Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is apparently limbering up for his presidential race by testing the waters in an only slightly less contentious two-party system: iPhone versus Android. The hawkish 60-year-old legislator (who sits on the Appropriations, Armed Services, Budget, and Judiciary Committees) is "probably getting a new phone," now that fellow presidential candidate Donald Trump has given out his private number as part of the escalating rivalry between them. And he's looking for suggestions from the true demos: random internet strangers. We'd like to oblige him.
Probably getting a new phone. iPhone or Android?— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) July 21, 2015
Graham is famously not a big email user, so Google's seamless Gmail integration may not be a major selling point here. And yes, it's really a new number that he needs. But otherwise, there are a lot of variables to consider. So far, Twitter has offered him some very earnest iPhone and Nexus 6 recommendations, a lot of jokes about rotary phones, and "Whatever as long as it ain't a [sic] Obamaphone!!!!" (This is correct. Senator Graham, please do not use the Universal Service Fund to get a non-iPhone, non-Android phone meant for low-income Americans.)
For you third-party voters: yes, people have recommended Windows Phone. No, he's probably not buying one.