A Bit of Comedy: Leadership

According to a new Rasmussen poll, less than one half of one percent of Republicans view either Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell or House Minority Leader John Boehner as the party's leader. A full 2% of Republicans believe that Rush Limbaugh is their party leader. On the other side, 1% of Democrats believe Jon Stewart is their party leader. I understand these differences are statistically insignificant, but still.

I don't know for whom this poll is sadder. Mitch McConnell and John Boehner? More people are following the leadership of a late-night cable comedian and a loud incendiary radio talk show host. Or is it the Republican party, which feels completely without leadership? Or is it America as a whole, for lacking a coherent opposition?

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