Remember when Donald Trump spoke about the size of his penis on live television?
And Ben Carson's theory about Egyptian pyramids being built to store grain and not, you know, corpses of Pharaohs?
The Democratic candidate and former governor of Maryland Martin O’Malley also elicited some awkward groans when he said this:
Assad's biggest blunder was invading Syria.
As in, the current President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad. On invading his own country.
But in case you were at the point where you thought things just couldn't get any more ridiculous, Lindsey Graham, a senator and well known Republican, has just made a quite staggering U-turn in light of Trump's rise:
Three CNN headlines, spaced just six weeks apart:
Graham: Cruz worse than Obama
That seems fairly consistent. Graham has made it no secret that he hates Ted Cruz.
Lindsey Graham jokes about how to get away with murdering Ted Cruz
In February, two months after he quit the presidential race, he had said:
If you killed Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody would convict you.
While it was an extreme statement, again it was consistent with Graham's opinion thus far.
Lindsey Graham to fundraise for Ted Cruz’s presidential bid
In an interview with CNN, Lindsey Graham said:
I’m going to be doing a fundraiser with and for Senator Cruz I think he's the best alternative to Donald trump.
He’s a reliable Republican Conservative.
I’m trying to help raise money for Senator Cruz
And when the people of America could collectively breath once more, he hammered the point home:
I’m going to help Ted in any way I can, I’m going to raise money for him in the pro-Israel community.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio, who had previously called Cruz a liar, is also set to endorse him.
Well it tells you a lot about where we are as a party, Graham said.