Monday, January 3, 2011

Mitt Romney could be looking pretty good in South Carolina

With the South Carolina 2012 Presidential primary being one of the first in the nation and by many considered one of the most important, Mitt Romney is looking pretty good. At least with it's top officials.

Jim Demint a long time friend and supporter of Romney's candidacy in 2008 can't help but bring Romney's name up as being at the top of his list again for 2012. New Governor Nikki Haley who was also a supporter of Romney in 2008, was backed early on by him (1, 2, 3) in her own run for Governor when she was considered a long shot and before anyone else of note got involved in her campaign. Both of these South Carolinians know a good man when they see him.

Well yesterday, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham had this to say about Romney on Meet The Press:

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12 comments:

Right Wingnut said...

Times have changed...

Demint has a tough decision to make. Expaect a huge TP backlash against him if he endorses Mitt again.

Haley too. She could have won the primary without Mitt, but not without Sarah. Anyone but the loyal Rombots knows that to be true.

Lindey Graham? Was that an endorsement, or an opinion? Who knows if his endorsement would help or not. I can't stand the guy. Perhaps people in SC like him....I don't know. I get the feeling he will have a hell of a time saving his own ass in 2012.

hamaca said...

"Was that an endorsement, or an opinion?"

Excellent question. I've often wondered if people mix up the two, assuming that they are one and the same as is the case with many commenters on those other sites many of us post on (or used to as the case may be).

Doug NYC GOP said...

RWN,

I really admire the absolute certianty or your pronouncements and how try to cut off any debate about them. Case in point:

"She could have won the primary without Mitt, but not without Sarah. Anyone but the loyal Rombots knows that to be true."

Wow, there is nothing more to say then, I guess.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't be too excited about having Graham in Mitt's corner. The soon to be former Senator from South Carolina (2014 cannot come soon enough) isn't too popular in his home state. It isn't a slam dunk that Haley and DeMint will endorse Romney either. Palin endorsed Haley as well and DeMint has had kind things to say about Palin as well.

A.J.R.

Pablo said...

I think that Graham's statements help Romney nationally more than in South Carolina. Graham has been censured three times by the Republican party in South Carolina. He is not that popular with the base and could face a primary challenge in 2014.

Revolution 2010 said...

RWN<

"Demint has a tough decision to make. Expect a huge TP backlash against him if he endorses Mitt again.

Haley too"

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And poor Jim was just named, "Conservative of the Year".

A huge backlash? Will that come from the TP members that support Romney? Or just the ones that support Palin?

illinoisguy said...

DeMint has named Romney as being at the top of his list, while anyone else goes unnamed.

Haley made it clear that she was moving up in the polls nicely before Palin's endorsement. this was in an interview about a month ago. I'm pretty sure they will both go with Mitt.

David said...

Romney's support is covering all the bases.

While Palin supporters laugh at Graham and those who agree with his views, they forgot that whoever faces Obama and expects to win, will need a lot more than just the conservative vote.

Revolution 2010 said...

Palin supporters belittle Graham because they know Romney has the moderate vote locked up and holds his own very well with conservatives. You need them both to win.

Anonymous said...

Revolution 2010...

I belittle Graham because he usually stabs the Republicans in the back and enjoys the positive press he gets for doing it. He is the classic RINO who is too moderate for his Conservative state. I for one am looking forward to the end of his term in 2014.

As for who DeMint and Haley will endorse, I have no idea. They very well may support Romney but they could just as easily back Palin or even someone else.

A.J.R.

Anonymous said...

When I heard Mr. Graham on Suday, I said to myself "yippie!" because there is now less chance that the other two SC major Republicans will back Mr. Romney.


OHIO JOE

Michael said...

"When I heard Mr. Graham on Suday, I said to myself "yippie!" because there is now less chance that the other two SC major Republicans will back Mr. Romney."


I wouldn't bet to much money on that prediction.