Gingrich Sees A South Carolina Surge

FLORENCE, S.C. — On the morning after a bellicose debate performance that had the audience leaping to its feet, Newt Gingrich got this challenge from a retired Marine officer who had come to hear him speak at an art gallery here.

“What I’ve been looking for in my candidate is, we’ve got to bloody Obama’s nose,” Vence Jelovchan said.

“I don’t want to bloody his nose,” the former House speaker replied. “I want to knock him out.”

There is much on the line for Gingrich in

South Carolina. Saturday’s GOP primary could spell the end of his presidential hopes — and with them, a political career that has helped shape Republican politics for more than three decades.

So, with the stakes that high, Gingrich has returned to his roots. Wash Post

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