Remember a few weeks ago, when Phil Noble predicted on our pages that Barack Obama would win in South Carolina in November?
There’s been some Republican scoffing since then. So today, I received a copy of this message:
July 24, 2008
Mr. Katon Dawson
SC Republican Party
P.O. Box 12373
Columbia, SC 29211
Recently, I wrote an op-ed that appeared in a number of newspapers in South Carolina entitled "Why Obama Will Win South Carolina."
It seems to have caused quite a stir among some of your Republican friends who confidently dismissed an Obama victory as an impossibility. You have been quoted in newspapers as saying "We’ve got South Carolina taken care of." and the idea of Obama winning was ‘a pipe dream’.
A ‘pipe dream’?
To quote Robert Kennedy, "Some men see things as they are, and say ‘Why?’ — I dream of things that never were, and say, ‘Why not?’"
Along with millions of people around the country, we in South Carolina are working to make our dream come true…and it will happen.
I’m so confident of victory that I would propose a friendly wager — as representatives of our respective candidates — the loser buys the winner a dinner of the finest South Carolina barbeque, with all the trimmings, at any restaurant of the winner’s choice in the state — except Maurice’s.
I look forward to hearing from you…and having a great dinner on you.
SC New Democrats