And they're off...

The post-election blood bath in Kenya, the preelection assassination in Pakistan and ongoing crackdowns in Russia, China and Myanmar almost make our own crazy-quilt system look good. Except maybe to cartoonists. Chicago's Dick Locher forecasts an abrupt New Hampshire awakening for the hometown hero. Up in Mitt Romney country, Dan Wasserman's vanquished front-runners became overnight fast-and-loose-change agents. And Jeff Danziger reminds us that what conquered New Hartford or New London in Iowa may not fly in Concord, N.H. Nothing personal, Dan, but former Vermonter Danziger still draws the best New England scenes in the biz.

-- Joel Pett

Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.

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