Gingrich Wins South Carolina Primary

Newt Gingrich has stormed to an upset victory over Mitt Romney in the South Carolina GOP primary with a pair of strong debate performances that most voters said was important to their choice.

Within minutes, the former speaker of the House was looking ahead to the next contest Jan. 31.

"Thank you South Carolina!," he tweeted. "Help me deliver the knockout punch in Florida."

In exit polls, most voters said they made up their minds in the last few days of the campaign. Two-thirds said the debates were an important factor in their vote.

Gingrich led among the state's conservatives, tea party supporters and born-again Christians. Romney held a small advantage among moderate and liberal voters, and those who are not born-again Christians.

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  • by Anonymous on Jan 28, 2012 at 04:18 PM
    When you vote for a man with his character and morals it reflects a lot on yourself. S.C. sure is a beautiful state, but apparently, it has a lot of dumb people living there.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 24, 2012 at 04:48 PM
    Newtie is fine as long as he is preaching to the Goober hoards....­If he gets the nomination and has to present himself to sane people he is toast...­. If I could have dreamed up a candidate for the ReClowns to run against Obama it's Newtie....­...Thanks Goobers...­.
  • by Myone Location: winterville on Jan 24, 2012 at 07:02 AM
    I agree! As a matter of fact if a re-count and scrutiny of ALL VOTES in 2008 were done Obama would not be president today!!!
  • by Raymond Location: NC on Jan 23, 2012 at 09:28 PM
    What happened ? The day G W Bush left office in 1 - 2009. The gas price at the pump was only a dollar -- $ 1.61 a gallon. Goggle us gas charts price for the facts. Thanks Hussein for the gas price increase. It inflation on your dollar hurts Blacks also.
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      by Obama Snake Oil co on Jan 24, 2012 at 06:29 AM in reply to Raymond
      And with this piece of news it makes you wonder what is on Obimbos agenda. Remember we gave millions to Brazil for oil exploration? Well, they found it big. Only problem, they are going to sell it to the Chinese, just like the Canadians will be doing after we killed the gettin this?
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        by and... on Jan 27, 2012 at 04:17 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        your a sheep with a tinfoil hat waiting to be told who to vote for , nobody listens to you because your GoP tinfoil hat is wrapped too tight. Your hereo geore Dubya is still waiting for his GoP big top klown show invitation
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          by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2012 at 07:58 PM in reply to and...
          GOP tinfoil hat... is this the only "come back" you can muster ? You're about as incompetent as obama. Read my lips, "obama IS A FAILURE". It's very simple. ABO... Anyone But Obama ! Newt, Romney, Santorum. Doesn't matter which one gets to run. obama is ruining our country. We need another Reagan to lower taxes for ALL ! Cut spending.
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        by Anonymous on Jan 28, 2012 at 08:09 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        The chances of dough boys getting to be 1st lady is zero , too bad the GoP doesnt have a reset button as the rich boys are not in touch with the American people , put that in your tinfoil hat and smoke it.
  • by Marcus Location: Bath on Jan 23, 2012 at 07:01 PM
    I don't see no white car drivers anymore with those ' I Voted For Obama ' Fact I don't see any drivers with the Obama car bumper sticker anymore.? Maybe Lavon has one still on his bathroom mirror hidden away from the public?
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      by Anonymous on Jan 24, 2012 at 04:45 PM in reply to Marcus
      We all bought new cars .....Duhhhhhh.
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        by Frank Sinatra on Jan 25, 2012 at 12:57 AM in reply to
        I dont like Obama...but....thats one good come back. Thats funny I dont care who you are.
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Jan 23, 2012 at 05:53 PM
    Newt has turned the Republican party into the party of the "angry white man". He's clearly pandering to race baiting politics. This will ultimately be his downfall. It's been proven over and over again. You cannot attack blacks and win.
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      by ENC on Jan 23, 2012 at 08:27 PM in reply to Lavon
      He has not bashed blacks. Whether you are white or black if something has offended you may the shoe fit. I have watch all the debates and he has handled his self very well. I have not seen him over react any. Just listen to the new, they will say the same thing. I am very surprice with him.
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        by Anonymous on Jan 24, 2012 at 04:47 PM in reply to ENC
        You must have been watching the Fox news version, He has stereotyped Blacks and his backwoods audience have been eating it up.
