Jim Gilmore Calls Many GOP 2012 Candidates “Clowns”

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    Does this fall into the “takes one to know one” category or what?!?

    …one prominent GOPer, former Virginia governor Jim Gilmore, blasted many of the potential Republican candidates, calling them “clowns” who engage in “political theater” and who “place more emphasis on flamboyance than they do on thinking and policy and trying to make more serious proposals.

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    …Asked by an audience member whether he thought the 2012 contenders have what it takes to turn around the country, Gilmore had this to say:

    Here at CPAC, you have seen a lot of people running for president. I guess you’ve seen seven or eight. I made my personal list; it was 23 and I stopped counting. Some of them are real, some of them statements, some of them clowns. And that is the reality.

    The fact is, many of the people running for president are running for their own self-interest. Because they want to be something.”

    LOL, gotta love it. Also, with comments like this, 2012 is looking to be an extremely entertaining political cycle — if you’re a Democrat, that is, and enjoy watching Republicans engage in a circular firing squad between the completely nuts and the mostly nuts. More popcorn, please! 🙂

    UPDATE: Speaking of the “clowns,” here are the results from the CPAC convention straw poll.

    1. Ron Paul: 30%

    2. Mitt Romney: 23%

    3. Others: way back, in the single digits