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Monday, September 26, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Can Mitt Romney be dislodged as the fragile but disciplined front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination? If he can, South Carolina is the best bet for the role of spoiler.

Republican primary voters here have historically ratified establishment choices, but the old establishment has been displaced by new forms of conservative political activism, the tea party being only the latest band of rebels.

  • timber1647

    Presuming Mr.’s Cain, Gingrich and Perry are still in the race, I see them splitting the SC very conservative vote and Mr. Romney finishing first with less than a majority of votes cast. It is still his nomination to lose.

  • icedriller

    These crackers in South Carolina will vote as the Christian Taliban tells them to on Sunday mornings.

  • Darwan Winkler

    South Carolina time and again have shown us they are most willing to bite the hand that feeds them. They fail to realized Federal money does “not” flow into other states with the same volume and speed they have enjoy for so long they have became down right cocky. They are not very sympathetic as we see pockets and regions of our great nations people suffer great economic hardships today.

    War vet, “You Lie Wilson” and his followers can put it where the sun don’t shine. There will be a “come to Jesus” meeting someday but for now, I’ve wrote them off the list as supports of a better America and don’t look for their support and would not solicit it.

  • Joel

    Do you believe in Jesus Christ as stated in the New Testament?

    What is the Mormon version of Jesus Christ as in the New Testament?

  • Alan Karpf

    I believe religious questions are appropriate if they deal with a candidates ability to deal on an equal basis with people not of his faith. For example Romney could be asked if he accepts the Mormon claim that it is the only true church and all other churches are apostates. Also why the Mormon church did not accept Blacks into its priesthood until 1978 and did he accept that view until it was changed?

  • moathome

    I would like to know how Mitt Romney would answer the previous question as to why blacks not being admitted to the church before 1978 and does he agree with that policy. Before 1978 blacks were “born black because they didn’t accept the faith before they were born”.

  • moathome

    I would like to know how Mitt Romney would answer the previous question as to why blacks not being admitted to the church before 1978 and does he agree with that policy. Before 1978 blacks were “born black because they didn’t accept the faith before they were born”.