As conservatives make up their mind in South Carolina, Thompson is going up in the polls.
By Erick Posted in 2008 — Comments (142) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
Well, I'm back from South Carolina. It was a fun two days. I rode on the bus (I was the only non-campaign/non-family member on the bus this morning), talked to the candidate, and I got to meet my hero - Campaign Carl Cameron. Yes, he is that cool.
In any event, from the ground it seems objectively clear that Fred Thompson has momentum. While still third or fourth in polling, he is trending up enough that the national media has taken notice and has started paying more attention to him.
At events in rural areas today, despite sleet, snow, and ice, Thompson saw large crowds. Likewise, Huckabee has escalated his attacks. This bears with conventional wisdom from reporters I talked to who have said they are seeing Huckabee going down and Thompson going up in the polling.
It may very well be too late. But with Romney ceding the field and Huckabee going down, it may be possible. One thing that is clear — conservatives are making up their mind and as they do, Thompson is going up.