Mark Sanford. Most folks have probably heard the name, now (if you haven’t, you haven’t been paying attention to the news).
But let’s set the wayback machine for earlier this year, and see what we find about Mark Sanford.
The Republican Liberty Caucus (admittedly, not the most well-known GOP caucus) “encourages” Sanford to run in 2012.
CNN says Sanford “is considered a potential presidential candidate in 2012″
Now, let’s return to today.
Sanford admits that he wasn’t in Appalachia, as his staff had said.
He was in Argentina.
With a lover.
Who is not his wife.
Now, do I really need to explain why it’s absurd to try to predict in 2009 who’s gonna be a candidate–much less a front-runner–in 2012?