South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, who is one of the strongest hawks in the Senate today, told the Wall Street Journal earlier that he was "incredibly disappointed" with Monday night's debate between seven of the leading GOP candidates in New Hampshire.
None of the candidates seemed to care that we're fighting radical Jihadists and that Afghanistan is vital to our success in the ongoing War on Terror. And with the lone exception of Tim Pawlenty's forceful statement in favor of taking out our enemies, regardless of where they are, the Senator is absolutely correct.
Monday night's debate contained questions on topics ranging from religion in politics to space exploration, but few ever addressed national defense related subjects, and what few did - the answers were usually dovish and isolationist - against the very fabric of Conservatism.
The current Republican Party field is currently lacking that leading figure who passionately supports our ongoing War on Terror, even though the threat from our enemies is just as great as it was ten, or five years ago. There is still time for someone to emerge, but as of now the Senator from South Carolina is absolutely within his right to be disappointed with the current field of candidates.
What say you?