Wow, the Rebublican race for the presidency is offering up some fine political theater these days! It would be hilarious if it wasn't so frightening. Truly. But it is frightening. Because the more audacious and ridiculous they are, the more successful they seem to be.
Take Herman Cain for instance. This weekend, he held quite the press conference. Rolling out his wife for only the 2nd time during his campaign, he announced that he was suspending his campaign amid allegations of a 13 year affair and countless sexual harrassment claims. His press conference was completely ridiculous. Rolling in on a wrapped bus, climbing off the bus with his wife as the crowd yelled her name repeatedly (GLOW-REE-YA! GLOW-REE-YA!). Of course now it looks like he is going to be launching his own political action group. Anything to sell more books, build the brand, make more money. I'm sure that was his intention all along. I mean, if Sarah Palin can do it, why can't he, right? RIGHT! It's all about things being "spinned" in the media. If you saw the press conference, you'll get that last reference.
Anyway, then it's come to light that Herman Cain is now endorsing Newt Gingrich. Which will of course swing all those bat shit crazy Tea Partiers towards Newt Gingrich.
Newt Gingrich met with that doucebag Donald Trump today. They are evidently forging some partnership to put kids in the innercity to work. I hope that what they have planned doesn't turn out to be as child-slave-labor-ish as it sounds. But I digress. Newt Gingrich is also the only candidate who has agreed to participate in the debate that Donald Trump is planning to host. First of all, it's kind of sick how these folks are turning the run for the presidency into a reality TV show. Secondly, does everyone have amnesia about Newt Gingrich?!?! Mitt Romney must be pissed that he, who by basic "moral" standards (high up in his church, never been divorced), should be blowing Newt away among the social conservatives. Instead, Newt Gingrich with his questionable morals (has had several marriages that were ended because of affairs he was having, while he at the same railing against adultary), is leading the pack. Irony.
We still have almost a year before the elections. We have the conventions and the determination of the actual Republi-CON who will be running against Obama. So many debates, so many caucauses, so many campaign commercials. Lots of "theater" still to come. ...and I have to be honest, I'm gonna eat it all up. I can't help myself. I like the drama. But when it's all said and done, it really feels like the race for the presidency has become little more than, well, theater.
Here's hoping that Obama wins again and proves me wrong...(please god. please?)