Told You So
I told you so. CNN is confirming what I’ve said since before election results were in Tuesday night. Jim DeMint is not going to endorse in the South Carolina runoff. Gresham Barrett has been touting his ties to DeMint and sending out mail with them on it together. He has been suggesting and expecting an endorsement. That will not come. Considering the two are close | Read More »
What is it About South Carolina’s Male Politicians?
I realize they don’t like getting beaten by a woman and Nikki Haley is the first woman in South Carolina to get so far, but Gresham Barrett is off to a rough start in the runoff. First Barrett says character is all that counts: “Character is not one of the things that matters,” he said. “It’s the only thing that matters.” Then he immediately tells | Read More »
Alvin Greene (D CAND, SC-SEN) up on felony charge.
You know, South Carolinian political shenanigans are ever so much more fun when they’re not aimed at anybody on your side: South Carolina’s surprise Democratic nominee to challenge U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint is facing a pending felony charge. Court records show 32-year-old Alvin Greene was arrested in November and charged with showing obscene Internet photos to a University of South Carolina student. The felony charge | Read More »
The Most Dangerous Woman
They called Nikki Haley a whore. They called her a raghead. Now they better start practicing calling her Governor. Nikki Haley came within a percentage point or two of avoiding a runoff for the Republican nomination in South Carolina. Despite all the smears and all the foul play, she is a winner. The second place finisher, Congressman Gresham Barrett, goes into the runoff roughly 27% | Read More »
Haley looking to avoid runoff in today’s primary [Updated x 2]
PPP’s latest on the South Carolina Governor’s race doesn’t even cover the Democrats. The assumption must be that Vincent Sheheen has it wrapped up, I suppose. So, on to the Republican side, where Nikki Haley hopes to win an absolute majority and avoid a runoff.
Lots of Primaries today.
According to RCP, we’ve got primaries in California, Iowa, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Virginia. The news has been dominated by California’s, Nevada’s, and of course South Carolina’s – but they’re all important, so if you’re a voter in that state, hie yourselves and any reliable Republican voters within reach to a polling station. You can let the | Read More »
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Jim DeMint Has Not Endorsed Gresham Barrett.
Gresham Barrett is trotting around South Carolina alluding to a Jim DeMint endorsement to combat Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney endorsing Nikki Haley. There’s just one problem. Jim DeMint has not endorsed Gresham Barrett. In fact, DeMint has been upfront about staying out of the primary and I cannot imagine him endorsing Gresham Barrett over a conservative rockstar like Nikki Haley. This is an act | Read More »
PPP: SC-GOV Haley/Barrett 43/23.
Eight points away from making a runoff unnecessary. Nikki Haley hasn’t suffered any damage whatsoever after accusations of multiple extramarital affairs and is headed for an easy first place finish in Tuesday’s Republican primary for Governor of South Carolina. Haley has a 20 point lead, getting 43% of the vote. Gresham Barrett looks like the favorite for the second runoff spot. He’s at 23%, followed | Read More »
Did you think that anti-reform in South Carolina has any limits?
If you did, let me break it to you: no, it doesn’t. The video (via Palmetto State Politics) is here: flip ahead to 5:53, where Lt. Governor candidate Larry Richter casually calls into question the combat service of Lt. Governor candidate Bill Connor. Repeatedly. With a smirking sneer and a greasy awareness that he won’t get decked for it. Some points to address there: Bill | Read More »
Die In A Fire, You Vicious Racist Scumbag
I didn’t address State Sen. Jake Knotts’ “raghead” comments earlier, because I had little to say to the refuted man, save for some rather colorful words. Today, he proved himself even more odious than even first thought. Via Hot Air (emphasis theirs): He claims she is hiding her religion and he wants the voters to know about it. “We got a raghead in Washington; we | Read More »
Nikki Haley Doubles Down on Truth
From the Political Wire, we learn Nikki Haley will resign if the allegations against her are proven true. Host: “If something comes out after you win the primary, or after you win the general election become South Carolina’s next governor, if something were to come out that validates the claims that have been made against you — in terms of stepping out on your husband | Read More »
So, if you’ve been watching the Nikki Haley smear attempts…
…and you are absolutely sick and tired of the way that self-appointed ‘elites’ will stop at nothing in order to keep secure their place at the twin troughs of power and money; if you are appalled that in 2010 – 2010 – a politician from any party would think that his petty privileges are worth smearing the public reputation of not only his constituents, but | Read More »
The Andre Bauer Campaign Strategy: From Wh*re to ‘Raghead’ With David Brody In Between
Well, Andre Bauer’s campaign to paint Nikki Haley as a two-timing wh*re — and you’ll have to forgive me if you object to the word, but that is exactly what the dribbling out of “I slept with Nikki Haley” stories was designed to do — blew up in his face. Now he’s moved on to her being a raghead. What’s funny is that the same | Read More »
Nikki Haley guts Andre Bauer on live television.
Get yourself a glass of something nice, first. This is from a candidate forum from earlier in the evening, where Nikki Haley redresses one week’s worth of filthy innuendos in roughly five minutes, at the expense of Lt. Gov Andre Bauer. You should watch the entire thing… See also Hot Air and Ace of Spades. [And here's some useful AmSpec background.] [And check out the | Read More »
Hi, Larry Marchant! [UPDATED]
[UPDATE] Prove it, Larry. And no looking at Willy Folks’ test paper, either. Bye, Larry Marchant! [South Carolinian] Republican gubernatorial hopeful Andre Bauer said today he has asked for and received the resignation of a political consultant for “inappropriate conduct” but would say little more. Lt. Gov. Bauer announced that adviser Larry Marchant gave him his resignation at noon today. (Via CCP Blog) Funny how | Read More »