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Stephen Colbert has launched a Twitter campaign to get South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to appoint him to replace Sen. Jim DeMint, who announced he was quitting Thursday. And the problem is not that Colbert isn't qualified. It's that he's too qualified. "Let's see, you need someone young, someone conservative, someone from South Carolina, maybe someone who had a super PAC?" Colbert said on The Colbert Report Thursday night, as his left hand tried to smother his right. Sure. But let's be real. What you need to be a senator these days is the ability to "say words good on the TV." Colbert says words too good. Instead of displaying talking points-style discipline during interviews, he engages in spontaneous riffing. Worse, Colbert has a skill set that is way to broad for the Senate. Read [...]
Speculation is already flying on who could or will replace South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint. DeMint announced today that he is resigning in January and will be heading up the Heritage Foundation. The Governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, is the appointing authority. If there's one thing you can count on in politics, it's that an unexpected twist will come out of South Carolina. Sen. Jim DeMint's surprise announcement today that he'll quit the Senate to run the Heritage Foundation is but the latest curveball to get Palmetto State politicos buzzing. It's up to Gov. Nikki Haley to name DeMint's replacement, and a quick canvass of our sources establishes a pretty solid list of early contenders. The names we heard, in rough order of their chances: Rep. Mick Mulvaney wants to be [...]
Whoa! I guess there was something to the Walter Dalton speculation after all! North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue (D) is set to announce today that she will not seek reelection in 2012, according to multiple sources familiar with her plans. Perdue, who turned 65 earlier this month, was set for a rematch of her 2008 race with former Charlotte mayor Pat McCrory (R), but she has been plagued by low approval ratings and faced some tough odds this year. The Washington Post I’m not surprised by this. I just said the other day that she has consistently trailed McCrory in a rematch since about six months after taking office. via Perdue Calls it Quits | Carolina Politics Online.
Gov Mike Huckabee NOT Running for President South Carolina staffers reportedly told to seek another candidate If you heard that, its all rumor as Huckabee says he will not make a decision until summer that means after June 21st Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee allegedly told his South Carolina consultants that he wasn’t going to run for president in 2012 … or at least that’s what a Palmetto Republican blogger reported on Wednesday. Of course what could have erupted into a national news story may very well turn out to be the first example of South Carolina’s notoriously dirty political process. The drama began when the website Process Story ran a banner headline Wednesday afternoon boldly declaring that “Huckabee won’t run.” If true, this would have obviously [...]
Zogby 12/30-1/3/10; 2,073 likely voters, 2.2% margin of error 746 likely Republican primary voters, 3.7% margin of error Mode: Internet Zogby release National 2012 President: Republican Primary 27% Christie 17% Romney 16% Palin 14% Huckabee 5% Daniels 2% Pawlenty 2% Thune 2012 President: General Election 43% Christie, 40% Obama 41% Romney, 41% Obama 42% Obama, 39% Huckabee 41% Obama, 38% Pawlenty 40% Obama, 36% Daniels 45% Obama, 38% Palin 42% Obama, 35% Thune via US-2012 President: 41% Romney (R), 41% Obama (D) (Zogby 12/30-1/3).