The personal narrative that Senator Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) is using to present himself to the general public is the cornerstone of the Republican presidential campaign he is running.
However, the backgrounds of Scott and Nikki Haley, a former ambassador to the United Nations who is now the governor of South Carolina, might work against them as much as for them as they strive to differentiate themselves from other candidates in the crowded primary field and from so-called “woke liberals.”
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This week, Scott, who is the highest-ranking black Republican in the country and who announced his campaign, debuted a new ad in the early-voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire on Thursday that emphasizes his upbringing as the son of a single working mother.
“I rose from a childhood of poverty to a candidate for president of the United States because we chose patriotism over pity and to be victors, not victims,” the senator says in the sixty-second advertisement. “I rose from a childhood of poverty to a candidate for president of the United States because we chose patriotism over pity.” “That is why it hurts my soul to see the Biden liberals attacking every rung of the ladder that helped me rise, whether it be brainwashing in our schools, inflation in our economy, violence in our neighborhoods, or victimhood in our culture. All of these things contributed to my success.
The advertisement that Scott is running is a repeat of the announcement speech that he gave the previous Monday at his alma mater in North Charleston, South Carolina, as well as comments that he has made since then in media appearances and while campaigning.
This Monday, the senator posted a video from one of his appearances in Iowa along with the phrase, “This is insane.” “The radical Left believes that the only way for a child of color to be successful in this country is to be the ‘exception.’ Low expectations set by adults should NOT determine the futures of these children.”