South Carolina poll: Gingrich by six?

posted at 4:35 pm on January 19, 2012 by Allahpundit

Something to whet your appetite for tonight’s Thunderdome debate. Could Newtmentum really have shot him to a six-point lead after he trailed Romney by double digits just a few days ago? Note that PPP’s data comes from a one-day snapshot, which means a smaller-than-usual sample, which in turn means a larger-than-usual margin of error of five points. Newt’s may very well be leading right now, but … by six?

Even so, as I write this, InTrade gives him a 42.5 percent chance of winning on Saturday. After Perry’s endorsement, Palin’s quasi-endorsement, and Santorum’s fade, who wants to bet against him?

This is not a case of Romney imploding. His support has been pretty steady in the 28-30% range in our South Carolina polling so far. But Gingrich has risen from 23% to 34% over the last two weeks, benefiting from declining support for Santorum and also from undecided voters moving into his camp.

It’s clear that the debate Monday night did a lot to help Gingrich’s prospects in the state. 56% of voters say they watched it, and with those folks Gingrich’s lead over Romney is 43-27. Romney still has a 29-22 advantage on Gingrich with those who didn’t tune in.

Gingrich is starting to consolidate his support with some of the more conservative parts of the South Carolina electorate. He has a 50-18 advantage on Romney with Tea Party voters. He’s up 39-23 with those describing themselves as ‘very conservative.’ And he even has a 37-20 advantage with evangelicals.

Perry’s supporters actually divide fairly evenly among the rest of the field when you ask them who their second choice is. Maybe his endorsement today will change that, but even if it doesn’t, it’s useful to Newt as further evidence that he’s the anointed Not Romney in the field, not Santorum. If Santorum finishes a distant third or even fourth this weekend, the commentariat will be all over him next week to drop out and then maybe Florida will become interesting. I still think Romney wins there because he’s the only one with the money and organization to play hard, but what happens if Newt has another stellar debate tonight and shocks the world with a landslide on Saturday? Romney can handle finishing second in SC, but if he gets blown out the media will go nuts with stories about a resounding rejection from the southern base and his mystique of inevitability being shattered. For now, at least, Team Mitt is putting on a brave face:

“South Carolina is like Iowa — an opportunity that we never thought we would get,” [a Romney campaign] source said. “If you dust Newt up there so that Santorum stays alive, Newt gets no traction heading into Florida, where he has no structure, and then into a month, February, where there is no obvious good state. Points fell off Newt fast when voters were reminded of his entirety, not just his facility as a debate presence.”

The source said the Romney campaign’s goal in South Carolina remains the 34 percent John McCain won here in 2008, which the campaign estimates will be enough to win, so long as conservatives don’t consolidate around either Gingrich or Santorum. And the campaign is not worried about Santorum.

That was published yesterday afternoon. There’s been a fair amount of consolidation in the 27 hours since — 100 tea-party leaders from 25 states are reportedly set to endorse Newt today — and there may be more to come tonight depending upon how things go on CNN. Good to know that we finally have an a Not Romney. Too bad it’s a guy who was famously unpopular the last time he held major public office, who couldn’t pull it together enough to get on the ballot in his home state, who’s flirted with the individual mandate and cap-and-trade, and whose penchant for loose-cannon grand pronouncements is guaranteed to generates oodles of “unhelpful” news cycles if he’s the nominee. Come next week, your choice will be between him, Captain Flipflop, and Ron Paul. Worst field ever. Ever.


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Say it ain’t so, Joe!

timberline on January 19, 2012 at 4:36 PM

tonight’s Thunderdome debate

What TV station is carrying the debate? Anyone know?

timberline on January 19, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Let’s see, Mitt wins NH, Newt wins SC…so who is in the drivers seat now?
By the Mitt-wits reasoning, Mitt should drop out, it’s all over, that’s it, nothing more…

right2bright on January 19, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Worst field ever. Ever.

