Last week, blogger Bruce Carroll, aka GayPatriot, suggested that he might be open to running against faux-conservative political squish Sen. Lindsey Graham. Many conservatives were intrigued and excited by the idea, and they encouraged him to seriously consider a U.S. Senate bid.
Well, today, they’re a little closer to getting their wish. This morning, Carroll announced that he was resigning his position as vice chairman of gay conservative group GOProud in order to focus on his potential political future:
— Chas Nelson O'Reilly (@GayPatriot) March 11, 2013
Over the next few weeks, I will be studying the resources, time and effort it would take to do my part in holding Lindsey Graham accountable for his voting record and his attitude toward the voters in South Carolina.
This is important: I do not make major decisions hastily; I will take adequate time to realistically look at all of the evidence (pro and con) and consult with a diverse group of people that I trust and that also have the best interests of South Carolina at heart as I do.
If I believe I could provide a serious alternative to Senator Graham for the voters of South Carolina, and I can find the financial and moral support to join me in that effort, then I will take those next formal steps needed to do so.
So, could this really be happening? Plenty of conservative Twitterers hope so. Should he pursue a Senate campaign, Carroll won’t have an easy road ahead of him:
— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) March 11, 2013
But he already has tremendous support, and #GayPatriotForSenate fans are rallying to Carroll’s cause:
@GayPatriot Best of luck to you, Bruce!
— Kimberly (@conkc2) March 11, 2013
— H (@Tark31) March 11, 2013
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) March 11, 2013
— #NeverTrump (@Mermaz) March 11, 2013
— American Elephant (@AmericnElephant) March 11, 2013
— Tommy Auth (@tommyauth) March 11, 2013
— Prudence Paine (@PruPaine) March 11, 2013
— T Bradley (@TBradleyNC) March 11, 2013
— Matthew Hurtt (@matthewhurtt) March 11, 2013
— Alex Amateis (@AlexAmateis) March 11, 2013
— Chad Eldred (@ChadEldred) March 11, 2013
If @GayPatriot runs for Senate, that will be the flagship race for this midterm race for conservatives. I would support him totally.
— Kevin Dupuy (@KevinYeaux) March 11, 2013
— HB (@EYA10) March 11, 2013
@GayPatriot AWESOME!!! GOOD LUCK, let your Twitter followers know what you need, please, I would be happy to help.
— Conservative Mama (@soccbballmom) March 11, 2013
I much prefer the people who want @GayPatriot in the Senate to the people who want Ashley Judd in the Senate.
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) March 11, 2013
Definitely. Plus, he’s already semi-fluent in Senatorese:
Let's just get this over with now….#BQHATEVWR
— GayPatriot™ (@GayPatriot) March 11, 2013
Just one parting question:
Where can one get @GayPatriot For Senate bumper stickers?
— Renna (@RennaW) March 11, 2013
(Editor’s note: This post has been corrected to reflect Carroll’s title at GOProud. He was, in fact, vice chairman; not vice president.)