Newt Gingrich is in the spotlight tonight as the current frontrunner and as such is given the first chance to defend his own conservativism and explain how he can beat Barack Obama. The former speaker starts out by wishing everyone in the audience a merry Christmas—explicitly—and reminding viewers that Reagan, too, was slated to lose in a debate against Carter. He says he can bring a very large change to the Republican Party and can beat Obama in a debate. Ron Paul reminds everyone he’s a conservative, too. Meanwhile, Rick Perry says he’s like Tim Tebow—and the Internet goes wild.