Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) — Newt Gingrich won Saturday’s South Carolina GOP presidential primary, marking a stunning turnaround for a candidate who finished fourth in Iowa and New Hampshire and whose campaign had been left for dead — again — by observers just weeks ago.
With about 95% of polling places reporting, Gingrich had 40% of the vote, with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney getting 27% and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum getting 17%. U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas had 13%. Based on early returns and exit polls, CNN projected Gingrich the winner.
So for the overall race for the Presidential nomination for God’s Own Party we have:
The Papist Hall Monitor: 1 (Iowa)
The Cultist: 1 (New Hampshire)
The Serial Adulterer: 1 (South of Carolina)
Who, oh who, will be the Anointed One?
What is troubling: why do southern states have such a large say? Really; we are talking about nominating someone who can not only beat Barack HUSSEIN Obama but also keep the prices of our stock portfolios high.
Why can’t the RNC make up some reason to strip the delegates away from the southern states and we just nominate who we want to? It will be no problem getting the South to vote with us in the general; we can plant some black guy in a Fox News press team and arrange for our
chosen elected candidate to tell him off on national television. That will wrap up the southern states right there!