February 28, 2012

Michigan and Arizona Results
— andy

Polls close at 9pm Eastern in both primaries.

Fox News coverage starts at 8:45. As a reminder, Michigan's delegates are awarded by congressional district, while Arizona is winner-take-all.

Michigan results

Arizona results

SMOD isn't on the ballot, but last time he ran in Arizona, he crushed it.

Posted by: andy at 03:27 PM | Comments (638)
Post contains 55 words, total size 1 kb.

1 Santorum by 3 in MI
Romney by 4 in AZ

Posted by: Flapjackmaka at February 28, 2012 03:28 PM (FsCXf)

2 As a kid, I've stood on the edge of that crater.


We're going to need a bigger meteor.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 28, 2012 03:29 PM (UOM48)

3 Well, let's get this show on the road so we can see what kind of crap sammich we'll all be eating this November.

Posted by: mama winger at February 28, 2012 03:30 PM (P6QsQ)

4 Santorum's apparently doing well in the detroit area. I dont think Romney's historic tree height speech helped

Posted by: Flapjackmaka at February 28, 2012 03:30 PM (FsCXf)

5 If AZ does winner take all they are in violation of the RNC rules that were voted in pre-election.

Posted by: Vic at February 28, 2012 03:31 PM (YdQQY)

6 In an interesting turn of events, Michelle Bachmann is leading Rick Perry for 5th place in Michigan, according to early returns.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 28, 2012 03:32 PM (Gc/Qi)

7 >> If AZ does winner take all they are in violation of the RNC rules that were voted in pre-election.

They lost half their delegates.

Posted by: Andy at February 28, 2012 03:33 PM (XG+Mn)

8
I could have beat Romney in Michigan.

Posted by: COD at February 28, 2012 03:33 PM (TkGkA)

9

If you were to fill that crater with dollar bills, we would only be 0.03% toward paying off our federal debt.

 

So, yes, we are going to need more meteor strikes.  Or our wives are going to have start paying us more for sex. 

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 28, 2012 03:33 PM (cxi3K)

10 That sure is one ugly looking genital sore...

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 28, 2012 03:34 PM (niZvt)

11 Part of me wants Romney to lose so someone like Jindal jumps in, but Santorum would be a disaster, he takes the bait every time when asked about women and sex and gays.

Posted by: Jose at February 28, 2012 03:34 PM (srIqv)

12 Andy,  I will give you bonus points for the illustration!  Good job!  LOL!

Posted by: Miss Marple at February 28, 2012 03:34 PM (GoIUi)

13

This has been and continues to be a hardcore full-contact primary season.
For all the emo-weeping about a "coronation" or "the fix being in", it's undeniably been a back and forth battle.
Go Romney. A sweep tonight is huge. A split is meh. A double upset would be brutal.

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 28, 2012 03:35 PM (HethX)

14 1 Santorum by 3 in MI Romney by 4 in AZ Posted by: Flapjackmaka at February 28, 2012 08:28 PM (FsCXf) Oh hell, I could do 5 more years of Obama, no problem. Besides, I could always see about getting my Czech citizenship reinstated...

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 28, 2012 03:35 PM (niZvt)

15 Jane.. how deep is that crater?

Posted by: jumbo jogging shrimp at February 28, 2012 03:35 PM (DGIjM)

16
The astronauts planted the American flag right next to that big hole on Mars, but the wind blew it away.  Thanks for the photo Andy.

Posted by: Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Moonbattery at February 28, 2012 03:35 PM (TkGkA)

17 They lost half their delegates.

Posted by: Andy at February 28, 2012 08:33 PM (XG+Mn)

--------------------------


Doesn't matter. There is already an official protest on that score for one of the other primaries who had also lost half of their delegates. The half delegate punishment was for moving primary. going winner take all calls for having the RNC award them as intended and overriding the State party..

Posted by: Vic at February 28, 2012 03:36 PM (YdQQY)

18 If Santorium wins Michigan, it will be interesting to see how the Rinos react.  I expect the conventional wisdom will change dramatically........and, NO, I'm not a Santorium fan....or a Romneybot either. 

Posted by: Not an Artist at February 28, 2012 03:36 PM (Lo/3Q)

19 10 - As opposed to all the good looking genital sores out there?

Posted by: BurtTC at February 28, 2012 03:36 PM (Gc/Qi)

20 Well, you guys keep fighting the Santorum/Romney wars.


I'm off to read a good book.


Let me know when the circular firing squad resumes, so that I miss it.


ABO.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 28, 2012 03:37 PM (UOM48)

21 The astronauts planted the American flag right next to that big hole on Mars

It was Uranus, you stupid bint.

Posted by: Maxine Waters at February 28, 2012 03:37 PM (vbh31)

22 @18... I dont care about Michigan. Its a blue state and dems are voting for Santorum in a operation chaos.

Posted by: jumbo jogging shrimp at February 28, 2012 03:38 PM (DGIjM)

23 19 10 - As opposed to all the good looking genital sores out there? Posted by: BurtTC at February 28, 2012 08:36 PM (Gc/Qi) I guess the SGSOD is just not an option, huh?

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 28, 2012 03:38 PM (niZvt)

24 LOL "crushed it"

Posted by: rows d at February 28, 2012 03:38 PM (huxh9)

25 21 The astronauts planted the American flag right next to that big hole on Mars Obama is on Mars?

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 28, 2012 03:38 PM (niZvt)

26 If Santorum wins by less than 5% in MI, expect it to be discounted because he "wooed democrats to vote for him, proving he really is the more liberal politician".

Open primary states really should loose 1/2 their delegates.

Posted by: MrShad at February 28, 2012 03:38 PM (kKopG)

27
I got a better lookin' hole than that.

Posted by: Cymphia McKinney at February 28, 2012 03:39 PM (TkGkA)

28 6% reporting, Santo up by 2%, per Fox.

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 28, 2012 03:39 PM (HethX)

29 Andy, I think that was SMOD's exploratory committee.

Posted by: Retread at February 28, 2012 03:39 PM (joSBv)

30 15 Jane.. how deep is that crater?

Posted by: jumbo jogging shrimp at February 28, 2012 08:35 PM (DGIjM)



I was just a kid, my dad was squadron commander at Luke AFB.  I just remember climbing to the rim, and slipping and sliding under all that gravel.  I'm sure to me it was huge.  But it wasn't.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 28, 2012 03:39 PM (UOM48)

31 Fact is: Brokered convention's chances rise gigantically when the establishment is losing. Wonder why

Posted by: Flapjackmaka at February 28, 2012 03:40 PM (FsCXf)

32 I can't believe that Cymphia.

Posted by: CMU VET at February 28, 2012 03:40 PM (Txumn)

33 I can't think of a more dreadful slate of candidates for a major party to run in my lifetime. Hell, even in 84 the Democrats had a few decent folks running in the primary. The Republicans of 2012? Good god. Romney- As far as can be determined by his record, his policies are pretty much exactly the same as the current administration....except that he won't be checked by a hostile congress. Santorum- Ignoring the whole "Ned Flanders from an evil dimension" aspect of his character, here's a guy who favors more state controls over individual citizens, and is openly hostile to 1/3 of the Republican party (in fairness, it's my third so I'm a tad touchy about the nitwit). Newt- Guy is nuts. Great ideas, tendency to blow things up. Kind of guy I wouldn't trust with my car, let alone a nuke, you know? Ron Paul- Except for his tendency to get cozy with nazis and 9/11 truthers, it's a crazy enough world where he seems the less crazy of them all. We have such a bad crop, that voting for the loon seems a great deal less crazy than the alternatives. Ugh. Just, ugh. McCain and Dole are even looking pretty good now. I really have no idea how we get ourselves out of this mess. SMOD seems pretty damn sweet right now.

Posted by: gbob at February 28, 2012 03:40 PM (BerYn)

34 We should do away with open primaries entirely.

Republicans should pick the Republican candidate.

/Captain Obvious

Posted by: Andy at February 28, 2012 03:41 PM (XG+Mn)

35 This entire primary has morphed into, "No, screw YOU, Dad!"

Posted by: Anony at February 28, 2012 03:41 PM (Yigvc)

36 Tweet from Ari Fleischer

@AriFleischer: Looks like 10% of the voters in the MI primary are Dems, up from 7% in 2008, down from 17% in 2000. Not a big deal if u ask me

Posted by: mama winger at February 28, 2012 03:41 PM (P6QsQ)

37 Very cool, Jane. I would love to see it.

Posted by: jumbo jogging shrimp at February 28, 2012 03:41 PM (DGIjM)

38 I had one of those on my chin, junior year in high school, when I had to lead a debate on social disobedience.  At one point, 40% of my blood supply was feeding my acne.   

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 28, 2012 03:41 PM (cxi3K)

39 Drudge already making excuses for Romney

Posted by: Jose at February 28, 2012 03:42 PM (srIqv)

40 23 - I looked up SGSOD, all I could find was "Sue Garner's School of Dancing." You meant something else, perhaps?

Posted by: BurtTC at February 28, 2012 03:42 PM (Gc/Qi)

41

Why is that whenever Romney loses, an excuse is instantly invented?

 

Every state in 2008: It's Huckabee's fault.

 

Iowa: Santorum campaigned there a lot...

 

South Carolina: Newt threw Red Meat...

 

Missouri/Minnesota/Colorado: Mitt really wasn't trying anyway.

 

See the pattern?

Posted by: Chris at February 28, 2012 03:42 PM (XGZYX)

42 That sure is one ugly looking genital sore... =================================== Pffft. That's nothing.

Posted by: Georgetown Coeds at February 28, 2012 03:43 PM (snRY5)

43 41 See there? He's practicing to be "Obama Lite".

Posted by: antisocialist at February 28, 2012 03:43 PM (j/nZn)

44 My crap candidate is better than your douchenozzle!

Posted by: Crapbot v.4.0.012 at February 28, 2012 03:44 PM (KI/Ch)

45 AriFleischer: Looks like 10% of the voters in the MI primary are Dems, up from 7% in 2008, down from 17% in 2000. Not a big deal if u ask me
----------------
17% in 2000 is a bit of a surprise. To me, anyway.

Posted by: Retread at February 28, 2012 03:45 PM (joSBv)

46
"Romney- As far as can be determined by his record, his policies are pretty much exactly the same as the current administration....except that he won't be checked by a hostile congress"

 Let's hear your exposition re: Obama's career = Romney's career. Tell me how you look at them both and see the same man. I'm all ears.

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 28, 2012 03:45 PM (HethX)

47 Ubehebe?

Posted by: Jimbo at February 28, 2012 03:45 PM (O3R/2)

48 40 23 - I looked up SGSOD, all I could find was "Sue Garner's School of Dancing." You meant something else, perhaps? Posted by: BurtTC at February 28, 2012 08:42 PM (Gc/Qi) Sweet Genital Sore of Death... which is what that pic looks like.

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 28, 2012 03:46 PM (niZvt)

49 Jennifer Rubin tweets

Dead tie with 8% in

Posted by: mama winger at February 28, 2012 03:46 PM (P6QsQ)

50

If Santorum wins MI, Gingrich will call on Romney to drop out.

Great pic of Meteor Crater. I've been there. It's a great big hole in the ground.  I also have a picture from the same trip of me, standing on the corner in Winslow Arizona.   

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at February 28, 2012 03:46 PM (qFSyj)

51 Duh!  Ubehebe is in Cal, near Death Valley.


Posted by: Jimbo at February 28, 2012 03:46 PM (O3R/2)

52

The boys up at the Club believe that it's Romney's to lose, old chums.  He has a top-shelf pooper, you see.  Top!  Shelf!

Posted by: Upper Deckington, Esq. at February 28, 2012 03:47 PM (I2LwF)

53 Pffft. That's nothing.

Posted by: Georgetown Coeds at February 28, 2012 08:43 PM (snRY5)

"Pfft"?  Bitch, you're still totes amateur status.

Posted by: Rutgers Students at February 28, 2012 03:47 PM (lJJMb)

54 I just want to state that if Romney wins, Newt is fully to blame. The ego-maniac should have dropped out in shame after Florida. The only reason he's still in is that a pro-Romney billionaire keeps funding him to split the not-Romney vote.

Posted by: Chris at February 28, 2012 03:47 PM (XGZYX)

55 Looks like Clarence's brainpan.

Posted by: Meremortal at February 28, 2012 03:47 PM (Usk3+)

56 "Santorum ... favors more state controls over individual citizens"

---------------------


Examples, please.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at February 28, 2012 03:47 PM (azHfB)

57 Recharging Hamtramck (building the Volt)

http://tinyurl.com/6rnrmts


Posted by: LC LaWedgie at February 28, 2012 03:48 PM (1ZF7c)

58

The Fox News Radio had a spot with an AZ voter who said he voted for Romney, even though he hates Romney.  He likes Gingrich.  Why?  Because he thinks Romney has the best chance of beating Obama.

 

Not sure whether that's good or bad.

Posted by: Truman North at February 28, 2012 03:48 PM (I2LwF)

59 Clarence doesn't know his ass from that.

Posted by: Meremortal at February 28, 2012 03:48 PM (Usk3+)

60 48 -- "Sweet Genital Sore...." I just, as they say, threw up in my own mouth. Those three words SHOULD NOT go together.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 28, 2012 03:48 PM (Gc/Qi)

61

Of the four remaining candidates, I believe that Romney would be the superior President. By many orders of magnitude.

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 28, 2012 03:49 PM (HethX)

62 That crater's almost as big as my anus.

Posted by: Andi Sullivan at February 28, 2012 03:49 PM (MMC8r)

63 Don't you mean, the last time SMOD ran *into* Arizona?

Posted by: Chris at February 28, 2012 03:49 PM (E9kgB)

64 Basically, support for Romney is based on the proposition that, as President, he will repudiate his entire executive record as Governor of Massachusetts.


Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at February 28, 2012 03:50 PM (azHfB)

65 How come Michigan is reporting before the polls close?

Posted by: Tami at February 28, 2012 03:50 PM (X6akg)

66 At least at the end of the night, Romney will still have won the educated demographic and Santorum the flat earth society demographic. Regardless of what you Santorum zealots say, we would not be having this conversation if Romney's religion was considered "Christian." Snake Handler = Good Mormon = Bad There, I feel a little better.

Posted by: ArizonaBuckeye at February 28, 2012 03:50 PM (nMMma)

67 AriFleischer: Looks like 10% of the voters in the MI primary are Dems,
up from 7% in 2008, down from 17% in 2000. Not a big deal if u ask me
  
Why the hell does either party have open primaries?

Posted by: Ombudsman at February 28, 2012 03:50 PM (AxHOT)

68 @58.. .that would be me too. Santorum will lose against Obama. Newt... I like him.. but I think he loses too. Romney will win against Obama.

Posted by: jumbo jogging shrimp at February 28, 2012 03:51 PM (DGIjM)

69 Because he thinks Romney has the best chance of beating Obama.
Not sure whether that's good or bad. Posted by: Truman North


It's good. He's being mature about it and not giving into the Win by Losing BS.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] at February 28, 2012 03:51 PM (9Hw3U)

70 And support for Santorum is bases upon the proposition that despite any executive experience he will be an effective President.


Posted by: Jimbo at February 28, 2012 03:51 PM (O3R/2)

71 This just in... with 12% reporting in Michigan, Perry has closed the gap to within 3 votes of Bachmann!!

Posted by: BurtTC at February 28, 2012 03:52 PM (Gc/Qi)

72 And support for Santorum, IMHO, is driven by a contrary streak; an electorate that has been so often and so blatantly betrayed by the Republican establishment that they will oppose the establishment candidate out of pure spite.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at February 28, 2012 03:52 PM (azHfB)

73 How come Michigan is reporting before the polls close?

Posted by: Tami at February 28, 2012 08:50 PM (X6akg)

Most polls in MI close at 8. Only a couple close at 9

Posted by: Flapjackmaka at February 28, 2012 03:52 PM (FsCXf)

74 Practicing eyerolls for all the insightful balanced comments that are sure to be coming tonight-- or have they started already?

Posted by: nickless at February 28, 2012 03:53 PM (MMC8r)

75 I don't follow Michigan closely, but I have some great friends who fly over it in their private jets.

Posted by: Mitt Romney at February 28, 2012 03:53 PM (fuqNY)

76 CNN may call Arizona as soon as polls close in 7 minutes

per twitter

Posted by: mama winger at February 28, 2012 03:53 PM (P6QsQ)

77 It looks as if the heavier democrat counties are already reporting in, (MI). Mitt might still take MI, in which case, Newtered Gingrich will demand he drop out of the race.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at February 28, 2012 03:54 PM (L7hol)

78
How come Michigan is reporting before the polls close?


So the Dems know how many votes to fake.  Duh.

Posted by: nickless at February 28, 2012 03:54 PM (MMC8r)

79 @76:No surprise Romney wins AZ... all eyes on Michigan...

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 28, 2012 03:54 PM (niZvt)

80 Romney by 2 in Michigan.

Posted by: Scope at February 28, 2012 03:54 PM (eiV2T)

81 Not only eill Romney not defeat Obama, he will in all probability do worse than McCain. There will be non-stop focus on Romney's wealth, his Bain tenure, Mormonism, and serial flip-flops which would make John Kerry blush.

Posted by: Chris at February 28, 2012 03:54 PM (XGZYX)

82 Also, the complete phoniness and lack of any apparent conviction or core values in Mitt Romney is off-putting to a good portion of the electorate.

I don't think either one of them can beat Obama, so I'm pretty objective about this entire fruitless exercise.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at February 28, 2012 03:55 PM (azHfB)

83 Most polls in MI close at 8. Only a couple close at 9

Posted by: Flapjackmaka at February 28, 2012 08:52 PM (FsCXf)



That's not what Andy has in the post....or the Fox Michigan site.

Posted by: Tami at February 28, 2012 03:55 PM (X6akg)

84 Mitt might still take MI, in which case, Newtered Gingrich will demand he drop out of the race.

Uh, Newt, Mitt's ahead of you.

Posted by: nickless at February 28, 2012 03:55 PM (MMC8r)

85 ABO..ABO...ABO

Posted by: The Jackhole at February 28, 2012 03:55 PM (nTgAI)

86 I don't follow Michigan closely, but I have some great friends who fly over it in their private jets.

Posted by: Mitt Romney at February 28, 2012 08:53 PM (fuqNY)

I don't know any NASCAR drivers, but I know a lot of the team owners.   Did I mention my wife has two Cadillacs?

Posted by: Willard at February 28, 2012 03:55 PM (AxHOT)

87 Oh nevermind....got my time zones screwed up.

Posted by: Tami at February 28, 2012 03:57 PM (X6akg)

88 OK, So maybe I don't have the common touch, but, gosh darn it, I have proposed some minor tweaks to the tax code.

Posted by: Mittens at February 28, 2012 03:57 PM (azHfB)

89 @86... please point out the pauper who has ever run for President.

