Saturday, January 19, 2008

South Carolina Primary

I just looked at the poll summary at RealClearPolitics . For those of us who think Fred Thompson is a strong candidate, the news isn't good. In every poll they list he is third or fourth. It is an interesting situation, and points out the difficulty in attempting serious dialog in an MTV environment. Mr. Thompson has been a strong voice in the war on terror, has a generally conservative record on spending, learned the risks of hubris and importance of keeping government small as a member of the Watergate team, and has a states' rights bent.

He clearly didn't leverage his early poll advantage, but that shouldn't be a fatal error. His speeches aren't in sound bites, and his gravitas shows on the campaign. But, the voters seem to prefer conservatism light....

I'll be watching the election results tonight to see if anything changes. I fear anything less than a second place finish might signal the end of his campaign.

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