Schieffer: Newt is Mandrake the Magician

Bob Schieffer is stunned by Newt's debate performance Thursday night, in which the former Speaker turned an attack from his ex-wife into what looks to be a surging campaign in South Carolina.

... and it comes out somehow that it is a plot of the liberal media to protect Barack Obama? That crowd didn't just give him a standing ovation, they jumped up and cheered.

This is not just the work of a master debater... this is something that Mandrake the Magician would have been proud of.

Shieffer's wonder over the powers of Newt was expressed on Friday night's CBS Evening News.