Monday, January 23, 2006

1/23, editorial: McCain could be establishment candidate

From the Greenville News:

"Where Bush in 2000 could count on top state party leaders to rally behind him, McCain may have a similar benefit if he runs next time. Graham appears to be in with both feet. Although Sanford didn't mention McCain by name or reference in his remarks at the dinner, Weaver left little doubt he expects Sanford to be on board once re-election and legislative issues are behind him."

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

1/17: McCain visits South Carolina for King Day, GOP event

U.S. Sen. John McCain spoke at Spartanburg's King Day celebration and the county GOP's convention Monday in an event-packed day. Elsewhere across the state, hundreds marched in Columbia and remembered King's legacy.

McCain, a two-time presidential candidate from Arizona, told reporters he hadn't decided whether to run again for president, but would make the decision in about a year.

According to the Spartanburg Herald Journal: "During his stop at the auditorium, McCain told the crowd that King had not only saved black people, but that he had saved white people as well.

"'I love this country, but it was not until I lost this country for a while that I realized how much I love it,'" McCain said. "'But I can't say that I loved it as much or served it as well as Dr. King.'"