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  •  not sure about that (12+ / 0-)

    People already know what Sanford did. ECB has to establish her own credibility, since Sanford will try to disqualify her. I think what she has up on her website so far fits in with the type of campaign I think she will need to run. She takes moderate positions on bread and butter issues, and there isn't a peep about cultural issues.

    SSP poster. 43, new CA-6, -0.25/-3.90

    by sacman701 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 09:59:15 AM PDT

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    •  There are outside groups who will run ads for (8+ / 0-)

      Colbert, or against Sanford to help Colbert.  Those are the groups who should be reminding voters about the personal issues, and posing questions along the lines of "he's let voters down once, and let his family down.  Do we really want him to let South Carolina down again?"

      That's one more thing to add to my long list of small problems. --my son, age 10

      by concernedamerican on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 10:03:14 AM PDT

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    •  me either... (5+ / 0-)

      ...to me, the best strategy would be to criticize Sanford's record in office, primarily (does anyone know whether his record on policy was popular or not...or whether he had any major disappointments/catastrophes on that front?).

      And then...it would be best to couch that criticism in terms that could cause voters to pause regarding personal matters (i.e. challenging Sanford's poor priorities when it comes to spending taxpayer dollars...can subtly allude to the fact that he blatantly misused taxpayer dollars for personal indiscretions). Challenging whether Sanford's record in office, especially on the spending front, seems like a great way to criticize him without dragging the campaign into the gutter. Blatantly dragging the campaign into the gutter by focusing on Sanford's indiscretions can backfire...especially if he wants to go all...he's come to Jesus to be forgiven to shamelessly pander to the Christian right.

      It would also be interesting to see if there are any  legitimate, objective news media outlets in the state to pursue certain questions on their own (such as: who does Sanford's ex-wife support?)

    •  I don't know about that... (0+ / 0-)

      ...people keep talking about his "infamous hike on the Appalachian Trail" instead of what he actually did. I'm afraid the low-information voters of South Carolina might actually believe that's what he was doing, instead of fucking another woman while his wife and kids sat home on Father's Day wondering where he was.

      Atlas shrugged. Jesus wept.

      by trevzb on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 12:14:54 PM PDT

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