Golly gee, is it getting to be election season already? Yes, it is, because in America “election season” is the entire 15 months, give or take 5 months, before a presidential election. Since there’s little one can do at this early juncture to really influence the outcome, it almost seems better to stick your head in the sand until at least the point where there’s a single candidate nominated and televised debates for you to scream and throw things at. That’s actually a totally okay strategy.
But if you are the kind of person who just needs to know, and who has had a vague background noise of anxiety going on for weeks because you keep hearing snippets of NPR stories about candidates you don’t really know anything about and how awful is Michele Bachmann REALLY and you sort of feel like maybe one of them might be a Scientologist? If you are that person, here is a helpful cheat sheet of the basic facts about the frontrunners, with special attention to How They Feel About Gay People.
Now, note that “frontrunners” up there – there are as of right now 15 GOP presidential candidates, and we’re only going to talk about five. They are the five that I felt were most worthwhile to discuss, mostly because they seem most likely to win a nomination. For example, they do not run a pizza chain, nor are they Jimmy McMillan (as much as I sort of think he’s hilarious and great, as does Riese sometimes) or Ron Paul (who I never want to hear another word about ever.) That said, there are other candidates who are interesting and worth reading about, even if they almost definitely won’t become President – like Gary Johnson of New Mexico, who recently lashed out at other candidates for their anti-gay views, saying:
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