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[Video] Politics and butt plugs — how do the GOP candidates stand up?


Who knew GOP presidential candidate approval ratings could lead to awesome, artistic sex toys?

Well, one ingenious man, Matthew Epler, has done just that, according to the blog Queerty. He's taken the approval ratings of former candidates Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry and the man expected to receive the nomination, Mitt Romney, and shaped them into some hefty and not so hefty butt plugs.

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Mitt Romney’s Super Tuesday

Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney claimed six of yesterday's 11 primaries to come away the evening's big winner.

Romney won a majority vote in Alaska, Idaho, Ohio, Virginia, Massachuettes and Vermont. Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum claimed the top spot in North Dakota, Oklahoma and Tennessee.

Voters here in Georgia decidedly chose former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who claimed nearly half of all the GOP's primary ballots cast in his home state.

Romney finished second in Georgia, with 25.9 percent of the votes cast. Santorum finished third with 19.6 percent and Libertarian-leaning Congressman Ron Paul (R-Tx.) finished fourth with a mere 6.5 percent of the total, according to the Associated Press.

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Romney cements status as front-runner in New Hampshire

Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney claimed nearly 40 percent of yesterday's vote in the country's first primary of the 2012 general election season, according to the Associated Press.

Last night's victory in New Hampshire only solidified Romney's status as the GOP front-runner, but after two contests, Romney still faces an uphill battle to win over more than half of the GOP voters who still prefer another of the party's candidates. Romney finished last week's Iowa caucuses with a narrow margin of victory over former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Penn).

Romney, one of the more “moderate” candidates in the race, doesn't support allowing gay couples to marry, but he does support some kind of partnership agreement between consenting adults.

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[Video] National Organization for Marriage goes after Ron Paul

Congressman Ron Paul

The National Organization for Marriage is targeting Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) ahead of today's New Hampsire Primary. The anti-gay group announced this week that it had set up a phone bank and had begun running television ads in the state.

Paul is not a gay rights hero, but he's far from NOM's preferred choice, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Penn). Paul and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman are the only two major GOP candidates that refused to sign NOM's “Marriage Pledge.”

Here's one of their commercials:

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Ron Paul: Gov’t should be out of marriage argument

Fox News GOP debate

Last night, Fox News hosted the first Republican presidential debate ahead of the GOP primary season for the 2012 general election.

Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, conservative radio talk show host Herman Cain, former Sen. Rick Santorum, Congressman Ron Paul and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty all took part in the debate which was held at the Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina.

Early perceived front-runners Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Donald Trump and Mike Huckabee were all noticeably absent. Even Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann decided not to show.

Though the debate covered a wide-range of issues and mostly centered on the economy, there were a few questions directed to participants on gay issues.