Wednesday, May 1, 2013
A talk with the winner of the 2012 South Carolina Presidential Preference Primary.
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich made a swing through South Carolina to re-visit with many of the supporters who helped take him to victory in the Republican presidential primary in 2012. He chatted with South Carolina Political Editor Shawn Drury about last year's presidential election, the challenges facing the GOP and the South Carolina First Congressional District race involving Mark Sanford and Ellizabeth Colbert Busch. Keep up with all of Patch's coverage of South Carolina politics by following us on Facebook HERE and Twitter HERE.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
But it also shows that she's not much more popular than President Barack Obama.
The latest poll from Winthrop University shows that Gov. Nikki Haley’s popularity has not been affected by the Department of Revenue’s security breach that exposed millions of South Carolina taxpayer’s private information. The poll, released Tuesday morning, showed that Haley’s job approval ratings among registered are “under water” – more people disapprove than approve, but not significantly so. The poll was conducted from Nov. 25 to Dec. 2, or more than a month after news of the security breach broke. Respondents were not asked specifically about Haley’s handling of the breach. Among registered voters, 38.3 percent approved of the governor’s performance, while 41.3 percent did not. Those numbers aren’t dramatically different from the …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Former presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio are the other big-name speakers Thursday night from Tampa.
The shortened Republican National Convention comes to a close tonight with Mitt Romney accepting the nomination for president. Other big-name speakers include former candidate Newt Gingrich, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. We will be live-streaming the event here starting shortly after 7. Please chat with us about what you're hearing. Here is tonight's schedule, according to the Washington Post: From 7 to 8 p.m. Call to order Introduction of Colors US Central Command Joint Forces Color Guard Team Pledge of Allegiance by Dylan Nonaka National Anthem sung by SEVEN Invocation by Ken and Priscilla Hutchins Remarks by Republican Senate candidate and U.S. Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fla. Reagan Legacy Video Remarks by former …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has officially pulled out of the race.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich made it official on Wednesday and announced he was suspending his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. "Finally, I have to thank the voters of South Carolina — and apologize to them. We will have broken their tradition of always picking the nominee," Gingrich said during his remarks. "This will make me feel slightly guilty every time we drift through South Carolina. But they were tremendous. They were welcoming. They were enthusiastic. The size of the victory was historic. And Callista and I both will always remember South Carolina — and I suspect our whole family will always remember South Carolina — because it was a tremendous, tremendous experience." Gingrich made the announcement at a …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
State GOP chairman says Palmetto State's "first in the South" primary shouldn't be in jeopardy despite backing the wrong 2012 candidate.
Newt Gingrich appears set to bow out of the race for the Republican nomination for president, and the end of his campaign will also usher in the end of an era in South Carolina politics. For the last 30 years, the winner of the South Carolina Republican primary has gone on to win the GOP nomination. The state's predictive powers led Gingrich to rest the hopes of his faltering campaign on the South Carolina contest, projecting a victory in the race if he could reel in the Palmetto State. Gingrich went on to overwhelm Mitt Romney and the rest of the field in January, only to win only one more primary contest (his native Georgia) amid dozens over the next three months. Ultimately, it was Rick Santorum's conservative bona fides that served …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Newt Gingrich is reportedly dropping out of the race, three months after winning in the coveted S.C. Republican primary.
Newt Gingrich's longshot presidential campaign was reinvigorated by an impressive rout of Mitt Romney and the rest of the Republican field in January's South Carolina primary. It was the Palmetto State's contest, Gingrich had said for months prior, that would propel him to the GOP nomination. But as reports of the former Speaker of the House suspending his campaign surfaced Wednesday, Gingrich's run ended with a whimper — having only won one other state (his adopted Georgia) in the three months since. Could a true conservative coalescence behind either Gingrich and Rick Santorum (who dropped out last month) have helped beat back Mitt Romney's well-resourced campaign? We'll never know. "Since we know the conservative votes were split …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Probably not, even though the streak of picking presidents is likely over.
In January, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was a double-digit winner in the South Carolina primary over frontrunner Mitt Romney, with Rick Santorum coming in a distant third. At the time, it was thought that the win might be precisely the shot in the arm the struggling Gingrich campaign needed. Instead, Gingrich has floundered, having won only his home state of Georgia in the 32 primaries and caucuses since. His inability to capitalize on the momentum means that the South Carolina GOP’s streak of correctly picking the eventual nominee since 1980 will come to an end. To some, the streak was evidence of the Palmetto State’s importance in the primary schedule. While others, who did not necessarily diminish the importance of the …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Gov. Nikki Haley will stump for Gov. Romney Friday
Two months after failing to deliver South Carolina for former Gov. Mitt Romney, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will return to the frontrunner's campaign trail this weekend. Haley will speak on Romney's behalf at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference in Camp Hill, Pa., at 2:15 p.m. Friday. Presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich will also speak at the two-day event, but Romney is not expected to attend. The Pennsylavania primary takes place April 24. Haley's sought-after endorsement proved insignificant for Romney in South Carolina, where Gingrich won by 12 points. Since the January primary, Haley has been absent from the campaign trail, including missing Romney's gathering on the night of the primary. And in her return to…
Monday, February 27, 2012
The state of the GOP race
Palladian View is dedicated to spotlighting issues, promoting conservative women and giving women a platform to see their voice. Today, we endeavor to spotlight the national Republican stage, and at the risk of "bean counting" assessing what this all means. In a Republican primary season that has failed to produce a “clear” frontrunner before Super Tuesday (March 6), what do the latest polls and averages mean and how important is the delegate count to the overall race? Will the GOP presidential race be decided by a few power dealers in a smoke-filled room behind closed doors at a brokered convention? Will this race really come down to the bean counters? While Palladian View does not endorse in contested primaries, and we are not willing to…
Friday, February 24, 2012
S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley has been absent from the campaign trail since the South Carolina Primary despite being one of the most coveted endorsements ahead of the vote.
For the two weeks leading up to January's S.C. Republican primary, presumptive nominee Mitt Romney and S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley were seemingly inseparable. They appeared together at events in Romney's adopted home state of New Hampshire, as well as multiple events across the Palmetto State: she was campaigning with her husband after her endorsment in mid-December, she was on the stage in Charleston when John McCain mistakenly called Romney by the name Obama and she repeated the mistake herself on her birthday, the day before the primary at a Greenville event. But when Romney, leading in the state's polls throughout January until four days before the Jan. 21 vote, took the stage that night to congratulate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on …