If one looks at the South Carolina primary, that’s how an electorate is supposed to look- Fired UP. (I’m not sure about Georgia) And what about the turnout?
No other primary has mirrored that.
Look at Iowa, pre-adbombing & look at SC. If there hadn’t been a crush by the establishment RINOs; the pundits & the media, we- and esp the dems, would probably know now, that 0 is toast.
Do we want to win & get things *finally* straightened out in this country? Mitt is an outlier- a liberal who stuck an R after his name & no more.
A house divided against itself cannot stand. Newt has strong social conservative values that he has stood for, always, and articulated *strongly* well before any of the contraception kerfluffle ever came up. He is *steamed* about the war on Christianity *day one*. He is not “half a loaf”. (Do people know that story? It ends with getting nothing.) DOMA, Life, Christians ostracized and SILENCED- all of it. It wasn’t a “reaction” It is who he is & has always been.
We need to get our act together.
Thank you for this post, CW.
When Gingrich ignited the electorate in the debate before the SC vote, the energy was palpable. They’d seen how Mitt had campaigned with negative ads in Iowa and were fired-up to give Newt their nod with their vote.
Then Romney’s team saw they had to “kill” Newt with an overwhelming barrage of negative ads ($20Million in a 10 day blitz in FA alone) - lies and distortions. Yet Newt still came in 2nd and took a majority of districts (but none of the delegates because the FL GOP is not playing by the rules that say, they would give del proportionally, if they held their primary before March 1).
Then the MSM (inc Fox!) took over and started the beat-down followed by the black-out of Newt’s campaign. But through sheer ability and with a clearly articulated conservative message Newt has remained in the news, discussed by Obama and Axerold because he’s hitting them where they live.