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          by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2012 at 08:02 PM in reply to
          you only see it through your prejudiced eyes my friend. Newt is telling the truth, but you don't want to hear it because the TRUTH HURTS. It's not just blacks on government aid, it's almost 50% of "Americans" This country takes everyone pulling their own load to work. It takes average people and businesses owners, trying to get rich to create jobs for others. The "others" can't all be rich but they can share in the owners wealth by having a job, supporting their family WITHOUT government help. This is how America became great. obama's plan is to ruin America, to turn us into some third rate socialist nation where government decides who gets what and exactly how much you're allowed to keep. Wise up America.
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Jan 23, 2012 at 09:49 AM
    Obama will never win the 2012 election without ACORN! Obama would never have been elected President. If was not for his friends at ACORN , and thier voter fraud scams. Barack Obama working with ACORN as a "community organizer" and legal representative. ACORN's political action committee has warmly endorsed his presidential candidacy back in 2008. Let's take a closer look at the ACORN Obama knows. Last July, ACORN settled the largest case of voter fraud in the history of Washington State. Seven '7' ACORN workers had submitted nearly 2,000 bogus voter registration forms. According to case records, they flipped through phone books for names to use on the forms, including "Leon Spinks," "Frekkie Magoal" and "Fruto Boy Crispila." Three '3' ACORN election hoaxers pleaded guilty in October. A King County prosecutor called ACORN's criminal sabotage "an act of vandalism upon the voter rolls." The group's vandalism on electoral integrity is systemic. ACORN has been implicated in similar voter fraud schemes in Missouri, Ohio and at least 12 other states. The Wall Street Journal noted: "In Ohio in 2004, a worker for one affiliate was given crack cocaine in exchange for fraudulent registrations that included underage voters, dead voters and pillars of the community named Mary Poppins, Dick Tracy and Jive Turkey. During a congressional hearing in Ohio in the aftermath of the 2008 election, officials from several counties in the state explained ACORN's practice of dumping thousands of registration forms in their lap on the submission deadlines, even though the forms had been collected months earlier
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      by Lavon on Jan 23, 2012 at 03:18 PM in reply to Wolfgang
      How's Herman Cain? LOL
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      by Anonymous on Jan 23, 2012 at 05:57 PM in reply to Wolfgang
      You Idiot, do you realize just how Big Obama won in 2008. The result would have been the same with or without ACORN. FYI, Those same people will vote and support him again, even some of your GOPer have switched over. They don't want to be associated with your Party of Clowns in the GOP. Ha ha ha BTW, how's those Debates going with Mitt and Newt? These two losers are cutting each others throats, all Obama has to do is just sit back and laugh at them, just like everyone else is.
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        by Warren on Jan 23, 2012 at 06:42 PM in reply to
        Who is the real idiot? You Anonymous! Obama is done without ACORN. Getting real crazy now Newt will be President. Their goes your welfare check. You will have to get a job now. LOL
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      by and on Jan 28, 2012 at 08:19 AM in reply to Wolfgang
      snake oil or wolf - what ever your name is...., why do the canidates associate themselves to Regan and not Nixon or George DuBTa "two war" bush? He keeps looking in the mail box every day for his invitation to the GoP Klown Big Top Show.
  • by ENC on Jan 23, 2012 at 09:26 AM
    My son was in the Marines, he is getting the GI bill or is suppose to. Feburary 1 it will be two months he has not gotten one. If Obama would tend to business here instead of trying to get all the illegals in the USA that would be nice. But as Obama says, it is not about the people, it politics. You can rest assure on that. Everything may seem to be looking better now but if he wins the election the bottom will fall out.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 23, 2012 at 05:59 PM in reply to ENC
      It will fall out if the Repugs have anything to do with it, just look at their past track record.
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        by enc on Jan 23, 2012 at 08:36 PM in reply to
        I was a democrat once upon atime for many years. But for the people out there trying republican is the way to go. So it depends on if you want to invest in your country by working and paying taxes or take what you can get free and sit out the house. Thats the way I see it anyway.
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          by and... on Jan 24, 2012 at 06:25 AM in reply to enc
