South Carolina's dirty political reputation outlives reality
Supporters of Republican presidental hopeful Mitt Romney line up to enter a campaign rally at The Hall at Senate's End on January 11, 2012 in Columbia, South Carolina.
January 12th, 2012
07:53 AM ET
6 years ago

South Carolina's dirty political reputation outlives reality

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) - Choose your adjective: Hardball. Bare-knuckle. Down-and-dirty.

South Carolina has a rich and storied history of tough political tactics.


Filed under: 2012 • Republicans • South Carolina
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  1. Joan

    Why is it OK for Mitt Romney's PACs to run ruthless, vicious attacks on others especially on Gingrich and yet it is not OK for the other candidates to run ads about him? Seems pretty hypocritical. He can dish it out but he can't take it. Trying to protect one candidate while destroying others seems kind of non democratic. This Republican primary has been a real eye opener.

    January 12, 2012 08:16 am at 8:16 am |
  2. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    What do you expect in a state where the "Teeth-to-Tattoo-Ratio" is unfavorable? A State where Strom Thurmond could run on a segregation platform, but still have an out-of-wedlock mixed-race child?

    January 12, 2012 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  3. samuel smith

    Speaking of South Carolina's dirty politics, most citizens believe the South Carolina Attorney General's office to be a professional organization when in fact it is bunch of lying thugs using their office to hide the fact that bribe taking is the norm and if a citizen makes the mistake of asking a AG to do his job the citizen will find themselves being attacked by these corrupt communistic agents hiding behind the shield of South Carolina. If you want documentation I have reams. I was really amused at Jon Huntsman saying he was all "about restoring TRUST into government and then he chooses Rkick Quinn for his campaign manager?

    January 12, 2012 09:19 am at 9:19 am |