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I thought they would save Randy Johnson for later innings.

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2012
Re-running the Kennedy campaign against Romney based on Bain deals was predictable and predicted, but this does seem a bit early: The Democratic National Committee has set up a war room in Iowa with its main focus on Mitt Romney, who is looking more and more likely to win the Republican nomination….. The…
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Caucuses tomorrow

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2012
Here’s the plan, subject to change. Beginning late morning or lunchtime (Eastern), we’ll have an Open and Update Thread with latest from Iowa.  While the caucuses don’t start until the evening, we’ll try to dig deep for reports of how and what the campaigns are doing.  Bryan will help with…
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Alan Colmes mocks how Rick Santorum mourned dead child

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2012
This is lighting up Twitter.  Colmes also uses the incident in a blog post today, linking to this 2005 WaPo article: In his Senate office, on a shelf next to an autographed baseball, Sen. Rick Santorum keeps a framed photo of his son Gabriel Michael, the fourth of his seven children. Named for two…
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If only he had done this at the debates

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2012
Who knows what might have been.  I’m not writing him off, but who knows. (via ElectAds)
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Dear Iowa: A vote for Rick Santorum is a vote for Mitt Romney

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2012
Alternative headline: Dear Iowa: You are being played like a fiddle. I hate to admit it, but there is a large amount of truth in this analysis by Roger Simon of Politico, Mitt don’t need no surges: If Mitt Romney wins the Iowa caucuses, the race for the Republican nomination is over. If Mitt…
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For what it’s worth

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2012
I ran the Des Moines Register final poll numbers yesterday, here’s PPP’s final Iowa poll released late last night: The Republican caucus in Iowa is headed for a photo finish, with the three leading contenders all within two points of each other.  Ron Paul is at 20%, Mitt Romney at 19%, and Rick…
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Choose life

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2012
From the same vehicle as yesterday’s post, from Linda in Tennessee:
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What if everything we have been told about Mitt Romney’s electability is wrong, Part 3

Posted by  ▪  January 1, 2012
I have been almost alone in asking What if everything we have been told about Mitt Romney’s electablility is wrong? Among the points I have made is that current polling is not a reliable indicator because Romney has not faced the volume of attacks ads and hostility from the conservative and Republican media as has Newt,…
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“the ethos of Legal Insurrection is much more subtle”

Posted by  ▪  January 1, 2012
Commenter Taxpayer1234 mentioned yesterday that s/he had written a graduate school paper on conservative political blogs, and s/he was kind enough to forward it to me. Three blogs were the focus of the paper, Legal Insurrection, Ace of Spades HQ, and The Other McCain.  Remember, everything is relative. Here are the pertinent excerpts (emphasis…
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Has everyone forgotten the “Santorum Google problem”?

Posted by  ▪  January 1, 2012
It was the hot topic some weeks and months back, a joke since he was not a contender. But now that Rick Santorum is on the verge of either a victory or great showing in Iowa, some journalists are just frothing with joy at the prospect of the English-speaking world collectively doing a Google…
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He lost the Middle East, but he got bin Laden

Posted by  ▪  January 1, 2012
There are two important columns each of which addresses the surge of Islamists throughout the Middle East and Central Asia. The first column, by Andy McCarthy, focuses on reports that the Obama administration is using Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi as a conduit for contact with the Taliban: The surrender is complete now. The Hindu reports that the…
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Bitter headlines Tuesday night

Posted by  ▪  January 1, 2012
The Des Moines Register came out with its final polling last night, and here were the numbers in percentage points:  Romney (24), Paul (22), Santorum (15), Gingrich (12), Perry (11), Bachmann (7). Santorum is surging averaging 10% the first two days of polling, but the second two days put him just below Romney, with 22%…
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The battle lines for 2012 are drawn

Posted by  ▪  January 1, 2012
Those who seek to spread the wealth versus those who seek to spread a work ethic. Thanks to Linda who spotted this vehicle in, you guessed it, the Lowe’s parking lot in Nashville, TN:
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Saturday Night Card Game (I give up: “Colorblind ideology is a form of racism”)

Posted by  ▪  December 31, 2011
It has been an active year at the Saturday Night Card Game.  Here are some of my favorite games of the past year: Dem Base Fractures Into Twitter War And Charges Of Racism Against Professional Left “I didn’t call you racist, I just pointed out you’re white” The 10th Amendment is racist Nikki Haley is…
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