When it comes to Joni “Make ‘em squeal” Ernst or Steve King it’s clown shoes all day, every day. Recently, the conversation in Iowa has turned away from our homegrown whack-a-doos and focused on the nutcase circus that will be the Republican caucus.
The big news is obviously the most non-news item of the weekend. Hillary Clinton made it official and announced that she is running for the Democratic nomination to be President of the United States. Now, if you thought the right wing was sharpening its knives as crazies like Ted Cruz and Rand Paul announced their candidacies just wait until they wake up from the Masters induced comas to realize what has happened. Donald Trump just stopped mid-coif adjustment to do a spit take on his surely golden mirrors. Rush Limbaugh has not been this excited since that pharmacy did a two for one Oxycontin special:
Bill O’Oreilly is probably angry that he cannot be a misogynistic toad all year:
Sean Hannity just messed himself realizing how easy it was going to be lathering up his loyal viewers with Hilary red meat.
The problem for the right wing is that she represents one of the most formidable candidates that could enter the field. Initial polling has her with huge leads over any likely challenger from the Democratic Party. Furthermore, she has leads over any of the hypothetical challengers from the Republican Party.
And the Republicans are countering with announced candidates like Rand Paul or expected candidates like Florida love buddies Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio. You can try and polish these candidates conservative bona fides into general election gravitas but it will fail because the primary season will force them into ideological dead ends that do nothing for a national race. Good luck with that boys.