Monday | August 18, 2003
Bush support eroding in South
This story might be good news:
Lynn Mayson is an unemployed machine operator here. Roger Chastain is president of a textile company. While they travel in distinctively different circles, they have quite a bit in common.I don't have a lot of faith in hardcore Bush supporters (which is what South Carolina gives us) to suddenly turn out a man in which they've invested so much.
If South Carolina is in play in the presidential race, our nominee has already won 40+ other states.
No, the significance of the alienated Southern voter is not in the presidential race, but in the congressional races that will decide control of Congress. We've got heavily contested open seats in both South Carolina and Georgia that we must retain in order to have any hope of retaking the Senate.
Danny Varat, an adjunct professor of history at the University of South Carolina in Spartanburg, said that if the economy was ailing a year from now and trade policies had not changed enough to help manufacturing in the state, Republicans could have a hard time winning both the Senate race and the Fourth Congressional District seat that Mr. DeMint is vacating.What we need in South Carolina and Georgia is a version of Chandler's "Job Terminator". Let's take him national. Bush may be hard to defeat in most southern red states, but his underlings are far more vulnerable. Posted August 18, 2003 09:29 AM | Comments (136)