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With Serious Talks, Gingrich Elevated GOP Race

Russell86 Wrote: May 09, 2012 8:07 AM
Newt said he was going to run an unconventional campaign depending on social media. The take away from his campaign is that his strategy failed. His strategy might have worked had he not had so many negatives to overcome. The Herman Cain campaign almost pulled off the ultimate upset using an unconventional strategy but was pummeled by skeletons in his closet.

Watching Newt Gingrich's graceful and low-key withdrawal from the presidential race last week, it was hard not to think back to January in Columbia, S.C., when he drew a wall-to-wall, fired-up crowd to celebrate his blowout victory in that state's primary.

It was the most critical moment of the Republican race. In the days before South Carolina voters went to the polls, Republicans learned Mitt Romney had not won the Iowa caucuses after all; Romney's narrow victory over Rick Santorum turned out to be a narrow defeat. Romney went on to win decisively in New Hampshire, but South Carolina turned into a...