Christmas Card Deception
South Carolina residents received fake holiday greeting cards this past week claiming to be from the Romney campaign.
Many South Carolina Republicans got a bogus holiday greeting card this week, purported to be from White House hopeful Mitt Romney, that cites some controversial passages of the Book of Mormon.
Such a mailing isn’t surprising for South Carolina politics, a state known for political mudslinging and backdoor maneuvering.
Those tactics backfire, said Warren Tompkins, a political consultant who ran George Bush’s 2000 campaign in South Carolina and now is Romney’s top consultant in the state. “Anything this outrageous and childish and nonsensical would have a significant fallout on whoever did it and on whose behalf it was done,” Tompkins said.
It will be interesting to see if whoever did this gets caught and we find out whom they thought it would help. If they do find out prior to the South Carolina primary, I wouldn’t be surprised if the information isn’t release until a few days before January 19th. However, As long as this thing isn’t tied to Huckabee, I doubt that it will give Romney the needed 6.5% boost in the polls to win.