You do realize that he won the GOP primary? What does that say about South Carolina Republicans?
This is the district that launched the career of Tim Scott - WTF happened to the voters down there?
Can anyone vote in the primaries in SC? IOW, maybe REpubs didn’t nominate him.
we need ALL the pubs we can get, even the flawed ones....
funny how he was supported wildly here until his affair came up, then whammo, the holier than thou conservatives want him tarred and feathered....
we need him...we need him badly even with his sin....
we all sin in some way.....
It says South Carolina "values voters" in the 1st Congressional district are idiots. Sanford not only won the original primary, he went on to win the runoff. This is an R+11 bible belt(ish) district, and this is who they nominate. Can't blame the "establishment" for this one. The people in this district bought Sanford's redemption BS, and now we are likely to lose the seat - to Stephen Colbert's sister of all people.
It says people are idiots. Who knew?
“You do realize that he won the GOP primary? What does that say about South Carolina Republicans?”
The same result would happen in virtually every other Congressional District in the country. The candidate with the greatest “name ID” wins.
It says that they, too, have their share of low-information voters.
They didn’t know who the alternative was.
Remember, Sanford is a two-term governor, and up until his little “hiking the AT” stunt, he was generally pretty popular. Especially in his first term, he met the big-spending fat cat Republican establishment in the General Assembly head-on...and rarely for a governor in a state with a very weak executive branch, he often won. Nobody else in the first primary had anywhere near the name recognition he did. When it came down in the runoff to him and Bostic, again, Sanford is the big well-known name (for good and bad), Bostic is “who?”. That’s Sanford’s old House district to boot, so he had even more of a home field advantage.
Now come to find out that so he says, he went over to Jenny’s house to watch the Super Bowl with his 14-year-old son, and she caught him in there. Galactically stupid. That wasn’t known before the primary, and it makes me give a little bit of credence to Sanford saying that the information on the complaint was leaked *after* the primary on purpose since it happened on Super Bowl weekend. Still, I agree that the voters should’ve rejected Sanford’s comeback, but I guess even in the Bible Belt, voters are so jaded that they’re willing to forgive adultery and lying if the candidate “seems” sincere.
Personally, as much as I liked the guy—and I voted for him for governor in his first term—I couldn’t vote for him again. Adultery is a non-starter for me. If you break one oath, you’ll break the one you’re administered when you take office.