CHICAGO (CBS) — For me on TV the past few days, there’s been only one thing more painful to watch than the Chicago Bears and that’s the Republican candidates for president crowing about how different they are.

They’re all the same, like broken records – “I believe in creating jobs, helping the middle class,” “I believe in protecting our borders, and making America strong” – so much the same stuff, it’s hard to remember who’s who except for the dumb stuff.

Like Michelle Bachmann believing carbon monoxide is not dangerous, or Rick Perry believing that Solyndra’s not a company but a country, or Mitt Romney’s $10,000 dollar bet, or Newt Gringrich’s $500,000 jewelry bill.

There’s different dumb stuff and some different bad stuff too, like President Barack Obama spending $1 billion on his campaign.

Watching the Chicago Bears, I want to cry. Watching the presidential candidates, I want to smack ‘em.

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