New Hampshire Primary Tweets of the Night
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 10:18pm 41 Comments
Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire primary. While the results are not final as of this writing, it looks like he comes in at 37-38%, with about the same total number of votes as in 2008.
Here are the tweets of the night, bitter and otherwise.
Good Enough In Primaries, Not In General Tweet:
You Can’t Take Away His Dreams Tweet:
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I’m thoroughly demoralized. The circular firing squad is going to hand it to Obama.
Not often I agree with Buchanan, but this: “The GOP field of candidates suddenly seems headed to a finale that will call to mind the last scene of Hamlet, the dead and dying everywhere, but no Fortinbras to restore order in the house.” says it all. http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=48685
And this: Complacent Conservatism Is Allowing America To Slide Into The Abyss – John Hawkins/TownHall http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2012/01/10/complacent_conservatism_is_allowing_america_to_slide_into_the_abyss/page/full/
The GOP throws a high-hanging curve ball to Obama… SMACK!!! Bamster hits it over the center field wall and takes a victory lap while the liberal MSM shouts with glee as the champagne glasses click at DNC headquarters.
I’m just gonna enjoy how Romney and the GOP establishment (and its whore surrogates, Coulter, Ingraham, Haley, Christie, etc.,) will try to “polish a turd” and make Romney acceptable to the public. Ain’t gonna happen.
It’s like a slow moving train wreck. You see it coming, they see it coming, but the establishment doesn’t give a damn. Oh, they’ll put on a fake face of enthusiasm, and gear up the old warhorses, but it’s like arranging deck chairs on the Titanic…the boat sinks, get over it.
After Romney flames out in November, the talking heads will try to peg it on the Tea Party, talk radio, the conservative base, and somehow, someway at the feet of Sarah Palin (yes, you read it, Sarah Palin via some twisted set of logic and sniping that she didn’t endorse good enough, fire up the based good enough, has a legacy of “bad karma” on the GOP, and so and so forth….you can bank on it because they’d be DAMNED if she ever thinks of running in 2016).
Keep your ears open when they start pimping Nikki Haley as “Palin lite” for Romney’s VP. Also keep your ears open when Jeb Bush gets slowly introduced into the press docket and speaking tour.
As long as the GOP elites have their turf and fiefdoms, they just don’t give a damn. Well, that’s not totally correct. If they can snag the Senate (and get their chairmanships back…so they can control the money) they’d be happy with their consolation prize.
Expect the Surpreme Court to be altered big time, Obamacare to take full hold and for the USA to go down the European path.
OH JOY!!! OH RAPTURE!!! It makes you want to believe in the Mayan prophecies!!!
Is it me, or is debating a Romney supporter the same as it was debating a Obama supporter in 08? No matter how logical your arguement they only respond with “most electable” and “accomplishment.”
I was beginning to wonder if I was only one who noticed that.
What are you drinking? Obama had one argument in 2008: Not Bush, Not Clinton. I missed where he ran on accomplishment or even electability – everyone seemed to agree Clinton was the better general election candidate and Obama was the liberal “stretch” candidate.
Obama ran as a uniter…same as Romney is now.
Santorum crashed hard and fast. Last chance for the conservative vote to consolidate around, you know, a conservative.
Still pulling for Perry.
That was completely predictable. Santorum had no fundamentals. Three weeks ago he was a defeated Senator with a one-note pitch, no money, and no support outside of Iowa who most conservatives considered unelectable. Not much has changed.
Gingrich address in NH tonight (video)
Damn.. that’s a great call to action, and following it, a great campaign video.
Hahahaha. Ann Coulter made me (HenryLGomez) a minor celebrity on twitter tonight.
But you, professor, made me a major one. Thanks. Would love a link to our blog: babalublog.com.
Your blog is excellent! I love going there (though I usually don’t comment). Cuba libre!!!!
Thank you, DINORightMarie. We try.
Hold the F’ing horses, it’s too early, yet, to surrender to the forces of darkness and despair. Newt’s still got a chance but he needs to make a difference in SC and FL contests. Santorum also is not out of it yet. Perry, who knows about his chances, yet he’s a good man if he can stand the gaff.
But, Mitt has to finally get put down, vote wise and delegate wise because he would be a disaster. Oh, he’d run a good clean gee-whiz golly gee campaign against The Won, just like our candidate in 2008! So, hang in there Professor, and put the white flag away, under the linens in the back of the closet.
My goodness, what a bunch of wimps some GOP stalwarts are turning out to be. New Hampshire, the home of my honored ancestors, has become the home of good old Massachusetts moderates flocking to be under the wings of their darling Mittens.
Ps: Isn’t it grand to have an open primary where anyone can vote? What a chock.
