Here’s another possible person to throw into the 2016 Republican presidential nomination clown car: Sen. Lindsay Graham. In an interview with the Daily Caller, he said that he’s very disappointed in the current potential field because no other candidate gets the hard-on he gets over every war anyone suggests. And he might just jump in the race.
Graham has long been one of the most active and outspoken hawks in Congress. He has been a voluble critic of the Obama administration on a wide variety of national security issues—Guantánamo Bay, Benghazi, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Russia, Iran, and others. Unlike many of his colleagues, Graham often first seeks to engage the administration privately as it debates policy with the hope that he can help shape the outcome rather than just criticize it after the fact.
But Graham no longer trusts Obama enough to engage him on these matters.
In our interview, Graham repeatedly spoke of the challenges that will face the next president because of the mistakes made under Obama. And he suggested that he might just be the one to fix them.“If I get through my general election, if nobody steps up in the presidential mix, if nobody’s out there talking—me and McCain have been talking—I may just jump in to get to make these arguments,” Graham said.
Yeah, because Ted Cruz is just not quite hawkish enough for him. I think it would be great if Graham ran. He’d have no shot at all because the moderates think he’s too extreme on foreign policy and the conservatives think he’s too squishy on everything else because, every once in a while, he actually has a coherent thought.