Not quite, AP.

In 2008 the choice was Obama or McCain.

BacaDog on January 19, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Worst field ever. Ever.

You can say that again. Still, I’ll vote for Newt before I vote for Romney.

Speakeasy on January 19, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Tonight will be EPIC!

Mdbills484 on January 19, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Boy, is Marianne going to be p***** about THIS.

HeatSeeker2011 on January 19, 2012 at 4:39 PM

BAIN will kill Romney come next November..

He will be the nominee but he will be bloodied when this is all said and done

liberal4life on January 19, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Admit it AP: at least with Palin, it would have been more fun.

…and we’ll just agree to disagree on whether it would have more, or less, disastrous.

davisbr on January 19, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Go Newt!

jsunrise on January 19, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Too bad it’s a guy who was famously unpopular the last time he held major public office,

Among Democrats…so unpopular that 9 of his 10 contracts became law…all of which was stated that none would pass, because the people didn’t want them…amazing how that works, isn’t it?

right2bright on January 19, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Yeah, it ain’t pretty, but 4 more years of Obama thuggery will be much, much uglier.

Fletch54 on January 19, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Anyone but Romney.

JellyToast on January 19, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Go Gingrich!

pseudonominus on January 19, 2012 at 4:41 PM

tonight’s Thunderdome debate

You mean Newt will be doing a Lincoln Douglas style debate with Marianne?

JPeterman on January 19, 2012 at 4:41 PM

After Perry’s endorsement, Palin’s quasi-endorsement, and Santorum’s fade, who wants to bet against him?

His wife.

haner on January 19, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Come next week, your choice will be between him, Captain Flipflop, and Ron Paul. Worst field ever. Ever.

Turd. Punchbowl. You are here.

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on January 19, 2012 at 4:41 PM

BacaDog on January 19, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Can’t get much worse than that. Nowhere to go but up.

NJ Red on January 19, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Has the fourth place finisher in Iowa and the 5th place finisher in NH ever gone on to win the nomination?

txmomof6 on January 19, 2012 at 4:41 PM

CNN @ 8:00 EST

Portia46 on January 19, 2012 at 4:41 PM

So, Romney, looks like you should have the money you made here in the U.S. not parked off shore ready to run with somewhere.

We do not trust you.

Newt we know, he is one of us normal people who get divorced, make mistakes, get forgiven, live life in the real world.

Dole, Bush one, Bush two, McCain, now Romney.

Not one vote of record in the RNC all this time on illegal immigration.

We know what the inside crowd of the Republican elites are about.

They make deals with the commie thug Democrats.

Done with that.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 19, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Newt = electoral disaster in November.

matthew8787 on January 19, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Come next week, your choice will be between him, Captain Flipflop, and Ron Paul. Worst field ever. Ever.

truly believe this is a huge negative reflection in the future on ryan, rubio, christie, jindal, and daniels. this country could not afford waiting for the right timing or age or not-obama or whatever pathetic excuses these guys came up with. if you are a politician, then you are supposed to run for office, whether you think it is ‘your time’ or not.

pathetic. and disgusting. screw it, i am writing in ‘Allahpundit’.

truecon on January 19, 2012 at 4:42 PM

What TV station is carrying the debate? Anyone know?

timberline on January 19, 2012 at 4:38 PM

http://www.2012presidentialelectionnews.com/2012/01/cnn-gop-debate-tonight-from-south-carolina-at-8pm-et/

jsunrise on January 19, 2012 at 4:42 PM

What TV station is carrying the debate? Anyone know?

timberline on January 19, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Clinton News Network

davek70 on January 19, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Even though I now have an unscheduled evening off(due to slow business the store was doing RIF for the day and my shift in my dept fell victim) I won’t be watching the debate.
Without Perry-what’s the point.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Jailbreak!

TO THE RAMPARTS!

