Even Berlusconi has finally departed. Mind you, I don't think this is for good. I simply cannot believe that someone like that can be kept down for very long. And on the other side of the Pond we have the comeback kid, Newt Gingrich, once again being talked of seriously as a contender. Undoubtedly, the Obama machine will go into overdrive on Gingrich's private life, telling lies if necessary, but when it comes to real debates, there is no beating Newt. Suddenly the presidential election is beginning to look even more interesting.