Newt Gingrich

5:51am

Wed January 11, 2012
It's All Politics

Bain Attacks On Romney Recall Notorious 'Willie Horton' Ads

Originally published on Wed January 11, 2012 7:12 am

Mitt Romney greets supporters in Manchester, N.H., after seizing a second victory in his fight to be the party's presidential nominee.
Emmanuel Dunand AFP/Getty Images

The satisfying victory Mitt Romney harvested in New Hampshire's primary this week was marred by the late eruption of a blemish. It could be a passing cloud in the otherwise blue Romney sky, or it could be the sign of storms ahead.

Does anyone remember Willie Horton? Does anyone remember the tragic trajectory of another Massachusetts governor, Michael Dukakis, in 1988?

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5:34am

Wed January 11, 2012
It's All Politics

'Down And Dirty,' South Carolina Has History Of Quashing Challengers

Originally published on Wed January 11, 2012 3:23 pm

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney laugh during a campaign event on Jan. 5 in Charleston, S.C.
Richard Ellis Getty Images

Now it's South Carolina's turn.

If the Palmetto State, the "First in the South" primary, plays its traditional role in the Republican presidential nomination process, it will be where the White House hopes of virtually every candidate except the eventual nominee will go to die in about 10 days.

It's not for nothing that it's called the "South Carolina Firewall." And at this moment, it's looking like it's Romney's firewall.

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3:21am

Wed January 11, 2012
Election 2012

Romney On Glide Path As Campaign Heads To S.C.

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:08 am

Mitt Romney reaches for his wife, Ann, as his sons, Josh, Ben, Craig, Tagg and Matt (left to right), look on during the Romney for President New Hampshire primary night rally at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, N.H., on Tuesday.
Charles Dharapak AP

In politics, success breeds success. That's why Mitt Romney is looking strong as attention turns to the next Republican primary in South Carolina.

Any expectations that Romney's fortunes might fade were overturned Tuesday in New Hampshire. The former Massachusetts governor won a solid plurality with some 39 percent of the vote — more than 15 percentage points ahead of his nearest rival, Texas Rep. Ron Paul.

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9:06pm

Tue January 10, 2012
Election 2012

Romney Enters Danger Zone In Weeks Ahead

Originally published on Tue January 10, 2012 9:03 pm

Mitt Romney greets supporters in Manchester, N.H., after winning the New Hampshire primary.
Emmanuel Dunand AFP/Getty Images

Mitt Romney came away from the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary Tuesday night with a comfortable win, and an uncomfortable reality.

His chief detractor, GOP rival Newt Gingrich, who in recent days has launched a savage campaign to undermine Romney's successful-businessman-makes-best-president narrative, is just getting warmed up.

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6:15pm

Tue January 10, 2012
Presidential Race

Former Sen. Bob Smith Discusses Newt Gingrich

Transcript

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

And I'm joined now by former Senator Bob Smith, former New Hampshire senator, who is a supporter of Newt Gingrich. Welcome, Senator Smith.

BOB SMITH: Thank you. I'm glad to be with you.

BLOCK: And let me ask you. It looks like your candidate, Newt Gingrich, is coming in at this point, anyway, based on early returns, fourth in New Hampshire. A disappointing finish?

SMITH: I didn't hear you and I didn't hear the result. Could you repeat that again?

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