Dack Thrombosis on January 19, 2012 at 4:43 PM

If Ricky drops out after SC can you imagine a 3 way debate with Mittens, Newt and Paul? Holy Hell, give Ron Paul that much air time and anything can and will happen!

Mdbills484 on January 19, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Newt is very comfortable in debate setting. If he kills it tonight, he wings SC. Romney then goes on to win FL and the rest of the states while he loses to Obama in the General.

liberal4life on January 19, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Santorum (whom I support) should go the Perry way if he doesn’t win SC. He has no chance of winning the blue states, and will act as a spoiler for the only other not-Romney. He proved himself to be a good campaigner at Iowa, but he just doesn’t have national stature big enough to be a true contender.

Masih ad-Dajjal on January 19, 2012 at 4:43 PM

The power of Palin!

promachus on January 19, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Shows you the impact of the ability to articulate conservatism with passion…1 or 2 lines in a debate!
RINO’s hardest hit!

winston on January 19, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Vote Cthulhu for President, why settle for the lesser of two evils?

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on January 19, 2012 at 4:43 PM

“Captain FlipFlop”! Haha!! Love it!

gravityman on January 19, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Worst field ever. Ever.

Anyone else see this?

Is there really a chance Daniels could reconsider and jump in?

Kataklysmic on January 19, 2012 at 4:43 PM

President “I am the (Bombastic) One” Obama vs. Newt “The Ego Has Landed” Gingrich?

C’mon, pass the popcorn, I’d watch that debate on pay-per-view.

That would more than make up for the general sinking feel I had when Mitch Daniels dropped out.

PrincetonAl on January 19, 2012 at 4:43 PM

I think it’s going to be close; a six point margin either way would be surprising.

whatcat on January 19, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Tonight will be EPIC!

Mdbills484 on January 19, 2012 at 4:39 PM

When I woke up this morning, I really didn’t have much interest in watching the thing tonight.

But now, I find myself curiously drawn to it. Fearing I’ll miss that big, flaming car crash on the final lap.

BacaDog on January 19, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Something to whet your appetite for tonight’s Thunderdome debate.

If only we could get Moochelle to make a cameo appearance as Aunty Entity.

Doughboy on January 19, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Oh, by six percent.

At first I thought it meant all six Rick “The Suspender” Perry voters in SC had switched to Newt.

Horace on January 19, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Not after today. The serial hypocrite is going down and none of the others corrupted republicans like Sarah Palin, Dumb Perry or Rush Limbaugh can help elect this douchebag.

Falz on January 19, 2012 at 4:44 PM

AP: Tweeted this to you the other day, but can we please stop it with the zoom shots of Gingrich? I think we can all agree that Newt is hard to look at up close. He looks like he simultaneously has too much skin and not enough.

sobincorporated on January 19, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Come next week, your choice will be between him, Captain Flipflop, and Ron Paul. Worst field ever. Ever.

Dole…Gore…Carter…so many others that were worse.
But we have strong candidates standing…Rick, Mitt, Newt…it’s a lot stronger than you give them credit because they are attacking each other, and negating each others’ strength, but when the dust settles, we will have a winner…yes, even Mitt might be able to pull this off with how Obama and the Keystone Cabinet is operating…even he couldn’t mess this up (I hope I don’t have to find out).

right2bright on January 19, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Too bad it’s a guy who was famously unpopular the last time he held major public office, who couldn’t pull it together enough to get on the ballot in his home state, who’s flirted with the individual mandate and cap-and-trade, and whose penchant for loose-cannon grand pronouncements is guaranteed to generates oodles of “unhelpful” news cycles if he’s the nominee.

Indeed. But he’ll tear Obama a new one during the debates, allegedly, so there is that.

changer1701 on January 19, 2012 at 4:44 PM

The power of Palin!

promachus on January 19, 2012 at 4:43 PM

I know I’m going to regret saying this…but I agree with you.
*siiigh*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Come next week, your choice will be between him, Captain Flipflop, and Ron Paul. Worst field ever. Ever.

