Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Chary Cocktail Party Considers Cruz as Countermeasure to Trump

Lindsey Graham's Reluctant Establishment Endorsement of Ted Cruz

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is an Establishment Republican who dropped out of the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination race for lack of support.  Still, Graham strives to play kingmaker for the nomination.   

First, Lindsey Graham endorsed ex Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL) to little avail in New Hampshire or even Graham's home state of South Carolina.  Jeb! dropped out after his disappointing fourth place finish in the Palmetto State. 

Afterwards, Graham tried to ply his comedic charm to sway voters in the GOP primary process, by grossly joking that his fellow Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is so unpopular on Capitol Hill that someone could kill him on the Senate floor and there would be no convictions.

But now that Donald Trump is threatening to be victorious in the Republican nomination race, Establishment Republicans are looking for an alternative to Trump.  Thus the GOP-e has desultory jumped from Jeb to Marco and Kasich to little avail.

Now Senator Graham has been charily campaigning on behalf of Senator Cruz as an alternative to Trump.  In Graham's estimation, Cruz ought to pair up with Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) as a unity ticket.  

Of course, after Rubio cratering in the March 8th primaries, in which he came in last place in all four contests and netted scant candidates, this may no longer be viable. 

It is ironic that DC Establishment types are now touting anti-Establishment candidate Cruz, the between the beltways Cocktail Party has a Damaclesian choice, and in his mind Graham is opting for the devil he knows rather than the devil he does not know. 

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