Romney Might Actually Win South Carolina
He wasn't expected to, but nobody seems to be challenging
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Nov 11, 2011 2:27 PM CST
Mitt Romney shakes hands with people at Farm Boys restaurant during a visit in May to Chapin, SC.   (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain)

(Newser) – Mitt Romney isn’t supposed to win South Carolina. That’s been the conventional wisdom all election cycle, given his fourth-place finish here in 2008. And yet, CNN can’t help but notice that with the clock ticking, Romney’s still at or near the top of the polls in the Palmetto state. "It used to be, ‘Hey, this guy’s a Mormon. He’s the Yankee governor,’” says state Rep. Nathan Ballentine. “But now it’s the economy people are focused on. I am liking his chances.”

Of course, Ballentine’s one of only three elected officials in the state to endorse Romney, and the campaign clearly isn’t betting on a win. Romney has just three paid staffers there and hasn’t run a single television ad. His visit there today is only his fifth. Yet his poll numbers are, if not growing, holding steadily high. “It’s like a soccer game,” says one former supporter. “He is going to win a 0-0 overtime battle.”

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OuttaHere
Nov 11, 2011 4:36 PM CST
I suppose the inevitability of Romney is finally wearing down the most rabid of the flock.
ren1999
Nov 11, 2011 4:34 PM CST
There is no way in Hell that South Carolinian Southern Baptists are going to vote for a Mormon.
Barack_Must_Go
Nov 11, 2011 3:59 PM CST
This left wing bull____ article out of CNN seemed to, at the beginning anyway, offer all the promise and satisfaction of a good ' prime rib w bake potatoe and choice of vegetable ' ____. Alas, in the end it turned out to merely be some inordinately painful flatulence, with a few spatters thrown in for visual effect. Goot attempt to offer false hope to the regime's sheep, while lulling them into believing it's definitely going to be Obama vs Obama, white ..... in the 2012 presidential election. This couldn't be, at this time anyway, be further from the truth, but they knew that, yet chose to spin it to the contrary anyhow, Banana, anyone .....