We all know that South Carolina is one of the most conservative states in America even though it does make exceptions for those northern liberals in the mix who head to Myrtle Beach every summer. We also know that former Gov. Mark Sanford is one of the most conservative politicians running for a congressional seat this year. Indeed, he recently offered his plan to build a lively economy. No, he isn't recommending that somebody should again bomb Ft. Sumter. Need I repeat the Republicans' dynamic duo of remedies? Cut taxes and governmental regulations.
Still, you have to wonder about the morally imperative voters whom we are always hearing about in the South who handed the Republican primary (57-43) to someone who admitted an adulterous affair with a woman in Argentina while explaining his absences from the governor's office as his diversion of "hiking the Appalachian trail".
With his Argentine fiancee at his side on election night, he thanked his supporters, and took the opportunity to thank God and his appreciation of God's grace (as well as that of Republicans) during his most troubling moments.
Now that a conveniently repentant (sort of) Sanford has openly placed God in his ecosystem, the experts are saying he could win the new job on Capitol Hill.