According to The Associated Press, South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford was elected the new Chair of the Republican Governors Association. Haley Barbour, who once stated a favorable comment about the RLC, was elected Vice-Chair. Sanford, 48, is a former member of Congress and will be term limited in 2011.
A new website, Draft Sanford 2012, has been created in to enlist supporters for a prospective Mark Sanford bid for President. The site features interesting links, such as “10 Things You Didn’t Know About Mark Sanford.” Among the things I didn’t know are that Sanford rejected the Congressional housing allowance in favor of sleeping in his DC office and kept his term limits pledge.
Like another prospective 2012 libertarian favorite, Sanford enjoys running. The other runner, of course, is former New Mexico Governor and RLC Adviser Gary Johnson, who may run in 2012 for President as either a Libertarian or a Republican.