SC GOP Gubernatorial Runoff
Who do you support to be South Carolina’s republican nominee for governor?
The runoff is between State Rep. Nikki Haley and Congressman Gresham Barrett and the vote is next Tuesday, June 22nd. Here’s our two cents, take it for what it is worth.
Haley won the initial primary collecting almost 49% of the vote, even after multiple allegations (2) that she had extra-marital affairs. She received the endorsement of Sara Palin and is the beauty of the SC Tea Party.
I personally have liked Haley for several years. Especially on her transparency and reform initiatives. Of course, even some of that has come into question recently. In particular, The State newspaper is calling her out over contradicting stimulus votes.
My biggest fear with Haley? I’m afraid she’ll run into the same issues as Mark Sanford had. That is, not being able to work with the legislature to get the key reform initiatives passed.
Our biggest complaint with Barrett is that he first voted against TARP, then voted for it. That, and in my opinion, he campaigns to heavily on his Christian credentials.
Most recently, he was questioned by a political activist concerning a “miss-statement” in one of his campaign ads claiming he was retired. The activist confronts Barrett and he agrees that there was a mistake, but the activist was trying to tie this mistake to our friends in Connecticut. In particular, the activist is referring to Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal who had been lying about his service record, claiming to have been in Vietnam.
My biggest fear with Barrett is he’ll flip flop on key issues.
So who will win this race and who are you supporting? Here’s your chance to make the best case for your candidate.