It’s official: Nancy Mace to challenge Lindsey Graham for Senate seat

Plenty have wished for someone to step up and pose a serious primary challenge South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham, and today, Nancy Mace made it official at a campaign launch event in Goose Creek, S.C. Mace, 35, is a small business owner and the first woman to graduate from The Citadel.

  • CatHerder

    Any skeletons in her closet? Just asking.

    • Stephen K

      It won’t be long before they all come tumbling out, and if there aren’t any real ones, her opponents will be all too happy to invent some.

      My only question is who will invent more of them, the Democrats or the GOP establishment?

      • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

        I’m willing to bet that Graham thinks his seat is safe and they tend to laugh off the Tea Party until they find themselves without a job.

        • Stephen K

          We have a real advantage here though – South Carolina election law requires a candidate to get over 50% of the vote in a primary to win it outright. Otherwise the top candidates have to go to a runoff.

          This works best in a crowded primary field, and Nancy Mace is the third or even the fourth candidate to announce a challenge to Graham. Instead of having to beat him outright in the primary, all you have to do is keep him from getting over 50% of the vote. Much, much easier to do when there’s three or four other decent candidates available to take votes away from him. :)

          OTOH, the party elites at the state level and in DC are aware of this too. Which is why you’ll probably see them going all-out to try to undercut these challengers at the earliest opportunity, before they become anything more than “fringe candidates.”

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            yeah, you are probably right. I think if they learned anything from 2010 and even 2012 they might decide to take the Tea Party seriously. If there is one thing I think that the Tea Party does wrong is that too many candidates get overeager and throw their hats in the ring in the same race and end up splitting the vote among true conservatives. That was the case in the Presidential election. They need to be more organized and put up one candidate per race.

          • http://redstate.com/ midwestconservative

            It works in States like Texas and South Carolina, states that have runoffs. Without the runoff Jim DeMint and Ted Cruz would have never become Senators. In Wisconsin and Indiana they don’t have a runoff, so we ended up with a squish.

          • Steve in Katy

            This is exactly how we got Cruz in Texas!

        • The Penguin

          Don’t care…she’s hot!

          • The Penguin

            K, she’s smart too….

          • Cecil

            Really? She doesn’t appear too intelligent.

          • The Penguin

            Yup…to a lib she wouldn’t appear to be. Got a handle on the issues and actually cares about her constituets and what not…what a concept. Dooouuuuche

          • OpenTheDoor

            Neither do you, so sad sack.

          • journogal

            Why doesn’t she appear to be too intelligent? Is it because she isn’t screeching for free birth control? Is it because she isn’t a “Julia,” and expect the government (ahem, taxpayers) to take care of her form cradle to grave? Curious, why do you make this assumption?

          • The Penguin

            Wow! not even a retort? girl…

          • Cecil

            On her Facebook for the US Senate, she refers to Obamacare as the Patient Care Act instead of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It didn’t impress me as being too sharp. Someone running for the Senate should at least get the name of it right. If you people want to elect an idiot that is your prerogative. She should fit in really well with Madam Rand Paul.

          • The Penguin

            Are you f*cking kidding me? That insignificant typo is what stands out to you? Lookit liblet, the “act” in and of itself is an abortion, and just because your “Lady ‘n Chief” endorses it doesn’t make it a good thing…savvy douche?

          • The Penguin

            Plus…your name is “Cecil”. ’nuff said.

          • r_coplin2001

            Cecil then President Obama isn’t that smart either going by your criteria as he said he was in 57 states when almost everybody in grade school knows that their are only 50 states.

          • The Penguin

            “President Obama isn’t that smart”… and water isn’t wet. The sun will not come up tomorrow. And I will live forever…tax free.

          • Cecil

            You got that one right, Penguin, Obama isn’t that smart. I don’t consider myself a liberal. I’ve always considered myself a moderate Democrat, but the Democrats are too liberal now for me and the Tea Party people are too far to the right for my taste, so I guess I’ll just call myself an Independent. I’m not from South Carolina, but I wish the people lots of luck in the election of a Senator. I just clicked on this site to see who was going to run against Lindsey. It’s going to be interesting. Again, good luck!

