Sunday, January 22, 2012

Don't Call it a Comeback, I Been Here for Years!

Ladies and gentlemen, we officially have ourselves a race!  What seemed like a foregone conclusion for Mitt Romney only a few days ago has now turned into an open 3-man contest with Rick Santorum winning Iowa, Romney winning New Hampshire and now Gingrich winning South Carolina.  And not only did Gingrich win South Carolina, but he won it walking away; he beat Romney by 13 points (over 75,000 votes).

Results for South Carolina Republican Primary (U.S. Presidential Primary)
Jan 21, 2012 (100% of precincts reporting)
1. Newt Gingrich243,15340.4%
2. Mitt Romney167,27927.8%
3. Rick Santorum102,05517%
4. Ron Paul77,99313%
5. Rick Perry2,4940.4%

What does it mean that Gingrich won by double digits?
Does this give Gingrich the momentum to carry Florida?
Did the debates give Gingrich his boost?
Is this a testament to the "Southern Strategy?"
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