CANDIDATE-IN-NAME-ONLY EXCLUDED FROM “KIDDIE TABLE” DEBATE
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has been bumped from next week’s presidential debate on Fox Business Network. Actually let’s clarify that … Graham never had a chance at qualifying for the actual debate. What we mean to say is he’s been bumped from the “kiddie table” debate … you know, the debate before the debate where you only have to hit the one percent threshold of support to qualify.
Neither Graham nor former New York governor George Pataki managed to hit that mark, meaning they’re out. Meanwhile former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and New Jersey governor Chris Christie have been bumped from the main stage for failing to hit the 2.5 percent threshold.
Graham barely made the “kiddie stage” at the last debate – qualifying at the last moment when one poll put him at one percent.
Of course Graham isn’t letting this latest snub slow down his painfully transparent bid to become America’s next Secretary of Defense.
(Wait … you thought he was running for president?)
“Regardless of this decision … Senator Graham continues to be the foremost expert on foreign policy and national security in this field of candidates, on either stage,” a statement from Graham’s campaign noted.
“Foremost expert on foreign policy?” Um … about that.
The statement also made a curious reference to Graham’s military service.
“It is ironic that the only veteran in the race is going to be denied a voice the day before Veterans Day,” it stated.
Wow … really?
Given the extent to which Graham’s “military record” has been exposed, it’s amazing to see him playing that card.
Of course desperate times call for desperate measures.
Since announcing his presidential bid, Graham has managed to turn “long-shot” into “embarrassment.” And while he can’t even crack the five percent mark in his home state, he has succeeded in freezing out a lot of “First in the South” support.
Fox Business Network will air its presidential debates next Tuesday evening. The “kiddie table” debate will air at 7:00 p.m. EST followed by the main debate at 9:00 p.m. EST.
I am loving this, is this a good place to admit I was dead wrong about supporting this establishment piece of $%#@ in his last primary, and thinking I could actually work within the party to get my interests represented? #naieve
This is such a false story. Lindsey’s campaign is already sitting on the bottom of the ocean. It therefore, cannot sink any further. But still, a snappy dresser.
What’s that old comment ftom an employee performance review?
“He has hit rock bottom, yet continues to dig.”
Right where Grahamnasty deserves to be. The bottom of the pile. Why couldn’t we do this in 14 ? There were seven better candidates that he beat. Why ?
Thank you, Rogue!!!! I was thinking the very same thing! ANY of those candidates, even T-Rav (POS that he is) would have been a better choice than this war-mongering piece of shit.
It’s all Haley’s fault for not beating the bushes in support of Graham — she’s leaving him out to dry and he’ll remember that….
Will, you shoulda blurred out Lindsey’s cameltoe.
(Sorry about makin’ y’all look.)
LOL. What’s your excuse, Buzz?
Actually, I was noticing that he looks like his clothes are a couple of sizes too big for him, so I went into my rare fashion critic mode. It’s rare, because I’m no sartorial role model myself — and the fluctuations in my own weight as I battle the bulge often result in the same problem. In the course of scanning for his specific fashion offense, to my horror, my eyes fell upon his cameltoe.
Now I can’t unsee it, so I thought I’d share it with the rest of the class.
Not sure how you can sink when you’re already at the bottom.
How can you sink when you were at Zero??
At any rate: MORE Bad News for Liberal-Tarians. Playing the middle…trying to be sufficently Liberal…and wrapping yourself in Conservatism because you know it’s the only system that works….Does not play…You cannot serve two masters..
Especially when one of those masters is Obama, who has made a miserable mess of our country…
5.0% unemployment, raising wages, rising property values, 9% uninsured rate – lowest ever. Yeah, a real mess. Maybe in Crapville.
Shit man, how many times are you going to make me apologize for voting for 0bama, all three times?
Say whacha want. Lindsey seems to be having more fun than any of the other candidates.
Is being ignored fun?
Lindsey needs to find a new gig before his next Senate race in 2020, cause even the wimps that didn’t dare run last time (Mulvanny, Duncan, etc.) will take a shot at it, if he continues to embarrass himself like this.
Look fellas, I’m just in this thing so I can travel a bit on the taxpayer dime and score some young man strange on the side in the various cities I’m hoteling in.
Headline: Candidate Graham on his knees, having time of his life!
Gram is a turncoat; he threw the military under the bus by voting to increase the Health Care fir veterans. A pox on his house.
Graham would be the first as-to-mouth President.
Ha! I spotted him earlier today at a rural gas station, while driving the back roads of Newberry County. How’s that for Graham making stump appearances?
No matter where Lindsay is, I bet he is having a ball or a pair of balls.