          • The Penguin

            I used to lean a little left…a long time ago. What the Democratic Party has done to this country in such a short time is appalling. And may not even be reversible at this point…I hope that’s not the case. But we definitely are in need of a reality check, lack of morals, gov’t dependency, racial rifts perpetuated by the Administration and further stoked by the media, focus on sexual preferences, abortion rights, and climate change when the economy is plummeting further and further into a hole that we may not be able to pull out of. And of course there’s the many many “phony” scandals and subsequent cover-ups that have been going on since this administration came to power. I think it is time to do a 180 and go as far right as possible for a bit. I think it’s the only shot we have of righting this ship. We can always loosen the reigns a little once we’ve gotten our moral compass back to working order. Good luck to all of us Cecil…

          • The Penguin

            “President Obama isn’t that smart”… and water isn’t wet. The sun will not come up tomorrow. And I will live forever…tax free.

          • r_coplin2001

            Cecil then President Obama isn’t that smart either going by your criteria as he said he was in 57 states when almost everybody in grade school knows that their are only 50 states.

          • $25753324

            Have you seen our governor?

      • Jim Roberts

        Ohhh, the Jake Knotts branch of the SCGOP is at work on it as we speak

      • Daniel Morgan III

        Carl Rove will campaign against her just like he did against Sharron Angle in 2010.

    • journogal

      It doesn’t matter, DNC (along with the GOP Establishment) will work overtime to make some up.

      • CatHerder

        No doubt. I wish her well (at this point), but I’m waiting to see what scandals emerge/are manufactured. I was optimistic about Rubio at first, guardedly, and look how he turned out.

        • journogal

          True…

        • John Smith

          Rubio was an extreme disappointment, he’s fading now anyway.

    • Emily B

      Exactly my first thought.

  • Maxx

    It’s always a compelling story when an “ordinary” American decides to challenge the “entitlement of office” status quo. Is there any other political act which so wonderfully honors the passion of our founding fathers than when one citizen stands up and declares… “Enough. We can do better.”

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      I believe that is what they intended, not career politicians being funded by special interests. Guys like Graham started out this way but the power of Washington corrupted them, that is why a regular changing of the guard aka term limits is necessary.

    • Daniel Morgan III

      “entitlement of office” — Good phrase that sums up the ruling class of both parties.

  • CatHerder

    Hmm…sounds good so far.

    • Teddi

      Where do I send my contributions ?
      The stale old RINO blood must go………….

    • Cecil

      What is her solution? Does she plan a mass deportation?

      • HWarrior13

        Let’s hope so !

      • Tom Chipp

        When we start enforcing our laws, the illegals have shown that they will self deport faster than we could possibly round them up.
        Next problem.

      • americanexile

        How about green cards instead of citizenship for illegals.

        • Richard Wayne

          Some sort of status short of citizenship is definitely preferable than outright amnesty.

      • Infinite_Indeterminism

        And _your_ problem with that would be … ?

      • Richard Wayne

        At what point will deportations ever be acceptable? What will 1 more amnesty do to change the mentality that we can’t break up families, blah.. blah.. blah

      • thetruthpleez

        Deportation by attrition….cut off their access to employment, welfare and food stamps and it will happen over time. Mandatory prison time for anyone aiding and abetting.

  • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

    I’m not sure where she stands on the issues yet, but anyone besides Graham has to be an improvement.

    • Clayton Grant

      The Christine O’Donnell treatment begins in precisely 3… 2…

      • ReubenHood

        The ball on that probably started rolling before she even announced. Thanks IRS and NSA! Bastards.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        She graduated The Citadel. I’d say she can handle it when the fecal matter engages the rotary wind device.

  • TocksNedlog

    WHO will be John McCain’s friend now?

    • Clayton Grant

      Nothing has changed. It’s still Hillary.

    • CatHerder

      Generalissimo Francisco Franco.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        Who is STILL dead I might add.

    • World B. Free

      We all are. At least, he always calls us “my friends” when he talks to us.

      • nickdqwk

        and TEA party hobbits.

    • Michelle

      Presidente Pena Nieto

  • kssturgis62

    You Go NANCY !!!! I am so glad to hear this !!!!

  • journogal

    So, the MSM will portray her as….

    • WisconsinPatriot

      …1) a flake, I mean she is a WOMAN who graduated the Citadel!
      ….2) a flake, She is TEA party, at the least UNBALANCED!
      ….I need some help here, I really don’t know much about her backround. But y’know….Charlie(mr. Ethics) Rangel labels us “cracka’s” who hate civil rights, I am sure the smear machine will soon go into overdrive.

    • HWarrior13

      A Racist ? (Was my answer a tad too obvious to point out ? )

      • journogal

        Probably one of the many things…

  • thetreyman

    she will be needing financial support as well as well wishing. this is a race we all need to get behind. i dont have any senate races in my state this time so i will be contributing to unseat graham and i urge everyone that can, please do.

    • Batman

      No problem. Will do.

  • nc

    She sounds promising (she said cautiously), but I hope she, among other things, is well up to speed on foreign policy issues. It’s the one thing Graham is really strong on.

    • mickeyco

      Fortunately or not, not many voters appear interested in foreign affairs right now. Who knows in a year, though?

    • Exodus2011

      I think we’ll find that Nancy Mace is against the NEOCON FP espoused by Graham and the Bushies for the last 10 years or so, and she will push for a return to the America First FP of the successful Reagan years… Sarah Palin collated the main points into her 5 point Doctrine, first delivered in a speech to Military families in CO, mid-2011 ….

      This is the Military/Foreign Policy Strategy America needs – Palin’s 5 point plan is a return to the successful Reagan years:

      Gov. Palin: I believe our criteria before we send our young men and women—America’s finest—into harm’s way should be spelled out clearly when it comes to the use of our military force. I can tell you what I believe that criteria should be in five points.

      First, we should only commit our forces when clear and vital American interests are at stake. Period.

      Second, if we have to fight, we fight to win. To do that, we use overwhelming force. We only send our troops into war with the objective to defeat the enemy as quickly as possible. We do not stretch out our military with open-ended and ill-defined missions. Nation building is a nice idea in theory, but it is not the main purpose of our armed forces. We use our military to win wars.

      And third, we must have clearly defined goals and objectives before sending troops into harm’s way. If you can’t explain the mission to the American people clearly and concisely, then our sons and daughters should not be sent into battle. Period.

      Fourth, American soldiers must never be put under foreign command. We will fight side by side with our allies, but American soldiers must remain under the care and the command of American officers.

      Fifth, sending in our armed forces should be the last resort. We don’t go looking for dragons to slay. However, we will encourage the forces of freedom around the world who are sincerely fighting for the empowerment of the individual. When it makes sense, when it’s appropriate, we will provide them with material support to help them win their own freedom.

      We are not indifferent to the cause of human rights or the desire for freedom. We are always on the side of both. But we can’t fight every war. We can’t undo every injustice around the world. But with strength and clarity in those five points, we’ll make for a safer, more prosperous, more peaceful world because as the U.S. leads by example, as we support freedom across the globe, we’re going to prove that free and healthy countries don’t wage war on other free and healthy countries. The stronger we are, the stronger and more peaceful the world will be under our example.

      • nc

        I love Palin and you have outlined her 5 point plan well. What I was referring to was Graham’s willingness to speak out about Benghazi, which he does often, and other FP “blunders” by BHO & co. He needs to go, but I just hope the few things he does well won’t be lost.

        • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

          To Graham Benghazi is about politics, hell everything he does is about politics. He gets mad about certain things that will gain him political points, but like with Immigration and Obamacare he makes nice with the Dems. Any Tea Party person who puts principles ahead of politics could do better than Grahamnesty on every single point. I think the point you were trying to make, and correct me if I’m wrong, is would she be able to articulate it as well as Graham and that remains to be seen.

          • nc

            Hi Ben, yeah, I’m having a hard time saying it right. I think you pretty much got it. I’ll give it another shot and see if this makes more sense, and lines up with what you said:

            Graham is stinky on most things politically because, like his good buddy McCain, he is way too interested in making nice with the Dems. BUT, like a broken clock, when he gets it right – and it seems to always be on a foreign policy point – he can be spot-on right. I just hope Ms. Mace can also be strong that way too, in addition to pushing back against the Dems.

    • Tom Chipp

      Graham is so worried about the rest of the world that he has ignored the plight of the citizens who put him there to speak for them. I say send him to The Hague or somewhere with cliffs.

  • detroit19

    Go Nancy! Lindsey Grahamnesty, the Demopub/Republicrat needs to go six years ago already.

    • The Penguin

      Plus…she’s hot!

  • I M Free

    about time!

  • Jack VanderStelt

    So glad your running we need to get Graham out of office now we need John McCain voted out they are sell outs

  • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

    And with this announcement, we have 2 women running for the GOP nomination for the SC Senate seat..

    But what about the “GOP War on Women”?????

  • KupKrazy

    You can be sure the liberals are looking for anything remotely mundane that they can embellish their way into the gullible bleeding hearts of our society – much like they do with any candidate from the right – but most especially those that are women or minorities.

  • David Johnson

    The DNC is probably backing lindsay & will run a smear campaign on Her.

    • ToyZebra

      She can likely expect tax audits too.

  • Axelgreaser

    IT’S ALWAYS EXCITING TO WATCH TWO WOMEN DUKE IT OUT, fur flying, skirts up over their heads and nylons in shreds. Ms. Graham has the experience of going to Washington with good intentions and then realizing she had to, well, ‘whore’ herself to the left just a smidgen in order to keep from being annihilated in an election run. People are frankly sick of this frequent guest of Greta’s where she goes for a little tea and sympathy and ‘chest puffing’ with no results. Mace her Nancy. Pull her hair out by the roots. Soon as she gets back from her RINO convention for two in Egypt. We want results.

  • eaglechick

    SC has Mace and the Dem’s have Fluke.

  • Keith

    Get graham out and rubio too.

  • Batman

    Thank God. Flush that turd out of office!

  • Tanker74

    If no one else enters the race, it will be the first womens only senate primary in state history.

    • gary4205

      Truth!

  • http://discus.com yourmamatoo

    Lord I hope she wins.
    And takes no BS from the left.

  • The Penguin

    Whatever…her eyes are stunning!

  • 912er

    Look for the republican establishment to fund a couple of moderate conservative candidates to split the vote away from her.

    • Richard Wayne

      Open primary means it is an uphill battle. We need the SC tea partiers/Libertarians to double down and run someone in the democrat primary as well.

  • Bill Board

    God Bless Nancy Mace, I hope she beats Graham.

  • Sarita Perl

    YUP, every penny matters, 5, 10, 25,..whatever one can afford…let’s make this a true grass effort….Mz. Lindsay has gotta go!!!

  • stuckinIL4now

    Go Nancy (& we need a respectable Nancy in Congress)–Mace that old Graham cracker!

  • Hiraghm

    I’m happy someone is challenging Graham.

    Just one red flag, for me:

    Mace, 35, is a small business owner and the first woman to graduate from The Citadel.

    The fact that she’s a small business owner (is she, or is she yet another one of these women whose husband put the business in her name for the advantages it gains?) is a definite plus toward her conservative bona fides.

    But, if, in her campaign, “first woman to graduate from The Citadel” is repeatedly touted as something significant, I’ll wonder if she’s a feminazi first and conservative second like a certain female from Alaska.

    • gary4205

      Loser!

      It’s a big deal that Mace was the first to graduate. Period.

