I think the reaction to Gingrich / Perry / Huntsman is so strong because they (for personal political gain) are undermining the one area that unifies all Republicans, Tea Party and many independents agree with Republicans, which is free markets.
Without this one unifying issue, how are conservatives ever going to achieve electoral victories and majorities?
Romney has held up his "work" in the privatee sector to be examined. People are actually looking and BOOM! Don't look! Nothing to see here!
What is happening to Gingrich reminds me of what was done to Joe the Plumber because HE asked the wrong question!
Romney is a vulture, and there is nothing to celebrate about what he did: nor is there any reason to vote for someone who did what he did.