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How Gingrich Won in SC

© August J Pollak

I had an interesting conversation the other day with someone who is fairly conservative. We were both trying to figure out how Republicans in South Carolina could have voted for Newt Gingrich, someone who is a serial philanderer, lobbyist, Washington insider, ethically challenged, and can’t even run a presidential campaign without pissing off his own campaign staff. Plus he seems to not have any actual ideas or plans he is promoting. And he seems to be unable to stop lying about things that are public record, like his $300,000 fine for ethics violations.

Regardless, the Obama campaign must be enjoying watching the Republican candidates trash and burn each other.

UPDATE: The Republican establishment has entered total panic mode over Gingrich’s win.



  1. ebdoug wrote:

    As I thought, not a person “of color” in this cartoon. I would guess that none voted or cared.

    Monday, January 23, 2012 at 11:42 am | Permalink
  2. TENTHIRTYTWO wrote:

    I would imagine it is due (or at least partially due) to the Mormon factor, which is probably going to play very heavily against Mittens in Southern Baptist America.

    I still think there is no way Newt manages to carry the race long term.

    Monday, January 23, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Permalink
  3. Pam V wrote:

    This has got some great Gingrich quotes

    Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Permalink