Lindsey who? The senator gets the joke.

December 11, 2015

Lindsey Graham gets the joke — no one knows who he is.

The Republican senator and presidential candidate from South Carolina can’t seem to break to break above 1 percent in the national polls. And the fact that he’s floundering isn’t lost on his sense of humor.

Senator Lindsey Graham at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington December 9, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

“I haven’t followed you,” began one question at a roundtable Graham attended on Friday afternoon in New Hampshire hosted by the Concord Chamber of Commerce.

“Welcome to most people,” Graham interrupted, prompting chuckles from the crowd.

Graham said the laughter helps.

“People need to laugh. I like laughing at myself and that makes it more fun for them and me,” Graham told Reuters afterward.  “People want to have a good time, part of this has got informative but if it’s not entertaining, it’s not very informative.”

It’s also not missed on Graham that he’s at the bottom of the polls in his home state — which votes after New Hampshire in the primary.

“If I do well here, I’ll win South Carolina and I’ll be in the Final Four and you’ll be the smartest people in the country,” Graham told the room of about 25 attendees as they laughed. “If I don’t do well, I’ll help someone else.”

And Graham said he remains optimistic.

“People are going to look closer as we get closer, we’ve got some ads up, we’re being to make a push and we’ll see what happens.”


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