Posted by: jumbo jogging shrimp at February 28, 2012 03:57 PM (DGIjM)

90 Obama has core convictions?  Oh yeah, those Commie convictions.  With gas at $5 / gal, let's see how much the voters care about Romney's wealth and religion.

Posted by: Jimbo at February 28, 2012 03:57 PM (O3R/2)

91 88 OK, So maybe I don't have the common touch, but,[ gosh darn it, I have proposed some minor tweaks to the tax code. Posted by: Mittens at February 28, 2012 08:57 PM (azHfB)[/i] Actually, Kudlow called it the boldest tax proposal he's seen since Reagan.

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 28, 2012 03:58 PM (niZvt)

92 The Gulf of Mexico is the most impressive crater.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at February 28, 2012 03:58 PM (mP3uM)

93 81 Not only eill Romney not defeat Obama, he will in all probability do worse than McCain. There will be non-stop focus on Romney's wealth, his Bain tenure,Mormonism, and serial flip-flops which would make John Kerry blush.

Posted by: Chris at February 28, 2012 08:54 PM (XGZYX)

I don't really understand that line of criticism...how exactly will another candidate fare better under what we all understand will be a complete smear campaign?  Whoever emerges as the eventual winner will have to swim through a river of shit to compete.

Posted by: Rutgers Students at February 28, 2012 03:58 PM (lJJMb)

94

33 gbob: You're not a socon? RINO! (grin)

I'm real tired of the GOP candidates each claiming to be the true, really, no kidding, genuine conservative.

Gingrich: squishy on global warming, and the whole sitting on the couch with Nancy Pelosi thing.

Santorum: Unions in PA are good, and we need an industrial policy.

Mitt: I was for gay marriage and an individual mandate before I was against them.What is it with Massachusetts politicians?

Crazy uncle: Sorry, I'd need a couple hours.

Nevertheless, ABOP is orders of magnitude better than four more years. We can't win if we don't try. 

 

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at February 28, 2012 03:59 PM (qFSyj)

95 off, damned sock.  Apologies to Chris.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at February 28, 2012 03:59 PM (lJJMb)

96 @ 66 There, I feel a little better.

I don't wonder. That was quite a load of bile you dumped there.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at February 28, 2012 03:59 PM (IlZPo)

97 You ain't lived till you've seen Christina Hendrick's crater...

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 28, 2012 03:59 PM (niZvt)

98 Santorum's lead approaching 2,000 at the moment.

Washington Examiner/Michigan

Posted by: mama winger at February 28, 2012 03:59 PM (P6QsQ)

99 This Michigan Primary is tighter than a vietnamese prostitot.

Posted by: Dan Rather at February 28, 2012 04:00 PM (03pec)

100

see, told all you Teh SARAH!!!!! should have ran

but noooooooooooooooo............

all you RINOs said hell no, she's unelectable so she bowed out for perry

always trust JOE!!!!

 

and go cubbies!!!

Posted by: navycopjoe at February 28, 2012 04:00 PM (aeve0)

101 I think Romney will win. Santorum will be painted as a social conservative nutcase. I would much rather have the discussion on Romney's wealth and success than fucking birth control with Santorum.

Posted by: jumbo jogging shrimp at February 28, 2012 04:00 PM (DGIjM)

102 God controls everything. He meant that crater. Every atom, He controls it all.

Posted by: Crater at February 28, 2012 04:00 PM (3OB8J)

103 Rick Santorum: True Conservative and Moralist three weeks ago -

"It's the Republican nomination, not the independent nomination or the Democratic nomination," he said on the call. "If you're a Democrat and you want to be a Democrat, then vote in the Democratic primary, not the Republican. If you want to vote in the Republican Party then become one."

Whatever. Fuck all these guys. I wouldn't support a brokered convention, but a gladiator-style deathmatch would be great. Romney is supposed to be pretty good with a trident, so he's got that going for him.

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at February 28, 2012 04:00 PM (+lsX1)

104 Santorum 55,967 40% 16% reporting Romney 55,734 40%

Posted by: CAC at February 28, 2012 04:00 PM (03pec)

105 74Practicing eyerolls for all the insightful balanced comments that are sure to be coming tonight-- or have they started already?

Posted by: nickless at February 28, 2012 08:53 PM (MMC8r)

.

Roll Snide.

Posted by: Meremortal at February 28, 2012 04:01 PM (Usk3+)

106

Polls are now closed-- can now project that will win taking all 29 delegates

Posted by: mama winger at February 28, 2012 04:01 PM (P6QsQ)

107 fap fap fap fap

Posted by: Rick Santorum at February 28, 2012 04:01 PM (MMC8r)

108 @86... please point out the pauper who has ever run for President.

Posted by: jumbo jogging shrimp at February 28, 2012 08:57 PM (DGIjM)

Post FDR?  Truman.  Eisenhower.  Nixon.   Ford   Carter. Clinton.  It's not that Mitt is rich.   It's these stupid, off-the-cuff let-them-eat-cake unforced gaffes


Posted by: Willard at February 28, 2012 04:01 PM (AxHOT)

109 I'm starting to really detest Santorum. The self-righteous little prick is dead set on destroying our only viable candidate. Meanwhile, his only demonstrable achievement to date has been to turn the national conversation from Obama's Economy to Contraception and the "GOP's Problem with Women." Way to go, Champ.

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 28, 2012 04:02 PM (niZvt)

110 Mitt just went up by 2k

Posted by: Truman North at February 28, 2012 04:02 PM (I2LwF)

111 In the Tri County area around Detroit, Mitt is now leading but barely in Oakland county where he grew up

@Michelle Malkin

Posted by: mama winger at February 28, 2012 04:02 PM (P6QsQ)

112 Romney 69,527 41% 19%reporting Santorum 65,429 39%

Posted by: CAC at February 28, 2012 04:02 PM (03pec)

113 The day a Republican has to catch himself to keep from saying that he's successful is the day I'm out of the party for good. For crying out loud, I've owned 3 cars at the same time in my life and I'm not a millionaire. Republicans' response to sensationalism about cars, houses, money etc. should be "So what?" The man has been successful at everything he has ever done...for God's sake don't elect him!

Posted by: Diddy at February 28, 2012 04:02 PM (NsbPY)

114 and go cubbies!!!

Posted by: navycopjoe at February 28, 2012 09:00 PM (aeve0)

On this, we agree.  Four or five years from now, they have the potential to have a restocked farm system and a competitive team.  I'm hoping Theo turns out to be as good as we all hope.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at February 28, 2012 04:03 PM (lJJMb)

115 Mitt +4k

Posted by: Truman North at February 28, 2012 04:03 PM (I2LwF)

116 God controls everything. He meant that crater. Every atom, He controls it all.



GOD / SMOD 2012!!!  Selective destruction!  And then we can nominate a new VP.

Posted by: NC Ref at February 28, 2012 04:03 PM (/izg2)

117 Senator Sanatorium is my choice.

Posted by: God at February 28, 2012 04:03 PM (3OB8J)

118 Fox website has Romney up by 4k.

Posted by: Tami at February 28, 2012 04:03 PM (X6akg)

119 Let the primary season be over already so all attention can rightly be focused on the clown parade in DC.  Gas is at $5 a gallon heading higher, the sooner this circular firing squad ends the sooner all the ABO sentiment can take hold.

Posted by: Boots at February 28, 2012 04:03 PM (neKzn)

120 Poll workers passing around NoDoze to keep volunteers awake. Thanks GOP.

Posted by: basket case nation at February 28, 2012 04:03 PM (kqbIK)

121 Fox Biz showing Romney up by about 4K in MI.  19% in.

Posted by: Lady in Black.....{sigh} at February 28, 2012 04:03 PM (F+Xfj)

122 41% Romney 38% Santorum Areas of Santo report look about 1/2 in. Areas around Detroit only about 10% in.

Posted by: CAC at February 28, 2012 04:03 PM (03pec)

123 Mitt is now leading but barely in Oakland county where he grew up was constructed

Posted by: Rick Santorum at February 28, 2012 04:03 PM (MMC8r)

124 Rombles up 5K now, 20% in.

Posted by: Lady in Black.....{sigh} at February 28, 2012 04:04 PM (F+Xfj)

125 Damn HTML demons!

Posted by: Rick Santorum at February 28, 2012 04:04 PM (MMC8r)

126 102 - You would say that. Blame somebody else for the mess you made, Crater... if that IS your real name.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 28, 2012 04:04 PM (Gc/Qi)

127 up 4500k now

Posted by: CAC at February 28, 2012 04:04 PM (03pec)

128 @michellemalkin RT @numbernerds: Michigan: Romney (41%), Santorum (39%) Paul (11), Gingrich (7). 19% reporting. 30 delegates at stake. #fb #MIprimary

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at February 28, 2012 04:04 PM (d6QMz)

129 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at February 28, 2012 04:04 PM (7W3wI)

130 Basically, support for Romney is based on the proposition that, as President, he will repudiate his entire executive record as Governor of Massachusetts. Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at February 28, 2012 08:50 PM (azHfB) That's what he promised!

Posted by: Mittbots at February 28, 2012 04:04 PM (qOpnH)

131 117 Senator Sanatorium is my choice. Posted by: God at February 28, 2012 09:03 PM (3OB8J) ---------------------------------- Mine too.

Posted by: Jesus Christ at February 28, 2012 04:04 PM (kqbIK)

132 Up 4700

Posted by: CAC at February 28, 2012 04:04 PM (03pec)

133 I want a person with Mexican ancestry for VP

Posted by: God at February 28, 2012 04:05 PM (3OB8J)

134 I think it's say to say MI doesn't like Gingrich.

Posted by: Lady in Black.....{sigh} at February 28, 2012 04:05 PM (F+Xfj)

135 mitt +5k

Posted by: Truman North at February 28, 2012 04:05 PM (I2LwF)

136 The only reason I'm rooting for Santorum is because I think a Santorum win will just make a brokered convention more likely. Outside of that, he's worthless to me. 

Posted by: BugPowderJunkie at February 28, 2012 04:05 PM (qjFi/)

137 say = safe

Posted by: Lady in Black.....{sigh} at February 28, 2012 04:05 PM (F+Xfj)

138 Anybody else think Santorum reminds them of Tommy Carcetti from "The Wire"?  Not the politics, but the speech patterns and such.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at February 28, 2012 04:05 PM (lJJMb)

139 Post FDR? Truman. Eisenhower. Nixon. Ford Carter. Clinton. It's not that Mitt is rich. It's these stupid, off-the-cuff let-them-eat-cake unforced gaffes Posted by: Willard at February 28, 2012 09:01 PM (AxHOT) Paupers? I dont care if Romney is rich. I DONT GIVE A SHIT. That line of nonsense is for democrats. There are no conservatives left. Most of us arent stupid enough to believe Santorum is some great white conservative hope.

Posted by: jumbo jogging shrimp at February 28, 2012 04:06 PM (DGIjM)

140 Up 4800 now.

Posted by: CAC at February 28, 2012 04:07 PM (03pec)

141 What's the deal with Byron York's hair?

Posted by: Willard at February 28, 2012 04:07 PM (AxHOT)

142 136: What is likely going to come out of a brokered convention that you find an attractive proposition?

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at February 28, 2012 04:07 PM (lJJMb)

143

i can't believe you guys are hoping for the guy who lost to the guy who lost to obama

 

please Teh SARAH!!!!  its not too late!!!

Posted by: navycopjoe at February 28, 2012 04:07 PM (aeve0)

144

I just heard on Fox that AZ is a winner take Allstate.

Doesn't seem fair to the GEICO Gecko.  

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at February 28, 2012 04:07 PM (qFSyj)

145 I expect RomneyBot to win by about 2% in Michigan.  But, since it's his home state, this will cause a serious re-think by the Rino establishment.  So, a 2% win is actually a very bad loss for RomneyBot.

I would expect a bigger surge for Santorium this week and possibly a resurgence for Newt.   RomneyBot has real problems now.

Posted by: Not an Artist at February 28, 2012 04:07 PM (Lo/3Q)

146 Former CEO of Intel on Cavuto saying the rosy economic picture being painted is pretty much balderdash.

Posted by: Lady in Black.....{sigh} at February 28, 2012 04:07 PM (F+Xfj)

147 Up 8500k now.

Posted by: CAC at February 28, 2012 04:08 PM (03pec)

148 135 mitt +5k Posted by: Truman North at February 28, 2012 09:05 PM (I2LwF) That thud you just heard was Mrs. Santorum's diaphragm popping out and hitting Rick's forehead.

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 28, 2012 04:08 PM (niZvt)

149 Santorum is John Cusack playing the crazy theocrat Republican in an Oliver Stone movie.  Romney is Ted Knight playing the out of touch fat cat in a Rob Reiner movie.  And Obama is from Central Casting as the younger and less-experienced commie brother of an African dictator.

Posted by: Truman North at February 28, 2012 04:08 PM (I2LwF)

150 What is likely going to come out of a brokered convention that you find an attractive proposition? Posted by: StPatrick_TN at February 28, 2012 09:07 PM (lJJMb) The NOT Candidate: NOT Romney NOT Santorum NOT Newt NOT Paul

Posted by: nevergiveup at February 28, 2012 04:08 PM (eCnLg)

151 Woohoo! Perry now up 14 votes on Bachmann!! Take that Gardisil Girl!!!

Posted by: BurtTC at February 28, 2012 04:08 PM (Gc/Qi)

152 Up 8600 now

Posted by: CAC at February 28, 2012 04:09 PM (03pec)

153
Let's face it, Mitt is gonna be the nominee.  Not something I ever wanted, but I have come to accept it.  We only have an illusion of a primary.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 28, 2012 04:09 PM (r+9M6)

154 Little ladies, if you dont choose my man, Sanatorium, your pain is just beginning....

Posted by: God at February 28, 2012 04:09 PM (3OB8J)

155 117 Senator Sanatorium is my choice. Posted by: God at February 28, 2012 09:03 PM (3OB8J)
----------------------------------
Mine too. Posted by: Jesus Christ


Ditto!

Posted by: Satan [/i] at February 28, 2012 04:09 PM (9Hw3U)

156 Michigan 2 close 2 call. McComb County, Kent County, Ottawa County keys to victory for both Romney and Santorum. Not enough votes in yet.

@Bill Hemmer

Posted by: mama winger at February 28, 2012 04:09 PM (P6QsQ)

157 145 I expect RomneyBot to win by about 2% in Michigan. But, since it's his home state, this will cause a serious re-think by the Rino establishment. So, a 2% win is actually a very bad loss for RomneyBot. Nice Try at Spin, But No Dice. Thank You for Playing! Insert 25 Cents for New Game.

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 28, 2012 04:09 PM (niZvt)

158 Mitt's leading by just over 8k.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at February 28, 2012 04:10 PM (L7hol)

159 Exit Polling:

41% of respondents in early exit polling thus far who said abortion should be "always legal" went for Romney

@DLoesch

Posted by: mama winger at February 28, 2012 04:10 PM (P6QsQ)

160 What is likely going to come out of a brokered convention that you find an attractive proposition?

Candidate Chuck Norris.

Posted by: nickless at February 28, 2012 04:10 PM (MMC8r)

161 Santorum areas about 40% in Romney areas only 25%. LOOOOOT of Detroit Metro (Romney) still not in yet.

Posted by: CAC at February 28, 2012 04:10 PM (03pec)

162 89 @86... please point out the pauper who has ever run for President.

Slick Willie - ?

Posted by: jeanne! with two N's and an E at February 28, 2012 04:11 PM (Bjwfs)

163 Down to 8000 votes.

Posted by: CAC at February 28, 2012 04:11 PM (03pec)

164 Mitt will probably squeak out a MI win.  My only happiness is that the UAW/Michael Moore gets their action plan shoved up their asses.

I wonder if Mitt will like the height of the trees in D.C. 

Posted by: Lady in Black.....{sigh} at February 28, 2012 04:11 PM (F+Xfj)

165 whoa, kill the italics!  

Posted by: jeanne! with two N's and an E at February 28, 2012 04:11 PM (Bjwfs)

166 </i>

Posted by: jeanne! with two N's and an E at February 28, 2012 04:11 PM (Bjwfs)

167 "Illusion of a primary".  He had a few.  Super Tuesday is next week.  It's not over.


Posted by: Jimbo at February 28, 2012 04:11 PM (O3R/2)

168 161 - Really? Looks to me like the bulk of votes counted now are primarily metro Detroit.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 28, 2012 04:12 PM (Gc/Qi)

169 A brokered convention delivers us Jeb Bush.  You heard it here first.

Posted by: Truman North at February 28, 2012 04:12 PM (I2LwF)

170 Oh, blah...

Posted by: jeanne! with two N's and an E at February 28, 2012 04:12 PM (Bjwfs)

171 I expect RomneyBot to win by about 2% in Michigan. But, since it's his home state, this will cause a serious re-think by the Rino establishment. So, a 2% win is actually a very bad loss for RomneyBot.

Do moral delegates come with the moral victories?

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at February 28, 2012 04:12 PM (+lsX1)

172 Let's face it, Mitt is gonna be the nominee. Not something I ever wanted, but I have come to accept it. We only have an illusion of a primary.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 28, 2012 09:09 PM (r+9M6)

  

Mitt's got all the 'scarole.   It'll be almost over Super Tuesday.  I just want it to be over so they can stop beating the shit out of each other and turn to Obama

Posted by: Ombudsman at February 28, 2012 04:12 PM (AxHOT)

173 italics fixed here.

Posted by: Truman North at February 28, 2012 04:12 PM (I2LwF)

174 please point out the pauper who has ever run for President. Slick Willie - ? Posted by: jeanne! with two N's and an E at February 28, 2012 09:11 PM (Bjwfs) And to the winner goes the spoils

Posted by: Clinton at February 28, 2012 04:12 PM (eCnLg)

175 Oakland Macomb and Wayne only reporting 10, 8, and 7% in respectively. That is a LOOOOOT of stuff left.

Posted by: CAC at February 28, 2012 04:12 PM (03pec)

Posted by: Tami at February 28, 2012 04:12 PM (X6akg)

177 I missed the tree height comment. What did Mitt say this time?

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at February 28, 2012 04:12 PM (qFSyj)

178 Oh no, not again.

Posted by: davidt at February 28, 2012 04:13 PM (axc/z)

179 </i> Hi

Posted by: Jimbo at February 28, 2012 04:13 PM (O3R/2)

180 Italics again?

Posted by: steevy at February 28, 2012 04:13 PM (7W3wI)

181 Nice Try at Spin, But No Dice.

Thank You for Playing!

