The Corner

Kerry’s Big Boost in S.C.

The Clyburn endorsement for Kerry is huge. It makes him competitive in South Carolina in a single stroke, because Rep. Clyburn has a solid GOTV organization in the heavily-Democratic (and majority black) 6th Congressional district.

The question in South Carolina has always been “Why would anyone around here vote for John Kerry?” The answer is now “Because Jim Clyburn told you to, and a bus from your church picked you up and took you to the polls.”

Kerry will probably still lose South Carolina, but now he has a chance to beat expectations. Which, in the bizarre world of the presidential primaries, is a win.

Michael GrahamMichael Graham was born in Los Angeles and raised in South Carolina. A graduate of Oral Roberts University, he worked as a stand-up comedian before beginning his political career as ...