On MSNBC, the Southern Baptist Convention's Richard Land gives the timetable for social conservatives' potential formation behind an anti-Romney candidate.
"One of the big things will be: what happens in South Carolina?
If South Carolina voters give a strong preference to Newt, or a strong preference to Rick, or a strong preference to Perry, that will have a tremendous impact on whether or not social conservatives will be able to rally behind one candidate.
If they continue to be, sort of, evenly-spaced or if Newt and Rick have about the same number of votes, I don't think it's going to be possible to unite behind a candidate.
Wait -- I thought the whole purpose of the movement was to break the deadlock among the anti-Romney candidates and to coalescence around a single guy.
But Land implies that they'll wait until after voters have done that in South Carolina, and not at all unless SC delivers a clear verdict.
Doesn't make a lot of sense, because if you're going to stop Romney, it's got to be now and in South Carolina.