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December 21, 2011

How did the presidential field ever get this way?

Do you ever ask yourself, "How did things get so out of hand?" A look at the clowns who want to be president of the United States should demonstrate just how far back we are marching. Let's take a look at the hit parade. We'll take them from the most ridiculous to the most sublime.

First, there is Michelle Bachman. Are you astonished she has a tax-law degree? I am. I always expected attorneys to act a bit more lucid. Not only doesn't Michelle know her history, but it seems she can't even get her current events straight. Her most recent comment, "We have a gangsta' government." She may have a career as a rapper, but she is not going to get near the presidency.

Next is Herman Cain. Perhaps he doesn't even deserve any discussion.

Third is a certain oddity named Rick Santorum. Besides no taxes, Jesus, and outlawing abortion, he rounds out the bottom tier of least able intellectually running for president.

These three make a virtue out of stupidity, arrogance, and impolite behavior.

Next is Rick Perry. When 'godly' Rick had his prayer conference and prayed to God for rain, we ought to have known we were in for it. But, again, when people actually believe that prayer is the solution to our nation's problems, well, it's time to go home and build a bomb shelter. I keep saying our local fundamentalist contingent ought to hold a prayer conference in front of city hall and ask God for pennies from heaven to balance our budgets.

Then comes the hapless John Huntsman. He is the quintessential example of the smart man trying to act dumb in order to get votes from conservatives. Since he seems to be the only one who doesn't spend a great portion of his time bashing Barack Obama, he doesn't stand a chance.

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