I don't blame them, either. I think I did a good job of noting his failures, both as governor and from the last time he held this same office. I used many valid sources as evidence, too, including quotes from their own party's elected officials. And I hope that my op/ed made that clearer to more voters.
But the Charleston GOP wanted to refute those facts.
"Let this reporter know.... he is wrong," the county party posted on its Facebook page, encouraging its 844 members to comment on the local Patch sites that carried the article.
But only seven did. That's right, only seven Facebook fans of the Charleston County GOP (that's 0.83%) offered Sanford-defending comments. Apparently, Sanford has very little support from his own party (and which is the theme of that op/ed, too, don't ya know?).
The attempts of the "Sanford 7" are just silly comments, too. Some of the comments are so bizarre and unfounded that, so help me, I've begun to wonder if a couple of those seven are really supporters of Elizabeth Colbert Busch, and who are just posting stupid statements to alienate even further what few supporters Sanford may actually have. (And if that's the case, trust me "Joe" and "Melanie," it's working. Especially when you can only respond with vulgarities in attempt to defend Sanford's moral mistakes.)
I'd like to extend my thanks to the Charleston County GOP for helping increase the traffic to that op/ed; with those numbers, Patch will be even more likely to accept future submissions from me!
But my deepest and truest thanks go to "Joe" and "Melanie" for helping me prove my point: Sanford has little support from Republican voters, and because he defeats the exact principles and tenets of their party.