The former South Carolina Governor and Congressman has joined Bill Weld and Joe Walsh * in running against Donald Trump for the Grand ole’ Parties 2020 Presidential nomination ….
His has admitted his chances to beat Trump are remote…
But he is seeking to reach other Republicans who do not support their party leader….
“I’m here to tell you now that I am going to get in,” he said on “Fox News Sunday.”
Sanford said last week that he was focused on Hurricane Dorian would wait until after the storm had passed to announce his decision on a White House bid.
Sanford previously said he would give himself until Labor Day to make a choice.
Since announcing his potential White House bid, the former lawmaker has visited New Hampshire and Iowa, causing further speculation that he would launch a campaign….
There will be more on this….
- Note…I originally left Walsh out…There are now 3 guys (Weld, Walsh and now Sanford) who have announced they are running against Donald Trump for the GOP Presidential nomination right now….
FiveThirtyEight on Sanford’s run…
Back in February, we published a “Primary Challenge Success-O-Meter” to rate the danger posed by different types of primary challengers to an incumbent president. Given Trump’s strengths, Sanford would probably be a weak Level 2 challenger, someone who could make a little bit of a splash but never seriously threaten the president’s chances of renomination. Sanford’s goal would probably be to influence the conversation about the future of the GOP, much as Pat Buchanan did during his unsuccessful yet notable challenge to President George H.W. Bush in the 1992 Republican primary.
And arguably, Sanford sees his potential candidacy as about something besides winning. “Sometimes in life you’ve got to say what you’ve got to say, whether there’s an audience or not for that message,” Sanford said in his interview with the Post and Courier, adding, “I feel convicted.”…