Gingrich full of praise for Romney in debate

Gingrich has mounted an unexpected and rapid climb to second place in the polls at the same time that Herman Cain has dropped to third place, according to a McClatchy-Marist poll released Friday.

If Mitt Romney maintains his grip on his front-runner status, Gingrich, because of his strong showing, could be in a good position to argue he would strengthen a Romney ticket as a vice-presidential pick.