Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Linddsey Graham (R-SC) both discussed the 2012 GOP primary with Roll Call on Tuesday.
“New Hampshire voters are really going to make up their mind in the last two weeks. I saw it in my primary,” Ayotte said. “I do reflect on my own primary, because I was the frontrunner throughout, and the last two weeks things really narrowed in my race. By no means, even though I think Gov. Romney is the frontrunner right now, is this race over.”
Graham agreed with his colleague from New Hampshire, and added that his state’s primary remains “wide open” as well. Graham added that he was thinking about declining to endorse a candidate, as fellow South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint ® has.
The pair of senators said that Cain would continue to face scrutiny, not only for the old sexual harassment allegations but for his policy positions.
“He’s going to have to convince people that he’s conversant in foreign policy and knows the world well enough to be commander in chief,” Graham said.