South Carolina is a must-win for the Republican that hopes to take the nomination. It's an important state for both parties and the place were the smashmouth politics really kick into high gear.
South Carolina is the state that lost 2000 for McCain -and the mastermind of that defeat, Warren Tompkins (aka The God of Hell), is now employed by Mitt Romney. A site called phonyFred.org (smearing my candidate, FDT) has been "traced back to Tompkins consulting firm." As the Hillary 1984 commercial was traced to Obama's campaign.
Here's what's gone down already and we haven't even made it to Iowa or New Hampshire, let alone S.C....
"...The anonymous e-mails and letters began dropping into inboxes and through front doors this summer.
One claimed that Hillary Clinton was having a lesbian affair with Huma Abedin, her beautiful aide. Another online mass-mailing cautioned of the “dark secrets” of Mitt Romney’s Mormonism. A blogger claiming to support John McCain said that Rudy Giuliani's wife supported the killing of “innocent puppies”. Flyers appeared on cars accusing Barack Obama of being a Muslim extremist. An anonymous website said that Fred Thompson was a corrupt playboy.
Welcome to South Carolina, the foulest swamp of electoral dirty tricks in America. This state’s primary race has already become the sleaziest leg of the 2008 presidential campaign..." (source)
Come on, you all know I love this crap. I always wonder about people that say they don't. Do they just say that because that's what you're supposed to say? Is there anyone that didn't think Lee Atwater was a bit of a god? I want the dirt whether I believe it or not --it makes it all a bit more fun. Politics aren't sterile. If you want the most important, powerful job in the land...let's see how dirty you'll get your hands in getting there.