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Single people are people too

Is America ready for a single president?

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is running for president. He's also never been married. And that's become something of a "thing," perhaps most notoriously and least thoughtfully summed up by Sen. Mark Kirk's declaration this week that Graham is a "bro with no ho."

An unmarried president would certainly be a rarity, but not unprecedented. Not since James Buchanan, America's 15th president, left office in 1861 did a commander-in-chief complete his time in the White House without ever having a wife. (Grover Cleveland also lived the single life as president, but later married while in office.)

Graham, for one, thinks America is ready for another bachelor-in-chief. From his interview with Politico:

"At the end of the day, there's nothing wrong about not being married. Having a marriage and a good family and children is a blessing. But I don't think I'm a defective person by any means."

He added: "I don’t think there's anything in the Constitution that says single people need not apply for president. And if it bothers some people, then they won't vote for me. I offer what I offer." [Politico]

Read the rest (including John McCain's commentary on the many "attractive women" Graham has dated) over at Politico.