Thursday, December 08, 2005

South Carolina Visit - Smashing Success

Warner visited South Carolina as the keynote speaker of state Democratic Party's Governors Appreciation Dinner.

South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Joe Erwin was pleased Warner was attending the dinner. "Mark Warner is quickly becoming a rock star on the national level and I can't think of a better keynote speaker," Erwin said.

And the results are in, Homerun! South Carolina's Post and Courier reporting:

"You are going to be one heck of a president," said former Gov. Jim Hodges, who lost his re-election bid to Republican Mark Sanford in 2002.

"I believe like the rest of you that we have a real winner here tonight," added former Democratic Gov. and U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings.

Dick Harpootlian, a former state party chairman and vocal Warner supporter, took one step further: "I think the people in this room heard the next president of the United States. He was inspiring."

This led political pundit Tom Schaller, who was on hand for the event, to one conclusion: "He just won the South Carolina primary." Schaller, a professor at the University of Maryland-Baltimore College, said, "He practically got the endorsements of almost every speaker on stage this early." Read more:

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