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SC Dems For Governor?




This website has written extensively on the early jockeying for the “Republican” gubernatorial nomination in South Carolina.  We haven’t really paid much any attention to the Democrats, though.

Why the “discrimination?”  Well, to be blunt Democratic candidates don’t matter.  In fact, the only way they get elected in the Palmetto State is when they run as “Republicans.”

Which keeps happening …

Anyway, “progressive” S.C. political consultant Tyler Jones has decided to offer some insights on the perpetual minority party’s potential 2018 candidates.

Again, to the extent it matters … which is not at all.

Jones’ consulting firm posted a list this week of eight “Democrats to Watch.” They are: S.C. Rep. James Smith, former S.C. Rep. Bakari Sellers, S.C. Senator Marlon Kimpson, ex-S.C. superintendent of education Inez Tenenbaum, S.C. Rep. Russell Ott, first circuit solicitor David Pascoe, S.C. Senator Thomas McElveen and S.C. Senator Brad Hutto.

Jones listed three other names – S.C. Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell, Florence, S.C. attorney Marguerite Willis and former U.S. congressional candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch – as possible candidates “to keep an eye on.”

Do any of the names on Jones’ list have a snowball’s chance in hell of becoming governor of South Carolina in January 2019?

No …

Of course as we have repeatedly pointed out, government in South Carolina isn’t really run by one party, it is run by a coalition of current and “former” Democrats (with a diminutive “former” Democrat as their unquestioned leader).

Despite their party labels, the vast majority of politicians in Columbia, S.C. believe massive government spending and borrowing is the key to turning the state around – even though there is decades of evidence to the contrary.

Oh, and erstwhile “Tea Party” governor Nikki Haley – a “Republican” – has done absolutely nothing to stop this demonstrably failed big government approach.  In fact she’s actually embraced it.

Against such odds, true limited government, pro-free market elected officials don’t stand a chance … and neither do taxpayers.

(Banner image via Travis Bell Photography)