'Too Conservative' Witherspoon an Enigma Even to GOP

The State (Columbia, S.C.), Sunday, February 14, 1999


W.P. "Buddy" Witherspoon sat alone in the back of the hall at the 1996 state Republican convention, keeping a tally of the vote for GOP national committeeman.   Witherspoon had a personal interest;  he was the Christian Coalition's choice for the job.