It was a veritable blow-out. This is the first time a candidate has won South Carolina without having won either Iowa or New Hampshire, so it’s entirely new ground. This means this process will go in for quite some time. Romney came in second, with Santorum third. Here are a few details, I know you all have something to say and a few things to add 🙂
Two maps of South Carolina that say it all. From 2008, check out the split of counties between Huckabee and “Electable Next-in-Line” (and eventual nominee) McCain:
Now this map from tonight’s 2012 South Carolina primary. Newt takes virtually the entire state, with 7 out of 10 Newt voters saying they are or support Tea Party:
Never doubt, the past and future is Tea Party.
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