One of my recurring questions about the Thompson campaign effort in South Carolina is whether the candidate is hitting the right parts of the state, particularly the Low Country. He’s done a few more stops in the region in recent weeks, but I wonder if somebody on his team is underestimating the number of votes he could win in a fairly populous region.
One of his guys pointed out to me that the retiree-laden region has a lot of transplanted yankees. Indeed, but “yankee” isn’t synonymous with “liberal”, and you don’t move to South Carolina because you want to hang out with the hippies.
Yesterday, at Sun City, one of the largest retirement communities in the U.S., Mitt Romney attracted more than 500 people. Sounds like a decent crowd to me.