Coble, who was viewed as more of a moderate compared to the far-left views of Tenenbaum, wasn’t raising enough money to keep up with the state official, and even trailed businessman Marcus Belk. Belk is a businessman virtually unknown in Democratic Party circles, who is partially financing his campaign with his own money.
Perhaps McAuliffe was so happy because Coble’s decision to step aside may have solved a second problem for the party in the state. Coble can take his war chest and donate it to the state party, which in turn would use the money to finance its primary. As it stands, the Democratic Party in South Carolina doesn’t have the money to hold its primary in February.
“It would be great if Coble helped, but he didn’t do conservative Democrats any favors by stepping down,” says a Democratic activist in Charleston. “Tenenbaum is not a candidate many Democrats here would want to see in Washington. She’s way too liberal.”
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online