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Welcome to the 2012 presidential campaign.

September 14th, 2011 by Steven Gardner

This week I got a thrill down my leg watching the CNN/Tea Party Express Republican presidential candidate debate. I only watched the first hour, which means I missed some of the more interesting moments. Nonetheless, I got a charge I hadn’t expected. I really thought that after 2008 and 2010 I was still pretty exhausted by presidential elections.

Not so, it turns out. The season keeps getting earlier and earlier so the process does run the risk of running out of gas even before Iowa. If enough candidates dropped out based on polling numbers, we could have all but one candidate from each party out of the running by January, with primaries and caucuses being nothing more than wastes of your campaign donations.

Still, I enjoyed Monday’s debate, and it got me excited for 2012. Someday I’ll admit regretting that statement, but for now I’m still psyched.

If nothing else, it gives us a chance to laugh at things like this:

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Indecision 1776 – Ye Cobblestone Road to the White House – Tough Tea Party Crowd
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8 Responses to “Welcome to the 2012 presidential campaign.”

  1. Sharon O'Hara Says:

    Aw geeze. I thought you were serious until I watched and realized you’re high on CNN’s jerky turkeys.

  2. Steven Gardner Says:

    I WAS serious. I got excited!

  3. Sharon O'Hara Says:

    You didn’t throw up did you?

  4. Steven Gardner Says:

    No, I watched less than an hour of it, so maybe that’s why I escaped without hurling.


  5. Colleen Smidt Says:

    I am a conservative and even I was pretty sad that this was supposedly the best the Republican Party has to offer. I just kept watching most of it. Like a bad train wreck you can’t turn away from. Every time Michelle Bachman opened her mouth, I yelled at the TV. For now I am going to stick to monitoring local races. The National level is just way too depressing on both sides, and don’t get me started on congress. All I can think is that we are screwed.

  6. Sharon O'Hara Says:

    “…we are screwed.”
    Not yet.

  7. Sharon O'Hara Says:

    CNN can make almost anything look bad…

  8. Mick Sheldon Says:

    Well we do have a history of ordinary people rising to the occassion . Lets hope we continue that history.

    Real soon though.,.

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