Democratic gubernatorial nominee Vincent Sheheen’s campaign has been inept so far. Maybe they are waiting on timing or something. But, frankly they need to act now to show that is okay for Republicans to break ranks and vote for Sheheen.
The reasons are clear. First, Vincent Sheheen is a committed family man with family values, without one hint of marital infidelity that would embarrass the state. His business dealings are above board and open for the world to see, not couched in family business swaps. Sheheen is pro-life, that’s right, pro-life. Further, Sheheen is for government restructuring, if you doubt that look at the legislation he wrote to eliminate the Budget and Control Board. As Governor, Sheheen would have a much better chance of working with the legislature, where he actually has friends, to make that happen. Haley promises four more years of nothing and anger.
Further, when it comes to education, Sheheen’s reform stances are actually more in line with what those who champion limited and effective government want then Haley’s plan. Add to that Sheheen does not want to raise taxes, as Haley contends to do with the food sales tax.
Such things are reasons why a conservative can be comfortable in casting a vote for Sheheen. Why the Sheheen campaign does not highlight that and take the middle ground is beyond VUI. Sheheen is smartest candidate, he is a candidate with values that will not embarrass the state and if you removed the party labels and just went on resumes, Sheheen is the guy most would want answering the phone if a category 5 hurricane was sitting off the coast.
If the Sheheen campaign is to have a chance in the next month, they must move him away from being a Democrat and towards being the competent independent leader of South Carolina he could be.