Indecision 2012 - In the South of Madness

  • Aired:  01/11/12
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Aasif Mandvi, Jason Jones and Jessica Williams provide full coverage on the electoral horrors encroaching on South Carolina. (5:23)

SO IOWA AND NEW HAMPSHIRE ARE

FIRST PETS OF OUR PRIMARY

SEASON.

CANDIDATES SPEND A GREAT DEAL OF

TIME AND MONEY THERE TO

ESTABLISH THEMSELVES, AND BY ALL

MEASURES, IT'S AN INCREDIBLE

EXPERIENCE.

>> IOWA'S REPUBLICAN CAUCUS IS

SIMPLE AND STRAIGHT FORWARD.

>> A REAL THROWBACK TO A BYGONE

ERA.

>> REAL VOTERS IN A REAL STATE.

>> I WANT TO GET THE SUPPORT OF

THE GOOD PEOPLE OF IOWA.

>> I HAVE BEEN TO ALL 99

COUNTIES, YOUR TOWN SQUARES AN

YOUR DINERS AND, OF COURSE, YOUR

PIZZA RANCHES.

>> Jon: IT'S LIKE IF YOU TOOK

A NORMAN ROCKWELL PAINTING AND

COVERED IT IN CHEESE AND PUT IT

IN A FRIAR.

NOW THE CANDIDATES KNOW THEIR

PLACE IN THE HIERARCHY.

DON'T HAVE AS MUCH TIME TO

CHANGE THEIR FORTUNES.

THAT SOMEWHAT CHANGES THE TENOR

OF THE PRIMARYs IT MOVES INTO

SOUTH CAROLINA.

>> WHEN WE GET TO SOUTH

CAROLINA, THIS IS GOING TO BE A

BLOOD-LETTING UNLIKE ANYTHING

WE'VE SEEN BEFORE.

>> THIS IS WHERE THINGS GET

REALLY UGLY.

>> STRAP YOURSELF IN.

>> I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A

BLOODBATH THERE.

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: IT'S OKAY,

MR. TICKLES.

THAT LADY LOOKED LEGITIMATELY

SCARED.

ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN

IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

HOW DIFFERENT CAN IT REALLY BE?

WELL, WE'LL SHOW YOU.

HERE'S THE ADVERTISEMENTS NEWT

GINGRICH WAS RUNNING IN IOWA.

>> SOME PEOPLE SAY THE AMERICA

WE KNOW AND LOVE IS A THING OF

THE PAST.

I DON'T BELIEVE IT.

WORKING TOGETHER, WE CAN AND

WILL REBUILD THE AMERICA WE

LOVE.

I'M NEWT GINGRICH, AND I APPROVE

THIS MESSAGE.

>> Jon: WHY WOULDN'T YOU?

THAT'S A FICTIONAL COUNTRY

ANYONE WOULD WANT TO LIVE IN.

AND HERE'S THE ADVERTISEMENT

NEWT GINGRICH IS RUNNING IN

SOUTH CAROLINA.

>> ROMNEY APPOINTED A

PRO-ABORTION JUDGE, EXPANDED

ACCESS TO ABORTION PILLS.

ROMNEY SIGNED

GOVERNMENT-MANDATED HEALTH CARE

WITH TAX-PAIR FUNDED BORINGS.Ñi

HE CAN'T BE TRUSTEDFUL

>> I'M NEWT GINGRICH AND I

APPROVED THIS MESSAGE.

>> Jon: WEARING THE SAME TIE.

MY GOD NEW YORK TWO WEEKS WE'VE

GONE FROM THIS TO THIS.

[LAUGHTER]

WELL, WE'VE GOT FULL TEAM

COVERAGE OF THE SUDDEN SHIFT IN

ELECTORAL TONE AS THE CAMPAIGN

MOVES INTO SOUTH CAROLINA.

AASIF MANDVI, YOU'RE FIRST UP.

WHERE EXACTLY ARE YOU RIGHT NOW?

>> WELL, I'M IN COLUMBIA, SOUTH

CAROLINA, ABOUT 100 MILES

INLAND.

