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Archive for 13 August 2011
Seriously, I have never understood what the big deal is with these caucuses. People from a state get together and pick who they like best. Well, there are 49 other states that get to vote in the BIG show, so why would we care who comes out on top in just one state, 14 months ahead of time? But oh well, Iowa has spoken…. for the moment.
First place: Michele Bachmann: 4,823 votes
Second place: Ron Paul: 4,671 votes
Third place: Tim Pawlenty: 2,293 votes
Fourth place: Rick Santorum: 1,657 votes
Fifth place: Herman Cain:1,456 votes
Sixth place: Rick Perry: 718
Seventh place: Mitt Romney: 567 votes
Eighth place: Newt Gingrich: 385 votes
Ninth place: Jon Huntsman: 69 votes
Tenth place: Thaddeus McCotter: 35 votes
Total: 16,892 votes were cast
Ok, I get Bachmann coming in first, but Ron Paul in second, and Pawlenty in third? Are they flippin’ kidding???? So much for sanity in Iowa. I thought Iowa was much more like ‘middle America’ that a lot of other places, but the nutjob and the rude dude? How embarrassing for them. Did they not watch the debate????
Now, what I find most amusing is Mitt Romney coming in seventh. Just because the media keeps telling us he’s the front runner doesn’t exactly mean he is.
Oh, and I’d suggest that both McCotter and Huntsman just pack their bags and go home. Just sayin’.
Why Ending Collective Bargaining for Public Unions is a Good Idea – Blue Collar Muse
Unemployment Benefits Create Jobs – Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.
Obama’s ‘Intimate Iftar Event’ – Winds of Jihad
I Love The Smell Of Conservatism In The Morning…. but….. – silent E speaks
Flash Mobs are racial and media keeps quiet – News That Matters
From Egypt to London to the USA…. – American and Proud
QUESTION OF THE DAY: WOULD YOU TURN IN YOUR CHILD IN THE SAME SITUATION? – Angry White Dude
Long Live ISRAEL – Woman Honor Thyself
Just a couple clips should do – Cmblake6′s
So just where is that Hope and Change? – Knukledraggin my life away
What OMG Really Means – Grandpa John’s
Mosqueing the Workplace – Atlas Shrugs
Fast and Furious… – The Cutting Edge
Well, Now That Ussens Iz Broke, How ‘Bout He Give Ussens Our Five Dollars Back… – The Plantation Nation
It’s a poor craftsman that blames the tools. – view from the porch
The Markets Do The Talking. – Conservative Outpost
Ann Althouse Attacked by Protester – Freedom Eden
The Waning Of The Cult Of Obama – Always On Watch
Collectivism: Didn’t Work Then, Won’t Work Now – Big Government
The Darwinian Paradox of Progressivism – AlinskyDefeater
Tolerance in America; So who gets to decide what is tolerant? - Your Daddy’s Politics
Obamacare Takes Standing 8-Count – Be Sure You’re RIGHT, Then Go Ahead
We Are to Stand Against Evil – Timothy J. Hammons
Wireless telecom ripe for drone surveillance – Real Debate Wisconsin
Stand Up for America! – What I Think
A Leaderless Nation – American Thinker
I have a message for Wisconsin Liberals – Badger Blogger
Economic Analysis – Dry Bones
Al Sharpton Is An Illiterate Jackass – Support Your Local Gunfighter
Ok, so Perry is officially in:
“I full well believe I’m going to win,” Perry told South Carolina voters on a conference call about an hour before he planned to kick off the campaign with a speech in Charleston.
It’s nice to be confident, but at this point in the race, a little humility might be in order. I don’t think politicians have the ability to be humble. Leaders do, but politicians? Pfft! There is one big point in his favor though.
And just what is Sarah Palin up to?
Palin and her husband, Todd, had a private lunch with supporters — including longtime Iowa fundraiser Becky Beach — on the fairgrounds, then walked over to admire the life-size “butter cow” sculpture, stopping along the way to take photos with fair-goers. While many presidential candidates had already appeared on the fairgrounds Friday, she was the only one who drew such a thick throng of onlookers and supporters, along with a clutch of media coverage.
If she is not in, I really wish she’d stop her grand standing. I like Palin, but I think she’s doing herself, and the conservatives more harm by inserting herself into the fray with no announced intentions. She is starting to remind of the kid that wants to be the center of attention at all times, but doesn’t want the responsibility that comes along with it. Or, maybe I’m just in a bad mood.
If that nutjob comes out on top, there will be no doubt in my mind that it was a stacked deck, just as has happened in previous ‘straw polls’. The raving loony tunes seem to travel to these things just for the express purpose of casting a vote for the most unqualified person in the running!
“He’s got the supporter passion of a Bachmann with the organization of a Pawlenty,” said one senior Iowa Republican strategist unaffiliated with any of the campaigns. “He builds on 2007 and the caucus last time, and I think he can turn out the 3,000 votes he needs to win.”