|"What? I won? Gee I wish I had a newer wife to celebrate with.|
Newt Gingrich surged to victory Saturday in the South Carolina primary, riding a pair of strong debate performances to overtake Mitt Romney and stop his seemingly relentless march to the GOP nomination.
Several television networks called the race for the former House Speaker almost immediately after the polls closed, a repeat of what happened 11 days ago in New Hampshire, but with a much different result.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Romney appeared headed for second place, with former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and Texas Rep. Ron Paul trailing behind.
The results were a fitting addendum to a rollercoaster campaign, marking the first time ever that three different contestants have won the first three Republican contests.
Santorum won Iowa, Romney won New Hampshire, and now Gingrich wins South Carolina. If the GOP were a human being they would currently be receiving aggressive psychotherapy to deal with a debilitating Dissociative Identity Disorder.
The truth is that none of these idiots can beat Obama, and the Republicans know it. So they are simply delaying the inevitable, which is choosing the next loser to face the President from a stable of third rate choices.
I can hardly wait to see how many votes Colbert was able to convince South Carolinian's to cast for Herman Cain. And I wonder if that had ANY impact at all?
Update: Proof that the Democrats are celebrating Newt's victory, DNC Chairwoman Debbie was spotted at the Gingrich after party.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz is at the Newt party. I ask if she's there as a supporter. "Yes, absolutely!"
The only people more excited about this win than the Newt supporters are President and Mrs. Obama.