Welcome to the 2012 presidential campaign.

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:

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8 thoughts on “Welcome to the 2012 presidential campaign.

  1. 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.

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