September 16, 2007

IF HE DOESN'T WIN IA HOW'S HE STILL GOING BY SC?:

South Carolinians seem to favor a Southern son (Albert R. Hunt, 9/16/07, Bloomberg News)

Ten miles away, in the heart of the far right of the South Carolina conservative movement, Steve Jones, the president of Bob Jones University, said Thompson, 65, was one of a few Republican candidates who would be welcome on the campus.

The other major contender, Jones said, would be Mitt Romney, although some at the university, a fundamentalist Christian institution, are "having a hard time getting over" his Mormon religion. [...]

Any possibility for a Thompson nomination must include a win in South Carolina.

Thompson, a former U.S. senator and TV actor, needs a respectable showing in Iowa and New Hampshire, likely to be the first tests next January.


Posted by Orrin Judd at September 16, 2007 1:27 PM
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