Sarah Palin has pizza with Donald Trump. The savior of the Republican Party, some guy named John Huntsman, has secured one vote in Iowa. Mitt Romney sends a navy blazer and a pair of cordovans to a farm in New Hampshire to announce his candidacy. Fat-assed “tough guy” Chris Christie of New Jersey takes a helicopter to a high school baseball game. A photo of a congressman’s crotch appears on the nightly news. And the election is still 17 months away?