The South Carolina “Tradition”

Just a quick post about some things the pundits were saying all night tonight:

In every election since 1980, the winner of the primary also won the Republican nomination.

So things look good for John McCain, right?

Well, let’s consider that the Republican primary in South Carolina started in 1980. Prior to that, South Carolina delegates were selected by another method.

Now consider that only four men have won this primary: Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bob Dole, and George W. Bush.

John McCain is clearly more moderate than any of the four previous winners… but I don’t know if this tradition will hold true.

Because unlike the elections from 1980 through 2004, this process is still wide open.

The candidates will come to the Sunshine State for nine days.

Stay tuned.

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2 Responses to The South Carolina “Tradition”

  1. Lev Brudnoy says:

    I believe that Senator John McCain will not win in Florida and not go on to the nomination because if Floridians look at McCain’s record they will see that when McCain had two chances to support tax cuts he did not do it because he voted against President Bush’s tax cuts in 2001 and 2003 and also voted against permenant repeal of the Death Tax. In addition McCain is blocking the ability of the military to question the terrorist detainees at Guantanimo Bay. Lastly McCain is a Flip floping opportunist and not being honest on his stance on immigration. In 2006 before the Presidential election started McCain was supporting the bill he helped create the McCain-Kennedy immigration bill, which said amnesty is equal to increased border security and enforcing the current immigration laws on the books. When McCain started running for president he chanced his stance on immigration to say now the most important thing is increased border security and enforcing the current immigration laws on the books. This shows that rather than do what is best for the people of the country McCain is doing what is best for himself to win conservatives who’s number one issue is immigration. This again shows McCain is a flip flopping opportunist and not being honest on what he believes on the issue of immigration.

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