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SOUTH CAROLINA | Mitt Romney var kandidaten alla ville komma åt under tv-debatten. Newt Gingrich vann och fick t.o.m. stående ovationer vid ett tillfälle.

Fox News skriver:

Fresh off a rousing debate performance that had the Republican audience giving a standing ovation — purportedly the first in a debate since Ronald Reagan in New Hampshire in 1980 — Newt Gingrich may be reconsidering how far he can go in the GOP campaign.


But the latest Fox News poll continued to show Mitt Romney faring best against Obama in a general election. Unless Gingrich or another candidate steps up in South Carolina, Romney is poised to go three-for-three in the first primaries of the season.

Gingrich offered several forceful arguments on Monday night. He defended calling Obama the ”food stamp president,” pointing out that the food stamp rolls are at historic highs.


Gingrich called for tying all unemployment compensation, which currently lasts 99 weeks, to a job-training requirement. He also won strong support from the audience when he was asked whether it was belittling to minorities to suggest that poor children work as janitors to build a work ethic.

Gingrich replied, ”No, I don’t see that.”

He said dozens of people have reached out to him recalling jobs they got when they were ”11, 12, 13 years of age,” and defended the idea of paying kids to work in school.

”They’d be getting money, which is a good thing if you’re poor. Only the elites despise earning money,” he said, later adding: ”I believe every American of every background has been endowed by their creator with the right to pursue happiness. And if that makes liberals unhappy, I’m going to continue to find ways to help poor people learn how to get a job, learn how to get a better job and learn some day to own the job.”

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Övrigt: Framsidan är tidningen The Greenville News från South Carolina.

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