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Campbell Watch: GOP State Convention

May 15, 2009

by A. Citizen

[Viewpoint from SCHotline reader, does not reflect the views of SCHotline]

After Carroll Campbell III’s quick departure from the Charleston County GOP convention shortly after he was informed that he would be expected to speak, many Republican insiders have wondered aloud if we should expect to see the elusive
Tumpy Campbell at any other GOP events. So far the answer has been no.

Of the five county conventions, six auxiliary meetings, two Executive Committee meetings held in the First District, he’s made only one (cameo) appearance at the Charleston convention (where he claims to live but was seated as a guest).

But all is not lost for “Carroll the Third”. This weekend’s State Republican Convention offers him an opportunity to meet some of the key activists that he has missed while being AWOL during this year’s party reorganization.

It is like a multiple-choice test. What will Dumpy and his supposedly “real” campaign for Congress do this weekend?

A) Go to the State Convention and risk being asked to speak to a 1,000+ people.

B) Blow it all off and hang out at the beach.

C) Head up to Georgetown and ask his mother for $1400 more so she can max out.

D) Spend the weekend yachting with all the guys he used to lobby and ask for campaign contributions on the side.

E) Crunch the numbers again on his First Quarter fund-raising to see if he can break $25,000 this time.

F) None of the above

We know you are all waiting on pins and needles to see which choice the would be Congressman will circle.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. John Q. Public permalink
    May 15, 2009 12:31 PM

    Well, one thing he should not do is read silly blogs like this. It sounds like you or someone you know is offended because you are not getting enough face time with Carroll Campbell. What, you are not part of the fresh face of the Republican party? Were you not invited? Hang in there, after the voters make their decision I am sure you might have a chance to hang out with the cool kids.
    (let’s see if you post this:)

  2. D.Richards permalink
    May 15, 2009 2:21 PM

    I knew Campbell’s dad. I supported and always voted for Campbell’s dad. He was one of the true gentlemen of South Carolina politics.

    Many times people suggested that he should run against Sen. Thurmond or just push Strom out of the way so he could be Senator. But to Campbell, it wasn’t just about ego. It was about being a good Republican. Strom Thurmond had a great voting record and brought lots of seniority and power to South Carolina. Campbell had enough class and respect to do the right thing.

    The race against Henry Brown is a similar scenario. His name might be Carroll Campbell, but this apple has apparently fallen off the tree and then rolled down a hill. We all try to teach our children good judgment, respect, and class, but in Tumpy’s case it just didn’t take.

  3. Sam M. permalink
    May 15, 2009 2:30 PM

    I went to the Berkley Convention, and saw my Congressman Henry Brown there. I voted for him to be a State Delegate and heard a couple of weeks ago Henry was the #1 vote getter in entire county.
    I wonder why Tumpy didn’t sign up for the same kind of vote in Charleston? Oh, I forgot, he wasn’t even a delegate and didn’t even go to his own precinct meeting.
    He is probably better off , he couldnt get elected anyway. He has barely met his new neighbors.

  4. May 16, 2009 12:33 AM

    Brown voted for the Tarp funds including the bailout for AIG. Then all of a sudden he’s against OBAMA’s Bailouts. Just not Bush’s bailouts. POLITICS AS USUAL. VOTE CAMPBELL FOR FIRST DISTRICT 2010

  5. teddy permalink
    May 20, 2009 11:45 AM

    Campbell is a farse plain and simple. Where were you during the Horry and Georgetown conventions? You are a liability to the upper portion of the district and we will remember that come next June. Your Daddy’s name will not win this race for you. Go back to the farm in Greenville!

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