I do agree that SC could be especially important in 2016. Ron Paul didn't expect to do well in SC in 2012. His campaign didn't work very hard in SC until right about the time Ron Paul did very well in the NH election. By then, it was too late to make up the massive lead others had, even with the major bump Ron Paul received in SC. If a pro-liberty campaign actually has the ability to do well in SC in 2016, more serious money will be put behind such an effort. I agree that DeMint and company could really help set the stage for that to happen. I am excited by Davis. He seemed pro-liberty and has the possibility of moving up in SC politics.
Ron Paul received a huge boost (not just financially) but in the polls in SC because of how well he did in NH. http://www.ronpaulforums.com/entry.p...Hampshire-Bump
In polls by three different polling companies, Ron Paul had a significant bump in South Carolina. According to the South Carolina PPP poll before the New Hampshire Primary, Ron Paul polled at 9%. In the PPP poll right after the New Hampshire Primary, Ron Paul polled at 15%. The pre-New Hampshire Primary Rasmussen Reports poll had Ron Paul at 11%. The post-New Hampshire Primary Rasmussen Reports poll had Ron Paul at 16%. The American Research Group polls before and after the New Hampshire Primary showed a jump from 9% to 20% for Ron Paul in South Carolina.
While New Hampshire gave a bump to Ron Paul, no other candidate received a bump from the New Hampshire Primary. Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich did not change more than a point or two in either direction according to South Carolina polls by American Research Group, Rasmussen Reports and PPP.
Rick Santorum received a negative bump from the New Hampshire Primary. Rick Santorum was tied with Gingrich for second in South Carolina before the New Hampshire Primary. After the New Hampshire Primary, Santorum dropped 17 points from 24% to 7% according to American Research Group. According to Rasmussen Reports, Santorum dropped 8 points in South Carolina.