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#NHprimary: The “inevitability factor” and Mitt Romney

Posted by: ST on January 10, 2012 at 7:18 pm » 12 Comments

The polls close in most places in New Hampshire at 7 Eastern time, with the remaining in a different time zone closing at 8 Eastern time. Nate Silver’s live-blogging the primary so make sure to stay tuned to him for updates, commentary, speculation, etc. Mitt Romney, as we all know, finished in a virtual tie […]


Iowa Caucuses – the latest depressing developments

Posted by: ST on January 4, 2012 at 1:01 am » 25 Comments

It’s looking like nearly a photo finish for Santorum and Romney with nearly all the results in, according to NBC Politics. Texas Congressman Ron Paul is projected to come in 3rd place.  Newt Gingrich came in fourth place.  You can read/view more complete caucus results here. Meanwhile, Governor Perry – after a disappointing but not unexpected […]


Why I’m not worried about the Paul/Santorum “surge” in Iowa

Posted by: ST on December 29, 2011 at 10:14 am » 12 Comments

There are any number of polls out right now which show either Romney (coasting), Ron Paul (surging), or Rick Santorum (surging) “leading” in Iowa, with Gingrich “fading.”  With the GOP’s Iowa Caucus happening next Tuesday, those poll numbers have got some conservatives panicking over the thought of any of the three “top pollers” (especially Ron […]


Gov. Haley’s endorsement may not help Romney out that much

Posted by: ST on December 17, 2011 at 3:34 pm » 7 Comments

In case you missed it, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley endorsed Mitt Romney for president yesterday – just a little more than a month before her state’s first-in-the-south Presidential primary. Will it help Mitt? The National Journal thinks so: South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s endorsement of Mitt Romney gives the ex-Bay State governor a crucial […]


If I had $1 million I might try to bribe Mike Savage off the air

Posted by: ST on December 12, 2011 at 9:28 pm » 13 Comments

Well, probably not. I could find much better uses/causes for that money. But it would be mighty tempting considering his latest stupid stunt, as noted below. Hey, Savage – how about letting, you know, primary voters decide whether Newt should be allowed to continue on and challenge President Obama in the general election next year, […]


Like: In new Rick Perry ad, candidate pokes light fun at “brain freeze” moment

Posted by: ST on December 1, 2011 at 5:50 pm » 7 Comments

You don’t see political ads this one often: Politico’s Maggie Haberman describes it, and speculates on the main reason for it being released today: Rick Perry is heading to Jay Leno’s couch tonight, and he’s making the most of it – airing this campaign ad in Iowa, in which he takes on his own “oops” […]


Uptwinkles: Gingrich on #OWS

Posted by: Phineas on November 20, 2011 at 12:01 pm » Comments Off on Uptwinkles: Gingrich on #OWS

**Posted by Phineas First it was arrogant, ignorant debate moderators who felt the wrath of Newt; now it’s the turn of the arrogant, ignorant (1) Occupy movement to be sliced and diced: I’ve been resistant to a Gingrich candidacy for various reasons, but, if he keeps this up, I may have to take a second […]


In which the Master schools the ignorant student and leaves him whimpering for mercy

Posted by: Phineas on November 14, 2011 at 1:01 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I don’t know how many of you watched the Republican debate on foreign affairs and national security last Saturday (1); I caught only parts, but I have to share this gem, which came when arrogant prat CBS anchor Scott Pelley (2) asked Newt Gingrich about the rule of law and the assassination […]


Can’t believe I’m saying this but … second look at Newt?

Posted by: ST on November 11, 2011 at 7:00 pm » 24 Comments

Yeah, I know I’ll probably get chastised for even thinking it, but Newt’s impressed me a lot in the last several debates. I know he has a lot of baggage, there’s the Pelosi ad disaster, and the fact that he could not exactly be presented as a “family values” candidate – but options are kinda […]