Insert 25 Cents for New Game.

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 28, 2012 09:09 PM (niZvt)


-----------------


If you can't comfortably carry your own state in a primary, then you are a seriously weak candidate.  Tell me why I'm wrong. 

Understand, I'm not for or against Romney or Santorum.  I'll vote for whoever is the nominee, but Romney is weak - that cannot be denied.

Posted by: Not an Artist at February 28, 2012 04:13 PM (Lo/3Q)

182 A brokered convention delivers us Jeb Bush. You heard it here first.

Posted by: Truman North at February 28, 2012 09:12 PM (I2LwF)

How quickly can he change his name?

Posted by: Ombudsman at February 28, 2012 04:13 PM (AxHOT)

183

169  A brokered convention delivers us Jeb Bush. You heard it here first.

 

it gives us Teh SARAH!!!!!!

and a cubbies world championship

 

life will be good

Posted by: navycopjoe at February 28, 2012 04:13 PM (aeve0)

184 SO

Posted by: nevergiveup at February 28, 2012 04:14 PM (eCnLg)

185 Santorum will be painted as a social conservative nutcase. - Posted by: jumbo jogging shrimp at February 28, 2012 09:00 PM (DGIjM)

----------- ----------------

Gee, that would be such a gigantic shift from how Republicans are generally painted in the media.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at February 28, 2012 04:14 PM (azHfB)

186

@142 StPatrick_TN

Compromise.

Jeb and Mitch are non starters. We are at a brokered convention for a reason. Conservative would rather vote for some worthless hack like Santorum before voting for Romney. I see a Jindal or a Ryan-like candidate emerging. 

Posted by: BugPowderJunkie at February 28, 2012 04:14 PM (qjFi/)

187 Second look at Trump.

Posted by: nickless at February 28, 2012 04:14 PM (MMC8r)

188 I want a person with Mexican ancestry for VP

Posted by: God at February 28, 2012 09:05 PM (3OB8J)

 

I could get behind Salma Hayek. You rock,  God.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at February 28, 2012 04:15 PM (mP3uM)

189 A brokered convention will nominate who the party bosses want, Romney.

Posted by: davidt at February 28, 2012 04:15 PM (axc/z)

190 Santorum won union members in MI 45%-26%. They made up 14% of the GOP electorate.

@Steven Ertelt

Posted by: mama winger at February 28, 2012 04:15 PM (P6QsQ)

191 Michigan isn't really Romney's "Home State" anymore is it?  He left it years ago and "You can't go home again" because while you were gone, it changed.


Posted by: Jimbo at February 28, 2012 04:16 PM (O3R/2)

192 >>>Posted by: Not an Artist at February 28, 2012 09:13 PM (Lo/3Q) <<<<

MI is not really his state.  Probably should better count MA or NH or UT before MI.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 28, 2012 04:16 PM (r+9M6)

193 I still blame Iowa for this. If they'd have voted for their "none of the above" option rather than generic pandering Republican MR or RS then we may have had someone worthwhile enter the race. Not that I have any idea who the worthwhile person is.

Posted by: Doc at February 28, 2012 04:16 PM (/h3en)

194 If you can't comfortably carry your own state in a primary, then you are a seriously weak candidate. Tell me why I'm wrong. Understand, I'm not for or against Romney or Santorum. I'll vote for whoever is the nominee, but Romney is weak - that cannot be denied. Posted by: Not an Artist at February 28, 2012 09:13 PM (Lo/3Q) "Own" state? He hasn't lived there in decades. He was Governor of Massachusetts, remember? Besides... speaking of not carrying "your own state," last time I checked Rick Santorum got buggered so hard by the Good People of Pennsylvania he has a "PA Bitch" tramp stamp.

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 28, 2012 04:16 PM (niZvt)

195 How much did Santorum lose his Senate seat by??

Posted by: steevy at February 28, 2012 04:16 PM (7W3wI)

196 Mark Levin opening his phones lines to Republicans who can explain why they support Mitt Romney. So far...............MASSIVE FAIL. This is too funny. And very telling!

Posted by: HaHaHaHaHa at February 28, 2012 04:16 PM (kqbIK)

197

Sarah Palin coming out of a brokered convention is as likely as the Washington Generals winning an NBA championship.

The kind of people who become delegates are the same people who think Mitt Romney would be great if he just weren't so conservative.

Posted by: Truman North at February 28, 2012 04:17 PM (I2LwF)

198 I, God, will rain down pain and misery if you do not elect Sanitarium.

Posted by: God at February 28, 2012 04:17 PM (3OB8J)

199 Romney now up 9500 votes.

Posted by: CAC at February 28, 2012 04:17 PM (03pec)

200 143 i can't believe you guys are hoping for the guy who lost to the guy who lost to obama

please Teh SARAH!!!! its not too late!!!

Posted by: navycopjoe at February 28, 2012 09:07 PM (aeve0)


Yeah, because in 80 we had to settle for the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Carter

Posted by: MrCaniac at February 28, 2012 04:17 PM (1grxW)

201 CAC, it looks to me like those three counties make up about 40% of the total votes tallied so far. What percentage of the state total do they make, ultimately? Just wondering, because clearly Romney is killing there.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 28, 2012 04:17 PM (Gc/Qi)

202 Mitt just cracked the 10k vote barrier (gap over Santorum)

Posted by: CAC at February 28, 2012 04:18 PM (03pec)

203 How much did Santorum lose his Senate seat by?? - Posted by: steevy at February 28, 2012 09:16 PM (7W3wI)

----------------------


How well did Romney do in his re-election bid?

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at February 28, 2012 04:18 PM (azHfB)

204 Funny Twitter comment:

Exit Poll: Number of exit polling respondents who drive 2 or more Cadillacs 72% Romney 8% Santorum

Posted by: mama winger at February 28, 2012 04:18 PM (P6QsQ)

205 Gee, that would be such a gigantic shift from how Republicans are generally painted in the media. Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at February 28, 2012 09:14 PM (azHfB) And he walks right into every single time.

Posted by: jumbo jogging shrimp at February 28, 2012 04:18 PM (DGIjM)

206 navycopjoe: Why would Palin be a better candidate than any of the four still in the race? There's got to be something more than "she's hot." What states would she win that McCain/ Palin lost in 2008?

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at February 28, 2012 04:18 PM (qFSyj)

207 Newt, Mitt, and Rick are all second string has beens. The hard part is going to be finding nice things to say about the nominee in the Fall. If Mitt is the nominee, I won't pick on him until after the election in November.

Posted by: eman at February 28, 2012 04:18 PM (qOpnH)

208 CAC, it looks to me like those three counties make up about 40% of the total votes tallied so far. What percentage of the state total do they make, ultimately? Just wondering, because clearly Romney is killing there. Posted by: BurtTC at February 28, 2012 09:17 PM (Gc/Qi) Detroit burbs+Detroit make up a very, very large chunk. If there is still 60% outstanding now, and Santorum keeps running out of rural counties, Romney wins this by 4-5.

Posted by: CAC at February 28, 2012 04:18 PM (03pec)

209 The big counties still have a lot to report. I'm going to dinner. I probably wont check till it's over.

Posted by: Flapjackmaka at February 28, 2012 04:18 PM (FsCXf)

210 @TheFix Santorum is winning self identified Democrats in Michigan by a 3-1 margin over Romney and Paul, according to exits. #miprimary

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at February 28, 2012 04:19 PM (d6QMz)

211

197  hey Hey HEY!!!!

no crushing my dreams there big guy

 

that's what my wife is for

Posted by: navycopjoe at February 28, 2012 04:19 PM (aeve0)

212 197 Sarah Palin coming out of a brokered convention is as likely as the Washington Generals winning an NBA championship.
The kind of people who become delegates are the same people who think Mitt Romney would be great if he just weren't so conservative.

Posted by: Truman North at February 28, 2012 09:17 PM (I2LwF)


Shit, so the Wizards aren't the worst team in DC?

Posted by: Former Bullets Fan at February 28, 2012 04:19 PM (1grxW)

213 196 Mark Levin opening his phones lines to Republicans who can explain why they support Mitt Romney. So far...............MASSIVE FAIL. This is too funny. And very telling! Posted by: HaHaHaHaHa at February 28, 2012 09:16 PM (kqbIK) Mark Levin is a destructive asshole that first jumped aboard the Newt bandwagon, now Santorum. God knows who before that. I really think he would prefer 5 more years of Obama, just to keep his ratings up.

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 28, 2012 04:19 PM (niZvt)

214 I, God, will rain down pain and misery if you do not elect Sanitarium.

Posted by: God at February 28, 2012 09:17 PM (3OB8J)

 

Why does God need a starship?

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at February 28, 2012 04:19 PM (mP3uM)

215 I do not like Mitt because he has those creepy under wear.

Posted by: God at February 28, 2012 04:19 PM (3OB8J)

216 Yeah, looks like Romney is gonna win.

Posted by: Clubber Lang at February 28, 2012 04:20 PM (ZPrif)

217 Sarah Palin has big tittehs.

Posted by: steevy at February 28, 2012 04:20 PM (7W3wI)

218 204 More to the point, how did Romney do against Ted Kennedy in 94?

Posted by: antisocialist at February 28, 2012 04:20 PM (j/nZn)

219 If MI delegates are awarded by congressional district then statewide numbers don't mean much. Kinda like the electoral collage vs the popular vote.

Posted by: davidt at February 28, 2012 04:20 PM (axc/z)

220

207  There's got to be something more than "she's hot."

 

ummm, it sounds like a good reason to me

Posted by: navycopjoe at February 28, 2012 04:20 PM (aeve0)

221 The trolls are in.

Posted by: steevy at February 28, 2012 04:20 PM (7W3wI)

222
Well, I was the only one on the BAD THAD MCCOTTER train.  Not looking so terrible to you now huh?  HUH?  That's right.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 28, 2012 04:20 PM (r+9M6)

223 216 He just really hates Mittens.

Posted by: Big T Party at February 28, 2012 04:21 PM (hC5jI)

224 He hasn't lived there in decades. He was Governor of Massachusetts, remember?

Besides... speaking of not carrying "your own state," last time I checked Rick Santorum got buggered so hard by the Good People of Pennsylvania he has a "PA Bitch" tramp stamp.

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 28, 2012 09:16 PM (niZvt)

-----------------

Got it.  So, even though his father was governor and he grew up there, then it's not his 'home' state.  OK, got it.

Now, still waiting for someone to tell me how Romney is not a weak candidate.  Quite frankly, there is no one running on our side that has a chance in Hell of beating Barky.  They are all too weak, but some are weaker than others.

Posted by: Not an Artist at February 28, 2012 04:21 PM (Lo/3Q)

225 CBS exit poll: 9% self-identified as Democrats. Among these voters, Santorum won 53%, Romney 17%.

@Jim Geraghty

Posted by: mama winger at February 28, 2012 04:21 PM (P6QsQ)

226 10500 k diff romney over santorum now. The rural areas are reaaaally filling out.

Posted by: CAC at February 28, 2012 04:21 PM (03pec)

227 174 italics fixed here.


OK how'd you do that.    

Posted by: jeanne! with two N's and an E at February 28, 2012 04:22 PM (Bjwfs)

228 I like Thadeus. 

Posted by: Jimbo at February 28, 2012 04:22 PM (O3R/2)

229 @philipaklein If the exits are correct, they imply Romney will win MI by a few points.

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at February 28, 2012 04:22 PM (d6QMz)

230 227 CBS exit poll: 9% self-identified as Democrats. Among these voters, Santorum won 53%, Romney 17%. @Jim Geraghty Posted by: mama winger at February 28, 2012 09:21 PM (P6QsQ) That's totally impossible because I was told that if I hold my nose and vote for Romney then he'll be a hit with independents.

Posted by: cackfinger at February 28, 2012 04:22 PM (a9mQu)

231 My best MI contacts tell me they believe Romney will win by a few points in the end.

@Larry Sabato

Posted by: mama winger at February 28, 2012 04:22 PM (P6QsQ)

232 More to the point, how did Romney do against Ted Kennedy in 94? - Posted by: antisocialist at February 28, 2012 09:20 PM (j/nZn)

------------


Massachusetts voters chose Kennedy over Mitt because Mitt ran too far to the left.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at February 28, 2012 04:22 PM (azHfB)

233 <i/>Shit, so the Wizards aren't the worst team in DC?
Posted by: Former Bullets Fan at February 28, 2012 09:19 PM<i/>


I'm working on it, OK?

Posted by: Dan Snyder at February 28, 2012 04:23 PM (1grxW)

234 219 You Betcha!

Posted by: Todd Palin at February 28, 2012 04:23 PM (hC5jI)

235

228  10500 k diff romney over santorum now.

10.5 million?!!!

hmmmmm. can you loan a brother 20k bucks?

Posted by: navycopjoe at February 28, 2012 04:23 PM (aeve0)

236

If Mittens sews up a victory here, he should name that Michigan Rag frog as his Veep.  He's going to need the amphibian vote.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 28, 2012 04:23 PM (cxi3K)

237 The big counties still have a lot to report. I'm going to dinner. I probably wont check till it's over.

Posted by: Flapjackmaka at February 28, 2012 09:18 PM (FsCXf)



Just make sure to Tivo it so if its really close at the end you can go back and watch it again.  With slo-mo  replay.

Posted by: NC Ref at February 28, 2012 04:23 PM (/izg2)

238 Santorum looks strong in the UP

@Michelle Malkin




well, duh ....
@myself



Posted by: mama winger at February 28, 2012 04:24 PM (P6QsQ)

239 Ladies, I will make you uncomfortable if you pay heed to Satan. Ever since you talked Adam into the apple, the pain has been brought on by no one but your self.

Posted by: God at February 28, 2012 04:24 PM (3OB8J)

240 Rove and Trippi call it for Romney on FNC. Say 4-5%

Posted by: Clubber Lang at February 28, 2012 04:24 PM (ZPrif)

241 Now, still waiting for someone to tell me how Romney is not a weak candidate. Posted by: Not an Artist at February 28, 2012 09:21 PM (Lo/3Q) Well, he beat out every other candidate on the GOP side that ran.

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 28, 2012 04:24 PM (niZvt)

242

****looks around for garrett****

 

and no one better AHOY!!!!! me damnit

Posted by: navycopjoe at February 28, 2012 04:24 PM (aeve0)

243 Does it really matter anymore?
Really?
We're fucked any way you look at it.

Posted by: antisocialist at February 28, 2012 04:24 PM (j/nZn)

244 With 27% of the districts reporting, I think it's safe to call the state for Ron! Paul!

Posted by: Random Ronulan #3314158 at February 28, 2012 04:24 PM (L7hol)

245 202 CAC, it looks to me like those three counties make up about 40% of the total votes tallied so far. What percentage of the state total do they make, ultimately?

Just wondering, because clearly Romney is killing there.
----------------------
Rough guess, but if I remember correctly, 1/3 of Michigan's population reside in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne.  4 congressional districts reside completely inside the area, while three others have parts of these counties within them.

Posted by: HenryMalredo at February 28, 2012 04:24 PM (B4/gO)

246 Good to hear Romney has a slim lead, but I won't rest easy until at least the 50% reporting mark.

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 28, 2012 04:25 PM (hiMsy)

247 232 He's lying There lying Mitt Romney oozes electability Oozes ........

Posted by: Jennifer Rubin at February 28, 2012 04:25 PM (hC5jI)

248 Hey trolls,tell your gods to start packing up their shit.No matter who the R nominee is your gods will be moving out of the Whitehouse.Bye bye biches.

Posted by: steevy at February 28, 2012 04:25 PM (7W3wI)

249 Can I just say....I hate 99.9% of all commercials.  But I just laugh every time that little baby in the Capital One commercial comes on.  The one who throws stuff at Jimmy Fallon. 

/resume thread

Posted by: Lady in Black.....{sigh} at February 28, 2012 04:25 PM (F+Xfj)

250 224 Guy Mohawk- I liked Thad too. Cool rocker. Maybe we can coax him back in. I'll call my buddy Sheldon Adelson and see if he wants to spread his bets.

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at February 28, 2012 04:26 PM (qFSyj)

251 Actually, I liked Thad McCotter for Speaker.  And still do.

Posted by: Truman North at February 28, 2012 04:26 PM (I2LwF)

252 The Obamas can takes just about everything too.As long as they get the fuck out.

Posted by: steevy at February 28, 2012 04:26 PM (7W3wI)

253 Exit Poll:  MI: 39% share evangelicals , exactly the same as 2008

Posted by: mama winger at February 28, 2012 04:27 PM (P6QsQ)

254 I am a fat headed stupid turd

Posted by: Greg at February 28, 2012 04:27 PM (J3Ovp)

255 245 Now, still waiting for someone to tell me how Romney is not a weak candidate. Posted by: Not an Artist at February 28, 2012 09:21 PM (Lo/3Q) Well, he beat out every other candidate on the GOP side that ran. Posted by: CoolCzech at February 28, 2012 09:24 PM (niZvt) -------------- And only got over 40% of the vote in one primary. Not meaning to be argumentative, but seriously, we are so fucked.

Posted by: Not an Artist at February 28, 2012 04:27 PM (Lo/3Q)

256 260 Go spank your cock to your "Hope" poster bitch.

Posted by: steevy at February 28, 2012 04:28 PM (7W3wI)

257 100% of Marquette is in, the UP county that Santorum campaigned in. He wins it 47-31.

Posted by: mama winger at February 28, 2012 04:28 PM (P6QsQ)

258 I refuse to believe that Michigan democrats are voting for a THEOCRAT! Don't they like having rubbers? C'mon!

Posted by: cackfinger at February 28, 2012 04:28 PM (a9mQu)

259 I have no tolerance for that idiot, Greg.

Posted by: CAC at February 28, 2012 04:28 PM (03pec)

260 258 Hey he's a "severe conservative" just like me!

Posted by: Mitt Romney at February 28, 2012 04:29 PM (hC5jI)

261 261 260 Go spank your cock to your "Hope" poster bitch. Posted by: steevy at February 28, 2012 09:28 PM (7W3wI) I prefer the term 'hand-huggin' sir!

Posted by: cackfinger at February 28, 2012 04:29 PM (a9mQu)

262 THAT was just a fragment.

The main splash was in the Gulf. No wait. SMOD MADE the Gulf of Mexico.

And why is it Gulf of Mexico?

Most of the shoreline is the US.


