The election is over and it is really almost already old news, but I am still scratching my head trying to figure out how the Republican Party came up with such a cast of goofy characters to run for their presidential candidate, finally having to settle on someone who was maybe not so goofy, but someone they could not fully support and who just did not energize the Republican electorate.
But how goofy was that cast of characters? I think the Chris Matthews Hardball Show today pretty well summed it up with a video montage:
One of the best parts was Texas Governor Rick Perry going brain dead trying to remember one of the many government agencies he thought it so crucial to disband, and really better yet, Herman Cain getting mixed up and straining his brain on what Libya is all about (and probably where it is) and which stock answer he is supposed to give for which subject. After a long silence and then an attempt: no that is the wrong one.
And I don’t even want to go there when it comes to not a presidential candidate but another Republican politician Mitt Romney supported who supports the outcome of rape as what God intended. Romney did, thankfully, reject the view of another who talked of “legitimate rape” and an heretofore unknown medical theory that the female body will reject the product of said “legitimate rape”.
And the Republicans can’t figure out why they lost.
I’m having a hard time getting a direct link to the video, but I think if you call up Hardball and click onto Side Show on the left margin and then click onto Herman Cain’s photo, it will play after a brief introduction by Matthews: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036697/