Retirees can be less amenable to candidates working across party lines to solve problems. Many South Carolina Republicans used to be Democrats — but many transplants have been Republicans all their lives and don't have any sympathy for the other party.
That's the case for Ed Bohannon, who attended a Perry event in Bluffton. Bohannon, a retiree who moved from Texas, says Romney is "too moderate for me. I'm more of a conservative." Romney "will want to work with Democrats in Congress rather than push through our legislation," he says.