The question was asked if former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford would or could make a comeback into politics after a scandal rocked his career. Well, it still remains to be seen if he can, but if not it doesn’t look like it will be due to lack of effort.
From CNN’s Political Ticker:
Richmond, Virginia (CNN) - Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is launching a political comeback that may begin within days.
Sanford is planning to run for the Congressional seat he held almost a decade ago, a Republican source familiar with his thinking told CNN late Thursday.
“He’s looking all but certain to do it,” said a former top aide to Sanford, who did not want to be identified while prematurely revealing the plans.
A formal announcement will come soon, the source said.
Sanford’s previous tenure in the House has been described as fairly libertarian, with CNN describing “lonely stands alongside Rep. Ron Paul.”
Unfortunately, his career was severely sidetracked when he got busted with his Argentinian lover, rather than taking a hike on the Appalachian Trail like he had told folks. However, the narrative now includes his engagement to the object of his desire, a move that may make it easier for many voters to forgive him of his transgressions.
The first hurdle for Sanford will be the GOP primary, which should be sometime in March.