Joe Klein seems to be a tad put off by the current crop of Republican presidential kinda-sorta-candidates:
This is my 10th presidential campaign, Lord help me. I have never before seen such a bunch of vile, desperate-to-please, shameless, embarrassing losers coagulated under a single partyís banner. They are the most compelling argument Iíve seen against American exceptionalism. Even Tim Pawlenty, a decent governor, canít let a day go by without some bilious nonsense escaping his lizard brain.
Nicely put, except for the part about Pawlenty being a decent governor. After all, this is a guy who prefers letting bridges collapse to raising the taxes necessary to maintain them.
Here is the sad and simple reality of our current political landscape: America has two major political parties. One of them is conservative. The other is insane.
You can decide for yourself which is which...