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Chan Lowe: Chris Christie bows out


I don’t blame Chris Christie. The white-hot media scrutiny was just beginning to crank up, and it wasn’t going to be pretty. In the end, he still gets to misuse a state helicopter to fly to his son’s sporting events, and that’s almost as good as having Air Force One without the attendant hassles.

It looks like this is the best the Republicans are going to do, so they might as well start getting that lovin’ feeling. How frustrating it must be to have your opponent in the White House with a 42 percent approval rating, the economy in the toilet, and all you can scrape up are these two characters.

An African-American colleague saw this cartoon in progress and said, “I’m still holding out for Herman Cain. I just want to be able to say, ‘I lived to see an all-black presidential campaign.’” We remarked that the South would probably secede from the Union all over again in that event.

“They’d let us have Atlanta,” my colleague allowed.

Categories: 2012 Campaign (85), Barack Obama (172), Mitt Romney (17), Rick Perry (7)
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Chan your blog should be titled for progressives only.. The rest of your readers should know that conservatives don't get a fair shake on your blog as you fail to post opposing viewpoints even when people abide by the terms of service... I've been muted far more than once here.

To Brian,

We understand your frustration. There are days where the volume of responses far exceeds our ability to post them on a timely basis. In your case, we were happy to see that, in fact, 8 of your comments have been posted in less than the past 30 days. We do our best.

If you cast your mind back to the distant past, you may remember the democrats desperately hoping a real candidate would step in and take over when they only guy they had running was this clownish Arkansas governor no one had ever heard of...

Excellent response by the "Blog Administrator". Most far-right "readers" have a very tough time understanding "Opinion" columns are NOT subject to the Fairness Doctrine( unless ,of course, it's something THEY agree with).They are just what they purport to be....opinion. The "Free Speech!" screams from the Right over the Hank Williams stupidity point out the hypocrisy they exhibit when an opposite view from theirs is exhibited. Funny column , Chan, especially the "Atlanta" comment.Oh, by the way, Tom is right. Dems also had the same problem in'88 when Dukakis ran.

If 10% of the population is black, doesn't that make the odds 10% x 10% = 1% that the two black candidates will face off? Seems racist to me.

I'd vote for Herman Cain. It appears he's a fiscal conservative. Of course I don't seem to have the racial bias your colleague has, let alone the poor mathematical perspective.

Yes, isn't it funny...freedom of speech (but only for those who agree with us); freedom of religion (as long as it's fundamentalist Christianity); freedom to assemble (as long as it's in support of a cause we believe in; all others are criminals); freedom to petition for redress of grievances (but only if you're protesting what's been done by the *other* party)...

And the real laugh is, that's what they claim is *already* being done!

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Chan LoweCHAN LOWE has been the Sun Sentinel’s first and only editorial cartoonist for the past twenty-six years. Before that, he worked as cartoonist and writer for the Oklahoma City Times and the Shawnee (OK) News-Star.

Chan went to school in New York City, Los Angeles, and the U.K., and graduated from Williams College in 1975 with a degree in Art History. He also spent a year at Stanford University as a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow.

His work has won numerous awards, including the Green Eyeshade Award and the National Press Foundation Berryman Award. He has also been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His cartoons have won multiple first-place awards in all of the Florida state journalism contests, and The Lowe-Down blog, which he began in 2008, has won writing awards from the Florida Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists.
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