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Mark Sanford kicked off his presidential campaign
against Donald Trump
in Philly.
One person showed up.

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Posted By: VirtuDawg, 10/16/2019 9:17:45 PM

The bell in the Independence Hall tower rang at 9 a.m., and Mark Sanford took a deep breath. He grabbed a giant check for “one trillion dollars,” stood next to a tiny wooden lectern, and asked me if I was ready for him to kick off a news conference announcing his bid to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican primary. It didn’t really feel like a news conference. I was the only reporter there.


It must be realllllyyy lonely on the Appalachian Trail . . .

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Reply 1 - Posted by: padiva 10/16/2019 9:22:58 PM (No. 209412)
Thanks for your comment, OP!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: ginadee 10/16/2019 9:24:42 PM (No. 209415)
please clap......
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Locarno 10/16/2019 9:31:15 PM (No. 209418)
If you read the article through, Sanford actually sounds reasonable and realistic. Why he doesn't face reality now and simply admit the truth that he's a relic and irrelevant? At least he didn't break out in a song this time.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Heraclitus 10/16/2019 9:36:29 PM (No. 209422)
Well, I'm not going to kick a guy when he's down. But... LOL LOL LOL
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Ribicon 10/16/2019 9:40:54 PM (No. 209423)
Tweet from The Donald succinctly sums up this once-promising character who threw it all away, lamely reinventing himself as a never Trumper; FTA: "Mark Sanford has been very unhelpful to me in my campaign to MAGA. He is MIA and nothing but trouble. He is better off in Argentina. I fully endorse Katie Arrington for Congress in SC, a state I love. She is tough on crime and will continue our fight to lower taxes. VOTE Katie!"
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Italiano 10/16/2019 9:44:55 PM (No. 209425)
The janitor left, and then there were none....
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Reply 7 - Posted by: snapper451 10/16/2019 9:45:28 PM (No. 209426)
Was she from Argentina?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: cThree 10/16/2019 9:51:00 PM (No. 209428)
1? That's about right.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: DVC 10/16/2019 10:20:06 PM (No. 209435)
It would be exaggerating to call his campaign a joke. It doesn't rise to even that level.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Omen55 10/16/2019 10:58:14 PM (No. 209450)
One too many.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Troutgreen 10/16/2019 11:25:56 PM (No. 209454)
I could open a keg of nails or challenge all comers to a watermelon seed spitting contest at midnight in Dime Box, TX and attract more than one person.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: EQKimball 10/16/2019 11:50:25 PM (No. 209459)
Potomac fever is a terrible thing. Unelected and untreated you become an embarrassment to family and friends and ultimately die a pitiful figure known only in the footnotes of a few forgotten doctoral theses. Compared to Mark Sanford, Harold Stassen was a giant.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 10/16/2019 11:52:28 PM (No. 209460)
Didn't his girlfriend dump him too ?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: judy 10/17/2019 12:10:24 AM (No. 209465)
Who showed up? Paul Ryan, Romney, Kasich or Krystol?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: offrope 10/17/2019 12:20:00 AM (No. 209472)
I'm pretty sure I could get a bigger crowd to watch me now the lawn.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: SALady 10/17/2019 12:22:21 AM (No. 209476)
Let me guess, he wants a job as the "token conservative Republican" at MSNBC after he plays this stupid game for a few days and drops out...
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Highlander 10/17/2019 12:38:09 AM (No. 209485)
At least he’s got heart. I take exception to the statement that Trump is “obsessed” with crowd sizes. Of course he’s delighted with seeing a huge crowd at every rally; why not? What does that reporter expect?
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Nicholas Sharpe 10/17/2019 1:33:39 AM (No. 209493)
This guy is not even a joke. Vermin Supreme is a joke candidate
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Trigger2 10/17/2019 1:58:31 AM (No. 209502)
Who was the lone person? A Sanford staffer?
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Reply 20 - Posted by: rinohunter 10/17/2019 5:33:56 AM (No. 209525)
Phewww! Talk about stuck on stupid! Well at least Weld now has a running mate.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Kitty Myers 10/17/2019 6:59:07 AM (No. 209583)
In the meantime, people having been lining up for President Trump's rally in Dallas tonight. The venue -- American Airlines Center -- will be PACKED while thousands will stand outside.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: kdog 10/17/2019 7:50:27 AM (No. 209630)
CNN has released the results of a poll that show Mark Sanford easily beating Donald J Trump in the Republican Primary 53% - 38% with a margin of error of 3... s/
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Reply 23 - Posted by: udanja99 10/17/2019 7:55:45 AM (No. 209633)
Please, DON’T come back to South Carolina!
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Jebediah 10/17/2019 8:02:55 AM (No. 209639)
Talk about a rampant ego!!!!!!!! Where does this man come off thinking he can run for President after the stunts he has pulled and the people he has damaged, especially his ex wife and children, not to mention his constituents. He is ALMOST at the Eric Swawell level, but not close. (Watched Martha McCallum try to deal with his idiot last night on The Story and,........! I wondered why they continue to put this fool on t.v., and then realized it is because he is SO dumb SO bad!
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Reply 25 - Posted by: mobyclik 10/17/2019 8:07:17 AM (No. 209644)
Nine out of ten doctors agree: ''It's healthy to start your day with a good laugh.'' I'm feeling very healthy this morning after reading this Sanford embarrassment. (Oh, the one Doctor that didn't agree was a sour faced Democrat.)
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 10/17/2019 8:12:20 AM (No. 209651)
Sanford, don't waste your time in my town.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: bigfatslob 10/17/2019 9:36:30 AM (No. 209782)
A little time in the great outdoors on the Appalachian Trail would do Mark some good and maybe clear his head and go away for good. A vacation to Argentina mix in with some 'bar hopping' to pick up some women. Be happy my friend.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: America Rising 2020 10/17/2019 12:44:31 PM (No. 209985)
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Reply 29 - Posted by: michimatician47 10/17/2019 12:45:07 PM (No. 209986)
This is vintage Hunter Thompson material. “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” That quote was apropos of Nixon but Sanford recaptures the ineffable cluelessness of post-Watergate RMN. I am not familiar with Anna Orso but she’s showing some solid gonzo instincts by covering a politician as patently insane as Mark Sanford. Keep up the good work, Anna! Thompson’s death left a giant hole in political reporting that has never been filled.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: snakeoil 10/17/2019 3:19:00 PM (No. 210140)
Feel sorry for the guy who came. He was immediately descended on by PMSNBC, CNN, ... the Weekly Reader, Ladies Home Journal. Bet he and that other nut want a debate with PT.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 10/17/2019 4:51:37 PM (No. 210203)
Everybody point and laugh at Sanford.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: little guy 10/17/2019 4:55:29 PM (No. 210208)
Technically speaking, no one showed up. The guy shaking his hand was actually just walking by! The parade passed by old Mark a few years ago. He's just following the elephants now with a broom and dust pan. Mark .... it's over ... and it's been over for quite some time.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: shotgun 10/17/2019 7:37:19 PM (No. 210329)
Mark is from here. He has clearly stated on talk radio shows he knows he is not gonna win and he just wants to bring attention to the deficit. We think it is a rather dumb way of going about it but, whatever floats his boat.
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