Skip to comments.Placing her bet on Southern hospitality (Michele B.)
Posted on 04/17/2011 1:00:28 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
BLUFFTON, S.C. -- Laura Sterling had never voted before 2008, much less been a political activist.
But Friday night she was one of three self-described "little South Carolina moms" hosting a $175-per-couple reception for Michele Bachmann, the Minnesota firebrand congresswoman who is rapidly becoming the adopted favorite of many conservatives in the Palmetto State.
Her latest visit, including a Monday Tea Party rally at the State Capitol in Columbia, is part of an effort to set up the possibility of strong showings in the early presidential nominating contests of her native Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. That trifecta would force the GOP establishment to take Bachmann seriously in 2012, or at least move its message to the right.
South Carolina could be a special prize -- it's voted for every Republican to win the party's presidential nomination since Ronald Reagan.
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I’m getting kicked off the computer here at the library, time limit up. I’ll catch up later from home....
M. Bachmann is campaigning for vice-president on the Palin ticket.
I hope she does well.
No way, Jose.