February 20th, 2010
06:52 PM ET
12 years ago

Sanford spotted at CPAC

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/02/20/art.sanford.cpac.jpg
caption="Sanford was spotted at CPAC Saturday afternoon."]Washington (CNN) – An unexpected visitor showed up at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday: South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford.

Sanford, one year removed from being listed as a likely 2012 presidential candidate on the CPAC straw poll ballot, made a quiet entrance into the Marriott hotel where the yearly gathering of conservative activists takes place. He was in Washington attending meetings with the National Governors Association and Republican Governors Association.

The governor spent about half an hour in a VIP room chatting with a friend from graduate school, he told reporters as he walked out of the hotel.

He said he was simply making a social visit, with no political overtones.

Sanford said he wants to remain in South Carolina after his term expires next year but has no plans after that. "I'll figure it out when I get there," he said.

Filed under: CPAC • Mark Sanford
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Todd

    Why shouldn't he be there? He is the POSTER BOY for republicon values. He is absolutely exactly what they represent in every way imaginable.

    February 20, 2010 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  2. Bill Surrey

    A political party based on theocracy will fade into oblivion as the religion they follow gains redundancy. One can only promote the fear of "armageddon" and the end of the world so many times, along with the hypocracy they support, to find people who are able to think for themselves abandon those beliefs.

    The Republicants are far from believers in Jesus. They state being pro life, but want a gun in every hand, and an American army in every thirld world country. They for the most part support the death penalty. Hardly Christian ethics. This is the party of greed and money. When the vp has his hand in Halliburton, you know it's corruption will be the end of itself. Too bad, because real free enterprise has little to do with this party. Free enterprise is compassionate. This party is not.

    February 20, 2010 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  3. Aunt Bea and Opie

    Hang in there Mark,maybe you can become the new Jefferson Davis yet.hahaha

    February 20, 2010 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  4. Ken

    I love this story. It will give all the left wing elitists a chance to discredit the only voice against their great society. Because of one person the whole group is not credible....yes we can right CNN

    February 20, 2010 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  5. Susan

    true conservative..... learnt his conservatism from Gingrich

    February 20, 2010 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |