Romney Leads By 8% in MS (UPDATE: New ARG Poll Too!)@

I think I am as surprised as anyone to see the latest poll results from Scott Rasmussen for the state of Mississippi showing Mitt Romney leading the three-way field.

Mitt Romney 35%
Newt Gingrich 27%
Rick Santorum 27%
Ron Paul 6%

This poll was done March 8th among 750 likely voters. It looks like Romney might benefit from the “you drop out, no you drop out” battle between the self-proclaimed conservatives Gingrich and Santorum….

UPDATE (12:23pm): Instead of posting a new thread, I will add the latest numbers from American Research Group that shows the race in Mississippi a two-way race between Gingrich and Romney with Rick Santorum well behind.

Newt Gingrich 35%
Mitt Romney 31%
Rick Santorum 20%
Ron Paul 7%

This poll was done March 7-8 among 600 likely primary voters.

Posted by Dave at 12:05 pm
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280 Responses to “Romney Leads By 8% in MS (UPDATE: New ARG Poll Too!)@”

  1. Bobby says:

    1. Romney going in for the kill

  2. Brandon says:

    Hmm…Santorum and Gingrich splitting too evenly for either of them to win at this point.

  3. bio mom says:

    Except here is an ARG poll with a different result. They have mainly been wrong previously so I trust Rasmussen more here.

    Poll: Gingrich on top in Mississippi

    Posted by
    CNN Producer Gabriella Schwarz

    (CNN) – Newt Gingrich is edging out his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination in Mississippi, according to a new poll.

    The American Research Group survey of likely Republican primary voters released Friday showed Gingrich with 35% support, followed by Mitt Romney with 31%, Rick Santorum with 20% and Ron Paul with 7%.

    Gingrich’s margin over Romney increased slightly among those who said they will definitely vote in the March 13 primary, 37% to 30%. Santorum garnered 17% support and Paul received 5% among the same group.

    The poll was conducted after Super Tuesday, when each of the GOP White House contenders picked up delegates. Romney won the popular vote in six states, while Santorum captured three and Gingrich nabbed one, his native Georgia.

    Despite calls for him to bow out of the race, Gingrich has said he will remain in the contest until the convention and has also stressed the importance of wins in Mississippi and Alabama, which both vote on Tuesday.

    Gingrich, the former House speaker, also led among tea party supporters and men in the poll. Forty-nine percent of those who support the grassroots movement were behind Gingrich, while 24% said the same of Romney. Seventeen percent said they backed Santorum and 5% said Paul.

    Among men, Gingrich led with 39% to Romney and Santorum’s 21% and Paul’s 12%. However, Romney took the top spot among women with 42% support to Gingrich’s 30%, Santorum’s 19% and Paul’s 2%.

    ARG questioned 600 likely Republican primary voters by telephone in Mississippi between March 7 and March 8 with a sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points.

  4. Bobby says:

    Wow Santorum is screwed.

  5. Bitterlaw says:

    Ron Paul could win Misszzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  6. Barrett says:

    Leading by 8. The South is warming up to Romney.

    However, look at Gingrich and Santorum. They’re just ruining a chance. If one sacrifices, the other would win MS.

    Gotta love ego’s

  7. SoHope says:


  8. Barrett says:

    NC can suck it

  9. SoHope says:


  10. bio mom says:

    A surprisingly positive article about
    Romney by Rich Lowry.

  11. SoHope says:

    I love me some March Madness

  12. bio mom says:

    Note the very strong gender gap in the ARG poll in Romney’s favor.

  13. Brandon says:

    Santorum at 20% and 27% is a huge difference.

  14. MFG says:

    So I guess MS and AL are home states for Romney as well

    Who knew?

  15. MFG says:

    How can you spin “I lost Mississippi to a Mormon”?

    I’m sure there will be attempts…

  16. marc says:

    Whats the prospect of Santorum coming in third in both these states?

  17. MFG says:

    Who knows MArc?

  18. MFG says:

    MAybe Mitt has a chance here in LA after all…

  19. Senator Coons says:

    SoHope – I love March Madness but I didn’t go to a basketball power for college. I went to Villanova for law school so I support them but they suck this year. I’m odd – I would rather watch 4 16 seeds in the Final Four than Minor League NBA teams like UNC and Duke. Sorry.

  20. Barrett says:

    #16 – Romney wins, and bigger than expected!

  21. Emerica says:

    I still think Paul wins Maine.

    From why I understand we have more delegates so it just depends on if state party cheats.

  22. MFG says:

    Time to start supporting Rand, Acroso

    Grandpa is done

  23. Bitterlaw says:

    Ok. So now Maine is the state that Paul “could win.” I think it used to be Iowa, New Hampshire, Virginia and Vermont.

  24. MFG says:

    Looks like Grandpa is going to go 0-57 this year…

  25. Emerica says:


    More for Paul= more divided convention.

    We either get meet or brokered, and Inprefer the latter.

  26. janz says:

    bio mom, that was a great ‘Hire Me’ article by Rich Lowry. I heard him the other day on an interview, and he basically talked about the same points he wrote in this article — basically Romney should just be himself, instead of trying so hard to ‘connect’ with the people. He should be working his strengths (a no-nonsense turnaround businessman), rather than strain at his weaknesses, and seem inauthentic in the process.

  27. MFG says:

    Wouldn’t hold my breath on that, Acroso, the Mormon is winning MS it looks like even the deadenders are tossing in the sweater vest

  28. janz says:

    Now, Santorum is putting nuanced comments out there about the possibility of Gingrich making a good running mate. Somehow, it would be difficult seeing Gingrich’s ego accepting the 2nd slot on a national ticket.

  29. Bitterlaw says:

    Breaking News – If Romney dropped out of the race for some reason, I would support Gingrich over Santorum. Gingrich doesn’t hide the fact that he is a bad person. Santorum tries to hide that he is a bad person.

  30. Ray Tuleya says:

    #21.I still think Paul wins Maine.

    From why I understand we have more delegates so it just depends on if state party cheats.

    Comment by Emerica — March 9, 2012 @ 12:35 pm
    So, pretending to be Romney delegates at the local caucus so you can win national delegates for Ron Paul at the state level is not cheating? Romney won Maine as far as the country is concerned.

    Ron Paul is a good man, but the future is Rand.

  31. Ray Tuleya says:

    Gingrich is not a bad person. His EGO is. We need him to be HHS secretary. He is the perfect person to LEAD that department.

    Trouble is, does Gingrich want another candidate to lose the general election so WE can see WE need him in 2016.

  32. Waingro says:

    Gallup puts some cold water on the government’s spin–er–report:

    “In sum, Gallup Daily tracking of the U.S. unemployment rate — not seasonally adjusted and on a current time basis — showed an increase in February from January.

    “The government’s unemployment report on Friday, based on a complex adjusted process, and with a tendency to not pick up the most recent changes in the marketplace, reports a stable rate of unemployment.

    “Although the government report is clearly good news, Gallup suggests caution because its state-of-the-art measurement design — without adjustment — is signaling that the unemployment reality in the marketplace may not be as good as the government report suggests. ”

  33. Bitterlaw says:

    Ray – cheating on at least 2 wives makes somebody a bad person in my eyes.

  34. Barrett says:

    Gingrich is 10x better than Santorum. He may have baggage and morality issues, but at least he’s not unstable like Santorum.

