Following in the footsteps of Newt Gingrich and Bill Clinton, disgraced South Carolina governor Mark Sanford has just been memorialized in a billboard by AshleyMadison.com. On the eve of his hotly anticipated debate with rival Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, the dating site designed for people already in relationships erected a jaw dropping South Carolina billboard featuring Sanford himself alongside the quip, ” Next Time Use….AshleyMadison.com to Find Your Running Mate.,” a play on the House hopeful's extra-marital affair with an Argentinian woman, his now-fiancee.
AshleyMadison.com Founder & CEO Noel Biderman feels Sanford perfectly personifies today's slate of randy politicians. “Mark Sanford has overcome a series of personal and professional hurdles to earn his place back in public service. While he recognizes the consequences of his actions, he maintains that his affair refined his life, but should not define it.”
While Sanford's opponent Colbert Busch touts her business background and track record for job creation, Biderman hopes his campaign will strike a chord with voters to help secure Sanford's place back in office. “There's a changing tide,” Biderman adds. “More and more Americans are willing to forgive and forget – at least when it comes to affairs. Our society is coming to terms with the fact that people’s personal lifestyle choices should not impact their professional lives. Millions of people are having affairs – powerful politicians are no exception.”