I’ve always known that after their parents died when they were both still young, Lindsey Graham took over raising his younger sister.
For John McCain, it’s the story about his time at the Hanoi Hilton. For Graham, the personal anecdote that illuminates character to the candidate’s advantage is the one about him taking care of his sister at an age when most of us shouldered no responsibilities.
I’ve never heard the story told by the sister herself. So these ads are still something of a revelation.
The one above is the 60-second version. I actually think maybe the 30-second one is more effective.
And here’s a link to a radio ad that complements the TV spots.
You may say it has little to do with being senator, but I’d sure rather see these than more ads about how much the candidate hates Obamacare. That gets old.
I’m sorry, but I don’t believe that Lindsey loves “serving the people of South Carolina”. He’s a politician! He makes sure that he’s taken care of first like all the other politicians in Washington. This shift from being a moderate to the Tea Bagger extremism is because he sees himself as being vulnerable in the primary.
My rating of Washington is 0%. As the great philosopher Pogo once said, “We have met the enemy and he is us.”