    I think I’m going to start calling him Rick Sanitarium

  35. Waingro says:

    I mean if Romney wins even one of Bama or Miss, the only reason for Santo and Gingrich to stay in is because of spite.

    Just concede next Wednesday (if that happens) and let’s ALL move onto the bigger prize.

  36. Barrett says:

    #36 – Is that within MOE? We still have 8 months

  37. Waingro says:

    #36, wow. Those are DEPRESSING numbers from Ras. 🙁

  38. Robbie says:

    I think this ought to be HHR’s theme song for Mitt Romney.

  39. JackJ says:

    Is there a Paladin Poll on Guam and the Virgin Islands?

  40. CAC says:

    Ras said a total of 500 voters for 4 states. Still, not terrible numbers and far more realistic than that Arbys-induced diarhea that was the Marist poll.

  41. Robbie says:

    Obama ahead of Romney 46-42 in FL, NC, OH, and VA.

    Comment by Brandon — March 9, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

    Thank goodness Romney is the most electable or we’d really be screwed.

  42. CAC says:

    Also 12 percent are undecided or want someone else. I suspect the someone else # will shrink once Romney wins nomination. Probably disatisfied conservatives and indies.

  43. SUSYQUE says:

    Newt wants to destroy Mitt’s chances for the primary win. If Santorum has to drop out…Newt will incessantly call for Douglas debates with Romney. Newt thinks he’s the greatest debater in the USA. Imagine Newt sitting or standing next to ooo on a stage. Just his elderly appearance alone will be a huge negative.

  44. Stephen A. Douglas says:

    Why do you people want Douglas-Lincoln style debates? Do you know why people were willing to listen to 3 hour debates? Because they were bored out of their minds! There was no radio, television or internet. If you weren’t dying of cholera you wished you were because people were smelly and life was dull.

  45. Brandon says:

    Just for comparison:

    “During 2008, Obama picked up 52% of the vote in these states to Republican nominee John McCain’s 48%.”

  46. Tim V says:

    susy, you are way too pre-occupied with looks. get over it.

    was abe a handsome man ?

  47. Tim V says:

    try to look at the content of their character

  48. Phil says:

    If those numbers held on election day we are looking at a repeat of 2008 with the exception of Indiana which would flip to R.

    Very little difference.

  49. Barrett says:

    #41 – You win an “analogy of the day” award for that!

    And you’re also correct

  50. Barrett says:

    I know NC is part of the south, but I have a really hard time envisioning how this goes for Obama again.

    And same thing with NV, Romney has initial strong support there. He’d have a wider gap to close in NV, but overall I think he picks up NV, NC, and IN

  51. MFG says:

    You’re measuring in the middle of a vicious primary season these numbers will improve, most likely dramatically

  52. ameister says:

    Hypocritical Moron Buffet

    ” U.S counter sues buffet owned Net-jets
    for 302 M in back taxes”

    One can’t help but wonder – did net jets
    pay less taxes than warren buffets Secretary?

    Epic Liberal Hypocrite

  53. MFG says:

    Once Mitt wraps the nomination up expect the “Mormonism is a racist religion/they have magic underwear” routine

  54. Barrett says:

    I wish Wes would return

  55. Bitterlaw says:

    I don’t know if Wes will ever return. He was a sad man when he left.

  56. DW says:

    That rasmussen poll is a very small sample for such a large area (500 LV). Just would imagine it very difficult to get an accurate read on those four states on such a small sample. And it was a six day poll.

  57. DW says:

    I really hurt for Wes…wish him well.

  58. SUSYQUE says:

    #45…no one I know wants Douglas debates that Newt thrives on. Whom on this blog said they did?

  59. jason says:

    ” Among men, Gingrich led with 39% to Romney and Santorum’s 21% and Paul’s 12%. However, Romney took the top spot among women with 42% support to Gingrich’s 30%, Santorum’s 19% and Paul’s 2%. ”

    But no, Gingrich and Santorum won’t have any trouble with independent women in the GE.

    Only with Republican women…. 8)

  60. DW says:


    Northern Marianas

    Romney 49
    Gingrich 19
    Santorum 16
    Paul 7


    Romney 42
    Santorum 28
    Gingrich 15
    Paul 5

    Virgin Islands

    Romney 44
    Gingrich 20
    Santorum 17
    Paul 9

    American Samoa

    Romney 39
    Gingrich 25
    Santorum 17
    Paul 10

    500 Likely voters in each territory

  61. SUSYQUE says:

    #48…Tim V…you live in lala land. Looks are #1 in our culture. Look at the magazines….it’s all about boobs and bodies! Breasts are shaped in circles! Young girls are having that surgery right out of high school! Plastic surgeons…are busy people enhancing the appearance of men and women.

  62. lisab says:

    “Rush was wrong for calling her a slut. Shocking confession – I met my wife the day before we started law school. We dated exclusively, had sex and did not have children by choice (we paid for the stuff ourselves). If Rush called her a slut for that I would be sitting in jail waiting trial for assault.”

    imagine if he had called her a flat chested whore!

  63. SUSYQUE says:

    Bitter/Tim V…who are the savvy fellows who are not posting here? Men like Wes. Hopefully
    Wes will return the closer we get to the election.

  64. lisab says:


    btw, i described gloucester for you on the late night thread

    fyi, it is pronounced glawstah

  65. dr. ruth says:


    Can you get laid as often as Wes and still be unhappy?

  66. pitchaboy says:

    1. Romney up 47-45 nationally in RAS
    2. In the four swing states, numbers polled very small; Obama well under 50%.
    3. RAS is the gold standard for national polling; but a bad state pollster.

  67. MFG says:


    Most assuredly

  68. Jerry muthertruckin' Cruncher says:

    So team — how does Mitt beat the ‘racist religion’ label coming his way, because you know it’s coming?

  69. jason says:

    ” Obama ahead of Romney 46-42 in FL, NC, OH, and VA.”

    Wobbie Troll and Brandon are breathlessly excited about this???

    Romney is not the nominee yet, so he is not getting all the support from the anti-Obama side yet.

    Obama should be more worried about the 46%, he is the one without much room to grow.

    And even in this poll, if the 14% undecideds broke for the challenger 70-30 Romney would be ahead.

    Romney is getting a lot of bad press, so take this with a grain of salt.

  70. Rev. Wright says:

    ” So team — how does Mitt beat the ‘racist religion’ label coming his way, because you know it’s coming? ”


  71. dr. ruth says:

    70. So you would know, huh, you lucky dog…

  72. Bitterlaw says:

    lisab – My wife has the goods. Rush would not miss them.

    Thank you for the description of Glawstah. It sounds wicked awesome. Don’t worry about it not having any nightlife. My daughter is 9 and my son will be 14. Unless you want to drive over and stay with them at the hotel, my wife and I will not be in a party posture.

  73. jason says:

    ” imagine if he had called her a flat chested whore!”

    I think TimV needs credit where it’s due.

    This line definitely qualifies for the most momentous and long lasting comment in the history of HHR.

    lisab brings it up at least once per thread, a testimony to its longevity and permanent impact.

    I wish “Wobbie is a dumbass troll” would be so worthy.

  74. Bitterlaw says:

    Can you get laid as often as Wes and still be unhappy?

    Why ask us? We spend our lives on a blog. That’s like asking a dwarf how it feels to dunk a basketball.

  75. Bitterlaw says:

    Jason – lisab will chisel that on his tombstone. the only post that comes close is Maxwell’s “GFY” to MD.

  76. jason says:

    susyque is pining for Wes.

    That will surely bring him back…


  77. jason says:

    ” Why ask us? We spend our lives on a blog.”

    Actually, I had a life once.

    It’s overrated…..

  78. SUSYQUE says:

    Everyone on this blog should read the article on post #50. Erickson “outs” Sentorum is a surprising way! An excerpt:

    I and some friends, none of us Romney fans, have set about exploring Santorum’s record since Wednesday morning. Here now is a non-exhaustive list of what we have found. It does not even include his support for No Child Left Behind, Medicare Part D, debt ceiling increases, funding the bridge to nowhere, refusing to redirect earmark allocations to disaster relief along the Gulf Coast post Katrina, etc.

  79. Ron'sJohnson says:


    Can you get laid as often as Wes and still be unhappy?

    -I got laid 60 times in one day! Then I had to figure out what to do the other 23 hours.

  80. NYCmike says:

    Why ask us? We spend our lives on a blog. That’s like asking a dwarf how it feels to dunk a basketball.

    Good one!

  81. lisab says:


    gloucester does have whale watches

    and they are wicked awesome

  82. dinglewoodnorwoodbill says:

    Romney right up there with Dole on this list. Thanks idiot GOP primary voters who never seem to learn from history while repeating the “moderate guy like Dole can win votes from mods in the fall” error while in modern times the resistance splits up the vote (Gingrich against Santorum) to ENSURE a moderate squeaks by each time which ruins any value of a Nov. win even if the Republicans win against the Democrat. Though, Dewey, Landon Romney types usually lose anyway.

    Dewey’s content-free campaign is already being duplicated by Romney, BTW.

    You cannot fix stupid. And the GOP is proving it really is the Stupid Party.

    Not good, considering we are dealing with the Evil Party…

  83. Bitterlaw says:

    Can I bring my own harpoon or do you have to use the ones on the boat?

  84. Tim V says:

    Susy, I do NOT live in la la land. I live on HHR. On HHR no one knows if you are pretty, handsome or ugly. The only way you know if someone is even flat chested, is because they say they are.

  85. Tim V says:

    imagine if he had called her a flat chested whore!

    Bitter’s wife is far from being flat chested

  86. Bitterlaw says:

    Tim V. – My inability to negotiate a peace treaty between you and lisab continues to haunt me. I tried. I tried so damned hard. I couldn’t do it.

  87. Kelly, that's "Senator Ayotte, to you!" says:

    Bitter’s wife is far from being flat chested

    Comment by Tim V — March 9, 2012 @ 2:52 pm

    Neither am I!

  88. Tim V says:

    89- you failed. you suck.

  89. Tim V says:

    I am sick and tired of this flat chested whore crap. i said it ONCE. give me a f’en break.

  90. Tim V says:

    I might as well just call her that name every thread. she won’t stop anyway.

  91. SUSYQUE says:

    Looking Ahead:

    •The Occupy Wall Street movement is entering the phase where it “makes trouble.”
    •“We’ll see action against the banks, against the corporations.”
    •Different forms of protests that will engage many people.
    •Occupy was helped by “sympathetic” press coverage.

  92. lisab says:

    go ask your whore of a wife for a break

    you won’t get one here

  93. lisab says:

    Rick Santorum may have won more primaries but the Republican National Committee’s current delegate count shows former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has more bound delegates than Mr. Santorum in the race for the party’s presidential nomination.

    Frontrunner Mitt Romney has earned 339 delegates to the August nominating convention in Tampa, Fla., or more than the rest of the field combined, according to a chart the RNC sent to its members on Thursday.

    Mr. Gingrich is second with 107 delegates, topping Mr. Santorum’s 95 delegates and the 22 delegates pledged to Rep. Ron Paul of Texas.

  94. lisab says:

    On Jan. 6, the state filing deadline, a Santorum volunteer had brought to the board of elections an envelope containing nominating petitions for a slate of three Santorum delegates in the 13th, the State Journal-Register reports.

    But the petitions were never submitted. A volunteer inadvertently failed to take them out of the envelope, the Journal Register reports, and the envelope wound up in the trash.

    Even if those petitions had been handed in, the Journal-Register story said, it’s possible they would have been challenged. The Santorum camp was only able to round up some 50 signatures for its slate of delegates in the district, well short of the 600 required.

  95. MFG says:

    Every delegate count I see is different Wahkeena, every states rules are different for selection and whether they are bound or not

  96. SUSYQUE says:

    Tim V. Appearance is important when one is on TV.
    I am not saying that in our everyday lives. We always want to look presentable in public and we can look as tacky as we want at home.

  97. MFG says:

    Mitt Romney reminds me of Rutherford B Hayes actually, or perhaps Zachary Taylor rather than Alf Landon

  98. MFG says:

    And today’s electoral landscape to me looks much like the Sumerian city council contests of 3645 BC…

  99. MFG says:

    Or the Roman senatorial contests of 12 AD

  100. Tim V says:

    lisab says:
    March 9, 2012 at 3:08 pm
    go ask your whore of a wife for a break

    you won’t get one here
    fuqq you lisab. you flat chested mean little bit4h

  101. Tim V says:

    how your eunuch today ?

  102. Bitterlaw says:

    lisab – nobody believes that you are a whore. Can you let it go for my sake? If I can broker this peace, I will become a legend at HHR. Think about me.

  103. Tim V says:

    did you bronze his balls after you snipped him ?

  104. jason says:

    ” I still think Paul wins Maine.”

    I am still holding out for Norm Coleman….

  105. lisab says:

    Portland-area couple sues Legacy Health for $3 million for ‘wrongful birth’ after child born with Down syndrome

    was born, Ariel and Deborah Levy were overcome with excitement, then shock when hospital staff told them their daughter looked like she had Down syndrome.

    A doctor asked Deborah Levy if she’d had a prenatal test — a chorionic villus sampling, or CVS for short — and Levy said yes, the results showed they’d have a normal, healthy child.

    Within days of her birth, however, a blood test confirmed that the little girl, Kalanit, had Down syndrome.

    The Levys filed suit against Legacy Health, claiming that Deborah Levy would have aborted her pregnancy had she known her daughter had the chromosomal abnormality.

  106. Tim V says:

    Bitterlaw says:
    March 9, 2012 at 3:16 pm
    lisab – nobody cares that you are a whore. Can you let it go for my sake? If I can broker this peace, I will become a legend at HHR. Think about me.

    bitter, i will honor a truce if you can broker it

  107. jason says:

    Dingleberry is the only genius here.

    Genius, tell us again why “big counties” should report before “small counties” even though the reason they take longer to report is because they often have 100 times more voters and precincts?

    Ah yes, because “big counties” in Ohio (with the more educated voters) conspired to give Romney the win.

  108. GF says:

    110- I look forward to the day, years from now, when some enterprising mischief-maker shows the future Ms. Levy the news report/video feed of what her parents said. Comedy gold in-waiting.

  109. jason says:

    Even if you resolve the whore issue you have to start again on the flat chested part, IMHO.

    There are differing views on what actually constitutes flat chested.

