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Mark Sanford announces GOP
presidential bid: ‘We have lost our way’

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Posted By: M2, 9/8/2019 10:57:21 AM

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford on Sunday announced he will challenge Donald Trump for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination in 2020, becoming the third member of his party to do so. Sanford, in an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” said he believes the GOP needs to have a conversation about what it means to be a Republican, adding: “We have lost our way.” The former governor, who was also a congressman from 1995 to 2001 and 2013 to 2019, highlighted in particular a need to discuss the country’s ballooning debt and deficits, as well as Trump’s turn toward trade protectionism. “One of the hallmarks of the Republican

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Quigley 9/8/2019 10:59:42 AM (No. 174565)
Sorry to hear you’re lost, clown. Just sit where you are; maybe there’s search parties out looking fir you.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: snapper451 9/8/2019 11:01:18 AM (No. 174568)
Help me out here, is this the same Mark Sanford who left his wife when he was governor of SC and made up some tale about hiking the Appalachian trail? He now professes to tell us about morality and finding our way?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 9/8/2019 11:04:35 AM (No. 174574)
The GOPe version of Cheeto O'Rourke.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: ZeldaFitzg 9/8/2019 11:07:46 AM (No. 174580)
Whenever a need "to have a conversation" is mentioned, my ears shut down, probably because it is so often used in relation to race, which is very much over-conversed. This time, however, it is in relation to motives. My ears still shut down.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: NorthernDog 9/8/2019 11:09:13 AM (No. 174582)
Campaign theme song: 'Don't' Cry for Me Argentina'.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Calvinesq 9/8/2019 11:10:23 AM (No. 174583)
"We have lost our way." Define "we". Sanford was AWOL. His campaign ads should be on the back of milk cartons.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: iSpartacus 9/8/2019 11:12:49 AM (No. 174584)
Mark Sanford has lost his mind.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: GO3 9/8/2019 11:19:56 AM (No. 174592)
"We need to have a conversation" = You shut up while I talk.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Highlander 9/8/2019 11:21:06 AM (No. 174594)
A democrat in a RINO suit. If it looks a Democrat If it behaves like a Democrat If it pontificates like a Democrat By golly, it’s a Democrat!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 9/8/2019 11:21:11 AM (No. 174595)
I see Mark's mid-life crisis continues.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: kdog 9/8/2019 11:21:27 AM (No. 174596)
If it was up to these clowns we would be watching Hillary's re-coronation beginning. What is it about winning that these people don't like?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Omen55 9/8/2019 11:22:50 AM (No. 174597)
Another Bambi has entered the ring. Thus forcing Godzilla to decide. Do I stump on him or fry him?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: VirtuDawg 9/8/2019 11:24:54 AM (No. 174600)
Aw, go take a “hike,” Sanford.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: devnull 9/8/2019 11:29:43 AM (No. 174608)
If by 'losing our way' means we are no longer on the path to cultural suicide then I fail to see how this is a bad thing. If by 'losing our way' means we are no longer going to put the interests of other nations and multi-national corporations ahead of the American working class then I fail to see how this is a bad thing. If by 'losing our way' means we will no longer expend our blood and treasure on conflicts that do not advance the well being of the American nation then I fail to see how this is a bad thing. I guess Gov. Sanford would like us to continue down the path of national ruin by expending ourselves in pointless bloody pursuits overseas and ignoring the destruction of our national character at home. Maybe I am wrong. I would like Gov. Sanford to clearly articulate what is wrong, why he believes it is wrong, and how exactly he plans to correct it.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: chance_232 9/8/2019 11:38:38 AM (No. 174619)
Hey Mark........ just an FYI.....you dont get to Washington via Argentina. Ya may want to purchase a GPS.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: NotaBene 9/8/2019 11:38:58 AM (No. 174620)
The Argentine honey pot has a lot of pull. Sanford should marry her.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: thethirdruffian 9/8/2019 11:39:54 AM (No. 174625)
He and Romney can go vote each other off. And by “vote”, I mean ...
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Daisymay 9/8/2019 11:51:49 AM (No. 174640)
Poor choice of words, Mark! The very same guy who went in a hike in the Mountains in South Carolina and wound up in Argentina! NOBODY knew where he was, and he was the GOVERNOR of the State. I don't think we want someone who is so confused he doesn't even realize he can't just disappear when he's in CHARGE of a State. Would he do the same thing if he was President?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 9/8/2019 11:56:08 AM (No. 174642)
FTA - "We have lost our way" Who "We", pale face?
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Reply 20 - Posted by: john56 9/8/2019 12:16:01 PM (No. 174662)
Between Billy Weld, Joe whats'his name, and now Mark Sanford, they've succeeded in dividing up the never-Trumper vote three ways. Now each of them will have to work hard just to get their own relatives' votes.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: udanja99 9/8/2019 12:33:31 PM (No. 174672)
I was happy to vote against him last year and I’ll be happy to do it again next year.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: MainelySane 9/8/2019 12:45:24 PM (No. 174680)
I thought he got lost on the Appalachian Trail? And, then, amazingly he found himself in Argentina!! Go figure!
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Reply 23 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 9/8/2019 1:02:15 PM (No. 174690)
