CUNNINGHAM GETS GOOD START
Kudus are in order for U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham. He has begun his congressional career by keeping his promise of not voting for Nancy Pelosi for the House Speaker position.
Pelosi’s road to victory resembled elections that we see in banana republics: one candidate, no opposition. Pelosi won hands down without our congressman’s vote. Former U.S. Sen. George McGovern would have won the presidential election in 1972 if he ran unopposed. Unfortunately for him, Richard Nixon won 49 out of 50 states in his winning bid.
Let’s see where Cunningham goes from here. When he votes on issues, will he have his Lowcountry constituents’ needs and desires in mind? Hopefully he will reach across the aisle and not vote in lockstep along party lines. We need a governing body of Democrats, Republicans and Independents that can work together in addressing the problems that plague our nation.
Let’s see if Joe is up for the job.
– Howard D. Sassman