WAIT AND SEE
“Curious storyline in the national press: that the resurgence of populist sentiment is directed at Barack Obama’s government and could complicate his political agenda,” the Atlantic magazine’s Marc Ambinder wrote March 17 in a blog at theatlantic.com.
“I don’t think the evidence gets us there just yet. For one thing, my colleague Mark Blumenthal reminds us that displeasure with the banks and financial institutions is already fairly well determined, the public is already dissatisfied with how government is overseeing the bailout, and that the public channels that anger into increased support for tougher financial regulation and more oversight of the industry — which just happens to be a big part of Obama’s agenda,” Mr. Ambinder said. most vulnerable South Carolinians in order to curry favor with a national Republican audience,” Mr. Salam said.
“To others, he has struck a mighty and principled blow against big government. Whatever else Sanford has done, he has given conservatives a rare opportunity to return to their roots and to shake off the contradictions and compromises that have built up over the past 30 years.”
Whether South Carolinians benefit or not, Gov. Mark Sanford’s refusal to spend more has caught the attention of leading conser vatives.