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GOP Primary Bracketology


Romney fights hard and manages two third place finishes way ahead of Ron Paul

Said it from the begining, Romney is not going to win this.

Santorum is going to get a lot of momentum and the next contest is Illinois, a 'must win' for Romney.

Santorum is only 4 points behind Romney in latest poll


So after tonight next Tuesday is IL


Missouri and Lousiana.

Gonna be a long stretch for Romney;


Steve Schmidt (Game Change) “Sir, you’ve got to stop watching Keith Olbermann

edited to add the exact quotes;


“Sir, you’ve got to stop watching Keith Olbermann or Fox for that matter. It’s all just bullsh*t.”

“F*ck CBS and f*ck their instant poll.”

“I can’t get [McCain] to stop watching MSNBC, which only makes him more miserable.”

Game Change was fascinating because it was obviously obsessed with not only general accuracy but details. Not only did Moore, Harrelson and give astonishing performances but all of the kids in the Palin family looked eerily like the real kids.

The most interesting inside details had to do with how the campaign got hit again and again with more details about Palin from the media, and most of the time it was watching the fact driven MSNBC with astonished looks of anguish on their faces. Again and again MSNBC delivered news, "Surprise Todd Palin was a long term member of the Alaska Independence Party".

At one point McCain is getting depressed about the general trend of the campaign and Woody Harrelson as Steve Schmidt yells in frustration "I have to get McCain to stop wathcing Keith Olbermann".

Just priceless.

I have to give it up to Steve Schmidt's willingness to be honest after the fact.

The book and the movie Game Change is obviously based on large part by a very extensive debriefing of Schmidt as well as others.

How many times have we said or heard that it isn't the crime that brings you down its the cover up.

Here we have an intellectually honest guy who after the fact came 100% clean in his effort of trying to pull a swift one and help elect somebody who was unfit for office.

Shame on you for doing it but kudos for being honest about it after the fact.

He ruined any chance of ever being the head of a major Republican campaign again, because you can't get hired again if you are known to tell all the secrets after the fact.

I look forward to seeing Schmidt give pretty intelligent commentary on MSNBC for years to come.

BTW the funniest part of the movie is the fact that it showed the McCain campaign glued to MSNBC and feeling stung by every one of their fact based attacks.

If you didn't see the movie the high point of the movie for me is when Woody Harreleson playing Steve Schmidt yells out in desperation that he has to get McCain to "stop watching Keith Olbermann". I would have paid $ 10 at a movie theater just to see that one line on the big screen.

PPP: Dramatic new Maine #s from PPP Obama up 23 points; Obama 58- Romney 35

PPP has just completed a very comprehensive polling in Maine.

Obama did well in Maine 4 years ago but now he has increased it by even 6 more points. PPP also anticipates that NH is "much improved in New Hampshire and these numbers seem like they may reinforce the argument that he's getting stronger in the region."

And this is Romney's back yard.

Thank you Rush Limbaugh, Darrell Issa and the rest of the clowns. The dimensions of this type of movement is significant because it means that the President's campaign will be able to allocate more and more resources to swing and red states. It means that House Republicans in the NE will face a Tsunami if these numbers were maintained.

All of this comes after the Republicans have had 6 months bashing the President and the President has been waiting and saving his money.

Now if Romney can't do well in a place like Maine (or New Hampshire) then where in the hell is he going to out perform McCain?


Maine pretty well represents the significant upgrade Barack Obama's seen in his reelection prospects over the last four months. When PPP polled there in late October he led Mitt Romney by only 11 points, 49-38. That represented a 6 point tightening from Obama's margin of victory over John McCain there in 2008. Since then Obama's Maine lead has more than doubled to 23 points at 58-35 against Romney, representing a 6 point improvement on his 2008 numbers.

It's not hard to explain Obama's improved numbers: he's getting more popular, and Romney's getting less popular. In October Obama was slightly under water in the state at 47/48. Now he's quite popular with 55% of voters approving of him to 41% who disapprove.

There are two big reasons for his improvement, and these are things we're seeing most places right now:

-The Democratic base is unifying around him. In October he was at 75/17 with his party's voters, now it's 86/10. The more Democratic voters see the Republican candidate field, the more they forgive Obama for not being completely perfect and get behind him.

