John Dickerson on the unfunny GOP field:
A remarkable fact about the 2012 Republican presidential campaign is that it is not funny. Republican candidates give speech after speech and draw only a handful of chuckles, and the occasional wry smile. This makes for boring politics, but it also makes for bad politics. People want to like politicians they vote for and a smile helps with that. Laughter is also an effective tool for undermining your opponents and spreading your message with voters.
So here’s a presidential rib-tickler for you:
Somebody is laughing all the way to an unheated field office in Barrow, Alaska.