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“Who’s Next: Newt?”

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Republicans’ struggle to find a credible presidential candidate.

I began writing this article several weeks ago when charges of sexual harassment threatened the Cain candidacy and his numbers began to slide. Cain’s campaign was imploding but I got distracted by other, more serious issues.

And even though it was intended to continue the spoof of the Republican presidential field that began with “Is That All You’ve Got?,” I never imagined that Gingrich would be the next to rise to the top.

But — in this strange right-wing political world — he has!

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“Perry Fiddles While Paris Burns”

This article was posted on The Huffington Post on Thursday. To read it on HuffPost click on the link here

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Rick Perry denies climate change on the campaign stump.

As Paris, Texas burns this summer under a punishing and unrelenting solar onslaught, Texas Governor, Rick Perry, declares that climate change, or global warming as he still calls it, is a myth perpetuated by climate scientists who manipulate data to receive more money for their research.

Record temperatures and record drought in the northern third of Texas, combined with disastrous fires consuming the southern third, are costing the state billions of dollars but do nothing to dissuade the Governor from his far right-wing position on climate.

Perry, citing contrarian scientists, dismisses the fact that 98 of 100 scientists believe accelerating climate change is the product of man.

Or is this strictly the hand of God?

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“Who’s Next: The Cowboy or the Thug?”

It’s not a very impressive Republican field for President for 2012.

Even Republicans are less than enamored by the current slate of candidates hopeful of becoming President.

And for good reason. Though things have changed, they’ve remained the same since I wrote the first article in the “Is That All You’ve Got?” Series.

Front runner, Mitt Romney, the apparent heir to the nomination in normal Republican politics, struggles to retain 30% even with this weak field.

There have been over 20 Republican presidential aspirant’s. Over half have either fallen off or declined to run. It has become a comedy of sorts and those remaining are doing stand-up.

But there is still hope among Republican powerbrokers. Several factions of the party have been actively courting two rising GOP stars trying to get them to throw their proverbial hats into the ring.

So, who’s next?

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