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South Carolina Primary

  1. vision 2020
    How Late Can Stacey Abrams Launch a Presidential Candidacy?A September announcement would be risky for the popular Georgian, but not necessarily fatal.
  2. 2020 election
    Kamala Harris Updates Obama’s Winning Strategy for 2020Twelve years after Obama’s breakthrough, it’s unclear Harris can emulate it given a giant field and polarized politics.
  3. Clinton Hit All Her Marks in South Carolina; Sanders Hit Almost None of HisClinton won a higher percentage of South Carolina’s black vote than Barack Obama had against her in 2008. Pretty amazing. 
  4. Clinton Completely Dominates Sanders in South Carolina PrimaryAfter losing by a 3–1 margin, Sanders needs more than a political revolution — he needs a political miracle.
  5. Clinton Cruising on Eve of S.C. PrimarySolid African-American support and few white defections to Sanders should launch Hillary Clinton toward Super Tuesday.
  6. Spike Lee: Do the Right Thing and Vote for Bernie SandersWake up, South Carolina! This is your dude, Spike Lee.”
  7. Here’s Your 3-Way GOP Race — and It Is Trump’s To LoseWe’ll hear a lot of hype about Rubio being the front-runner after South Carolina, but he still has to win somewhere before that’s credible. 
  8. Donald Trump Wins South CarolinaSouth Carolina wants to make America great again.
  9. Sanford, Robertson Endorsements Show Ted Cruz’s Dual StrategyAs personified by Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson and congressman Mark Sanford.
  10. What’s Going to Happen in South Carolina’s Republican Primary?Weirdly, it’s shaping up a little bit like Iowa: Trump leads, Cruz’s organization is in high gear, and Rubio’s trying to become king of the Establishment.
  11. Why Republicans Need Jeb Bush to Put Himself Out of His MiseryIf Jeb! doesn’t pull the plug on his dying campaign by March 1, he may ensure that Donald Trump wins the nomination.
  12. Nikki Haley Is Trying to Help Marco Rubio Get His Mojo BackThe popular South Carolina governor will join the Rubio bandwagon as the Floridian tries to restart his buzz in a close race for second place with Ted Cruz.  
  13. Polls: Clinton’s Firewall Is Containing the BernAnd the Donald is still trumping the GOP field.
  14. Trump Supporters in South Carolina Wish the Confederacy Had WonMany of his voters would also like to shut down all mosques and ban gay people from entering the country.
  15. Jeb Bush: 4th Place in South Carolina Is a WinFor Establishment Republicans, elections aren’t about winning and losing, but about how you play the expectations game.
  16. Dems’ Battle for Black Voters Gets More IntenseSanders is going after Hillary Clinton’s African-American “firewall,” but it may still hold.
  17. Ta-Nehisi Coates Just (Sort Of) Endorsed SandersTa-Nehisi Coates and Michelle Alexander both prefer Sanders to Clinton. (But they don’t “feel the Bern.”)
  18. Jeb’s Big Surprise for the Palmetto State: W. Back on the Stump!Jeb’s desire to embrace his older brother with both arms is getting serious. 
  19. Santorum’s Sweater-vest Violated Polling RulesIt had a campaign logo. Bad Santorum!
  20. Aide: Newt Will Win, But That’s Good for MittI think it’s been a terrible week for Gingrich and a great week for us.”
  21. Best S.C. Primary Tweet YetIt involves Gingrich, Confederate flags, angels, and Prozac.
  22. Romney Narrowly Avoids Awkward Gingrich Showdown at S.C. Ham HouseSeems Gingrich had booked the time and place first.
  23. John Heilemann on Morning Joe: The South Carolina Race TightensPlus, the group reads a hilarious press release about the “grandiose Gingrich!”
  24. Will the Religious Right Have to Accept a Mormon for President?Not if they can help it.
  25. Evangelical Gathering Picks Santorum As Their ChampionHope to consolidate anti-Romney sentiment.