Given the rather substantial buttocks thrashing he, Henry McMaster and Andre Bauer experienced in Tuesday’s South Carolina Republican gubernatorial primary, ya gotta wonder why Congressman Gresham Barrett is pursuing a runoff.
Yes, he earned it. Yes, it’s his right to do sol and, it’s even fair that there is something of an obligation to those who voted for him. But how much sense does it make?
Is Barrett putting his own ambitions above the best interests of his party?
Is Gresham Barrett more important to Gresham Barrett than the wishes of a plurality of South Carolina voters? If he had been running for the Democratic nomination, he wouldn’t have made a runoff because he would have had fewer than 50% of the Dem votes in a Republican state!
What’s the point? The point is to further diminish Nikki Haley. It’s another version of the year-long attempt to marginalize the one candidate in this race that represents progress.
Nikki Haley earned 49% of the primary votes because people were energized by what she represents. They rejected the racism, sexism and anti-reform approaches by prominent members of her own party.
That ain’t gonna change, Congressman.
Get the point?