Cook also likes the clown image, suggesting that rather than "send in the clowns," the intellectually serious GOP voters must be humming a song about getting rid of them. That, of course, assumes that any serious GOP voters remain in the party. Cook's best line:
Anyone assuming that the reality-show host's interest in running for president is just another one of his publicity stunts would not likely be wrong. But what does it say about the Republican Party or, for that matter, the American people that this guy gets a second glance? Could a Jersey Shore personality be far behind? Legitimate Republican candidates have to wonder whether they'll be sharing a stage in the early debates with characters straight out of the bar scene in Star Wars.
Okay, we're just going to say what we're all thinking: Sarah Palin in a Princess Leia slave outfit, and Newt as Jabba the Hutt. You know the campaign poster is coming, don't you?