      BTW, other than in her bio, You NEVER hear Governor Palin talk about the fact that she was Alaska’s first female Governor, or the 10th governor overall.

      Sounds like you have issues. Maybe some Enzyte or Viagra could help you out.

    • DelPasso

      Sarah Palin is the furthest thing from a feminist.

      • Hiraghm

        She certainly has the rhetoric down for someone “furthest from”.

  • brando

    Beautiful woman. And she’d be the youngest person in the Senate. Hope she wins

  • JD Son

    Here is wishing you well. If she has the support of the grassroots en masse, and sticks to her principles and can handle the nastiness of the campaign, she will work out well. It would be great if she can get the backing of someone like Palin as well. The RINOs need to go.

  • bobbymike34

    If the Tea Party is serious and conservatives are serious thousands should show up in SC to help unseat the biggest RINO of them all.
    Graham does more damage than Dems to conservatives because the media give him extra time to tear conservatives down and call them extreme the low info voter sees this and thinks it must be true if a Democrat and a Republican are saying the same thing.

  • Cecil

    The Republicans could hold onto this seat in the US Senate by supporting Graham, but if this Tea Party nut wins the primary and the Democrats decide to bring back Elizabeth Colbert Busch SHE will win the election.

    • brando

      If she couldn’t win against that slimeball Sanford what makes you think she has a snowball’s chance in hell against this lady?

    • Noah

      “colbert busch will win the election”?!
      just like how she trounced a serial adulterer last month. so, how is Congresswoman Colbert-Busch doing?!

      • HWarrior13

        Well, she did vote for….wait, what ?

        • Noah

          it was sarcastic response to cecil’s belief that colbert-busch would win a senate race vs. nancy mace when mrs colbert-busch couldnt even defeat appalchian trail hiker Mark Sanford.

          • HWarrior13

            Er…yeah, got that…sarcasm sometimes begets sarcasm.
            😉

    • DelPasso

      Colbert-Busch spent 4 times as much on her campaign and still couldn’t beat a guy that used tax money to cheat on his wife. I think whoever wins is safe.

  • The Penguin

    Hotness in the Senate…cool.

  • USPatriot

    Just moved to SC this year. She has our vote. Good bye Gomer Pyle.

  • Expat61

    Now if we could just get somebody in Arizona to do the same thing against McCain.

    • HWarrior13

      God yes ! Someone needs to shut that liberal troll McCain up, once and for all !

      • nc

        Yeah, and her father, too. : )

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      HAROLD “HARRY” GOOCH! He’s an old friend of mine from East Central Florida, Worked in the AeroSpace industry, and last I heard, still lives in the Phoenix area.. Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Dragomance

    If Nancy Mace can win this,she’ll be the youngest person in the Senate.Which I think is good that younger people are striving to aim higher sooner.

  • DLago

    Now witness the REAL war on women.

  • bill_a_bob

    Finally! McCains mini me has got to go. Fortunately grahamnesty doesn’t have a bloated gas bag spawn with a TV show either. My bumper sticker sez “ole Lindsey, how can we miss you if you don’t go away!”

  • OpenTheDoor

    Damn, not in my district, go Nancy, go.
    Let Tim Scott give you pointers.
    He and the Gov. can make a conga line.

  • GaryTheBrave

    When I first saw the headline I thought it read “Nancy Grace to challenge Lindsey Graham.”

  • HWarrior13

    I’m 1st trimester choice….but I’ll give up that battle in order to win the war going on in the US. So I say….You go, girl.

  • Zathras11 @B5

    Goodbye, Lindsey.

  • RememberSekhmet

    I’m in Tejas, but for what my opinion’s worth, go Mace!

  • DelPasso

    I wish I lived in South Carolina just so I could vote for her.

  • Richard Wayne

    EPIC GIRL FIGHT!!!!!!!!!

