Greenville, S.C. – In the end, there was no showdown.
While both Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich were scheduled to arrive at Tommy’s Country Ham House at 10:45 a.m. today (an event that journalists had dubbed “Hamgate”), Romney ended up coming significantly earlier, and left about 10:25 a.m.
I didn’t make it into the restaurant – which was packed to the exent that it was almost certainly violating fire code – but per ABC, Gingrich said, “Where’s Mitt? I was hoping for a debate!”
Some of the signs held up in the parking lot: