Sanford comes up short when weighing merits

info@islandpacket.comMay 3, 2013 

The debate between Mark Sanford and Elizabeth Colbert Busch is over, and the election is just days away. It's time to analyze the candidates and make your decision.

Sanford thinks our "civilization is at a tipping point." Really? The deficit is the lowest since 2009; the stock market is up; gas prices down, unemployment down to 7.5 percent. Under Obamacare, 80 percent of the population will see only favorable changes: no annual limits, companies can't cancel when you get sick, pre-existing conditions covered, etc.

Sanford's ex-wife has accused him of "a pattern of trespassing" after discovering him exiting her back door on Super Bowl Sunday by the light of his cell phone. He published the full telephone numbers of many callers to his cell phone, an invasion of their privacy and an egotistical act.

He lied when he said he was always against the stimulus bill. He made a special trip to Washington to request an exemption to reduce state debt and restore the unemployment insurance fund.

If Sanford goes to Washington, he'll be seen as another "just vote no" Republican. He'll bring ridicule upon the state and his name will have an unseen "asterisk" by his name. South Carolina needs a new face, someone who will bring real energy and new ideas.

Lynn Tyson

Bluffton

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