As the Fall elections approach, local discussions of Myrtle Beach candidates are on par with college football. While corporately owned Myrtle Beach T.V. stations refuse to cover the challengers who are actively campaigning for a public audit of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber, (which might take away millions of corporate TV ad dollars), social media is buzzing about both incumbents and challengers alike.
The Social Media Facebook Page, Myrtle Beach Voters, put up the following concerning John Rhodes on Sunday.
A member of the Facebook Group, Make Myrtle Beaches Free, Clean and Safe put out the following concerning a Rhodes’ Fundraiser
With Rhodes’ re-election in the balance, his team reached out and brought in national heavyweight, Atlanta based, political hired gun Robert Cahaly. The highly prized and high priced consultant has been praised with headlines like: Georgia Special Election: Robert Cahaly Called It.
Cahaly comes at such a high price tag, it is no wonder Rhodes reached out to the above insiders to help pay the freight for such a top notch political gun-slinger.
One key question remains, however. Can candidates like Mayoral Challenger Mark Mcbride compete financially on this level? In short, are our local elections being bought and can only a highly connected insider win?
The group Myrtle Beach Voters continues to go after candidates who are financially capable of hiring top notch consultants.
National pollsters have credited Donald Trump as winning the 2016 Presidency through his work on social media.
The question this November 7th remains: Will BIG MONEY beat Social Media or are we in a new era of campaigning? Only time will tell.