-Obama's flipped independents from giving him negative reviews (46/49) to positive ones (54/38).

Meanwhile Romney's headed in the opposite direction. His numbers were already poor in October at a 38/49 favorability spread. But they're much worse now with only 30% of voters seeing him favorably to 63% with a negative opinion.


Sorry nothing, zip, nada.

None exist because none of these guys spent any time at college.

From their relevent wikipedia pages;

"Hannity dropped out of New York University and Adelphi University."

"According to his mother, "he (Limbaugh) flunked everything", and 'he just didn't seem interested in anything except radio'."

"In 1996, while working for a New Haven area radio station, Beck took a theology class at Yale University, with a written recommendation from Senator Joe Lieberman, a Yale alumnus who was a fan of Beck's show at the time.[28] Beck enrolled in an "Early Christology" course, but soon withdrew, marking the extent of his post-secondary education"

As individuals they did however participate in bartending (Hannity), multiple marriages (Limbaugh/Beck), illegal drug use (Limbaugh/Oxycotin/, Beck/various drugs/marijuana) and alcoholism (Beck).

Quite a juxtaposition between this:

and this:

No wonder they hate him so much. He makes them look so very very small.

Obama to Romney re Super Tuesday results: "Good Luck . . . . Really"

The Comedian in Chief isn't just comfortable in his own skin (something Romney never has been despite paying several people to show him how to wear his own skin) he has a very light comedic touch on cue in front of millions.

From his news conference today;

Toward the end of his news conference at the White House today, President Obama was asked about Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney's charge in today's Washington Post that the Democratic president has been the nation's "most feckless" leader since President Carter.

"What would you like to say to Mr. Romney?" Obama was asked by CBS News' Norah O'Donnell.

"Uh, good luck tonight," the president said with a smile and to chuckles from the White House news corps.

(After the chuckles die down a reporter yells "no really"


NPR has the entire PC at the link but has the video cued up for the funny response.


Now that was pretty funny at the time.

Now that Romney has lost TN and is about to lose Ohio, and trigger a panic among the Republican establishment when Romney could not take out the hapless Santorum, the President's dismissive put down of Romney before the results is really beyond priceless.

Did the President's campaign have polls that showed how bad Romney was doing or was it just the President's uncanny reading of the field.

In either case the worse Romney does the funnier it is.

Hit the link and watch the clip and then watch the entire press conference and watch what a real President is like.

ProFlowers is the enemy. They are owned by Liberty Media.

edited to add: ProFlowers has suspended advertising of Limbaugh


ProFlowers is never going to drop Limbaugh, they are Limbaugh.

Liberty Media is the single largest shareholder of Murdoch's News Corporation.


Boycott ProFlowers and never ever go back. Tell your friends.

"That woman is a wanton shameless hussy."

Romney has said,

"I'll just say this, which is, it's not the language I would have used".

Since he doesn't distance himself from the intent or sentiment used it seems that Romney is objectioning simply to the vocabulary.

I have followed Romney for some time and have become something of a scholar on his mangled syntax, antiquated vocabulary and faux patrician voice.

I believe that the phrase "That woman is a wanton shameless hussy" best captures Willard Romney's most likely chosen phrase to express the same sentiment as Limbaugh's famous line. (Of course the fact that his reply was "it's not the language I would have used" is probably a better indicator of his poor communication skills than what he actually thought on the subject, but with Romney he mangles everything so much that all we can be sure of is that he likes the height of Michigan trees.)

I know that there are other informed Romney watchers out there so I challenge you to find the phrase that you think best expresses Mitts rendition of "The woman is a slut" comment.

Winner gets $ 10,000.

Mark your calendars for May14th.

The White House called a University and asked them if he could deliver their commencement address.

They said, "Yes".

Barnard College is a women's college that is one of the "Seven Sisters" and is closely tied to the President's alma mater.

The Republican Party, the pretend Republican candidates for the Presidency, Male Republican Senators and Congressman, Rush Limbaugh, Out of Touch Catholic Bishops, and a whole bunch of other clueless dolts are just about to be on the receiving end of;

A whole bunch of Presidential Whup Ass.

That you don't tug on Superman's cape
You don't spit into the wind
You don't pull the mask off an 'ole Lone Ranger
And you don't mess around with a threatening women's right to access to medical care while we got a President named Barack Obama.

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