Newt Gingrich (USA Today)
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Potential presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has told South Carolina Republicans that President Obama is failing to provide leadership on Libya.
The former House speaker spoke Thursday to the Republican Women's Club in Greenville, the most conservative northern area of this early voting state.
Gingrich says the president has allowed others to take the lead on the military crisis in Libya and left Americans confused about the country's role in the world.
Gingrich said earlier this month he has not made a final decision on whether he will seek the White House, but that he is clearly leaning toward running.
South Carolina's Republican primary is less than a year away. Since 1980, the South Carolina winner has eventually gone on to clinch the party's presidential nomination.