Three days ago this website broke the news that Orangeburg, S.C. attorney and Afghan War veteran Bill Connor’s would join the 2014 Republican primary race for the U.S. Senate seat held by liberal Lindsey Graham.
Now comes Connor’s three-and-a-half-minute introduction video, which we’re going to go ahead and guess makes some reference to his prior military service.
How do we know? Just a hunch, people … just a hunch.
Anyway, while this website has offered a realistic assessment of Connor’s chances (he has no chance), one “conservative” website has gone ga-ga over Connor … referring to him as a “game-changing challenger.”
“As an unapologetic conservative who is popular with the tea party and the Christian right, combined with his impressive military record and foreign policy credentials, Connor may prove to be the most formidable of Graham’s opponents,” the website South Carolina Conservative notes.
Well alrighty then …
Connor ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor of South Carolina in 2010 – losing in the GOP runoff election to corrupt “Republican in Name Only” Ken Ard. More recently, he ran unsuccessfully for chairman of the S.C. Republican Party.
Running unsuccessfully is just part of his DNA … unless of course we’re talking about “running leg,” in which case Connor has been a little too successful for his own good (ba doom ching).
Graham is already facing three GOP challengers: S.C. Sen. Lee Bright, Charleston, S.C. businesswoman Nancy Mace and Upstate businessman (and social conservative favorite) Richard Cash. He’s also facing a Democrat, although the state’s liberal establishment is doing everything within its power to torpedo Graham’s possible general election opponent.