Analysis: Romney's Southern discomfort
January 21st, 2012
11:49 PM ET
3 years ago

Analysis: Romney's Southern discomfort

(CNN) - South Carolina voters sent a clear message Saturday to the GOP's Yankee frontrunner: not so fast.

Any hopes Mitt Romney had of bringing a quick end to the Republican presidential contest died in the Palmetto State. Newt Gingrich's easy win capped the worst week of the campaign so far for the former Massachusetts governor.

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  1. Indy

    This is what Romney gets for not fighting Newt and Santorum for the nomination, he is a wimp that went after Obama and was scared to fight someone face to face like Newt. People are sick and tired of Romneys broken record that has the word Obama in every sentence. Romney does not understand people are looking for a leader with direction, not a candidate that only offers relection of the dailty activities of President Obama.

    January 22, 2012 12:12 am at 12:12 am |
  2. george of the jungle

    not fit for dog catcher. Ask his dog.

    January 22, 2012 12:36 am at 12:36 am |
  3. Voice of Reason

    It's like Groundhog day – South Carolina woke up and voted for Newt instead of Romney – so we're going to have six more weeks of primaries...

    And the average voter in SC apparently has the same IQ as a groundhog, so this totally makes sense.

    January 22, 2012 12:39 am at 12:39 am |
  4. Stephanie

    Romney's overall persona exudes discomfort, phoniness, and arrogance. He awkwardly joked about being "unemployed"....a slap in the face to the 16 million struggling to find work as he "collects" millions each year. He does not even mention helping the middle class.he never once reached out to discuss working together with Democrats and Independents to solve our Nation's problems. he uses rhetoric like " we will shove down (Obama's) throat. He is so divisive and disconnected. If Romney is so proud of his private sector success, he should return to his business of making money. What has he done to contribute to this country since his last expensive bid to become President? Romney's trail of failures and lukewarm turnout should be a clue to the discomfort we would all feel if he were President.

    January 22, 2012 01:25 am at 1:25 am |
  5. Me

    Gingrich knows the game of politics very well; but when comes to economy, he understands little…
    People, open your eyes!!

    January 22, 2012 01:29 am at 1:29 am |
  6. Larry in Houston

    maybe he needs some "Southern Comfort" to chill out for awhile – this guy needs to settle down, stay cool / calm / collective / he is just getting started . I think if the newter doesn't receive any more "resources" from any other billionaires from vegas or doesn't get the "donald" help, then I think the Romney can eventually take him, in the end.

    January 22, 2012 04:33 am at 4:33 am |
  7. Anonymous

    Body language experts will have a field day with this pic. That nastiness is probably a reaction to the foul stench of his dirty deal with Rove blowing up.

    January 22, 2012 08:03 am at 8:03 am |
  8. diridi

    Florida got to be idiotic coots, don't they know he is going to ban Social Security, Medicare, all needed Entitlements that old guys need.........they are already crying on spending, where were they gone when we spent 20 billion dollars in Pakistan a year, trillions on Iraq, etc,

    January 22, 2012 08:13 am at 8:13 am |