Verrast door de winst van Gingrich op Romney? Dan heeft u niet verder gekeken dan ik, vrees ik. Gingrichs overwinning op Romney is rendement van een beslissing die al maanden geleden is genomen, weet Molly Ball van The Atlantic. Zijn winst is geen toeval, maar een geslaagde investering.
Gingrich had 12 paid staffers in the state and five offices, the only candidate with more than one. It was part of a strategic decision, made months ago, to focus on South Carolina as the state where he was most likely to find an opening. Gingrich moved much of his national operation to the Palmetto State and focused on courting Tea Party activists and the conservative Upstate region, where he drew his strongest support in the primary. <<