Sunday, March 25, 2007

Is Mark Sanford going to run?

Those who read this know that there are two candidates I would immediately support for president if they decided to run. South Carolina Mark Sanford or Indiana Governor Mike Pence. They would bring much needed fiscal responsibilty to DC as I mentioned here and here. Mark Sanford walked the walk on spending, and there's now some smoke, if not a fire.

From The State (South Carolina)

A new feature tracking smoke signals about whether Gov. Mark Sanford will seek higher office in 2008

This past week:

• Ramesh Ponnuru had a piece in the conservative National Review about GOP White House hopeful John McCain that included this line about the still open Republican nomination: “A dark horse is Mark Sanford, the governor of South Carolina, a hero of the Right and a bit of a maverick in his own right.”

• Sanford’s office issued a news release on Monday calling on the House to adopt the ultrasound-before-abortion bill, the first time many Sanford observers could recall the governor getting involved in an abortion fight. It’s also rare for Sanford to throw his weight so publicly behind legislation not on his list of priorities.

• Residents of Hilton Head Island reported getting phone calls from a pollster asking questions about Sanford, who is barred from seeking a third term as governor, including whether they would vote for him.

1 comment:

Dan Sheill said...

I couldn't agree with you more. I supported Ron Paul in 2008 because he is sort of a political idol in the libertarian movement. Additionally, if the Club for Growth's chosen candidate, Mitt Romney was someone who supported a form of socialized medicine in Massachusetts, you know you're in trouble. But Ron blew it bigtime. Not saying he'd win, but I firmly believe there is no excuse for him not to have gotten vote totals in the Huckabee range, especially since he raised twice as much money.

So it's time to move on and I will support either Sanford or Pence and would love to stay in touch in order to work together on either campaign.

-Dan Sheill
Republican Liberty Caucus of Michigan