2012 republican presidential nominee III: can romney get santorum out of his hair?

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Can you blame people, though? I still don't know how in the name of sanity you get Mitt out of Willard. xp

Nicole, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 03:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lol gromit

Clay, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 03:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

on a much more trivial note, who's the brunette on cnn?

k3vin k., Wednesday, 4 January 2012 03:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've only been to the democrat ones. I think they're probably a little more fun than the alternative.

Santorum is my pick. He represents the common values we can all agree on as Americans of faith. Like Jesus Christ, taking your dead baby home from the hospital to show your kids, and a frothy mixture of fecal matter and lube.

mh, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 03:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dana Loesch? Most untrivial.

clemenza, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 03:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

September 4:

"I think, in the normal course of things, Rick Perry will be the Republican nominee. He is the three-term governor of Texas, a conservative state. He’s been a successful governor. Texas has job growth, the rest of the country’s lost jobs. He’s a populist, which is very much in the spirit of the Republican party today. Mitt Romney is the one-term governor of Massachusetts, whose health care plan isn’t popular with Republicans. So if you just have a normal race, so to speak, if neither candidate does badly in the debates, if voters just get to know them, and it looks the way I just described, Perry is the more normal victor."

Tonight:

“I just think his dignity I think will suggest to him that he get out.”

Ah, Bill Kristol. Hurts being you, doesn't it.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 03:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

If you give me the out of "if neither candidate does badly in the debates," I actually think his Sept. 4th call was pretty accurate. (Conceding that he probably changed his mind 15 times between then and now.)

clemenza, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 03:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

me = him (Too much Newt-watching.)

clemenza, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 03:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah that actually might have been the one prescient thing he said all year. Perry's vaporware candidacy is amazing to behold.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 03:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

kathrynlopez Kathryn Jean Lopez
al gore is interjecting something koch bros now. #givemesomethingnewmrveep!

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 03:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

I know who Al Gore is...and I know who the Koch brothers are...but what does that mean?!

clemenza, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 03:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Romney and Santorum are separated by 13 votes at the moment.

clemenza, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 03:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's a tight squeeze right now, but I'm hoping Santorum rises up.

Nicole, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 04:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was born to be Andy Richter.

clemenza, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 04:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's a tight squeeze right now, but I'm hoping Santorum rises up.

eww, not a pleasant thought in any sense of the word "Santorum"

also, lol Gingrich

back to lurking

Gay Andy Taffel (Eisbaer), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 04:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

@anamariecox "He has to get his manhood back, go after Santorum" - Chris Matthews on Romney. I have no idea how to improve on that. #iowa

Clay, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 04:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't know what to make of Gingrich's 13% tonight. Obviously terrible compared to where he was four weeks ago, but not the under-10% wipeout I was expecting a few days ago. I'd say he probably tread water enough to hang around past Florida, and the good news is that he's really angry and ready to go postal.

clemenza, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 04:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Excellent start: Gingrich just spent a minute congratulating Santorum on his excellent night and positive campaign, then said, "I wish I could say the same of every candidate--but I can't."

clemenza, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 04:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Newt going postal would liven things up in a most agreeable manner.

Aimless, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 04:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

newt's entire life is an exercise in going postal innit?!?

Gay Andy Taffel (Eisbaer), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 04:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

that said, he's gonna hang on like a vampire isn't he?!?

Gay Andy Taffel (Eisbaer), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 04:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's large, so I'll just link to it, but here's the ad Gingrich is running in NH tomorrow:

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/newt-mitt.png

clemenza, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 04:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

all of these guys are dicks!!

your pain is probably equal (Z S), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 04:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

just saying

your pain is probably equal (Z S), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 04:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dicks was the last Republican administration--these are Newts and Mitts and Ricks.

clemenza, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 04:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Alfred's hero, David Gergen, says that Gingrich is "on a crusade to bring Mitt Romney down."

clemenza, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 04:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

robonewt!

