Washington Post columnist puts Sanford in the “final pool of potential picks’:

Sanford, ever the reluctant politician, said he has never thought about running either for president or vice president and is not currently campaigning for the office.

“If you followed my vote record in the Congress you would see very clearly that I had no intention to run for another office for the rest of my life,” Sanford said. “I’ve never particularly worried all that greatly about the appearances of things.”

That is not to say, however, that if offered the post, Sanford would not be interested. “There’s a difference in interested in it and dealing with the lightning strike if it it happens to come,” he said before adding: “It’s not where I am right now.”