The Republican race --- if, indeed, there actually is still much of a race --- has entered a mudslinging phase. This excellent article (link here) from The Los Angeles Times gives an overview of the current contest. Of course, over the weekend, America stopped caring about politics because of the NFL playoffs; expect more interesting media coverage (here and elsewhere) in the next few days. We might be in the middle of a campaign to decide who will become the most powerful man in the world (without Bachmann, we are now assured of a male president) --- but, seriously, that Tim Tebow guy is pretty exciting to watch (love him or hate him).
--- Stag Staff
ps. Tim Tebow could definitely teach some of the Republican candidates about staying "on message." After their exciting victory, he said:
“When I saw him scoring, first of all, I just thought, `Thank you, Lord,”‘ Tebow said. “Then, I was running pretty fast, chasing him — Like I can catch up to D.T! Then I just jumped into the stands, first time I’ve done that. That was fun. Then, got on a knee and thanked the Lord again and tried to celebrate with my teammates and the fans.”
He did not say: "Hahahahahaha, suckers. To all of you people who thought we wouldn't win, I just cost you a lot of money in Vegas. Hahahahaha."
The Washington Post, June 10th, 2011:
"Gingrich's early performance validated Republican doubts that a man who had spent his career as a partisan bomb-thrower could have the tight discipline required of a credible presidential candidate."
Karen Tumulty & Chris Cillizza, pp. A01.
The Los Angeles Times, January 9th, 2012:
Former Speaker Gingrich... throws some bombs.
--- Stag Staff