The usual gang of idiots over at MAD Magazine have come up with what I think is one of their funniest political spreads over. Hitting newsstands next week will be a "Banana Republican" catalogue and readers of my Huffington Post blog get to see it first.
If Romney succeeds, the larger question yet to be answered is whether the Republican nomination will prove to be a prize not worth having.
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It's been more exciting than a zip-line over crocodile infested streams watching the Republican Reality TV show currently playing across the nation.
The rough media consensus today is that the Republican contest is, in fact, over. Gingrich is described not so much as a serious contender for the Republican nomination as he is an impediment to Romney's need to unify the party and focus on Barack Obama.
This isn't an accident that such an empty assemblage is running to lead the Republican party. This is precisely who the GOP has been pushing to the forefront as its loudest voices for the past three years.
Unfortunately, the rhetoric heard in the Primary debates and on the House floor demonstrates that many Americans would rather take a chance on any republican candidate as long as it means that the current POTUS will be a one-term president.
If he hangs in until the bitter end, Gingrich could find his pride going before his final fall.
I recently had to attend a corporate code-of-conduct seminar. Upon exiting the seminar, I began thinking about some of the public figures who could have benefited from a class on proper on-the-job behavior.
Is there a chance there will be no clear winner by August? Is there a possibility of a brokered convention? Will the party's leaders entice Mitch Daniels, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie or Paul Ryan to come to Tampa for a chance to grab the Oval Office keys? At this point, anything's possible.
Let's go to the NAACP national convention and explain to their largely professional middle and upper middle class membership that their 'Food Stamp' President has put more (white) people on government assistance than any other president in history.
She failed to capitalize on her gender as an asset or to take advantage of key changes in voter attitudes towards women candidates. Bachmann fell prey to many of the challenges facing women's campaigns for executive office.
All this rush to brand the Tea Party as hugely relevant never caught on in the minds of the broader American public.
Today, we know a lot more about mental illness than we did forty years ago. But given the grueling and brutal demands of modern campaigning, we would be extremely unlikely to embrace a presidential candidate who acknowledged taking drugs for a psychiatric condition.
I think I speak for all Americans -- okay, for literally dozens of them -- when I say the prospect of Stephen Colbert formally entering the Republican race makes it feels a lot like the day before it's morning in America again.
Stuff Republicans Like is a gentle reminder that, however much we disparage them, our red state cousins are people too. Just like us, except perhaps a bit... well... processed.