Monday, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham became the fourth Republican presidential candidate to call it quits.
“I got into this race to put forward a plan to win a war we could not afford to lose and to turn back the tide of isolationism that was rising in our party,” said Graham in a video message to his supporters. “I believe we’ve made enormous progress in this effort.”
Graham elaborated in an interview with CNN:
“I’m going to suspend my campaign. I’m not going to suspend my desire to help the country,” said Graham. “The one thing I feel really good about is that I did it with a smile on my face, I talked about things that are important to me and that somebody better fix one day.”
On his decision to leave the race, Graham said, “I’ve hit a wall. My campaign has come to a point where I need to think about getting out and helping someone else.”
If I have to find a reason I’m sad to see Graham hang up his presidential hat, it’s that his diplomacy through imbibing policy is leaving with him. “That’s the first thing I’m going to do as president — we’re going to drink more,” said during a presidential debate:
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