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Lessons from South Carolina

    The political chattering classes were SHOCKED and SURPRISED about Newt Gingrich’s win in The Palmetto State’s primary.  I wasn’t.  I saw the pre-vote debates, and noted the audience reaction to Newt.  I talked to some people south of the border, and noticed the…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Mitt Romney Politics Republicans South Carolina

SC Primary: Newt Roars Back

  Mitt Romney has learned that he ACTUALLY lost Iowa, and that Rick Perry is dropping out of the race and endorsing Newt Gingrich.  The polls in South Carolina are tightening up, showing Gingrich nipping at Romney’s heels.  Not a good 24 hours for the…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Jim DeMint Media Politics Republicans

SC primary: Can you HEAR us NOW?

          Two South Carolina Republican officials with strong conservative and Tea Party credentials appear to be sending the GOP establishment and the party’s presidential candidates a message.  U.S. Senator Jim DeMint says that the party and its voters need to pay…

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Welcome To The Carolinas

Now that the smoke has cleared in Iowa and New Hampshire, the nation’s eyes are turning just south of me to The Palmetto State. (We, in North Carolina, will get our share of the national spotlight this summer when BarryO and his traveling circus roll…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Mitt Romney South Carolina

SC Primary: Romney, Santorum … and JOHN MCCAIN ????

            Three new polls all show Mitt Romney leading The Palmetto State’s GOP primary.  However, the polls all show different results for second and third place: Three polls out Friday morning show Gov. Mitt Romney leading in South Carolina as…

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Huntsman picks up major GOP endorsement for SC primary

          Tonight, in Iowa, the news is all about three guys named Paul, Romney, and Santorum.  But an email that went out today across The Carolinas –with the subject line Ronald Reagan in 2012 —  indicates that former Utah Gov. Jon…

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Davidson prof: If Romney wins Iowa, the race is OVER

              Wow. Yep, that’s what 34-year old Josh Putnam told The Charlotte Observer today: Q. What if Mitt Romney wins in Iowa? Is the race over? A. “It would be over. That would be the death knell for quite…

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SC Primary: Um, THANKS ?????

              A former South Carolina state official convicted on drug charges has endorsed Ron Paul for President: South Carolina’s former treasurer who spent 10 months in prison on a cocaine charge says his experiences as a victim of the…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Politics South Carolina

Tea Party needs to refocus its eyes on THE TRUE PRIZE

          In a slow news cycle, just in front of the South Carolina primary, a couple of loudmouth local yokels calling themselves “Tea Party leaders” are airing their dirty laundry in front of  a national news media ever-ready to mock Southerners…

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GOP: Get On the bandwagon — or else …

    Rush had the theory some time back that the DC Republican Ruling Class is putting out the following message to Republican activists and officials around the country:  Get behind Romney if you want to be  a player in this party ever again.  Watching…