Elephants In The Room - January 27, 2012

January 27, 2012 1:35 pm ET — Media Matters Action Network

A daily look at the Republican presidential primary campaign.

Mitt Romney and his wife Ann baptized her atheist father as a Mormon over a year after he died.

Rick Santorum calls glitter bombers "the radical left," showing "how intolerant they really are."

Newt Gingrich's proposal for an American moon colony could violate the Outer Space Treaty of 1967.

According an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, Gingrich is leading Romney nationally by nine points...

...and Romney is leading Gingrich by nine points in Florida, according to the latest Quinnipiac poll.

Gingrich's campaign accuses Romney's team of packing last night's debate hall with supporters.

Romney has worn a blue tie in 17 of 18 debates.

New York magazine sums up last night's GOP presidential debate in Jacksonville: