Newt: Moderate Can’t Beat Obama

Khue Bui for Newsweek

Look out, here comes Newt! A fourth-place finish in New Hampshire hasn’t deterred Republican candidate Newt Gingrich from going after Mitt Romney. Gingrich told South Carolina conservatives that a “moderate” like Romney (though he didn’t mention Mitt’s name) won’t be able to win the election. Instead, he suggests a true conservative—like himself. Gingrich also said that candidates should be ready for attacks on things that are public record (cough, cough, Romney’s private-equity firm Bain Capital). While Romney, who won Iowa and New Hampshire, is polling first in South Carolina, Gingrich is hot on his tail in second place.