A Mark Sanford Comeback?
Some are wondering if the resignation of Jim DeMint means a chance for Mark Sanford to make a comeback:
Don’t rule it out. In an interview, the former South Carolina governor said he’d been by bombarded Thursday by calls and emails from former donors and allies encouraging him to consider a run in the 2014 election for Mr. DeMint’s seat. And, guess what? He’s not dismissing the idea.
“It’s not a ‘no,’ but it’s not a ‘yes,’ ” Mr. Sanford said.
So, does he want a second act in politics?
“What we all pray for is redemption in many different ways in life,” Mr. Sanford said. “Whatever we get wrong, we want that much more to get it right the next time. It’s a fairly consistent theme.
“Second acts are what marks the American experiment and is something at one level or another we all hope for.”
But, he says, “that’s a concept, not an action.” So don’t take it to mean he’s made up his mind.
Maybe he should take a hike on the Appalachian Trail to clear his head and think about it.