Sanford lost his way when he ran out on his wife, and it turns out he is still lost.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: droopydog 9/8/2019 1:07:37 PM (No. 174694)
Sanford is a nut.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: bubby 9/8/2019 1:09:33 PM (No. 174696)
The NeverTrumper loons are jumping off the fence and running for President! Next jumper off the fence will be Mittens lecturing us about morality! The Republican clown car while not as big as the Democrats is growing!
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Reply 26 - Posted by: fayebeck 9/8/2019 1:34:16 PM (No. 174706)
It was just a decade ago that Sanford and another loser, George Allen, were referred to as "Reaganesque."
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Reply 27 - Posted by: rochow 9/8/2019 1:38:08 PM (No. 174709)
Yea, pal, you lost your way down there in some South American jungle with some chck other than your wife. Ooops, I forgot, you found your soul mate. Only stupid voters in your state voted you into office again! Are they all on drugs in SC???
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Rama41 9/8/2019 1:57:31 PM (No. 174725)
Go back to Buenos Aires.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: DVC 9/8/2019 2:01:51 PM (No. 174731)
He was a massive, embarrassing loser in the SC state race...bigger loser in national race, essentially a non-starter.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: anniebc 9/8/2019 2:08:34 PM (No. 174737)
He's demonstrating a shift over to the leftist party Murder, Inc. Only they believe their lying and cheating qualifies them for higher office. SC, his home state is not even having a primary. What a dumb donkey.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Muncsdad 9/8/2019 2:12:51 PM (No. 174742)
I know Mark. He is seriously delusional.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Annie Xango 9/8/2019 2:15:19 PM (No. 174743)
that "romance" didn't last long..think she booted him out of her life. Great Merciful Zeus..talk about delusions of grandeur...
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Reply 33 - Posted by: Javelin 9/8/2019 2:17:44 PM (No. 174746)
Wrong messenger. There are legitimate criticisms and concerns about the Trumpian takeover of what once was the only place for conservatives. It is more selective, however, than Sanford is able to criticize given his own misfeasance. A better choice would be someone who could lay out the case for free trade and for more circumspection in rhetoric and the use of tweets; while acknowledging the wisdom of our efforts to constrict Iran's widespread terrorism and the moving of our embassy to Jerusalem. As with any president, there is a mixed bag. A reasonable analysis will not, however, come from Sanford's candidacy.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: LadyChurchillUSA 9/8/2019 2:23:55 PM (No. 174751)
Did Sanford find his way back from Argentina?
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Reply 35 - Posted by: PeasantNumberThree 9/8/2019 2:32:30 PM (No. 174759)
Whatever...
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Reply 36 - Posted by: OCJim 9/8/2019 2:48:56 PM (No. 174772)
"We have lost our way" claims the character who wandered off the Appalachian Trail into Argentina. Goofball.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: qr4j 9/8/2019 3:15:43 PM (No. 174784)
You mean he’s not still backpacking in South America with his mistress??
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Lawsy0 9/8/2019 3:19:28 PM (No. 174787)
Presidential bid: ‘I have lost my waist’
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Reply 39 - Posted by: bobn.t 9/8/2019 4:00:02 PM (No. 174812)
Sanford's Argentine girlfriend is Maria Belen Chapur. Picture at https://www.politico.com/story/2015/06/mark-sanford-maria-belen-chapur-relationship-119143
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Reply 40 - Posted by: Peeps 9/8/2019 4:07:58 PM (No. 174816)
'We' are quite happy with 'our' way.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: Rumblehog 9/8/2019 5:15:56 PM (No. 174857)
What? That light in the loafers loon?
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Reply 42 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 9/8/2019 7:24:17 PM (No. 174938)
Sanford should know by now that not everyone can successfully run for public office and should therefore find another line of work. He's one who cannot take the lesson. Romney, H. Clinton, Gore and Heb Bush are others who should have found another line of work. Apparently, the money to be made as a "public servant" is too great. DisclaimerI, for one, know I cannot run for public office, so I have pursued another career.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: Moritz55 9/8/2019 7:51:03 PM (No. 174959)
The “Love Gov” lost his way all the way down to Argentina. He may not get how wrong his assessment of the President is, but does he really not get the irony of his words or the presumptive that he’s the one to change things for the better?
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Reply 44 - Posted by: msjena 9/8/2019 8:13:33 PM (No. 174969)
Sanford is lost on the Appalachian Trail. Do we really want a President who talks about his “soul mate?”
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Reply 45 - Posted by: padiva 9/8/2019 9:04:25 PM (No. 174985)
It looks like his ex has found a new man. YEAH! https://www.politico.com/story/2015/06/mark-sanford-maria-belen-chapur-relationship-119143
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Reply 46 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 9/9/2019 8:08:34 AM (No. 175190)
You (singular) lost your way years ago along with the RINO movement! When you lost your will to fight for what is good for America for popularity with Democrats...your time ended! One must take a stand at some point and say truth is truth and lies are lies. There isn't a middle ground! And you sir, can't tell the difference anymore! Good luck...
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Reply 47 - Posted by: tom7 9/9/2019 8:55:38 AM (No. 175242)
It isn't "we" who have lost our way, Mark. What a jackass.
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