Newt Gingrich defeated Mitt Romney in the South Carolina primary Saturday night, handing the former House speaker a remarkable comeback victory that his supporters hope will reset the Republican presidential race nationwide.
The Associated Press and multiple television networks all projected that Gingrich would defeat Romney and far outdistance Rick Santorum and Ron Paul, the latest sign of remarkable volatility in a GOP primary season that has seen three contests won by three different candidates.
With 58 percent of precincts reporting, Gingrich had 40 percent of the vote, versus 27 percent for Romney, 18 percent for Santorum and 14 percent for Paul....
Tony Cisneros, I seriously doubt that Mr. Gingrich will turn to Christianity because he was officially, though never practically, associated with the Baptist Church. Someone humorously said he always adopted the religion of whoever was his current wife had as a religion, so I was lucky he hadn't married a Mormon.
Moderator Alpha, I really do hope that you will continue that policy of rejecting posts that are in all capital letters, and if even a Bible quotation from the first version of the NASB gets deleted because it uses all caps for Old Testament quotationsâ€“ â€“ the latest version doesn't and it doesn't bother me that much to use the latest version.
Mike wrote: No doubt if Romney had won, we'd be hearing how the uber conservatives forgot about cults being anti-Christ. Oh well, when there's a point to be made...
Mike, you're fairly up on politics. Can you explain to Ingleesi John about these elections you are having? 1. Is the presidential election this year? 2. When does the shortlist for presidential candidate come out? 3. How many candidates will there be? 4. When is the actual election held? 5. Will Obama be one of the candidates? 6. What's the main difference between Democrats and Republicans? 7. Thank you.
Notn wrote: Wow! All of those uber-conservative Baptists voted for a Baptist to Roman Catholic convert. Whatever happened to the pope = "anti-Christ" theory? Perhaps they forgot this part of their family history.
No doubt if Romney had won, we'd be hearing how the uber conservatives forgot about cults being anti-Christ. Oh well, when there's a point to be made...
Jim Lincoln wrote: I wonder if the political Independents can vote in either party's slate of candidates in SC? If they can they should have tried to pick the best candidate, and not sabotage him.
As I said, I don't know that much about South Carolina's primary election voting laws. If there is some cross party or Independent ability to vote in any party ticket, that could be an influence also. Nebraska's laws were quite liberal in that regard in the past, but due to, I believe, some changes that is no longer the case. Also the Democrats have gone to a caucus type of primary for President, which really excludes Independents from voting in those primaries.
But, I do think you have a good point about it being an anti-Romney vote rather than pro-Gingrich vote. Notice the rejection of Ron Paul. South Carolinians no doubt take a dim view of what amounts to a pacifist viewpoint.
However, the office of President is a secular office, so at least being a Mormon doesn't preclude a person from that office, but a person's past behavior such as Gingrich's should make it impossible for any reasonable person to vote for him.
I wonder if the political Independents can vote in either party's slate of candidates in SC? If they can they should have tried to pick the best candidate, and not sabotage him.
I suppose pragmatism reigns supreme in SC... I remember Newt from Congress in 1994 and how disappointed we were with him and this was before his immoral lifestyle came to light. Frankly, the support he has received from citizens in the "Bible-belt" is a sad commentary on what the people are being fed from the pulpit. Sorry pastors.