Newt Gingrich's Persuasivness Behind South Carolina Rise

11/29/2011 01:41 pm ET

Persuasive - that's how many South Carolina voters describe GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich.

"I think that's an understatement," Ed Bennett of West Ashley said Monday, after attending a Charleston town hall featuring Gingrich.

While Gingrich has stances on several issues that didn't already jibe with Bennett's beliefs, the White House hopeful was able to explain away many of the differences. Bennett called this "more of a learning process."

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