Santorum’s status as the marquee social conservative wasn’t enough in South Carolina. Sanford’s diagnosis: “The economy became pre-eminent.”
Despite speculation that he might drop out after a disappointing finish in South Carolina.
Andy and Jodie Rodwell are carrying out Stephen Colbert’s master plan in South Carolina.
Colbert outshines the actual candidates at a rally with Herman Cain.
The wives of the Republican candidates fight their husbands’ battles by proxy these last few days of campaigning. Especially at tonight’s debate, where all the candidates vied for opportunities to talk about their marriages.
Asked about explosive interview with his ex-wife, Gingrich punches back at the hated media. CNN on the defensive.
In a surprise move, the former candidate did not endorse the number 9. See #bettercainendorsements on Twitter.
South Carolina business leaders find Newt “dynamic.” They’re still voting Romney.
Jesse Benton calls reports that the campaign was exploring fallback plans “asinine.”
See how a Huntsman one-liner goes over with the toughest audience in comedy.
The trololol is strong in this one. In what I can only assume is a deliberate attempt to anger the entire GOP, Newsweek’s just-released cover for its upcoming issue teases an Andrew Sullivan piece by asking why President Obama’s critics are “so dumb.” Will Republicans take the bait? Only (a very short amount of) time will tell! Also: Yes. (via SoupSoup)
A memo from 2008 McCain pollster Bill McInturff says that Ron Paul is pulling in more first-time voters than anyone else. Also: “Ron Paul is not a Republican.”
Mary Anne, Liddy, and Abby’s live Twitter coverage of the NBC News-Facebook Republican debate had little substance, but it was entertaining enough. Even better than hot water and honey.
What a difference a month makes. (via TIME)
If you plan on staying up late and watching coverage of the first-in-the-nation Republican caucus, you’re going to need this. Keep these rules and a 12-pack handy as you wade through merciless hours of punditry and spin-doctoring.
A candidate’s biggest donors say a lot about who the candidate is and where his or her campaign stands. So who is filling the GOP coffers?
Proving once again that Mitt Romney is awesome at retail politics. These are actual quotes and photos from an exchange in a Manchester diner between Romney and Bob Garon, a gay Vietnam vet who married his husband in New Hampshire.
Mitt Romney made millions with Bain Capital, and The Dark Knight Rises is poised to dominate the box office next year, therefore…
Jon Stewart tried to hijack Jon Huntsman’s Twitter Q&A by telling Daily Show fans to submit questions for Jon Hamm under the same hash tag. Here are but a few of the submissions about “Mad Men” and general dreaminess asked of the former Utah Governor and presidential hopeful.
For an attack ad, it’s actually pretty funny. The Democratic National Committee is running this in 6 battleground states, suggesting they don’t think the Newt bubble is going to prevent Romney from getting the nomination. Ew. “Newt bubble.”
What a statesman. The office of Sam Brownback saw a joking tweet by Kansas teen Emma Sullivan and promptly ran crying to her high school principal. Her school was going to force Sullivan to write a letter of apology to avoid a negative mark on her college transcripts, but she is rightfully refusing. #heblowsalot
Michele Bachmann tries to get some young, hip cred by describing the details of her Thanksgiving traditions, teaching Jimmy Fallon how to do her Minnesota accent and playing a word association game with the names of her rivals.
Insane has-been Glenn Beck endorsed a Republican presidential candidate in the most insane way possible.
In his final New Rule of the season, Bill Maher tells the GOP’s version of “A Christmas Carol.”
Oops. Intrade is the online prediction market that follows everything from stocks to box office openings to presidential candidate prospects (it’s basically online gambling). Here’s a snapshot of Rick Perry’s standing immediately after his debate meltdown.
Rick Perry at the GOP debate can’t remember his own talking points when coming up with the third department of government he would eliminate. “Oops.”—Former Presidential Candidate Rick Perry
The mounting hanky panky accusations against Herman Cain don’t seem to be dampening the GOP’s enthusiasm for him. They also boo Mitt Romney being asked about Herman Cain’s misconduct. These Republican crowds sure are vocal, what with their booing and whooping and oh my God.
High school and college yearbook photos of all the White House hopefuls. Young Biden+Young Romney+Young Perry=Hunk Sandwich. Young Cain+Young Santorum+Young Huntsman=Nerd Burger.
Cain’s finally got his very own Ben & Jerry’s flavor. Perfect for nervously shoveling into your mouth during the next, squirm-inducing press conference. Look forward to Herman’s Gropeberry Sorbet later this primary season!
For some reason, amidst all of his current troubles, Herman Cain decided to sit down for a three-part interview with Jimmy Kimmel and does not hesitate to make jokes about his sexual assault accusations. Watch parts 2 and 3 here.
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