I would vote for Mark Sanford over 90% of the Republicans currently in Congress.
Not because he is necessarily a better man than them. But because I know that he would actually do the job he was elected to do.
He already has the record to prove it.
I vote for candidates who I believe, or hope, or pray, will vote for fiscal restraint, small government and the Constitution.
Most Republicans do not do this. Hardly any Republicans have ever done this.
Our $16 trillion debt did not begin with Obama. The last time Republicans were in charge, they doubled the debt and the size of government.
Most Republicans currently in Congress aided and abetted this. TARP, stimulus, No Child Left Behind, Medicare Plan D—any expensive, big government item you can name—if a Republican President was behind it, most Republicans supported it.
Sanford is not one of them. He never has been one of them. Ron Paul earned the nickname “Dr. No” for often being the sole “no” on so many votes. When Sanford was in the House, the congressional scorecard often featured two “no” votes—Paul and Sanford.
Even those who disagree with Ron Paul know that he is politically principled. The same can be said—and right now should be said, as a stark reminder—about Sanford.
I was born and raised in Charleston, and during my decade of commentary on 96 Wave and WTMA talk radio, I would rant and rave about my ideal conservative Republican. Someone who actually voted the way he talked on the campaign trail….