Mark Sanford wins South Carolina special election
Looks like Sanford won.
Early voting in Georgia. On the 20th of October this old Goldwater conservative voted against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by casting my vote for Gary Johnson. Neither Trump or Clinton belong within a million miles of the Oval Office.
Oh well, better luck next time HoJ.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Sanford won by eight points. Not even close.
"It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. Donovan
No problem. I have it on good authority that the Democrats plan to wave a Latin tart at Governor "Wind Swept Somewhere" and he'll disappear for a while just at the wrong moment.
"When Faith preaches Hate, Blessed are the Doubters." - Amin Maalouf
I saw one website earlier today saying this loss could be good for the Democrats. I can kind of see it that way. One seat doesn't really matter that much, especially since it will be probably lost in the 2014 elections anyway so it wouldn't really help to take the House. And now Democrats have a distraction in Mark Sanford that they can use.
Still, if I was a Democrat I'd see reasons to be worried. Sanford's campaign got all of the momentum when he started to really tie Colbert-Busch to Pelosi and the national Democrats. If that is the type of campaign style that'll work next year, it will not be a good year for them.
There should be Instant Runoff Voting
But now every time a con uses sanctity of marriage, family values, or fiscal responsibility we can smack them around with the sanford stick for fun.