January 2, 2012

Iowa: Is It Over Yet?

1a. Ludicrous on its face#mce_temp_url#.  1b. Maybe Newt is in it to win. 1c. Hillary okay, but don’t bring up Muskie.

2a. And the punchline is: “after three days, the Texans walked out!” 2b. This wouldn’t be about Perry’s brain freeze during that debate, would it??? 2c. If there’s any subtlety here, it’s how the hand scribble sums up Perry as Palin-in-boots.

3. I get it. There’s a time delay. Still, this snarky shot by Getty’s Scott Olson also speaks to the inflation of these candidates and the circus.

(screenshot 1: CBSillustration 2: Texas Monthly photo 3: Scott Olson/Getty Images caption: Republican presidential candidate former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) speaks at a town hall meeting as it is being broadcast on C-SPAN December 30, 2011 in Marshalltown, Iowa. The GOP presidential contenders are crisscrossing Iowa in the final stretch of campaigning before the January 3rd caucus, the first test the candidates must face before becoming the Republican presidential nominee.)

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