Apparently, the seven GOP presidential contenders who are not members of the Three Stooges (Giuliani, McCain, Romney) will be excluded from an upcoming South Carolina debate. That means not only Paul and Tancredo, but Huckabee and Brownback. From my perspective, this is a very good thing. It locks in a total madman, the prime booster of the most unpopular policy of the Bush administration, and a catastrophe on stilts as the GOP top tier, which is just so, so beautiful. Part of me thinks that Gravel would win against these people.