Only the Truth is Funny

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.

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