Who Really Loses in South Carolina?
A fully fledged political battle is underway in South Carolina. To spectators and pundits, this is what politics is all about. The race is down to a politician with baggage in pursuit of a political comeback versus a popular candidate, with a famous comedian brother, battling it out in a Republican state, in a conservative congressional district. Who will win in the end? The answer is probably the Republican.
Since Mitt Romney carried the district by 18 points back in November, it is likely the former Republican South Carolina governor, Mark Sanford, will beat Elizabeth Colbert Busch (D) by a 1-2 margin.
The better question to ask, though, is "who loses in the end?"
When conservative voters are forced to back an eccentric and flawed Republican candidate just to keep a congressional seat out of Democrat hands, conservatives lose.
In a Republican district, with a 20-point advantage, and a race is settled by 1 or 2 points, conservatives lose.
Of course, one cannot blame conservatives for backing
Sanford. Against a probable liberal democrat, Sanford truly is the lesser of
the two evils. But has it really come down to this? Need it stay that way?
It all depends. There are alternatives. Conservatives could stay home on Election Day, which would defeat the purpose. They can hold their noses and cast their ballots for a candidate they don’t like and probably don’t trust.
Then there is a third way. Conservatives could ditch the demeaning process, choose one from among them, and run a candidate that conservatives can endorse and support without the dread and disgust. It is conservatives, after all, who hold all political power in this country.
Conservatives deserve conservative candidates. Conservatives deserve a party of their own. That is the purpose of the American Conservative Party, to provide a home for conservatives, to put politicians like Mark Sanford out of business, and give conservatives a chance to choose their own destiny.
Support the American Conservative Party today and help us stop the madness.
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