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Strom Thurmond For US Senate




By FITSNEWS || This website had planned on endorsing Lowcountry businessman Thomas Ravenel for the United States Senate this fall – and we still believe he would, if elected, vote in a manner consistent with the freedom and free markets we work daily to advance.  Well, during the hours of the day he’s aware of his surroundings, anyway …

But Thomas Ravenel is not going to be elected to the U.S. Senate … in fact it’s looking increasingly like he won’t even earn sufficient support to play the role of spoiler against uber-liberal “Republican” incumbent Lindsey Graham.

Ravenel’s once-promising candidacy has descended into reality television hell … a plunge powered by inner demons the 52-year-old businessman appears incapable of controlling.

That’s a shame …

If Ravenel were compos mentis, he would have made a wonderful United States Senator.  The kind Washington, D.C. desperately needs right now.  But he’s just not compos mentis … not even a little bit.  And while scandals can be overcome and political errors can be corrected, you can’t fix crazy.

We know … we tried.

So who to vote for?  Liberal Democrat Brad Hutto?  Libertarian Victor Kocher?

Eh …

The grim reality here is unavoidable: Ravenel’s implosion has guaranteed the reelection of Graham, the single most dangerous member of the U.S. Senate.

As this website has noted on numerous previous occasions, Graham is everything that’s wrong with this country.  He’s a shameless warmonger. And a special interest whore. And fiscal liberal. And Obama abettor. And a neo-fascist. And a friend of terrorists. And a thief of your liberty.  Not to mention a fraud.  And a hypocrite.

Whew …

And now he wants to run for president?  Yeah … he’ll never win, obviously, but that’s not the point.

The thought of six more years of Graham in the U.S. Senate (appearing incessantly on all those insipid insider D.C. talk shows) is simply unbearable to contemplate … which is why we were so aggressive in supporting Ravenel’s bid at the outset.

But now that Ravenel’s candidacy is kaput, what’s a state to do?

Choose the lesser of four evils?

We’ve got an idea …

In 1954, Strom Thurmond was elected to the United States Senate as a write-in candidate after leaders in the state’s Democratic party blocked him from appearing on the ballot.  Thurmond got 143,444 votes – trouncing Democrat Edgar A. Brown.

Thurmond – who spent nearly half a century in the Senate – obviously cannot run for election this year.  He died in June 2003 and was laid to rest at Willowbrook Cemetery in his hometown of Edgefield, S.C.  That’s the bad news.  The good news?  Thurmond’s segregationist views – which he never completely repudiated – can’t hurt our state anymore.

Although, you know, the more things change … 

Anyway, in lieu of picking a particular poison in this race, we are endorsing (sixty years later) the write-in candidacy of the late United States Senator Strom Thurmond.  Because six years of being represented by a dead guy is better than any of the options currently on the table.