The Republican Romper Room

Calamity Cain, giddy Perry and wobbly Romney roil the GOP race

Illustration by Hieronymus for TIME

The Republican Presidential campaign continues to amaze. We are less than two months away from the Iowa caucuses, to be held on Jan. 3, and the field of candidates remains dramatically inchoate. Indeed, as October slipped into November, various Republicans seemed to be imploding: Mitt Romney flipped another flop, Rick Perry gave a memorably goofy speech in New Hampshire, and Herman Cain suffered a severe case of memory loss about several alleged incidents of sexual harassment. This collection of candidates, the most inept in memory, seems to be diminishing rather than growing in stature over time--not a very good sign.

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