December 21, 2015

"Hillary, if you get to be President, I'll help you where I can. I hope you're not. But if you are, I'll be there to help you win a war we can't afford to lose."

Said Lindsey Graham, dropping out of the presidential race.

ADDED: "Darlene turned out really good."

24 comments:

Chuck said...

Probably the best performance by any candidate in all of the '16 debates (both parties) was Lindsey Graham's in the most recent Republican undercard.

David Begley said...

That statement defines why he was never going to be president.

The voters in SC should bounce him.

DanTheMan said...

Thanks, but HRC says we're not at war, and even if we were, we wouldn't want to "win". A draw would be fine.
So, thanks but no thanks is the likely reply.

damikesc said...

Nice mature comment.

Odds of any Democrat making a similar comment is nearly zero.

Graham is a nice enough guy. He's just never going to be President. He's McCain without the gravitas.

Michael K said...

He didn't have to say so. We knew it.

LYNNDH said...

A true Democrat.

eric said...

But not Trump. He won't help Trump win the war.

Mac McConnell said...

If you're at 1% in the polls are you really running for President?

n.n said...

So, Democrats are the strongmen, the Republican establishment is the silent minority, and the People and Posterity suffer for their choices.

J. Farmer said...

Wow, even when dropping out of the race, Graham continues to peddle his relentless, foolish, counterproductive march towards encouraging more stupid, pointless hawkish interventionism. Absolutely mind-blowing that after at least three failed interventions in 15 years, the Establishment's foreign policy response is: more bombing.

PB said...

What a nut. Some primary him. Please.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Hillary, if you get to be President, I'll help you where I can.

That right there is the problem. How about you commit to doing what is right for the country. When Clinton is trying to do what is right for the country, support her. When she tries to do what is wrong for the country, then oppose her.

So please, quit trying to suck up in hopes of a cabinet position.

damikesc said...

But not Trump. He won't help Trump win the war.

He's actually less hostile to Trump than Bush.

damikesc said...

That right there is the problem. How about you commit to doing what is right for the country. When Clinton is trying to do what is right for the country, support her. When she tries to do what is wrong for the country, then oppose her.

Yup. It's what people misread about Rush's comment in 2009 that he hopes Obama fails. He heard what Obama wanted to do to the country. Why would you want him to succeed in doing destructive things?

DavidD said...

@damikesc,

Nobody misread Rush's comment; they just pretended he meant that he hoped America would fail.

Bay Area Guy said...

I like Lindsay Graham, but why he thought it a good idea to run for President, is a complete mystery.

Ditto Pataki, Carson, Huckabee, Santorum. Probably, Fiorina too.

vanderleun said...

"Lindsey Graham quits to spend more time with his cats."

In related news both his voters announce they are now supporting Bruce Jenner.

Birkel said...

Meade and other minorities hardest hit.

The Godfather said...

The remark about Darlene speaks well of his character. I wish we were in an era when what we needed were good people to run our government. I'm not sure when that era was. Maybe never? So next year we're going to have to choose between a self-serving, unprincipled, incompetent bitch and a self-serving, unprincipled, incompetent son of a bitch.

Theranter said...

Blogger Chuck @ 8:58,
"Probably the best performance by any candidate in all of the '16 debates (both parties) was Lindsey Graham's in the most recent Republican undercard."

Thank you, and I wholeheartedly agree! I believe he also has the most military and national security experience of anyone running. Top it off with he is a decent, honorable, person, and I do not see why he didn't get more traction. (I acknowledge lots of people despise him, just not totally sure why. Sure there's the amnesty thing, but c'mon, realistically, there's going to be some form of amnesty even if Trump wins.)

Oh well, I hope for our country's sake--regardless of who wins--he doesn't retire and sticks around despite the ugliness that's been tossed at him in this process.

Brando said...

He seemed like a decent guy, though too hawkish for my taste. It's telling that he considers Hillary of like mind on foreign policy--both seem a little too eager to jump into foreign messes that we would be better off avoiding.

I don't know what effect low polling candidates like Graham dropping out will have--it's not like a big chunk of supporters will be up for grabs. But maybe now we'll see an end to the "undercard" debates and narrow the field a bit more.

Brando said...

"I like Lindsay Graham, but why he thought it a good idea to run for President, is a complete mystery."

Ego boost. Usually paid for with other people's money, but gives you a chance to speak to more crowds, go on TV more, talk about the issues you care most about. Very few of these candidates truly think they have a shot at winning.

David said...

Of course I can't know all the other Senators but we have an unusual pair here in South Carolina with Graham and Tim Scott. Graham is often bashed as a "unreliable" conservative but he's a decent man who works hard and seems a lot more principled than most politicians. As a black conservative, Scott elicits the usual craziness from the left but he has won strong victories in every election. His race has been an issue only for his opponents and detractors.

The country could do a lot worse than Lindsay Graham as president. Indeed we have, and we will again. Probably next election.

damikesc said...

Thank you, and I wholeheartedly agree! I believe he also has the most military and national security experience of anyone running. Top it off with he is a decent, honorable, person, and I do not see why he didn't get more traction. (I acknowledge lots of people despise him, just not totally sure why. Sure there's the amnesty thing, but c'mon, realistically, there's going to be some form of amnesty even if Trump wins.)

He's McCain's sockpuppet. That's why. There is no disagreement between them on any issue I've ever seen.