          At one time I thought george 41 was a bad president then along came George Dubya "two war" bush . I don't think he is gonna get an invite to speak at the GoP big top . Put on your tinfoil thinking cap and figure out why.
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      by Just facts no spin on Jan 23, 2012 at 06:08 PM in reply to ENC
      Leader Boehner said we need to go back to 2008 spending levels on all non-defense discretionary spending. The Boehner Republican budget could result in a cut of $13 billion in veterans’ health care and other benefits, even as the needs of our returning soldiers continues to grow. President Obama and Congress, under Democratic leadership, have taken historic action in support of our troops and veterans such as: Enacting the new G.I. Bill to provide returning troops with a full, four-year college education. Enacting historic investments in veterans’ health care and services, and ensuring that funding one year in advance to prevent political or legislative delays, Expanding economic opportunities for returning soldiers, Enacting landmark legislation providing support to family members and others who care for wounded veterans, and enhancing health services for the 1.8 million women veterans. Unfortunately, despite Mr. Boehner’s rhetoric, Congressional Republicans have voted AGAINST a number of key measures to meet our solemn obligation to our troops and veterans.
  • by Remember? Location: enc on Jan 23, 2012 at 08:21 AM
    The Republicans are very careful to never mention Nixon, but they are getting ready to nominate another one just like him! Nixon had history of ethics problems, but they pushed him through anyway-now they are doing the same thing! This country was duped with Nixon's "secret" plan to end Viet Nam and it will be duped if are stupid enough to elect a man who has proven to his own party that he wasn't even able to run the House!
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      by c-had on Jan 23, 2012 at 01:49 PM in reply to Remember?
      RIGHT ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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      by Obama Snake Oil co on Jan 23, 2012 at 03:17 PM in reply to Remember?
      Your post is the reason I gave up drugs many, many years ago...thanks for reminding us all that it was worth it.
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        by c-had on Jan 23, 2012 at 03:26 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        If Newt cant honor his vow before God to his WIFE.What makes that little pea brain of yours think he will be honest with you.You are really naive among other things.
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          by Anonymous on Jan 23, 2012 at 06:09 PM in reply to c-had
          He's crazy!!!
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        by and.. on Jan 24, 2012 at 06:26 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        Im thinkin you need to take off your tinfoil hat and start your meds again.
  • by Voter Fraud: Dead People Cast Over 950 Ballots In South Carolina on Jan 23, 2012 at 07:24 AM
    Yet more evidence of voter fraud has emerged, this time in the wake of Saturday’s primary in South Carolina, where it was reported that at least 953 votes had been cast by people who were listed as dead. The Associated Press reports that South Carolina’s attorney general, Alan Wilson, has notified the U.S. Justice Department of potential voter fraud in the Palmetto State this weekend. “In a letter dated Thursday, Wilson says the analysis found 953 ballots cast by voters listed as dead. In 71 percent of those cases, ballots were cast between two months and 76 months after the people died. That means they ‘voted’ up to 6 1/3 years after their death.”GOP CROOKS AND CHEATS....THIS WAS JUST A TRIAL RUN FOR THEM FOR THE 2012 ELECTIONS. GINGRICH MAY NOT HAVE WON IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
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      by To Voter Fraud on Jan 23, 2012 at 08:19 AM in reply to Voter Fraud: Dead People Cast Over 950 Ballots In South Carolina
      Agree! Maybe those ID's should be for Republicans, but leave us Democrats alone!
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jan 23, 2012 at 08:33 AM in reply to Voter Fraud: Dead People Cast Over 950 Ballots In South Carolina
      Did you not know these people were registered democrats? I hope that takes the wind out of your sails.....
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        by The GOP are Getting Desperate on Jan 23, 2012 at 06:11 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        WRONG AGAIN...they were registered Republicans (before they died). And the GOP are the first to yell Voter Fraud!
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      by ENC on Jan 23, 2012 at 09:32 AM in reply to Voter Fraud: Dead People Cast Over 950 Ballots In South Carolina
      Gingrich was not running last election, That right, those crooks and cheats are still out there.
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        by Anonymous on Jan 23, 2012 at 06:12 PM in reply to ENC
        These fake voters were in the last election on Saturday.

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