The Unfunny Republicans

“Wit suggests an agile mind, which is useful for a president who needs to cut through complex subjects, rally people to a cause, or break the tension in negotiations. Given the polarization in Washington at the moment, perhaps wit is required more than ever.” — Joan Dickerson, astutely observing that none of the Republican presidential candidates are funny. 

It’s not that you need to be funny to be a politicians, far from it, but humor helps cut through the white noise, the constant hum that voters eventual tune out over time.

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