ComPost: GOP 2012


Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 02/01/2012

The too-quotable Mitt Romney and the very poor

He should at least be concerned about the very poor quotes.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:20 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Romney, GOP 2012

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 01/25/2012

A history of the world, by Newt Gingrich

A historical timeline and a Venn diagram

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:00 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 01/24/2012

Mitt Romney self-deports

Stop doing this to yourself, Mitt.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:36 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, GOP 2012

Posted at 11:07 PM ET, 01/21/2012

Gingrich win, or how to secede in South Carolina without really trying

What Massachusetts moderate?

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:07 PM ET, 01/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Newt Gingrich

Posted at 12:07 AM ET, 01/20/2012

Grandiose Gingrich and Mitt Romney’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad debate

Starring Grandiose Gingrich.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:07 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, wow

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 01/17/2012

The GOP South Carolina debate versus ‘Downton Abbey’

I know which I‘d rather watch.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:12 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Downton

Posted at 07:11 AM ET, 01/16/2012

What next for the Huntsman voter?

Not voting for Romney, probably.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:11 AM ET, 01/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Jon Huntsman, Mitt Romney

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 01/12/2012

Is Ron Paul right?

It’s a two-man race.

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:24 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ron Paul, GOP 2012

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Goodbye, Bill Daley; Christie goes down; Todd Palin endorses

I hear Chicago is lovely this time of year.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:17 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Barack Obama, in other news

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 01/09/2012

In New Hampshire, the race for last

Remember the Alamo? Perry doesn’t.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:48 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Rick Perry

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 01/08/2012

The contraception debate — or 6 Republican candidates give us ‘The Talk’

One word: yeeegh.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:55 PM ET, 01/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, oy

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/07/2012

Ron Paul supporters and that awful Huntsman attack ad

Stop doing this, whoever you are.

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ron Paul, GOP 2012, oy

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 01/05/2012

One thousand words’ worth of reasons to keep Perry in the race

The last joke candidate left.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:39 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Perry, wow

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Rick Santorum, the morning after

What just happened?

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:56 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Santorum, Legends of the Caucus, GOP 2012

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Mitt Romney’s not-so-super eight

How hard is it to get more than eight people to want you?

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:18 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Legends of the Caucus

Posted at 12:15 AM ET, 01/04/2012

The best argument against the Iowa caucus — the Iowa caucus results

I love you, Iowa caucus, but this is ridiculous.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:15 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Legends of the Caucus, GOP 2012

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Michele Bachmann in Iowa — living on a prayer

Let go and let God.

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:09 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michele Bachmann, Legends of the Caucus, GOP 2012

Posted at 09:13 PM ET, 01/02/2012

Rick Perry’s Perry, Iowa Rally -- most patriotic event ever, or most patriotic event of all time?

Just add eagles.

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:13 PM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Perry, GOP 2012, Legends of the Caucus

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 01/02/2012

The Duggars, and a vacuum, join the Santorum party

The Republican field abhors a vacuum.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:31 PM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Santorum, Legends of the Caucus, GOP 2012

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 01/01/2012

Mitt Romney loses Iowans to cheese balls

Not Romney is out in force in Iowa.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:26 PM ET, 01/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, GOP 2012, Legends of the Caucus

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/20/2011

Ron Paul, the Betty White of GOP politics?

The Betty White of Republican politics.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Ron Paul

Posted at 01:12 AM ET, 12/16/2011

Tim Tebow, Ron Paul, and the GOP debate’s quirky neighbors

We’ll miss you, Uncle Ron.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:12 AM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Newt Gingrich’s secret passion — revealed in the Union Leader

He talks about himself — anonymously.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:47 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Newt Gingrich, I mean 'Not Newt Gingrich', GOP 2012

Posted at 12:51 AM ET, 12/11/2011

Indulgence, invention, infidelity — the Newt Romney debate

Indulgence, invention, infidelity.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:51 AM ET, 12/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Donald Trump’s Newsmax debate — Rick Santorum’s dream

Just a small circus for Gingrich and Santorum

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:52 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Donald Trump, Santorum

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Mitt Romney in Iowa — the Coriolanus problem

Truckling in the marketplace.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:03 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Coriolanus, Mitt Romney, oy

Posted at 08:14 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Rick Perry’s ‘Strong’ ad -- Obama hates Christmas

The whole Christmas season.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:14 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Rick Perry, oy

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Jon Huntsman’s climate flop?

Maybe the meaning of “change” changed

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:55 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Huntsman, science?

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Gingrich? Romney? Where are Cain supporters headed?

A handy chart

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:45 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Herman Cain, Noooo

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Donald Trump moderates the Newsmax GOP debate we deserve

I’m with Stupid logic

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:19 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Donald Trump, GOP 2012, oy

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Michele Bachmann gets things straight on gay marriage

Gay marriage has been possible all along

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:31 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michele Bachmann, oy, GOP 2012

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Mitt Romney’s 2008 Groundhog Day

This may happen every four years, forever.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:48 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Mitt Romney, Surely This Is Hell

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Rick Perry: Courting the drunk vote?

