search for a personal spiritual recovery plan, invoked the word "Catholic" several times to remind the listener that the Obama Administration had brutally choked Catholic Charities in an unyielding conflict over adoptions by same-sex couples.
Meantime, there was Rick Santorum playing Jesus and saying a lot of monstrous things that Jesus would never have said. In a effort to catch up with the pack, Santorum ran to the right of the New Testament.
Libertarian Ron Paul stuck fiercely to his freedom-and-liberty them, which made economical use of two words that always drew cheers.
We hadn't seen much of Jon Huntsman's output until he gave his post-election "victory" speech
that made his 17 pct. of the vote appear to be a landslide. I had never heard that many cliches in a single gushing monologue as he chose "greatest" to describe everything in America except, of course, President Obama.
But New Hampshire was actually a case of the Survival of the Mittest - Bibles, flags, patriots and all. Made no difference for Romney.
Also, shouldn't dismiss a requiem for Rick Perry. He got the one percent that we've been hearing so much about.