Nothing was worse than the ’96 Primary. NOTHING.

Bob Dole?????
Lamar Alexander???
Pat Buchanan???
Bob Dornan???
Phil Gramm???
Alan Keyes???
Dick Lugar???
Arlen Specter???
Pete Wilson???
Steve Forbes???

That was the first election I got to vote in. And that is what I had to choose from. Sorry, Allah. But ’96 was 100 times worse.

portlandon on January 19, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Worst field ever. Ever.

It could be much worse – the not-Romneys could be McCain or Huckabee!!

besser tot als rot on January 19, 2012 at 4:45 PM

BAIN will kill Romney come next November..

He will be the nominee but he will be bloodied when this is all said and done

liberal4life on January 19, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Did u not bother to read the earlier HA post
here
…completely nullified.

hillsoftx on January 19, 2012 at 4:45 PM

PPP isn’t a reliable polling agency. It really just isn’t.

V7_Sport on January 19, 2012 at 4:45 PM

I like Newt but there is no way he can beat Obama. Romney is the only guy left on the stage that can do that.

Roymunson on January 19, 2012 at 4:46 PM

BAIN will kill Romney come next November..

He will be the nominee but he will be bloodied when this is all said and done

liberal4life on January 19, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Is this the same Bain that donates more to Democrats? The same Bain that Obama’s new budget chief came from?

Kataklysmic on January 19, 2012 at 4:46 PM

and paul is still 3rd with 15%. maybe this romney-newt rumble will make some voters fall to paul.

nathor on January 19, 2012 at 4:46 PM

I just heard an audio clip of Newt saying that the Progresive movement was good for America. He spends last week dumping all over Capitalism. His personal life makes John Edwards look like a saint. And this is the “conservative alternative” to Romney? I weep for my country.

royalblue on January 19, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Is there really a chance Daniels could reconsider and jump in?

Kataklysmic on January 19, 2012 at 4:43 PM

If the wife who left him for the guy in California and then left the guy in California to come back to him will let him, then he could.

Horace on January 19, 2012 at 4:46 PM

If I lived in SC I would vote for newt! It seems that lady I wanted to run said the same thing.
L

letget on January 19, 2012 at 4:46 PM

So our candidate likes open marriages, cheating, getting paid to say anything, changes positions radically, thinks Paul Ryan is a right wing social engineer, hates capitalism, shares a seat with Pelosi.

Yes, this is the republican conservative values choice. Ron Paul third party please…

rubberneck on January 19, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Good to know that we finally have an a Not Romney. Too bad it’s a guy who was famously unpopular the last time he held major public office, who couldn’t pull it together enough to get on the ballot in his home state, who’s flirted with the individual mandate and cap-and-trade, and whose penchant for loose-cannon grand pronouncements is guaranteed to generates oodles of “unhelpful” news cycles if he’s the nominee. Come next week, your choice will be between him, Captain Flipflop, and Ron Paul. Worst field ever. Ever.

Ha ha heh! Allahpundit, you are a poop disturber.

Vince on January 19, 2012 at 4:47 PM

ARG SC poll released today has Gingrich with 33% followed closely by Romney with 32%.

Flora Duh on January 19, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Newt we know, he is one of us normal people who get divorced, make mistakes, get forgiven, live life in the real world.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 19, 2012 at 4:41 PM

If this is the dominant conservative viewpoint, God help this country. I’m beginning to think I want no part with you guys’ conservative movement.

Because it’s just so much to expect us peasants to stay married, keep our vows, and work hard in school and our jobs.

haner on January 19, 2012 at 4:47 PM

If Ricky drops out after SC can you imagine a 3 way debate with Mittens, Newt and Paul? Holy Hell, give Ron Paul that much air time and anything can and will happen!

