A few days ago, I speculated that with only Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum agreeing to attend the Donald Trump moderated Newsmax GOP debate, the debate might not proceed.
Well, today The Donald announced he was withdrawing as debate moderator.
For its part, Newsmax has not given any indication if they are planning to find a substitute to moderate the debate which is scheduled to take place on December 27th in Des Moines.
If Newsmax does find another moderator I wonder how many of the other GOP candidates who previously declined to participate with Trump will agree to the debate.
If the debate does not go as planned, Rick Santorum stands the most to lose. If he had held his own against both Newt and Trump, he might have benefitted from a last minute surge of support a week before the Iowa Caucus.