We're almost at the end of 2015, a year in which the Tories secured a majority government, the Lib Dems imploded and a little known backbench MP became the leader of Her Majesty's Opposition against all the odds.
While the centre-ground in Europe is being torn apart, on the other side of the Atlantic, a rich old white guy is vying for power by offending almost everyone.
But for all Donald Trump's gaffes, and god knows there have been a few, he's not the only politician to have put his foot in it this year.
Here are nine of the stupidest things politicians have done in 2015.
It's Christmas, so we'll start with a seasonal one. Republican politician Michelle Fiore shared this gun-laden Christmas card, despite the fact that there's been over 350 more gun massacres in America this year. Her young children are even holding firearms, and there's even a detailed key to their weapons of choice. Alright then.
2. 'Refugees stopped me getting my haircut'
Conservative MP Adam Holloway epitomised the awkward reality of "first world problems" when he claimed that he was unable to get a haircut as a result of the refugee crisis. Ok then...
3. Ben Carson and the Holocaust
Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson is firmly in America's pro-gun camp, but he chose to justify that in the strangest of ways - claiming that the Holocaust would have been avoided if Jewish people in Nazi Germany had been armed with guns.
4. David Cameron offends the nation of Yorkshire
There were gaffes at the top of the UK too, when prime minister David Cameron was overheard saying: "We just thought people in Yorkshire hated everyone else, we didn't realise they hated each other so much."
And don't forget the Labour Party...
5. Ed Miliband + General Election + large stone tablet = stunning PR fail
It may have worked for Moses and the Ten Commandments but the heavily defeated Labour leader definitely regretted writing vague manifesto promises in granite... Presented at a car park in Hastings and later abandoned in an industrial estate in south-east London, the "Edstone" was described by London mayor Boris Johnson as the "heaviest suicide note in history".
6. The curious case of Kim Rose
Ukip's general election candidate for Southampton Itchen, Kim Rose, was investigated by the Police for offering sausage rolls to voters. Though no further action was taken against him Mr Rose was later condemned for quoting Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf while criticising the EU in a speech.
7. Labour's shadow chancellor actually brought Chairman Mao's 'little red book' to the House of Commons'
No, we still can't quite believe this happened. Chairman Mao's little red book had probably never set foot in the House of Commons chamber before shadow chancellor John McDonnell used it in his rebuttal of George Osborne's Autumn statement.
Turns out it allowed Mr Osborne to avoid serious criticisms and once again allowed the Tories to portray the opposition front bench as a bunch of "loony lefties".