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Hearts broke on the Saturday morning Herman Cain announced he was suspending his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. There he was – pizza CEO turned lobbyist turned motivational speaker turned frontrunner who didn’t know China had nuclear weapons – praising his wife and declaring he would have won the White House…if it wasn’t for those pesky sexual harassment accusations and that female friend he was financially supporting.

The party of Lincoln and Eisenhower, it seemed, could sink no lower than to become the party of Palin. But Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Herman Cain kept digging.

The 2012 campaign has been an endless gift to those who enjoy laughing at right-wing slapstick comedy.

From every GOP candidate raising their hand to say they would reject even a penny of tax increases to the GOP convention turning into a dialogue with furniture, the 2012 election will always be remembered for the metaphor of a clown car. Even when the “safest” nominee won the primary, the comedy never took more than a few days off.

To celebrate Mitt’s leaked video/standup special, here are the six biggest LOLs of the campaign thus far.

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Slideshow images by: DonkeyHotey

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President Joe Biden

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Two tiresome realities about being president of the United States: first, everybody blames you for things over which you have little or no control: such as the worldwide price of oil, and international shipping schedules. Should there be too few electronic gee-gaws on store shelves to pacify American teenagers this Christmas, it will be Joe Biden’s fault.

Second, everybody gives you advice, whether you ask for it or not. Everywhere you look, Democrats and Democratically-inclined pundits are tempted to panic. “The cold reality for Biden,” writes New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait “is that his presidency is on the brink of failure.” A return to Trumpism, and essentially the end of American democracy, strikes Chait as altogether likely.

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