Erick Erickson Has Officially Lost it
I was willing to give him a pass for 2012 and backing Mark Neumann.
But how the hell do defend — let alone forgive and then endorse for a run for Congress — an admitted liar, adulterer and God only knows what else in former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford?
Conservatives take the hardest line and exile their own who have failed them to the sidelines.
They should. We have values and when those values are betrayed by those who fight with us, we must often show them tough love and show them the door.
But we do a terrible job with forgiveness and rehabilitation. Mark Sanford walked out of the Governor’s Mansion and out of public life for a while. He comes back as conservatives in Congress are fighting on all fronts, out numbered, depressed, and needing every man capable of manning the ramparts.
Mark Sanford can man the ramparts. Unlike his opponents, he has a stellar and uncompromising record as a limited government, pro-life, fiscal conservative.
I am willing to forgive him. And I’m willing to be graceful. We need him. There’s no better alternative. He’s with us. I endorse him without reservation. I hope the voters of South Carolina will show him grace and put him back in the fight at this desperate hour for fiscal conservatives.
Erick Erickson’s mind has officially gone for a trip on the Appalachian Trail…
We don’t “need him” as Erick puts it. We don’t need him to be used by the media as a punchline, as a reminder to his past deeds, to be heralded as an example of “GOP Hypocrisy” in the realm of family values and other social planks of the party.
There are no doubt any number of strong, viable candidates in what is an overwhelmingly GOP-majority Congressional District.
Since this is for a House seat in South Carolina, I can only fathom what else is going on in the background knowing some of the players Erickson is known to meet with behind the scenes.
Last week I got chastised by some for being too rough on Erickson in my piece on RightWisconsin. Honestly, I left him off the hook for a few other things I’ve heard about via rumors. I at least have the stones to know a wannabe charleton and point him out when I see one, not sure I can say the same about those who went after me last week.
Don’t know about them, but I take it as a matter of pride that my invites to the annual RedState Gathering are “lost in the mail.” Having Erickson endorse Sanford for Congress only confirms he’s only looking out for himself most of the time, not the movement, not the party. Just himself, his website and his radio show in Atlanta.