Question: Excluding politics, what real-world experiences do you possess that you think would make you an effective governor?
|Nikki Haley, Lexington, Republican||Morgan Reeves, Irmo, Green and United Citizens parties||Vincent Sheheen, Camden, Democrat|
|ANSWER: As a small business person, I know firsthand how hard it is to make a dollar and how easy it is for government to take it away. In my corporate and accounting experiences, I was responsible for creating and implementing business plans - that requires both vision and management skills. Through focusing on balance sheets and income statements, I know what its like to prioritize to create cash flows and profit margins. I’ve worked with businesses and executives to collaborate on planning for economic development and community improvements. Those are the kinds of skills South Carolina needs in our next governor.||ANSWER: I am not a career politician. I have been a pastor at six churches and worked with my parishioners to create better communities for the greater good. I have opened community centers to give direction to wayward youth and teach them how to become an integral part of society. My time playing professional football taught me the importance of working as a team to achieve common goals. All of these traits will make me a highly effective governor. I will create an amnesty bill to lift the burden on people with bad credit, to get them started again. We will stop lobbyists from living off the poor and we will give these people a second chance in our society.||ANSWER: My life has been defined by faith, family, and hard work. Those are the values I believe in. I have spent my life working with and helping people solve problems.These qualities and my commitment to the people of South Carolina will make me an affective and trustworthy governor.|