Will Sanford Hurt McCain in South Carolina?
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Mark Sanford is my favorite governor in the United States. He's not afraid to take on his own party and he's not afraid to cut spending. But, his "unique" style has rubbed some the wrong way in South Carolina and he has not been able to effectively insert himself into the power vacuum left by the death of popular former Governor Carroll Campbell.
Jonathan Martin gives a good overview of what's going on in South Carolina as Governor Sanford runs for re-election. It seems the Republican leaders in the state legislature are acting as snipers for the Democratic opposition -- if only because Sanford won't let them spend as much as they want.
For all the above reasons and more, these individuals have never really trusted Sanford. A maverick in Congress, Sanford resembled his Class of ‘94 classmates more than Thurmond and the other old-line southerners. Instead of greasing spending bills for his district, the libertarian-leaning Sanford spent his time in D.C. (or at least the three days a week he was there) decrying taxes and deficit spending. He was against earmarks before it was cool.
Read the whole thing. It's quite interesting.