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Race & SC Dems in ’08

Clinton and Obama debate in Myrtle Beach CLINTON AND THE RACE CARD Excerpt from Front Row Seat at the Circus by Jim Heath: It was a much colder January evening as we reported live from outside the Palace Theatre in Myrtle …

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Trump is Shaking the Establishment

REALITY SINKING IN Donald Trump has now proven he can win across the country from the Northeast to the South to the Mountain West. He has won in the GOP field with evangelicals, Independents and Latinos. According to polls he …

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South Carolina’s Mormon Problem

Mitt Romney twice lost the SC Primary Excerpt from Front Row Seat at the Circus by Jim Heath. From Chapter “Red, White & Blue” The 2002 Winter Games proved to the world that America was back on its feet. The $1.3 …

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Dirty Tricks South Carolina Style

Dirty tricks helped Bush beat McCain in 2000 DIRTY TRICKS IN PALMETTO STATE NOTHING NEW Excerpt from  Front Row Seat at the Circus: One Journalist’s Journey through two Presidential Elections by Jim Heath: To say the return to South Carolina …

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NEW HAMPSHIRE PUNCHES MANY TICKETS

NEW HAMPSHIRE SENDS A CROWDED GOP FIELD SOUTH Let’s put this into historical perspective. Candidates spend over a year campaigning in this first-in-the-nation presidential primary state. They raise millions of dollars to spend it on advertising and a ground game …

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New Hampshire Predictions

NEW HAMPSHIRE VOTES – THE WINNERS ARE PREDICTABLE The first-in-the-nation presidential primary happens today and the winners, when the votes are counted, will be all too predictable. On the Democratic side, Vermont’s Independent Senator Bernie Sanders – from next door …

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Sanders is Santa Claus

 SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE PAID FOR BY (UNKNOWN) I listened to Bernie Sanders giving a speech in New Hampshire last night as we approach a critical moment in Campaign ’16. What I heard from him was, “free stuff, free stuff, more …

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GOP Governors Shine in Debate

  GOP GOVERNORS DOMINATE FINAL DEBATE BEFORE NH VOTES   The Republicans debate in New Hampshire Marco Rubio had a chance, with a good debate performance, to knock Chris Christie, Jeb Bush and John Kasich out of the race. But …

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New Hampshire is #1

 NEW HAMPSHIRE LEADS THE WAY Excerpt from Front Row Seat at the Circus by Jim Heath. New Hampshire has been a great start to our presidential selection process. What political junkie has not stayed up until midnight on Election Day …

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IOWA CAUCUS RESULTS

MY TAKE ON IOWAOn the Republican side, it was a great night for Ted Cruz. He held the critical Iowa evangelical votes, won convincingly (following Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum) and positions himself well heading into the southern primaries. Cruz …

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