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|| By FITSNEWS || Despite polls showing him barely registering as a blip on the national radar – and with an overwhelming majority of voters in his home state rebuking his candidacy – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham nonetheless announced his intention to seek the presidency in 2016.

“I’ve got one simple message,” Graham said, speaking from his hometown of Central, S.C. “I have more experience with our national security than any other candidate in this race. That includes you, Hillary.”

Experience, yes … but success?  That’s proven elusive …

Oh, and when it comes to Graham’s “experience,” well … we suspect that might become an issue in the unlikely event his candidacy ever gains any traction.

Also, haven’t Graham and Hillary Clinton been on the same side of the interventionist coin lately? In fact weren’t they both in agreement dating back to 2003, when they backed former U.S. president George W. Bush‘s ill-fated Iraq War?

Graham’s entire candidacy is built around the notion of scaremongering against “radical Islam.”  Oh, and securing more funding for failed weapons programs (which he wants to see funded by any means necessary).

“Radical Islam is running wild,” Graham said. “They have more safe havens, more money, more weapons and more capability to strike our homeland than any time since 9/11.  They are large, they are rich, and they’re entrenched.”

Seems to us that statement is a compelling indictment of Graham’s interventionist policies … especially the ones which led to the creation of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (a.k.a. ISIS, the new bogeyman in our second “War on Terror”).

In addition to his warmongering abroad, Graham is a stout opponent of our individual liberties at home.  In fact he’s called liberty lovers crazy, and made it perfectly clear he would drone Americans in a heartbeat if they even thought of supporting ISIS.

Obviously Graham isn’t going to be president … hell, at the current rate he may not even make the cut to appear in a presidential debate.  But that doesn’t mean his candidacy isn’t extremely dangerous.

Graham joins a field that currently includes retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, former New York governor George Pataki, U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania.

Former Texas governor Rick Perry will join the field this week, and billionaire real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump is expected to announce his candidacy later this month.

Expected to announce their candidates soon are Bush, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, New Jersey governor Chris Christie, Ohio governor John Kasich and Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal.