Skip to comments.Are reports of the death of a viable challenge to Lindsey Graham grossly exaggerated?
Posted on 04/23/2014 10:58:46 AM PDT by cotton1706
There hasnt been a lot of polling in the South Carolina Republican Senate primary, but what polling there is shows Lindsay Graham ahead by 30%+ against potential challengers.
But it may still be a challenge for Graham to get the 50% he needs in the primary to avoid a runoff, and generating a runoff in which all the anti-Graham vote could coalesce, has been the strategy all along.
Politico has essentially called challenges to Graham dead on arrival, How Lindsey Graham outmaneuvered the tea party:
Sen. Lindsey Graham recognized the threat years before it had a chance to form and knew immediately what he had to do .
Grahams deft maneuvering shows why hes become the dominant political figure in this deeply red state and is skating to another six years even as hes angered the base on immigration and other hot-button issues. Far from pandering to the partys tea party wing in order to get reelected, hes challenging it head-on: Graham warns that the GOP is caught in a death spiral with minorities, says it needs to get real about climate change and defends his move to open debate on gun control legislation after a school massacre.
Is it really over before it really has begun?
I long ago ceased trying to predict South Carolina politics. But it seems to me that the world could change quickly if Graham gets into a runoff.
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Read my tag line.
He is splitting the opposite into 4, 5, 6 or 7 groups behind 6 different challengers. Then, all he needs is a confused electorate and a few newspapers ...
That’s the 50.1 percent required.
“A Tea Party primary” would have been able to focus the opposition into a single name and idea that would beat him.
The stupid tea party and others opposing him will split the vote so badly he’ll win re-election, if that’s what you’re asking
Of course, they could do nothing and that’ll guarantee his reelection, if that’s what you’re proposing.