2008 Primaries Thread

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Governor Romney is an incredibly gifted man --intelligent in the way very few people are, charismatic, and blessed with an amiable openness and determined, strong character, shoulder-length, sun-streaked blond hair, sparkling blue-green eyes the color of the Caribbean, cameo skin, and a perfect size-six figure.

Nicole, Thursday, 7 February 2008 19:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

god what a dicklicking lunatic hewitt is, it's really unbelievable.

gff, Thursday, 7 February 2008 19:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

he gives dicklicking lunatics everywhere a bad name

elmo argonaut, Thursday, 7 February 2008 19:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

apparently none of the money MoveOn raised for Obama in the past 2 days was included in the 7+ mil total they trumpeted today, so we should expect to hear the Obama fundraising till to ring again soon. And to think that MoveOn was founded in large part to protect the Clintons' interests... heh.

elmo argonaut, Thursday, 7 February 2008 19:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

haha sry that did come off kind of homophobic xp

gff, Thursday, 7 February 2008 19:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

but i mean shit:

Forty years later Mitt Romney's campaign did take off, came very close to success but fell short, and unlike George Romney's campaign then, Mitt Romney's campaign of the last 14 months is really an opening act for a role in the leadership fo the GOP that will continue for years to come, and Senator McCain will almost certainly look for help from the Romneyroots as the GOP will this year and in the years ahead.

what a load of utter frantic craziness. not a sentence here comports with reality at all.

gff, Thursday, 7 February 2008 19:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

romneyroots lol

"big money big money no whammies come on big money"

elmo argonaut, Thursday, 7 February 2008 19:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

He defends the right to bear a Red Rider Carbine with a Compass in the stock.

xpost

Ed, Thursday, 7 February 2008 19:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

guys should we start a new thread? i think the loss of mitt calls for one

elmo argonaut, Thursday, 7 February 2008 19:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

Not until the last Ron Paul fan on earth has shuffled off this primary coil.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Thursday, 7 February 2008 19:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

When I think of the GOP as the party of "MEN" (as some of my conservative friends are fond of saying), I think of some of their leading pundits and thinkers, e.g., Hugh Hewitt. It reminds me that the GOP is often really a party of pampered armchair warriors who want to feel macho and tough. Maybe that isn't fair to Hewitt, I don't know much about him, but I'm thinking of fellows like Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, and even some conservative-leaning pundits in the MSM.

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 7 February 2008 19:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

*cough* Jonah Goldberg *cough*

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Thursday, 7 February 2008 20:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

*cough* Yes *cough*

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 7 February 2008 20:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

are you guys getting prostate exams over there or what

Mr. Que, Thursday, 7 February 2008 20:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

keep Hewitt and Goldberg away from our prostates.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Thursday, 7 February 2008 20:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

Prostate exams? Is it Friday already?

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 7 February 2008 20:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

Clinton's gonna win NM - she's up 1,000 votes with 1% left, and it's coming from a district that favors her. She won in the more Republican part of the State.

gabbneb, Thursday, 7 February 2008 20:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

can we continue discussing Hewitt?

Like Reagan In '76, Romney Is Staying In

As I wrote below, the GOP needs to keep the MSM focused on the issues that unite the GOP, and the best way to do that is by a series of contests throughout the spring, from Virginia to Pennsylvania and beyond. Each state that has a primary scheduled deserves the attention of the big three candidates, and the results will help even the frontrunner Senator McCain calibrate his message and provide opportunities for him top assure the base in each state he travels to of his determination to run as a conservative even as independents see him on the nightly news.

Was it a good thing for the GOP when Ronald Reagan stayed in the race against Gerald Ford in 1976 even after the Californian had fallen far behind Ford in the hunt for the nomination?

Most people say yes, even though at the time many were demanding that Reagan exit stage right.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Thursday, 7 February 2008 20:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

Okay, so Hillary's staff *are* getting paid after all.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Vote2008/story?id=4257358&page=1

elmo argonaut, Thursday, 7 February 2008 20:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

Wait, is Romney out or in?

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 7 February 2008 20:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

Or somewhere in between (i.e., nominally in, but really out)?

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 7 February 2008 20:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

i would vote for heidi klum

max, Thursday, 7 February 2008 20:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

i would vote for her all night

max, Thursday, 7 February 2008 20:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

McCain addressing committee now.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Thursday, 7 February 2008 20:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

CNN reports that Hewitt seen giving Romney a "passionate embrace" in parking lot of Boston hotel.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Thursday, 7 February 2008 20:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

ahahaha i would love a picture of that

elmo argonaut, Thursday, 7 February 2008 20:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

CNN reports that Hewitt seen giving Romney a "passionate embrace" in parking lot of Boston hotel.

