South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is suspending his presidential run, he told supporters on a conference call Monday.
His announcement came on the same day as the deadline hit for him to remove his name from the South Carolina primary ballot, a date that had been closely watched amid speculation that the low-polling Graham would want to avoid a potentially poor performance in his own state’s contest.
“I was hoping not to have to make this call, but I think the time has come for me to suspend my campaign,” he said as he opened the call.
“We’ve come to a point now where I just don’t see how we grow the campaign without getting on the main stage,” he said. “One of the biggest problems we’ve had was to get our voice on equal footing with others. This second-tier debate process has been difficult for us. I think we’ve done well in the debates, it’s just hard to break through because the buzz doesn’t last very long.”
You can see video of Lindsey Graham's message to his supporters here.
Maybe this helps to explain why Graham kept tearing up during the last GOP debate. He knew this was coming.
Well there goes another candidate tumbling out of the GOP clown car, who do we think is next?
Could be any one of them. Not that it really matters.
After all NONE of these folks have any hope of getting that nomination.