Ever since 1980, the state's voters have correctly chosen the eventual Republican nominee, who has invariably been the candidate the party's establishment types have chosen to rally around. It's not for nothing that it's called the South Carolina Firewall.
Even before his big win in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney was opening up a lead in South Carolina, the next state to host a GOP primary. It's possible support will solidify behind a challenger, but time is already running short.
In television, sports is where the money is. And whether or not they watch live sporting events, cable subscribers pay to subsidize that coverage, every month. ESPN now collects an average of $4.69 for every cable home –– four times more than any other network.
Mitt Romney came away from the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary with a comfortable win, and an uncomfortable reality. His chief detractor, who has launched a savage campaign to undermine Romney's successful-businessman-makes-best-president narrative, is just getting warmed up.
It's just the first Republican primary. But a convincing win in New Hampshire should give Mitt Romney considerable momentum in his quest toward the GOP nomination. Romney easily captured New Hampshire a week after barely winning the Iowa caucuses. Texas Rep. Ron Paul finished second.
CBS has revamped its morning show, which now has new hosts, a new set and a new focus: more hard news, less soft entertainment. TV critic David Bianculli says the new format works — as long as the network makes good on its news-oriented focus.
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