Fantasy Campaigning


We all know about fantasy football leagues. Good clean fun for people who love the game and wish they’d been able to play in the bigs. But as the 2012 presidential cycle starts to crank up I’ve been even more interested in this new phenomena that I’ll call Fantasy Campaigning. In a similar fashion, it’s — I guess — good clean fun for folks who love the game, are clearly sorry they’re no longer in it and — most importantly — have enough pals in the political press to give the fantasy a sense of reality.I started thinking about this this morning when I saw this article about Rick Santorum. Santorum may be the classic fantasy campaigning candidate. And if not him than Newt Gingrich. Surely this is some payment for the whole apple in the garden incident that every four years we have to pretend that Newt Gingrich is actually going to run for president. And if he did, that it would actually amount to anything.

But I don’t think these are the only two playing this cycle. What’s your favorite fantasy campaign team?

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