October 16, 2019

"Mark Sanford kicked off his presidential campaign against Donald Trump in Philly. One person showed up."

Headline at The Philadelphia Inquirer. The reporter was the only person.
“Nobody knows me in Philadelphia. I get it,” Sanford said. “I think in life we all do what we can do, what’s within our power to have an effect. So we’re just sort of moving along as we go along.”
ADDED: This made me think of Pat Paulson.


Pat Paulsen For President from The Hammer Works on Vimeo.

40 comments:

Drago said...

"The reporter was the only person."

Mark Sanford, like all dems and NeverTrumper hoax-conservatives, know perfectly well who their base voters with the most clout happen to be: the media.

walter said...

Please clap.

Bay Area Guy said...

Sanford & Son was a good show in the 70s. It was about a black junkyard dealer in Compton, played by Redd Foxx. The fictional Sanford from 40 years ago has more political relevance than this bozo.

Charlie said...

Time for a hike to Argentina!

narayanan said...

For this He belongs on Mount Rushmore -

I mean the Reporter for his dedication to his profession.

vanderleun said...

Doesn't he have money? He's going to need it.

The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...

And yet they reported it. Yeah, that's some serious journalism.

Mike Sylwester said...

I read the book Staying True, written by his wife Jenny Sanford.

He must have a personality disorder.

Read this: 7 Brutal Passages About Mark Sanford From His Ex-Wife's Book

Here's the main points:

1. Buying her a $25 used bike as a half-birthday, half-Christmas present and delivering it months later.

2. Telling her he didn't want to include a vow to be faithful in his wedding vows.

3. Forgetting her birthday (Sept. 11) and needing to be reminded by his staff until 2001.

4. Refusing to go with her to childbirth classes.

5. Asking her for advice on how to deal with his extramarital affairs in interviews.

6. Arranging a nice scavenger hunt for a gift when he couldn't be there for her birthday, then returning it when he saw the gift and didn't like it.

7. Not picking her up at the airport early in their relationship and leaving a car for her to drive to his family farm. Then ditching her for a party.

Drago said...

To be fair to Mark Sanford supporters, they all thought the kickoff was going to be along the Appalachian trail or somewhere in Argentina.

Infinite Monkeys said...

How could Philadelphia not know who he is? The Appalachian Trail runs right through the state. I hear he's really big into hiking it.

Michael K said...

Didn't his Argentine mistress even show up?

Beasts of England said...

Y’all are looking at it the wrong way. When two people show up at his next event, he can claim that momentum is on his side!!

traditionalguy said...

Mark is probably used to a rally that has the about the same attendance as his Episcopal Church back home where he is part of the laity looking to get laid since someone told him politics makes strange bedfellows. What other reason could get him to Philadelphia.

Clyde said...

His appeal has gone from "becoming more selective" to nonexistent. The Philadelphia gig has been cancelled. I wouldn't worry about it, though. It's not a big political town.

Two-eyed Jack said...

Ordinarily, one would expect at least his wife to show up, but in this case. . . .

PM said...

"Follow-up question?"

Nichevo said...

What could be his incentives to expose himself to the inevitable humiliation, which will continue and increase? If he has money, that's probably not the answer.

Yancey Ward said...

Next headline from the day before the Iowa Caucuses:


"Sanford Doubles Campaign Turnout in Scintillating Challenge to Incumbent President."

Yancey Ward said...

Well, crap. Beasts beat me to it!

Yancey Ward said...

I eagerly await ARM's quoting of the The Bulwark's endorsement of Sanford's bid to unseat Trump.

WisRich said...

They had tell the truth because they couldn't take their normal tight shot pictures of a dozen people to make it look like hundreds.

Bob Smith said...

I’ll go to see him if the Argentine Firecracker shows up. She is super hot.

Yancey Ward said...

WisRich is correct- the Hillary method of photographing a campaign stop doesn't work- you have to actually use Photoshop to fix Sanford's problem.

rcocean said...

Sanford behaves like such a loon, I have no idea why anyone takes him seriously. Its not that he cheated on his wife, its that he went AWOL while Governor for about a week. People thought he was missing - maybe injured or dead. You don't just do that as Governor.

