Sanford Shocker: He’s giving up his White House bid!

Hey, y'all will tell me when I've overused this particular file photo, won't you?

Hey, y’all will tell me when I’ve overused this particular file photo, won’t you?

Had y’all forgotten Mark Sanford was running for president? Yeah, I kinda had, too.

Well, now he isn’t:

CONCORD, N.H. — Former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford dropped out of the race for president just moments ago, ending his protest bid 60 days after it began.

In a noon press conference at the New Hampshire Statehouse, Sanford announced his long-shot run is ending after previously declaring he would spend most of November campaigning in the Granite State, site of the nation’s first primary.

The move came after Sanford failed to collect much of a following, especially as President Donald Trump remains the favorite of most Republican voters nationally and while Washington is gearing up for impeachment hearings….

So now you know what that unsettling sound was you heard a few moments ago: It was the entire voting population of New Hampshire, crying out in dismay…

Hey, look: I kid, but at least the guy was willing to try to oppose Trump in a GOP primary. Sure, I assume he was doing it for his own reasons — payback, and an excuse to talk about federal spending — but at least he tried. Briefly….

9 thoughts on “Sanford Shocker: He’s giving up his White House bid!

          1. Brad Warthen Post author

            Then I’d best run over there before they close, and stock up.

            They sell them at Wal-Mart, too, but it’s hard to find them in a size and shape that even come close to fitting my specs…

        1. Norm Ivey

          I saw Flip-Up Shades at Rockafella’s back in the day. They were very utilitarian in their approach to music.

          1. Brad Warthen Post author

            They’re versatile, and their key and tempo shifts can be startling.

            One moment, their music is dazzlingly bright, and suddenly it turns dark…

  1. David T

    That sound you heard was Donald Trump letting out a huge sigh of relief. Word is the reason he’s not worried about this impeachment ordeal is because he was more focused on being beat by Mark Sanford in the primary. Well, that’s what I heard.

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