This was part of the early state strategy that everyone has now abandoned. (Are they all DuHaime-ites now?) He spent a lot of time and money and cultivated people like Bob Jones III on the theory that with the early wins in NH and Iowa and improved standing with evangelicals he could win there too. None of this panned out and we’re all in the long game now. As for SC it could potentially eliminate figuratively or literally either Huckabee or Thompson( or both if McCain wins) but it won’t decide the winner. Rudy seems to be in the right place after all.