SOUTH CAROLINA SENATOR CONFLICTED OVER HIS LATEST PRESIDENTIAL ENDORSEMENT
We knew S.C. Senator Lindsey Graham was confused when it came to foreign policy … but apparently he’s having trouble thinking straight when it comes to the 2016 “Republican” presidential primary, too.
Graham, of course, is a former presidential candidate … assuming you use the term loosely. He dropped out of the race last December, polling at less than one percent nationally and less than two percent in his own state.
Ouch, right? Yeah …
Anyway, Graham’s next move was to endorse the status quo candidacy of former Florida governor Jeb Bush – who finished a distant and disappointing fourth place in South Carolina (prompting him to drop out of the race).
Next, Graham decided to endorse the candidacy of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas … which was curious considering he had joked about killing Cruz just a few days earlier.
No seriously … we’re not making this up.
Of course Graham’s backing of Cruz – to the extent it matters – doesn’t appear to be all that firm.
“I think Ted would make it a competitive race,” Graham said during an appearance on MSNBC this week.
Okay … but would he make a good president?
“No, I don’t think so,” Graham said.
Hold up … what?
Graham apparently wishes he had supported the campaign of liberal Ohio governor John Kasich – a.k.a. “Medicaid Jesus” – a candidate he says would “win by eleven points” over presumed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
In fact Graham had an interesting response when he was asked directly whether he thought Kasich would be a better president than Cruz.
“Think so,” he said. “So what’s your point?”
Really … that question really needs to be explained?
Graham, like S.C. governor Nikki Haley (who also gave Cruz a belated, second choice endorsement) is clearly not enamored with his choice – he’s just going through the motions in an effort to try and deny the “Republican” nomination to Donald Trump.