The political world, and especially the GOP, was thrown into a tizzy this afternoon when House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the presumed favorite in the race for Speaker of the House, withdrew from the race. Political insiders were left scratching their heads, wondering who else in the Republican party was qualified to replace Speaker John Boehner.
Many commentators, especially on Twitter, latched onto the fact that the Speaker does not have to be an elected member of the House. As such, the Twittersphere came alive, with users making (mostly sarcastic) suggestions:
Man, politics gets crazier every day.