In this light, everything he does makes perfect sense

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:54 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Perry, GOP 2012

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Herman Cain reassessing his candidacy

This is an emergency!

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:28 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Herman Cain, GOP 2012, Nooo

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 11/15/2011

Newt Gingrich, the perfect candidate — except for one thing

There’s just one small problem.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:50 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Newt Gingrich, GOP 2012

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 11/07/2011

The most important part of Sharon Bialek’s story

Herman Cain upgrades

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:16 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, oy, herman cain

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 11/04/2011

The proctological primaries

More information than you required

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:51 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, GOP 2012

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Herman Cain’s faulty memory

At least he’s happy!

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:25 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Herman Cain, GOP 2012, oy

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 11/01/2011

Sing it, Herman Cain!

He looked beyond my faults.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:30 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Herman Cain

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Rick Perry, drunk? No! Get me some of Rick Perry’s passion!

Or Steve Tyler’s sobriety.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:41 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Perry, GOP 2012

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Herman Cain’s sexual harassment scandal that wasn’t

“Have YOU ever been accused of sexual harassment?”

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:51 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Herman Cain

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Mitt Romney flops on climate change

Says we don’t know what causes it

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:45 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, GOP 2012

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Herman Cain’s ‘Vote For the Worst’ surge

Vote for the worst?

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:30 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Herman Cain, GOP 2012

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 10/27/2011

If Rick Perry can’t stand the debate heat, he should stay in the kitchen

Don’t pull out just yet.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:35 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Perry, GOP 2012

Posted at 08:32 PM ET, 10/25/2011

Herman Cain’s ad — so wrong it’s right

This is the greatest thing of all time.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:32 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Herman Cain, GOP 2012, YES

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 10/19/2011

Mitt Romney’s wrong right answer on religion

He was exactly right, and it might hurt.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:10 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, GOP 2012, religion

Posted at 11:03 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Vegas, Baby! GOP Debate as Reality TV

The race goes to the loudest

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:03 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Vegas, reality tv

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Whose GOP debate is it anyway? Las Vegas edition

Hey, it’s Anderson Cooper!

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:22 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, oy, debates

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 10/14/2011

It’s not easy being the Inevitable Mitt Romney

Death. Taxes. Mitt Romney.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:21 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Mitt Romney

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 10/12/2011

After the Republican debate, how will the 99 percent vote?

The same way 99 percent of the people do anything.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:40 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Occupy Wall Street, GOP 2012, Obama

Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Of course Rick Perry won’t disavow Jeffress’s Romney cult comments

Amazingly, we do care about this.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:44 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, religion, GOP 2012

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 10/11/2011

The real problem with Herman Cain

The mustached rider.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:21 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Herman Cain, GOP 2012, mustaches

Posted at 07:40 PM ET, 10/10/2011

Romney vs. Romney — Perry’s new ad and the magic of editing

Some judicious editing does the trick.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:40 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Perry, GOP 2012

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Lawrence O’ Donnell and Herman Cain — missed opportunities

Where do you go from here?

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:17 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Herman Cain, oy

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Rick Perry’s $17 million: A good deal to keep the show going

Now we’re just haggling on price

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:53 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Perry, GOP 2012

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 10/04/2011

Chris Christie not running! And other not-breaking news

This is news now?

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:35 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Christie, GOP 2012, oy

Posted at 08:54 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Chris Christie’s weight, the elephant in the room

Perhaps we’ll get a presidential candidate who looks like us

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:54 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, GOP 2012, oy

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Rick Perry’s ranch dressing down

What’s in a name?

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:02 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Perry, GOP 2012, oy

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Herman ‘Herb’ Cain — the GOP’s Miss Congeniality

Sarah Palin hits it on the nose.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:45 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Herman Cain

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Super-Christie’s wait gain

The Republicans’ latest candidate-in-waiting.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:07 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, Godot, GOP 2012

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 09/27/2011

This dog won’t hunt — Huntsman’s two percent problem

The two percent problem

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:32 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Huntsman, GOP 2012

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 09/23/2011

Gary Johnson and those shovel-ready dogs

If there’s one thing we love as a nation, it is scatological humor

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:46 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Shovel-Ready, GOP 2012

Posted at 12:24 AM ET, 09/23/2011

Word clouds and dog piles — Rick Perry at the FOX News Google debate

Also, Mitt Romney knows reasons you should not elect him.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:24 AM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Perry, GOP 2012, shovelready

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Why the GOP 2012 debates need to stop

Even the Fox News/Google debate.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:25 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, debates, better ideas

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Rick Perry’s ‘President Zero’ apocalypse ad

It’s the “2012” movie trailer, but more alarmist.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:42 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  apocalypse, Rick Perry, GOP 2012, Barack Obama

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Basilisks, Ron Paul and the quest for the Generic Republican

What the doctor ordered

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:02 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Generic Republican, GOP 2012

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 09/16/2011

God only knows! Rick Perry the divine vessel.

