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Pat Oliphant 4 december 2013Bild: Pat Oliphant, 4 december 2013. Se denna och andra teckningar på GoComics.

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Bild: Fler av Bob Gorrells teckningar på GoComics. (Mer om Obamas spenderbyxor här.) 

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Bild: Fler teckningar av Walt Handelsman på GoComics.

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Bild: Teckning av Chan Lowe. Mer av LoweGoComics.

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”Have these folks been briefed on my inevitability?”

”We’re not getting the crowds we’d like.”

Bild: Fler av Pat Oliphants bilder på GoComics. Denna är från den 15 mars 2012.

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HYBRIS | Han har höga tankar om sig själv. Han älskar att kalla sig historiker. Och jämföra sig med Charles de Gaulle, Ronald Reagan och Margaret Thatcher.

Även om Pat Oliphants teckning publicerades innan Newt Gingrich seger i South Carolina har den blivit aktuell igen efter förlusten i Florida.

Timothy Stanley, historiker på universitetet i Oxford, skrev på CNN:

It’s no great surprise that Gingrich lost Florida. He was dead from the moment that he clammed up in the Florida debates — and the millions that Mitt Romney poured into the state in negative ads didn’t help either. A lesser man would be crushed by this result. But Gingrich isn’t just a man. He’s a visionary, a historian, the inventor of supply side economics, a space marine and a latter-day Casanova. I’m getting all this off the back of one of his DVDs (just kidding).

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In short, just about the only thing that will propel Gingrich through to the national convention is ego. But that ego is large enough to have a gravitational pull of its very own — so don’t expect to see Newt stop now.

Bild: Fler teckningar av Pat Oliphant på GoComics.

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PR | Newt Gingrich har lanserat en ny slogan: “Unleash the American people, rebuild the America we love”. Otympligare än så kan det knappast bli.

Matt Bai skrev ett roligt inlägg på bloggen The Caucus med anledning av detta:

First off, there’s the odd use of the word “unleash,” which might make sense if we were talking about unleashing untapped energy or potential, but which in this case makes the citizenry sound like a big, slobbering Doberman that’s been seething in the rain.

And then there’s the sheer wordiness of the slogan, which had to be so severely shrunk in order to fit on the campaign placards that, even on a 55-inch TV, it looked like the second-to-last row on an eye doctor’s reading chart. Bumper stickers don’t usually have clauses. There’s a reason Ronald Reagan’s “Morning in America” wasn’t: “Unleash the sunrise, remake the home fries we love.”

One can imagine what Mr. Gingrich might do as a corporate branding consultant. Taco Bell’s “Think Outside the Bun” might become: “Eschew the hamburger, think beyond the roll that houses it.” Instead of “Just Do It,” Nike might end its commercials with: “Just undertake whatever it is you were intending to do, before you got distracted or depressed.”

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Mitt Romney’s current argument-in-a-phrase, plastered on his own signs and banners in South Carolina, seems to be: “Believe in America.” I’m not sure what that’s supposed to mean, except that it’s calculated to be utterly unobjectionable and comes off as synthetic and conventional. In that sense, it’s also a pretty good reflection of Mr. Romney’s candidacy to date.

Läs mer:12 Lessons Learned: A Critique of the 2012 Presidential Campaign SlogansGOP Campaigner.com.

Bild: En ”editorial cartoon” av Mike Thompson. Se fler på GoComics.

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