Re: The Nikki Haley v. Gresham Barrett Runoff

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Via Peter Hamby, Barrett is going up with this spot statewide:


So far, he’s declining to directly criticize — or draw any real distinction from — Haley and her reformer message. Some may accuse Barrett of dog whistling about Mark Sanford, Will Folks or even Haley’s Sikh upbringing (she is now a Methodist) with the line that notes he’s “a Christian family man who won’t embarrass us.” But it’s not like the first part of that phrase is particularly unusual in Southern politics. In fact, then-Senator Obama used the exact same words in a South Carolina radio spot in 2008.