At least that’s Rick Perry’s line.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:03 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Perry, GOP 2012, oy

Posted at 11:24 PM ET, 09/12/2011

Perry’s not-so-innocuous inoculation at the Tea Party HPV debate

The Tea Party’s HPV debate

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:24 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Rick Perry

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 09/12/2011

Before the Florida Tea Party debate, a GOP 2012 hair preview

Er, make that “A Florida Debate Preview.”

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:37 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, oy, frivolous, GOP hair

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 09/12/2011

What’s so electable about Rick Perry?

The GOP’s bottom-line calculations.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:50 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, GOP 2012

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 09/12/2011

Pawlenty endorses Romney — no more Mr. Nice Guy

Guess he will be mowing part of that lawn.

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:54 AM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012

Posted at 11:28 PM ET, 09/07/2011

Perry-Romney debate, er, Reagan seance, er, Reagan debate— a great success!

I enjoyed the first monthly Romney-Perry debate with a side of Huntsman!

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:28 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Reagan Debate, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 09/07/2011

Can Rick Perry debate? Does Santorum still exist?

And other things to watch in the GOP debate.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:14 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, GOP 2012

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 09/06/2011

Brokeback Palin

We’re gonna quit her for real this time.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:00 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sarah Palin, GOP 2012, Brokeback Palin

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 09/06/2011

Who beats Obama and the Republicans? The Neither Party

Good news for one group in Washington Post-ABC News poll

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:24 AM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Neither Party, GOP 2012, Obama

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 08/24/2011

So you’ve been asked a question about science but you want to be the nominee...

What’s next, for GOP presidential candidates and the rest of us

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:22 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  science, handy charts, GOP 2012, rick perry

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 08/23/2011

The candidate the GOP really needs

Customization nation run amuck

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:14 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, oops, Mitt Romney

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 08/19/2011

The end of nice — from Kathy Griffin to Rick Perry, the means have it

From Kathy Griffin to Rick Perry, the means are taking over.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:02 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kids these days, GOP 2012, oy

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 08/16/2011

What about Ron Paul?

Jon Stewart isn’t the only one who sees him.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:06 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ron Paul, GOP 2012

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 08/15/2011

T-Pain — what the end of the road for Pawlenty means

Tortoise? Camel? It’s over.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:39 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pawlenty, GOP 2012, so long

Posted at 12:33 AM ET, 08/12/2011

Ames GOP 2012 Debate winners (Pawlenty) and losers (Bachmann) and Mickey Mouse

Minnesota Mean versus Mickey Mouse questions.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:33 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, debate, good fun

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Mitt Romney’s Christmas Tree politics on the debt deal

Too far left! Too far right!

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:40 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Romney, GOP 2012, debt ceiling

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 07/21/2011

GOP 2012 Twitter debate was a joke.

And the punchline was everyone involved.

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:00 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, oops, Twitter

Posted at 08:09 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Dumb, dull or crazy — the Bachmann problem

How do you solve a problem like Ms. Bachmann?

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:09 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Michele Bachmann

Posted at 08:17 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Herman Cain’s gospel album — and other GOP 2012 releases

Please, please let Michele Bachmann have a rap LP.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:17 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Herman Cain gospel, GOP 2012

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 06/14/2011

Michele Bachmann, the GOP debate and the SNL Palin factor

Room for parody?

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:40 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bachmann, GOP 2012, SNL

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 06/09/2011

Newt Gingrich’s William Henry Harrison candidacy

Why Newt is the William Henry Harrison of presidential candidates.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:10 PM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Newt Gingrich, GOP 2012, William Henry Harrison

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 06/03/2011

Mitt Romney, accept it: You’re America’s Awkward Stepdad

Stop trying to be cool, we beg you.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:30 PM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, GOP 2012, kids these days

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Mitt Romney’s pizza prank fail

Or just a nice gesture?

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:59 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fail, Mitt Romney, GOP 2012

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 05/27/2011

‘Sarah Palin: Undefeated’ — the unauthorized Palin 2012 movie script

A parody of a self-parody.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:25 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sarah Palin, GOP 2012, Sarah Palin movie

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 05/23/2011

Tim Pawlenty versus the teleprompter

Speeches, talks and sharing time.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:00 PM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Pawlenty, Obama

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 05/18/2011

Newt ‘Murphy’s Law’ Gingrich and the glitter shower

Adding glitter to injury.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:08 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Newt, glitter

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 05/05/2011

The Cinco de Mayo GOP 2012 debate, and other sedatives

If I’m bored, then — you’re boring?

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:36 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, GOP 2012 debate