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Can He? October 22, 2007

Posted by fitsnews in 2008 Presidential Primaries.



FITSNews – October 22, 2007 – Writer Joshua Green has an interesting story in Friday’s edition of The Atlantic about the presidential prospects of Comedy Central anchor Stephen Colbert, who is running in both the 2008 Republican and Democratic primaries here in South Carolina. Among other observations, Green notes:

In the Republican primary, Colbert should focus on the First District, which stretches along the coast from Colbert’s hometown of Charleston up to Myrtle Beach. Besides being most likely to respond to the “native son” gambit, the heavily conservative district’s voters tend to be upscale economic conservatives rather than social conservatives (Colbert’s appeal is stronger with the first group) … In the Democratic primary, Colbert’s best bet is the Second District, which encompasses most of the capital city of Columbia, and, more important, has the highest concentration of college students. Though it’s less Democratic than the Sixth District, it has a far higher proportion of white voters, which, in a Democratic primary, is exactly who Colbert needs to target.

How cool is this? Of course, it bears mentioning that Green’s article was likely filed before Sic Willie’s endorsement of Colbert, which will no doubt vault him to the top of Palmetto State presidential polls. And you thought Sanford’s impending endorsement of Rudy Giuliani was going to move the numbers? Think again, people.



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