I didn’t want the post below to be the lead item on what is a very historic day for my state. So I want to add some brief personal thoughts about Tim Scott.
He is an awesome pick. Unlike most of the politicans who embraced Tea Party, limited government principles AFTER the movement forced them to, Tim Scott already possessed those principles. He is a smart, funny, engaging guy who has a way of making everyone around him feel included.
I daresay that he will rival some of the more notable Senators as one who will go into the history books based on his record and accomplishments.
I had the unfortunate pleasure to follow US Rep. Tim Scott at the October 18 Charleston Tea Party rally. He had the crowd on its feet, singing and full of energy; he was a hard act to follow.
It is worth noting that Tim Scott is the only black Senator from the Confederate South since Reconstruction. And the only black Senator from the South since the 1964 Civil Rights Act passed. Only Illinois and Massachusetts have had African-American Senators in modern America.