Mdbills484 on January 19, 2012 at 4:43 PM

The winner

BullShooterAsInElk on January 19, 2012 at 4:47 PM

RCP SC – Romney +1.2

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on January 19, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Hey Allah, even Romney’s pollster Rasumussen concedes that Palin’s quasi-endorsement has a lot do with Newt’s rise. Does it kill you to give her credit?

“The new findings come following Gingrich’s strong performance in a debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Monday night. Sarah Palin also signaled support for Gingrich which could have a significant impact in South Carolina. Two years ago, her endorsement of Nikki Haley transformed the race for governor. Ironically, now that Haley is governor, she has endorsed Romney while Palin is backing Gingrich for the moment.”

promachus on January 19, 2012 at 4:47 PM

When can I see those tax returns? Romney needs to produce his tax returns quick. Mr 1% has some serious credibility issues

liberal4life on January 19, 2012 at 4:47 PM

The serial hypocrite is going down

You mean Romney?

Dack Thrombosis on January 19, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Newt we know, he is one of us normal people who get divorced, make mistakes, get forgiven, live life in the real world.

APACHEWHOKNOWS

I would say cheating on not one, but two wives is actually abnormal. Kinda worried about whatever little world you live in that its normal.

Zaggs on January 19, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Anyone else see this?

Is there really a chance Daniels could reconsider and jump in?

Kataklysmic on January 19, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Only if his wife says it’s okay… :)

Seriously tho, the thought Daniels getting in excites me as much as Mitt already does now.

davek70 on January 19, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Newton Leroy Gingrich,
Make Palin proud! Make Reagan proud. Newt was Palin before Palin. He was the Enemy of the State. If Nixon could become president Newt could too. Basically I just want to see the RINOs and establishment that screwed over Palin and Conservatives defeated. Newt has a chance of beating Obama. Palin could beat Obama. The people crave leadership! Palin and Newt are leaders!

CoolChange80 on January 19, 2012 at 4:48 PM

So our candidate likes open marriages, cheating, getting paid to say anything, changes positions radically, thinks Paul Ryan is a right wing social engineer, hates capitalism, shares a seat with Pelosi.

Yes, this is the republican conservative values choice. Ron Paul third party please…

rubberneck on January 19, 2012 at 4:46 PM

The bold part of your comment explains your irrationalism.

Vince on January 19, 2012 at 4:48 PM

BAIN will kill Romney come next November..

He will be the nominee but he will be bloodied when this is all said and done

liberal4life on January 19, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Come the first week in November – your head will explode and you will be bleeding from every orifice in your body…and you will like it!

KOOLAID2 on January 19, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Another Newt Rising poll. While everyone seems to agree that Newt helped himself a good deal in the debate, no one credits any of his awful anti-capitalist Romney/Bain-bashing ads. Nope. Not a bit. Didn’t lay a finger on Romney, his percentage holds, same as always. Axelrod’s taking notes.

de rigueur on January 19, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Tonight’s CNN debate summed up:

adultery adultery adultery adultery

cayman islands cayman islands cayman islands

What CNN is determined that WONT be heard:

Keystone Pipeline

Gas prices

wildcat72 on January 19, 2012 at 4:49 PM

RCP SC – Romney +1.2

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on January 19, 2012 at 4:47 PM

This poll includes 4 day old numbers…

come again…

liberal4life on January 19, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Gingrich by sex?

Admit it, AP, you wanted to.

Christien on January 19, 2012 at 4:49 PM

If the wife who left him for the guy in California and then left the guy in California to come back to him will let him, then he could.

Horace on January 19, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Yeah, I know about his marital history. Based on how these candidates are treated in the press, I can’t exactly blame his wife for not wanting to subject their family to it. I was never a big Daniels guy but compared to this field, he looks pretty good.

Kataklysmic on January 19, 2012 at 4:49 PM

who couldn’t pull it together enough to get on the ballot in his home state,

Allah, you ought to take off your jammies and get out into the real world of politics once in a while.

