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Archive for January, 2012

All she wrote?

Posted by Greg on January 17, 2012

It’s looking as though Multiple Choice Mitt is nearing the end of the chase.  I stand corrected, I’d have never guessed a year ago that he could be the frontrunner. But given the state of the competition…  The not Mitts simply never came together, and even after the Christianist enclave last weekend in Texas, the partisans for Gingrich and Santorum still can’t get it together.

Interestingly, Romney seems to be coming up with his own google problem.  In honor of the family dog Seamus, to Romney means…well, follow the link.

 

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Ho Hum

Posted by Greg on January 9, 2012

Another low scoring defensive slug fest.

Am I the only one having trouble getting into the BCS championship game? It’s like watching the SEC masturbate.

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It’s about time

Posted by Greg on January 4, 2012

Recess appointments?  An actual legislative victory despite GOP brinkmanship?

It appears the president has found his balls.

And not a moment too soon.  It’s time to remind people why the GOP can’t be trusted with governance.

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Someone get the popcorn

Posted by Greg on January 4, 2012

A frothy surprise has come out of Iowa.  Rick Santorum appears to have essentially tied for first in the first in the nation Iowa GOP Caucus.   Senator Frothy is neck and neck with Multiple Choice Mitt, having flipped for top all night.  At this point, with 99% reporting, Romney leads by one vote according to CNN.  It’s that close.

Jim Carville is right, they just don’t want to vote for Romney.

There is one screaming, huge story here tonight and that is these Republicans just don’t want to vote for Mitt Romney. I mean it’s like you’re trying to give a dog a pill. They keep spitting it up. Now, they’re going to eat the pill, ’cause Romney’s going to eventually be the nominee, but…

And it’s the same thing he had before and he’s got a weaker field. It just don’t matter where he comes in, they don’t want to vote for him.

Perhaps he overstates the case a bit, but Romney just doesn’t resonate with the base.  Or anyone else really.  He’s a boring John Kerry on the wrong side of the issues.

I used to think Romney would never be the nominee, I am rethinking this.  Not that the GOP suddenly likes him, but who else is there?  Santorum is the latest not Mitt, but he won’t have any staying power outside of a few places, like Iowa, where the GOP base is even crazier than normal.

But the GOP typically nominates the next guy in line, and this year it’s Romney.  That said, Gingrich isn’t going away yet, and Romney led the charge knocking him out of first place in Iowa, not to mention the national polls.  He’s quick on his feet and a good debater.  And while he isn’t likely to get the nomination, his sights are targeting Mitt right now.  It will be fun to watch.

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This could be interesting

Posted by Greg on January 3, 2012

With 16 percent reporting:

Ron Paul 24%

Mitt Romney 23%

Rick Santorum 23%

I’ve wondered if Paul’s support isn’t understated in the polls.  This isn’t the kind of threeway Santorum likes to think about, but he probably is rather excited about it nonetheless.

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And they’re off

Posted by Greg on January 3, 2012

Curiously enough, “off” can have multiple meanings.  And it does given this go around with the clown car that is the 2012 GOP Primary.

So what will it be?  Will Rick Santorum‘s frothy churn across Iowa finally bear fruit?  Will Romney prove you can indeed fool some of the people all of the time?  Will Ron Paul actually win something outside his own district?

Time will tell.

And it doesn’t matter.  The GOP gives the nomination to the next guy in line.  And this time, it’s Multiple Choice Mitt.  Not because he’s who they want, but because he’s the only one there who isn’t batshit insane.  Other than Huntsman, who simply isn’t going to get any traction this go around.

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Happy New Year

Posted by Greg on January 2, 2012

So, are we ready for 2012?

 

November, here we come!

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