    • James Hodge

      Except Lindsey Graham is a guy…

      • Richard Wayne

        How dare you say that about the almost first lady in 2008…

  • Joe Squid

    My guess is that the “main stream” media will initially support her 100% – until she wins the primaries, and then will back whomever the democraps are running and give Nancy the Christine O’Donnell treatment!

  • LeighLeigh

    Everyone in this forum should send her 50 bucks. I am.

    • $25753324

      I can only afford $10. It is Obama’s economy afterall.

  • pariah heall

    best of luck!!! ms mace

  • $3838536

    Waiting for Rove & Krauthammer to dismiss Nancy Mace as a lightweight interloper.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Finally sick of the Incumbent, slipping slowly towards the “Dark Side,” the good (GREAT!) people of South Carolina have found a True Conservative to run against him in the Primary… and Pro Troll @RMFitz starts trolling again in 5, 4, 3, 2… . Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Jeremy

    The sooner Graham is gone the better.He has been way too squishy on too many important issues.

  • http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-atlanta/harriet-baldwin ★♥ Harriet Baldwin

    The first woman graduate of the prestigious Citadel and her father is a retired Brigadier General. If you want to visit her website to learn more: http://www.nancymace.org. Go to the “Issues” Tab. This contender has promise IMHO.

  • blueniner

    Way to go Nancy, Grahamnesty/McCain needs to go, he has been there way to long!

  • Exodus2011

    It’s possible (probable even?) that Nancy Mace (daughter of a retired Military Officer) will be backed by SarahPAC, in the SC Senate Primary against Grahamnesty, AKA 4th Amendment Rights TRAMPLER.

    If she seeks and passes the SarahPAC vetting, I can imagine her DEMOLISHING Lindsey Graham in the 2014 Primary …. (she looks like a potential Mama Grizzly to me, but we’ll have to see whether she passes SarahPAC’s vetting, should she request it)

    in fact, this could play out in the same way that Nikki Haley’s Primary Candidacy played out in 2010 … Haley was running 4th, an unknown against 3 GOPe guys, when Sarah Palin blasted an endorsement FB missile into SC *AND* flew to SC to stand beside her in front of the State Capitol

    there was a political EQ and Haley leap-frogged into the lead over all 3 Rivals at once

    when the GOPe good ole boys produced their Sewer Dweller and initiated the latter arm of the ‘nutz and slutz’ strategy to sink Haley (with no substantiation, merely ‘his word’ V. ‘her word’), Sarah Palin recorded a pro-Haley RoboCall which was sent into SC and Haley prevailed easily in the run-off.

    IMV, there is an amazing connection between SC Conservative voters and Madame Steel Spine …….

    some of you may recall the week leading up to the SC POTUS Primary January 2012. Romney (but really Santorum won IA, in the end, after the dodgy counting of Caucus votes was rechecked) had won both IA and NH, and was going for the kill in SC… the GOPe hoping for a short, money saving POTUS Primary season …

    Romney had been walking through SC with their female Governor on his arm, Haley having endorsed him …. they laughed together … she simpered and blushed when the Mitt$ter (sporting his beautiful hair and his exquisitely creased trousers/pants **__**) sang Happy Birthday to her in public ….. all was going well for Team Romney – he was comfortably ahead of Newt in the polls after the final weekend (before the following Saturday primary election) … and then, Madame Steel Spine was asked to comment on the SC Primary contest on the Tuesday night, by Hannity (9pm on Fox)

    She spoke one sentence directly to SC Primary voters during her commentary, telling them that ‘if she and her family lived in SC they would vote for Newt because he had the best ideas wrt Energy Policy.’ (uh .. yup, he did, because it appeared as if Newt was using *her* Energy Policy, and Todd Palin had formally endorsed Newt, earlier, as a result)

    Todd Palin hadn’t moved Newt in the polls against Romney, but that Tuesday interview with Sarah Palin DID…. Newt leapfrogged Romney in the last few days and defeated him easily on Saturday Jan 21 ….. causing HUGE PANIC in the DC GOPe and at GOPe Central Communications HQ (= FOX News Channel)

    You’ll most likely remember the GOPe ‘scorch Newt’ tactics then used in FL against Newt during the following 10 days, leading to an easy win for Romney, but initiating hatred at the GOPe, because they used a media sledgehammer against Newt which they wouldn’t DREAM of using against Obama.

    • $25753324

      Let’s hope Mrs. Palin can work her PAC magic with Nancy.

      • Exodus2011

        ^5! Patriot

        **__**

  • Exodus2011

    It’s possible (probable even?) that Nancy Mace (daughter of a retired Military Officer) will be backed by SarahPAC, in the SC Senate Primary against Grahamnesty, AKA 4th Amendment Rights TRAMPLER.

    If she seeks and passes the SarahPAC vetting, I can imagine her DEMOLISHING Lindsey Graham in the 2014 Primary …. (she looks like a potential Mama Grizzly to me, but we’ll have to see whether she passes SarahPAC’s vetting, should she request it)

    in fact, this could play out in the same way that Nikki Haley’s Primary Candidacy played out in 2010 … Haley was running 4th, an unknown against 3 GOPe guys, when Sarah Palin blasted an endorsement FB missile into SC *AND* flew to SC to stand beside her in front of the State Capitol

    there was a political EQ and Haley leap-frogged into the lead over all 3 Rivals at once

    when the GOPe good ole boys produced their Sewer Dweller and initiated the latter arm of the ‘nutz and slutz’ strategy to sink Haley (with no substantiation, merely ‘his word’ V. ‘her word’), Sarah Palin recorded a pro-Haley RoboCall which was sent into SC and Haley prevailed easily in the run-off.

    IMV, there is an amazing connection between SC Conservative voters and Madame Steel Spine …….

    some of you may recall the week leading up to the SC POTUS Primary January 2012. Romney (but really Santorum won IA, in the end, after the dodgy counting of Caucus votes was rechecked) had won both IA and NH, and was going for the kill in SC… the GOPe hoping for a short, money saving POTUS Primary season …

    Romney had been walking through SC with their female Governor on his arm, Haley having endorsed him …. they laughed together … she simpered and blushed when the Mitt$ter (sporting his beautiful hair and his exquisitely creased trousers/pants **__**) sang Happy Birthday to her in public ….. all was going well for Team Romney – he was comfortably ahead of Newt in the polls after the final weekend (before the following Saturday primary election) … and then, Madame Steel Spine was asked to comment on the SC Primary contest on the Tuesday night, by Hannity (9pm on Fox)

    She spoke one sentence directly to SC Primary voters during her commentary, telling them that ‘if she and her family lived in SC they would vote for Newt because he had the best ideas wrt Energy Policy.’ (uh .. yup, he did, because it appeared as if Newt was using *her* Energy Policy, and Todd Palin had formally endorsed Newt, earlier, as a result)

    Todd Palin hadn’t moved Newt in the polls against Romney, but that Tuesday interview with Sarah Palin DID…. Newt leapfrogged Romney in the last few days and defeated him easily on Saturday Jan 21 ….. causing HUGE PANIC in the DC GOPe and at GOPe Central Communications HQ (= FOX News Channel)

    You’ll most likely remember the GOPe ‘scorch Newt’ tactics then used in FL against Newt during the following 10 days, leading to an easy win for Romney, but initiating hatred at the GOPe, because they used a media sledgehammer against Newt which they wouldn’t DREAM of using against Obama.

  • $25753324

    She already has my vote and all I know about her is what I have read in the press. All I know is she isn’t Lindsey Grahmnesty. She stood up to the formerly all male Citadel cadre so I’m guessing she can carry that same set of brass ones onto D.C.

  • porgiefirefighter

    Graham set the bar pretty low, but Mace looks like a refreshing improvement. Here’s hoping she blows him out in the primary.

  • Sara Nichols

    Glenn Beck gave tough questions to Nancy on his show this morning including How’s Your Soul? Glenn was fair to her. If you disagree, plz reply.