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Fred update: Hes staying if he finishes third in SC; Update: Fred third in SC
Hot Air ^ | January 19, 2008 | Allahpundit

Posted on 01/19/2008 2:59:21 PM PST by CaspersGh0sts

Watch as the goalposts move before your very eyes, with less contested southern states like Georgia and Tennessee now the benchmark for voter enthusiasm.

Third in SC is very much a possibility, of course — but early indications from Carl Cameron are not good.

Politico says he sounds wistful on the trail today while the NYT seizes one last opportunity to snark. “Amen! Tell the truth, Fred! Amen!”

Update: Victory in defeat:

Over the past month, Huckabee first surged in polls of South Carolina Republicans, from fifth place to, for a time, a solid first place. Over the past two weeks, however, he has fallen behind McCain, largely for two reasons: McCain got a major boost from his January 8 New Hampshire win, and the struggling campaign of Fred Thompson made a last ditch effort to get on track here. While well behind and tied for third place with Romney, Thompson did make gains, and the data suggest that virtually every point Thompson picked up came out of Huckabee’s hide.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: fred; fredthompson; huckabee; sc2008; southcarolina; thompson
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To: CaspersGh0sts

Look I like Fred, but it’s just not going to happen. All these Fred people need to get real...who is going to beat Hillary and not totally sell conservatism out? He’s not perfect but Romney is the best bet...


21 posted on 01/19/2008 3:08:45 PM PST by rman04554
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To: CaspersGh0sts; Jim Robinson

Another dummy/lib/RINO troll signup.

I swear, Jim should charge a “Troll” deposit/clean up fee on n00bs.


22 posted on 01/19/2008 3:10:38 PM PST by papasmurf (I'm voting for FRed, even if I have to write him in.)
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To: curiosity
If a stupid flag is what made the difference, then my opinion of SC voters can't get any lower.

It should be a non issue except for the people of S.C.

23 posted on 01/19/2008 3:10:53 PM PST by Graybeard58 ( Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: barryg

Huck is not my guy. Then again, neither is Fred, Mitt or McQueeg. So it was all a big purse fight to me in SC.


24 posted on 01/19/2008 3:11:23 PM PST by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: CaspersGh0sts

If this holds true, combined with the results of the other states, it’s apparent to me that the republican party is no longer a conservative party. At least when it comes to smaller government and federalism.


25 posted on 01/19/2008 3:11:48 PM PST by KoRn
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To: Graybeard58

Except McCain wants to tell them to get rid of it.


26 posted on 01/19/2008 3:12:07 PM PST by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: CaspersGh0sts
“The Huckaboom continues.... *sigh*”

Dopey Humanists that think they’re Christians.

Sad.

27 posted on 01/19/2008 3:12:37 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: rman04554

Glad you think so good luck to ya.


28 posted on 01/19/2008 3:12:45 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: VastRWCon

Fred will win? When was the last time exit polls were off by 20 points?? Really now. Get a dose of reality. He’s done


29 posted on 01/19/2008 3:13:42 PM PST by NYC Republican (Romney-the ONLY one to stop Huck, McCain, and Hillary!)
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To: pissant

Just think how “used” and stupid those flag voters will feel, once they see that he can’t do a thing about a State’s flag.


30 posted on 01/19/2008 3:13:56 PM PST by papasmurf (I'm voting for FRed, even if I have to write him in.)
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To: Huck

I hope Huck beats the crap out of McCain!!!!!! LOL


31 posted on 01/19/2008 3:14:30 PM PST by Romneyfor President2008
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To: DeusExMachina05

I agree. Enough already. You STILL have folks waiting for a Hunter comeback. Incredible


32 posted on 01/19/2008 3:15:09 PM PST by NYC Republican (Romney-the ONLY one to stop Huck, McCain, and Hillary!)
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To: papasmurf

No, they just don’t like folks telling them they should get rid of it, regardless if they have the power to do so.


33 posted on 01/19/2008 3:15:56 PM PST by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: imahawk

Waaahh..if Fred doesn’t win I’m taking my toys and going home....


34 posted on 01/19/2008 3:16:08 PM PST by rman04554
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To: pissant
Except McCain wants to tell them to get rid of it.

That's probably the smallest thing I have against him.

35 posted on 01/19/2008 3:16:14 PM PST by Graybeard58 ( Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: DeusExMachina05
“hes dead Jim”.

Where did I put that fork?

36 posted on 01/19/2008 3:16:35 PM PST by joebuck
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To: NYC Republican

Fred will still be “surging” around here for the next few days. My advice is to play along until reality sinks in. Probably late next week, the first “Fred was just an entertainer” threads will trickle in. :o)


37 posted on 01/19/2008 3:16:43 PM PST by Romneyfor President2008
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To: rman04554

You too?


38 posted on 01/19/2008 3:17:01 PM PST by rintense (Thompson / Hunter 2008!)
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To: papasmurf

“Another dummy/lib/RINO troll signup. I swear, Jim should charge a “Troll” deposit/clean up fee on n00bs.”

Exactly what about *sigh* are you not getting?

It might actually be of benefit for you to freaking read my posts. I’m not exactly happy about this.

I encourage Fredheads not to give up on their man and that message still rings true. That aside, these are the first numbers I’ve seen posted here.


39 posted on 01/19/2008 3:17:04 PM PST by CaspersGh0sts
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To: Huck

I concur.


40 posted on 01/19/2008 3:17:16 PM PST by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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