FORMER S.C. GOVERNOR COULD PLAY SPOILER
Despite a very poor showing in recent statewide polling, former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford continues to plot a political comeback. In fact it’s looking increasingly like the “Love Guv” – who was almost run out of office in 2009 due to complications stemming from an extramarital affair – has his eye on his old digs.
One source tells FITS that Sanford recently told a small group of supporters that he is “ninety percent” committed to running for governor – the office he held from 2003-2011.
Obviously Sanford faces an uphill climb. According to a new Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey released this week, fifty-three percent of South Carolina voters have a negative opinion of him compared to just 30 percent who view him in a favorable light. Among Republicans, 44 percent view him unfavorably compared to 39 percent who have a favorable impression.
“His prospects for a comeback to electoral office don’t look very bright,” PPP’s pollsters noted.
While Sanford’s numbers are abysmal, rumors about a possible comeback persist.
Why? Because money talks … literally.
According to the latest filings at the S.C. State Ethics Commission, Sanford’s gubernatorial account (yes, the one from 2006) is sitting on $1.1 million – more than enough cash to embark on an image reclamation tour. Various political groups affiliated with Sanford have another $200,000 squirreled away.
That’s more than enough money to be competitive …
And for all his faults as a candidate and executive, Sanford is a money-raising machine – with one helluva Rolodex.
He’s also gotten engaged to his former mistress – removing some of the stigma associated with his indiscretion.
One question that remains unanswered at this point is whether Sanford would challenge Haley in a Republican primary or go after her in a general election. We’ve heard rumors that both scenarios are being actively considered by the former governor.
We’ve also heard that if Haley appoints Jenny Sanford to the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Jim DeMint, that the former governor might be more inclined to run as an independent in 2014 – exacting revenge against Haley for elevating his ex-wife to such a prominent position.
You gotta love South Carolina politics, people …
To: Marky Mark
From: SC Citizens
We’ve been there and done that.
Don’t call us, we will call you.
When your family (wife, children) cannot trust you and you will betray your own blood, why will the voter (taxpayer) trust you.
I’ve heard the same of another cheater Bob Peeler (former Lt. Gov)made noise about getting back into the political ring. He and Sanford are adulterers tied at the hip. Neither has a snowball chance in hell.
Eckstrom is next on the list and Frazier. None are competent or worthy of our trust!
You can also throw Haley into the mix. Her involvement with Will Folks was widely known, in Legislative circles, back in 2006-2007. It is a shame this could not have been confirmed in the media; but, was ignored, just like Eckstrom and Peeler.
All should be given the cold shoulder of the electorate.
“Her involvement with Will Folks was widely known…” RFLMAO !
Widely known here, but a mere half a blip on the public radar screen. Did you come to this conclusion after reading Will Folk’s book?
Learn to read and comprehend!
Widely known in the Legislature and “Legislative circles”.
I was told about their affair in 2006-2007!
She was a nobody, not on anyone’s radar screen! lowly back row, neophite legislator. If anyone had mentioned her running for Gov. back then, they would have been committed to the looney farm.
Yes, widely known by many in the Legislature!
Throw the Wilson’s in that mix of shitheads.
Still delusional, huh, pencil-neck?
He should be a FOX news contributor with the rest of the washed up Republican politicians.
Since Nikki may be in the brokering business, perhaps she can buy him off with some of Jenny’s money. Although a Governor Mark and Senator Jenny combo could be fun!
Run Mark Run! I dont care who you screw as long as it’s not the taxpayer!
So Sanfraud strokes a check to get this floated to make certain that the ice queen is not appointed to the Senate. Well, if that’s what it takes to keep that freak out of the Senate, so be it.
That is what it looks like-a warning to Nikki and at the same time telling Jenny not to accept the nomination.
Seems like this site is becoming more and more like The Onion.
– musical chairs?
– or one of those neighborhood parties (I’ve only heard about) where folks switch car keys?
No! J.J. It was the house keys! That’s why you couldn’t get the damned thing started!
– Thanks, I guess that I was never invited to one.
On the one hand, Sanford wasn’t as bad as Haley is. On the other hand, 8 years of Sanford sucked.
