While collectively they don’t have the millions of dollars that Graham will lavish on this race, they do share some positive characteristics: None of them have spent 20 years inside the Beltway; none of them have been co-opted by the Washington, D.C,. establishment; and none of them are subservient tools of the Obama administration.
Voters interested in what real conservative candidates for U.S. Senate look like should check out their websites. What is most surprising is that Bright, Cash, Connor and Mace are not particularly extreme.
Instead, they bear strong resemblance politically to former U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, a greatly popular and widely respected political figure. None of them will cozy up to Hillary Clinton, John Kerry or Barack Obama.
The voters have a real choice in the Republican primary. They either can vote for Graham – as always a tired and uninspiring pick – or they can take the plunge with one of these exciting and solidly conservative challengers. For any red-blooded conservative, this shouldn’t be a tough call.