|Why does this endorsement look more like a wake?|
South Carolina senator and onetime GOP presidential candidate Lindsey Graham endorsed Jeb Bush Friday, backing the former Florida governor despite flagging poll numbers nationwide and in key primary states. With his endorsement came explanations as to why he didn't support other candidates, including Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, whom he says is not ready.
At a news conference in South Carolina Friday, Graham, who focused his short-lived presidential bid on national security, said he liked what he heard from Bush at the debate the previous night.
"Last night I heard from Jeb Bush the right answer," Graham said with Bush at his side. "He demonstrated somebody in my view who is ready on day one to be commander-in-chief."
There are a lot of unpredictable things happening in this election cycle, but Graham endorsing Bush is not one of them.
And because there is so much that is unpredictable there is still a chance that Jeb! will end up with this nomination.
Right now the Republican party is planning for a contested convention, which seems designed to stop Donald Trump. And since we know that everybody hates Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio probably has too much pigment for the top job, that could mean that despite his disastrous campaign and his poor poll numbers that Jeb! ends up leading the ticket.
Now I have no intention of betting on this because only a fool would try to call this outcome one way or the other. But it IS well within the realm of possibilities.