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Pre-debate, I mean pre-primary results Open

Pre-debate, I mean pre-primary results Open

Some things to mull as we await the close of the polls in New Hampshire at 8 p.m. Eastern.  A new results post will go live at about 7:30 p.m. Eastern.  I’m going to handle it in a manner similar to the NY-09 night, not a Live Event but an update of results and other observations.

In the meantime:

  • Did Chris Christie tell some woman to be prepared to give a ….?  I thought so when I heard it.  Does that make me a depraved freak?
  • Perry may not qualify for CNN South Carolina debate.
  • By how much does Romney need to beat his 2008 New Hampshire 31.6% vote share to declare victory?
  • Links to others not buying into the criticism of Bain is criticism of capitalism meme.
  • 2012 promises to be the most heckler-intensive presidential race ever.
  • more to follow.
  • Someone tell Frank Luntz the camera is always on and the mic is always hot.
  • Fox News released some exit poll data, and it looks like independents will be about 45% of the voters, twice Iowa, and they are splitting the vote about equally among Romney, Paul and Huntsman.  Percentage of voters self-identifying as conservative was much lower than Iowa (I can’t remember the % Fox News quoted).
  • more
  • Would-be dead man voter stopped at polls.
  • Horrors, Newt has an attack ad on abortion up in South Carolina.  Wait, haven’t we heard all day that Newt should be attacking on something other than Bain?


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That was my initial thought too, but then again I am a depraved freak!

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro claims that 90% of voting Americans would vote for robot over Obama or any Republican rival, AFP reports.

It is five minutes to midnight. Two years ago, it appeared that world leaders might address the truly global threats that we face. In many cases, that trend has not continued or been reversed. For that reason, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is moving the clock hand one minute closer to midnight, back to its time in 2007.

Despite the promise of a new spirit of international cooperation, and reductions in tensions between the United States and Russia, the Science and Security Board believes that the path toward a world free of nuclear weapons is not at all clear, and leadership is failing.

So, how’s that Nobel Peace Prize working out ?

Hee. That’s certainly not what I heard when I heard it (I thought he meant “something’s going to go down” like “happen”); I certainly didn’t hear anything untoward. But maybe I’m a prudish freak?

“Does that make me a depraved freak?”

Not any more than the myriad other little things that make you a depraved freak.

FWIW, I think the actual interpretation of Christie’s remarks are problably closer to the tune of “You’re President is Going down” as is “Losing” (Or, “You’re going down” still in the context of losing.)

Couldn’t find Frank Luntz info from link you provide…or am I just a dunce whom all will deride? (Old songwriting skills coming out…)

The last paragraph of the Althouse link (boldface mine):

Bosch has propagated the lie, and her liberal allies — who would love to destroy a rising conservative star — are hard at work spreading it. And I do mean hard at work. These slimy little dweebs who write at places I won’t link to, but whom you can find by clicking on that last link, get obscenely excited at the prospect of wrecking a righty.

Her meaning is clear, IMHO: to view depraved freaks, look at people who use politics as a pretext for acting out their twisted souls.

Midwest Rhino | January 10, 2012 at 7:06 pm

the comment that Christie was responding too … I took it to be “Christie kills JOBS”

So his response … and watch his face after he statement about “something’s going down tonight, but it’s not going to be jobs sweetheart”.

There was no doubt in my mind that he was talking “going down” in relation to “sucks”, cuz I didn’t hear what they were chanting, and I’m apparently depraved or deviant or something and filled in the blank with that. lol But watching his face just confirmed to me he was showing how tough he could be with the “sweetheart”.

But how does he link “going down” to her “kills jobs” comment. At least he said “something” and not “somebody”, but watching his face … I think he was being clever and replacing kill with blow. Every video clip I’ve seen clips out the look he gave, which struck me as “yeah … you heard me right”. I guess maybe I saw it live … or before it was deemed distasteful.

Maybe Christie is in the Republican protected class with Romney now … More and more it is seeming like the establishment left and right, versus “We the People”.

    Midwest Rhino in reply to Midwest Rhino. | January 10, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    oh, and in the online clip I saw the crowd laughing at his comment … “something may be going down tonight … sweetheart”

Good ad, Newt. More, more, more.

StephenMonteith | January 11, 2012 at 1:53 am

So, there were about ten thousand more voters in this year’s NH primary than in 2008, Romney won with both a higher number and percentage of voters than ’08’s winner, and he beat his nearest opponent, who was named neither Gingrich, Santorum, or Huntsman, by close to 20%. How’s that for beating expectations?