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WHY PAT'S PROTECTIONISM COULD STALL IN SOUTH CAROLINA

EVEN BEFORE HIS UPSET WIN IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, Pat Buchanan was plotting his next vital conquest: South Carolina. "It's the key to the kingdom," Buchanan said of this Saturday's primary, the first one in the region. "It sets the tone in the area you need to win the nomination and the election. Lose there, and it can all dry up on you. It's gonna be tough, but they're natural rebels down there, and I'm a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. They like my red-meat stuff. They like exaggeration."

So there was Buchanan in South Carolina on the morning after...

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