Skip to comments.Lindsey Graham, cruising to primary victory, tackles controversial issues on campaign trail
Posted on 04/29/2014 7:03:10 AM PDT by cotton1706
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- When Sen. Lindsey Graham received a major endorsement last week from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the setting was, from a campaign-optics perspective, nearly perfect.
Graham, joined by representatives from the national and regional arms of the organization, stood in a vast warehouse of a local manufacturer, where he was flanked by supporters holding signs. But as Graham began to speak, a driving rain pounded the warehouse roof, drowning out all other noise. The Republican senator had no microphone, and so he did his best to yell out his remarks.
Had Graham been facing a competitive challenge to his re-election this year, the inclement weather might have ruined an important campaign event. But Graham isn't, and the soggy audio didn't matter.
Instead, Graham, counter to the early prognostications of many, has quelled any potential threats from Tea Party insurgents and, two months ahead of the Republican primary, is cruising to a third term in the Senate -- still gleefully tackling those controversial topics that might have made him vulnerable in the first place.
Graham is in this position by no accident. Wary of other incumbents who have not prepared for competitive re-election campaigns and lost, Graham and his campaign team have spent the intervening years raising money and shoring up support among South Carolina's political class -- all but guaranteeing Graham's path to victory.
Graham's longtime campaign manager, Scott Farmer, recalled a motto beloved by former South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond to describe Graham's approach: Senator Thurmond had a saying: You always run like you're behind and take nothing for granted.' Sen. Graham has always taken that advice to heart and run very aggressive campaigns.
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The sheeple are easily led. Just saying.
Please SC, dump this turd.
The premise of this piece is not necessarily true. “Dewey Defeats Truman”
What’s the matter with South Caroliners? Didn’t they just send that flake Mark Sanford to Capitol Hill to represent them in Congress?
My, my. All the action words implying brave derring-do on the part of Lindsey Graham. What’s next, feats of strength? Do these people not realize how ridiculous this sounds?
The sheeple have elected him over and over again since 1995. No reason to believe it will be any different this time around. A certain percentage of people would have to start thinking for themselves and that’s quite an unlikely scenario.
LOL! Good post.
Basically a government entity endorses an incumbent (or any) person running for office. There is just so may things wrong there.
Send him back and SC can finally quit the little act where they act like they are so conservative.
They are no more so than Rhode Island.
You just know it’s worse than they’re letting on when Lindsey trots out Strom Thurmond.
Not surprising the Chamber backed him. They support illegals and one-worldism.
I can’t believe the people of SC haven’t dropped this guy yet.
They’re Republican and many still confuse that with conservatism. The two were pretty closely associated at one point. That point has passed.
Sad but true...!
At least we keep the R which is needed to have any voice in the Senate and House. Keep in mind we cannot stop the communists Democrats unless we build the R base regardless because we do not like a RINO. We have no power to stop this dictatorship because we do not have the Senate. The speaker has control of the floor and bills from the House goes nowhere. If we can get a super majority in the Senate we can dethrone King Obama. Better chance than we have now.