Posted by: Doom is Riding the SMOD Express Coming To You! at February 28, 2012 04:29 PM (CP+yl)

263 260 November is going to be a hoot. Republicans nominate a guy who Reagan Dems hate and will never vote for...what could go wrong?  Reagan Dems have gone the way of the California Condor.  Might be a few left in captivity, but no longer breeding in the wild.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 28, 2012 04:29 PM (cxi3K)

264 Hey Greg- you promised me a couple of weeks ago we'd never see $5/ gallon gas. You still sure?  

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at February 28, 2012 04:29 PM (qFSyj)

265 Ouch, I just pulled a long hair

Posted by: God at February 28, 2012 04:29 PM (3OB8J)

266 249 - If that's the case, then my eyeball estimate that those 3 counties made up about 40% of the tallied votes so far, it's likely to tighten a bit as the upper peninsula fills in.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 28, 2012 04:30 PM (Gc/Qi)

267 Re: gas prices I blow dick for rides, I don't worry LOLZIES!

Posted by: Greg at February 28, 2012 04:30 PM (J3Ovp)

268 Michigan: Romney (41%), Santorum (38%) Paul (12), Gingrich (7). 35% in

Posted by: mama winger at February 28, 2012 04:30 PM (P6QsQ)

269

I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant is a television program in which human beings relate actual tales of stealth fetuses that did not make their presence known until they dropped a smoke bomb and rappelled out of the womb.

 

And it's pulling more of a market share than the combined primary coverage on all the cable stations right now.

Posted by: Truman North at February 28, 2012 04:30 PM (I2LwF)

270 How big a win is big enough? 5%, 6%...where does the goalpost moving stop? How about Arizona, does that suddenly not count because it doesn't fit the "candidate in trouble" narrative? Romney's ahead after tonight by another 50+ delegates and tens of thousands of votes.

Posted by: Diddy at February 28, 2012 04:30 PM (NsbPY)

271 Should be "The Gulf of Texas!"


Posted by: Jimbo at February 28, 2012 04:30 PM (O3R/2)

272 I'm as Catholic as Catholic comes, but I have to ask:  WTF is wrong with the evangelicals?  I mean seriously, Rick Santorum?!

Posted by: Blacksheep at February 28, 2012 04:31 PM (jA4Zy)

273

268  Reagan Dems have gone the way of the California Condor

 

hey Hey HEY!!!!

i'm right here you know, sheesh

Posted by: navycopjoe at February 28, 2012 04:31 PM (aeve0)

274 "Reagan Dems" are all Republicans now,or they moved left.

Posted by: steevy at February 28, 2012 04:31 PM (7W3wI)

275 I live in a suburb of Detroit.  In the 2008 election our precinct was 238 for McCain, 423 for Obama.  I was Republican voter #111 @ 5:15 PM out of 145 total voters.  (You had to "declare" what ballot you wanted, we a local issue as well.) I think that means there are a lot of people are trying to subvert the Republican primary because I have a hard time believing that we are getting such a high turnout for a primary compared to a general.  My husband thinks that perhaps it is because a lot of people have decided enough is enough and are changing their affiliation.  I pray he is correct.  (Oh and I am proud to say my son was voter #1 this morning.  He was on his way to work and had to wait for them to fire up the machines.  Good boy.)

Posted by: cfomahm at February 28, 2012 04:31 PM (EXorf)

276 Ew.
Seriously.
That's SO gross.

Posted by: antisocialist at February 28, 2012 04:31 PM (j/nZn)

277 From exit polls in MI, looks like Romney and Santorum split independents

Posted by: mama winger at February 28, 2012 04:31 PM (P6QsQ)

278 Looks like it's going to end up as a far more comfortable win for Romney than anyone suspected given the polls going in.  5-6% margin.  Two telling statistics: Romney won Republican voters by 10+%.  Also: Romney winning the classic "Reagan Democrat" Macomb County by massive margin.

FUCK YEAH.

Posted by: Jeff B. supports SMOD/Coldcuts '12 at February 28, 2012 04:31 PM (hIWe1)

279 36% in

Romney 147,259
Santorum 136,892
Paul 42,532
Gingrich 23,596

Posted by: Lady in Black.....{sigh} at February 28, 2012 04:31 PM (F+Xfj)

280

If you ever get a chance to go to Meteor Crater in AZ, GO. It's a real close up view of what SMOD Jr. did and gives you an idea of what Father SMOD is capable of. There's video, and a guided tour if you want to shell out extra. All life within several miles was killed if I recall. Really amazing.

 

Posted by: Linlithgow at February 28, 2012 04:32 PM (Gim9y)

281 "Hey Greg- you promised me a couple of weeks ago we'd never see $5/ gallongas. You stillsure?" Oustide of California, Illinois, New York, Conn, NJ, Maryland (DC suburbs), VA (dc suburbs), NV, parts of UT, MT, ND, SD, CO, NM, OR, WA, HI, AK, MN, MI and the major urban areas, it's only $4.90.

Posted by: Greg at February 28, 2012 04:32 PM (J3Ovp)

282 So, can Santorum recover, assuming he loses tonight?

Posted by: Clubber Lang at February 28, 2012 04:32 PM (ZPrif)

283 You see the elements of a Santorum win in Ohio in these numbers. Take away the hometown Oakland Co advantage and Romney loses.

@Dave Weigl

Posted by: mama winger at February 28, 2012 04:32 PM (P6QsQ)

284 >>>November is going to be a hoot. Republicans nominate a guy who Reagan Dems hate and will never vote for...what could go wrong?

You need to update your meme.  Romney is blowing out Santorum in the "Reagan Democrat" counties of Oakland and Macomb. 

Posted by: Jeff B. supports SMOD/Coldcuts '12 at February 28, 2012 04:32 PM (hIWe1)

285 Santorum and Gingrich are big enough assholes (along with their supporters, generally of course) to stay in the race until the end.

Posted by: ArizonaBuckeye at February 28, 2012 04:33 PM (nMMma)

286

197 Truman North

Maybe.  After all, many people are voting out of fear.  They are, in essence, playing not to lose.  When you play not to lose, there is no way you can win.  Because you've compromised who you are, what you offer, and how you serve others.  That's what a lot of people need to realize.  Not Obama isn't a winning strategy.

We need to play to win.  That means taking big leaps of faith.  I believe we can achieve such a thing in a brokered convention.

Posted by: BugPowderJunkie at February 28, 2012 04:33 PM (qjFi/)

287 All I can say is,if we can't get enthusiastic about getting rid of the turd in the WH(whoever the fuck the nominee is)there is something wrong with us.

Posted by: steevy at February 28, 2012 04:34 PM (7W3wI)

288 Greg never answers a question. Same stupid tape recorded answer.

Posted by: CAC at February 28, 2012 04:34 PM (03pec)

289 It looks like turnout is up in Michigan By Michael Barone http://tinyurl.com/6ru7z73

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at February 28, 2012 04:34 PM (d6QMz)

290 Steevy, are you drinking?

Posted by: Max Power at February 28, 2012 04:35 PM (q177U)

291 Where, oh where, is Maet with the TB3K?

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at February 28, 2012 04:35 PM (lJJMb)

292

I seem to be failing at this. Sorry.

****197 Truman North

Maybe. After all, many people are voting out of fear. They are, in essence, playing not to lose. When you play not to lose, there is no way you can win. Because you've compromised who you are, what you offer, and how you serve others. That's what a lot of people need to realize. Not Obama isn't a winning strategy.

We need to play to win. That means taking big leaps of faith. I believe we can achieve such a thing in a brokered convention.

Posted by: BugPowderJunkie at February 28, 2012 04:35 PM (qjFi/)

293 Luap Nor on Fox now.  What an evil bastard.

Posted by: Not an Artist at February 28, 2012 04:35 PM (Lo/3Q)

294 Consumer confidence is soaring?  Why aren't automobile and homes sales going up?  Everyone I know is deleveraging (paying down debt).

Posted by: Jimbo at February 28, 2012 04:35 PM (O3R/2)

295 Jennifer Rubin. Wishing she could somehow gargle more Romney love juice.  Her and Coulter.

Yeah BTW; what's up with Ann? 

Menopause?

Her womb suddenly started ticking?

What's with first the fatty chasing and now she's all out gold digging?

Or was is all phony from the start?

If she starts a lefty website and riding a bike on the beach, I'm quitting and doing a "unabomber" thing in Montana or Idaho.

Posted by: Please, please SMOD, smite us NOW! at February 28, 2012 04:35 PM (CP+yl)

296 I am God and if you don't listen to my child (Sanatorium), I will rain down fire on earth (global warming).

Posted by: God at February 28, 2012 04:35 PM (3OB8J)

297 291 But those Mitt guys calling everyone else assholes, they're the greatest!

Posted by: Big T Party at February 28, 2012 04:35 PM (hC5jI)

298 Where, oh where, is Maet with the TB3K?
===================

Please don't bust 287. It's comedy ... brass.

Posted by: fluffy at February 28, 2012 04:36 PM (vRSeu)

299

oooooh, ice cream truck!!!

and the girl is out the door

she best bring me a hot fudge sunday

Posted by: navycopjoe at February 28, 2012 04:36 PM (aeve0)

300 Romney is up by 12k now.

Posted by: Greg at February 28, 2012 04:36 PM (J3Ovp)

301 : One surprise -- Santorum lost Catholics by four.

Posted by: mama winger at February 28, 2012 04:36 PM (P6QsQ)

302 People don't care about the price of gas anyhow.



Okay, now you've slipped a cog.

Posted by: mama winger at February 28, 2012 04:37 PM (P6QsQ)

303 I am enthususiastic as HELL about getting rid of that purple lipped sucker of cock.I despise him.He wants to destroy the country I love.A country I believe he hates,just as his mother and father hated it.Fuck him,I don't need the second coming of Reagan to be enthusiastic about getting rid of him.

Posted by: steevy at February 28, 2012 04:37 PM (7W3wI)

304 "God" is a false god.

Posted by: Jimbo at February 28, 2012 04:37 PM (O3R/2)

305 Correction - I believe a brokered convention is our last chance to get this right. It's our last opportunity to show some balls.

Posted by: BugPowderJunkie at February 28, 2012 04:37 PM (qjFi/)

306 I've made my peace with Romney. Lets get this shit over with.

Posted by: Max Power at February 28, 2012 04:38 PM (q177U)

307 276 Well at least The Salamander has called it quits early, now if he would just call it quits for good.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo-intellectual at February 28, 2012 09:30 PM (hXJOG)


Never!!!!! He has books to sell.

Posted by: MrCaniac at February 28, 2012 04:38 PM (1grxW)

308 307 Catholics don't usually vote as a block do they? Also I don't think everyone knows Santorum is Catholic.

Posted by: Big T Party at February 28, 2012 04:38 PM (hC5jI)

309 My family prayed tonight that Santorum would lose, seriously. We did not care if Gingrich, Romney or Paul won, just not Santorum.

Posted by: ArizonaBuckeye at February 28, 2012 04:38 PM (nMMma)

310 304:  I assumed that someone with privileges did that, and not the real troll.  If it really wrote that in full earnestness, it needs to go into the hall of fame.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at February 28, 2012 04:39 PM (lJJMb)

311 If you thought the enthusiasm for McCain was on the low side after he suspended his campaign, wait until you see the lethargy Romney inspires, lol.

Posted by: Greg at February 28, 2012 09:30 PM (J3Ovp)


It's all good, I'll have you inspired to vote for Romney.

Posted by: SCoaMF at February 28, 2012 04:39 PM (KI/Ch)

312 "310 "God" is a false god." We are all false, I can tell you for sure.

Posted by: God at February 28, 2012 04:39 PM (3OB8J)

313 315 Paul would get slaughtered in a general 49 states for Obama easy.

Posted by: Big T Party at February 28, 2012 04:39 PM (hC5jI)

314 well, said, steevy. I could support any of these guys. I'd even vote for Uncle CrazyPants over the Obama traitor.

Posted by: Clubber Lang at February 28, 2012 04:39 PM (ZPrif)

315 A brokered convention is the way the power brokers will "fix things". And then Obama wins.

If there's a brokered convention, look for Jeb Bush's name to crop up.

It already has.

To quote the Reverend Jackson: "Keep out the Bushes!".

Posted by: Please, please SMOD, smite us NOW! at February 28, 2012 04:40 PM (CP+yl)

316 Please don't bust 287. It's comedy ... brass.Posted by: fluffy

No, it's at least gold plate. Awesome.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] at February 28, 2012 04:40 PM (9Hw3U)

317 You're welcome.

Posted by: CAC at February 28, 2012 04:40 PM (03pec)

318 314 307 Catholics don't usually vote as a block do they? Also I don't think everyone knows Santorum is Catholic. Posted by: Big T Party at February 28, 2012 09:38 PM (hC5jI) I suppose some voters don't even realize they live in America.

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 28, 2012 04:41 PM (niZvt)

319 HAH, Brett Baier on Fox just asked Luap Nor if his Romney dick-sucking has succeeded in getting his son Rand on the Romney ticket as yet.  Wow, best question yet in the entire campaign.

BTW - Luap got pissed - said the question wasn't appropriate.

Posted by: Not an Artist at February 28, 2012 04:41 PM (Lo/3Q)

320 Only age group Romney wins is over 65 crowd -- 48% to 31% (made up one in four voters)

@Dan McLaughlin

Posted by: mama winger at February 28, 2012 04:41 PM (P6QsQ)

321 From M80sB link @ 295

" just before the last polls in the western Upper Peninsula close, is 140,000, with 11.2% of precincts reporting. That suggests a turnout of roughly 1.2 million voters, many more than the 869,293 who voted in 2008."

Barone goes on to say, "This suggests something positive about the appeal of the two candidates:"

Hmmmm.

Posted by: Retread at February 28, 2012 04:41 PM (joSBv)

322 I like Rand Paul as a VP pick better than Rubio.

Posted by: steevy at February 28, 2012 04:42 PM (7W3wI)

323 311 Correction - I believe a brokered convention is our last chance to get this right. It's our last opportunity to show some balls.

Posted by: BugPowderJunkie at February 28, 2012 09:37 PM (qjFi/)

And who, exactly, is going to be the savior who airdrops in at the last moment to save us all, in heroic fashion?  The bench is a bit short at the moment.  Team R has some potential future stars, but non that are ready for the bright lights of a presidential campaign (Jindal, Ryan), and a bunch of could've-been-contendahs! candidates who chose to stay out, e.g. Daniels and Pence.  Since you want this thing, this brokered convention, what is your preferred outcome?

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at February 28, 2012 04:43 PM (lJJMb)

324 PRINCETON, NJ -- The U.S. unemployment rate, as measured by Gallup without seasonal adjustment, is 9.0% in mid-February, up from 8.6% for January. The mid-month reading normally reflects what the U.S. government reports for the entire month, and is up from 8.3% in mid-January.

Posted by: Greg at February 28, 2012 04:43 PM (J3Ovp)

325 Gingrich giving yet another concession speech... Place looks like a morgue. Gotta give Callista credit - she's standing by her man.

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 28, 2012 04:43 PM (niZvt)

326 On a side note, why in hell would anyone want Jeb BUSH to run. The mans last name is BUSH. And he's about as moderate, if not more than his brother. Outside the party big-whigs who supports the guy?

Posted by: Big T Party at February 28, 2012 04:43 PM (hC5jI)

327 @314 Because he comes off as a baptist instead of a catholic.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 04:43 PM (et2m1)

328 Baier's hair is looking weirder than normal. Not sure why. I like Baier. Not a lot of news anchors can pull off the short and stocky look. Though Judge Napolitano took it too far. 4'10, 320 just isn't a good look.

Posted by: Clubber Lang at February 28, 2012 04:43 PM (ZPrif)

329 Santorum won among working women by two points, 39/37. Romney won among all others 41/37.


Posted by: mama winger at February 28, 2012 04:43 PM (P6QsQ)

330 330  i would put allen west above both of them but i would rather see him in the white house

Posted by: navycopjoe at February 28, 2012 04:44 PM (aeve0)

331 @334 At least he isn't a social conservative like his brother is.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 04:44 PM (et2m1)

332 "330 I like Rand Paul as a VP pick better than Rubio." Fk you steevy, I love kids and think everyone else should pay for them. Ron Paul does not agree...

Posted by: God at February 28, 2012 04:45 PM (3OB8J)

333 Arizona exit polling data: GOP voters want abortion illegal by a 58-35 percentage margin.

Posted by: mama winger at February 28, 2012 04:45 PM (P6QsQ)

334 333 Gingrich giving yet another concession speech... Place looks like a morgue. Gotta give Callista credit - she's standing by her man.

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 28, 2012 09:43 PM (niZvt)

 

 

Yeah, but how much is Newt standing by (or behind) another woman.

Posted by: buzzion at February 28, 2012 04:45 PM (GULKT)

335 The mexican wife is thought to be Jeb's magic amulet. Hard to be labeled a racist with a mexican wife. The left would do it anyway, but it's harder for the charges to stick.

Posted by: Clubber Lang at February 28, 2012 04:45 PM (ZPrif)

336 #320

If Paul won the Republican nomination, his own followers would distrust him, and vote for the other guy.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at February 28, 2012 04:45 PM (L7hol)

337 WEST 2012   vote for me and i'll kick a hippy's ass

Posted by: navycopjoe at February 28, 2012 04:45 PM (aeve0)

338 330 I like Rand Paul as a VP pick better than Rubio. Posted by: steevy at February 28, 2012 09:42 PM (7W3wI) It would definitely get the Paulbots to come out in droves. It would marginalize the diehard anti-Romneyites.

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 28, 2012 04:45 PM (niZvt)

339 Should be "The Gulf of Texas!"


Posted by: Jimbo at February 28, 2012 09:30 PM (O3R/2)

 

Eh. Texas will be a state of Mexico in another decade of commie rule.

 

On the upside, as soon as I'm an official Mexican, I'm declaring war on the US. I figure I can make at least $10billion on graft from you morons rebuilding the nation. Suckers.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at February 28, 2012 04:45 PM (mP3uM)

340 332

That's a no-no, Greggie. Don't copy 'n' paste whole article.


Tinyurl is your friend. He wants to play with you.

Posted by: fluffy at February 28, 2012 04:45 PM (vRSeu)

341 338 It's too soon for him.I like him running for president in 2020.

Posted by: steevy at February 28, 2012 04:46 PM (7W3wI)

342

@331

 

 

Petraeus/Nugent 2012

Posted by: Palandine at February 28, 2012 04:46 PM (g7D8V)

343 330 I like Rand Paul as a VP pick better than Rubio.

