ATTN South Carolina RedState Readers
Roland Martin and I are going to be covering the South Carolina primary from rainy Columbia, SC tonight. We’ll be at Liberty Tap Room located at 828 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201 if you want to stop by. Consider this an open thread.
One pollster gives Gingrich South Carolina surge, others disagree
InsiderAdvantage polled South Carolina just a few days ago on the 15th, and Mitt Romney had a 32-21 lead on Newt Gingrich. NewsMax had them poll again on the 18th, and the results were different. Gingrich takes his first SC poll lead in a month.
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Newt Gingrich’s Closing Argument: RedState Has It First
He is beginning to make his closing argument in South Carolina. I did not see last night’s debate, but the prevailing sentiment seems to be that he did a remarkably good job last night. It is close and, should Rick Perry stay in, Perry could legitimately be blamed for keeping Gingrich from beating Romney given the state of the polls. But even with Perry in | Read More »
South Carolina: Huntsman up, but not Romney?
InsiderAdvantage appears to be the first out of the gate in South Carolina after Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. As expected, South Carolina is showing movement from New Hampshire, the way New Hampshire and South Carolina showed movement from Iowa. At least, Rick Santorum is down and Jon Huntsman is up. Sticking out though is the lack of any gain for Mitt Romney.
The Perry Campaign Has Reset and Refocused in South Carolina
Here’s what everyone thinks about this year. If Romney sweeps Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina he wins. It is conventional wisdom and conventional wisdom is usually right. But this year there is an anomaly. The first several rounds of primaries and caucuses are not winner take all, but proportional. In fact, as you can see from the chart below the fold, there is still | Read More »
Don’t Settle: Rick Perry for President.
Not a site endorsement; this is the view of the undersigned RedState Contributors. If this website has a purpose – if any conservative website or publication has a purpose – it must begin with electing conservatives to significant public offices. We have the chance to nominate a conservative for president and win the White House in 2012. We can fumble that chance away by settling | Read More »
Marist projects a larger wave for Democrats in 2012
Marist College polled South Carolina for NBC. By request, I’m looking at this poll, but not because of anything it says about the upcoming primaries in the state. Instead, it’s the projection of the general election that is interesting. It seems to suggest a wave for the Democrats bigger than 2006 or 2008.
Nikki Haley Intends to Govern
The legislature and Governor in South Carolina have had a rather fractious relationship for the past decade. The Governor during that period has typically broken up the good old boy network and actually fought to reduce government in South Carolina and privatize what could be privatized. Well, recently there’s been a port expansion issue affecting Georgia and South Carolina. Georgia wants to deepen the Savannah | Read More »
Andre Bauer’s unfortunate endorsement of Newt Gingrich. [UPDATE]
[Please note the edit below: the implication in the CNN article was that Bauer's endorsement of Gingrich was welcomed by the campaign, but there's still wiggle room for Team Newt. I've emailed the Gingrich campaign to confirm. - Moe Lane] Team Newt announced today that they [CNN reported today that the Gingrich campaign] had picked up the endorsement of Andre Bauer, who is: a former | Read More »
Is the Machinists’ “Smoking Gun” Merely A Smoke Screen To Cover Its Own Actions?
Sometimes it is difficult to see the forest through the trees. Such seems to be the case of the media’s reporting on the matter of the union appointees at President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board and their prosecution of Boeing. This latest example of the media being blinded is the alleged ‘smoking gun‘ that was reported on Friday. However, if the media were to actually | Read More »
South Carolina and the Campaign Trail
On Saturday, Sarah Palin went to Iowa to lament crony capitalism in both parties. Her aides said she was taking shots at Rick Perry and Mitt Romney. We don’t know for sure whether or not she was because Sarah Palin herself did not confirm it. History is full of times Palin aides said something only to find Palin herself contradicting the aides. Yesterday, Sarah Palin | Read More »
The Fight for the GOP Presidential Nomination
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Scott Conroy from Real Clear Politics to discuss the current field of GOP Presidential candidates, the struggles Mitt Romney may have as this field evolves, and the whole will she won’t she Sarah Palin saga. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment | Read More »
RS Gathering: Tim Scott (R, SC-01).
Tim Scott was elected last year on a general reform slate in South Carolina: he was one of the candidates that we took an interest in, so it was great that he got to speak with our readers Friday night. Afterward, we spoke with Tim briefly: Sound was a little off at first: we had some motivated listeners Friday night.
2012 Fundraising and the Tough Road to the GOP Nomination
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake from the Washington Post to discuss the latest quarter of 2012 fundraising numbers, the importance of Iowa and the grueling GOP primary calendar. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can | Read More »