WE WERE SO CLOSE.
Three pages away from completing an American politics thread in Debate and Discourse that wasn't locked for going horribly and belligerently off-topic, just three
(3) (III). But alas.
I'm starting a new thread now mainly because I think the thread title is both clever and also educational so I want to reserve the right to ensconce it on the forums as a semi-permanent fixture. Let us gaze upon it and ponder how maybe it's our fault we can't have nice things? I sort of doubt anyone has anything interesting to say about political primaries tonight (judging from the last couple pages of the previous thread anyway). In the immediate future, I'll be writing a new OP which sort of condenses down everything that's happened over the last couple of weeks in the primary. A quick run down:
*Herman Cain will apparently be pulling out prematurely -- no word from the women who accuse him of sexual impropriety as to whether or not that's something Herman Cain normally does.
*Newt Gingrich takes over the mantle of Not Romney, complains it smells like Perry's hair products.
*There was a third thing I wanted to mention, but I can't remember what it... uh... oops.
*Michelle Bachmann today offered a scathing criticism on our diplomatic presence in Tehran, later learned that Jimmy Carter isn't the incumbent. [h/t to Bagginses -- totally better than what I wrote]
*Ron Paul posting double-digits in Iowa right now, set to over-perform since everyone's ground game is looking kind of weak right now.
*Mitt Romney is still Mormon. He was Mormon yesterday, and he'll be Mormon tomorrow. So maybe we don't have to talk about it today?
UPDATE: 1 Dec 2011
And now, a message about on-topic posting for those devoid of common sense
BUT SAMMY! However will I know if I'm posting in the right thread?
That's a great question, rhetorical device! Generally speaking, if your post makes a direct reference to either a candidate or an electorate, then you're almost certainly talking about an election; good for you! If your post doesn't make a direct reference to either of these things, you should probably take a second to ask yourself why. And as a rule, if your post either begins or ends with any of the following real-world statements:
*This is the closest thread for this...
*I know this is kind of a tangent...
*Sorry for bringing this thread off topic...
Then you certainly ought to know better than to hit reply. Go ahead and delete everything you wrote, or copy/paste it into your own thread should you so choose. AND FOR GOD'S SAKE, PEOPLE, STOP FUCKING REPLYING TO POSTS WHICH INCLUDE THESE PHRASES
Everyone take a page out of Herman Cain's book as we go forward: either stay on message, or just sit there and say nothing.