South Carolina Update: Dirty Laundry
The Race for King of the South Carolina Primary has morphed into a “strange is truer than fiction” event. In what can be described, faster than the 24 hour news cycle can report, is too good to be true. It has exceeded every possible expectation, which can only be described as a ‘Love American style’ infatuation with Dirty Laundry.
Jon Huntsman has long since dropped out, throwing his support to Mr. Romney, whom made the claim he likes firing people. This rubbed some the wrong way, including Mr. Huntsman, given the rate of unemployment and Mitt’s role with Bain Venture Capital. Still, Huntsman threw Romney his endorsement.
Then, there was the debate, in which Newt and friends hammered Mitt mercilessly. Mr. Santorum set him up with a ‘felonious’ left-right combo, Mitt seemingly never saw coming, and Governor Perry landed a solid uppercut to Mitt’s ‘Tax Return’ pocketbook. Mr. Gingrich stole the show, merely receiving an unprecedented debate standing ovation.
Mr. Romney stumbled explaining his 15% tax rate, claiming mostly investment income except for a small amount of speaking fees he received; $374,000 being that small amount. Newt pounced, advancing his cause to deliver the Conservative knockout blow, by taking the reins from Santorum and Perry. Santorum balked, claiming a better standing, but Perry acquiesced.
Remember Sarah Palin? She got into the fray throwing her support to Gingrich. In a classic statement, she proclaimed we can’t have candidates’ not properly vetted going into a Presidential race. Now I ask you, Isn’t that special?
Rick Santorum has edged out Romney in the certified vote totals the Iowa Caucus by a margin of 34 votes. Mr. Santorum however has not been declared the winner of the January 3rd event, due to an inconclusive 8 missing precincts discrepancy.
With still another debate before the South Carolina Primary, this is hardly over. Newt has cut Mitt’s lead to half. With Perry and Huntsman out, the stage will be smaller, granting more time for attacks. If that doesn’t keep you absolutely glued to your seat America, ABC News will break two stories. One to do with Newt’s second wife, whom claims she can single handedly end his political run and the other dealing with Mitt’s $8 million Cayman Island offshore accounts.
January 19, 2012
Location: Charleston, SC
Sponsor: CNN and the Southern Republican Leadership Conference
Strange is indeed truer than Fiction.