    Always glad to contribute.

  110. GF says:

    Bitter, you may want to stay out of SC if you want to run for office again (Wes is certainly screwed…then again, most of us probably are);

  111. jason says:

    “lisab – nobody cares that you are a whore.”

    Bitter sure is a smooth talking lawyer…

  112. Bitterlaw says:

    lisab – Tim V. is willing to enter a truce. If you will also enter into a truce, I can achieve the necessary legend status that will allow me to bring peace to other warring parties. I think that the Jason-SUSYQUE war can be ended as well.

  113. bio mom says:

    National Journal is a liberal publication. They would never want to see Rubio as the Republican VP candidate. That said, I think Romney will give it to Portman or maybe McDonnel or Christie. Portman is credited by his campaign with being the major reason Romney won Ohio.

  114. Bitterlaw says:

    The correct post was:

    lisab – nobody believes that you are a whore.

  115. NYCmike says:

    95.go ask your whore of a wife for a break

    you won’t get one here

    -It’s too bad we aren’t in grade school, we would all be going to YOUR wedding in 15 years!

  116. Bitterlaw says:

    There are differing views on what actually constitutes flat chested.

    “A” yes. “B” no. Any other disputes that need to be settled?

  117. NYCmike says:

    3 – 1 odds lisab will NEVER accept a truce

  118. dingleberry says:

    ” Portman is credited by his campaign with being the major reason Romney won Ohio.”

    Is Portman a big county?

  119. Bitterlaw says:

    NYC – this isn;t about lisab and Tim V. It’s about me, damn it. They will make peace or I unleash hell like Maximus in Gladiator.

  120. NYCmike says:

    “A” yes. “B” no.

    -Depends on how much wine you drank. Who am I kidding, a breast is A BREAST!

  121. dingleberry says:

    121. So it was…..sorry.

  122. jason says:

    Bitter, I got confused by post 113….TimV made it look like he was quoting you.

  123. Bitterlaw says:

    NYC – Before I was married, I did not discriminate. They were all good.

  124. Bitterlaw says:

    Jason – I am waiting for lisab’s response to the truce offer. I can work on you and SUSYQUE later.

  125. NYCmike says:

    “It’s about me”

    -And why else would I be making it harder? If you become a legend, you might think you can leave on your own accord. I want you to leave as a beaten-down, tail-betweenyour-legs, party-likes-it’s-1980-and-Booby-Nystrom-just-scored-the-winning-goal eunuch, similiar to lisab’s hubby.

  126. NYCmike says:

    “similiar to lisab’s hubby.”

    -should I have added that?

  127. Bitterlaw says:

    NYC pours gasoline on the fire.

  128. NYCmike says:


    -my mind was elsewhere

  129. Robbie says:

    Jim Acosta of CNN tweets Romney suggested he might use nukes in a first strike against Iran to knock out their nuclear program.

    Now honestly, does anyone really believe Mitt Romney, of all people, would become the first man since Truman to authorize the use of nuclear weapons?

  130. Robbie says:

    3. RAS is the gold standard for national polling; but a bad state pollster.

    Comment by pitchaboy — March 9, 2012 @ 2:09 pm

    I agree with this statement. Ras may not be the gold standard nationally, but he’s very good.

  131. Robbie says:

    Mitt Romney reminds me of Rutherford B Hayes actually, or perhaps Zachary Taylor rather than Alf Landon

    Comment by MFG — March 9, 2012 @ 3:13 pm

    At least for now, he’s Dewey.

  132. Robbie says:

    I think if Mitt were to choose Portman, he’d be reinforcing his image as a dull guy. Same with McDonnell. Both are great guys, just not right for what ails Mitt.

    Christie is probably the best choice to bring some life to the campaign while Jeb locks down Florida, a must win, and would be a major asset with conservative policy agenda.

  133. NYCmike says:

    #111 – that video of Christie sucks, I would rather see what the guy was saying, or how he acted, that made him go off.

  134. jenny-former republican says:

    if rubio says no, jeb bush would be great because his wife was born in mexico.


  135. Tim V says:

    Bitter, I think you deserve legend status. Apparently lisab does not.

  136. Diogenes says:

    It will be Rubio. He solidifies Florida (and helps Connie Mack’s race), soldifies Tea Party support, and gets the GOP closer to 40% of the Latino vote which it will need in a close election.

    So many things favor Rubio from a political standpoint. It’s also amazing that if you were blind he’d still be an amazing candidate barring any knowledge of his ethnicity.

    The fact of the matter is, the GOP needs to rebuild its brand; it cannot depend on the Dems electing a brainless Peronista like Obama; it needs to start winning on its merits again. A competent Romney administration followed by a Rubio one would probably fix most of the serious problems in this country and ensure that the democrats can’t turn America into California; a socialist demographic death trap that keeps reelecting leftists.

  137. Barrett says:

    #140 – It appears Robbie’s favorite game to play is “which loser candidate is Romney most like?”

    That’s the spirit!

  138. Diogenes says:

    Robbie is just Chekote with a new troll handle.

    Robbie only says retarded things that toe the media matters line.

  139. Barrett says:

    I second Bitter’s status as legend

  140. EML says:

    Jeb Bush is guaranteed to win 89% of the latino vote because his wife is from mexico.

  141. Barrett says:

    OH! I know! I bet Romney’s like Walter Mondale!

    You know why? Because he’s not going to win. He’s not going to win anything. Except maybe one state. He’ll lose everything else. And just keep losing. We should forever doubt Mitt Romney, as Democrats will forever doubt Walter Mondale

  142. Barrett says:


    Rubio, McDonnell, Martinez, Ayotte,

    Take your pick

  143. SUSYQUE says:

    Mississippi Governor Endorses Romney
    [National Journal, 3/8/12] Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant endorsed Romney in the Republican presidential primary on Thursday. “People are gonna embrace him,” Bryant said at a Romney rally. “If you saw the crowd here tonight, he speaks to them. He has a Reagan-esque type of ability to connect to the local person.” At the same event, Romney attacked Obama on the economy

  144. Barrett says:

    The MS Governor can do whatever he wants, as long as he doesn’t start opening all the prison doors and letting the criminals out

  145. jason says:

    ” while Jeb locks down Florida, a must win””

    Oh please, Jeb Bush is a open borders has been who says he “used to be a conservative”.

    He will not get nominated for dogcatcher in the Republican Party.

    And lest anyone say I am anti-Bush, I think GWB was a great President, have said that here many times.

  146. SUSYQUE says:

    The Bush name is still poison. We don’t need any bushes nor and kennedys!

  147. Barrett says:

    They can say I’m anti bush all they want. I thought Bush 43 was terrible.

    No border fence
    No balanced budget
    Two crazy wars
    “Hecukuva Job Brownie”
    Terrible speeches

    I have about 200 reasons I could list, but I’ll let everyone mull it over whilst I go pick the wife up from the airport.

    Have a good weekend!

  148. SUSYQUE says:

    GWB was not a good president his second term.
    I am thinking of what he accomplished for the good of this country. He spent and gave away too much money. He left much of our borders open. His wife hid her liberal views on marriage and abortion. His daughters mirror their mother’s views.

  149. EML says:

    As bad as bush was, imagine what a disaster a Gore presidency would have been.

  150. Robbie says:

    Robbie is just Chekote with a new troll handle.

