Before heading home…
Herman Cain says he’ll make one more stop — in SC — before heading home to Georgia to talk over his campaing fate with his family. The AP’s Philip Elliott says Cain will drop by Rock Hill this afternoon.
Michele Bachmann is making the rounds of South Carolina in local radio interviews all day and at book signings this weekend. She is promoting her autobiography,” Core of Conviction: My Story” –as she has been doing in Iowa in the past fews days.
Today, the Minnesota congresswoman is at Books-A-Million in Rock Hill at 3:00 p.m., Barnes and Noble in Greenville at 6:30 p.m. Tomorrow morning, she’s at Books-A-Million in Aiken and then in Columbia at Sam’s Club at noon. Sunday, Bachmann heads to the Grand Strand for a 3:00 p.m. signing at Books-A-Million in Myrtle Beach and then to one at Barnes and Noble in Florence at 6:30 p.m.
Bachmann might cross paths with former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman as he campaigns in Goose Creek and Florence Saturday.He will speak at a Berkeley County Republican Breakfast at 9:00 a.m. and a Florence County Republican barbeque at 1:00 p.m.
Both of these candidates are ranked at the bottom of the polls but have had lots of face time in national and local press over the past two weeks, providing a foil for the frontrunners –and staying poised for any new development in a field that has had plenty of ups-and-downs.
Newt Gingrich is a clear example of that. At the beginning of the race, the former House Speaker (as he described) “fumbled” in slamming Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget plan, drew the criticism of Gov. Nikki Haley, watched a walk-out of his key staff (including SC GOP standout Katon Dawson), and announced in Newberry that he makes more in a speech than the average SC household earns in a year.
Yet, he has hop-scotched to the top in SC.