Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is encouraging Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to run for President in 2016.
“I think he is looking at it, and I am strongly encouraging him to take a look at it,” McCain told ABC News. “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."
In an interview with the weekly standard last month, Graham spoke on the issue of running in 2016.
“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 make these arguments," he said.
However, this week his comments were less confident about running.
He said running for President is “the hardest thing one could ever do. You go through personal hell. You have to raise a ton of money. I'm no where near there.”
Well, we are no where near the 2016 election, so he has time to raise the money, if he so chooses.
The presidential mix has already created talking points about overcrowding and unfavorability with the public. As of now, the Republicans and the public do not know what they want out of their Republican nominee for President.
McCain added: “I think we should let a thousand flowers bloom. I think that the process is wide open right now, and I think not only will members of the Senate be considered, but I think some of our successful Republican governors will also be interested."
McCain's comments show the dire need and want of the Republican base for an emerging Presidential candidate.
Source: CNN / Photo Credit: Associated Press