Wednesday, January 09, 2008

What will happen in South Carolina?

First Read:

From NBC's Domenico MontanaroWell, it's all-in for Romney in Michigan. Romney is pulling all advertising in South Carolina and putting all of his efforts into Michigan.

"We feel the best strategy is to focus our paid messaging in Michigan," Romney spokesman Kevin Madden said, per the

After going 0-for-2 in Iowa and New Hampshire, two states Romney poured in millions, Romney can't afford to lose one more.

Evangelicals, surprisingly, were equally divided in New Hampshire between Huckabee, McCain, and Romney. If Romney pulls his ads in South Carolina, will the evangelicals who would have voted for Romney go for McCain or Huckabee? They are a much larger lot in South Carolina, and don't assume they will go for Huckabee. They want a candidate who can win too.

I actually feel nervous for Mitt. He is my second choice and I don't want him out before they hardly get out of the gate. I certainly hope Michigan isn't the be all for him.

Also, I would hope Edwards wins in South Carolina. It would be more fun for it to be a good three way horse race for the Democrats. My feeling is that if Obama doesn't beat Hillary in South Carolina, then it's game over. No "fresh voice" for the Democrats. No "real change." It will be more of the same.