Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:33 PM
struggle4progress (76,251 posts)
Mark Sanford political ad appeals to 'God of second chances'
By Kasie Hunt, NBC News
... "I've experienced how none of us go through life without mistakes. But in their wake we can learn a lot about grace, a God of second chances and be the better for it," Sanford says in the ad ...
Sanford is now engaged to the Argentine woman, Maria Belen Chapur.
Sanford is one of 16 Republicans running in the primary to replace now-Sen. Tim Scott. His ex-wife, Jenny Sanford, considered a bid for the seat before deciding not to run.
The district, in South Carolina's Lowcountry, is strongly Republican, and the winner of the GOP primary is likely to end up in Congress ...
Give me the courage to change what I can change, the patience to accept what I cannot change, and the wisdom to hide the bodies of people I had to kill because they pissed me off -- St Francis, Revisited
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Tue Feb 19, 2013, 08:45 AM
CTyankee (37,875 posts)
2. My sense of Sanford is that he is a very emotional guy who just threw away his political
career because he obviously fell helplessly in love with another woman and practically went to the ends of the earth to be with her. So many politicians are cynical and cold about their extramarital affairs and just use women and casually toss them aside.
I don't mean to imply that Sanford is some kind of saint. His kids were real losers in their father's infidelity. His wife, who strikes me as rather cold and remote, did not deserve to be humiliated publicly and in the worst way possible.
Now he wants his political career to be revived and maybe his going to the people in his district in a "sinner who knows he has sinned" context will work, altho the Argentine wife to be won't get easy acceptance, I'll bet. But you can't say the guy isn't fascinating...
All experience is great providing you live through it. If it kills you, you've gone too far.-- Alice Neel