Born and raised in South Carolina, I currently take notice to local politics. I thank Vincent Sheheen who is running as the Democratic candidate for Governor this year, for standing up against the Confederate Flag being on state house grounds. It wasn't terribly long ago when I discovered that at least one of my ancestors fought for the South in the Civil War, and I have never been so ashamed of my lineage. I've seen some local people comment on the story, and some said they wouldn't vote for him. Though I don't think Sheheen will lose any votes, I think the vast majority of supporters of the flag haven't voted for a Democrat since 1964.