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Almanac of South Carolina politics

Our old friend Rob Jeffrey offers us a lesson in South Carolina politics. Rob knows the state and the personalities quite well, thus providing an excellent context for those who would try to make sense of what’s going on in the Palmetto State.

His prediction? If Huckabee wins big in the upcountry, he’ll win the state; otherwise, we may end up with a fractured result. South Carolina may end up "predicting" the outcome by paving the way to a brokered convention.

I have to say that I’m a little less unimpressed by McCain’s prospects; see, for example, this poll. But Rob has much more local knowledge, and I know enough to know that Lindsay Graham’s support doesn’t help McCain all that much.

Stay tuned for Rob’s post-mortem after the race. He’ll explain why what happened happened.

Discussions - 4 Comments

Great essay, but I still don't know who's going to win...

.....OK, I added the last sentence to protect my rear, but notice the latest polls today (Rasmussen and Mason-Dixon) show Huck and McCain dead even in the mid-20's. As I said in a comment below, MANY folks are still undecided. I'm not sure what's going to happen either.....besides, I'm not clairvoyant!

That's a nice political sketch of that state. My son, studying political science at the Citadel, told me roughly the same thing. Make that VERY roughly the same thing, like a Thurber cartoon relates to a Windsor McCay.

Very nice. Thank you. I look forward to the next one.

Kate, you are too kind....

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