BY COREY HUTCHINS
Bow-tied men in seersucker suits and women in pumps and pearls were streaming up and down Greenville’s Main Street May 5 on their way to the first presidential debate of 2012.
The Upstate South Carolina city is home to some of the most conservative voters in the country, so it was a fitting choice for kicking off the 2012 Republican nomination race. But this year, it became a scene for something a little different. Before the debate geared up, a man in an elephant mask gyrated in a hula hoop on stilts as a mime juggled beside him and a clown made balloon animals and danced around to carnival music.
“It’s a circus!” said a little boy. And it was. Sort of.
By: CNN Political Reporter Peter Hamby
Greenville, South Carolina (CNN) - South Carolina Forward Progress, an independent group formed this week by a group of Democratic operatives, held a carnival-like press conference outside Thursday's Republican presidential debate in Greenville, South Carolina.
By Jason Seher
As a handful of Republican presidential hopefuls flock to Greenville, SC for the first GOP presidential primary debate tonight, a South Carolina Democratic group hopes to steal some of the debate's thunder.
SC Forward Progress, a small outfit headed by veteran Palmetto State political operative Lachlan McIntosh will host a "Republican Debate "Sideshow" to complement what McIntosh calls the "Republican circus."