South Carolina is one of the reddest states there is. A Republican stronghold. A conservative stronghold. Like Utah, no one ever gives serious consideration to the idea of a Democrat winning the state in a presidential election.
The word we use is “competitive” and for basically the first time since 1980, South Carolina is. Competitive, I mean. Which it never is.
In 1980 Reagan won South Carolina, of course. But if last year you had predicted Hillary being within two in South Carolina in August, you’d have been laughed out of the business. Yet here we are. Competitive. In South Carolina. In August.
Nice job, GOP!