Blips to nowhere: McCain encourages Graham to run, for some reason

Blips to nowhere: McCain encourages Graham to run, for some reason

[Ed. – Helen Keller Prize for lack of political sense?]

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is getting encouragement from a close colleague and friend, Sen. John McCain, to run for President.

“I think he is looking at it, and I am strongly encouraging him to take a look at it,” McCain, an Arizona Republican, told ABC News in a story published Monday. “I know of no one who is better versed and more important on national security policy and defense than Lindsey Graham, and I don’t think these challenges to our security are going away.”

Graham floated the possibility of a run in an interview with the Weekly Standard last month, telling the magazine he’d be interested in running to guide the conversation on national security.

“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,” Graham said.

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