Posted by: steevy at February 28, 2012 09:42 PM (7W3wI)

It's too early for both.  Remember Rand's flub on the Civil Rights Act?  Both of those guys need considerable seasoning if they're going to beat both a democrat and the professional left, BIRM.  Also, I hope nobody mentions Alan West.  I love him, but he's not even remotely ready for a Senate run, much less president.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at February 28, 2012 04:47 PM (lJJMb)

344 Greg's comments are improving.

Posted by: CAC at February 28, 2012 04:47 PM (03pec)

345 335 Yep

Posted by: Big T Party at February 28, 2012 04:47 PM (hC5jI)

346 Santorum lost the Catholic vote in both AZ and MI, per Fox exit polls.

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 28, 2012 04:47 PM (HethX)

347

Also, I hope nobody mentions Alan West.

352 pls meet 338

Posted by: navycopjoe at February 28, 2012 04:48 PM (aeve0)

348 Santorum is a bit of a heretic.  He loves the big govt. and unions.


Posted by: Jimbo at February 28, 2012 04:48 PM (O3R/2)

349 up by 5 now as I predicted.

Posted by: CAC at February 28, 2012 04:48 PM (03pec)

350

331

I disagree with your assessment of Ryan and Jindal. I would happier than a pig in slop if we rallied behind one of those guys. I think they're good compromises.

Posted by: BugPowderJunkie at February 28, 2012 04:49 PM (qjFi/)

351 GALLUP OBAMA APPROVAL 43% DISAPPROVAL 50%

Posted by: Greg at February 28, 2012 04:49 PM (J3Ovp)

352 @359: 5 is a solid win. PERIOD.

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 28, 2012 04:49 PM (niZvt)

353 >>>Santorum lost the Catholic vote in both AZ and MI, per Fox exit polls.

O RLY?

SNAP.

Posted by: Jeff B. supports SMOD/Coldcuts '12 at February 28, 2012 04:49 PM (hIWe1)

354 Read more: Posted by: Greg at February 28, 2012 09:49 PM


Make me.

Posted by: mama winger at February 28, 2012 04:50 PM (P6QsQ)

355 If people have problems without Santorum how would they feel when the learn that Jindal participated in an exorcism?

Posted by: steevy at February 28, 2012 04:50 PM (7W3wI)

356 GALLUP OBAMA APPROVAL 43% DISAPPROVAL 50% Posted by: Greg at February 28, 2012 09:49 PM (J3Ovp) Wow, thanks Greg!

Posted by: CAC at February 28, 2012 04:50 PM (03pec)

357 @355 Fuck Hot Air. They've gone full blown social conservative. Ed over there is just fucked in the head praising anti-abortion and whatever the fuck Santorum likes to go for.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 04:50 PM (et2m1)

358 Stupid libs don't know "The Exorcist" is real.


Posted by: Jimbo at February 28, 2012 04:51 PM (O3R/2)

359 *error* You have already posted this. You are an idiot.

Posted by: Greg at February 28, 2012 04:51 PM (J3Ovp)

360 fucked in the head praising anti-abortion




Huh? 

Posted by: mama winger at February 28, 2012 04:52 PM (P6QsQ)

361 Santorum doesn't come off as a Catholic and low info voters probably think he something else. That's the only reasoning I could think of for him losing Catholics.

Posted by: Big T Party at February 28, 2012 04:52 PM (hC5jI)

362 Sheyla Hershey has the record for largest breasts. 38KKK.

Posted by: Greg at February 28, 2012 04:52 PM (J3Ovp)

363 just fucked in the head praising anti-abortion and whatever the fuck Santorum likes to go for.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 09:50 PM (et2m1)

 

Killing babies 2012.

 

Shit head. Run on that. If you win, the US is not worth saving.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at February 28, 2012 04:53 PM (mP3uM)

364 Damn. And I thought I had the atheist vote locked up for Santorum, too. Did I mention I'm an atheist?

Posted by: Allahanus at February 28, 2012 04:53 PM (niZvt)

365 363 @359: 5 is a solid win. PERIOD.

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 28, 2012 09:49 PM (niZvt)

 

Really?  Yeah I think it is too, but just last night Maet was attempting to hedge bets by claiming that Romney's 10 point win in Michigan wasn't a hands down victory for him.

Posted by: buzzion at February 28, 2012 04:53 PM (GULKT)

366 I wish I knew how to quit you, copy+paste

Posted by: Greg at February 28, 2012 04:53 PM (J3Ovp)

367 @373 You miss my point. Abortion unfortunately is here to stay no matter what. Even with our conservative supreme court, they will back abortion rights. But the social conservatives have made abortion their holy grail no matter what. I can understand if they oppose federal funding of abortions which I agree on that subject but they want it eliminated all together. Especially Santorum is anti-abortion no matter what even if the child was a product of rape or incest.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 04:53 PM (et2m1)

368 I despise the poor as they are lazy. But they do love to have kids, thats why I had Jeebus put in a few good words for them...

Posted by: God at February 28, 2012 04:53 PM (3OB8J)

369 President Obama got the opportunity to trumpet his campaign season theme of the revival of American auto companies and to court his needed union supporters in one shot in an address to the United Auto Workers today. “And you know why I knew this rescue would succeed?” Obama said at the union’s Washington convention. “It wasn’t because of anything the government did. It wasn’t just because of anything management did. It was because I believed in you. “I placed my bet on American workers,” the president continued, according to prepared remarks released by the White House. “And I’d make that same bet again any day of the week. Because three years later, that bet is paying off for America. Three years later, the American auto industry is back.” Obama told the union members “you make me proud” and said the auto bailout helped save a million jobs in their manufacturing sector.

Posted by: steevy at February 28, 2012 04:54 PM (7W3wI)

370 Gallup released their annual state-by-state presidential approval numbers yesterday, and the results should have 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue very worried. If President Obama carries only those states where he had a net positive approval rating in 2011 (e.g. Michigan where he is up 48 percent to 44 percent), Obama would lose the 2012 election to the Republican nominee 323 electoral votes to 215.

Posted by: Greg at February 28, 2012 04:54 PM (J3Ovp)

371 I can understand if they oppose federal funding of abortions which I agree on that subject but they want it eliminated all together.

Well what's wrong with that?

Posted by: chemjeff at February 28, 2012 04:54 PM (7FadD)

372 "370 Stupid libs don't know "The Exorcist" is real." False, GD you.

Posted by: God at February 28, 2012 04:55 PM (3OB8J)

373 #375 They will run on that. Social Conservatives are a joke and are not a critical function in the general election. They will always vote Republican because Democrats! There are far more social liberals in this country than there are social conservatives. It's like 10% we're talking here.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 04:55 PM (et2m1)

374 Ladies, I will make you uncomfortable if you pay heed to Satan. Ever since you talked Adam into the apple, the pain has been brought on by no one but your self.

Posted by: God at February 28, 2012 09:24 PM (3OB8J)

 

 

So never happened, God.  Too bad Adam was weak.  Yeah, that's a better way of looking at it.

Posted by: Turn it upside down at February 28, 2012 04:55 PM (rZZA3)

375 @384 And if the child was a product of rape or incest? You're still okay with that?

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 04:55 PM (et2m1)

376 357 Also, I hope nobody mentions Alan West.
352 pls meet 338

Posted by: navycopjoe at February 28, 2012 09:48 PM (aeve0)

Yep, they're prevalent here; they got their comments out before I could finish typing.  Some folk just love them some fighty fighters who fight, and ignore their inexperience because they're the new shiny thing, or they're looking for a knight in shining armor to come save us all, when this whole thing is not up to the politicians, but the people who vote.  It drives me absolutely nuts.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at February 28, 2012 04:56 PM (lJJMb)

377 379 America is religious nation. The Declaration clearly states life as a right given by God. Get rid of Kennedy and Roe v. Wade gets flipped. A lot of folks believe God creates a persons soul immediately. That makes abortion murder in their eyes. Now let's say you believe that, aren't you going to fight tooth and nail to stop it?

Posted by: Big T Party at February 28, 2012 04:57 PM (hC5jI)

378 And if the child was a product of rape or incest? You're still okay with that? Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 09:55 PM


Why would you kill the victim ?

Posted by: mama winger at February 28, 2012 04:58 PM (P6QsQ)

379 Romney wins all 29 AZ delegates

Posted by: Wooden Indian at February 28, 2012 04:58 PM (aZrqG)

380 Santorum is anti-abortion no matter what even if the child was a product of rape or incest.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 09:53 PM (et2m1)

 

Yeah, killing babies is entirely okay in limited cases. Can you say sellout bullshit? I know you can.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at February 28, 2012 04:58 PM (mP3uM)

381 Romney up 4 in Michigan now.

Posted by: CAC at February 28, 2012 04:58 PM (03pec)

382 Just realized that Gingrich is only at 7% in MI.
King Fizzle.

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 28, 2012 04:59 PM (HethX)

383 Holy Toledo, huge jump in the "also rans" totals. My man Rick P. is killing though, so that's good.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 28, 2012 04:59 PM (Gc/Qi)

384 I think what differentiates pro-choice Republicans from pro-abortion Democrats is that pro-choice Republicans understand that those who oppose to abortion do so out of good faith, and not for the stupid caricature insulting reasons that Democrats invent about conservatives, that we hate women or something.

Posted by: chemjeff at February 28, 2012 04:59 PM (7FadD)

385 @391 I never said it wasn't a religious nation. Nonetheless, the Republicans in general will leave abortion alone just as the Democrats will leave guns alone. The independents are the people we've always been aiming for. Yes this year voter identification for R's are up but it's nowhere significant compared to the independent crowd. Both abortion rights and gun rights have appealed to these people. If you take away abortion, they will go Democrat and vote them in.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 04:59 PM (et2m1)

386 386 America 40% conservative 20% Lib More socons than libs.

Posted by: Big T Party at February 28, 2012 04:59 PM (hC5jI)

387 Stupid smucks, I abort nearly 40 percent of all pregnancies a year through miscarriage. Shits complicated.

Posted by: God at February 28, 2012 05:00 PM (3OB8J)

388 I don't like Santorum but I wanted him to win one to get at Mitt and his so called electability. I will vote for the GOP nominee. Yes, Republicans should be the only voters in R primaries, there should be no open primaries or caucuses. If we had closed primaries would we have ended up with a different and better candidate? I'm pretty sure we would. Santorum can't win a general election and I"m Catholic but i would not vote for him in the primary.

Posted by: CarolT at February 28, 2012 05:00 PM (z4WKX)

389 when this whole thing is not up to the politicians, but the people who vote. It drives me absolutely nuts.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at February 28, 2012 09:56 PM (lJJMb)


-------------


Let's all start taking the Klonapin around October so that when those people that vote don't vote the right way.  Cause it ain't looking good about now.

Posted by: Not an Artist at February 28, 2012 05:00 PM (Lo/3Q)

390 @392 Because I don't have to have an reason. These people have their own rights to decide for themselves and we will never take that away. You want to enforce your bullshit belief system down other people's throat even if it means taking away their right to decide.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 05:01 PM (et2m1)

391 @jamiedupree 60% reporting in Michigan - Romney 40%, Santorum 36, Paul 12 and Gingrich 7; Romney edge still big around Detroit

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at February 28, 2012 05:02 PM (d6QMz)

392 Perry crushing Bachmann enough to make Charles Blow proud.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 28, 2012 05:02 PM (rX1N2)

393 You want to enforce your bullshit belief system down other people's throat

yeah, that whole "life is a natural right" bullshit belief system

Posted by: chemjeff at February 28, 2012 05:02 PM (7FadD)

394 The only time the JEF stopped voting present in Illinois was to make sure babies who survived an abortion attempt could still be killed. And conservatives are the extremists?

Posted by: BishopWash at February 28, 2012 05:02 PM (liT8W)

395 I gotta be honest on the abortion thing: There should be no "middle ground." Rape or incest doesn't justify killing life in any situation. So either you believe your aren't killing life, in which case you should believe abortion is fine in all circumstances, or you believe you are killing life, in which case abortion isn't fine in any circumstance.

Posted by: Rich at February 28, 2012 05:02 PM (ldOlo)

396 Romney is currently up by 4% with 61% of the vote in, but huge chunks are still missing from Oakland County (where he's horsewhipping Santorum by a 20% margin in one of the most populous GOP counties in the state) and Macomb County (where he's winning by a commanding 10%).  The final margin seems like it will be somewhere around 5-6%.

Given the tie/Santorum-lean of the most recent polls, that's a big vindication for Romney.

AMERICA!  FUCK YEAH.

Posted by: Jeff B. supports SMOD/Coldcuts '12 at February 28, 2012 05:02 PM (hIWe1)

397 If St. Ricky loses, how long before folks cotton on to the idea that the media is ginning up the discord for their own purposes...

Posted by: Harris at February 28, 2012 05:03 PM (u3hn6)

398 Hahaha, nice work, CAC.

Posted by: Waterhouse at February 28, 2012 05:03 PM (YCQRh)

399 Time to listen to some classic '72 Grateful Dead to celebrate.  "Not Fade Away" > "Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad" > "Not Fade Away it is!

(It accurately maps the up-and-down of this fucking dramamine primary as a song sequence.)

Posted by: Jeff B. supports SMOD/Coldcuts '12 at February 28, 2012 05:04 PM (hIWe1)

400 402 - I think it's going to end up tighter than it appears now. Most likely Romney's lead is insurmountable, but it's within the so-called margin of error, so they'll wait.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 28, 2012 05:04 PM (Gc/Qi)

401 social cons are the backbone of the party. That's just a fact. I'm not a so-con, but I'm happy to make common cause with them.

Posted by: Clubber Lang at February 28, 2012 05:04 PM (ZPrif)

402 Mitt is the shit! Did he win yet?

Posted by: Professor Oilfields Amazing Reverse Unit at February 28, 2012 05:04 PM (SiOVz)

403 I'll tell you what is a "bullshit belief system": the idea that individual people ought to decide if a person is "alive" or not, based on whatever whim or fancy that they may dream up

My asshole neighbor?  Not really alive.  Blam.

My asshole boss?  Not really alive.  Blam.

Posted by: chemjeff at February 28, 2012 05:04 PM (7FadD)

404 Jeff B., just wanna check in to see if and when Romney loses in the general I can throw that in your face every time you bring up Angle/O'Donnell? Or will that only work one way?

Posted by: Rich at February 28, 2012 05:05 PM (ldOlo)

405 @410 Tell that to the majority in this country that have no issues with abortion. These people are affirmative of abortion in the case of when a mother's life is in danger, rape, incest, or physical impairments. You're telling me you rather send this country off the cliff and into a solid democratic majority for your belief system over abortion rather than economic issues which are far more important? Like getting our country's economy back on track away from the Marxist's plan?

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 05:05 PM (et2m1)

406 404

"A miscarriage is definitely not a joke, and I have no intention of making light of it. And it can be a tough and emotional thing for couples to go through, speaking from personal experience. And I know that it's often much harder on the woman than on the man. However, I also know that it doesn't necessarily turn you into a sad, depressed sack of tears for the rest of your life. People can move past it, and heal."

Posted by: Anony at February 28, 2012 05:05 PM (Yigvc)

407 Hahaha, nice work, CAC. Posted by: Waterhouse at February 28, 2012 10:03 PM (YCQRh) Yeah. Now I have to leave work late and explain to my fiancee what the hell I was doing. Promised her i'd obsess less about this election than 2008. Oops.

Posted by: CAC at February 28, 2012 05:05 PM (03pec)

408 Michigan looks like a wooly Billy Goat leaping over the outstretched head of a giant tortoise.

Posted by: runninrebel at February 28, 2012 05:06 PM (N/1Dm)

409 SMOD SR. ran in Arizona and narrowly won a local election 50,000 years ago. Pleistocene election laws were much simpler than the ones we have today and he was the only candidate on the ballot.

Posted by: cackfinger at February 28, 2012 05:06 PM (a9mQu)

410 Jeff B., just wanna check in to see if and when Romney loses in the general I can throw that in your face every time you bring up Angle/O'Donnell? Or will that only work one way? - Posted by: Rich at February 28, 2012 10:05 PM (ldOlo)

--------------

Heck, just remind him what an awesome job the GOP establishment candidates did in 2006 and 2008.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at February 28, 2012 05:06 PM (azHfB)

411

Posted by: Jeff B. supports SMOD/Coldcuts '12 at February 28, 2012 10:02 PM (hIWe1)

 

MANDATE!  FUCK YEAH!

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 28, 2012 05:07 PM (rX1N2)

412 SMOD is hoping IT US victory will also win him Canada Mexico and Greenland.

Posted by: cackfinger at February 28, 2012 05:07 PM (a9mQu)

413 Kaitian is full of shit, county is majority pro-life. Fact. Repubs can't win if they drop the pro-life stance. Only an idiot tries to purge the largest faction in their coalition.

Posted by: Clubber Lang at February 28, 2012 05:07 PM (ZPrif)

414 @418 They're only relevant in the primary system because in the primary, it is when we choose the national platform for which the party stands for. Social Conservatives over and over have tried to make abortion the linchpin for election which is a campaign killer. Bush have shied away from it in the 2000 and 2004 election even though he had the Jesus Factor (Born-again Christian) going for him. Once in the generals, social conservatives have less influence than they normally do.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 05:07 PM (et2m1)

415 Pro-choice: the completely non-bullshit belief system whereby individuals get to decide who gets to die, as long as they can convince themselves that they don't really deserve to live.

Jerks who steal my parking space at a crowded mall?  Time to die.

The Jews?  'Nuff said.

Posted by: chemjeff at February 28, 2012 05:07 PM (7FadD)

416 Like I said before, when did the socons take over the TEA party?  All this social issue stuff was supposed to be ignored while we focus on making OFucktard a one-term president.

Posted by: Jimbo at February 28, 2012 05:07 PM (O3R/2)

417 >>>I think it's going to end up tighter than it appears now. Most likely Romney's lead is insurmountable, but it's within the so-called margin of error, so they'll wait.

Not saying this to needle you, but it's exactly the opposite.  The margin for Romney is only going to increase from here on out.  As I just wrote in #413, the major tranche of votes that have yet to report are from the Detroit suburbs where Romney is crushing Santorum.  Particularly Oakland County, which is only about 35% in right now and where Romney leads by 20%.  That margin is going to hold as the county fully reports, which is going to add a massive edge to his margin.

Posted by: Jeff B. supports SMOD/Coldcuts '12 at February 28, 2012 05:07 PM (hIWe1)

418 Tell that to the majority in this country that have no issues with abortion.




Now you're just making stuff up.

