Get ready for USA 2012: Here are the five best videos from 2011

Here are the best videos from the 2011 run-up to the 2012 US Presidential election.


2012 looks to be a big year for politics, but overseas they don’t come much bigger than the 2012 US Presidential election.

There have been so many unbelievable gaffes, slip-ups, attack ads and viral videos that we had to exclude America entirely from our countdown of the best videos of 2011, lest it get swamped by our Western friends.

So here, we present a bumper companion piece to that round-up: the five best videos of 2011, US edition. Happy new year!

Mitt Romney:Corporations are people, my friend”:

Herman Cain: “What is your opinion of President Obama’s handling of Libya?” *Excruciating pause*:

Rick Perry: Fundamentalist non-sequiturs:

Michelle Bachmann: Bettered by an adorable eight year-old:

And so, after all of that, It’s beginning to look a lot like Gingrich:

Happy new year y’all!

See also:

Rick Perry doesn’t understand logicAlex Hern, December 8th 2011

USA 2012: The Cain train derailsAlex Hern, November 23rd 2011

Romney remains least risible Republican candidate for another weekAlex Hern, November 14th 2011

USA 2012: Cain self-destructs, and Huntsman attempts to drag Romney into the frayAlex Hern, November 1st 2011

Republican tax plans put the myth of conservative economic prowess to bedAlex Hern, October 27th 2011

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