WaPo recently conducted a poll in which a number of Americans were presented with a very simple question regarding the 2012 Republican Presidential candidates, which turned out to be quite funny. More than a thousand adults were asked to simply name one word that immediately came to mind regarding some of the candidates (or at least the ones that matter). Despite there being a gazillion nationally televised GOP debates (and ones that didn’t interfere with washed up celebrities doing stuff), those who were polled couldn’t name a single substantive thing about Romney short of his freak religion. But when it came to Rick Perry, the poll went from being semi-amusing to spontaneous hilarity combustion.
Here’s the breakdown of the poll:
That’s not to say anyone was expecting ”bright” and “articulate” from a guy who thinks the American Revolution occurred in the 1500s, or from a man who’s there to make Bush look smart.
The most amusing thing about the poll, however, had to do with the people’s feelings toward the republican candidates.
That’s right–the winner of the poll is “no opinion”. One can only wonder how many more televised nightmarish contests to see who hates gays, women, the middle class, the unemployed, non-christians, and the poor the most before Americans start figuring out who exactly is trying to
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