Republicans In Vegas Fight For The Conch

Whether Anderson Cooper planned the mayhem or he lost control of the proceedings early on, slapped down disdainfully by the candidates, this Vegas affair showcased unleashed looniness. Proving one never knows. We were prepared for a snooze fest.

You, Dear Reader, doubtless have a favorite scuffle. Our macro take away? Romney content to let Republican primary voters draw the necessary conclusions seeing the competition. Cain did no damage to himself nor did he add energy to his trajectory. Did we miss anything?

Ralph: “Whoever holds the conch gets to speak.”

Jack: “Conch! Conch! We don’t need the conch any more. We know who ought to say things.”


  1. Sam Lowry says

    David Frum joins Mike Lofgren and others in expiating his guilt for contributing to the rightist alternate universe: David Frum: Why did the Republican Party Lose Touch with Reality? (NY Magazine)

    Probably too little too late. But it is nice to have yet another former insider come clean about the game, even though it likely won’t have any effect. He really takes on Fox and AM talk radio more than others have, which separates his piece from what others have written.

  2. DrLeoStrauss says

    Upon reflection, we liked the attempts to introduce the Iranian and Quds Force Mexican threat best.

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