Campaign Trail ‘n’ Errors (GOP Seven Dwarfs Edition)

Early-cycle presidential candidates are like a box of chocolates: You make a little puncture to see what’s inside, then put them back.

Welcome to the 2012 Republican presidential primary field, which makes the legendary Democratic seven dwarfs (1988 version here, 2008 version here) look like Shaquille O’Neal.

Call the GOP Seven Dwarfs roll: Haley Barbour (R-Good Ol’ Boy), Rick Santorum (R-Please Don’t Google My Last Name), Tim Pawlenty (R-TPaw), Michele Bachmann (R-Mama Grizzly), Donald Trump (R-Trump This), Newt Gingrich (R-Hey! Here’s Another Idea!), Mitt Romney (R-We Don’t Need No Stinking Tie).

No wonder 65% of Republicans in this Fox News poll are “unimpressed” with the current GOP presidential field (via Talking Points Memo).

But wait! Here comes one more: Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson.

Gary Who?

Via ABC News’ The Note:

With many potential GOP candidates taking pains to keep themselves out of the presidential race — at least for now — here’s one who’s all in: former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson.

Skipping the presidential exploratory phase, Johnson announced in New Hampshire on Thursday that was launching a long-shot White House bid because, as he put it, the country is “a mess.”

“Today’s mess didn’t just happen,” Johnson said. “We elected it — one senator, member of Congress and president at a time. Our leaders in Washington, DC, have ‘led’ America to record unemployment, a devalued currency, banking scandals, the mortgage crisis, drug crisis, economic crisis, loss of our nation’s industrial might — and a long list of other reminders our nation is way off course.”

Looks like the GOP hopefuls are even more off course.

All due respect, of course.

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2 Responses to Campaign Trail ‘n’ Errors (GOP Seven Dwarfs Edition)

  1. Steve Stein says:

    This guy sounds more sound and sane than any of the Republican hopefuls so far.
    Which means he doesn’t stand a chance.

  2. Pingback: Campaign Trail ‘n’ Errors (GOP Umpteen Dwarfs Edition) | Campaign Outsider

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