Governor Sanford not in trouble
The Greenville News ran an article recently that suggested that since Governor Sanford was campaigning up in the upstate, he was in some sort of political trouble this fall.
The article emphasized the disagreements with the State House of Representatives the Governor has had, quoting Ways and Means Chairman Dan Cooper of the upstate.
While there might be some level of discontent among the members of the House and Senate in the upstate, and even some partisans in the upstate, the Governor is not in trouble.
The Governor is not in trouble because the upstate is no longer the kingmaker in Republican politics. More people live and vote along the coastal areas of
I personally wish the Governor was better at getting along with the legislature than he is. However, look for the Governor’s campaign to paint the legislature as odd and out of step with progress. That type of campaign will play well to the voters along the coast. Those voters are mainly made of up of folks who have not spent their entire lives in
If the under funded Tommy Moore can somehow make a dent in the coastal vote, the state senator from rural Aiken county might have a chance at victory. However, it is my guess he won’t, and that the Governor will win easily, no matter what folks in the upstate do.
It will be four more years of the same “get hardly anything done” agenda from the Governor. That is where the power of the upstate legislators and activists is really felt. But, they can not and will not make the under funded Tommy Moore Governor.
And, the folks have reasons to vote for
Add it all up, and that is why