Please read this entire Wall Street Journal column about Scott. Scott sounds so smart, so right about the issues and what makes America great - and is filled with humor and optimism and a sense of reality. Republicans - and all the rest of us - are most fortunate to have him serving in the Senate.
Here's hoping that Scott and others in the new crop of young Republicans (Rubio, Jindal, Ryan, etc.) can breathe new life into politics for those of us who love liberty, freedom, free enterprise, self-sufficiency and fiscal responsibility.
In a few weeks, when the new Congress convenes, Mr. Scott, 47, will take his place as the first black senator from a former Confederate state since Reconstruction. This will make it exceedingly difficult for liberals to maintain their stereotype of the South as a land teeming with white racists. "If that were true," he says, "how could I have been elected to Congress in a district that is 70% white?" He adds: "I have campaigned all over the state of South Carolina. It is the friendliest state in the country. And truly here people judge you by the content of your character not the color of your skin."
"We have serious challenges in this nation. Some are racial. But in my life, the vast majority of people that have really afforded me the opportunity to succeed were white folks. Is there a better way to say that?"