What a difference a month makes. (via TIME)
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.
The late Kit Gingrich was pretty awesome.
Watch a pissed off Ron Paul talk about legalizing drugs on the greatest daytime talk show in the history of America.
Remind me why the media thinks that focusing on the electoral impulses of Iowa Republicans at this stage in the contest is somehow good for the country.
Shocking stuff here, folks.
Wait for it. (via motherjones.tumblr.com)
Well, the GOP primary race does resemble a trashy reality TV show…
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.
A big deal conservative endorsement in New Hampshire went to Newt Gingrich instead of Mitt Romney because the endorser said Mitt was too one percent-y. Endorser guy doesn’t bother wasting time explaining why Newt better represents the 99%, because HELLO, obvious.
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.
The absent minded governor calls Obama “pathetic” after forgoing the use of the word “is” at :05. And this is a scripted campaign ad, not a live debate flub.
Insane has-been Glenn Beck endorsed a Republican presidential candidate in the most insane way possible.
You might be surprised by the stuff that is occupying Herman Cain’s mind instead of a solid grasp of U.S. foreign policy.
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.
Mitt’s use of the word “we” and his humble plaid shirt almost made me forget he’s worth $250 million.
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. Watch Video ›
This story just got much creepier and much more serious. Sharon Bialek just held a press conference in which she accused Herman Cain of reaching for her genitals and trying to force her head into his crotch. Here’s the portion where she recounts the (alleged) ugly encounter, which rises well above sexual harassment and into the realm of sexual assault.