A work in progress all night.
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Hide the sharp objects:
We are all commies now:
Revenge is a dish best served in South Carolina:
Dumb rednecks don’t read The NY Daily News and didn’t know that Newt’s just a “woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown”:
Not a fan of Dido, so he will not to go down with that ship:
Paging Nikki Haley….Paging Nikki Haley…….Mitt Romney is one line 4 and he’s pissed.
I am so glad SE Cupp was too stupid to write for the Cornell Review.
I think the best commentary came from Erick Erickson at Red State:
“Newt Gingrich’s rise has a lot to do with Newt Gingrich’s debate performance. But it has just as much to do with a party base in revolt against its thought and party leaders in Washington, DC. The base is revolting because they swept the GOP back into relevance in Washington just under two years ago and they have been thanked with contempt ever since.”
[Remember what they did to Sarah Palin after the 2010 elections? “Thanks for helping us regain power. Now, go away you b!%@#!”]
“Basically, today’s vote is about Republican grassroots giving the Washington Republican establishment the finger.”
Remember when that higher-up from the RNC, Mosbacher, siad recently that she and her fellow higher-ups knew “who the GOP’s nominee was going to be.” Remember that?
I just read somewhere else that Romney has more delegates than Gingrich, but only by a short margin. Think about it: someone who wins primaries but doesn’t have enough delegates.
It sounds too familiar – similar to what happened to Hillary in 2008. Remember that she kept winning primaries all over the place, but the delegates were all going to Obama? That happened especially in TX. She won the TX primary hands-down, but when the TX caucus convened that night, lots of bribery and intimidation took place on the part of Obama’s lieutenants on the field. Do you remember at all?
Could the same be happening in the GOP? We better ponder this…
Yes. Hillary won either more votes or precincts -maybe both – but the city spots which were won by Obama were given more delegates.
It was most likely racial because Blacks & Hispanics are more popular than good ole boys.
Great election analysis by Byron York:
“How did it happen? For one thing, all the talk about Romney having a hugely superior ground organization turned out not to be true. ‘They did not do the retail politics that a Santorum and a Gingrich have done over time,’ said Kevin Thomas, chairman of the Fairfield County Republican Party. (Thomas was neutral in the race.) ‘I think Newt’s people, they had more on-the-ground staff, and they worked.’ There were a lot of them, too; after Gingrich’s strong showing in the debates, said Susan Meyers, Gingrich’s media coordinator for the Southeast, ‘We have so many volunteers, our phones are melting right now.’
“Gingrich’s campaign was also faster and more nimble than the Romney battleship. ‘There is a very strong contrast between the two campaign organizations,’ said Gingrich adviser (and former George W. Bush administration official) Kevin Kellems. ‘In military terms, it’s speed versus mass. Newt Gingrich’s operation, and Newt Gingrich as a man, has a great deal of speed — intellectual speed, decisiveness. The Romney campaign is much more about money and size, having hired half of Washington D.C. And sometimes, speed beats mass.'”
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“But after all the talk of ground game and debate war, there’s a simpler reason Gingrich won: On the stump, in town hall after town hall, across South Carolina, Gingrich has been a markedly better campaigner than Romney.”
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“Gingrich’s success here in South Carolina shows more than just a skepticism toward establishment Republicanism. It also shows a hunger for real substance in the campaign, for a candidate who will talk to voters and give them more than phrases like ‘I believe in America.’ Mitt Romney’s team of seasoned campaign professionals may not think Newt Gingrich has any business playing a deciding role in the race. But they better believe it, and they better take seriously what the Gingrich challenge represents — before it’s too late.”
Nathan Bedford Forrest: Get there first with the most.
The lone Hollywood producer on “Team Establishment Republican” just screamed out “Rewrite”. Alas, they all work for the other side.
I predict Ron Paul wins Virginia on a wave of protest votes. Love to see Britt Hume explain that.
I could just see Palin make an off-hand remark on FOX, before the VA primary, that she “respected” Paul and believe that a vote for him in VA would “extend the vetting process”.