Posted by: mama winger at February 28, 2012 05:07 PM (P6QsQ)

419 your bullshit belief system down other people's throat even if it means taking away their right to decide.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 10:01 PM (et2m1)

 

Murder laws are not bullshit. They are universal. Abortion not being murder is a legal fiction only believed by lawyers and evil assholes.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at February 28, 2012 05:08 PM (mP3uM)

420 God is taking a nap. Hope I wake up. If I dont, what does it matter?

Posted by: God at February 28, 2012 05:08 PM (3OB8J)

421 @431 Where's your poll supporting this argument? Abortion rights are affirmed by the majority over issues of mother's life, rape, incest, or physical defects. People are fine with Sarah Palin choosing to bring her Down Syndrome child into the world but that was her choice that she made. Ironically the LDS church which are social conservatives in general does support abortion only in the case of rape and incest.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 05:09 PM (et2m1)

422 All caps jeffB?

 Rly?

Posted by: runninrebel at February 28, 2012 05:09 PM (N/1Dm)

423 Rick Santorum expected to speak in a couple of minutes.

Posted by: mama winger at February 28, 2012 05:09 PM (P6QsQ)

424 Two-thirds counted, and it appears to be about 630,000 total votes, meaning the final will be less than a million. Not sure what that means regarding turnout, but up thread somebody said 1.2 mil was expected. Unless 2/3 doesn't really mean 2/3, in which case.....

Posted by: BurtTC at February 28, 2012 05:09 PM (Gc/Qi)

425 Has anyone called this for Mitt yet? It's looking more and more unlikely that the Santorum is going anywhere.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at February 28, 2012 05:10 PM (L7hol)

426 Oh sweet, is it time to bash the Tea Party now too?

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 28, 2012 05:10 PM (rX1N2)

427 79% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

Posted by: Jimbo at February 28, 2012 05:10 PM (O3R/2)

428  
Dictators R Us:

>>>Texas decided to bar the Women’s Health Program funding from abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, in May of last year. Almost immediately, the Obama administration threatened to pull Medicaid from Texas if funding wasn’t reinstated for the abortion giant. Texas refused, and in turn, the Obama administration decided last week to yank the annual $40,000,000 Texas received for its Medicaid program, beginning in March. This also results in another $17,000,000 loss to Planned Parenthood of Texas.

Obama showed his true agenda by pulling Medicaid from Texas. He would rather have thousands of low-income families struggling to obtain health care rather than see funding pulled and reallocated from the largest abortion-committing organization in the nation. <<<<<<

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 28, 2012 05:10 PM (r+9M6)

429 @437, Please do show me your data. Surely you got polls to back up your arguments?

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 05:11 PM (et2m1)

430 Rick giving his squeakhole buggered speech... Bet you wish Mitt had worn a rubber NOW, don't ya?

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 28, 2012 05:11 PM (niZvt)

431 Tell that to the majority in this country that have no issues with abortion.

only 26% think abortion should be legal in any circumstance

http://www.gallup.com/poll/1576/abortion.aspx

Posted by: chemjeff at February 28, 2012 05:11 PM (7FadD)

432 Natures God gives all people a right to life first and foremost. If the DOI is "bullshit belief system" you need to rethink some things.

Posted by: Big T Party at February 28, 2012 05:12 PM (hC5jI)

433 Santorum is on my TV trying to act like he won.

He is not the winner.

He is trying to grab some TV time and get momentum.

What. A. Prick.

Posted by: Miss Marple at February 28, 2012 05:12 PM (GoIUi)

434 @446, you're right Jimbo. I didn't look at polls that are easily found on the internet. For example, 62% of Americans supports first-trimester abortion.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 05:12 PM (et2m1)

435 435 - Maybe, but I was reading it the other way based on what someone said up thread, which is that those 3 metro Detroit counties are about a third of the total votes, and for a while there they represented about 40% of the tally. Obviously, any movement this way or that in those subsets are going to make a big difference. Romney wins, either way, so a good night for him.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 28, 2012 05:12 PM (Gc/Qi)

436 Hey, after we purge the pro-life so-con theocrats, let's purge the pro-military warmongers!! Let's see, who can be the candidate that hates both the religious and the military .... Ron Paul!!! Paultard for the win!!! We'll get at least 2-5% of the vote!! Victory!!

Posted by: Clubber Lang at February 28, 2012 05:12 PM (ZPrif)

437 What. A. Prick. yep. He is a total tool. He's a bag of tools. You'd have to be blinded by RomneyHate not to see what a douche this guy is. whoops! some are, so blinded

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 28, 2012 05:13 PM (SB0V2)

438 Looks like Romney has cracked the 50% total in AZ and is (hopefully) en route to a comfortable 20-30,000 vote win in MI. My head will rest lightly on the pillow tonight.
I gotta admit that of all the contests thus far, tonight scared me the most. Lots at stake.

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 28, 2012 05:13 PM (HethX)

439 You're telling me you rather send this country off the cliff and into a solid democratic majority for your belief system over abortion rather than economic issues which are far more important?

false choice.

nobody is suggesting abortion should trump all other issues.

Posted by: chemjeff at February 28, 2012 05:13 PM (7FadD)

440

Please do show me your data. Surely you got polls to back up your arguments?

 

--------

 

Have you shown any?

Posted by: Rich at February 28, 2012 05:13 PM (ldOlo)

441 Please do show me your data. Surely you got polls to back up your arguments? Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 10:11 PM


I was not the person that claimed the majority of Americans have no problems with abortion.  You made the claim.  I called you on it.  If you have the evidence to back up your claim, surely you will post it.

Posted by: mama winger at February 28, 2012 05:13 PM (P6QsQ)

442

I'm so looking forward to being able to keep my mandate if I like my mandate, and if I don't, fuck me. 

 

I'm also looking forward to indexing minimum wage to inflation. 

 

COMPETENCE!  FUCK YEAH!

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 28, 2012 05:13 PM (rX1N2)

443 So, is this abortion troll a paultard?

Posted by: Clubber Lang at February 28, 2012 05:13 PM (ZPrif)

444 @450 ANY circumstances. Which includes 3rd trimester abortion. But thanks to your poll, 51% supports in some circumstances. So 77% of Americans supports abortion in either ANY or SOME circumstances. Thanks for the help chemjeff.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 05:14 PM (et2m1)

445 @463, Nope, Romneybot.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 05:14 PM (et2m1)

446 >>>All caps jeffB?

>>>Rly?


YA RLY.

C'mon broheim, that's how I've rolled here for what, the past TEN years now.

(Note ironically self-aware use of allcaps in this post.)

Posted by: Jeff B. supports SMOD/Coldcuts '12 at February 28, 2012 05:14 PM (hIWe1)

447 nobody is suggesting abortion should trump all other issues. TRUCE! pleez? truce?

Posted by: ThatOtherGuyWhoQuit at February 28, 2012 05:14 PM (SB0V2)

448

Santorum is on my TV trying to act like he won.

He is not the winner.

He is trying to grab some TV time and get momentum.

What. A. Prick.

 

==========

 

Yea, I mean what candidate does this? Besides every single candidate ever?


Posted by: Rich at February 28, 2012 05:14 PM (ldOlo)

449 453 @446, you're right Jimbo. I didn't look at polls that are easily found on the internet. For example, 62% of Americans supports first-trimester abortion.

The 62% number is BULLSHIT!

Posted by: Jimbo at February 28, 2012 05:15 PM (O3R/2)

450 NBC calls MI for Romney.

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at February 28, 2012 05:15 PM (d6QMz)

451 Is he going to congratulate Romney at some point? Jeebus.

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 28, 2012 05:15 PM (niZvt)

452 Jeff, Jeff, Jeff I know it's hard to resist but resist don't be that guy I'm like lincoln up there - will sleep a lot better with this result. no need to gloat. altho why anyone would gloat over a romney victory it's hard to fathom

Posted by: ThatOtherGuyWhoQuit at February 28, 2012 05:16 PM (SB0V2)

453 @470 Even the gallup poll obviously supports my argument. At least I'm not delusional and surrounded by social conservative baptist.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 05:16 PM (et2m1)

454 health care rather than see funding pulled and reallocated from the
largest abortion-committing organization in the nation. <<<<<<

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 28, 2012 10:10 PM (r+9M6)

 

I live in Texas, and I approve this message.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at February 28, 2012 05:16 PM (mP3uM)

455 Whoops! They just took a bunch of votes away from the also-rans... what gives? How did they go from having over 10K votes between them to around 5K now?

Posted by: BurtTC at February 28, 2012 05:16 PM (Gc/Qi)

456 whoopsie! I shouldn't be allowed to use socks god I suck

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 28, 2012 05:16 PM (SB0V2)

457 Geez, he's annoying.

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 28, 2012 05:16 PM (Iyg03)

458

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 10:14 PM (et2m1)


therefore, a clear majority of Americans "have issues" with abortion, in contradiction to your claim

Posted by: chemjeff at February 28, 2012 05:17 PM (7FadD)

459 Since we're giving Maine to Canada, I think maybe we should send Michigan back to territorial status for a while. Let them work things out then come back into the Second Republic of the United States.

Posted by: runninrebel at February 28, 2012 05:17 PM (N/1Dm)

460 Fox calls it for Mitt.

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 28, 2012 05:17 PM (niZvt)

461 Ron Paul tells Wolf Blitzer there is no secret alliance with Romney

via Politico

Posted by: mama winger at February 28, 2012 05:17 PM (P6QsQ)

462 404 Stupid smucks, I abort nearly 40 percent of all pregnancies a year through miscarriage. Shits complicated. Posted by: God at February 28, 2012 10:00 PM (3OB8J) So God can't spell the word schmuck? Which god? Hodr the blind archer of winter wind?

Posted by: cackfinger at February 28, 2012 05:17 PM (a9mQu)

463 62% of Americans do not support unlimited, restriction-free, first-trimester abortion.

Kaitian is attempting to bullshit with polls.

Posted by: chemjeff at February 28, 2012 05:18 PM (7FadD)

464 Bet you wish Mitt had worn a rubber NOW, don't ya?

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 28, 2012 10:11 PM (niZvt)

 

I think you'll get Mitt, and I think you'll regret it. I'll vote for him, but if he turns out to be a failure, I am gone, forever.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at February 28, 2012 05:19 PM (mP3uM)

465

Looks like Romney has it, maybe 5 points total.

 

Fox just called it for him.

 

However, looking at a lot of the counties that Santorum carried, some are very strong Dem leaners, and the estimates are that about 10% of the votes are Dem crossovers voting for Santorum.

 

That makes the Romney margin a bit higher, but impossible to prove.

Posted by: Mister Money at February 28, 2012 05:19 PM (wN82N)

466 Republicans in the South are pro-life and they win.
Republicans in the Northeast are pro-abort and they lose.

What kind of crackpot thinks the key to success is for the winners to emulate the losers?

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at February 28, 2012 05:19 PM (azHfB)

467

After Basically Authentic is done speaking, I assume Dubiously Authentic will give a victory speech.


@Josh Trevino

Posted by: mama winger at February 28, 2012 05:19 PM (P6QsQ)

468 483 Fox calls it for Mitt. Posted by: CoolCzech at February 28, 2012 10:17 PM (niZvt) Maybe he won. Iowa makes an early announcement delivered during Santorum's speech seem a rather poor practice though.

Posted by: cackfinger at February 28, 2012 05:19 PM (a9mQu)

469 You know what's a great idea? Lets take anti abortion off our platform thus alienating every social conservative and causing an intra party split bigger than the one we have now. In order to increase our chances of winning. Yeah.

Posted by: Big T Party at February 28, 2012 05:19 PM (hC5jI)

470 484 Ron Paul tells Wolf Blitzer there is no secret alliance with Romney via Politico Posted by: mama winger at February 28, 2012 10:17 PM (P6QsQ) I'd call it a pretty blatant one.

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 28, 2012 05:20 PM (niZvt)

471 @481 A majority have issues with 3rd trimester abortion. In that same poll, abortion is accepted when a mother's life is threatened by 83%, abortion is accepted when a child is a product of rape or incest by 75%. 1st three months of pregnancy, 62% unlike last 3 months of pregnancy which is shot down because it is only supported by 24%.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 05:20 PM (et2m1)

472 So 77% of Americans supports abortion in either ANY or SOME circumstances.
Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 10:14 PM (et2m1)

--------------------------

I don't support abortion under any circumstance.  And, yes, I speak for everyone in my family.  We would never vote for a pro-choice candidate.  NOT.EVER.

Posted by: Not an Artist at February 28, 2012 05:20 PM (Lo/3Q)

473 Average Joe sucks cock by choice.


That is all.

Posted by: toby928 at February 28, 2012 05:20 PM (GTbGH)

474 The polls don't support the message Kaitian is trying to get across, that the vast majority of people "have no issues" with abortion.  That is false.

And besides, it is just appealing to the mob anyway.  Even if 90+% of Americans did favor unlimited abortion, does that mean the 10% of Americans who have strong moral opposition to abortion should just shut up and go away?

Posted by: chemjeff at February 28, 2012 05:21 PM (7FadD)

475 Oddly amusing that fnc cut off Ricky mid sentence to announce his loss.

Posted by: Harris at February 28, 2012 05:21 PM (DvzpJ)

476 Ok, total for the three metro Detroit area counties are now about a third of the tally, so everything should track fairly evenly from here on. No surprises coming... except I would like to know what happened to the also-rans totals. Did Fox screw up, or were they pulled off the table for a reason?

Posted by: BurtTC at February 28, 2012 05:22 PM (Gc/Qi)

477 FWIW, Romney has moved out to a 5% lead now with 68% in.  As I said, the weight of Oakland (51%-29%!  And that's 100,000 total GOP votes in that county, it's not some UP nothingburger), Macomb, Wayne, Livingston, and Washtenaw is crushing Santorum.

It actually may end up as a 7% victory for Romney instead of 5-6% if current trends hold.  And because he did so surprisingly well in the UP's 1st congressional district (which includes not just the peninsula itself, but also the Northern MI counties that all went Romney), he might end up winning every district in the state except for the 2nd, 3rd, and 6th.  That would send him home with a supermajority of MI's delegates despite its proportional allocation.

Posted by: Jeff B. supports SMOD/Coldcuts '12 at February 28, 2012 05:22 PM (hIWe1)

478 490 Establishment Republicans and MittBots

Posted by: Big T Party at February 28, 2012 05:22 PM (hC5jI)

479 @486 I never said unlimited. Where did I say that? The social conservatives here are trying to argue that the majority of the country wants abortion illegal when that is down right false. I've otherwise stated that a majority of the country does support abortion in certain circumstances over 1) Mother's life is threatened 2) Rape 3) Incest

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 05:22 PM (et2m1)

480

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 10:20 PM (et2m1)


you claimed that a majority of Americans "have no issues" with abortion.  your claim is false.  own up to it or STFU.

Posted by: chemjeff at February 28, 2012 05:22 PM (7FadD)

481 Which one is AJ?

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 28, 2012 05:22 PM (rX1N2)

482 @498 You're just making it up now. That poll does support my argument. But hey, thanks for doing my work for me.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 05:23 PM (et2m1)

483 Just tweeted by Jonah Goldberg "Shorter GOP electorate: Kneel before SMOD"

Posted by: Not an Artist at February 28, 2012 05:23 PM (Lo/3Q)

484

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 10:22 PM (et2m1)


so what exactly is your argument?  that social conservatives who have strong moral objections to abortion should just STFU because polls disagree with them?

Posted by: chemjeff at February 28, 2012 05:23 PM (7FadD)

485 @481 A majority have issues with 3rd trimester abortion. In that same poll, abortion is accepted when a mother's life is threatened by 83%, abortion is accepted when a child is a product of rape or incest by 75%. 1st three months of pregnancy, 62% unlike last 3 months of pregnancy which is shot down because it is only supported by 24%.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 10:20 PM (et2m1)



Forgive me if I'm missing something, but doesn't that kind of contradict "the majority in this country that have no issues with abortion."

Posted by: AD at February 28, 2012 05:23 PM (BuSqf)

486 @505 And it is inaccurate how? The majority does support abortion in certain or all circumstances. Do a ctrl+find and do a search on incest. I've constantly pointed this out that A CLEAR MAJORITY does support abortion in the case of mother's health, rape, incest.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 05:24 PM (et2m1)

487 Rick needs to stop now. It's just tiresome.

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 28, 2012 05:24 PM (niZvt)

488 >>>I'm like lincoln up there - will sleep a lot better with this result. no need to gloat. altho why anyone would gloat over a romney victory it's hard to fathom

Nah, don't worry, I won't be 'that guy.'  I'm being realistic and analytical here about Romney's 'hard' takeaway from tonight.  I'm not deluding myself into thinking it's some sort of sweeping victory, because Super Tuesday is going to be ugly all over again.

But I won't lie: I thought Santorum was going to win MI tonight, and I was bracing myself for a truly awful round of gloating and recriminations tomorrow.  My overriding emotion right now?  Relief.

Well, that and "drunkenness," but then I assume that's par for the course with us Morons.

Posted by: Jeff B. supports SMOD/Coldcuts '12 at February 28, 2012 05:24 PM (hIWe1)

489 Everybody loves abortion. Every poll you cite demonstrating the opposite only proves my argument.

Posted by: Gaytian at February 28, 2012 05:24 PM (azHfB)

490 Good point McCotter brought up.  Interesting to see if Mitt covers the spread between Santorum and Newt.  If he doesn't, not sure Mitt's out of the woods yet.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 28, 2012 05:25 PM (rX1N2)

491

@ 446 79% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

Posted by: Jimbo at February 28, 2012 10:10 PM (O3R/2)

 

84% of statisticians may or may not agree with your number.

 

Posted by: Mister Money at February 28, 2012 05:25 PM (wN82N)

492 @511, Abortion isn't just black and white. There's a shitload of grey areas and definitions of what constitutes legal abortions. On a state by state basis, abortion is regulated based on practice. But a majority does accept some aspects of abortion or all aspects of abortions.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 05:25 PM (et2m1)

493 Oh oh... Here comes the sermon...

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 28, 2012 05:25 PM (niZvt)

494 Kaitian lie @ 422
Tell that to the majority in this country that have no issues with abortion.

this claim is false, own up to it or STFU

Posted by: chemjeff at February 28, 2012 05:26 PM (7FadD)

495 Polls can we manipulated to say anything. Straight up question Abortion or no abortion you'll find very different answers.

Posted by: Big T Party at February 28, 2012 05:26 PM (hC5jI)

496 I never said unlimited. Where did I say that?



>>>>>422 @410

Tell that to the majority in this country that have no issues with abortion. Kaitian <<<<


Right there is where you said it.  Majority in this country that have NO ISSUES with abortion.  Your words.

Posted by: mama winger at February 28, 2012 05:26 PM (P6QsQ)

497 Kaitian so what is your argument anyway?

social conservatives should shut up if polls disagree with them?

