Tag: SCGOP

Political Bloodsport

Having lived in Horry County for over 28 years, I fully understand that politics is a sport, often a full contact sport where truth and reality are lost in the scrimmage.

There are no requirements for truth or fact in political speech and political advertising. In fact, virtually any truth or fact that finds its way into the political discourse is by mistake not design.

We are now inundated with presidential candidates who hope to convince voters to support them in next Saturday’s Republican presidential primary. Below is a piece by College of Charleston professor Christopher Lamb who does a great job of describing what we have to look forward to over the next seven days.

SCGOP to host 7th District Debate

Republican candidates for the new S.C. 7th Congressional District will have an early chance to attract voters when the SCGOP presents a candidates debate Sunday January 15, 2012 at 7 p.m. The location of the debate is still to be decided,

The 7th District debate will be part of the SCGOP Experience Weekend & Presidential Debate January 14-16, 2012 in Myrtle Beach. The First in the South Presidential Debate will be held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Monday January 16, 2012 at 8 p.m.

SCGOP Website Confuses Public

Several calls to this reporter questioned the SCGOP website
regarding purchasing tickets to the Presidential Primary Debate weekend coming
January 14-16, 2012.

After choosing the purchase of one
(1) $500 package, which includes access to all events plus two (2) tickets to
the debate and two nights stay at a local hotel, and clicking through to the
payment page, information for one (1) attendee is asked for after the payment
information.

Callers questioned whether this
meant only one attendee would be admitted to the debate.