The demise of the Iowa straw poll won Stuart Rothenbergs 2011 award for most noteworthy political development.
Most Amazing Comeback By Someone Disliked By His Colleagues And the award goes to: Newt Gingrich. By acclamation.
Most Boring Election of 2011 The runners-up: Mississippi governor (Republican Phil Bryant over Democrat Johnny DuPree) Kentucky governor (Democratic incumbent Steve Beshear over Republican David Williams) Nevada’s 2nd district special (Republican Mark Amodei over Democrat Kate Marshall)
And the award goes to: Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz (Sorry, we dozed off for a bit …) Louisiana governor (Republican incumbent Bobby Jindal over “others”)
Worst Possible Presidential Debate Moderator The runners-up: Charlie Sheen Lindsay Lohan Ashton Kutcher
And the award goes to: Donald Trump. The only thing more embarrassing than a Trump debate would have been candidates who agreed to participate.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.