SO THE PRIMARY HASN'T REALLY HIT

HERE YET, BUT RESIDENTS ARE

PEEPING FOR THE WORST.

THEY'RE CHECKING CANNED FOOD.

THED FROM OF NEGATIVITY IS

PREDICTED TO REACH AT LEAST

CHEST HIGH.

THE

>> Jon: AASIF, WHAT SHOULD

PEOPLE IN THE DIRECT PATH OF THE

CAMPAIGN DO?

>> THEY SHOULD HEAD FOR THE HIGH

MORAL GROUND AND HUG YOUR LOVED

ONES CLOSE AND FOR GOODNESS

SAKE, STAY AWAY FROM TVS AND

RADIOS.

[HURRICANE SIREN SOUNDS]

>> IT'S A WARNING SIREN.

IT COULD BE AN INCOMING CAMPAIGN

BUS.

IT COULD BE A DRILL.

>> Jon: DON'T TAKE ANY

CHANCES, AASIF.

>> I WON'T.

WE'RE HEADING IN.

>> Jon: JASON JONES, MYRTLE

BEACH, JASON, WHAT ARE YOU

SEEING DOWN THERE?

>> JON, THIS COSTAL AREA IS

BEING HIT PRETTY HARD.

THE OUTER EDGE OF THE CAMPAIGN

STRUCK AROUND 6:00 A.M., AND

WE'VE BEEN SLAMMED WITH ROBO

CALLS AND CHARACTER ATTACK ADS.

>> Jon: WASN'T SOUTH CAROLINA

PREPARED FOR THIS?

THEY'VE WEATHERED CAMPAIGNS

BEFORE.

THIS IS THE STATE WHERE JOHN

McCAIN WAS ACCUSED OF HAVING

AN ILLEGITIMATE BLACK BABY.

>> THAT'S A CATEGORY 3 SMEAR.

THIS COULD BE A CATEGORY 4 OR 5.

JUST THIS MORNING I WITNESSED

ABUSIVE SKYWRITING AT A ROMNEY

EVENT.

ALTHOUGH I HAVE TO SAY, YOU

CAN'T HELP BUT BE IMPRESSED AT

THAT ARROW PLACEMENT.

IT IS REALLY WINDY OUT HERE.

>> Jon: ALL RIGHT, JASON

JONES, THANK YOU.

NOW WE HAVE A NEW MEMBER OF OUR

NEWS TEAM.

WE'RE VERY EXCITED.

JESSICA WILLIAMS, SHE HAS JOINED

US FOR HER FIRST CAMPAIGN

ASSIGNMENT.

JESSICA, WELCOME ABOARD.

ARE YOU THERE?

>> [SCREAMING]

ROBO CALLS.

I DISTRIBUTED SMEARS.

, OH, WHITE PEOPLE.

SUPER PAC.

JON, IT'S HORRIBLE.

DAMN, WHY, WHY?

>>

>> Jon: JESSICA, WHAT

HAPPENED?

>> IT WAS THE FLIP-FLOPPING.

VENTURE CAPITALISTS EVERYWHERE,

WHITE COLLAR T-SHIRT, ABORTION

JOB CREATORS MAN

WAS STABBED IN THE HEART WITH A

CHAMPAGNE FLUTE.

>> Jon: JESSICA, WHO DID THIS?

WAS IT GINGRICH?

[WHALING]

I'M SORRY.

I KNOW.

OTHER THAN WHAT'S HAPPENED, HOW

DO YOU LIKE BEING PART OF THE

TEAM SO FAR?

>> I HATE IT.

JON, THIS IS THE WORST.

IT'S BAD.

IT'S VERY BAD.

I FEEL DEAD INSIDE.

[LAUGHTER]

I NEVER WANTED THIS.

[SOBBING]

>> Jon: WELL, WELCOME ABOARD,

JESSICA.

>> UH-UH, NO, NO, NO, PLEASE

FIRE ME.

>> Jon: NO.

I'M NOT.

YOU ARE STAYING.

JESSICA WILLIAMS, EVERYBODY.

THE BEST NEWS TEAM EVER.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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