The Republican presidential candidates head into the final stretch for the Florida primary with Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich bringing out the big guns: Sarah Palin. Palin’s gone on the offensive for Gingrich, accusing the Republican establishment of “crucifying” Gingrich. Because that is exactly what Gingrich needs, another grifter to enable his Jesus complex.
Palin was out and about helping Gingrich fend off attacks from Jon Voight and Arizona Sen. John McCain. Seriously. If you needed any more indication that the race on the right is a joke with all the grown-ups on the right waiting for 2016 to jump in consider that it is Jon Voight and Sarah Palin slinging political mud.
Not to be kept out of the party, former Godfather’s pizza CEO and political punchline Herman Cain endorsed Newt Gingrich. It’s not clear how a Cain endorsement helps Gingrich. The supporters that Cain did manage to whip up before “suspending” his campaign after claims of sexual harassment and assault surfaced would naturally move to a Gingrich candidacy. After all, both men are serial woman-abusing, ethically challenged and view a presidential run as a stepping stone to higher speaking fees. The cynicism in this endorsement is thick.
Oh, and In case you were wondering, Rep. Ron Paul (TX) isn’t planning on going anywhere soon.
After she was done waggling her finger in the President’s face, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) announced an April 17th primary followed by a June 12 general election to replace the recently retired and much classier Rep. Gabby Giffords (D).
St. Louis, Missouri did the right thing and hosted a historic welcome home parade for Iraq Veterans. Good work, St. Louis. It would be great to see other cities around this country follow this lead. It would be even better to see Republicans push for military support in the form of adequate veterans spending rather than just push for militarization.
Maybe CNN can ask the candidates about that at the next debate.
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