Posted by: chemjeff at February 28, 2012 05:26 PM (7FadD)

498 I'm still trying to understand the logic and reason behind people supporting abortion "some" of the time. Either you believe there is a fundamental right to life that cannot be taken away arbitrarily AND you believe that a fetus is a life...or you believe the fetus isn't a life, in which case abortion should be fine in all circumstances. Someone explain to me the reason behind the "abortion is ok some of the time" crowd..

Posted by: Rich at February 28, 2012 05:27 PM (ldOlo)

499 @515, Gregory, the Gallup poll which I didn't bring up but chemjeff did support my arguments. Mama and the HLF guy are stubbornly anti-abortion and they do not accept any circumstances contrary to the majority of this country that have accepted certain circumstances or all circumstances of abortions.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 05:27 PM (et2m1)

500 Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 10:25 PM (et2m1)



What the fuck is your problem?! 


Kill the babies!  Kill the babies! 


Good Lord...do you hear yourself?!

Posted by: Tami at February 28, 2012 05:27 PM (X6akg)

501 This is why I don't even talk about it.

Posted by: Neal Boortz at February 28, 2012 05:27 PM (/izg2)

502 Ace will be on the Ben Howe show tonight at 10PM CST

Posted by: Not an Artist at February 28, 2012 05:27 PM (Lo/3Q)

503 Santorum, finishing the job the Crusaders never completed. I love this guy.

Posted by: Cast Iron at February 28, 2012 05:28 PM (EL+OC)

504

"I thought Santorum was going to win MI tonight, and I was bracing myself for a truly awful round of gloating and recriminations tomorrow."

 

***********

 

I'm not sure that those who would gloat over a Santorum win tonight would represent a significant number in the party. 

 

Recriminations however...

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 28, 2012 05:28 PM (rX1N2)

505 Actually, the Brit army in 1776 wasn't particularly powerful, contrary to what Rick just said. Prussia would have kicked the crap out of it.

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 28, 2012 05:28 PM (niZvt)

506 A majority of the American people love abortion; provided my sample set of American people is limited to the board of directors of Planned Parenthood and the editorial board of the New York Times.

Posted by: Gaytian at February 28, 2012 05:28 PM (azHfB)

507 Not like anybody really cares, but Romney has obliterated the competition in Arizona, which is actually more important on a raw delegate-count level because it's winner-take-all and has as many delegates as MI.  He's at 49% right now and will probably break 50% when all is said and done.

Posted by: Jeff B. supports SMOD/Coldcuts '12 at February 28, 2012 05:28 PM (hIWe1)

508 we dodged a bullet tonight, Jeff, that's for sure. I'm relieved too. am proud of my friends in the R party up in Michigan and personally feel badly now about even doing that stupid Operation Chaos thing, not that it mattered. now I see how idiotic stuff like that is. primaries are for parties

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 28, 2012 05:28 PM (SB0V2)

509 While Mitt will always be Mitt...I'm glad that Santorum's little weasel shit attempt to throw the election with dem voters failed.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at February 28, 2012 05:28 PM (L7hol)

510 @520, No. The majority in that poll does agree with me. The whole argument started when I brought up the point of "Especially Santorum is anti-abortion no matter what even if the child was a product of rape or incest."

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 05:28 PM (et2m1)

511 Didn't even congratulate Romney? Graceless prick.

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 28, 2012 05:28 PM (niZvt)

512 524 It's devoid of logic. There isnt an actual concrete reason.

Posted by: Big T Party at February 28, 2012 05:29 PM (hC5jI)

513 Ace will be on the Ben Howe show tonight at 10PM CST

Will he remove the marbles from his mouth this evening?

Posted by: Cast Iron at February 28, 2012 05:29 PM (EL+OC)

514

Actually, the Brit army in 1776 wasn't particularly powerful, contrary to what Rick just said. Prussia would have kicked the crap out of it.

 

--------

 

Waiting breathlessly for a Malor post explaining in detail how wrong it was for Santorum to be so historically inaccurate once again.

Posted by: Rich at February 28, 2012 05:29 PM (ldOlo)

515 @526, That argument obviously flew over your head.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 05:29 PM (et2m1)

516 Mama and the HLF guy are stubbornly anti-abortion and they do not accept any circumstances contrary to the majority of this country that have accepted certain circumstances or all circumstances of abortions.

gee, in Kaitian-land are people not allowed to disagree with the majority?  WTF is wrong with you?

Posted by: chemjeff at February 28, 2012 05:29 PM (7FadD)

517 Posted by: Jeff B. supports SMOD/Coldcuts '12 at February 28, 2012 10:28 PM (hIWe1)

Did anyone else even campaign there?  It apparently has a huge mormon population who formed his base.

Heard a rumor of his VP pick and if it's true, then he is not as smart as we think he is.

Posted by: tinsley at February 28, 2012 05:30 PM (oZfic)

518 Kaitian:  Fuck off you fucking twat of a fucking idiot fuckstick..

Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs are Really SMOD in Disguise at February 28, 2012 05:30 PM (TCyyS)

519 >>>I'm not sure that those who would gloat over a Santorum win tonight would represent a significant number in the party.

Well it would be a significant majority of the commenters (and front-page posters!) at Hot Air, which FEELS like the same thing for those of us who live our conservative political lives online, y'know?  (Such are the wages of living in a blue state surrounded by liberal douchebags.)

Anyway, it would've sucked.  It would've been genuinely painful. I've got enough pain in my life right now, I didn't need anymore.  And, blessedly, for one night my wish was granted.

Now -- on to the Super Tuesday Romney Massacre!  The cycle of recriminations shall begin once again!

Posted by: Jeff B. supports SMOD/Coldcuts '12 at February 28, 2012 05:30 PM (hIWe1)

520 Abortion isn't just black and white. There's a shitload of grey areas and definitions of what constitutes legal abortions. On a state by state basis, abortion is regulated based on practice. But a majority does accept some aspects of abortion or all aspects of abortions.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 10:25 PM (et2m1)



So give the regulatory authority back to the states and get the federal government out of womens' uteruses.   .....uteri?.....

Posted by: NC Ref at February 28, 2012 05:30 PM (/izg2)

521 we dodged a bullet tonight, Jeff, that's for sure.
---------

Yeah, dodged a bullet by stepping into the path of a freight train.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at February 28, 2012 05:30 PM (azHfB)

522 Someone explain to me the reason behind the "abortion is ok some of the time" crowd..

Posted by: Rich at February 28, 2012 10:27 PM (ldOlo)


---------


It can't be explained.  It's an emotional argument - not a logical one. Therefore, it's useless to argue with someone that holds that position.  They will keep citing polls which are meaningless and will never provide a substantive, thoughtful or reasoned argument.   Waste.of.time.

Posted by: Not an Artist at February 28, 2012 05:30 PM (Lo/3Q)

523 Is "Kaitian" Swahili for "annoying mosquito buzz"?

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 28, 2012 05:31 PM (niZvt)

524 so Kaitian won't admit when it is wrong and insists on berating the rest of us and telling us to shut up because polls disagree with us


congratulations Kaitian, you've convinced me to become pro-choice - I choose to believe that you are not a sentient human being and therefore deserve to be taken out with the trash and disposed of in the usual manner

Posted by: chemjeff at February 28, 2012 05:31 PM (7FadD)

525 But a majority does accept some aspects of abortion or all aspects of abortions.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 10:25 PM (et2m1)



Katian, that's a superfluous "or..." there.  The statement you're looking for is "a majority does accept some aspects of abortion."

That's a statement you provide polling for--not there is "the majority in this country that have no issues with abortion."

Posted by: AD at February 28, 2012 05:31 PM (BuSqf)

526 @543, What is wrong with me? I aim for Republicans to win the election and get this country back on track on fiscal and economic issues, instead they're trying to install Raptor Jesus and make social conservatives values backed by government. They would put Bush's compassionate conservatism to shame.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 05:31 PM (et2m1)

527 Just so I have tomorrow's Not-Romney spin straight- Mitt's 20+ point win in winner take all, redish state AZ doesn't mean much because he was so far ahead. Mitt's 5 point win in blueish, proportional MI is actually a loss because he used to live there 35 years ago. Do I have that right?

Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 28, 2012 05:31 PM (75ggp)

528 The Mormon population in AZ isn't as large as you think, tinsley.

Posted by: Harris at February 28, 2012 05:31 PM (DvzpJ)

529 >>>Heard a rumor of his VP pick and if it's true, then he is not as smart as we think he is.

You know, I would use the obvious retort that you obviously aren't as smart as you think you are...

...but then that would be too easy, now wouldn't it?

Posted by: Jeff B. supports SMOD/Coldcuts '12 at February 28, 2012 05:32 PM (hIWe1)

530 I didn't know Ann Romney had MS. Cavuto just said it.

Posted by: Lady in Black at February 28, 2012 05:32 PM (4AO7p)

531 541 - Well, the Brit Army wasn't their primary strength, that would have been their Navy. And it didn't help that they were more or less perpetually at war with france around that time. So they didn't quite have the manpower available to deal with the colonists as would have been appropriate. Underestimated the bloody Yanks, no doubt.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 28, 2012 05:32 PM (Gc/Qi)

532 @551, Again rape, incest, mother's health, physical deformities have always been supported by the majority of Americans and that has been my primary argument from the start. So excuse me if I tell you to go fuck yourself.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 05:32 PM (et2m1)

533 Heard a rumor of his VP pick and if it's true, then he is not as smart as we think he is.

Posted by: tinsley at February 28, 2012 10:30 PM (oZfic)

 

 

Prove it skank.  Rumor source and who it is.  I fucking dare you.

Posted by: buzzion at February 28, 2012 05:32 PM (GULKT)

534 But a majority does accept some aspects of abortion or all aspects of abortions.
----------

Sort of like jumping to the conclusion that since Americans favor the death penalty for certain crimes, the public broadly embraces killing all criminals for all crimes.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at February 28, 2012 05:33 PM (azHfB)

535 is the abortion troll still here? fuck off already.

Posted by: Clubber Lang at February 28, 2012 05:33 PM (ZPrif)

536 @564 I will always be here.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 05:33 PM (et2m1)

537 Posted by: Jeff B. supports SMOD/Coldcuts '12 at February 28, 2012 10:32 PM (hIWe1)

If I posted it, Jeff B, since you are part of the campaign, it would shock you to your shoes that I know.  So don't tempt me, I promised not to say. But I like balls.

Posted by: tinsley at February 28, 2012 05:33 PM (oZfic)

538 why do we all keep talking to it?!?!?! please stop it's a spambot troll for god's sake!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 28, 2012 05:33 PM (SB0V2)

539 543 Because blue state big govt social liberal republicans win so damn much? Please enlighten us.

Posted by: Big T Party at February 28, 2012 05:34 PM (hC5jI)

540 Heard a rumor of his VP pick and if it's true, then he is not as smart as we think he is.

Posted by: tinsley at February 28, 2012 10:30 PM (oZfic)




Was this from the same source that told you Huntsman was going to take it all?

Posted by: Tami at February 28, 2012 05:34 PM (X6akg)

541 lol Jeff you are part of the Romney campaign now! that's rich so am I btw! I'm coming out! I'm actually Ann Coulter! It's true!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 28, 2012 05:34 PM (SB0V2)

542 From DrewM's Twitter feed:

Team Mitt this AM: GOP voters are so stupid. Team Mitt this PM: GOP voters aren't as stupid as we thought but they are still pretty dumb


Posted by: mama winger at February 28, 2012 05:34 PM (P6QsQ)

543 @568 Romneybot

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 05:34 PM (et2m1)

544 who knew that David Frum would hire a fluffer named Kaitian

Posted by: chemjeff at February 28, 2012 05:35 PM (7FadD)

545 524.  It's not a theologically sound position, but you will see it a lot when people are trying enact restrictions on abortion, and are willing to cave on the health, rape, incest exceptions.  This does indicate that the people wanting restrictions don't consider abortion to be murder per se, and they're really more aligned with Santorum in opposing birth control in general.  Santorum at least is very up-front about that. 

Posted by: Tee at February 28, 2012 05:35 PM (SwSQz)

546 New bumper sticker: "Win With Willard" 2012

-------------
Romney 2012: He Knows People Who Own the Sports Clubs You Peasants Apparently Enjoy

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at February 28, 2012 05:35 PM (azHfB)

547 But I like balls. Posted by: tinsley at February 28, 2012 10:33 PM (oZfic) Guys, obvious troll is obvious.

Posted by: CAC at February 28, 2012 05:35 PM (03pec)

548 Kaitian isn't a troll, come on now. Sorry K I'm prolife but I don't like yelling at people about it facta non verba and all that

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 28, 2012 05:35 PM (SB0V2)

549 556 She's not a real blonde! Posted by: Ricky Santorium at February 28, 2012 10:31 PM (hXJOG) She's actually bald, IYKWIM. AIKTYD.

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 28, 2012 05:35 PM (niZvt)

550 I didn't know Ann Romney had MS. Cavuto just said it. Posted by: Lady in Black at February 28, 2012 10:32 PM


Yeah.  Very tough lady to be on the campaign trail with MS.  He's got a good wife, it seems.

Posted by: mama winger at February 28, 2012 05:36 PM (P6QsQ)

551 >>>lol Jeff you are part of the Romney campaign now!

>>>that's rich

>>>so am I btw! I'm coming out!

>>>I'm actually Ann Coulter! It's true!

Confession: I'm David Frum.

No wait -- I'm David BROCK.

Posted by: Jeff B. supports SMOD/Coldcuts '12 at February 28, 2012 05:36 PM (hIWe1)

552 Look you wingnuts, get on board and support 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 17th trimester abortions.  All the polls agree with me.  If we don't loudly declare our support for aborting teenagers and the elderly, we are sure to lose in November.

Posted by: Kaytian, Abortion Queen at February 28, 2012 05:37 PM (7FadD)

553 Funny I don't feel like a robot. huh.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 28, 2012 05:37 PM (SB0V2)

554 553 @543, What is wrong with me? I aim for Republicans to win the election and get this country back on track on fiscal and economic issues, instead they're trying to install Raptor Jesus and make social conservatives values backed by government. They would put Bush's compassionate conservatism to shame.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 10:31 PM (et2m1)



As far as me: 1.) I'm not religious, 2.) I'm grudgingly supporting Romney; and 3.) I'm anti-abortion.

I've found that pro-choicers who just assume abortion is a religious issue (and that pro-lifers are supporting it because some priest or some passage in the Bible told them to) really haven't examined the issue much.

Want to debate the substance here?

Posted by: AD at February 28, 2012 05:37 PM (BuSqf)

555 Ann should be used as mitt's surrogate campaigner a lot more often.

Posted by: Harris at February 28, 2012 05:37 PM (DvzpJ)

556 @579 I'm pro-life too and married. If it comes down to my child or my wife being in danger, I will pick my wife no matter what.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 05:37 PM (et2m1)

557 Romney 2012: Who Needs Ideas or Core Convictions When You Have Millions to Spend on Attack Ads?

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at February 28, 2012 05:37 PM (azHfB)

558 Prove it skank. Rumor source and who it is. I fucking dare you.

Posted by: buzzion at February 28, 2012 10:32 PM (GULKT)

I'm not a skank. screw you, I promised a person who is on the inside of the campaign I wouldn't say but they said I could comment on it anywhere, just not say the name.   I'm making the sacrifice for lent cause you know I do not like romney one bit, I'm rooting for a brokered convention and someone else as the republican candidate cause romney will definitely lose to BO.  BTW, I REALLY LOVE BALLS

Posted by: tinsley at February 28, 2012 05:37 PM (oZfic)

559 somebody give me a turing test stat!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 28, 2012 05:37 PM (SB0V2)

560 >>>>Yeah, dodged a bullet by stepping into the path of a freight train.


We dodge the bullet the guy shot at us standing over the edge of the cliff we fell from.

Posted by: runninrebel at February 28, 2012 05:37 PM (N/1Dm)

561 575 The issue, I think is determined by how a person looks at it. Depending on either theological, philosophical or emotional you get different results. Id like to believe once shown the theological argument people would see the issue in a different sense and rethink their position.

Posted by: Big T Party at February 28, 2012 05:38 PM (hC5jI)

562 MORE JOBS LESS DEBT SMALLER GOVERNMENT!!!! Uh... But what about rubbers, Mitt?

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 28, 2012 05:38 PM (niZvt)

563 Rick Santorum is an unacceptable candidate because he does not support killing enough innocent babies.  I will only support a candidate who favors killing the right number of innocent babies.  And all the polls agree with me too.

Posted by: Kaytian, Abortion Queen at February 28, 2012 05:39 PM (7FadD)

564 And I must say, even w/o taking a side on the abortion issue in this thread, I like how Kaitlain keeps sneaking in the "physical deformities" exception. So, for some people it's generally not ok to abort a fetus..unless that fetus might be sort of ugly or stupid? Yes, now there is a mark of a civilized society.

Posted by: Rich at February 28, 2012 05:39 PM (ldOlo)

565 @586 The whole debate of abortion as I said is a HUGE gray area. There isn't really a clear black and white picture at all. One side assumes it's a religious issue and they support it but that can't be the only reason. It's no different from those from the Pro-Life crowd.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 05:40 PM (et2m1)

566 Oh Wow. Mitt is attacking Obama. About fuckin' time. Sadly he still hopes to maintain the progressivity of the income tax code but at least he'd throwing rocks in the right direction for a change.

Posted by: cackfinger at February 28, 2012 05:40 PM (a9mQu)

567 >>>somebody give me a turing test stat!

No way.  You're obviously far more sophisticated than that.  I'm guessing Replicant, in which case we're going to need a Voigt-Kampf.

Posted by: Jeff B. supports SMOD/Coldcuts '12 at February 28, 2012 05:40 PM (hIWe1)

568 @597 I keep leaving it out by accident because I'm too damn busy replying to every one of the responses.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 05:41 PM (et2m1)

569 So happy to see that sanctimonious asshole getting his ass beat.  Even if it does mean Willard's our guy.

ONT is up.  Please join us . . . there's boobehs and booze.

Posted by: Peaches gots the bitch gene at February 28, 2012 05:41 PM (lbXwl)

570 MORE JOBS LESS DEBT SMALLER GOVERNMENT!!!!
------------

Never mind that my actual governing record in Massachusetts delivered exactly the opposite of these things.

Posted by: Mittbot 3000 at February 28, 2012 05:42 PM (azHfB)

571 some aspects of abortion or all aspects of abortions.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 10:25 PM (et2m1)

 

Fucking liar. Abortion is binary. Kill baby, or do not kill baby.

