It is obvious that if you are a convicted drug user, a wife beater, or simply an unfaithful husband, Republican voters will still embrace you. However, if you favor a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, support same-sex marriage, or stand on the side of women’s rights to their own bodies, you are a pariah.
Mark Sanford, former governor, has defeated fellow Republican Curtis Bostic in a runoff election for South Carolina’s open congressional seat. With 78% of the vote counted, he held a consistent 55-45 percent margin.
Voters either forgot or didn’t care that he lied to his wife and the citizens of the state of South Carolina when he claimed to be hiking the Appalachian Trail, when in fact he was in Argentina with his mistress.
South Carolina’s voters seemed to be saying, “a mans gotta do what a mans gotta do”.
Sanford had the gall to describe himself as a “wounded warrior” to voters. Mr. Sanford, those wounds were self-inflicted.
Sanford will face Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, an older sister of political satirist Stephen Colbert, in a May 7 special election in South Carolina’s 1st District.
Polls show the May 7th special election in virtually a dead heat.
Columnist-The Guardian Express