If Mark Sanford succeeds in his improbable comeback tomorrow, a lot of people will be asking, “How did he do it?” A serious answer will be: “He just outworked his opponent.”
Earlier today, Dave Weigel tweeted, “Sanford has 5 campaign stops today — one avail already — before Colbert Busch’s first event.” Sanford has eleven public events scheduled today; Colbert Busch has five.
The week of April 22, he did 15 public events. She did six in those five days, according to her campaign’s web site. He did three public events Wednesday; she did one. He did three public events Thursday; she did none. He did ten events public Saturday, she did five.
He did take Sunday off; she did three events that day.
Sanford’s campaign just announced he’s doing 10 events tomorrow, before his Election Night party:
7:45 AM — Pages Okra Grill, 302 Coleman Blvd, Mt. Pleasant
8:30 AM — Huddle House, 261 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mt. Pleasant
9:15 AM — Brown’s Court Bakery, 199 St. Philip Street, Charleston
10 AM — Vote — 75 Calhoun Street, Charleston
11 AM — Pep Boys, 1550 Savannah Highway, West Ashley, Charleston
11:45 AM — Moe’s Southwest Grill, 1812 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., West Ashley, Charleston
12:45 PM — Cookout Restaurant, 8968 University Blvd., North Charleston 29406
1:30PM — Alex’s Restaurant, 309 St. James Avenue, Goose Creek
2:30 PM — Piggly Wiggly, 9616 Highway 78, Suite 1, Ladson
4 PM — Farmer’s Market Mt. Pleasant, Moultrie Middle School, 645 Coleman Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant
7:30 PM — Watch Party — Liberty Tap Room & Grill, 1028 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mt. Pleasant
A busy campaign schedule can’t completely change the dynamics of a race, but it certainly can’t hurt, as long as the candidate can keep the energy and enthusiasm up.