    Robbie only says retarded things that toe the media matters line.

    Comment by Diogenes — March 9, 2012 @ 4:31 pm

    Is retarded a synonym for correct?

  151. jason says:

    I think Bush was a great President. His policy to conduct the war on terror wherever it lead and to implement the Patriot Act and other measures were the right thing to do if not popular. He was part of the spending culture, no doubt, but his Presidency was defined by 9/11, Afghanistan and Iraq.

    I know some disagree, but I think his foreign policy was 100% on the money.

  152. SUSYQUE says:

    #157…I would not say GWB was the worst, just not as good as he could have been especially the second term. It was a miserable experience for many of us and sure ended badly.

  153. MFG says:

    Ignore the troll


  154. jason says:

    Wobbie Troll has never had an original thought here. It’s all regurgitation from liberal sites who are scared Romney might get the nomination. His talking points are an exact replica of everything they say. And say. And say. And say.

    It looks like Romney may outperform the initial expectations for Alabama and Mississippi.

    Watch the troll immediately find something else to harp about.

    Oh, he already did. Romney is going to attack Iran with nuclear weapons. Jim Acosta tweeted it, has to be true.

  155. Robbie says:

    Oh please, Jeb Bush is a open borders has been.

    Comment by jason — March 9, 2012 @ 4:35 pm

    Immigration has replaced abortion as the litmus test for the Republican party. If a candidate, even for a moment, speaks acceptingly of immigrants, they are accused of wanting to turn over the country to Mexico.

    I may not find Jeb’s immigration stance 100% to my liking, but every other part of his record is conservative. If we’re willing to overlook Romney’s health care mandate, why not Jeb’s immigration stance?

    The Republican party needs to be a lot more like Paul Ryan and a lot less like Bachmann and Tancredo.

  156. jason says:

    If Romney picked Ayotte for VP, how long would it be before Bill Maher called her a whore?

    1). Two nanoseconds

    2). A split second

    3). A bat of an eye

  157. Robbie says:


    Every bit of polling suggests Rubio would not help Romney at all in Florida. He’d be a great VP nominee, but he’s said forcefully many times he will not be the VP choice. If Jeb’s no’s must be taken seriously, why not Rubio’s?

    Should Rubio reconsider, he ought to think about this. I can find no example where a party’s losing VP candidate ever has come back to be the nominee or president, certainly not in modern times.

    Before everyone says Nixon and Mondale, remember they were sitting VP’s. They weren’t merely nominated to be VP. A loss as the party’s VP nominee isn’t as helpful as some might think. Ask Palin.

  158. jason says:

    ” If a candidate, even for a moment, speaks acceptingly of immigrants”

    What horsecrap.

    Immigrants implies legal immigrants. Nobody says we should not have legal immigrants. Quite the contrary.

    If Jeb Bush does not believe we should have immigration laws then he should lobby to eliminate them, not to call for them to be violated.

  159. jason says:

    Now the troll is trying to talk Rubio out of being VP.


    You can tell what scares the troll sheetless…. Romney and Rubio.

  160. EML says:

    Wobbly has proven himself irrelevant. I no longer respond to his nonsense. I suggest everyone else do the same and he will leave here in short order.

  161. Diogenes says:

    Nomination will occur at the convention. It will be obvious by then if Romney has a serious shot at the nominaton. I have a feeling that a lot of McCain’s first choices turned him down leaving him with Sarah Palin.

  162. Bitterlaw says:

    If Romney picked Ayotte for VP, how long would it be before Bill Maher called her a whore?

    Kelly would go right on his show and drop him. She played softball and drank beer in law school. She’s scrappy.

  163. jason says:

    “If we’re willing to overlook Romney’s health care mandate, why not Jeb’s immigration stance?”

    Huge difference. Romney is opposed to Obamacare and vows to repeal it. I would not support him if he wasn’t. The health care mandate can live on in MA, they can have it. I am interested in what will happen to Obamacare, not Romneycare.

    Jeb wants to create 20 million or more new Democrats, which will alter the political equation in favor of the Democrats. Not only that, this would just encourage new waves of illegals. The consequences both economically and politically would be huge.

    And finally, spare me the Jeb Bush is a true conservative crap. He isn’t.

  164. Apologetic California says:

    bio mom says:
    March 9, 2012 at 3:40 pm



    OK, I shared that on FB.

  165. EML says:

    After Connie Mack defeats Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio is President Romney’s VP, who does Rick Scott name to replace Rubio? Surely not Lemieux again. And I dont think Hasner or Haridopolos. Mario Diaz Balart? Lincoln Diaz Balart? Ileana Ros Lehtinen? Allen West?

  166. NYCmike says:

    Stay out the Bushes! Thank you Jesse!

  167. jason says:

    Jim Acosta tweets they love Romney in Birmingham… big crowd for Romney in Birmingham….

    It’s gotta be true!!!

  168. Diogenes says:

    I mean serious shot at winning the presidency*. If he is looking strong, top contenders like Rubio will say yes. Even on a losing ticket, one that loses slightly, he will basically be the incumbent during the next primary should he chose to run at the top of the presidential icket.

    Rubio won’t be replaced by West. West is a one-term representative with a hot temper. I love his principle and ruggedness but he is not a good state-wide candidate.

  169. Robbie says:

    And of course as soon as I hit Say It I remembered Bob Dole was Ford’s VP choice and then came back to be the nominee in 1996. Still, he did lose the 1996 race which was the ultimate point I wanted to make.

  170. MFG says:

    Jason, what say you?

    Ready for Peyton Manning in Denver?

  171. Robbie says:

    Jim Acosta tweets they love Romney in Birmingham… big crowd for Romney in Birmingham….

    It’s gotta be true!!!

    Comment by jason — March 9, 2012 @ 5:15 pm

    So Romney didn’t say he we would consider a nuclear first strike against Iran?

  172. Diogenes says:

    The GOP will need to nominate a latino to the presidency in a few election cycles or risk ceding Hispanics to the democrats and thus power for a generation.

    Rubio is the man to do it.

  173. EML says:

    West is running in FL-18, which is a Republican leaning district, more Republican than the FL-22 that he represents now. He has raised a mind-boggling $6 million this cycle. He is one of the top fundraising members of the house, probably only behind Boehner. I would expect him to win re-election this year.

  174. SUSYQUE says:

    #173…bio mom…What great photos. He is blessed with a a wonderful,wholesome family.
    Thanks bio mom!

  175. SUSYQUE says:

    Bio mom…Only Romney has the presence and the finesse to appear presidential. Sentorum and Newt
    don’t have that.

  176. Robbie says:

    Here’s the list of losing VP choices for the Republican Party post Truman.

    1960 Henry Cabot Lodge
    1964 William Miller
    1976 Bob Dole
    1996 Jack Kemp
    2008 Sarah Palin

    Only went on to become the party’s nominee for president and that happened some 20 years after his losing VP bid. We don’t know what will happen with Palin, but I doubt she’ll ever be the nominee.

    Here are the winning Republican VP choices post Truman.

    1960 Richard Nixon
    1968 Spiro Agnew
    1980 George H Bush
    1984 George Bush
    1988 Dan Quayle
    2000 Dick Cheney

    From this group only Nixon and Bush went on to become president. Nixon did so after losing in 1960 while Bush essentially won Reagan’s third term. Agnew went to jail.