Anyone can vote in the general. Best to get some practice. How did Gingrich do among Independents in Iowa and NH? And those are the Republican-leaning independents.
Not necessarily. As the Professor notes, 48% of the Huntsman voters said they like Obama, so that is as good as saying they’d vote for Teh Won over a Republican. Paul-bots and Operation Chaos types voted for Paul, from what I’ve read.
So, that puts Newt up higher, and the race is really about exposing Romney’s weaknesses, and showing Paul to be what he really is……not Conservative.
This race is far from over – I just hope that Newt’s PAC has lots more material that Teddy Kennedy and such used successfully against Mitt. Because it worked and told the truth, exposing Romney for what he is – a walking target for the Democrat machine.
Axelrod and Co. are chomping to demonize Mitt, there is no doubt. It’s the Alinsky way.
I read on one blog (forget which one now) that Newt is already running ads in SC on Romney’s flip-flop position on abortion.
It’s already begun. 🙂
“Tora Tora Tora” (Tora literally means “tiger” in Japanese), was the code to convey having achieved surprise.
What’s coming from Newt will not be a surprise.
May I suggest it be called the “Banzai!!” Tweet.
LukeHandCool (who used to roll his eyes and shake his head when his wife, in a crowded public place like a playground, would tell their children as toddlers to raise both arms straight up so she could easily pull off their wet and/or dirty t-shirts … the Japanese way: “Okay … Banzai!!” she’d shout, to the amusement of adults within earshot as our kids dutifully threw their arms straight up. Of course, Luke made the mistake of asking her not to do that … so she, of course, continued to do it … only louder).
Yeah, and do you remember what “Kamikaze” means in Japanese…
Yes. “Kamikaze” were those beautiful ladies who would hurl themselves at me as I strolled along the Ginza, looking for a place to drink. At times I felt like a crippled Yank carrier … completely vulnerable to attack.
LukeHandCool (who would often surrender immediately)
So it looks like the key to a GOP “victory” will be a Romney/Paul ticket in 2012.
Somebody needs to look up the definition of “victory”…
“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” really can’t inspire anyone but Obama. Ever notice how he looks like that guy in the magic mirror?
Perry for me. Newt if Perry drops.
The numbers Toujours les numbers..
2008 -240,000 votes.
This includes plenty of “independents’ & Democrats –
So extremely low turnout by Republicans.
Not good at all.
You can just feel the excitement in the air…
Its now 234,000 with 93% reporting. Means total should be north of 250,000. So much for that talking Guardian. Next!
Well yeah, considering not all the votes were counted when you reported that number. With 93% of districts reporting, we’re at around 225,000.
That’s James Carville’s DNC talking point.
But when it was pointed out to him that Obama got less than 50,000 votes in the Dem primary today, compared to 65,000 for Bush in 2004, he said it was “an irrelevant point”.
Romney and Paul each got more votes than Obama today. And either of them will beat him again in November. Pick one.
Dana Loesch (above): In our struggle to get the most conservative candidate, we will get the least conservative candidate.
1. Reagan counseled, Thou shalt not speak ill of thy fellow Republican, but nooooooo….
(Note to Mitt: that includes surrogates.)
2. Mitch Daniels suggested a truce on social issues, i.e. a focus on the economy, but nooooooo….
(Okay, all the mudslinging might be a de facto truce on social issues, but I doubt that’s what Daniels had in mind.)
What happened to all the energy and enthusiasm on the Republican side? Neither Iowa nor New Hampshire show any indication of it.
A hostile takeover.
LOL. Funny, but true.
Thank you Prof. Jacobson for your coverage of the election! 🙂
Looks like it’ll be closer to 25% more votes than Romney won in 2008. So much for “Romney can’t increase his support” narrative.
Its actually going to be closer to a 33% increase.
This was decisive. People need to begin paying attention to the internals. Romney got 40% of the women vote. Thats going to be huge.
And he lost the independents and the under-40s to Paul. They are the key to defeating Obama.
I should hope he gets more votes than 08, otherwise the last 4 years of campaigning in NH is a waste!
I suggest he fire himself as a candidate.
The Northeastern Republican establishment handed out official elite class membership cards to Coulter and others to get behind Romney as if he was the next Reagan. Nobody is excited by either Romney or any not Romney. John Birch Jr (Ron Paul) has demanded that the other not Romneys drop out.
If this is not grim enough, Paul is very likely to run third party once he loses.
Has anybody seen Obi-Wan Kenobi?
Romney’s tie in Iowa was far more important than his performance in NH. New Hampshire is Boston’s back yard. Any front-runner worth his salt is going to have a big win at home.