How does South Carolina play out?

What a day! What a day!

This has been a very busy day in Republican presidential politics. Rick Perry dropped out and endorsed Newt Gingrich, Newt’s second ex-wife has decided to go public with ABC News about their failed marriage, and all of this is happening while Newt Gingrich has surged to the front of the pack in the South Carolina primary coming up on Saturday. Coincidentally, Mitt Romney is getting grilled by ABC News (ABC must be gearing up to go after Obama at some point right?) for not releasing his tax returns and having offshore bank accounts in the Cayman Islands. And Rick Santorum may have won the Iowa Caucuses on a recount. I am curious to see how this all plays out in the SC primary vote this weekend.

8 Replies to “How does South Carolina play out?”

  1. Anonymous

    I am still hoping for Gingrich to pull out a win.

    I do not want Romney or Santorum. (though I like Romney)

    If Romney or Santorum are all that are left I’ll pull the lever for Paul over Romney.

  2. Spencer

    Yeah, this race went from sleeper status to must see-nail biter within 48 hours. Very interesting. However, I would like to announce plans to morph Romney and Gingrich into something that will gladly knock Obama’s smirk off in a debate while having broad appeal to independents.

  3. sdpride

    Yeah I’m sure Gingrich is going to win over the independents in a debate by whining about the liberal media. That’s all he does and it is disgusting to see Republicans fall for it. The man has absolutely no integrity. He is an egotistical arrogant scumbag.

    And if Romney has to release his tax returns,then the results of the ethics probe into Gingrich should be released. Those are more important I would think.

  4. troy jones

    I don’t know how it will turn out. Competing factors (Newt’s wife problems and Romney’s tax disclosure). Don’t know how it will play out.

    I wish Bachmann and Perry would have stayed in. I think they have something important to say regardless if it is a path to the White House. Sometimes it is just standing at the “bully pulpit.”

    But I hope Gingrich drops out. His criticism of free enterprise while he has become a millionare feeding at the trough should be anathema to Republicans. It is to me.

    Whether it be Herb Kohl or Ron Johnson (R & D Senators from Wisconsin who earned their wealth by their own sweat and tears, Romney who took a small inherited fortune and turned it into a huge fortune, or Rockefeller who inherited his money honestly, I applaud their wealth and don’t envy it in the least.

    And, I’d be tempted to say little about Gingrich’s wealth (which looks alot like Obama’s as a consequence to their public service) until he has the gall to criticize Romney who earned it by risking in the marketplace.

    For awhile Gingrich was my choice (I’ve vacillated throughout this race and have affection for Santorum). Now, I’d prefer Paul over Gingrich and don’t think this will change unless his message changes fast. Very fast.

    1. AVA

      After Huntsman dropped out and endorsed Romney and Perry dropped out and endorsed Newt I’d have liked to seeee Bachmann show up and endorse Santorum. I think it would have been huge and likely breathed some life back into the Santorum camp.

      Palin’s endorsement of Gingrich in SC is kind of weak. When she decides to get off of her money maker and help the candidate she chooses she’ll make a serious impact again. Right now she is sloughing it off.

      If Gingrich wins SC Rubio’s endorsement will be huge if he anti’s up.

  5. Tea Party Baby!!!!

    I think Romney is going down in flames and I love it! Take that insiders and elitests!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    As much as I love Thune I prefer to see my elected officials in the senate and house squirm. Noem has shown she follows the gutless leadership in the GOP. Time for someone who has the guts to make congress feel uncomfortable!!!!!!!!!!!!!