Apparently last night's Iowa caucuses were one big showing of The Crazy. Mitt Romney eked out a win, a slim win (a difference of 8 votes!) over Rick Santorum, who "surged" ahead in the polls this past week. Oh, and Michelle Bachmann, after finishing in last place, has decided to drop out of the race:
I for one, who admittedly has paid no attention to the GOP race, was rooting for—and am still rooting for—Rick Santorum...simply because I like saying "Santorum Surge." Really...RILLLLY...what sodomite doesn't want the pleasure of saying "Santorum Surge" over the next ten months?
Even Jon Stewart is fascinated by this SURGE:
Rachel Maddow and her team of political analysts also dissected the potential rumblings of a GOP surge last night on her program:
Kate Kendall, the Executive Director of the NCLR, offered her astute, and somewhat somber, reflections on the events:
"In the repellent race to the bottom (no pun intended) it should be no surprise that Santorum did so well in the Iowa caucuses. Mitt Romney is in a major stall, and in a field of class clowns Rick Santorum stands out as particularly cartoonish. The two pieces of good news are this: first, Romney’s chilly relationship with voters is not likely to thaw anytime soon, meaning that that the disarray and fumbling will continue for many months to come, to the great benefit of President Obama; second, Santorum won with just over 30K votes, which is about one third of the crowd at the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair. Santorum’s win is not a referendum on who he is as a man (inhumane and ignorant), or who he is as a candidate (pandering and mean). It is simply the gasping statement of a thankfully dying breed of Americans—those who fear, loathe or hate anyone different from themselves, who mistrust or reject the idea that government can and should be a force for good, and who detest even the slightest exposure to information or ideas that challenge their world view."
What are your thoughts about last night's developments?