Gingrich Wins!!!

Gingrich has won the South Carolina primary with 38% of the vote as expected by most of the polls. The momentum of who is the front runner is unclear at this point but from statements that Gingrich has made on his website, “Help me deliver the knockout punch in Florida.” I really don’t think the win tonight or anything less than a landslide victory in Florida is going to give Gingrich a clear path to the nomination. Gingrich and Romney seem to be on even ground at this point because both have gotten endorsements from other candidates who have dropped out and can hold up a big win in an important state primary.

Romney is however now in a fight and can no longer act as the front runner and really needs to start attacking and not defending and then counter attacking. The points Romney needs to continue to hits are Gingrich’s past with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and he has every right to take the gloves off because of the recent web video about Romney’s involvement in Bain Capital. Also I don’t know if Romney should continue with the actions on Gingrich’s personal life because voters already know about it and sadly they don’t seem to care about those issues.

Santorum needs to insure that his voice can still be heard and that this race slowly doesn’t become a question between Romney and Gingrich. I like his statement that Gingrich’s history is too hot and Romney is just a little cool, just a little timid.” Santorum has a long road ahead of him and I believe that if he continues to give good debate performances and stays with his message he could turn his campaign around. But Santorum is in the weakest position because Ron Paul will not drop out of the race because he just wants to get his message out and Santorum wants to win.

Florida will be January 31 so the candidates have the time to make something happen or make a misstep that could change the race.



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  • Ian Fong  On January 22, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Gingrich’s win just seems to carry on with the fact that we cannot assign the nomination to Romney yet. Now that the winner of the Iowa caucus was really Santorum instead of Romney, the nomination is still up for grabs. This also proves how important rhetoric is to the campaign. If Gingrich keeps up with his current rhetoric and momentum, he is a viable candidate just as much as Romney. It can also go the other way.

  • jmerhit  On January 22, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    The fact that Newt got all of the deligates makes this is a huge win for Ginrich and a big blow to the other canidates.

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