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2012 GOP primary

Romney Clinches the GOP Nomination

May 30, 2012

Making it official, Mitt Romney crossed the 1,144 delegate threshold last night with his win of at least 88 delegates in Texas, ostensibly becoming the GOP nominee to battle Obama in the Fall.  Apparently, this is the latest a Republican shored up the nomination since conventions mattered, yet still about a week sooner than Obama [...]

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Ron Paul Essentially Calls It Quits

May 14, 2012

Texas Congressman Ron Paul announced today in an email that he will not be spending money in states where primaries have not yet been held.  Essentially, if he’s stopped campaigning, it’s pretty much over.  By not officially “suspending” his campaign, Ron Paul gets to potentially amass more delegates and possibly make some noise at the [...]

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Newt Suspends Campaign

May 2, 2012

In a sober twenty-minute speech today, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich officially announced the suspension of his 2012 campaign for President.  In today’s day and age, one has to “suspend” one’s campaign rather than just “end” it since there’s usually debt involved which must be handled.  Newt’s got lots of debt — $4 million worth.  [...]

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Romney Ready for the Nomination

April 25, 2012

Last night was a big one.  With only low-polling Newt and Ron Paul to combat Romney for the Republican nomination, Romney swept five Northeastern states last night:  New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Delaware.  Afterwards, Romney gave a speech in New Hampshire that I think was his best to date: This morning word came [...]

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Romney Resignation

March 7, 2012

“Super Tuesday” has come and gone.  This morning, after seeing that Romney won Ohio, I could finally articulate what that sinking feeling I’ve been having for a few weeks was:  “Romney resignation.”  In other words, I have come to unconsciously accept that barring an act of God the inescapable reality of the 2012 GOP race [...]

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Newt Sips Some Tea under the Old Palmetto Tree

January 22, 2012

Though statistically tied about a week ago, the battle for South Carolina shifted dramatically in favor of Newt Gingrich when the votes were finally counted.  Last night’s primary yielded a 40-28% Gingrich victory (thus far) over Mitt Romney.  Rick Santorum came in third place with 17%, with Ron Paul bringing up the rear with 13%. [...]

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Rick Perry Heading Back to Texas

January 19, 2012

Texas Governor Rick Perry announced today that he’s dropping out of the GOP race for President, admitting there’s no “viable path” to the nomination.  He then endorsed Newt Gingrich (who happens to be right on the food stamp thing). I happen to agree with Perry’s decision and his campaign assessment.  He peaked last Fall when [...]

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Huntsman Out

January 16, 2012

The only 2012 Republican candidate for president who felt that the chief lesson to learn from Ronald Reagan was to be a principled moderate (gag!) and the only candidate who actually did work in the Obama Administration, Jon Huntsman, is going to announce he’s dropping out of the race today and endorsing Mitt Romney. Not [...]

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Herman Cain’s Big MSM Test

October 31, 2011

Uh oh.  Herman Cain is either in the midst of an attempted “high-tech lynching” by the MSM, or has some ‘splainin’ to do about an apparent sexual harassment issue from back in the 1990s. I think this is probably much ado about nothing, but how Cain reacts to this smearing in the coming weeks will [...]

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Herman Cain Wins Florida Straw Poll — by a Lot!

September 25, 2011

What is one to make of Herman Cain’s 37% plurality in yesterday’s Florida straw poll?  Perry got about 15%, with Romney nearby at 14%, followed closely by Santorum at 11% with Bachmann at 1.5% under-performing even Jon Huntsman (if that’s even possible). Some in the GOP establishment have inferred that the Cain’s win was a [...]

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Rick Perry Jumps Into Lead Among GOP Hopefuls

August 18, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) hasn’t even been in the race for a week, and he has already jumped into the lead according to a recent poll (and yes, it is a Rasmussen poll, so it meets the Axis of Right requirements for a valid poll).  After joining the presidential race on Saturday, Perry has surged [...]

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T-Paw Declawed and Drops Out

August 14, 2011

Tim Pawlenty’s campaign was devastated after finishing third in the Iowa Straw Poll yesterday and decided to make it official this morning that he will end his bid for the 2012 Republican nomination for President. Being bested by local nemesis and crowd favorite Michelle Bachmann as well as the zany Ron Paul (whose zealous supporters [...]

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Gov. Rick Perry Is In

August 12, 2011

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is going to formally throw his hat into the ring on Saturday as a candidate for the Republican nomination for President, making official today what everyone already knew was inevitable.  Perry, although not without his critics, has a fairly solid reputation as a Conservative governor that may just be tolerable enough [...]

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Jon Huntsman Announces 2012 Bid

June 22, 2011

Former Utah Governor and Obama Administration ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman, announced his intentions to run for President yesterday.  Using the Statue of Liberty as his prop background, Huntsman invoked Reagan and contrasted his views with those of his former boss, President Obama. However, all I needed to read was this bit from his speech: [...]

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