    My takeaway is if someone wants to be president, the best way to do so is to avoid being VP. Assume Rubio wants to be president, takes the VP slot, and Romney wins two terms. It’s not likely Rubio would win in 2020. It’s only happened twice in history and one of the times was GHB. That’s something I’m sure he has, is, and will consider.

  177. Robbie says:

    Correction to 189

    Richard Nixon was the winning VP in 1952 and 1956. He was the nominee in 1960.

  178. Jerry muthertruckin' Cruncher says:

    Rubio is it. My source in Florida says it’s going to happen. He is already doing debate prep.

  179. SUSYQUE says:

    #190…are you serious? Hope so.

  180. EML says:

    I’m assuming thats with a Romney nomination. Rubio should stay 100 miles away from Santorum or Gingrich.

  181. NYCmike says:

    #184 – didn’t West switch with another Republican rep, who better fit West’s newly-drawn district, or something like that? Along with what you said, though, he (and the other rep as well) is favored to be re-elected.

  182. GF says:

    192- I sure hope he was, too; I’d hate for the history books to be wrong. 🙂

    Just teasing; I know you mean Rubio RE: #191.

  183. MFG says:

    From the comments in the above article:

    “If George W. Bush had been the first President to need a TelePrompTer installed to be able to get through a press conference, would you have laughed and said this is more proof of how inept he is on his own and is really controlled by smarter men behind the scenes?

    If George W. Bush had reduced your retirement plan’s holdings of GM stock by 90% and given the unions a majority stake in GM, would you have approved?

    If George W. Bush had made a joke at the expense of the Special Olympics, would you have approved?

    If George W. Bush had given Gordon Brown a set of inexpensive and incorrectly formatted DVDs, when Gordon Brown had given him a thoughtful and historically significant gift, would you have approved?

    If George W. Bush had given the Queen of England an iPod containing videos of his speeches, would you have thought this embarrassingly narcissistic and tacky?

    If George W. Bush had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia , would you have approved?

    If George W. Bush had visited Austria and made reference to the nonexistent “Austrian language,” would you have brushed it off as a minor slip?

    If George W. Bush had filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with people who cannot seem to keep current in their income taxes, would you have approved?

    If George W. Bush had stated that there were 57 states in the United States, would you have said that he is clueless?

    If George W. Bush would have flown all the way to Denmark to make a five minute speech about how the Olympics would benefit him walking out his front door in Texas , would you have thought he was a self important, conceited, egotistical jerk?

    If George W. Bush had been so Spanish illiterate as to refer to “Cinco de Cuatro” in front of the Mexican ambassador when it was the 5th of May (Cinco de Mayo), and continued to flub it when he tried again, would you have winced in embarrassment?

    If George W. Bush had misspelled the word “advice” would you have hammered him for it for years like Dan Quayle and potatoes as proof of what a dunce he is?

    If George W. Bush had burned 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to go plant a single tree on Earth Day, would you have concluded he’s a hypocrite?

    If George W. Bush’s administration had okayed Air Force One flying low over millions of people followed by a jet fighter in downtown Manhattan causing widespread panic, would you have wondered whether they actually get what happened on 9-11?

    If George W. Bush had failed to send relief aid to flood victims throughout the Midwest with more people killed or made homeless than in New Orleans , would you want it made into a major ongoing political issue with claims of racism and incompetence?

    If George W. Bush had created the position of 32 Czars who report directly to him, bypassing the House and Senate on much of what is happening in America, would you have approved?

    If George W. Bush had ordered the firing of the CEO of a major corporation, even though he had no constitutional authority to do so, would you have approved?

    If George W. Bush had proposed to double the national debt, which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate, in one year, would you have approved?

    If George W. Bush had then proposed to double the debt again within 10 years, would you have approved?

    So, tell me again, what is it about Obama that makes him so brilliant and impressive and qualified to preach anything to anyone? Can’t think of anything? Don’t worry. He’s done all this in under 48 months – you’ll have till November to come up with an answer!”

  184. MFG says:


    Oh yea, Obama and The Dems got the economic car out of the ditch alright! Now they are driving it on three flat tires down the wrong way of the road while hitting bystanders!

  185. EML says:

    184 – Allen West’s old district is open, meaning it is essentially one of the two new districts. 57/42 Obama district.

  186. Tim V says:

    MFG, who do you think manning will sign with ?

  187. Tim V says:

    dolphins ?

  188. MFG says:

    I would guess Dolphins

    I wonder why he is not interested in Jets or Niners?

  189. MFG says:

    Apparently he has a home in Miami

  190. MFG says:

    I thought he might have an interest in Seattle as well…

  191. EML says:



  192. MFG says:

    The above article is interesting at the end talking about the Texans as a possibility

  193. Yolanda says:


    I get your point that it was actually Obama who did all those things, but you fail to mention that it was actually Bush’s fault that Obama did all those things.

    Btw, you forgot Obama’s genius reference to the President of Canada.

  194. Bitterlaw says:

    I don’t know why Manning would even consider the Redskins. They are not a good team. Their owner loves to spend money and get nothing for it. A lot of free agents go to D.C. to cash a check and watch their careers die.

  195. Bitterlaw says:

    Breaking News – lisab has no agreed to a truce with Tim V. but she has not rejected one, either. Bitterlaw sees this as a promising development.

  196. MFG says:

    Jets giants would be incredible in the super bowl with two Manning’s at qb

  197. Emerica says:

    “So, pretending to be Romney delegates at the local caucus so you can win national delegates for Ron Paul at the state level is not cheating? Romney won Maine as far as the country is concerned.”

    No, Romney won the staw vote in Maine, but we think Paul may have won the caucus delegate vote.

    No one was pretending to be anything.

  198. lisab says:

    “Bitterlaw sees this as a promising development.”

    i don’t make truces with whoremongers

  199. Bitterlaw says:

    lisab – you have disgraced me in front of the group. I tried to bring peace. I will add this to my list of public humiliations.

  200. dinglewoodnorwoodbill says:

    Santorum reveals real character aiding a fallen person needing medical attention and halting his speeech.

    And to think many of you guys want somebody who practices southern slang to fake his way through another bought election…

  201. SUSYQUE says:

    Tebow may be leaving the Broncos replaced by Peyton.

  202. SUSYQUE says:

    #216…All of the nominees would do the
    same thing. Stop dissing Mitt…to elevate Santorum.

  203. NYCmike says:

    210.Breaking News – lisab has no agreed to a truce with Tim V. but she has not rejected one, either. Bitterlaw sees this as a promising development.

    -I feel like Clinton is trying to make peace with Arafat and the Israelis again!

  204. NYCmike says:

    Note to self: refresh before you comment on anything having to do with lisab (see #214 on 03/09/2012 7:45 P.M. EST)

  205. Bitterlaw says:

    Tebow or Manning? Is there really a question? Seriously?

  206. Bitterlaw says:

    NYC – I failed. Sometimes, you just have to let people hate each other.

  207. SUSYQUE says:

    #222…Arbiter Bitter, (your new name) you are loving every minute of it!

  208. Bitterlaw says:

    SUSYQUE – If I had succeeded, I would have turned my attention to you and Jason. I could have restored harmony to HHR.

