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GIF LIFE: The 2012 Presidential Election

Ernest Wilkins, @ErnestWilkins

RedEye

2:47 PM CST, November 6, 2012

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Election season 2012! Between all of your friends turning into pundits on Facebook and being bombarded with more rhetoric than 250 English 201 classes put together, it's easy to have lost track of how we got to this point. What better way to look back than with a crapload of GIFs?


So President Obama (you know, the guy we elected in 2008) wins the Democratic Presidential nomination basically by default since he's the sitting Commander-in-Chief and all ...Deal with it

However, the Republican Party needs to pick its nominee. That means it's time to have a primary, y'all!
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Let's meet the contenders:

Herman Cain
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... and his creepy friend
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Rick Perry
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... he REALLY likes receiving giftsDeal with it

Michelle Bachmann
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Ron Paul
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Rick Santorum
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...and some other people...
Oh yeah! There's Mitt Romney!
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Some interesting stuff happened, like this:


and this...


but in the end, Big Mitt Romney ended up being the frontrunner. Happy about that, former Gov.?
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Ok, so now we've got ourselves some candidates. Wait, Romney still needs a running mate! Enter: Paul Ryan from Wisconsin. What does Romney think about his pick?
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Oh boy, time for the first of three televised Presidential debates! Ready, gents?
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So the debate is rolling along and then Romney drops this bomb

America is all like ...
WTF?
WTF?
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and meanwhile Barack Obama is sitting there like
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and poor Jim Lehrer ... couldn't get a word in edgewise. Sitting there all ...
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DEBATE II:
Candy Crowley is not having any shenanigans this time, y'all
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Then the topic turns to women and this happens:

and every women on Earth is like
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then the VPs got a shot to do their thing ... well, Joe Biden did at least
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Honestly, that GIF was basically the extent of the entire debate. Paul Ryan says something, Biden comes back with

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and Ryan is left to sit there looking like this:
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The third debate wasn't as exciting, but there were errant comments about bayonets. Whoopty do.

So here we are...Deal with it

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Which means...
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Obama gives his acceptance speech at 1 a.m. and all the journalists everywhere are like
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See you in four years!

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