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Posted on 01/21/2012 6:43:43 AM PST by tomkat
It's 0930 EST and there's nothing in the sidebar that looks like a live thread for the SC primary . . .
thanks for the ping
From our local Fox TV..
Officials said turnout was heavy in Greenville County precincts that are traditionally Republican. Heavy turnout was reported at both the Brushy Creek and Powdersville precincts in Pickens County.
Cherokee, Greenwood, Laurens, Newberry and Union counties reported light-to-steady turnout, officials said.
Nope, Fox News Exit polls are all BLANK on their site...I have heard no mention of it on FOX (but I haven’t been listening ALL day either...... If Mitt were winning, we would have known about it at 8:30 this morning
It's still a great speech.
Before CNN started playing their debate again (good for Newt) they said Newt was up by as many as fourteen
Finally got back on FR...Anyone else having problems.
Cake from Willard to Newt was low. FOX is saying it was in poor taste :~)
Women can be such jealous creatures. From what I see of Calista, I like her. Anything is an improvement over today’s first lady. Hell, I’d take Teresa Heinz Kerry over this.
You, my FRiend, have a good eye. I have another of his cards that was from 20m QSO. It is red satin with inlaid gold. It is framed on the wall. Very few know any more. He was a great ambassador for radiosport. His son can’t hold his fathers jock. A real shame.
Big ditto to that, Girl !
Still, the various serial foodfights notwithstanding, it's been enjoyable takin' a break and catchin' up with FReepers' thoughts on the day's events in SC.
Carry on y'all, yer doin' good
“Who do you support?
Did you support King David for king of Israel?”
Probably Ahab, who after all was loyal to his wife . . .
Before she got eaten by dogs, anyway.
Why did he do the global warming add with Pelosi?
We need more popcorn! :)
“Id rather do housework than watch The Five and I dont do housework!”
LOL—Some how I knew this to be true.
And Yes Go Newt. :)
For a then 14-yr old to be speaking directly with the King of Jordan was a hell of a rush.
(Only after the big guy stopped by and let the lightening rods go!)
Good comeback. I remember Newt in update NY as well and how infuriating it was to see him support that liberal.
I knew he was doing something against his whole philosophy and life experience, and I asked myself why would he do that?
And the only answer I could think that made sense is he needed speaking and endorsement fees, and the Republican establishment was pulling his strings.
Now with the backing of a well-funded SuperPAC, Newt is independent to act on his own. As I see the old Newt of ‘94 back with us, I pray he will stay with us and clearly he will if he goes all the way to this Fall’s election.
After he gets in the Whitehouse, he will need to size up the Fed and the big banks, the banksters who are in a position to hold a gun to his head and ours to do their will. This sizing up is going to be his first real test.
Oh, man, Windflier -- BLESS YOU for saying it so extremely well. BULLS-EYE!
And Godspeed Newt Gingrich!!!
Before the first debate the folks who I would hear talking about the primary were still favoring Romney over Gingrich and Santorum by roughly a 2-1 margin with a few supporting Perry and Paul. Based on the comments I heard, many of them wanted to support another candidate than Romney but felt he was the one to take on Obama and it was inevitable.
The first debate changed everything. Quite few of the Romney supporters started jumping ship over to Newt. The second debate and Perry endorsement really started putting him over the top. I know one lady who voted for Romney in 2008 and was going to vote for him in 2012 but changed her mind for Gingrich.
They were definitely a mixed bag supporting Gingrich, Santorum and Perry. Most did not favor Romney at all and didn't like talking about him. I really don't know if it's his Mormonism or being moderate or both that put these folks off but they definitely don't care for him.
The first and second debate helped Gingrich out with the social conservatives. I think the Perry endorsement and quasi-Palin endorsement really put Gingrich in command with thesm and got them excited about Gingrich. I still think quite a few of them really like Santorum overall, so he should do well with them.
The moderate style of Republicans are sticking with Romney and they haven't seemed phased by anything. I will say this that this group seems to be sticking Romney and they aren't giving up.
Turnout at my precinct seemed low but that is probably pretty common for a primary. That's it from the Lowcountry.
Yes, after 7 days, I am feeling somewhat better, thanks very much. “Chesta” - I’ll buy it! Give James a hug from me! Miss you both!
ROTFL! GOOD on Newt!! He just has to win this primary!
