Here's another reason why Newt got the roars,
And where did the crowd roar? They roared when some premise of liberalism or some particular liberal was taken apart. No Republican on Republican crime was rewarded. Even Mitt, no favorite of the red meat crowd, got his loudest moments when he finally decided to support capitalism with some fervor. Newt of course got the big reaction over the week by attacking liberal members of the media who were either attacking conservative beliefs on the whole (Juan Williams and the race card) or protecting Obama by attacking Republicans' personal lives (John King)].[Ed, emphasis is mine]
Republicans and conservatives are tired of being labeled as stupid, racist bigots by the heavily biased media and hypocritical Liberals. That's why Newt won. He's the only candidate who knows who the "enemy" is and is willing to attack them head on. That's why his compaign keeps rising from the dead...because, paraphrase Abraham Lincoln, "...we can't spare this man, he fights..."
But more importantly, Newt won because while he was campaigning, he talked to the voters on substance, not the empty platitudes that Romney and the rest used. Additionally, Newt was smart enough to use the anger to the GOP "elites" that Romney embodies, and
Gingrich's success here in South Carolina shows more than just a skepticism toward establishment Republicanism. It also shows a hunger for real substance in the campaign, for a candidate who will talk to voters and give them more than phrases like "I believe in America." Mitt Romney's team of seasoned campaign professionals may not think Newt Gingrich has any business playing a deciding role in the race. But they better believe it, and they better take seriously what the Gingrich challenge represents -- before it's too late.Something none of the other candidates have picked up on. If 60% of the electorate, in the Republican party are picking "Not Romney" you'd think the GOP Establishmen would stop trying to ram the son of a bitch down our throats. After all, except for a bried 4 day period, Romney hasn't polled above 25% for SIX LONG YEARS!!!!!