Daily Archives: January 20, 2012

Gideon Rachman

Mitt Romney had a bad day yesterday. A slew of new polls in South Carolina which votes on Saturday, show that Romney has fallen behind Newt Gingrich. If Romney wins the first test in the South, the nomination would effectively be his. But if he loses, the race is still on. Then it was announced that a re-count shows that Romney actually came second in the Iowa caucus to Rick Santorum – damaging the notion that he is sweeping all before him. On Thursday, too, Rick Perry dropped out of the race – which means that the conservative vote will now only be split two ways, between Santorum and Gingrich. Finally, the day ended with a television debate in South Carolina. And that didn’t go too well for Romney either.