Holy cow, looked to see if a live thread was started and 870 posts already! Could be hugh!
Go Newt, Go South Carolina, we’re countin’ on you!
Shudda had the proTECTive underwear; instead of the Milk-Bone© ones...
I so want Newt to win and by a decisive margin!
To nti and SC in case you haven’t seen this already.
All the title read was “today”. No big deal. It’s grand!
Thanks for that report and interesting analysis, Mr. Fuji.
Had the same rush with VR6TC one evening on 15. LOL...My wife just said Carl Cameron looks like Jiminy Cricket. Cracked me up. Nice to meet you. Go Newt!
We have a housekeeper for housework and I refuse to watch The Five.
Strategic political reasoning.
If you don’t get your foot in the door from the outset, you lose the ability to affect the eventual outcome.
Legislation supported by ‘watermelons’ (green on the outside, red on the inside) has had a devastating effect on the U.S. economy. Conservatives didn’t get involved soon enough. It was important that such legislation reflect real science and not anti-business bias on the part of envio-nazis.
Could Newt have gone about it in a way he wouldn’t appear to be hand-in-hand with La Pelosi? Yes, and he has admitted such.
So Newt wins the GOP primaries and surprisingly selects Paul as his running mate. The duo get slammed in the general election, leading to the following headline:
“And one thing we can all do is pray for Rick, that he sees it, if that’s the case. “
Yes, And I would love to see him run next time (if things continue the direction it appears today)
He will have more experience and better control.
Leave it to you to pimp ONE poll where Santorum leads Gingrich by just ONE point.
Seriously friend, are you really that desperate for a miracle? Whatever. Good luck.
Thank you very much, dear Amanda King!!!
“Over 1800 people have already voted on Daniel Island. What great turnout!!”
@chucktodd & MSNBC getting reports of heavy turnout in Pickens, Greenville and upstate, even with weather. Should help Newt
gone up on Newt win: more than 5% now is real possibility. Mitt needs good turnout in midlands & low country
The Greenville News - In Greenville, turnout has been heavy; Anderson has been steady, but not overwhelming,” state election commission says
I’ll be darned...turns out I was living just down the road at the time Callista graduated from high school! I guess that means I’m a little closer to Newts age than to hers ;-) She’s also a graduate of Luther College in Decorah IA, where the company I worked for had an operation.
Small world. I never would have guessed had I not clicked on your link.
Thanks a mucho bunch, Jim .. you're a patient man !
If I were a mod (causing freepers everywhere to FOFL) the timeout cannon would've been deployed !
We have been to a few Tea Parties in Greenville, and always impressed with the turnout. While the local media reported “1000” in attendance in April of 2009, I have pics to prove the crowd was at least 10,000. Thanks for the report.
I’ve met her in person. She is sincere and very gracious, friendly and nice.
Interesting. I take it that the poll workers being impressed is indicative of the interest people in SC have in getting rid of Obama? Let’s hope it holds through to November.
I’m with you. It was so nice to come home today and not find 5-7 useless messages on my answering machine.
Gotta hand it to the Myth. He pounded me pretty good on the phone. Always a message, sometimes two. Lot of good it did :)
"Despite only four candidates remaining in the race, the names of candidates who dropped out such as Rick Perry and John Huntsman remain on the ballot. The Election Commission says any vote for an inactive candidate remains with that candidate."
No point to this except to confuse the already confused, typical SC election.
"Voters in much of South Carolina dodged raindrops and even braved a tornado watch to get to polling stations Saturday. The state election commission told NBC some precincts in Newberry, Fairfield and Saluda counties experienced power outages. Some precincts had to use paper ballots until power was restored.
Election officials in Richland County informed the state office that turnout has been "Medium to heavy in northern precincts, and steady to light elsewhere.""
This is good, the Ron Pauls and iBama marxists are downtown, especially around USC. northern area is Ft Jackson and upper scale areas, like Spring Valley.
In Lexington County, election officials say turnout has been "Mostly light, but steady in some precincts."
Probably will pick up for the final 2 hours as the rain has stopped.
Orangeburg County election officials say turnout has been "Extremely low.""
iBama terriitory. People with common sense avoid Orangeburg whenever possible.
Question for SC Voters?
How long does it take to count all the votes in SC? I have some analysis I want to work on ASAP. Is this going to be like IA where we are at 95% for 8 hours getting the last 5% in, or will everything come in quickly?