Columbia, South Carolina "Presidential Parallel?"
So, I was thinking last night about the Democratic and Republican races for President. There are some clear differences among the Republican candidates, yet they get along fairly well and are not battling in the press. On the Democratic side, Obama and Clinton(s) have many similar plans. For instance, they both have tuition aid plans that only differ by $500. In essence, their policies are very similar with minor differences in funding or how it's operated. Yet, they are arguing about work they did 20-30 years ago before they were even politicians and it is, to say the least, nasty.
In North Carolina's race for governor, there are clear differences with the Republicans yet they do little bickering with each other in the press (although that appears to be changing a bit). On the Democratic side, they have very similar beliefs yet spend most of their time arguing in the press about a theater that sits in a rural county that many voters probably don't even know exists. That campaign is close to getting nasty.
Maybe I'm dead wrong, but it appears there are some similarities to the two races.
Anywho, we are here and plan to attend a "get the youth vote" rally at the convention center where John Edwards, his parents, and daughter will all attend.
The candidates are all making 4-6 campaign stops across the state today compared to the typical 2 or 3.
Make sure to watch Political Connections tonight at 6pm on News 14 Carolina. We'll be doing the show from here in South Carolina.
I'll be back...after Edwards' event...