Thursday, January 19, 2012

Gingrich Suddenly Leading in South Carolina; Romney Has Very Bad Day on Campaign Trail

Five South Carolina polls were released today.  Unbelievably former Speaker Newt Gingrich leads in three of them.  Before today, Mitt Romney had led in 10 straight South Carolina polls, including the last four by double digits.
Former Speaker Newt Gingrich.

The issue over Romney's 15% tax rate and his saying $374,327 plus to give 9 speeches was "not very much" income seems to be hurting Romney even within Republican ranks.

Meanwhile the news out of Iowa is that former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, and not Romney, actually won, the Iowa caucus. 

It was all in all a very bad day for Mitt Romney.  The only saving grace was the airing of the interview with the second wife of Gingrich's where she suggested he wanted an "open marriage" if the relationship was to continue.  I doubt that will have much of an impact, given people tend to discount anything an ex-spouse says.  I could be wrong though.  After all, I did not foresee this enormous comeback by Gingrich in South Carolina.


Jon E. Easter said...

He's a modern day Rasputin!

M Theory said...

As I watched Marianne's interview last night, I felt she was telling the truth. She didn't seem that bitter to me, but more like she wanted to make sure America knows what it is getting with Newt.

I couldn't help but wonder if he would treat his family so horribly, while crusading against Clinton for the same offense, he is a bigger creep than I originally believed him to be.

I don't want a president with major character flaws who acts like a sociopath.

Newt is in this as a powertrip. This is about Newt's ego and nothing else. The man does not care for the American people anymore than he cared for his own family.

Paul K. Ogden said...

HFFT, Let's not believe everything an ex-spouse says. I've learned that enough from handling divorce cases.

If it comes down to Romney or Gingrich, the only choice is Gingrich with all his flaws.

Downtown Indy said...

I haven't seen any info about this interview -- was it paid or unpaid?