None of the media wants it to be true, but this year’s Republican primaries have been a sad circus.
This candidate of the month parade, really? Still going on.
The Tea Party crazies seemingly dividing the Republican Party, ranting and raving, trying to take the country back to the 1920s. Let’s hear it for Calvin Coolidge, eh?
Exceedingly low turnout is sad too. Turned-off, tuned out normal people don’t really need this foolishness.
Obama could not have dreamed of a better set-up to his re-election. The Tea Party dominates the primary, but certainly will be overshadowed in the general election. Plan A: Obama versus Romney. Romney can’t energize the evangelicals, and they are the only ones who vote in the primary. His Mormon religion and his “I’ll be whomever you want me to be” persona cannot compete. Plan B: Obama versus Santorum: He’ll energize the base and loyal Republicans, but not independents. In the mean time, it’s right wing hype, followed by moderate actual rationality.
But would the media have it any other way?