We stand behind those endorsements for many of the same reasons, but also because we believe the combination of the two of them will be stronger and more effective than either of them having to be the lone soldier fighting for our side.
For all the good our current governor Mark Sanford has tried to do, he’s not only had to face the legislature head on, but he has also had to deal with the palace intrigues of his backstabbing lieutenant governor, Andre Bauer [the losing 2010 gubernatorial candidate who has thrown his malodorous support behind Haley’s opponent, Gresham Barrett].
Should we finally have a united pair able to work in tandem to formulate and carry out battle plans against the fat and sassy legislative leadership, we just might hear some stuck pigs squealing like we haven’t heard since the day that Pork and Barrel appeared at the house chambers. (Video here.)
Our readers support the Haley-Connor team as well. Reader Jeff supports Connor, saying, “Ken Ard being a Giuliani staffer was a real turn-off for me and Bill Connor is a Conservative superstar of the Jim Demint mold.” He also reminds us to recommend the Palmetto State Politics blog, which has done some excellent investigative blogging regarding Ken Ard. [Ed. note: We are unaware of similar blogging done on Connor. If anyone knows of any that should be presented here for contrast and reflection, please let us know.]
Therefore, the Charleston Reader endorses Haley and Connor again. We urge voters to support them both as the “reform” ticket. Electing them as a pair will immediately bring a long-missing calm and stability to the governor’s mansion before they lock arms and march on the statehouse.