And when he lost his House seat primary in 2018, he refused to support his opponent and helped the D's win the seat. He's a complete egotistical weirdo. The run against Trump is probably being financed by some Democrat Billionaire.

Bay Area Guy said...

For some reason, when I think of Mark Sanford running against the Trump for the GOP nomination, I think of the Washington Generals playing a real hard defense against the Harlem Globetrotters.

rehajm said...

One skill of a good politician is knowing which way the wind is blowing when you stick your peepee into it.

Rabel said...

Wrong. The "one person" was Bill Quinn, a 63-year-old retired lawyer from Center City, not the reporter.

walter said...

In 2018, Maria Belen Chapur went public with criticism against President Donald Trump. In an article on that dust up, the Post and Courier referred to her as Mark Sanford’s ex. Sanford had lost a primary for Congress, and Trump said of Sanford’s primary opponent, “And she beat a man that likes flamingo dancers from Argentina.”

Chapur responded on Facebook: “President Trump, with all respect Flamingo (sic) is a Spanish dance, Spain is situated geographically in the European continent (just in case you ignore it)…Tango is the Argentinian dance ….though for sure you don’t care at all.”
https://heavy.com/news/2019/09/maria-belen-chapur-now-today-2019/

Lloyd W. Robertson said...

Paulsen is hilarious. He certainly had some events of "just one person." Prescient: Let's avoid the views of extremists: either pull our troops out of Vietnam immediately, or escalate and go into North Vietnam. Instead let's continue doing what we have been: just messing around. The Syria debate echoes the Vietnam debate. Was there a noble group, fighting for its own freedom, who had been allies? How about the Montagnards?

I once shook hands with Sen. Proxmire of our host's adopted state. I was moving from Canada to Minnesota, others in this bar in LaCrosse were from Iowa, etc. No Badgers here? asked the Senator, meaning of course: no Wisconsin voters? He seemed to be campaigning pretty hard, but a short time later he announced he wasn't running.

Eric said...

This is Beto in two years.

gilbar said...

ummm
if the Only person that showed up; was a media dude... That means NO ONE showed up

This is like when Hilary Rodham Clinton-Rodham drove around iowa in her Scooby van
There were USUALLY as many (or, twice as many) media dudes and dudesses there as there were real iowan voters.

If this had been reported, Maybe the demos would have woke up; but NO!

Lloyd W. Robertson said...

Paulsen again: someone with no experience other than in entertainment can run for high office, at least in California. Of course anticipates Reagan, Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, Trump. Deliberately vague on issues, appealing to independents. Remember the famous third party candidates? Ross Perot, John B. Anderson?

Nichevo said...

"Tango is the Argentinian dance ….though for sure you don’t care at all.”

You got that right, sugar tits.

Kevin said...

Sanford running as "Nobody for President".

He certainly qualifies.

Kevin said...

The only thing more fitting is if he'd announced from South America.

Nichevo said...

PS. Also, sweetcakes, every time you open your cockholster you're sticking the knife another inch into your boyfriend's ribcage. Keep it up!

rcocean said...

Lets see: A man who resigned a Governorship in disgrace, was a national laughingstock because he thought with his dick, and lost a primary to a complete nobody is now running for President. Nobody would vote for Sanford is Trump wasn't running.

The same is true of Weld. The guy is weirdly similar to Sanford. An obscure Governor, who resigned office, and then tried to make a comeback and failed. Like Sandord who refused to endorse his R opponent, Weld ran as a Libertarian and has spend his entire life criticizes other R's. Why would anyone vote for him, even if Trump wasn't running?

walter said...

The one person showed up just to see what sort of idiots would attend.

~ Gordon Pasha said...

A saw Paul Paulson accept the nomination in the LA Coliseum in 1968. It was the half-time of the UCLA/USC game. Fun times

Deep Runner said...

Two thoughts...

1. Imagine being the reporter at the moment of being given the assignment to attend the "kick-off." So many news stories, and I get assigned this.

2. The reporter was NOT there to cover the story but had stopped to ask Sanford for directions