by William Moultrie
Charleston, SC – On the heels of a controversial full-page ad taken last weekend in the Charleston Post and Courier, Mark Sanford is going back to the well in an effort to prop up his flailing campaign. The ad implores people to remember his dalliance in Argentina and to not pay attention to the ethics charges or the newer allegations concerning violations of the terms of his divorce.
The full-color ad is set to run in Sunday’s edition and analysts indicate that the cost of the ad would represent a significant investment of the candidate’s dwindling campaign funds.
An advance copy of the ad has been obtained by theDiscust and the content reproduced below:
My opponent wants you to to forget about the Argentina affair and concentrate on other less-important things, but I need you to not let her change the discussion. I’ve worked hard to trivialize my disappearance from office and my polling says most of you are fine with it, so when you hear someone talking about my 37 ethics charges, my record fine paid for malfeasance as governor, my repeated violations of the terms of my divorce by trespassing on my ex-wife’s property, flying model airplanes at my children, and the other issues that you probably haven’t heard about yet but might as we get closer to the election, disregard them.
Please stand with me and keep the debate about things that the voters of South Carolina have indicated they are willing to forgive.