Incredulity is setting in for Senator Lindsey Graham, a presidential candidate who has polled somewhere between zero and one percent for the last five polls. Graham is looking at the candidates at the top of the polls and asking: How’d I fall behind these people?
Can I give you my take on this race? So you’ve got the two front runners on the Democratic side, right? The No. 2 guy went to the Soviet Union on his honeymoon and I don’t think he ever came back. The leader felt she was flat broke after her husband was president for eight years — and that’s maybe why they stole the china. On our side, you’ve got the No. 2 guy who tried to kill somebody at 14. The No. 1 guy is high energy and crazy as hell. How am I losing to these people?
There are several possible answers to Graham’s question. It could be his tepid support for religious liberty protections or his missed vote on defunding Planned Parenthood. Or maybe people just don’t like the perception that he stepped in to troll Rand Paul.
Nick Arnold is a researcher for the American Principles Project.