Consultants are SCUM. It’s really easy to hire some jerk who just takes your money and fails to do what he’s supposed to be doing.

This is especially true with black politicians and Republicans. (It maybe that the left-wing ideologues do a better job because they care.) But the “consultants” are “all about the money”. Win or lose, they get paid. And it doesn’t matter, because a losing candidate won’t be around, and like ex-wives, who cares what they say.

CrazyGene on January 19, 2012 at 4:49 PM

annoyinglittletwerp

I agree. It’s like the Stooges with Shemp. One could try to believe it was the same as when Curly was around, but it wasn’t.

Actually, too bad about your guy. As a Palin-Cain-Bachmann survivor, I know what a downer it can be.

Horace on January 19, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Let’s concede we don’t have the best crop and make the most of it. For pure entertainment value and to expose the fraud that was perpetrated on us by the media for failing to vett their candidate, I say pass the Blue Moon and Orville Redenbacher, put the feet upon the Lazy Boy and watch Newt neuter Oblamer in the debates. There has to be some satisfaction for our frustration.

hillsoftx on January 19, 2012 at 4:50 PM

So who knew standing up to bullshlt would make a candidate so popular?

Many of us, in fact.

But they’re hard to find in the republican party. Last good one was Reagan.

fogw on January 19, 2012 at 4:50 PM

When I woke up this morning, I really didn’t have much interest in watching the thing tonight.

But now, I find myself curiously drawn to it. Fearing I’ll miss that big, flaming car crash on the final lap.

BacaDog on January 19, 2012 at 4:43 PM

I would LOVE to see Mittens attempt to out Newt, Newt. Mitt has survived these debates by staying above the fray and only counter-punching the hapless Perry. Mitt has to feel some need to attack Newt. Can’t wait!

Mdbills484 on January 19, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Just making the fall that more difficult. Its almost cruel. Poor Newt and his delusions of grandeur.

swamp_yankee on January 19, 2012 at 4:50 PM

No one believed me when I said the nominees would be a cluster-mess.

Thankfully, Bones, Grey’s Anatomy and Jersey Shore are on tonight.
Yes, I said Jersey Shore.

Midwestprincesse on January 19, 2012 at 4:51 PM

I like Newt but there is no way he can beat Obama. Romney is the only guy left on the stage that can do that.
Roymunson on January 19, 2012 at 4:46 PM

If either Romney or Obama win, America loses

besser tot als rot on January 19, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Kataklysmic

Either Bert or Ernie looks good compared to this field.

Horace on January 19, 2012 at 4:51 PM

All Mittbots report for duty ASAP. Code Red. Code Red.

ALERT ALERT ALERT

THIS IS NOT A DRILL

I repeat, all Mittbots report for duty ASAP. Code Red. Code Red.

ALERT ALERT ALERT

THIS IS NOT A DRILL

angryed on January 19, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Willard needs to understand that the Republican electorate does NOT want him. Make no mistake about it. He will win the nomination but he will not be President.

When will Willard release his tax returns?

liberal4life on January 19, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Worst field ever. Ever.

This is not even damning with faint damning.

Let’s see, don’t I remember a Democratic field that had Edwards, Kucinich, Carol Mosely Brawn, Kerry, Howard Dean etc.

KW64 on January 19, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Vote Cthulhu for President, why settle for the lesser of two evils?

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on January 19, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Grin….

CrazyGene on January 19, 2012 at 4:51 PM

In this debate: Watch Santorum. Who does he attack, and who attacks him. That is the key dynamic. Both Mitt and Newt would gain a decisive advantage with Santorum’s 10%. The SC vote is big, but Santorum will have to drop out soon and both sides are salivating over his endorsement.

Pay attention, if you can stand it, to the ravings of the senile doctor. His time has come and gone but if he leaves Mitt pointedly alone and attacks Newt and Santorum, you will know who he is really working for.

spiritof61 on January 19, 2012 at 4:51 PM

I am comfortable with Santorum and I am comfortable with Romney. But Newt is emotionally unstable. He is ethically challenged and he is a monumental hypocrite. This just can’t be happening.