  209. SUSYQUE says:

    Wes,Corey, MD… where are you…we need some sanity on HHR.

  210. SUSYQUE says:

    O’Reilly comes on TV saying Krauthammer has bad news for Romney! How rude!

  211. SUSYQUE says:

    # 226…Kraut says Romney said it’s an “away game” for himself. He likes Romney, but he is not a strong candidate. Says Santorum has no chance of winning the white house…has a problem with women.

  212. SUSYQUE says:

    #226…I think O’Reilly wanted a startling opening to his show!Kraut has said that aabout Mitt several times.

  213. SUSYQUE says:

    Wish Kraut wouldn’t say that about Romney!

  214. SUSYQUE says:

    Glenn Beck…crash in economy coming; riots in the streets. Nominee must have strong character.
    Nominees need to start going after ooo and not each other.

  215. Tim V says:

    why bother watching o’rielly, susy can sum it up for you.

  216. Bitterlaw says:

    Tim V. – there will not be a peace treaty between you and lisab. I’m sorry.

  217. SUSYQUE says:

    Tim V….I appreciated your summations!

  218. bio mom says:

    No. Kraut hammer said he likes Romney and thinks he would be a very good president. But he is an analyst and that is what he does. I think he supports Romney personally.

  219. BamaBo says:

    Checking in from the home state of the defending National Champions Alabama Crimson Tide – things have really been heating up here in Bama the last week. Romney, Santorum, and Newt have had big crowds at their rallys and the radio and tv ads are hitting saturation level.

    My brother went to the Romney rally today and said it was a big, enthusistic crowd with alot of the big money Republicans in the state at the rally. I don’t know if Romney will win Alabama but he does have a level of support with a decent chunk of Republican voters and he has ALOT of support from the business community. Newt and Santorum are splitting the evangelical vote and that is a large chunk of the Republican primary vote.

    Romney is doing alot of direct mail pieces with positive messages to known Republican households while the Restore our Future PAC is hitting Santo and Newt hard on TV and radio. Santo and Newt are also up on TV and radio but I have not seen a mail piece from them yet. This could be because I’m not on their mailing list or that they have less resources and are just doing the tv and radio. There is a lot of interest building for Tuesday’s election.

  220. bio mom says:

    That is the poll reported previously from Alabama State

  221. bio mom says:


    Sudsy I watched and did not hear anything like that. O R said he thought Krat disliked R. K said no, he likes him and he would make a good pres.

  222. BamaBo says:

    I would be skeptical of an Alabama State poll. They did some polls in the 2010 election cycle here in Bama that were ludicrous. Their polls showed the democrats hanging on to the legislature while more established state polling organizations showed the wipe out that did happen.

    The University of Alabama and Univ. of South Alabama have pretty good reputations for their polling.

    Also, the Montgomery Advertiser is a joke. It has been a long time puppet of the ALabama Education Association

  223. SoHope says:

    If the Heels win out big and beat dook in the AAC final then I think we should get the #2 overall seed.

    Sycacuse almost lost to unranked UCONN yesterday and just lost to unranked Cinci.

    The NCAA committee weighs the end of the season more heavily plus they had a mediocre strength of schedule compared the UNC.

  224. lisab says:

    tolkien letter to german publisher of the hobbit in 1938

    25 July 1938
    20 Northmoor Road, Oxford

    Dear Sirs,

    Thank you for your letter. I regret that I am not clear as to what you intend by arisch. I am not of Aryan extraction: that is Indo-Iranian; as far as I am aware none of my ancestors spoke Hindustani, Persian, Gypsy, or any related dialects. But if I am to understand that you are enquiring whether I am of Jewish origin, I can only reply that I regret that I appear to have no ancestors of that gifted people. My great-great-grandfather came to England in the eighteenth century from Germany: the main part of my descent is therefore purely English, and I am an English subject — which should be sufficient. I have been accustomed, nonetheless, to regard my German name with pride, and continued to do so throughout the period of the late regrettable war, in which I served in the English army. I cannot, however, forbear to comment that if impertinent and irrelevant inquiries of this sort are to become the rule in matters of literature, then the time is not far distant when a German name will no longer be a source of pride.

    Your enquiry is doubtless made in order to comply with the laws of your own country, but that this should be held to apply to the subjects of another state would be improper, even if it had (as it has not) any bearing whatsoever on the merits of my work or its sustainability for publication, of which you appear to have satisfied yourselves without reference to my Abstammung.

    I trust you will find this reply satisfactory, and

    remain yours faithfully,

    J. R. R. Tolkien

  225. SUSYQUE says:

    #235-238…bio mom…Did you hear O’Reilly say at the opening of his program that Kraut had something bad to say about Romney? I typed as he was speaking. I hope I am wrong, because it made me feel sad. I will listen after Greta, O’R comes on again.
    Kraut has said several times that Romney is a weak candidate.
    Thanks for the comment bio mom!

  226. SoHope says:

    2 of our 4 loses were 1 point loses to Duke and Kensucky. The dook loss was a freak tip-in by our own player followed by a buzzer beat 3 pointer. We responded by beating dook at home by 18 the next game.

    We lost to UNLV at the begining of the season in Las Vegas, and a bad loss against a good and very physical FSU.

    I predict the following #1 seeds in order:


  227. SUSYQUE says:

    #236…Your post was interesting to read!

  228. bio mom says:

    Susy, I did not hear the lead in from OReilly. I just heard the segment with Kraut.

  229. bio mom says:

    Too bad we have to live through Kansas caucus tomorrow. Before the more important Tuesday primaries. Santorum will win and crow for a few days. Nobody payed any attention when Romney won Washington caucuses by 12percent nor his win of the Washington caucuses.

  230. bio mom says:

    Wyoming caucus. Sorry.

  231. mnw says:

    OK… I’m an old, white Anglo male, see?

    Funny thing IS, if the DEMs nominated another old white Anglo male like me for VP (such as Biden), I wouldn’t give a mouse zh*t about it, and I would STILL vote conservative Republican!

    But, according to many here at HHR, Latinos are a LOT more gullible than I am! If the GOP will just put a Latino on the ticket, the Latino sheeple (bah! bah!) will FLOCK to the GOP in a STAMPEDE of identity political FRENZY! Stampede, I say! Because Latinos are simple-minded morons, see?

    H-O-R-S-E-Z-H-*-T, they will!!!

  232. mnw says:

    If Romney were able to eke out victories in such unlikely venues as MS & AL, I suspect that could break the back of the Santo & Nit campaigns.

    Looks like that’s possible.

  233. BamaBo says:

    I also live in Alabama’s sixth congressional district which has been represented by Spencer Bachus for 20 years. The sixth district is a very conservative district, is well over 90% white and has a mix of rural, suburban and parts of urban Birmingham.

    The northern part of the district is rural and blue collar and highly evangelical. The central part is a mix of blue collar and white collar communities with a small part of Birmingham proper. The south central part of the district has the most affluent parts of the state in it including Mountain Brook, Greystone, and Shoal Creek. The southern part of the district is rural. This super PAC out of Texas that ran all the ads against Jean Schmidt in Ohio last week has purchased $250,000 of negative ads against Bachus.

    The only alternative to Bachus is State Sen. Scott Beason who I have met several times and is less than impressive. Beason has raised almost no money while Bachus has spent close to one million. My state house representative is my neighbor and he told me a few days ago that the polling done by the business community had Bachus up over 30 points. I don’t think he is going to be like Schmidt in Ohio.

