Redemption, second chances still work in America
Scandal plagued former Gov. Mark Sanford has reclaimed his congressional post, proving that South Carolina voters prefer a blemished conservative to a liberal. Sanford’s Democrat opponent Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the sister of left-wing comic Stephen Colbert is decidedly in left field herself.
Though Sanford was out-raised in campaign donations by Colbert Busch, the state’s First CD hasn’t elected a Democrat to congress in over three decades and Republicans hold the registration edge by 10 points. Sanford was successful in linking his opponent to extremist Nancy Pelosi, a stigma she was unable to shake.
In the end, the now divorced politico who left his wife in 2009, after tearfully pledging his love for his “soul mate” Argentine girlfriend to whom he is now engaged, won over the pro-abortion Catholic. Colbert Busch opposes school vouchers, supports amnesty and Second Amendment restrictions, ObamaCare/Medicaid expansion, increased spending and taxes. Sanford’s political views are the mirror opposites. This was his first campaign ad.
With such stark choices, it would be a fair bet even former First Lady Jenny Sanford, a Republican, might have been moved to vote for her ex-husband.