A Dissenting View of the Great South Carolina Gingrich Landslide - Yahoo! News
COMMENTARY | After Newt Gingrich's convincing win in South Carolina, the meme du jour is "debates do matter." Flip on any television news show and you're destined to hear this all-purpose story line about the GOP primary in South Carolina.
Gingrich is an able orator but not everyone is convinced that grand oratory did the trick for Gingrich in South Carolina. The Ticket underscored the demographic rift in Republican politics that Democrats are striving to broaden.
Gingrich won 45 percent of South Carolina primary voters who "identified themselves very conservative," with Mitt Romney at 20 percent. Among those identifying themselves as evangelical, Romney only got half the votes Gingrich did.