YOUR MUSINGS, OUR RESPONSES …
In case you missed it, we recently unveiled a new feature: The mailbag. It’s an effort for us to inject perspectives other than our own into this particular corner of the marketplace of ideas … and to enhance interaction with our readers.
All “mailbag” submissions are anonymous. If you’ve got something more in-depth (something you’d like to put your name on), you can submit that to us as a letter to the editor or even a longer-form opinion editorial.
To the letters …
“DOUGHNUT MAN” IN TROUBLE
S.C. Senator Glenn Reese has a credible opponent for the first time in many years, Inman S.C. mayor Cornelius Huff. Mayor Huff is black and is running as a Republican for S.C. Senate District 11 (map here). Spartanburg is one of the most conservative counties in the state, yet they have continued to send Reese to the Senate for years. Reese owns Krispy Kreme donut franchises in Spartanburg and Anderson. As a part of his campaign strategy, he gives away donuts like candy.
There are the usual accusations against Reese this election cycle: Destroying his opponents campaign signs, stalking his opponent, etc.
The Big Question? Reese has always relied on the black vote – and straight ticket voting – to remain in office. Can Huff get enough black voters to forgo straight ticket voting, and support him as a Republican?
Both campaigns have run low-key races to this point. Reese is one of the most liberal members of the Senate. Huff, by all accounts, has been a good mayor and council member. He is also a first responder and twenty-year firefighter.
Can you show Huff some love in replacing this Democratic dinosaur?
SIC SEZ …
I seem to recall writing a bit about this race earlier this year. Have heard good things about Huff. And Reese is obviously a terrible vote at the S.C. State House. Thanks for reminding us about this race. And if you have any more details about Reese’s alleged destruction of campaign signage and stalking, let me know!
Remember when we first started communicating and you said I was a Republican? I told you I was a Democrat but was worried about the Republican Party because of changes Tea Party was making. I wrote a eulogy for Republican Party. Here’s the Tombstone.
I’LL MISS THEM SO MUCH
SIC SEZ …
Ha! You seem to forget this website called on the GOP to “die” four years ago … albeit for different reasons.
Check out this photo a friend of mine snapped during a visit to Whole Foods in Columbia, S.C..
SIC SEZ …
Ha! I am so glad I don’t have to park in Columbia, S.C. anymore. Or live there. Or really ever go there.
FOOD STAMP FLUB?
I have been told that the S.C. Department of Social Services (SCDSS) did not issue credits on food stamp debit cards to a huge hunk of recipients in October and they were told DSS didn’t know what happened but they were sure November would be OK.
I haven’t gotten a lot of detail but no one is running story. You might want to check your informants.
SIC SEZ …
I’ve heard that too. Digging on it. There was a modest step toward food stamp reform back in March when S.C. governor Nikki Haley belatedly agreed to eliminate extended benefits to able-bodied recipients without dependents. We supported her on that. Will let you know what we uncover on this food stamp issue.