Campaign strategist and SC Senate GOP spokesman Wesley Donehue has joined the Bachmann team. We asked him why. His position:
“Michele Bachmann is the consistent conservative running for President. We can’t just put our faith in politicians who talk a big game and promise to be conservative. We are facing too tough a time to just trust politicians. Conservatives need to rally behind someone who has walked the walk and that’s Michele Bachmann.
“I like the congresswoman’s record, the team and the strategy. They know this campaign isn’t going to be won by the folks with the most money. It’s going to take a grassroots movement of conservatives who are angry with the way Washington is driving our nation into the ground.”
Donehue is the co-host of Pub Politics, along with Senate Democrat spokesman Phil Bailey (I had a great time as a guest there one evening). When will Bachmann be visiting their bar-based show? That would be a fun episode to watch.
John Huntsman, who is polling lower than Bachmann in SC, is in the state for the second day in a row. This morning, he headlined a S.C. GOP breakfast at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach. In Spartanburg, he’ll participate in a Converse College presidential forum at 3:30 p.m.
And Jenny Sanford comes to the defense of Herman Cain in an editorial, calling him a fresh face who is “willing to think big, to challenge the status quo.”