Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) – The Republican gubernatorial runoff in South Carolina started with a bang, but it appears the race will go out with a whimper.
The closing month of the four-way GOP primary took a particularly nasty tone, even by South Carolina's famously bare-knuckle standards, as front-runner Nikki Haley withstood multiple allegations of infidelity and an ethnic slur hurled at her by a self-described "redneck" lawmaker and political foe.
Haley, hoping to become the state's first female governor, nearly cruised to a breathtaking win. She captured just under half the vote and almost avoided a two-week runoff against the second-place finisher, U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett.
But it's been a somewhat sleepy two weeks in the Palmetto state ever since as Haley kept relentlessly to her reform message and Barrett struggled to find ways to blunt her momentum.
way to go Haley
I am expecting S.C. to continue where it is, can't go further down than the bottom
and so it will be continued bottom, with a chance of bottom, tomorrow's forecast bottom
if you can't pick better canidates then you reap what you have sewn
I agree with NOTHING this woman says and believe her to be very dangerous for this country, however, she has taken alot of heat from the LOON running against her and I think, from what i have seen, handled it with grace and dignity. I am sure she is what the people of SC want, as the whole state is a little backwards, and the saving grace is she is TOO right for the national stage and will never shine outside of SC.
The bar is set pretty low in SC.
OH NO. I hope she has time to train with Sour Palin on the proper pageant wavin' technique and some folksy talkin'....