South Carolina Sen. Lindsay Graham (R) is one of the least popular Republicans in the conservative media but that’s not going to stop him from throwing it out there that, hey, it’s possible he might run for president.
In an interview with The Weekly Standard on the re-emergence of war hawk voices within the GOP, in light of the current U.S. fight against the Islamic terrorist network ISIS, Graham throws it out there that if he wins reelection to the Senate this November, he’ll start looking into possibly running for president in 2016.
“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,” he said.
Then he lunged at his fellow Republican senator Marco Rubio, another potential 2016 contender.
“He’s a good guy, but after doing immigration with him—we don’t need another young guy not quite ready,” Graham said. “He’s no Obama by any means, but he’s so afraid of the right, and I’ve let that go.”
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