This link will take you to a discussion of disgraced former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford and his effort to obtain a Congressionally seat recently vacated. Sanford, a notorious adulterer and liar, does have some commendable characteristics, as described in the article. The question is whether he can overcome the self-inflicted damage to his reputation that resulted from his skipping off to Argentina for a rendezvous with his mistress (now his fiancee) while publishing a cover story about taking a mini-vacation on the Appalachian Trail. Will the conservative voters of South Carolina forgive his deceit and philandering and give Sanford a second chance?
Sanford has great cred with the Tea Party crowd, but will that be enough?