While it may be a great day in South Carolina, it’s a quiet day in the state – in presidential politics.
Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann, who is struggling for a foothold in statewide polls, returns to the SC foothills for a brief appearance late this afternoon on WORD FM with conservative talk host Bob McLain. She will be speaking with the press briefly afterward.
Then she will cross the border for three North Carolina events held Thursday.
Meanwhile, the the camps of frontrunners Mitt Romney and Rick Perry brace for the possibility of another Republican entering the crowded race. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is being coy with the media. And so is the ever-present Sarah Palin.
The governor also confirmed for us Tuesday that Newt Gingrich will be a guest at the governor’s mansion the next time he is in town. She issued a standing invitation to presidential candidates when they come to the state.
I asked her if he indeed was coming to visit. She laughed and said, “Apparently!”
I should have asked what happens when a few of them want to stay over on the same weekend. That question may come up as the primary nears and candidates desperately seek her endorsement.