BREAKING: Romney congratulates Gingrich on primary win
January 21st, 2012
08:01 PM ET
3 years ago

BREAKING: Romney congratulates Gingrich on primary win

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney congratulated rival Newt Gingrich, who is CNN's projected winner in the South Carolina GOP primary.

"This race is getting to be even more interesting," Romney told supporters Saturday night after polls closed.

For the latest developments, follow the Ticker's live blog of the South Carolina primary.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • South Carolina
soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. Anthony... proud tax payer

    In Mitt's speech, he mentions Obama 30 times, mentions NEWT, the guy who actually BEAT HIM, 0 TIMES. ZERO.
    Putting the cart before the horse there Willard?

    January 21, 2012 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  2. Bigwilliestyles

    Mittens Romney: running hard to win this year's Nobel Putz Prize (and the republican nomination).

    January 21, 2012 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  3. Larry in Houston

    I think this will be the first time since 1980 that S.C. was Wrong, come November. LOL – Romney will be the winner – these states such as Iowa ( green acres) & N.H. ( Petticoat Junction) & S.C ( Mayberry R.F.D. ) really doesn't matter – they are all farmers in Iowa & all they want is the government to Buy their Corn – for ethanol – and N.H same way – all 3 of those states are mostly white and speak only 1 language – these states are like being in Kindergarten or grade school – wait til they get to Florida & ON, where such as florida speaks 4 languages – and Calif -where there is millions of ppl – and especially Texas – we have 2 or 3 languages we have to hear constantly, ( barely english, in some places) in addition to the fact that we have 28 million people in our state.

    January 21, 2012 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  4. gnrshades

    Newt will make Obama look like the little leauger he is, bravo

    January 21, 2012 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  5. Debra From Georgia

    The sad problem with Romney, besides his tax returns, he is trying to run against President Obama. He has not wrap up the nomination. The Arrogance of this man!

    January 21, 2012 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  6. Tired of republican lies

    They can talk all the crap they want to...Obama is gonna win in November!

    January 21, 2012 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  7. Debra From Georgia

    @tired of republican lies, you can say that again. Obama is a winner now, and will be a winner in November.

    Go Obama/Biden 2012

    January 21, 2012 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  8. Rosco

    American politics is way too complicated! Can anyone explain why Ron Paul is not the darling of the Tea Party?

    Ross in New Zealand

    January 21, 2012 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  9. morrorlogic

    Okay Willard Mitt == is it time to go to the Cayman Islands and check the ATM balance?

    January 21, 2012 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  10. Grow up already...

    So Mitt, did you get your 25%? The smaller the number of candidates left, the less relevant your consistent number becomes....

    January 21, 2012 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  11. Ron

    NEWSFLASH FOR WILLARD: You need to take care of the alligators closest to the boat, my friend. They are NOT the president, but rather, your republican challengers for the NOMINATION. Good luck with your current strategy of attacking the president as though you are already the nominee. It is failing. And, in case you haven't figured it out yet, YOU CAN'T BUY THE NOMINATION EITHER. IT'S NOT FOR SALE! SO, good luck with that strategy too. You should release the last 15 years of tax returns!! ....if you have nothing to hide.....

    January 21, 2012 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  12. Numbers Man

    Romney mocks Obama.
    Obama, 67 mill. votes, last time around. Romney in Iowa loses to Santorum by 34 votes, loses his huge advantage in S.C.
    Romney, not even good enough to get the nomination, forget about beating Obama.

    January 21, 2012 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  13. Bigwilliestyles

    Hey Mitt: I bet you $10,000.oo you won't be the nominee if they can find ANYONE else.

    January 21, 2012 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  14. gt

    john kings stupd question on newt x wife was the spark newt had to have... but the spark will not last long

    January 21, 2012 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  15. Peter E

    Gingrich is a repeatedly divorced 'Catholic' who, just two decades ago, was championing mandatory health insurance. (what they now dubb 'Obamacare') Proof, once again, that some so-called conservatives would sell their mother's liver ahead of actual conservative principles. I'm disappointed in SC right now. Shame on you!

    January 21, 2012 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  16. george of the jungle

    what a boost for family values. The repos have only one thing in mind to beat president Obama. They don't care about morals ,family values, lying ,tax evasion or adultry. They don't mean any of the things they say unless they can use the remarks against a democrat. When it comes to their own party anything goes. What a circus. I will stick with our current president who has better morals and real family values.

    January 21, 2012 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  17. DR

    Imagine Newt getting on TV and talking about Republicans and Family Values, Same sax marriage and Abortion.....I for one will be laughing my butt off...You all know where he stands there....Then imagine him actually getting something done....He was kicked out once, now try and imagine him working with Republicans...and don't even think about Democarts.. I'm cracking up. What were those people in SC thinking.....They had a clear choice and instaed they voted for the worst candidate of them all......Forget the marriages...the man has more baggage than Delta airlines....

    January 21, 2012 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  18. Ron Lee Denter

    I have one question for almost everyone who has posted on this peace. If the GOP is so bad, stupid and dumb, why the hell are all of you watching the GOP debates if your such Obama lovers? The person who said the election is not for sale, well then way did we let Obama buy the last one? Don't get me wrong, he's great at speaches, and likeable but HOPE & CHANGE, comon, lots has changed but but I'm hoping it will be for the better and not more of the same. I say Romney/Gingrich for 2012, we as Americans need our jobs back, a future to look forward to for our children and grandchildren. Let Obama keep singing at the Apollo, he's pretty good at that.:)

    January 21, 2012 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  19. Anonymous

    Even after all the money from your rich buddy super pacs you couldn't even rap up in south carolina. How is it that you can't even finish what you started, in iowa you and your moneywent all over the place only to lose by single digits just like your money went all over south carolina but you still lost to gingrinch, what a shame. These guys are fruitcakes and they will never win this election. Obama's second term is assured and secured.

    January 21, 2012 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |