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  •  Elizabeth Colbert Busch -- repeating Dems' errors (2+ / 0-)

    I got to meet Elizabeth Colbert Busch at a fund-raiser here in Columbia, SC.  She is earnest and credible.  I worry that her campaign is repeating strategies of the past that have not worked.  At the fund-raiser, she spoke a lot about education.  That reminded me of the campaign Inez Tanenbaum, then SC Secretary of Education (now departing head of the US Consumer Products Safety Commission), ran against Jim DeMint for Senate in 2004.  Inez decided not to criticize President Bush. ("I'm not running against the Bush Administration," she said at a fund-raiser.)  As a canvasser, I was instructed to only talk about education.  Inez made a fool of Jim during their TV debate, but he won anyway.  
    The House Majority PAC's ad looks like a loser to me.  Dems in SC have been trying to work the ethics issue for years.  It never succeeds.  At best, the ad will suppress Republican turnout a little.  Countering that will be some billionaire's PAC blanketing the airwaves with "a vote for Busch is a vote for Pelosi."   I hope Elizabeth Colbert Busch can find a strong positive message that will get people to turn out for her.

    •  I've got one. (3+ / 0-)

      "I'm not Mark Sanford, for crying out loud."

      Atlas shrugged. Jesus wept.

      by trevzb on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 08:32:32 AM PDT

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    •  When did we ever try to 'work ethics'? (0+ / 0-)

      Tenebaum was running in 2004, when W had  just 'saved us ' from the terrorists.  Since then there has been one GOP scandal after another, but no Democrat has run against that record, and to the extent that they did, they were under-funded.  This is a CD race and she has the money to go the distance and he is seriously tainted.  

      This is SC, what do you think she is joining to talk about guns and gays?

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