Opposition and choices are great, but I can't help but wonder if Linda Graham is secretly supporting some of these challengers in hope that they will splinter the vote in the primary with him coming out on top.
You are correct. It also splits up the Anti-Graham money 4 ways.
The way around this problem is for the Tea Party to present the four challengers with an agreement, that by a date certain, whichever of them leads in a “pre-primary”, as judged by a poll of the Tea Party membership, or even registered Republicans, will become the single nominee, and the others agree to drop out and give their support to him.
They either sign the agreement, or they are immediately cut off, and are no longer endorsed by the Tea Party, and those who do sign can call them “spoilers”, and reject them as nothing other than agents trying to get Graham re-elected as a “dirty trick”.
Yes, it is serious, but it is also good strategy. If a candidate cannot control their ego enough to support another candidate who is better than they are, they do not deserve to be elected.
It doesn't work that way in a run-off primary. The more the better is the rule if you're trying to take down an entrenched candidate. That is how Cruz beat Dewhurst in TX. Dewhurst easily got the plurality of votes but he didn't get 50%. Thus, he had to face a run-off against Cruz alone. The contrast destroyed him. We can do the same to Lindsey
I agree that we need a much narrower field. True tea partiers should sit down with tea party candidates and figure out a strategy of quickly determining the most viable tea party candidate and uniting around him or her.
Let them run but they should agree to exit the race when it becomes apparent who is the strongest tea party candidate.
In South Carolina, if no candidate receives 50% or more of the vote, there will be a runoff. Therefore, it’s not a bad thing to pack the field when attempting to unseat an entrenched incumbent.
BINGO, too many challengers spoils to soup.
I think you might be right
yeah, he knows he can win against 10 challengers, but not against 1.
Connor is the biggest threat to Graham because he takes away Graham’s retired military support, which is significant in South Carolina and one of Graham’s strengths
I was thinking that.
The more the merrier from Graham’s perspective.
Stomp that effeminate man in the dirt. NO FR^CKEN AMNESTY You POC. Get his girly ass out of there. He knows he is in deep sh^t.
You can’t just have one primary challenger in that state. There is going to be someone with good policies who the people wont get behind.
So many Republicans line up to attack Lindsey Graham there must be a good reason.