Posts Tagged ‘Romney – Ryan’

Herman Cain’s Jumbo Slice of Ego

September 27, 2012

Herman Cain's Jumbo Slice of Ego

Everyone thinks that the Mitt Romney presidential campaign is toast, including former rival Herman Cain. What’s more, the Pizza King thinks he wouldn’t have been in this position:

“But Cain said he would have been doing better if he was the nominee, saying that he’d probably have a ‘substantial lead’ on President Barack Obama at this point.

‘The reason is quite simple: I have some depth to my ideas,’ he said.”

— “Cain says he’d be leading Obama if he were nominee,” Nathan Crabbe, Gainesville Sun


“Herman Cain Says He’d Ge Doing Better Than Loser Mitt Romney, Because of Deep Thoughts,” Doktor Zoom, Wonkette


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Image (“Herman Cain Presidential Campaign, with Pepperoni”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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Paul Ryan, Republican Intellectual

September 24, 2012

Paul Ryan, Repblican Intellectual

Paul Ryan is today’s leading Republican intellectual because he’s read 4 books. Well 3, actually, but he read Atlas Shrugged twice..  Alec MacGillis has a thorough examination of this in The New Republic:

“It wasn’t clear at first that he even wanted to be in D.C. Offered a position on Senator Bob Kasten’s committee right after college, Ryan took awhile to respond because he was trying to find work as a ski instructor in Colorado instead.”

“Ryan was inquisitive during his early days on the Hill, but in a way that was hard to distinguish from mere favor-currying. (He had been named the ‘biggest brown noser’ of his high school class.) He nagged [Cesar] Conda … so often with questions about supply-side economics that Conda lent him two books to keep him busy—Jude Wanniski’s The Way the World Worksand George Gilder’s Wealth and Poverty, both foundational tracts for trickle-down Reaganomics.”