Will "Susan" and a "Susan variation" combination make for a winning Democratic gubernatorial campaign in SD? I don't really know, but the backward thinking of Republican Dennis Daugaard may make him particularly vulnerable to attacks by an accountant and a nurse.
Well, I hope the Susan Wismer-Suzy Blake combination can campaign like tornadoes ripping up the GOP mythology, but right now, this two-woman combination appears to be the furthest thing from a successful strategy.
Of course, the type of press coverage of this combo may make a lot of difference. And, will more women vote for them because it is a female team, or will more men vote against them because it is a female team? Or will SD perverse Republican tendencies and lazy Democrats make a Daugaard victory inevitable?
A nurse can be the attack dog on Daugaard's denial of "Obamacare" expansion in South Dakota and consequent loss of $45 million in health and economic impact on SD can both be territory for a medical specialist and an accountant. Do the numbers, do the damage assessment. Raise hell.
Democrats will continue to loose elections in South Dakota if they fail to perform the education function of a political party. Democrats who think "Republican meek" is a winning strategy destroy current prospects for the SD Democratic Party and insure its future complete demise in South Dakota. Make the real case for real Democratic policies, and real voters will come. Build it.
*** Stay tuned for more in the exciting tale of Susan and Suzy on the campaign trail..but remember I have an affinity for "Susan". Wife and I named our daughter Susan--- Doug Wiken