I just got off the phone with Newt Gingrich. He called here at the house to urge me to vote for him in the upcoming South Carolina Primary, January 21. I’m afraid I was a little rude by hanging up; I hope the machine wasn’t offended.
A win here won’t mean as much as it once might have, since the South Carolina Republican Party’s engaged in the old South Carolina tradition of nullification, by selecting a primary date earlier than what the national party rules allow. South Carolina will only get half its normal number of delegates to the Republican National Convention. Given the number of birthers in the state, that’s probably a good thing.
Needless to say, I’m getting surveyed, push polled, mailed and broadcast to quite a bit. If anything interesting happens, I’ll add to the comments.