A new NBC News/Marist poll in South Carolina find Joe Biden leading the Democratic primary field with 27%, followed by Bernie Sanders at 23%, Tom Steyer at 15%, Pete Buttigieg at 9%, Elizabeth Warren at 8% and Amy Klobuchar at 5%.
I wanted someone with fight. I wanted somebody with passion. I wanted somebody who has the conviction to do the right thing. But I wanted somebody humble enough (who) remembers that you work for all the people.
— South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R), endorsing Sen. Marco Rubio for president, reports The State.
Of Donald Trump supporters in South Carolina “think the Confederate flag should still be flying over the State Capital, to only 20% who agree with it being taken down. In fact 38% of Trump voters say they wish the South had won the Civil War to only 24% glad the North won and 38% who aren’t sure. Overall just 36% of Republican primary voters in the state are glad the North emerged victorious to 30% for the South, but Trump’s the only one whose supporters actually wish the South had won.,” according to the Public Policy Polling survey in South Carolina that shows Donald Trump leading the GOP presidential race and also shows his support is built on a base of voters among whom religious and racial intolerance pervades.
I’m not saying all South Carolinians are mean-minded hicks,
But you have to admit the state’s notorious for dirty tricks.
You have to get muddy
And slimy and cruddy
If you play to win in S.C. presidential primary politics.
Of South Carolina GOP voters want Sen. Lindsey Graham to drop out of the presidential race, a new Public Policy Polling survey in South Carolina finds.
The Confederate flag battle has at last been won.
It’s finally been relegated to a history museum.
The move is symbolic,
But it belies the logic:
We got rid of the flag, but not the gun.
37 to 3
Vote by members of the South Carolina Senate to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse grounds, the Charleston Post and Courier reports. The Columbia State notes the Senate “must take one more vote Tuesday to send the bill to the House. The final vote requires a two-thirds majority vote for passage, a rule set under set in the 2000 law that moved the Civil War icon off the Capitol dome.”
Both BMW and Adidas have plants in South Carolina but neither company has shown any interest in asking state legislators to stop flying the Confederate flag* over government buildings.
When these companies decided to take advantage of the cheaper, mostly non-unionized labor there, they made a decision to identify with the state. So why aren’t they speaking up? After all, it’s their state now.