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.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.