The Republican Party has a serious problem on its hands – and its name is Newt Gingrich.
Newt shocked the establishment on Saturday night crushing Mitt Romney in a landslide victory in the South Carolina Primary. By referring to President Obama as the “Food Stamp President” as often as he could – and characterizing the poor, and in particular minorities, as lazy – Newt proved that race baiting in the South is still a winning strategy…at least when only Republicans are voting.
That means after three contests so far – and three different winners – this race is wide open – and Gingrich might have a real shot at becoming the nominee - Florida polls are showing him ahead there today. And with that – there’s already speculation that leaders within the Republican Party might push for a brokered convention – in which the nominee – who might not even be in the race today – is picked behind closed doors at the Republican National Convention later this year with little regard to what the actual voters across the nation wanted.
Stay tuned - this thing is just getting started.