Who better to challenge a self-righteous South Carolina conservative chickenhawk than a "libertarian-leaning" former state Treasurer, convicted felon, and reality TV show star ("Southern Charm" on Bravo)? How fitting. How entertaining.
Then again, this is good ol' Southern "charm" we're talking about. And what could be more charming than a 51-year-old ex-felon with a 3-month-old daughter married to a 22-year-old fellow state politician? Especially a guy who was busted for dabbling in cocaine who claims "he has the right ideas to save the country."
Get out the mint juleps, the fainting couch, the feather fans, and the popcorn, because a new reality show is about to debut.
Reality TV star and former South Carolina state Treasurer Thomas Ravenel is launching an independent bid against Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).
Ravenel, a one-time rising star from a famous political family in the state Republican Party, was forced from office in 2007 following a bust for cocaine possession.
Ravenel will need 10,000 signatures by July 15th in order to qualify.
John McCain's BFF doesn't have a lot to worry about. He easily won his primary against the Tea Poopies, so an independent with a record won't faze him.
As for the rest of us: