Columbia, SC – December 1 2009 – A South Carolina Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, Chad McGowan, today set a new land-speed record for flip-flopping, doing a 180 on public option health care in less than 48 hours.
On the popular social networking Web site Twitter, McGowan said Sunday that he would support a healthcare bill “with or without” President Obama’s public option plan.
Then today, McGowan’s campaign sought to distance him from the remark, saying that he opposes a “government takeover of healthcare” – also known as the public option.
McGowan is also a trial attorney, practicing substantially in the area of medical malpractice, where frivolous suits contribute to higher healthcare costs for all Americans.
“Mr. McGowan claims to represent South Carolina values, but from this blatant flip-flop, that appears to depend on which South Carolinian he is talking to at the time,” SC GOP Chairman Karen Floyd said. “By contrast, Senator DeMint has been a stalwart for the conservative ideas of lower taxes, limited government, and personal responsibility – values to which most people in our state hold true. That is the kind of candidate South Carolinians want, rather than one who changes his positions with the political winds.”
Attached is a screen capture of McGowan’s “tweet” in favor of the public option.