That’s the damned truth. I almost got some nostalgic feelings for the Beas. Almost.
Mark Sanford has as much chance of being elected governor again as Jenny Sanford has of being appointed Senator. Just say Governor Sanford and Senator Sanford three times in a row without throwing up.
Hey Jack! I would vote for him in an instant. He made a mistake. We had fun punking him but its time to forgive. Mark Sanford needs to be in elected office and God knows SC could use his talents far better than the current gov.
and his “talents” are?
Unlike the current village idiot in the governors mansion, Mark is capable of thinking and speaking coherently and maturely.
WTF is going on today? Doesn’t matter…makes for intriguing reading!
I find it intriguing that in SC there is so much emphasis on “forgiveness” of moral transgression. As far as I am concerned, his “sin” are between him and God. I am in no position to forgive him. But, I dont want a Governor foolish enough to run off to Argentina for a mistress. Say all you want about it being time to move on, but he is just plain foolish and lacking in self-control. Not characteristics I want in a Governor.
– and you think Nikki may be any different?
Ever notice how much except for the hair, Sanford Looks like Demented? Even that same flat spot on the back of the skull where the remote was inserted. Cyborgs for sure!
– that flat spot came from banging on the headboard in bed with his “sweetie”.
Put Pentacostal Holiness hair on Sanford and DeMint and you’ve got Maria Belen Chapur.
Bogart, Not Nice (but so funny!) When the scandal first hit, I was surprised by the number of posts on other sites that described Chapur as looking like a cross-dresser/trannie, or she-male. No wonder the two of them released all those pictures at the time of their staged engagement or all those prior thong-y beach pictures.
He will never be elected to any public office in SC again.
– McBride’s job might be available, soon, I hope, perhaps?
Man up Butch Wallace. Joe is not a very smart man. Except perhaps that he can masquerade as a congressman better than anyone.
According to the Bible that Sanford says he now lives by,he will always be married to Jenny and anytime spent with soulmate is adultery…..Does he really want to bring all of that up again???? SC really needs to move to Newt’s Moon Colony.
– New’t Moon Colony? This is the first I’ve heard about it. How did it come about? Are there any time-shares available? What about federally-subsidized rents? Are there any brochures available? How the hell do we get there?
@junior justice…While running for POTUS nomination Newt talked about the Moon Colony he wanted to start…Check with him or Helmet Head Callista about details.No doubt they will be having a book signing there as soon as possible.
Time for SC to steal Virginia’s state slogan:
“SC is for lovers, just look at our Governors.”
Now that’s funny.
FITS and Sanford..back in the saddle again….
Like Jake and Elwood…fresh outta prison…and getting thae band back together….
NOTHING should EVER suprise you w/ politicians…especially liberal-moderates…like Sanford…
Can’t believe that Mark will want to go back to being the Governor of SC again. Does he think people will overlook their scandalous affair and embrace Belen who has no set of family values to be their First Lady. We know nothing about her.
– Would Spanish become the official SC language? I would be seriously concerned about that.
Good one, junior justice.
JJ, stand in line at any Walmart and you will think it allready is.
I never notice a hispanic pay with a check, credit, or debit card – it’s always cash ($50 & $100 bills). Interesting, huh?
SCGOP voters were ready to embrace Callista Gingrich for 2012 AND Cindy McCain in 2008…adulteresses both…as their nation’s first lady.
(SC)GOP religious right voters are above all else, hypocrites.
Haley vs. Sanford? That’s it. I’m moving.
Please run. It would be so entertaining. Love our sex crazed Governors! Willing to risk it all for a good piece of ass! They could have a fuck off!
– each other?
Joe Wilson is getting excited
Two things, much of this wash out from pension debacles, to underfunding the unemployment payments (all done on Sanfraud’s watch – because he doesn’t know basic accounting) came to fruition more recently – but make doubt about it, they were largely his fault. No matter how enjoyable it may be to blame Haley (and it is pretty fun).
Secondly, if Jesus Christ, Ghandi, Marin Luther King Jr., Sarah Palin and Vince Sheheen were amalgamed into one person and ran as a Democrat in this state – against a Republican Hitler/Voldermort/Casey Anthony’s mother amalgam candidate, the Republican would win by maybe just a few points, but no mistake, that Republican would win in SC and Mark Sanfraud knows this…any other state in the Union he would be done.
