Crikey Says

Aug 15, 2011

Groundhog Day

A permanent campaign is no way to run a country. Exhibit 1 -- the United States of America.

So it’s August 2011 and, courtesy of the Iowa straw poll (chief products: a significant boost to the Ames, Iowa economy and a prediction accuracy rate of 40%) we have the first official withdrawal of the campaign, that of the once-well regarded Tim Pawlenty. Plainly he figured given the victory of the bizarre Michele Bachmann over libertarian Ron Paul, with Mitt Romney coming third, Rick Perry announcing his entry and Sarah Palin yet to start wreaking whatever havoc she will inevitably inflict on her party, left no room for him.


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2 thoughts on “Groundhog Day

  1. zut alors

    The cost of election campaigns for the presidential candidates is exorbitant and morally outrageous. One day it will be so expensive that no one will be able to aspire to being president – apart from billionaires.

  2. CML

    And that is exactly what rAbbbott is trying to achieve here. Brainwash the public on a permanent basis while in opposition, so the government doesn’t get any clear air. Those who swallow this tripe will be in for a rude awakening after the next election. Be careful what you wish for.

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