Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Surprise Sanford Announcement on Election Day

Lost in the CNN attention Gov. Mark Sanford is getting for leaving his voter registration card at home was another unexpected development.

Sanford told reporters earlier today that this would be his "last election."

Two years ago, with his approval ratings consistently scoring in the mid-to-low 70's, Sanford was rumored as a possible 2008 Presidential contender.

That talk dissipated following a relatively poor showing against a political unknown during the 2006 GOP Primary, but with polls showing Sanford well ahead of Democrat Tommy Moore heading into today's vote, his announcement earlier this morning came as something of a surprise.

It was especially interesting considering the widespread speculation that Sanford might one day run for the U.S. Senate, given his stated affinity for the federal legislative process.

What do you think? What are we to make of the governor's announcement today?

Add your comments below and stay tuned to FITS for more Election Day updates ...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that a Velcro wallet?

5:03 PM

Blogger Married Man's Minivan said...

Yeah, but don't worry, it's generic VelCro. The name-brand is too expensive for the Governor. :-)

6:30 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't get it...my husband nor I had our voter registration cards at the polls...we used our drivers licenses. Why couldn't the Gov just show his? Is that Poll Manager a Democrat?

7:17 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is the same wallet so often missing when it is time to cover the tab at lunch so some wags have jested...

12:26 AM

Anonymous Enquiring mines want to know said...

BTW Wil, has the seersucker kingfish asked mark if he will serve out his term and not run against Lindsey Graham?

12:29 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because his Driver License had a Columbia adress on it.

2:44 AM


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