Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich, not Mitt Romney helped by South Carolina's undecided voters
Posted on 01/20/2012 9:14:17 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- With a just-completed Clemson Palmetto (S.C.) poll showing 20 percent of likely voters in todays Republican presidential primary undecided, many political pundits are convinced that the race could go to either Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney.
One of Gingrichs top supporters in the Palmetto State argued otherwise, stating that those who are undecided are more likely to fall into the camp of the former House speaker than that of the former Massachusetts governor.
(VIDEO AT LINK)
These [undecided] voters are conservative, and Mitt Romney has always had the problem of proving he is genuinely conservative, Mike Campbell, son of the late Republican Gov. Carroll Campbell, told HUMAN EVENTS hours before the voting is scheduled to begin.
Campbell, a top political operative in his own right, explained that Newt Gingrich has always had conservative credentials that are unquestioned and that it would be easier for him to win over those who say they are undecided at this late date.
In 04, Campbell was a state co-chairman of Mike Huckabees nearly-successful primary effort in South Carolina. His late father was a premier mover and shaker behind the presidential candidacies of Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole and both George Bushes -- all of whom won fiercely contested primaries in South Carolina and went on to become Republican nominees for president.
The younger Campbell had begun the primary season as a supporter of Jon Huntsman, but when the former Utah governor dropped out of the race, he quickly signed on with Gingrich (who came to the U.S. House with his father back in 1978).
Legend has it that Carroll Campbell so knew the political lay of the land in his state that he could predict the percentages of his candidates who won the presidential primary. Would Mike Campbell attempt the same prediction, HUMAN EVENTS asked?
No, I wont do that, he said with a laugh. It will be close, but I think Newt will win.
Coulter is taking sleeping pills by the handful.
Doesn’t pay to ignore flyover country... especially if you plan on eating again someday.
Ann C skips a meal or two apparently. She can feast on Ivy League credentials.
We’re the dumb bastards who don’t know what’s happeming...
Looks like they are negotiating her price?
She sold her soul to be considered an expert and now it looks like she was dead wrong twice. Once for the fatboy and once for the Prettyboy.
This election cost her every bit of her credibility.
I have enjoyed some of her diatribes in the past- she seemed fearless and quite ballsy.
She missed it because she didn’t leave the neighborhood. The pretty boys and their money will soon be lacking.
Hope she socked away some book money cause her next one is going to go straight to the bargain bin.
She buffalos the city dwellers (doesn’t take much)
Shooting at some upstate acreage owned by a blue blood friend is no big deal,either.
If I want to test something this time of year I crack my sliding patio door.
Today, since it’s after midnight right now here in central time zone, I won’t leave my TV and FR except for necessities. Oh, let it happen that Newt wins this.
So many talking heads and Republican leaders have counted Newt out from the beginning - Romney was all we heard.
Well, here comes Newt...
What new narrative do you think the LSM idiots are trying to coalesce now?
I will never, ever, buy an Ann Coulter book, CD, or whatever again.
You made your bed, now sleep in it.
Why in the world does the South Carolina GOP let Democrats and “Independents” vote in their primary?
Giving the enemy the bullets to shoot you is simply stupid.
In 2010 the S.C. GOP sued the State Election Commission to have a closed primary. I believed a Bush 43 appointed Judge, Henry Floyd, was assigned the case and ruled against the party.
Open primaries corrode the process.