South Carolina football: A spoiler of campaign rallies?
In a new book by former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, he admits to a tactical mistake of scheduling a rally in Columbia, South Carolina, on the same day of the Gamecocks’ home opener against Kentucky in 2015.
Check out the paragraph below from the book, Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In:
— Nick McCormac (@nickmccormac) January 3, 2017
The moment didn’t turn out too well for the Gamecocks either. That day, South Carolina lost 26-22 as part of a forgettable 3-9 season in which the Gamecocks closed 1-7 in the SEC.
It seems like common sense to avoid scheduling a campaign event in the same location of a home football Saturday in the SEC. Apparently, this was lost on Sanders and his people.
May future presidential candidates avoid this error in the future.