We're only 14 months away from the big election! The 2008 election thread was a big hit and IIRC ran from April 2007 until the actual inauguration of Obama in 2008. So here we go again! Things have heated up in the Republican "pre-nomination" process. In other words, rivals vying for the coveted money and support from the Republican cash machine to carry him or her through the primaries. In the lead is Texas Governor Rick Perry from Texas. In the debates last night, on center stage was Perry and Mitt Romney, Governor of Massachusetts. Ron Paul, clearly the superior candidate, was asked far fewer questions (/rigged). Your moment of Zen Enlightenment (gotta keep the Comedy Central lawyers away). Good to know that America is first!