Gingrich wins South Carolina GOP primary, CNN projects; Romney second
January 21st, 2012
09:45 PM ET
10 years ago

Gingrich wins South Carolina GOP primary, CNN projects; Romney second

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) - Newt Gingrich has won the South Carolina GOP primary, CNN projects, with Mitt Romney finishing second.

Gingrich's projected victory marks a stunning turnaround for a campaign that observers had left for dead - again - just weeks ago.


Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • South Carolina
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. vic , nashville ,tn

    Thanks South Carolina
    Nikki Haley or Establishments endorsements didn’t work , Sarah Palin and Rick Perry endorsements worked

    January 21, 2012 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  2. The LONE OKIE

    Mitt is going have to more than just holler "Obama"...

    January 21, 2012 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  3. dharmas

    Is there no republican out there who has the courage to tell the nation how week Gingrich is? how he cam talk pompously but deliver nothing . he is so fickle
    what a shame he is even a contender

    January 21, 2012 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  4. Greg

    Didn't CNN learn from Iowa? Don't declare a winner with 7% of the vote in, particularly when the margin is not that great.

    January 21, 2012 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  5. Jilli

    Good job GOP. With Gingrich as the winner, I guess you can officially drop that whole "family values" nonsense.

    His win is a real testament to the values in the gop.

    January 21, 2012 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  6. Bigwilliestyles

    And what does one expect from the party of Rush Limpbaugh? If your spiritual leader is a confirmed self-admitted drug addict, why can't your political leader be a confirmed, self-admitted adulterer? All this, and Herman Cain's return, when the Republican Clown Car Show continues.

    January 21, 2012 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  7. GI Joe

    6-year mistress as 1st lady??

    Family values my butt. They want the biggest Obama-hater. matches the evangelicals to a tee.

    January 21, 2012 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  8. 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. You know what the old saying is : ""If you can't Run with the Big Dogs, stay on the porch"" or is it "stay Under the Porch" ? Just wait til California / N.Y. and some of the Primaries Day Comes.

    January 21, 2012 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  9. Mitzie

    Really? What happened to "family values" in a state that prides itself on being predominately evangelical? David Vitter of Louisiana and Newt Gingrich. What happened? Has the party lost it's soul?

    January 21, 2012 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  10. The LONE OKIE

    The Republicans are scary, no vision, no plan for jobs and housing.

    January 21, 2012 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  11. Mitzie

    Is this about hatred for the media or hatred for the government? I'm lost here! Obviously we don't care about quality!

    January 21, 2012 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  12. Reggie from LA

    Newt Think: "I got'em now!! See, they're not thinking about Callista becoming the First Lady even though she took a different route, if you know what I mean, wink-wink. Tee hee. I can't believe Romney thought he could come down here and win after paying next-to-nothing for taxes and bankrupting industry down here. Now I'll talk about Lincoln-Douglas debates and avoid Sharpton. More Tee hee.

    January 21, 2012 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  13. Perry W

    What happen to Family Values?

    January 21, 2012 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  14. Keith in Austin

    Newt is to Ronald Reagan what Obama is to Sol Alinsky! Paychecks or Foodstamps?

    January 21, 2012 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  15. Keith in Austin

    Lone Okie: "Republicans don't have a vision for jobs and housing". Are you serious? Why not do a little personal research on the subject! Amazing!

    January 21, 2012 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |