Folks, it’s been a long day, and I haven’t had a chance to something I had resolved to blog about early this morning:
On my way to breakfast, I ran into two former Gov. Jim Hodges and former Democratic nominee for Attorney General Steve Benjamin, and both said the same thing — if Obama won today in New Hampshire by as much as expected, Hillary Clinton has no chance in South Carolina.
Without naming names, Gov. Hodges said that based on his conversations, watch for some of Sen. Clinton’s black support in S.C. to suddenly declare "neutrality" in the contest. Neither S.C. Democrat would be surprised if Sen. Clinton, who had dominated the polls here for most of the past year, decided to skip the state altogether, in a last-ditch effort to stop Obama on Super Tuesday.
The big question, Mr. Benjamin said, was whether Mrs. Clinton would go negative on Obama. He speculated that that might be what John Edwards will be counting on, if he stays in it — mutual destruction by his rivals.