"It’s like running a whip’s race for the speakership or majority leader," said Rick Tyler of the pro-Gingrich Winning our Future super PAC. Gingrich allies will work to convince the party activists who serve as convention delegates that if they aren’t bound to a candidate by state party rules, they should go with the former House speaker.

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich addressed a crowd of supporters Tuesday night in Atlanta, Georgia, on the evening of Super Tuesday primaries and caucuses in 10 states and a projected win for him in his home state’s primary.

"We survived every effort of the establishment to stop us," he told the crowd.

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"I am the tortoise, I just take one step at a time."

Gingrich, who won South Carolina and now Georgia.

Watch his speech.

"Once at the top, feel the wind race across your face as you are propelled through the remote blackness of the dark universe … you just never know which way you are going to turn or drop!"

(Disney’s description of Space Mountain, the ride.) 

Newt Gingrich compares the GOP race to ‘Space Mountain’

'The race for Florida is on.
A new CNN/Time/ORC poll released Wednesday of likely GOP primary voters in the Sunshine State showed Newt Gingrich running a close second to Mitt Romney narrowing a 25-point deficit to two points in the span of a week.’
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Lynn Coffin, creator of Bozo Party, shows off hand puppets of Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney boxing during a campaign event this week in Sarasota, Fla. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images.

'The race for Florida is on.

A new CNN/Time/ORC poll released Wednesday of likely GOP primary voters in the Sunshine State showed Newt Gingrich running a close second to Mitt Romney narrowing a 25-point deficit to two points in the span of a week.’

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Lynn Coffin, creator of Bozo Party, shows off hand puppets of Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney boxing during a campaign event this week in Sarasota, Fla. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images.

Watch Newt Gingrich’s victory speech if you missed it:

“Thank you to everyone in South Carolina who decided to be with us in changing Washington,” Newt Gingrich said, adding later: “We are optimists about the future.”

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Stay tuned to this map for live results of the South Carolina primary all night.
Fun Saturday plans right there.

Stay tuned to this map for live results of the South Carolina primary all night.

Fun Saturday plans right there.