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Tim Scott Could Be the Real Deal
One night in 2010, Mrs. Pessimist was on the road traveling for work. It was very unusual for her to travel over a weekend but that Saturday night she was out of town and I settled down in front of the TV to watch a debate on the local PBS channel for the congressional race in Charleston.
The debate was staged on the deck of the USS Yorktown and included an obscure state councilman, Tim Scott; Paul Thurmond, the grandson of Strom; as well as Carroll Campbell III, the son of the most popular governor in SC history. There was also a woman on the debate stage I think and a libertarian named Mark that I had heard favorable things about.
When the debate was over I found the website for the Tim Scott campaign and sent him $1,000 which was way more money than I had ever contributed to a political campaign. Tim Scott called me Monday morning to ask why and what he could do for me. I told him I didn’t want anything other than for him to go to Washington and tell Congress to put the shovel down and quit digging. He laughed and gave me his cellphone number if he could ever help me. I still have that number but have never called it. I have spoken with him briefly a few times at events but have no reason to mention my long-time support.
I don’t know if Tim Scott can become president or if he would be a great president, but if you listen carefully, you will hear the cheerful enthusiasm and patriotism of Ronald Reagan. That has not diminished in the years since I first became aware of him.Published in General
Of course. The question is, will independents fall for it or have they gotten wise?
Any conservative will be demonized; as a black man, he’ll have his own issues to deal with. I’m sure he’s up to it.
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Perhaps because of his lack of executive experience, I tend to think of Tim Scott as at most a VP pick this go round. He has a reputation as being affable, optimistic and conservative. A likeable conservative is certainly rare. He is a strong fund raiser as well. If he proves to be a good campaigner he would be a strong pick for VP. Particularly for a candidate not known for their people skills such as DeSantis. If Ron D. flames out in January (Iowa,New Hampshire, South Carolina), I suppose Scott has a better chance then most to overtake Trump and win the nomination. BTW: I just cannot see Scott on a ticket with Trump.
I’m sorry I wish I could support him but if memory serves he has sided with the GOPe way too many times.
In these times we cannot afford another GOPe nominee.
I suppose you can judge a political career based on one judicial appointment recommendation, but that ignores a lifetime of thoughtful achievement.
So will several people on Ricochet
I’m not saying he will be the nominee but it would be awesome to have a Republican nominee with a positive campaign.
What are his achievements other than siding with Cory Booker time and time again?
Do you think he can meet the standard set by Kamala Harris? It is a pretty high bar.
Well, VP Harris is certainly unique and unmatchable. I don’t think any Republican will express deep thoughts like she does. Nor did Scott work his way to the top in the same way as Harris. OTOH Scott would actually be an asset in the campaign and in the administration in working with the Senate so it kind of balances out.
I also prefer my presidents to be raised in America. Harris, like Obama, was raised in a foreign land. Tim Scott is 100% American bred, which is nice.
Scott could actually win if the people were given a chance to vote for him. But the uniparty won’t allow it.
You will need to explain how the man, who has been chosen by no woman, would be the first choice of voting women.
In his most recent race, he won 63% of the vote. Obviously women in South Carolina did not all choose to vote against him for his lack of romantic success.