October 21, 2011

Horse Race Politics

Slate has a terrific animated graphic of the horse race for the Republican presidential nomination. Each candidate is represented by a horse, racing through the past year of months, gaining and losing position as his or her poll numbers rise and fall.

Slick. Give it a look.

And a picture is worth a thousand sound bites: this is Romney's race to lose. He's been the most consistent leader in the polls and only improves his debate and campaign style as the months roll along. He'd be a formidable opponent for President Obama next year if he got the nod.

And frankly, the others don't stand a chance. Most are buffoons. The other stand-out among them is Huntsman, but GOPers don't seem to like his politics.