On Fox & Friends this morning, a beaming and utterly delighted Newt Gingrich described the standing ovation for him at last night's debate.
FOX HOST ERIC BOLLING: You got a standing ovation. Were you surprised that people were that fired up?
GINGRICH: Yes. I stood there and I looked, and you could see it start at the very back, and row by row by row -- it was, frankly, we've done 15 debates. I've never seen anything like it.
Frank Luntz said last night that he thinks the last standing ovation was Ronald Reagan in 1980 in New Hampshire.
.... It was very impressive to be there and have that happen. I, frankly, was very pleased, but also more than surprised. I thought everybody was surprised by it.
"Row by row by row"! And look at how HAPPY he is.
And here's Newt's big moment last night.