Obama is A LOT Closer to Hitler than ANY Republican…that’s why you are unfit here…
PS: Who kills babies (Casey Anthony)…? Not Republicans..Obama is an Infanticide advocate and he said he’d kill his own grandchild, if his daughter got “Into Trouble…and we elected this POS again…
SC is RIGHT..we just need to go Righter…not just RINO GOP….
“PS: Who kills babies (Casey Anthony)…? Not Republicans..”
Nah, y’all just put or leave a great number of them in poverty, leave them uneducated in abusiive households and let them starve to death…all the while complaining about the growng welfare entitlements (or what us non- Fox viewers call saftey nets). Yep, you guys cry night and day about the unborn, but it’s after they’re born you stop looking out for them.
IS: This is you at your most IGNORANT…Food Stamps, Welfare, Foreclosures…ets…have all increased dramatically under your lord and savior, Obama…while Household Income has dropped…
Sorry For Slapping the Living S#!t out of your stupid F%^Kin @$$…but you stuck your chin out..and I’m in no mood to Suffer a complete and Blithering Dipshit…..
Do your homework next time, you weak-kneed liberal, and I won’t have to expose you for the Dumb@$$ you are…
Remember: you are supposed to be yalls’ brainiest…(gloabal warming hahahahah..Hoax)…..still LingMAO…
Hahaha! Thought you would enjoy that, Bigums!
Oh, sorry you keep forgetting the Bush years, my bad…
That guy is from another planet. He’s totally crazy. Just wow.
Also, in addition to lying to his wife (whom he ran off from on Father’s Day weekend no less) he did lie to the entire state, and “force” his staff to lie to the entire state – for days on end. I also think he made our state a national laughing stock, and a mockery of the office he served in and the oath he took – but hey – it was so long ago maybe we’ve all forgoten…by some of the commenters here that appears to be the case, so? Go for it Mark.
from Arnold – “I’ll be back!”
The news organizations will have the proverbial field day, even better than a NCAA bowl game. All they have to say is “Google Mark Sanford” and that would be it for him.
He’s as good as anyone else the GOP has. I mean look at them: Nikki, Andre, Tim the NINO, Wilsons, Lindsey, Jake, Courson, Martin, Glenn, Bobby and Tom.
Don’t forget Jakie.
Especially the Wilson bozos.
And Halfass Halfacre, Tyndall Livingston bitch, McDougall annd Lexington council. Slimy worms.
That would be so cooooool. Then SC would have an Evita Peron. And she’s so much hotter than Jenny. It would make the perfect novela for Argentine TV – which could generate enough money to pay for the Obamacare expansion of Medicaid for all the poor citizens that live throughout the state. Seems like a win-win.
Dream on. Do you know what the situation is in Argentina now?
Argentina can’t even pay their debt to the US.
Maybe those Lexington Ring disciples who spend time pimpin in Costa Rica would know. Whaddya say R and R??
In Marks defense, I sent five emails to his office when he served. Four responses came via email and one response via phone by a subordinate. My concerns were addressed each and every time. Now Nikki on the other hand has not responded to ANY emails (3). Say what you want about Mr Sanford but I prefer a representative that will at least respond to inquiries even if they can be of no help. Welcome back Mark.
I whistle blew to the sorry SOB about DSS in 2005 and never heard a word from him. DSS did a cursory investigation and did nothing…you see where they are back in the news these days?
@Inletman….do you really think Sanford personally had anything to do with getting back to you?
Bogart, it IS his staff.
Wonder If Nikki has a staff. You would think someone could respond.
@Inletman…..I refuse to talk about Sanford’s staff or what it’s done,with or without help.
Appoint Jenny to the Senate seat. Have Mark run in 2014.
The debates will be awesome. “He’s unfit to be your Senator because he leaves his socks on the floor.” Etc.
I can think of a couple more:
Mark: “Well, she’s as cold as a fish and generally uncaring.”
Jenny: “Yea, well at least I don’t cozy up to Latin sluts and let pig defecate on me to make a statement about how futile my position is.”
