Greenville, S.C. — In South Carolina, getting to see, not just hear, Newt Gingrich is a challenge.
Arriving late to his town hall at Bobby’s BBQ and unable to get past the porch, I can only hear his voice piped out. Dozens of people lean against railings; another handful contentedly sit on rocking chairs out on the porch, listening to Gingrich’s voice fall and rise as they rock back and forth. The room he’s in — a large, open one — is packed. It is the same story, just hours later, at a town hall held at Mutt’s BBQ: The room where Gingrich speaks is packed, and the overflow crowd — again, hearing Gingrich’s voice through speakers — is scattered throughout the rest of the restaurant.
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