At Dakotafest today, Gordon Howie doubled my projection of his vote total in South Dakota's Senate race to double digits.
The Howie boost doesn't come from his good hits on Rounds on EB-5 in today's debate (though I wholeheartedly approve, Gordon—carry on!). It wasn't his amazing ability to draw Rounds into attacking him (really! Rounds did it, saying Howie isn't fiscally conservative! That's worth a couple brownie points!). It wasn't his discourse on the Tenth Amendment and state sovereignty (I take those brownie points right back).
No, the Howie boost comes from the man in this photo:
Meet Gordon Howie's campaign manager, Nick Reid. Douglas High School debate coach Nick Reid. Debate coach.
We all debate coaches are destined to rule the world. If Gordon can listen to Nick, he just might beat Pressler!
And if he can play that last name right, he might even win the still up-for-grabs endorsement of the Senate Majority Leader.