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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Who The Hell Is The Frontrunner?

I know we're a long way from even beginning to winnow the field for the GOP nomination, but there isn't anyone we can plausibly call a frontrunner.  It's obvious that HRC is the Democratic frontrunner.  At this point in 2008, we had her and Rudy Giuliani as frontrunners.  In 2012, it was Mittens.

But right now, it's just a ridiculous free for all.

Jeb "JEB!" Bush has faltered badly on basic political competency and may have already lost the critical "Fox Primary."  Rick "Don't Google Me" Santorum should have the claim as "runner-up from before."  But he's mired in the single digits.  Rand Paul is simply too much of an apostate.

I kind of thought Scott Walker was going to sneak in based on his unoffensiveness to the base.  He hates unions and science and government, so they can ignore his basic charisma deficiency.

Now it turns out he has a major corruption scandal brewing.  This is completely unsurprising, as Walker's entire political career is based on renting out government to private enterprise.  Walker is one of many exhibits of the fundamental dysfunction at the heart of conservative political philosophy.  But outright corruption could be a deal breaker.  It's already sunk the Outlaw Jersey Whale.

OK, Marco Rubio... It's your turn in the spotlight.  The hot, hot spotlight.

Don't forget your water.

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