Jenny: “Man whore.”
Mark: “I hate you.”
Jenny: “You’re not seeing the boys. Next question!”
Governor’s office isn’t limited to two terms?
Funny how Sanford ran FROM McCain only after being his Ace-Boon-Spoon when before Sanford figured out ‘Moderate’ is a dirty word…
Remember Sanford wanted a Gas Tax in SC in 2002…
Sanford is a man w/o a base…other than Cheaters and Liars..and they call the D party home…
Democrat can’t win here…
South Carolina has had a gas tax for decades…
We’ve had an income tax, too…dumb@$$…but Sanford wanted to increase it on gas…before someone smarter got to him…
Hodges was ‘Dead Man Walking’ because he was an idiot democrat…
But Sanford almost committed political suicide, as the GOP did in 2012, by nominating a NE Liberal to go against the worst president since Carter…
We won’t make the mistake w/ Sanford…
Good, little boy…you are starting to remember the hatred you had for me during the primary season. I know you would turn back against me…you worm.
This man is all over the place. One minute he is talking up the Senate seat in 2014 to the Wall Street journal, now he is talking Gubernatorial with so-called insiders/backers. He is so hell-bent on redemption, resurrection, re-writing history, his “Second Act.” I hope his close family and those close friends he talks about are watching him C-L-O-S-E-L-Y…he might be about to break from his delusions.
I wouldn’t really want him again as governor but let’s face it, we didn’t have the kind of problems with him in office as we do with Haley.
At least if he runs against her it might draw off enough of Haley’s supporters to oust her in 2014.
One does not elect Mark Sanford, but rather, his penis.
You say –
One source tells FITS that Sanford recently told a small group of supporters . . .
This is irrelevant.
What does Sanford’s penis say?
Mark was actually not that bad of a governor, certainly better then Namarata by any measure. He wife Jenny has turned out to be a real whiney b..tch… Run Mark Run.
I would rather he run against Lindsey. At least we know that Sanford love intrests are female.
Maria could stand in the window of the Governors mansion, holding her two magnificent parts of you in the fading sunlight. And think of the tan lines she could get lounging around the pool. The Sanford boys would have a red hot step mom to fantasize about, and at the dreaded Christmas Tree lighting we could all sing Felice Navidad and do the limbo.
Yes, Mark is a political genus.
Lest we forget…
“You have a particular grace and calm that I adore. You have a level of sophistication that is so fitting with your beauty. I could digress and say that you have the ability to give magnificent gentle kisses, or that I love your tan lines or that I love the curve of your hips, the erotic beauty of you holding yourself (or two magnificent parts of yourself) in the faded glow of the night’s light – but hey, that would be going into sexual details…”
Anyone who can write like that deserves to be back in the game…
Hey, its like four years later. Chapur is menopausal. Unlikely all those attributes still apply.
I have been a big critic of Sanford. If he runs against Haley, it is no contest–go Sanford!
Run Mark, run…..1) that would insure the GOP loses the election and 2) we need more things to laugh and cry about in SC.
A three-way primary run with Nikki, Markie, and Jakie. Could it get any better?
This is the stuff late night comedy dreams of!
This is all interesting, and occasionally pathetic, reading the speculative thoughts and ideas about what may be happening in 2 or 4 years.
From experience, I am sitting quietly and following the ‘feeding frenzy’.
I can’t be too concerned with all this because I’m in possession of a book – a book that…… NAMES NAMES AND HOLDS BACK NO PUNCHES!
Sanford’s the epitome of Delusional…
And how do you think FITS feels being Sanford’s lackey..
Based on some the rambling Wonk-speak that is vomited on this site at times, you gotta know Sanford is the money-toting Puppet-master….
And he makes FITS look so Stupid doing his bidding…even though FITS can look pretty stupid on his own, too…
BigT: You’re the munchkin that escaped from Dorothy aren’t you? – CONFESS!
Sanford should move back to his boyhood home in Florida and run there. No sin or personal blemish could be disqualifying there–New Jersey South. And it would be history making, governor in two states. Maria would be invaluable courting the huge Hispanic vote. They’d love her. I see no down side.
Now that is a clever idea, and extremely intriguing.
