"This being South Carolina, some military imagery was more tasteful than others. Gingrich’s first endorser at Friday night’s speech decided to kick off his speech with a little bit of history: “Charleston has been the place of a lot of historic firings, like the firing of the first shot at Fort Sumter,” said Bobby Harrell, the state’s Republican speaker of the house. “Tomorrow, we will do another firing—when we fire Barack Obama from the White House!"
A South Carolina Democratic operative uses Mitt’s own words (and a smooth Al Green track) to show why the ex-Massachusetts governor will be a tough sell to GOP nutjobs. Among the greatest hits:
"I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I’m not trying to return to Reagan-Bush."
"I like mandates. The mandates work."
"I am not going to change our pro-choice laws in Massachusetts in any way. I will preserve them, I will protect them, I will enforce them. And therefore I’m not gonna make any changes which would make it more difficult for a woman to make that choice herself."
Though as many as 2,000 people were expected at a Tea Party rally in South Carolina, just 30 showed up after Donald Trump cancelled his appearance with Gov. Nikki Haley (R), according to the Columbia State.