Skip to comments.OK Brat wins in VA, BUT what the HELL happened in SC??!!
Posted on 06/11/2014 5:32:28 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
DAMMIT South Carolina, CLOSE YOUR PRIMARIES!
There were six guys running against Graham. May have been a different outcome if there had only been one.
Look for the most “conservative” guy to win. What happened in Virgina is the start of a major wave.
Graham is a skilled and slimy politician who says whatever anybody wants to hear. An old-fashioned retail politician.
He spent literally millions, got only 56% of the “republican” electorate, and still may lose in November.
A bunch of conservatives that talked real big, but as usual tried to be too smart by half.
They, and the ones in KY can finally stop their boasting and actually concentrate on actually winning next time.
Gonna have to get the state legislature to act on that, unfortunately, which doesn’t look likely.
State senator Lee Bright had the opportunity to be a Chris McDaniel, but he totally bungled it.
We have until August 12th to get rid of Paul Ryan.....I pray this happens. I can’t stand him and his screw with the Veteran nonsense. There is another Ryan running against him and I hope he wins!!!!!
Duh. There is nothing so stupid as running six people to oppose one person. Insanity is trying the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
Also, SC still has an open primary, which allows Democrats to choose the GOP candidate. That’s how you wind up with a disgusting character like Graham, who “works with the Democrats” to destroy our country.
SC is a PRIME example of why we need TERM LIMITS!
the best candidate in SC had the least money - Lee Bright. He still swamped all other challengers - but didn’t have the money to counter Graham’s ads. Graham ran great radio and TV spots. Very clever. The messages shored up his weak points in voters minds, and there was no money to counter it.
Meanwhile, no talk radio hosts or outside groups got involved in SC for whatever reason. They helped push Brat over the top.
And again, one congressional district is one thing, an entire state is another.
Two biggies: Cantor and his staff were their own worst enemies. And it is MUCH easier to oust an incumbent in a smaller House seat district than a statewide Senate race.
That’s it in a nut shell. Too many decisions for a state full of numb nuts.
How did Bright “totally bungle it?”
What you said.
Really it is a matter of not enough state wide appeal. Nobody generated enough positive appeal. The only appeal was negative - dump the RINO. This has strong appeal in the upstate but not so much as you move toward the coast.
There is a fallacy in your assumption.
Cantor lost a primary for a seat in the House
Lindsey won primary for a seat in the Senate
In Va there was one strong conservative voice
There was no strong conservative voice in SC, as always, narrowly focused conservatives put up a lot of candidates to allow the various factions to vote their principles
There is actually no valid comparison in the two races permitting a conclusion to be drawn
Conservative unity wins is the lesson
People overplayed their hand in SC. They fielded too many candidates thinking that was smart. It was not.
Same thing is going to happen in the 2016 primaries too if a lesson wasn’t learned here.
Put up a good candidate against a RINO and back that person. Don’t field a bunch who will cancel each other out allowing the RINO a win.
Like Cornyn, Graham won but it was NOT a ringing endorsement.
I wonder how many conservatives they’ve sufficiently alienated with their lies and deceit during the primaries, that will refuse to vote for them in the general.
McDaniel came out of the gate and locked up serious national endorsements very quickly. Bright totally failed in this regard despite holding a very similar position to McDaniel (a prominent state legislator conservative), and I can only put that down to poor presentation and retail politics on his part.
National groups clearly hoped someone better would come along. GOA for example waited until a day before the election to settle on Bright.
This was exacerbated by Bright’s financial problems which involved an underwater trucking business that was facing foreclosure as well as a lawsuit for late payments.
Can it be done before the 2016 elections in any state?
Does it have to go through the legislature if we just want to close the Republican Primary?
Does anybody know?