TLP: All I'm Saying Is Don't Be Surprised
It's almost Election Day in South Carolina and, political campaigns being what they are, the worst is probably still to come. Strap in, Nikki Haley. Just a guess.
From the WSJ, which says Darling Nikki can thank teabaggers for her surge in the polls.
State Rep. Nikki Haley has emerged from the back of the pack over the past month to take the lead in the polls ahead of Tuesday's Republican gubernatorial primary. Her message of limited government has resonated with voters, as well as the endorsements from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and one of the state's most popular political figures—the governor's ex-wife, Jenny Sanford.Watch the news today and tomorrow. Opposition research is not for nothing and South Carolina's political pros have quite a reputation to uphold. Haley may have it figured out. With Jenny Sanford, she appears to have solid backing among traditional Republicans. And with Sarah Palin, she gets the fringe.
But Mrs. Haley is navigating allegations of marital infidelity made by two men, one an influential blogger and the other a powerful lobbyist. She also has been questioned about her 1996 conversion to Christianity, and a political rival this week used an ethnic slur to challenge the Indian-American candidate's loyalty to the U.S.