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Audience members cheers during the CNN GOP National Security debate in Washington, November 22, 2011.
Losers. (Jim Bourg/Reuters)
The final faceoff will take place next Monday. It is somehow appropriate that both finalists are GOP debate audiences with their mute presidential candidates—one booing the gay soldier, the other cheering the death of an uninsured American.

But there were many worthy candidates for the honor felled along the way to the finals. Consider this the Miss Congeniality of our GOP Madness bracket competition.

1. Romney Etch-a-Sketch
The gift that keeps on giving.

2. Santorum doesn't want you to have sex for pleasure
TMI, Ricky. TMI.

3. Cain: I didn't molest everyone
"Your honor, I'm innocent because I didn't kill all those thousands of other people!"

4. Perry's drunken speech
Dude, maple syrup just isn't that funny.

5. Romney doesn't care about the poor
Why should he? They don't even have car elevators.

6. Romney thinks corporations are people, my friends
Of course they are! They're not poor. At least not until Bain is done with them.

7. Obama wants kids to get educated? What a snob!
Ricky wants them dumb and celibate.

8. Perry: Oops!
Counting to three is hard for Republicans.

I'm still pissed at you guys for not advancing Herman Cain's "Libya moment" or Herman Cain's "Tao According to Pokemon" past the first round.

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The Miss Congeniality of the GOP Madness competition is

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