Krauthammer: The GOP’s Suicide March
[Washington Post, 1/19/12] The circumstances for a Republican presidential win were right going into the primaries. But the Washington Post's Charles Krauthammer writes that the GOP might lose because of Obama's "self-destructive adversaries."
Santorum on Newt's Marital Past: 'Issues of Character'
[Politico, 1/20/12] Asked Wednesday by a voter about Gingrich’s three marriages, Santorum said that although they are personal matters voters should consider them “issues of character.” He added that be “believes in forgiveness.”
Romney Calls on Gingrich to Release House Ethics Report
[The Hill, 1/20/12] Romney and his ally South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called on Gingrich to release the House Ethics Committee report that led to a $300,000 fine during his speakership.
Santorum Bus Blows a Tire
[Wall Street Journal, 1/20/12] Santorum’s campaign bus seemed to be cruising along in South Carolina. But it got a flat tire, literally. So Santorum arrived to a town hall event in style – riding a pickup truck.
Clemson Palmetto Poll Finds Gingrich Ahead, 20% of S.C. Voters Still Uncommitted
[Clemson University, 1/20/12] A new poll conducted by Clemson University finds Gingrich is leading among South Carolina voters with 32 percent, followed by Romney at 26 percent and Santorum in fourth with 9 percent. Twenty percent remain undecided. The poll was taken between Jan. 18-19.
The Colbert Surge
[Slate, 1/20/12] While Gingrich had to cancel a speaking engagement this morning from lack of turnout, Stephen Colbert held a big rally with Herman Cain a few blocks down the street.
Former S.C. First Lady: Newt Wouldn’t Get My Vote
[The State, 1/20/12] The wife of former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, who divorced her husband after he had an affair with a woman from Argentina while in office, urged voters to consider Gingrich’s personal history.
Editorial: Moralizing High Cost
[New York Times, 1/20/12] The New York Times editorial board writes that it's magnanimous of Gingrich to be willing to allow voters to decide for themselves on the importance of his moral choices, since he and his party have been so unwilling to allow the public to make its own moral choices.
Santorum Rose Quickly From Reformer to Insider
[New York Times, 1/19/12] A look at the arc of Santorum's political career reveals a savvy operator and sharp tactician, a climber who became a member of the Washington establishment that he had once railed against
Santorum Says He's Moving Ahead Regardless of S.C. Vote
[The Hill, 1/20/12] On C-SPAN this morning, Santorum said that he will continue his presidential bid regardless of how he does in the Palmetto State and said, "We're going forward.”