by Chris Haire
Kevin Hall has a plan to fix the South Carolina GOP. And he's released his Roadmap to Reform. Go here to read the whole thing.
Now, I'd argue that the GOP in South Carolina isn't necessarily broken. They'll be the majority party in this state for a long long time. It's the national party that's really hurting.
Of course, one of the biggest problems that the national GOP faces — and to a much lesser degree the SCGOP — is making itself more friendly to minority voters. Kevin Hall wants to change that on a state level. Here's his plan for winning over minorities:
MINORITY INCLUSION AND RECRUITMENT. At a time when Democrats have knocked down an historic racial barrier with the election of Barack Obama, our party is fielding only a handful of minority candidates for state and local offices. If we are serious about maintaining our majority party status, we must build personal relationships with leaders in the minority community, pro-actively communicate directly with minority voters, and recruit and invest in top minority candidates. We can broaden our party's appeal without compromising our principles by focusing on core values shared by South Carolinians from every ethnic background – faith in God, strong families, hard work, individual rights and responsibilities, equal rights for all [bold for emphasis, CWH], and the sanctity of human life
Equal rights for all. Kevin, buddy. You're joking, right. Not even South Carolina Democrats are for that. Alex Sanders, anyone? Hell, President Obama isn't even on board whole-heartedly for gay marriage.