Open marriages, tax dodging, and lord knows what else. I might actually watch this debate tonight, because it's on CNN. At least we now know that there will be one less person standing on stage. (Goodbye Rick, we hardly knew ya. And, on behalf of every fashion conscious man in America, let me just say that it will be a pleasure not having to look at your cowboy boots and suit hook up ever again.)
Rick Perry has endorsed Newt. Apparently he believes that Newt is the last true conservative left standing with a shot of winning this thing. Personally, I don't see it. Mitt will be the republican nominee who goes up against his Oness in the general election. I don't even think that it will be close. But that's just me. I could be wrong. Wingnuts tend to do strange things, and they can be unpredictable.
One thing that they are not unpredictable about is how they deal with the issue of race. We know exactly where they stand on matters of race, and I suspect that their supporters do as well.
Chauncey DeVega did a pretty good job of summing it all up:
"In South Carolina, where the Confederate flag still flies, there was Rick Perry (a neo-Secessionist that wants a Civil War 2.0 and a renewed fight for states' rights); Ron Paul (a bigot whose newsletters continue to suggest that African Americans are ravenous, craven, criminal, stupid beasts); Rick Santorum (a man fascinated by bestiality and the idea that blacks are parasites who only want to live off of white people); and Newt Gingrich who sees all African-Americans and Latinos as being on welfare and the public dole until proven otherwise. In total, these candidates are a rogues gallery where white supremacist attitudes towards non-whites is a standing rule, one only to be disputed after the fact." [More here]
Anyway, the debate is about to start. This should be fun.....
Oh Lawd! They just started and it has started already. Newt says that the "elite media" is protecting his Oness and he is "appalled" and "outraged" that CNN is choosing to start the debate by asking him about his ex doing a sit down with ABC.
Yes Newt, go on and shoot the messenger. That always works with the red meat crowd....
Did Mitt Romney just talk about changing the tax code? Ahhm, excuse me, why do you care?