Skip to comments.Fred update: He’s staying if he finishes third in SC; Update: Fred third in SC
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 Huckabees hide.
The Huckaboom continues.... *sigh*
I hope he’s 4th and out so we can quit wasting time on him and deal with actual contenders.
FOX has been MCLAME all day... wait till ALL the votes are counted, FRED will win.
Forget to mention MCLAME will never get my vote EVER!
Great move by Huckleberry to get on the SC flag issue. Too bad he might actually win the nomination now though.
The early release of this exit poll is designed to demoralize Fred supporters and convince those who have not yet voted that it’s a lost cause.
Don’t fall for it, SC. If you have not yet voted, cast your vote.
As in who sparky?
That says among “conversatives”. Are there composite numbers?
And why are all these “conservatives” for the most liberal two candidates?
Are those numbers for Republican primary voters or only for a conservative segment? I seems to be only among those who described themselves ‘conservatives’, right?
First it was, wait till Fred really works the crowd in Iowa the last two weeks, then it was hes not in NH because northerners dont like him and their too RINO like. Then it was wait till hes in SC and see how the real conservatives down there will warm up to him. Now its, even a third place will keep him alive.
Poorly run campaign, entered too late, little spark or enthusiam, too bad but “hes dead Jim”.
Fred is about 10 years too old and not perky enough to successfully run for Pres. in this plastic, shallow, media-frenzied society of ours. Otherwise he would be a great conservative president IMHO.
This is following the Iowa scenario for Fred. Optimism here early on that he would get a solid third with some hoping for second. Same thing in SC. The news has been trending negative all day. I’m afraid Fred Heads will be disappointed tonight. That includes me. I’ll be happy to eat crow if he gets third or better.
Romney, McCain, and Huckabee.
It is interesting that Romney is third after spending the most time and money in North Carolina.
As much as I'd have to hold my nose, I'd consider voting for him just to keep the Clintons out of the White House.
Sing along with Huck:
If a stupid flag is what made the difference, then my opinion of SC voters can't get any lower.
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...
Another dummy/lib/RINO troll signup.
I swear, Jim should charge a “Troll” deposit/clean up fee on n00bs.
It should be a non issue except for the people of S.C.
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.
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.
Except McCain wants to tell them to get rid of it.
Dopey Humanists that think they’re Christians.
Glad you think so good luck to ya.
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
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.
I hope Huck beats the crap out of McCain!!!!!! LOL
I agree. Enough already. You STILL have folks waiting for a Hunter comeback. Incredible
No, they just don’t like folks telling them they should get rid of it, regardless if they have the power to do so.
Waaahh..if Fred doesn’t win I’m taking my toys and going home....
That's probably the smallest thing I have against him.
Where did I put that fork?
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)
“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.
Wow, exit polls.
100% accuracy rating....why bother voting, let’s just do exit polls.
I still cannot understand this Huckabee phenomenon.
Wasn't that exactly the point he was making?
I won’t ever support the manchurian candidate.
He also doesn’t want the job, has no executive experience to speak of, and ran a lousy campaign.
Duncan Hunter did do better in Nevada than he’s done in any state save Wyoming thus far...
The West knows best, it would appear.
Hillary will beat Romney like a drum.
He cannot even deliver his own state.
If it’s Romney for us, then its Hillary as the next president.
Fred will dominate the Thompson household caucus and that will provide the bounce he needs to send him to the nomination.
November of 2004? I doubt it's the case this time though...