Gay Andy Taffel (Eisbaer), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 04:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

if you were forced to share an apartment with one of these assholes for a month, who would you choose?

rick perry (best) - he's really dumb but is seems like he'd give you some space. he apparently believes that he's been chosen by god to, uh, run a terrible campaign and then exit early, but i get the feeling that he only evangelizes when other evangelists are looking. he'd probably leave me alone and pay the rent.
huntsman - almost put him at #1 but it seemed too obvious. he's a fool but at least he doesn't think scientists are evil.
mitt romney - he would be really boring and would probably think less of you for not wearing a sport coat all of the time, and he's a cold and calculating robot, but at least he seems somewhat intelligent.
michele bachman - what a sad state of affairs where this monster somehow doesn't rank last. she would yell at you about the dishes, she'd yell at you for not going to church, she'd just fucking yell at you all of the time.
newt gingrich - he only pays half the rent and tries to make you pay 150% of your own rent, justifying it by laying out a laundry list of things you have done wrong.
santorum (worst) - anything you do is wrong. you are going to hell, and he will always have his annoying, crying family over. also all of the anal froth everywhere, all over the carpet, in the cappucino

your pain is probably equal (Z S), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 04:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

they are all rich

your pain is probably equal (Z S), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 04:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fundamentally, not Newt. I'm guessing that when the cameras are off, Perry's just like one of the drunks who used to bang up power carts when I worked at a golf course 35 years ago. I think he'd probably be fun.

clemenza, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 04:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

santorum would be the best because imagine how fun it would be to make him listen to your sex noises.

polyphonic, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 04:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bachmann not dropping out. The debate this weekend shall be...of interest.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 04:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

can this pleaaaaase end in a tie

k3vin k., Wednesday, 4 January 2012 04:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh, no tie ... just getting rid of ONE of these assholes for good would be nice (apparently TOO nice).

Gay Andy Taffel (Eisbaer), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 04:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

I know this is the expectations-game that drives non-junkies crazy, but I think Romney and Santorum are in the clear either way--it seems to me that it's Paul who got dented a bit tonight.

clemenza, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 04:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Romney got all of 25% of the Iowa vote, and according to a source (boston.com) linked on google: "only 56 percent of Romney's backers voiced strong support for him". Good show, big fella.

Aimless, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 04:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

That 56% does surprise (and encourage) me.

clemenza, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 04:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha neither is gonna drop out after losing by 50 votes - a virtual tie - especially romney

xxp

k3vin k., Wednesday, 4 January 2012 04:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

feel like there might be a big difference in the narrative if romney wins iowa and nh!! vs. comes 2nd in iowa (by 100 votes) and wins nh

iatee, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 04:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

until tonight, i thought that i knew the only true-blue Santorum supporter (a coworker, an otherwise wonderful chap) ... he isn't even from Pennsylvania (or, maybe that's why he likes Man-on-Dog so much).

Gay Andy Taffel (Eisbaer), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 04:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wouldn't a solid win for Romney in NH make Iowa more or less moot? I mean, I hope it doesn't happen, but if it does?

clemenza, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 04:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

perry sounds like he's about to drop out

your pain is probably equal (Z S), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 04:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wow--Perry seems to be dropping out.

clemenza, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 04:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

he just said he would return to texas and "assess" the situation, or whatever.

not unexpected, i guess, but i thought he'd drag it out a bit longer

your pain is probably equal (Z S), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 04:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

suspending his campaign

your pain is probably equal (Z S), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 04:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh, shit, reassessing, not suspending. fuck you rachel maddow, i was right!

your pain is probably equal (Z S), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 05:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

already saw the media prepping the 'romneys been hanging around Iowa for years why doesnt no one like him' narrative earlier tonight fwiw

lag∞n, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 05:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

nice knowin ya rick j/k you're ridiculous

Clay, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 05:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

This reassessment of Perry's will result in him bowing out of the next debate and essentially ending the campaign.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 05:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

That's about the first smart thing he's done all campaign. Bachmann reportedly lives under the delusion she's in the running for VP--she needs to vacate too.

clemenza, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 05:03 (2 years ago) Permalink


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