From NBC/NJ's Carrie Dann
CAMDEN, S.C. -- Tonight, some of his GOP rivals will be pumping arms in glorious victory. Others will be pounding fists in angry defeat.
Fred Thompson is just shaking hands in South Carolina.
While his opponents jostled swelling crowds in New Hampshire on primary day, Thompson was here in this small town (population 6,680) to take photos with voters and enjoy the balmy 70-degree weather in South Carolina. He and his wife Jeri visited an antiques store, a coffee shop, and a bakery here this afternoon during one of four stops today on an 11-day bus tour in the state.
They didn't buy anything, although the sight of a homemade Southern-style coconut cake appeared to make the Tennessee senator a little nostalgic. Or just hungry.
For something other than victory.