Most of America’s ‘pundits,’ a class of people who apparently get paid money to guess about stuff even though their track record is no better than your crazy neighbor, seem to think that Lindsey Graham ( R-SC) committed a major gaffe when he was recorded as saying “white guys in male-only clubs are going to do great when I’m president,’ at a gathering of white males.
I don’t think so. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think Lindsey Graham would make a good president and I don’t think he ever will be president, but as long as we’re just talking horse race, he didn’t hurt his chances at all if he decides to run.
Since he’s not actually a candidate for president at this point, this will all be quickly forgotten. Most people are more focused on the elections coming up Tuesday. For that matter, people are more focused on Halloween than on anything Lindsey Graham said.
Also, he seems to be fairly successfully playing it off as just a joke. He did not try to deny making the comment. That’s smart.
Third, there is his base…I mean his real base, not the ignorant bozos who vote for him because years of listening to Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and worse have convinced them that Democrats are in league with Satan. I’m talking about the wealthy donors. He just told them they’d do great, and they knew exactly what he meant.
I hope I’m wrong. I’d be very happy if his comment sparked a tsunami of outrage, destroying his career. But I’m not holding my breath.