Another commenter later took me to task for not having responded to her. Well, there were 138 comments on this blog on Thursday, so it’s a bit much to expect me to have read them all yet, much less responded. I’m trying. (I’m not really complaining; I’m just excited that people are getting so much use out of the site, and wanted to mention the 138 comments.)
In any case, rather than addressing her remarks (I’d only end up arguing with her, and that wouldn’t be nice, since she’s sticking up for her bro), I’m posting this to say: Kerry Wood is the Man! He gets it!
He apparently understands that it’s critical, in these closing days of the primary, to sharpen for voters the contrast between the two leading candidates, Karen Floyd and Bob Staton. That’s because the contrasts, and the stakes for South Carolina, couldn’t be higher.
He has not only removed himself from the race, but done it in the best possible way: by telling voters how important it is to vote for Mr. Staton.
At the debate, Mr. Wood said (in response to a question from me) that if he couldn’t win, his second choice would be Mr. Staton. He has now gone the next step and made Mr. Staton his first choice.
What this proves is that Kerry Wood is no politician. He’s a statesman. And he’s a citizen who truly cares about the education of South Carolina’s children — who cares enough to sacrifice his own ambitions in that cause.
For today at least, my favorite among the (formerly) five GOP candidates for S.C. Superintendent of Education is Kerry Wood.