Hot Air’s Top 40 for 2012: 11-20

posted at 2:41 pm on December 31, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Once again, we’re looking back at the Hot Air posts that garnered the most traffic in 2012.  We had plenty of off-the-mark prognostication in this set, but a couple of surprises, too.  Enjoy the trip down Memory Lane; we’ll be back with the top ten tomorrow.

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Oh, God! I can’t relive 2012 all over again.

freedomfirst on December 31, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Kills me re-living the Romney optimism.

4 more years of this goof.

Tim_CA on December 31, 2012 at 3:17 PM

#17 – Romney up 92K in OH early voting? Update: Gannett pulls link – The traditional newspaper-releases-dummy-numbers-by-mistake story. Gannett later said they regretted the error. I regretted that it wasn’t true.

Ooof. I think some sharp prognosticators here want to stay away from those threads. Like, forever.

ddrintn on December 31, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Q: D’ya know what some folks call jizz?

A: Spunk.

President Spunky to the rescue!!!!onezies111omg!!

All seriousness aside, folks — we need help.

hillbillyjim on December 31, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Hot Air’s Top 40 for 2012: 11-40, and not a single Palin-related story? It must have been a bad year for we conservatives/libertarians …

Here’s hoping she steals a slot in the Top 10 — lest those still suffering from PDS take to calling her a “quitter” for THAT too.

Happy New Year to all HA participants (it can’t get any worse now, can it?)! [Rhetorical question -- sarcasm fully on!!! ;-) ]

ShainS on December 31, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Video: Romney roasts Obama at the Al Smith Dinner

That was worth it…

… Happy New Year Ed!

Seven Percent Solution on December 31, 2012 at 3:59 PM

2012….really tough year for freedom.

Big Orange on December 31, 2012 at 4:01 PM

2012, how in the world did the Republicans manage to snatch defeat from the jaws of icterus?

AZfederalist on December 31, 2012 at 4:12 PM

I still miss him.

Breitbart was a shooting star. He burned brightly but left us way too soon.

Fallon on December 31, 2012 at 4:18 PM

2012, how in the world did the Republicans manage to snatch defeat from the jaws of icteruhow’s
AZfederalist on December 31, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Dang autocorrect! That should have been victory.

AZfederalist on December 31, 2012 at 4:20 PM

It hurts to look bak at how the media helped Obama completely destroy Romney’s image. However, and I’m sure it will come up in the top of the list, the biggest moment was Candy Crowley setting Romney up to look like a liar in front of 60 million debate watchers. If there was one point that sealed Romney’s fate it was that one. It had the same effect as Romney asking Newt about his off-shore accounts in the debate before Florida. That one, however, wasn’t a set up, Crowley’s was.

bflat879 on December 31, 2012 at 4:48 PM

icteruhow’s.

Dang autocorrect! That should have been victory.

AZfederalist on December 31, 2012 at 4:20 PM

..what the hell is icteruhow’s — a scalp condition or the clown who flew too close to the sun? And why would you want to rescue anything with icteruhow’s slobber all over it?

The War Planner on December 31, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Gotta believe Breitbart had a different video, because Andrew Breitbart wouldn’t have been dumb enough to hype that dud Harvard intro the way Hannity and Breitbart.com did.

RIP

sauldalinsky on December 31, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Here’s hoping she steals a slot in the Top 10 — lest those still suffering from PDS take to calling her a “quitter” for THAT too.

ShainS

She probably will…most likely for choosing not to run after leading you guys on for a year or so.

xblade on December 31, 2012 at 5:01 PM

That Gannett thread was just plain cruel. I wasn’t Romney’s biggest fan during the primary, but even I was a little stoked with that one, that we’d finally be rid of Obozo. Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

sauldalinsky on December 31, 2012 at 5:21 PM

She probably will…most likely for choosing not to run after leading you guys on for a year or so.

xblade on December 31, 2012 at 5:01 PM

That was October 2011, ya dope. The year 2012 was when Mr Electable Inevitable came through for his devoted little squish-Palin-bashing flock.

ddrintn on December 31, 2012 at 6:18 PM

It hurts to look bak at how the media helped Obama completely destroy Romney’s image.

bflat879 on December 31, 2012 at 4:48 PM

What image was there do destroy? Romney was a political void, and the media filled it.

That Gannett thread was just plain cruel.

sauldalinsky on December 31, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Not, it’s instructive.

ddrintn on December 31, 2012 at 6:23 PM

* TO destroy

ddrintn on December 31, 2012 at 6:24 PM