The frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination in South Carolina has changed many times, making the race “volatile” — as described by candidate Michele Bachmann.
Today’s new leader, former U.S. House Speaker from Georgia, Newt Gingrich.
GOP insider Chip Felkel calls Gingrich’s candidacy “a case study in political contradiction,” as he dodges (or at times defies) the problems that have damaged other campaigns.
Felkel’s recent book, Political Golf, offers a metaphor we explore with Felkel, who says we are now on the “back nine” of the primary.
He says that Cain’s real problem was that he could not longer raise money, while Gingrich is enjoying an unexpected surge nearing the election. Felkel talks about why Romney does not seem to be resonating in the Palmetto State.
AUDIO: Listen to Felkel interview with South Carolina Radio Network’s Ashley Byrd (11:00)
Whoever wins the primary, says Felkel, is not likely to get more than 30 percent of the vote–and that is where the trouble lies for the General Election.