Lindsey Graham’s Out

 

News broke sometime this morning: Lindsey Graham’s suspending his campaign.

Really, I’m ready for more candidates to start dropping out. After several debates, I think we’re pretty familiar with most of the candidates. Time for the field to narrow so the top few can get more airtime. Notable exception: Rand Paul. I’d like him to stay in it, not because he’s gonna get close to winning, but because he holds positions significantly different than the other candidates, and I think that the intra-party debate helps us, in the long run.

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There are 17 comments.

  1. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher

    Wait, he was in the race?

    • #1
    • December 21, 2015, at 8:17 AM PDT
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  2. Manfred Arcane Inactive

    Go Paul! Do you think he will get most of Graham supporters’ votes? :)

    • #2
    • December 21, 2015, at 8:25 AM PDT
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  3. livingtheLoneStarlife Inactive

    Grahambo has run out of ammo.

    • #3
    • December 21, 2015, at 8:27 AM PDT
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  4. BrentB67 Inactive

    Lazy Millennial on the cutting edge around here this morning. Well done.

    I agree with your comment about Rand Paul. He was one of the first (only?) candidates to get out of Republican’s typical comfort zones, speak at Howard University, spend time with community folks in Ferguson, etc. Additionally, I appreciate his contrast to Rubio and Cruz.

    I would also like to see Christie and Fiorina stay. Kasich, Bush, and everyone on the undercard last time can watch this unfold from the couch. They add zero value.

    • #4
    • December 21, 2015, at 8:32 AM PDT
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  5. mildlyo Member

    Really, I’m ready for more candidates to start dropping out.

    I’m supporting Trump until Jeb! and his pile of money drop out. Then I’ll make my real decision.

    • #5
    • December 21, 2015, at 8:33 AM PDT
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  6. BrentB67 Inactive

    Manfred Arcane:Go Paul! Do you think he will get most of Graham supporters’ votes? :)

    In a statement released by Graham’s base (his sister and John McCain):

    “Hell no, we are not voting for Rand, no way, no how!”

    • #6
    • December 21, 2015, at 8:34 AM PDT
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  7. The (apathetic) King Prawn Member

    mildlyo:

    Really, I’m ready for more candidates to start dropping out.

    I’m supporting Trump until Jeb! and his pile of money drop out. Then I’ll make my real decision.

    I hope this explains the Trump support in whole.

    • #7
    • December 21, 2015, at 8:34 AM PDT
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  8. Matt Upton Coolidge

    And George Pataki, templing his fingers, whispers to himself, “All goes according to plan.”

    • #8
    • December 21, 2015, at 8:45 AM PDT
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  9. BrentB67 Inactive

    The King Prawn:

    mildlyo:

    Really, I’m ready for more candidates to start dropping out.

    I’m supporting Trump until Jeb! and his pile of money drop out. Then I’ll make my real decision.

    I hope this explains the Trump support in whole.

    Unlikely.

    • #9
    • December 21, 2015, at 8:47 AM PDT
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  10. Paul Dougherty Member

    Well, that’s too bad. I love his solo at the end of Gold Dust Woman.

    • #10
    • December 21, 2015, at 8:52 AM PDT
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  11. Profile Photo Member

    BrentB67: I agree with your comment about Rand Paul. He was one of the first (only?) candidates to get out of Republican’s typical comfort zones, speak at Howard University, spend time with community folks in Ferguson, etc. Additionally, I appreciate his contrast to Rubio and Cruz. I would also like to see Christie and Fiorina stay. Kasich, Bush, and everyone on the undercard last time can watch this unfold from the couch. They add zero value.

    Agree in full. Everyone else is just taking up oxygen.

    • #11
    • December 21, 2015, at 9:04 AM PDT
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  12. Profile Photo Member

    Too bad Graham isn’t more conservative: he’s got the best sense of humor of all the Senate Republicans, as far as I can tell, and possibly the best sense of humor since Hollings was in the Senate.

    But wit is only a minor virtue and can’t redeem the fellow.

    • #12
    • December 21, 2015, at 9:21 AM PDT
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  13. Marion Evans Inactive

    Devastated.

    • #13
    • December 21, 2015, at 9:29 AM PDT
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  14. Salvatore Padula Inactive

    Another one bites the dust. Gilmania 2016!

    • #14
    • December 21, 2015, at 9:30 AM PDT
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  15. ToryWarWriter Thatcher

    To bad I really wanted to see him go against Trump in the main debates.

    Trump is a thuggish bully and something they cant stand is for people to make fun of them. And Graham would have delivered that.

    • #15
    • December 21, 2015, at 9:32 AM PDT
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  16. The Question Inactive

    mildlyo:

    Really, I’m ready for more candidates to start dropping out.

    I’m supporting Trump until Jeb! and his pile of money drop out. Then I’ll make my real decision.

    I hope this is the position of most Trump supporters!

    UPDATE: I see I wasn’t the only one to make that observation.

    • #16
    • December 21, 2015, at 9:37 AM PDT
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  17. I Walton Member

    mildlyo:

    Really, I’m ready for more candidates to start dropping out.

    I’m supporting Trump until Jeb! and his pile of money drop out. Then I’ll make my real decision.

    Probably Trump support keeps Bush in. Since Trump is unacceptable for conservatives and establishment alike.

    • #17
    • December 21, 2015, at 10:02 AM PDT
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