I got a bit irked at a Tweet from Lindsey Graham last night:
All the possible Trump VP choices mentioned – Gingrich, Christie, Pence – are talented, smart & would be good choices for different reasons.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) July 14, 2016
Which is irrelevant, since the top of the ticket is utterly unthinkable, as the senator knows… https://t.co/JltO5Gpqgs
— Brad Warthen (@BradWarthen) July 14, 2016
I should have said, “as the senator well knows.” Lindsey Graham, more than any other Republican with the possible exception of Ben Sasse or Mitt Romney, has eloquently articulated the reasons why Trump is unthinkable.
So why this ridiculous reaching for straws to make him feel better about the ticket? The most wonderful running mate in the history of the world wouldn’t change the fact that if elected, he or she would hold an office worth no more than a bucket of warm spit, while He Who Should Not be Named would be President of the United States.
Such an effort to find good things to say about the ticket on the part of Republicans who know better is unseemly in the extreme.
The identity of the running mate is a distraction, a digression, and no one who knows what a threat Donald Trump is to the nation should indulge in it for an instant.
Like I care.
OK, I’ll say one thing about him: I have a low opinion of anyone who would abandon the people of Indiana to help Donald Trump get elected. That cancels pretty much anything positive he might conceivably bring with him…