The biggest question that Rounds never explored when regurgitating his catch phrase is what is "common sense." The Cambridge Dictionary online defines common sense as:
Unless the South Dakota version of common sense is the opposite of that definition, there is no way Mike Rounds represents South Dakota common sense.
First is the idea of using "good judgement" in making decisions. Mike has failed on this in so many ways-
Trusting Joop Bollen and Richard Benda to run the EB-5 program
Using state goods for personal use
Misusing federal money to hide mistakes:
–Rounds also took $26 million in federal dollars sent to help South Dakota’s children in light of our woefully underfunded educational system in South Dakota. Remember he did this while he was cutting education in the state by 25 percent in his eight years in office. So, what did Rounds do with this federal money that was supposed to be spent on education? He squirreled it away into the state’s general fund to mask his massive debts.
Being Honest about Medicare, Ellsworth, or simply read the editorial from the Mobridge Tribune to cover his many lapses of honesty.
Remember that to have common sense is to live in a reasonable and safe way. It was under Mike that we experienced a huge budget problem that Dennis Daugaard explained was why he had to gut education and hurt every student and every person connected to the education field in this state. It was Mike Rounds that used eminent domain to take land from farmers for his Transcanda pipeline. Let's not forget EB-5.
If you want a candidate that displays South Dakota common sense, then you need to vote for small business owner, family man, and hard-working Rick Weiland.