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Enthusiasm and indecision in South Carolina

By Will Straw  

USA Today‘s front cover yesterday featured an upbeat piece stating that by two to one, voters are more enthusiastic than usual about this year’s election. Meanwhile, here in South Carolina, The Post and Courier, Charleston’s 205-year old local rag, goes with, “Candidates woo state’s undecided voters.”

The public’s enthusiasm is hardly surprising. There are still eight realistic candidates for president (nine if you include Ron Paul, who some are now tipping to win the Republicans’ Nevada caucus on Saturday); there is a palpable desire for change that almost all the candidates are attempting to invoke; and the compressed primary season…

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