That puke Mark Sanford bailed on his wife but even worse his military unit.
Fuck a bunch of Mark Sanford.
The self-centered prick.
SparkleCity, you’ve got Sanford pegged. I wish Smirks would announce for office. He’s made more sense right here on this blog site than all of our last 3 doofus GOP governors combined.
Say it isn’t so !
If he runs I will help because ideas are bigger than men and flawed men, like me, are standard issue. Our ox is in the ditch and I will work fulltime-including Sundays- to fix our nation.
Nice sentiment and I agree. But, when you are a member of an already beleaguered group/party, you have placed a big target on your back by your hypocrisy/infidelity, and continue to be disingenuous/grasping, people tend not to rely/trust on you.
I voted for him and liked him until his little Appalachian Adventure. There is no way in hell I’d vote for him again.
Before that, he bailed on his reserve unit when they got orders to deploy to the desert.
Fuck that self-centered prick.
Mali needs a new leader Gov. Moonbeam!!!
Mark was revered by many intelligent people for his fiscal conservatism that made sense. It really meant something for people to be well prepared with their numbers when they went to the Governor for wants and wishes. He was on the fast track to be President of the United States. In fact, He should be the President-Elect right now.
The reality? He was pushed around by a domineering wife? Something about Jenny made him snap. I can see that, henpecked, mean woman who simply are sadistic in their relationships with husbands and children. Lived next to one growing up in sunny California. Mrs Salcedo was so mean, folks can still hear her screaming at her poor husband who really was a great guy and provider. She used to chase us off the grass. Boo Radley, Miss Havisham all rolled up in one.
The way Mark handled the matter entirely unraveled his persona.
Reminded me of that fella, Jimmy Swaggert. Not only am I disgusted with him and his wife, I have an unhealthy association with the both of them to what is in the WH right now.
I am sick of the Sanford’s….truly sick of both of them.
One little move could have made a bad situation just a bit better: If he would have simply divorced her before becoming insane people might have said, “Ok, well it’s a mess but at least he’s acting respectably.”
Like I posted, before he bailed on his wife, he bailed on his military unit.
Fuck that self-centered prick.
to bogart: Newt’s Moon Colony, thanks for the info, but not ANOTHER book!
After reading some of these posts I almost want to shout out to Jenny and tell her not to accept the assignment. I know she would do a good job but it is not worth it if the people are not going to give her a chance to prove it. It certainly would hurt the boys when the people say unkind words about their mother.
As for Mark, we should give him credit for trying to make a comeback. He does love SC and is still staying true to his convictions. The only drawback to Mark’s coming back into action is Belen who would be the constant reminder of their immoral, selfish affair. That would never have happened if she and Mark were not addicted to emotional sex.
Pardon my ignorance, but what do you mean by “emotional sex”?
My advice to you is go to Google and read about it. As for being truly in love, am not sure if they are, because he took so long to propose to her and we have no knowledge if they are living together and as he said one time they see each when they can. Most people when they are in love want to spend as much time together as they can and marry as soon as possible. Mark had been divorced for over 2 years and she is already divorced. All the pictures we have seen of them were taken outside USA.
Huh, interesting…I did a google and if I understand right what you are referring to is a form of “cheating” by becoming emotionally close to the opposite sex(or someone other than your spouse) and using them as a support system that you’re not getting from your significant other.
Yes that’s what I mean getting support from others-but will Mark and Belen do it again with others if in the future they are not satisfied emotionally with each other? They had lots of high moments long before becoming together physically. They enjoyed playing the game so I’m assuming they are addicted to it and will try again.
Why not do something that would be a much better upgrade for SC conservatives: run against Lindsey.
You know, from a strategic standpoint that makes sense for Sanford.
What are the odds of Ms. Lindsey EVER touching Sanford’s personal life during the campaign?
lol…I don’t think so…
Gen Petraeus was the keeper of world secrets,yet couldn’t keep his own…Mark Sanford was Gov of a state,yet thought he could leave it for ten days without letting anyone know he was gone….When men display that much idiocy they need to stick close to home so that someone can look out for them.They certainly don’t need a job that has anything to do with the wellbeing of other people.