that never rings, and the e-mail account that never pings, from politicians seeking my highly influential support.

Via AP, Romney, Perry try to recruit Christie, Palin fans:

Rivals Rick Perry and Mitt Romney are furiously scurrying to recruit heartbroken holdouts who had hoped GOP celebrities Chris Christie or Sarah Palin would join the Republican presidential contest.

With a slew of donors and activists now up for grabs, the leading two Republican candidates redoubled their efforts — and made personal appeals — this week to win over unaligned high-dollar and high-power GOP players in what’s become largely a two-man nomination fight.

What is it going to take? Herm? Newt? Someone?