I’ve always considered the Republican party to be the party of mainstream values. Until now, it’s always been the other party that has had the anything goes mentality. This just can’t be happening.

rogaineguy on January 19, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Newt supporters realize that South Carolina is not a swing state, right? A guy who flops in crucial swing states like IA and NH is a non-starter.

Supporting Newt is like begging for your ObamaCare.

swamp_yankee on January 19, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Anyone know if this will be on the radio? I’ll be out of TV and internet range tonight but still would like to hear it.

angryed on January 19, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Horace on January 19, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Perry’s biggest problem was Perry.
If it was meant to happen-it would’ve.
*shrugs*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Allahpundit. Incessantly negative.

Always.

nicktjacob on January 19, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Anyone know if this will be on the radio? I’ll be out of TV and internet range tonight but still would like to hear it.

angryed on January 19, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Sirius/XM?

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on January 19, 2012 at 4:53 PM

So our candidate likes open marriages, cheating, getting paid to say anything, changes positions radically, thinks Paul Ryan is a right wing social engineer, hates capitalism, shares a seat with Pelosi.

Yes, this is the republican conservative values choice. Ron Paul third party please…

rubberneck on January 19, 2012 at 4:46 PM

The bold part of your comment explains your irrationalism.

Vince on January 19, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Really, cause if you ever think I am voting for a scum sucking pig like Newt Gingrich, then your nuts.

The bold part of your comment explains my honesty.

rubberneck on January 19, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Newt supporters realize that South Carolina is not a swing state, right? A guy who flops in crucial swing states like IA and NH is a non-starter.

Supporting Newt is like begging for your ObamaCare.

swamp_yankee on January 19, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Do the Mittbot Spin Shuffle.

Spin to the left, Spin to the right. Now twirl around.

That’s the Mittbot Spin Shuffle.

Everyone together…spin to the left, spin to the right….

angryed on January 19, 2012 at 4:54 PM

It’s going to come down to the PeeDee region in South Carolina. This is the northeatern section (not to include Myrtle Beach/Horry County). That region is very blue-collar, old-time democrats (Reagan democrats). My feeling is that they will gravitate more towards Gingrich than Romney.

SouthernGent on January 19, 2012 at 4:54 PM

promachus on January 19, 2012 at 4:47 PM,
Are you on twitter and are you at C4P or Palin4America. If you are on twitter follow me @CoolChange80 .

Spot on. Palin pretty much said Conservatives of SC unite behind Newt to keep this going. The establishment betrayed her and left her to die. It amazes me that anyone would fight for the republican establishment and its candidates like Romney and anyone with the last name Bush. I will fight for Sarah Palin all the way. She is worth it.

CoolChange80 on January 19, 2012 at 4:54 PM

I know I’m going to regret saying this…but I agree with you.
*siiigh*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2012 at 4:44 PM

I KNEW that you would come over to the dark side.

Muahahahahaha

In all truth, I thought Perry gave his best speech today though. Too bad, that wasn’t who he was from the start. At least, in theory.

Midwestprincesse on January 19, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Newt we know, he is one of us normal people who get divorced, make mistakes, get forgiven, live life in the real world.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 19, 2012 at 4:41 PM

If this is the dominant conservative viewpoint, God help this country. I’m beginning to think I want no part with you guys’ conservative movement.

Because it’s just so much to expect us peasants to stay married, keep our vows, and work hard in school and our jobs.

Someone who stays married for 40 years must not be a “normal person.”

Someone who busts his ass getting A’s to go to medical school and working night shifts for residency must not be a “normal person.”

How are you conservatives any different than the affirmative action, victimhood and identity politics of the Democrats? You’re exactly the same. You just hide behind your religion and your forgiving God.

haner on January 19, 2012 at 4:54 PM

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