 

Sonograms will change this argument, and we will have war over it.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at February 28, 2012 05:42 PM (mP3uM)

572 BALLS! I CRAVE BALLS!

Posted by: tinsley at February 28, 2012 05:42 PM (oZfic)

573 598 @586 The whole debate of abortion as I said is a HUGE gray area. There isn't really a clear black and white picture at all. One side assumes it's a religious issue and they support it but that can't be the only reason. It's no different from those from the Pro-Life crowd. Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 10:40 PM (et2m1) It's grey because people bullshit themselves and dishonestly euphemize it to an absurd level and attempt to stigmatize anyone who discusses it in plain accurate terms.

Posted by: cackfinger at February 28, 2012 05:42 PM (a9mQu)

574 588 @579 I'm pro-life too and married. If it comes down to my child or my wife being in danger, I will pick my wife no matter what.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 10:37 PM (et2m1)


1.) You aren't sounding like a guy who's against abortion, 2.) You do realize an infinitesimal number of abortions are actually due to the health, much less life, of the mother, right?

Posted by: AD at February 28, 2012 05:42 PM (BuSqf)

575 Good win for Mitt. And abortion troll is as abortion troll does.

Posted by: Clubber Lang at February 28, 2012 05:42 PM (ZPrif)

576 I never supported abortion in any circumstance but years ago something really made me think. I met a person who had been born because of a rape. And I looked at that person and thought to myself, he is no different than any other person. A person is a person and no government can take an innocent persons life.

Posted by: Big T Party at February 28, 2012 05:42 PM (hC5jI)

577

@579 I'm pro-life too and married. If it comes down to my child or my wife being in danger, I will pick my wife no matter what.

 

--------

 

Then I feel bad for your children...

Posted by: Rich at February 28, 2012 05:43 PM (ldOlo)

578

Posted by: tinsley at February 28, 2012 10:37 PM (oZfic)

 

Put up or shut up you pathetic lying twit.

Posted by: buzzion at February 28, 2012 05:43 PM (GULKT)

579 @611 In pregnancy.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 05:43 PM (et2m1)

580 Another opportunity for Republicans to the sane thing and nominate Romney presents itself - let's see how it pans out.

Posted by: packsoldier at February 28, 2012 05:44 PM (6tSTJ)

581 600 >>>somebody give me a turing test stat! No way. You're obviously far more sophisticated than that. I'm guessing Replicant, in which case we're going to need a Voigt-Kampf. Posted by: Jeff B. supports SMOD/Coldcuts '12 at February 28, 2012 10:40 PM (hIWe1) Warning, Voight-Kampf may not be appropriate for normal humans who have fucked up eyes or who have erotic thoughts about turtles on their backs.

Posted by: cackfinger at February 28, 2012 05:44 PM (a9mQu)

582 598 @586 The whole debate of abortion as I said is a HUGE gray area. There isn't really a clear black and white picture at all. One side assumes it's a religious issue and they support it but that can't be the only reason. It's no different from those from the Pro-Life crowd.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 10:40 PM (et2m1)


---------------


Kaitian - I agree with you in one respect - this election should be about the economy.  But, your issue with abortion is out of place in this debate.  You are trying to make an emotional argument about an issue that no one is going to agree on.  As a conservative, you need to learn to be a critical thinker - otherwise, you tend to take on the appearance of a liberal.

Posted by: Not an Artist at February 28, 2012 05:45 PM (Lo/3Q)

583 Just speaking in terms of political speechmaking, is it just me, or is Santorum in a whole other league than Romney? Santorum gets the cadences right, he knows how to rise and fall, to infuse emotion, all that stuff. Romney screws up good lines despite the crowd trying to help him, and his spontaneous reactions to the crowd yelling...yikes. I don't agree with either of them so there's no blinders on, but man, it's like watching a major leaguer and a minor leaguer...except the minor leaguer has 8 all-stars on the field with him (money, organization) and the major leaguer is trying to manage himself, not always well. I say that, and still, Romney is going to take this thing. The GOP just doesn't do it any other way. Not even this year.

Posted by: A Liberal AoSHQ Reader, Really! at February 28, 2012 05:46 PM (ZiYQG)

584 @617, it may be out of place but it is one of the focal points of Santorum's platform. Sex (Procreation only people!), abortion, compassionate conservatism, etc needs to be on the backburner when facing off against the Marxist. It only takes one of those issues to turn off the independents and make them go for the Marxist.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 05:46 PM (et2m1)

585 611.  Oh, honestly.  You'd find it easier to lose your wife than your wife have an abortion?

Here is the great divide.

Posted by: Tee at February 28, 2012 05:47 PM (SwSQz)

586 I am totally totally pro-life.  Except if the woman's life is in danger.  Or if the woman's health is in danger.  Or if the woman's mental health is in danger.  Or if the woman is just feeling a little bit down that day, and wants a quick abortion pick-me-up.  Or if the baby is going to end up being some sort of retard or something.  Or if the baby is like one of those freak gingers.  Then abortion is okay.  But, like, I am totally pro-life.  And the polls totally agree with me too.

Posted by: Kaytian, Abortion Queen at February 28, 2012 05:47 PM (7FadD)

587  So, for some people it's generally not ok to abort a fetus..unless that fetus might be sort of ugly or stupid? Yes, now there is a mark of a civilized society.

 

Posted by: Rich at February 28, 2012 10:39 PM (ldOlo)

 

THIS. IS. SPARTA!

Posted by: Leonidas at February 28, 2012 05:47 PM (rX1N2)

588 I'm ready to wrap this shit up and start hitting Obama. If it's Romney, so be it.

Just pick a decent VP like Rubio/Jindal/Ryan

Posted by: Jose at February 28, 2012 05:48 PM (srIqv)

589

Posted by: tinsley at February 28, 2012 10:42 PM (oZfic)

Oh, tinsel, waren das deine super geheimen Freunde die dir den Namen des Vizeprasindenten gegeben haben? Und warum riecht es nach Katzenpinkel?

Posted by: Ma Bell at February 28, 2012 05:49 PM (uVuwp)

590 Social conservatives make me feel bad about the 11 abortions I've had and I can't stand that! Tissue, just blobs of tissue, that's all they were!

Posted by: Kaitian's heavily scarred uterus at February 28, 2012 05:49 PM (BYWNy)

591 Just pick a decent VP like Rubio/Jindal/Ryan

Posted by: Jose at February 28, 2012 10:48 PM (srIqv)


May I throw Christie and Daniels into that mix?

Posted by: Peaches gots the bitch gene at February 28, 2012 05:49 PM (lbXwl)

592 @625 Only if I had a uterus which I don't. I enjoy my penis just fine.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 05:51 PM (et2m1)

593 It's time for "Anybody but Mitt" to give way to "Anybody but SCOAMF".

Posted by: packsoldier at February 28, 2012 05:52 PM (6tSTJ)

594 I LOOOOVE HUGE BALLS! SALTY, VINEGARY, UNWASHED BALLS!

Posted by: tinsley at February 28, 2012 05:52 PM (oZfic)

595 So, now that Mittens is out of the woods, is the plan to keep hating on social conservatives for the next nine months? I mean, maybe if those people aren't good enough for your New Model GOP, maybe you just want them to stay home in November.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at February 28, 2012 05:53 PM (azHfB)

596 I like Jindal. Let's save Rubio for later...

Posted by: packsoldier at February 28, 2012 05:53 PM (6tSTJ)

597 I like how Kaitlain keeps sneaking in the "physical deformities" exception. So, for some people it's generally not ok to abort a fetus..unless that fetus might be sort of ugly or stupid? Yes, now there is a mark of a civilized society.

Posted by: Rich at February 28, 2012 10:39 PM (ldOlo)



Damn straight.

Posted by: Leonidas I at February 28, 2012 05:54 PM (KI/Ch)

598 Marxist. It only takes one of those issues to turn off the independents and make them go for the Marxist.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 10:46 PM (et2m1)

 

The establishment always says that. The establishment always fucks me. The establishment can get bent.

 

Why should I vote, yet again, to benefit the establishment, when they fuck me? No more.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at February 28, 2012 05:54 PM (mP3uM)

599 624 Posted by: tinsley at February 28, 2012 10:42 PM (oZfic)
Oh, tinsel, waren das deine super geheimen Freunde die dir den Namen des Vizeprasindenten gegeben haben? Und warum riecht es nach Katzenpinkel?

Posted by: Ma Bell at February 28, 2012 10:49 PM (uVuwp)

guess your momma never taught you that it is impolite to speak in a foreign language when others don't understand it.  And you lose, not even going to try and find out what you are saying in google translator cause you aren't worth the effort.

Posted by: tinsley at February 28, 2012 05:55 PM (oZfic)

600 @633 So write in Raptor Jesus.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 05:55 PM (et2m1)

601 DUMP TIME!

Posted by: ERG at February 28, 2012 05:56 PM (9vRt8)

602 629 I LOOOOVE HUGE BALLS!
SALTY, VINEGARY, UNWASHED BALLS!

Posted by: tinsley at February 28, 2012 10:52 PM (oZfic)

 

The truth comes out.  Probably love your own the most.

Posted by: buzzion at February 28, 2012 05:56 PM (GULKT)

603 I LOOOOVE HUGE BALLS! SALTY, VINEGARY, UNWASHED BALLS!

Posted by: tinsley at February 28, 2012 05:57 PM (oZfic)

604 635 @633 So write in Raptor Jesus.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 10:55 PM (et2m1)



I'll do that if you'll write in "Arlen Specter."

Posted by: AD at February 28, 2012 05:57 PM (BuSqf)

605 638
I LOOOOVE HUGE BALLS!
SALTY, VINEGARY, UNWASHED BALLS! btw, not for trolls it isn't. Rules schmooles.

Posted by: tinsley at February 28, 2012 05:59 PM (oZfic)

606 ERG

Posted by: RG at February 28, 2012 06:00 PM (9vRt8)

607 Just pick a decent VP like Rubio/Jindal/Ryan

Posted by: Jose at February 28, 2012 10:48 PM (srIqv)

 

Who the fuck buys a truck based on how awesome the floormats are?

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at February 28, 2012 06:00 PM (mP3uM)

608 @639 Why would I? I'm Romney first then ABO if it's not Romney. It's certainly a better option than the Marxist in Chief.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 06:02 PM (et2m1)

609 >>>Don't even try. Attempting to have an actual, civil, nuanced, and/or purposeful conversation with these people is pointless and will be ridiculed. They are like a magic 8-ball, for entertainment purposes only.

No, we're not.  "Liberal AoSHQ Reader" is pretty much the only avowed lefty commenter here that we tolerate (and even like!) because he/she is polite and reasonable and can be talked to in a civil discourse.

You, on the other hand, are (in the immortal words of George Bluth, Sr.) "just a turd out there on field, really."

Posted by: Jeff B. supports SMOD/Coldcuts '12 at February 28, 2012 06:02 PM (hIWe1)

610 I appreciate the Arrested Development reference, as well as putting my post back up here after it got trollbusted.


Posted by: at February 28, 2012 06:05 PM (9vRt8)

Posted by: at February 28, 2012 06:07 PM (9vRt8)

612

Santorum within 3%.  Not like he's going to close that gap any further, but he's not really exceeding Rick's 38% plus Newt's 7%.  I can't imagine a significant number of Newt's supporters breaking for Willard.

 

I don't think Mitt's got this thing locked up going forward

Posted by: Leonidas at February 28, 2012 06:07 PM (rX1N2)

613 i thought Ricks speech tonight was good. When he is on message he is very ,very good. too bad he always takes the bait with gotcha questions

Posted by: Avi at February 28, 2012 06:09 PM (J3gb4)

614 643 @639 Why would I? I'm Romney first then ABO if it's not Romney. It's certainly a better option than the Marxist in Chief.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 11:02 PM (et2m1)


Because one has about as much chance of winning as the other.  I don't support Raptor Jesus.  I don't plan on supporting Raptor Jesus--even in his other forms.  There's no need to pretend that the solution, though, is the pro-choice-f'-social-cons Specter route.

He didn't win (the Presidency) back when Republicans ignored him.  He didn't win back when they hated him.  He couldn't get into the high single digits if I remember correctly.  He couldn't even win as a Democrat when he became a Democrat.  That guy doesn't win.  Do I think a guy who makes a point of informing others of his problems with contraception will win also?  No.  Neither does a guy who takes the positions and attitude of Specter.

Posted by: AD at February 28, 2012 06:12 PM (BuSqf)

615 @Jeff B: There can only be one. :-) Dude, you must be relieved. You of all people know what would have happened if Romney lost by .0001% tonight, delegate count be damned. But man, can't someone teach the guy how to give a victory speech?

Posted by: A Liberal AoSHQ Reader, Really! at February 28, 2012 06:12 PM (ZiYQG)

616 @648 Sounds a lot like Joe Biden.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 06:13 PM (et2m1)

617 I had sort of hoped competition from Santorum might inspire Mittens to show some heartfelt conviction or put forth some real principles. But, no, he just had his SuperPAC unleash a flood of attack ads.

I like Mitt Romney much less than I did when this process started.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at February 28, 2012 06:13 PM (azHfB)

618 What's with the bandanas?

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 28, 2012 06:24 PM (Iyg03)

619 I like Mitt Romney much less than I did when this process started.

I agree - unfortunately I like them all less than when the process started.  Not one of them has grown in my estimation.  At various points along the path I've wanted to like different candidates, and then ... I just can't like  any of them.  However I'll vote ABO. 

Posted by: someone at February 28, 2012 06:25 PM (bqjJT)

620 Check em for stilts!.... Aww crap, this isn't the thread for the anniversary of the JAP attack on LA is it? I need another drink!

Posted by: LittleSmod at February 28, 2012 06:25 PM (cCxiu)

621 Compared to each other, and to others we pine for, the GOP candidates are all seriously flawed to most of us in one way or another. Compared to Obama however, they all look like a better choice.

Posted by: California red at February 28, 2012 06:40 PM (DXTKe)

622 Mitt won Detroit.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 28, 2012 06:41 PM (8XumG)

623 Looking at the results and comparing them to 2008, I would say that the voters who didn't vote the first time around ended up voting for Romney. So far at 91%, there were at least 67,493 more voters today vs 2008. The difference between Romney's 2008 count to his 2012 is 54,661 voters. Santorum pretty much ended up consolidating most of the voters that turned out for McCain and Huckabee.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 28, 2012 06:47 PM (et2m1)

624 650

liberal my ass, these people need to be treated with repulsion.  quit kissing their ass so you can be granted entrance to their deranged clique.  you should be ashamed of yourself.

Posted by: A(nother) Liberal AoSHQ Reader, Really! at February 28, 2012 06:49 PM (9vRt8)

625 Congrats to Ace, his guy won tonight. And he's gonna be made to own every stupid thing Romney says and does from now on!

Posted by: trump at February 28, 2012 07:02 PM (5tjhu)

626 So we have our nominee. The Republican electorate should be embarrassed by how easily it was led to and fro by the MFM.


Still here we are. Romney must be elected. Obama must be rejected.

Posted by: 2012 at February 28, 2012 07:15 PM (MwTP4)

627 Mitts victory speech was like a gallon of novacaine being injected into the brain.

Posted by: Mr. Wonderful at February 28, 2012 07:15 PM (z8HSj)

628 "Obama Seeks to Prove He is More Like Romney; Obama vs. Romney - What's the Difference?"   http://tinyurl.com/76e5ssa"'It Ain't Over Till It's Over": Empirical Observations On Who The Next Occupant Of The White House May Be And Why"  http://tinyurl.com/7j8fz9m

Btw, if you watched CNN's post mortem of the primaries, they openly discussed mitt's weaknesses one of which he thinks he can make up by strategically recruiting a particular VP.


Posted by: tinsley at February 28, 2012 07:35 PM (oZfic)

629 "SORRY REPUBLICANS:  Moderate Olympia Snowe Retires, And A Senate Majority Is Out Of Your Reach Now"   http://tinyurl.com/7shuezg

I'm reading a lot of places that her staff was shocked.  Didn't learn about this until "a couple of hours before".

Posted by: tinsley at February 28, 2012 07:42 PM (oZfic)

630 @664 - maybe THAT's what the David Brock blackmail was all about.

Posted by: JEM at February 28, 2012 08:42 PM (o+SC1)

631 Well at least Rick did succeed in getting over 50% of the democrat vote.  Those robo calls telling dems to - vote for Rick because Romney is a union hater - worked.

What do all the Santorum supporters think of their "true conservative" on that one?

Posted by: Evan at February 28, 2012 11:22 PM (N80tW)

632 Never mind that my actual governing record in Massachusetts delivered exactly the opposite of these things.

Have you looked at the actual record or are you going with opposition "research".

As Gov. of MA taxes were not raised they were even lowered some - the only thing that went up were fees (a tax on use of government services).  Size of state government was reduced by combining redundant agencies and putting a freeze on new hires.  MA was bleeding jobs when Romney took over and he reversed job loss in the state and turned the trend positive.  Finally the budget went from being 3 billion in the hole to 2 billion surplus.

So please pay more attention - this is important stuff.  Lots of things said about Romney that are not even close to the truth.  I've researched his record well and for the most part think he is great!  Glad to see both wins tonight.

Posted by: Evan at February 28, 2012 11:43 PM (N80tW)

633 @667 - thought I put that first sentence in italics - my bad.

Posted by: Evan at February 28, 2012 11:44 PM (N80tW)

634 It's the crater from Starman.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at February 29, 2012 12:29 AM (QxGmu)

635 241 So, it looks like good old Romney, lol! An out-of-touch rich guy running in a strengthening economy with surging consumer confidence...what a great choice! Posted by: Greg at February 28, 2012 09:24 PM (J3Ovp) If you really think this economy is "strengthening" and consumer confidence "surging," I have to wonder how in touch YOU are, Greg.

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 29, 2012 02:57 AM (niZvt)

636 SMOD?

What are you, like 12 years old?


Posted by: Paul A'Barge at February 29, 2012 08:12 AM (dGE7b)

637 @660 - Hey ACE was a Perry supporter - he can handle it. 

As a Romney guy, I wonder who you support other than Mitt?

The pro union "conservative" that has opened a new and stupid front on contraception.  The guy who was not even organized enough to get on the ballot of VA.

Or the Moon Man who has the ethics of Clinton mixed with progressive views of Woodrow Wilson and attacker of capitalism.

Will Romney say some stupid stuff - yes, all politicians do at times - even Reagan.  But, will Mitt even come close to his current competitors in the stupid comments arena - very doubtful.

Posted by: Evan at February 29, 2012 09:07 AM (N80tW)

638 kjkjhkjh

Posted by: irright at March 02, 2012 07:50 PM (RzLbD)

Hide Comments | Add Comment

Comments are disabled. Post is locked.
320kb generated in CPU 0.83, elapsed 2.7764 seconds.
62 queries taking 2.1533 seconds, 874 records returned.
Powered by Minx 1.1.6c-pink.