Sure, we have the lottery – but I was talking about this post I came across tonight while cruising the blogs. (Brad, hope it’s ok I cut/pasted the letter below. What’s protocol here? I’m supposed to put h/t right? Hat tip?)

Anyway, read on….

July 24, 2008

Mr. Katon Dawson
SC Republican Party
P.O. Box 12373
Columbia, SC 29211

Dear Katon,

Recently, I wrote an op-ed that appeared in a number of newspapers in South Carolina entitled “Why Obama Will Win South Carolina.”

It seems to have caused quite a stir among some of your Republican friends who confidently dismissed an Obama victory as an impossibility. You have been quoted in newspapers as saying “We’ve got South Carolina taken care of.” and the idea of Obama winning was ‘a pipe dream’.

A ‘pipe dream’?

To quote Robert Kennedy, “Some men see things as they are, and say ‘Why?’ — I dream of things that never were, and say, ‘Why not?'”

Along with millions of people around the country, we in South Carolina are working to make our dream come true…and it will happen.

I’m so confident of victory that I would propose a friendly wager — as representatives of our respective candidates — the loser buys the winner a dinner of the finest South Carolina barbeque, with all the trimmings, at any restaurant of the winner’s choice in the state — except Maurice’s.

I look forward to hearing from you…and having a great dinner on you.


Phil Noble
SC New Democrats


Wow, dem’s fighting words , ain’t they? Maybe everyone will get energized and SC will have it’s largest turnout yet. We can dream, can’t we? Afterall, there’s a lot of apathy towards politics in general – especially with national politicians approval ratings less than 20%.

Earlier this morning, this post seemed to lead some credence to Obama having at least a shot at pulling off the upset but – really – what do you think? Does he have a chance in South Carolina?

And with barbecue at stake, I’m wondering if the writer of this blog will be called in to serve the winner?