A parade of clowns

The only interesting thing about the Republican primary process will be to see how extreme the candidates’ rhetoric will get before they get eliminated one by one and to predict who will be next to get the hook and be yanked off the stage. But of course, many of them will not see this as a humiliation. They are likely in this just to feed their egos, increase their public profile, and enhance their speaking fees. They probably see this a no-lose proposition.


The Daily Show looks at the six declared Republican candidates and thinks that three of them are already quickly headed for the exits.

Jon Stewart is particularly eager to grease the skids of one of the other candidates.

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  1. krambc says

    It seems the GOP has decided that Presidential elections are mostly performance art -- the real prize is Congress.

  2. Robert, not Bob says

    Possibly more like Zaphod Beeblebrox from the Hitchhiker’s Guide: they’re colorful, loud, and distracting. I’d bet most of them think their act really is the selection process.

  3. Hoosier X says

    Arent’ they all auditioning for a FOX News show?

    The only one who doesn’t have a chance is Ben Carson … and it’s got nothing to do with the stupid stuff he says.

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