April Fool’s Day did not treat Mitt Romney very well this year.

The first incident:

The New York Daily News reports that a prank Forbes article caused quite a stir on Google News Sunday. Mashable says the article got so much attention it rose all the way up to the top of the Google News homepage (courtesy of Gawker.) Realizing their prank was now getting too serious, Forbes took it down, eliminating the problem entirely.

Even if you search their site the link comes up where the article once was. But if you click here, you can see it’s no longer available and is just a broken link.

NEVERFEAR, though, kind voters! It can still be found, copied and pasted in Short Form Blog (with the proper credits, of course) for your enjoyment.

The second incident is even more amusing. You see, Mitt Romney was pranked TWICE today. This second time, though, was by his own staff. See the video above, courtesy of CNN.

That’ll show him… or will it?

Some Twitter users sensed some good old-fashioned political angles in this “friendly” prank.

So was this prank simply genuine, good-spirited campaign fun? Not likely. But amusing? Definitely. 

-KC

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"It is utterly stupid that the US can not control the border." - Newt Gingrich

"The earmark process is broken." - Mitt Romney

"Congress is all messed up." - Ron Paul

"I will take [the ‘dangerous theocratic regime that wants to wipe out Israel,’ ie: Iran] down.” -Rick Santorum

These are a few of the most interesting quotes from tonight’s CNN Debate. Twitter followed the action, but so did I.

I also took some pretty rad notes. Yes, I said rad. (Keep in mind, I didn’t really format them because the candidates were talking so fast, and I doubt I will edit them to be nice and pretty for you. Spelling errors and all, there’s the rough copy of what I saw tonight.) I bet I looked pretty ridiculous since I was using an iPhone, iPad, and my laptop all at the same time to do all of this. 

But enough about me. There is much media speculation on who won the debate.  For instance, The Daily Beast already posted a breakdown of what their bloggers thought.  

Although Sarah Palin seems to think Newt did all right:

Obama probably didn’t even watch, but I’m sure his staff will brief him about it. 

Orrrr, he could just read this blog! Full summary of the debate, coming up soon.

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I made this handy graphic with all those crazy amazing and totally unique skills I possess. Let’s hope they improve over time. I used photos taken by Gage Skidmore.

Enjoy! I will be updating the graphic as the race continues for the Republican nomination.

To read more about the GOP potential noms, click here.

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