Any tounge?

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 7 February 2008 20:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

just the discreet whispering of quality wool suiting and zippers falling

elmo argonaut, Thursday, 7 February 2008 20:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

heavens

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 7 February 2008 20:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

No, I'll take more of the Klum-type pics, thanks. Damn she's hot.

Bill Magill, Thursday, 7 February 2008 20:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

5 reasons why hilary should be worried

J0rdan S., Thursday, 7 February 2008 20:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

The calendar is her enemy. Now that more than half the states have weighed in, there is a fairly predictable formula for determining who is most likely to win the upcoming contests.

In caucus states, Obama’s organizational strength shines: He has won seven of eight. Up next are three more caucus states, Washington, Nebraska and Maine.

Obama also runs tremendously well in states with large African-American populations, another promising sign since next Tuesday’s three primaries are in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia — all of which have significant percentages of black voters.

Then comes another caucus state, Hawaii, where Obama is viewed as a native son.

The bottom line is that it figures to be another month before Clinton hits a stretch of states — places like Ohio and Pennsylvania — where she will be strongly favored to win.

So it couldn’t be any clearer as to why the supposedly inevitable candidacy is anything but — even when she’s supposedly winning.

J0rdan S., Thursday, 7 February 2008 20:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

btw that link's been posted twice already

Shakey Mo Collier, Thursday, 7 February 2008 20:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

So, Hils not broke after all article had this innit:

"One longtime Democratic consultant not affiliated with any campaign wondered if perhaps the whole thing wasn't a big stunt to garner media attention and look like an "underdog."

- what'd you guys think?

BleepBot, Thursday, 7 February 2008 20:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

seems plausible

Shakey Mo Collier, Thursday, 7 February 2008 20:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

i have a hard time believing her campaign is broke. i'm sure they have less money than obama, but broke...c'mon

akm, Thursday, 7 February 2008 21:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

HILLARY CLINTON: ESTABLISHMENT-APPROVED UNDERDOG.

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 7 February 2008 21:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

I guess it probably caused her backers to give $$ .... but I think it sparked Obama's, too

dmr, Thursday, 7 February 2008 21:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

Hillary has issued a TOWN-HALL CHALLENGE to Obama to be set in Orono, ME this weekend.

elmo argonaut, Thursday, 7 February 2008 21:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

Wrestling match?

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 7 February 2008 21:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

I thought I hated Joe Klein, but.. Well I read it and thought, when the whole thing started I was arguing that the Obama campaign is about itself.

http://www.time.com/time/printout/0,8816,1710721,00.html
And yet there was something just a wee bit creepy about the mass messianism — "We are the ones we've been waiting for" — of the Super Tuesday speech and the recent turn of the Obama campaign. "This time can be different because this campaign for the presidency of the United States of America is different. It's different not because of me. It's different because of you." That is not just maddeningly vague but also disingenuous: the campaign is entirely about Obama and his ability to inspire. Rather than focusing on any specific issue or cause — other than an amorphous desire for change — the message is becoming dangerously self-referential. The Obama campaign all too often is about how wonderful the Obama campaign is.

Also, this link is actually worth clicking.
http://www.oliverwillis.com/archives/2008/02/07/mitt-romney-epic-fail/

daria-g, Thursday, 7 February 2008 21:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

ha holy shit nobody knew it was coming:

http://marcambinder.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/02/crowd_stunned_as_romney_drops.php

gff, Thursday, 7 February 2008 21:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

Joe Klein and daria didn't read the metapolitics link

gabbneb, Thursday, 7 February 2008 21:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

To be fair, Daria, a lot of the HRC campaign -- until recently -- was about how inevitable her nomination was.

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 7 February 2008 21:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

I have so many opportunities for this country

gabbneb, Thursday, 7 February 2008 21:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

hillary swats obama across the nose with a lacy glove, demands satisfaction and pistols at dawn.

elmo argonaut, Thursday, 7 February 2008 21:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

Come volunteer for the day and bring a friend! There will be phones, Hillary trivia, and door prizes! The Hill-Star who brings the most people with him/her and the Hill-Star who makes the most phone calls by the end of the day will both receive an autographed copy of The American Health Choices Plan, Hillary's plan for universal health care coverage.

gabbneb, Thursday, 7 February 2008 21:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

loooool

J0rdan S., Thursday, 7 February 2008 21:09 (nine years ago) Permalink


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