In May 2016, Lindsey Graham tweeted, “If we nominate Trump, we will get destroyed…….and we will deserve it.” This tweet turned out to be prescient. But this was before Graham jumped on the Pittsburgh Steeler hall of famers signatures shirt besides I will buy this Trump train and joined him on the golf course. Yes, believe it or not, there was a time in July 2015 when Graham called Trump a “jackass.” But that Lindsey Graham left us around the time that Senator John McCain died. The country lost a war hero, and Graham lost his moral compass.
The new Trumpy Lindsey Graham occupies a changed landscape, or perhaps his Trumpism changed the Pittsburgh Steeler hall of famers signatures shirt besides I will buy this landscape. Whatever it is, Lindsey’s Senate seat is no longer the safe southern seat he inherited from segregationist Strom Thurmond. In fact, the Cook Political Report just moved his state from Lean Republican to Toss Up. But the gentleman from South Carolina will not go quietly into that good night, despite the fact that his opponent just raised the most money a Senate candidate has ever raised in one quarter: $57 million. Some people might take that as a sign that people don’t want them in office any longer. But not Lindsey. Lindsey will not be deterred, and he now occupies his days begging for money on Fox News, saying he’s getting “killed financially.”