Maybe the voters are more forgiving on divorce and marital infidelity than having a fruitcake in dc.
I don’t think divorce and marital infidelity were the problem from a voter’s point of view. But basically, Governor Sanford abandoned his state, lied about his whereabouts (”hiking on the Appalachian Trail”!) when they couldn’t find him, and threw over all his responsibilities to the people who had elected him in order to run after his Argentine cutie. Talk about a midlife crisis...in which the citizens of SC were the abused party.
We’ve got to do better than this for candidates. Sanford (from an old SC family) had the money to run, and that’s all it takes.