Eric Ostermeier provides analysis on Gingrich's win in his home state of Georgia.
And according to the University of Minnesota`s "Smart Politics" report, that ties John McCain, actually, in 2008 for the lowest vote tally in a home state win. And it`s among the weakest home state performances since 1972. The only other major Republican presidential candidates who didn`t win a majority in their home state were George Herbert Walker Bush in 1980 and Pat Robertson in Virginia in 1988. Both Bush and Robertson ended up losing, by the way.
March 12, 2012