TMPR Bats Cleanup for BuzzFeed Election Coverage
It's too bad that more of what he said didn't make the piece, but his point was that in certain areas of South Carolina, social conservatism doesn't play the same roll it once did in voters’ decisions.
Taft told BuzzFeed's Ruby Cramer that with the state's changing electoral demographics, many of South Carolina's voters are social moderates but fiscal conservatives, so a candidate's economic policy and success promoting that policy may trump his or her social stances (depending on what those stances are).
He said that Sanford's name ID was undoubtedly an overriding factor in the former governor’s win, but his fiscal policy and success shouldn’t be discounted because that garnered critical support from fiscal conservatives. Still, Taft added that Sanford will have a challenge connecting favorably with female voters, and the Democrats will work to take full advantage of that.
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