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Behind Mark Sanford´s turnaround
Politico, by Alex Isenstadt

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Posted By:JoniTx, 5/8/2013 7:15:09 AM

South Carolinians may not love former Gov. Mark Sanford. They may still have a bad taste in their mouths after his governorship. They may even wonder whether they can entirely trust him. (Snip) In the end, the nail-biter that late polls hinted at never materialized: Sanford crushed Colbert Busch, 54 percent to 45 percent. A turning point in the race came two weeks ago, when Sanford held a mock debate with a cardboard cutout of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, implying that the California Democrat — persona non grata in conservative South Carolina —

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 5/8/2013 7:53:14 AM     (No. 9316084)

Very interesting.. Voters went for the guy with a messy life. Not al franken petite pelouse

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Malia2012, 5/8/2013 8:02:37 AM     (No. 9316108)

54% for Sanford, proving once again just how dishonest the jackals in the "msm" really are when it comes to "reporting" the "news". Ms. Busch was arrested for contempt of court during her divorce, but that doesn´t matter to the "msm", after all, it is the Republican who is always the bad guy. Sanford was a jerk as governor, we can only hope he has grown since he left office.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 5/8/2013 8:05:19 AM     (No. 9316114)

Yesterday Sanford voted and then spent all day campaigning. He had ten appearances scheduled. She voted and then disappeared.

I doubt this was a rookie mistake. I suspect the plan from the beginning was to keep her real positions a secret. That meant avoiding most situations where she had to speak off the cuff.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Pros7767, 5/8/2013 8:06:24 AM     (No. 9316116)

And he won 54% with the Dems name twice on the ballot! Time for SC to change their election laws before 2014. Talk about stacking the deck!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: tompaq, 5/8/2013 8:08:30 AM     (No. 9316119)

People remained skeptical, but held their noses and voted for Sanford because his opponent was so out of touch with the district that she couldn´t make the sale.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 5/8/2013 8:51:06 AM     (No. 9316215)

If Sanford is a true Tea Party type conservative, and vocal about it, he will continue his rehab in the public eye. If he becomes a RINO establishment toady he will be doomed. People are hungry for real conservative conviction, not wishy washy RINO reach across the aisle and appease betrayal. Not all great Rebublicans had a pristine past.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: scott5js, 5/8/2013 9:01:08 AM     (No. 9316233)

A very partisan district.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Gagolfer, 5/8/2013 9:19:48 AM     (No. 9316274)

So much for the family values hypocrisy.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 5/8/2013 9:22:41 AM     (No. 9316281)

Don´t cry for me, Argentina.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jackie, 5/8/2013 9:49:03 AM     (No. 9316313)

Love how the article said the Dems could go after him on war on women... MONICA! Remember the finger wagging pervert Slick willy? Bring it on..

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Passion, 5/8/2013 9:53:01 AM     (No. 9316319)

#6 I have friends in SC 1 and they say Sanford is the real deal, will speak his mind, and is very likeable, and not likely to disappoint conservatives. Let´s hope that´s the case.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: killerbee, 5/8/2013 10:10:30 AM     (No. 9316345)

I admit I was surprised by this. I wonder if the RNC is surprised. Or if they knew this was likely to happen all along.



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Reply 13 - Posted by: msjena, 5/8/2013 10:17:05 AM     (No. 9316357)

A win is a win. If it makes the Democrats mad, I´ll take it.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 5/8/2013 10:43:01 AM     (No. 9316433)

If the Republican establishment (RNC) snubbed him then there´s only one place to be, conservative, along with Ted Cruz.
Sanford doesn´t appear to be a ´wide stance´ in public restrooms kind of guy and I can put up with his wandering eyes for females if he´s conservative.
It looks like he ran a shrewd campaigne making his opponent duck and dodge the issues. South Carolina did the right thing. Let´s hope this is the bell weather for future elections.

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