Because none of their progessive, flexible, stimulus-spending chief executives ever had the moxie to call Rush Limbuagh an idiot. In an interview published on Real Clear Politics, Governor Sanford was asked about those people in his party who want President Obama to fail. The biggest example of that sentiment is Ditto-Head-In-Chief, Rush Limbaugh, who said, on the eve of the inauguration, "I hope he fails." Sanford replied, "I don't want him to fail. Anybody who wants him to fail is an idiot, because it means we're all in trouble."
Now, the Governor and I disagree about a lot of things. But at least we agree one thing: Rush Limbaugh is an idiot.