Now, Sanford is engaged to his once-mistress, and is facing off against Elizabeth Colbert-Busch (Stephen Colbert's sister) to be the next Congressperson from South Carolina. In a bit of dubious free advertising, Ashley Madison has put up billboards around South Carolina showing a large picture of Sanford with the words, "Next time use..." and then below that, a lady with her finger to her lips and the text: "AshleyMadison.com to find your running mate."
I only have one question about this. It's not why does a site like AshleyMadison.com exist. I know the answer to that: it's legal, there's a market for it, and people are willing to supply that market. It's also not why are they doing this marketing campaign. It's getting national attention, thousands, maybe millions of people know their name now. No, my question is this:
Why did it take so long for Republicans to realize that running Mark Sanford was a bad idea?