A Class Act

South Carolina State Senator Shane Massey is a class act.

Not opinion – fact.

Massey is a young (35) small town guy with big ideas and a heart to match.  Every time I talk to those in the political “know” in South Carolina, just about every one of them says of Massey “he’s the future of South Carolina.”

Suits me.  He’s the kind of future South Carolina so desperately needs.

Last month, Massey ended his bid for the state’s Third Congressional seat.  For the citizens of the Third, it was a bittersweet decision.  ONE Shane Massey would have been significant, but with a couple of hundred Shane Masseys in the House of Representatives, America would turn on a dime and instantly become the great nation our ancestors left us.  The good out of his withdrawal is that he stays in the state, working – as always – to remove the rot of crony politics and lobbyist influence from within the State House dome.

On Thursday, Massey endorsed fellow legislator State Representative Jeff Duncan for Congress.  Duncan’s record and, more importantly, his reputation, speaks very well of his potential to be a change agent for South Carolinians and conservative ideals in Congress.  An endorsement from a man of the character and conviction of Shane Massey says to the voters “This is the man I want to represent me in Washington,” and people should stop what they’re doing and take note.

We listen to folks we trust recommend restaurants, movies and places to go on vacation.  Nothing – NOTHING is more important than the future of this country.  Trusting the advice of a man like Shane Massey on which candidate will help South Carolina and the country is not only wise, it’s necessary.

Were all the candidates for the Third Congressional seat equal, this endorsement would tilt the scale to Jeff Duncan like dropping an Abrams tank on the end of a see-saw.  But all the candidates are NOT equal and Massey’s nod to Duncan accentuates that.   

Like Shane Massey, Jeff Duncan is a class act.

~ CS


8 thoughts on “A Class Act

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  2. Just curious, but who whose endorsements would you consider trustworthy enough to take notice of a candidate?

    In other words, what endorsements, to you, are worth making you take a serious look at a candidate?


    • An endorsement is a curious thing. I think, for instance, Mitt Romney’s endorsement of Nikki Haley speaks quite positively about Haley’s fiscal policies and potential. His social ideas, though, may not perfectly align with hers.

      So, it depends on what is being endorsed. With Massey/Duncan, the philosophies are pretty much identical. Massey is a person of renowned character which gives much currency to his endorsement.

      I have names in mind, but I’m afraid that should I leave someone off because I couldn’t pull their names from my mottled mind or because I don’t know others, the omissions would be misconstrued.


    • TARP is a classic “hold your nose” piece of legislation. Mitt Romney – an investment banker and financial wizard – believed, as did most economists, that TARP was an absolute necessity. The behind-the-scenes story of the atmosphere leading to TARP is beginning to emerge (see “Game Change” by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin) and the severity of the situation was dire.

      Romney supported TARP based on the facts and the need for quick response. He continues to believe it was the right thing to do, but is displeased with some of the execution. Others (see Gresham Barrett), supported the bill, but then denounced it. At least Mitt Romney maintained the courage of his convictions and his initial assessment of the problem and the best solution at the time.

      Like Romney, I believe Nikki Haley will closely analyze problems using her own intellect and that of others and make the decision necessary. And, like Romney, I don’t believe it is in her to change her mind for political expediency.


  3. I agree with you about the necessity of passing TARP. That said, Nikki Haley has been slamming Barrett for his vote. I’m not sure how Barrett’s expressing concerns about how TARP’s been handled (similar to how Romney’s expressed concerns) is a negative.


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