I wasn't the only person to spend most of Tuesday listening to conservative Republican candidates Fred Thompson and Mike Huckabee stump as each made Rock Hill visits.
A whole squadron of York County people, who are still making up their minds about whom to vote for in Saturday's GOP presidential primary, were at both.
It seems these two guys are fighting for essentially the same group of voters who showed up by the hundreds at both places. Anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage, anti-amnesty for illegal immigrants, Christians. And proud of it.
Thompson, speaking at noon at Golden Corral in a place too small for all the people who wanted to hear him, and Huckabee, speaking later in a banquet room at the Laurel Creek neighborhood, didn't disappoint them, either. Both made sure crowds knew that each was pro-life and, for them, marriage is between a man and a woman.
Some couldn't choose, some leaned one way, some the other way.
The speeches were more pep rallies than anything else, said Allan Kidd, an undecided voter who was front and center at both events.
"Both were short on details," Kidd said. "At this late stage, there ought to be more specifics. I'm not sure who won, yet."
Gales Scroggs went to both and hasn't chosen, either.
"Huckabee's on track, but now I have to choose between them," Scroggs said.
Pat Murray went to both. Her husband is a Thompson man, but she said Huckabee won her over.
"I believe his message -- it was clearer than Thompson," Murray said. "I like Thompson. But it's Huckabee at the end."
Debbie Foster went to both rallies Tuesday and plans to go see John McCain today at Lake Wylie. Foster said she wants a true Republican, defining that person this way: "He must be against abortion, against gay marriage, for border security and not willing to give amnesty to illegal immigrants."
Bob Koenig was at both events and said social conservative issues are what drives him.
"I have Huckabee and Thompson at the top, and I want to compare both," Koenig said.
Bill Wilson, who also was at both events, called this election between the two the most important in his lifetime. He said he wanted "the best leader."
"There is no perfect candidate," Wilson said. "The question is who is the best."
Wilson hadn't made up his mind until he left the Huckabee speech.
"It's Huckabee," Wilson said.
What is great for us in South Carolina is we choose the winner from all the candidates, not the pollsters and not the pundits.
The voters decide who wins.
"Nobody ever remembers who came in second," said Buddy Gault, at both events so he could hear for himself and make up his own mind. Gault said he plans to see McCain, too.
What Allan Kidd, that undecided conservative voter who went to both events, said after the Huckabee speech was for me the most important thing said by anybody all day, including the candidates.
"It's great to be a part of something like this," Kidd said. "My vote matters. And I have three days to make up my mind to see who gets it."