  234. Tina says:

    So, what macaca have I missed today?

  235. Tina says:

    MFG, the Nine are not interested in him., period. He says that he will sign with an AFC Team, or at least that is one of his main preferences.

  236. SUSYQUE says:

    bio mom..went to O’R site…this was his headline for the beginning of the show:
    Romney growing weaker as GOP primary drags on Video
    I listened to the video and I heard Kraut say Romney is a weak candidate because he can’t get to 50% because of Sentorum and Newt are still in the race. He did say he will make a good president.
    O’Reilly has the best site of all the conservative cable guys.
    Much better than Rush.
    I will stop giving a summary from now on! (:-}

  237. SUSYQUE says:

    #246…bio mom…Romney was not given credit for Alaska!

  238. SUSYQUE says:

    National Revue: Rich Lowery:
    Romney should remind us no one has ever regretted hiring him to do a job.

  239. Diogenes says:

    You are a white anglo male mnw and its really, really obvious from your posts. And yes, many are that stupid and think in terms of mainly class identity. As for hispanics its not about getting all of their votes like with blacks but keeping the gop at about 40% of the latino vote necessary to stay competitive nationwide. Yes, we will lose LA but we can win second generation mexicans-americans in texas and colorado and non-mexican latinos in Florida. Every bit helps.

    Not only does increasing our margins matter, driving a counternarrative to the democrats is key. The democrats are trying their damnedest to turn latinos into a government-dependent, prrmanent underclass that votes democrat. They can very easily scapegoat republicans now as racist. How can they generate that narrative ever again if rubio is the first latino president?

  240. jason says:

    I predicted this, and of course lisab was wrong as usual….his comments did not merit losing advertisers considering he did apologize…now some are suffering and others begging to come back….Rush may be a pompous ass, and his campaign against Romney is asinine, but the MSM double standard should not be allowed to prevail.

    Rush Limbaugh Spurns Plea by Ex-Advertiser to Be Accepted Back

    The advertiser in question is Sleep Train, a mattress company. According to the Los Angeles Times, Limbaugh has turned down its request to be reinstated as a voiced advertiser, which involved the host himself endorsing the company. The reason was that Sleep Train’s action had angered Limbaugh’s many millions of listeners so the show could not in good conscience accept the company back.

    The dust up over Sleep Train, along with the blowback suffered by Carbonite over that company’s public denunciation of Limbaugh, demonstrates that the iconic radio talk show host is dealing from a position of strength in the campaign to deprive him of advertisers. One tends to prosper when one advertises on Limbaugh’s show. But cross him, and one will suffer.

    The one overwhelming fact is that Limbaugh commands many millions of listeners. There is no evidence that any of them have stopped listening because of the kerfuffle with Sandra Fluke. Indeed, one suspects that Limbaugh has gained listeners, curious about what the fuss is all about. As long as the show maintains its listener base, it does not matter if any advertisers bail on Limbaugh for political reasons. There will always be others who will want to take their place, because it is good business to advertise on the most listened to radio talk show on the planet.

    The situation demonstrates the power of the marketplace over politically inspired efforts to drive an iconic conservative radio voice off the air. Once again Limbaugh has defeated his enemies and has humbled them into the dust.”

  241. jason says:

    248. Wow. I don’t get this diatribe. I think picking a Hispanic just to pander would be a mistake.

    But Marco Rubio or Susana Martinez, for example, would not be pandering. They are certainly qualified and if they can make inroads with Hispanics all the better.

  242. barry says:

    Mitt wills Guam takes 9 delegates

  243. jason says:

    Guam will now tip over.

  244. The Deadenders says:

    “If Romney were able to eke out victories in such unlikely venues as MS & AL, I suspect that could break the back of the Santo & Nit campaigns.”

    Are you crazy??????

    We won’t be happy until we drag the whole party down, Senate, House, Governors, legislatures.

    We are in for the long haul.

    When you got Robbie on your side, who can beat you?

  245. MFG says:

    In what way is Guam another one of Mitt’s home states and thus doesn’t count?


  246. jason says:

    When you have Romneys galore you can do this….

    The clean sweep by Romney in the U.S. territory – one of five that award Republican National Convention delegates in the nomination battle – comes as one of Romney’s sons, Matt, is paying a visit to the island to stump on his dad’s behalf.

  247. jason says:

    I think sending his son there influenced the outcome. It’s another example of how evil Wall Street and capitalism are.

  248. DrJay says:

    #262 Only Mitt, with his evil millions, can afford to send anyone to stump there. The governor of Guam endorsed Mitt, which isn’t fair.

    …and Guam has competed in the Olympics before, so that gives Mitt an obvious edge that the others didn’t.

  249. lisab says:

    i never said rush did not command millions

    i said it was wrong to boycott companies who pulled their advertising from him … as in ethically wrong

    those companies did the right thing

  250. jason says:

    “those companies did the right thing”

    Is that why they are begging to come back?

    They got frightened and were bullied by the MSM into making a bad business decision.

  251. jason says:

    ” said it was wrong to boycott companies who pulled their advertising from him … as in ethically wrong”

    The boycott is a good way to expose the hypocrisy and the double standard.

    Very ethical.

    It does not mean you support his original comment, for which he already apologized.

  252. lisab says:

    no, boycotting hbo would be a way to illustrate any hypocrisy

    boycotting companies that withdrew their ads from limbaugh is simply supporting his bad behavior

  253. EML says:

    Mitt also wins all 9 delegates from Northern Marianas. Good day for Mitt 18-0.

  254. EML says:

    So assuming Romney sweeps the Virgin Islands and Santorum wins Kansas by a similar margin to ND, the delegate count for today will be Romney 39, Santorum 16. But tomorrow’s headline will be: Comeback Kid Santorum defeats Romney in Kansas.

  255. Bitterlaw says:

    I don’t boycott anything. I don’t matter enough to make a difference and I don’t care enough to find something new to buy.

  256. Tina says:

    Jake Tapper- he is in twubble:

    Said unemployment is 8.3 (real # is like 14)

    2.8 million homes foreclosed

    Gasoline 1.79 under Bush now $3.79 under the Obumbler.

  257. Tina says:

    Those companies that pulled their ads from Rushs show had to expect that their would be a boycott of their products. This is the choice of the marketplace. The company cannot cry that their stock prices are in the gutter or that there are boycotts, costing sales.

    Duh, sometimes, if you play with fire, you get burned by it.

  258. Bitterlaw says:

    Another early morning for Tina. If I was a secret agent, I would rather work late than get up early but that’s just me.

  259. Tina says:

    Mr. BL, good morning. One of these days of rising early, I hope to catch that worm.

  260. Bitterlaw says:

    Tina- I always thought the lesson of that story was that the worm should have slept later and he would still be alive.

  261. Bitterlaw says:

    Where’s the God Squad? They usually have their prayer breakfast by now.

  262. Tina says:

    Yes, another wa of looking at it. How many contests are there today?

  263. SUSYQUE says:

    Gingrich: I won’t quit if I lose Tuesday in South

    Miss. (AP) — Newt Gingrich says he’ll stay in the race for the Republican presidential nomination even if he loses key primaries in Alabama and Mississippi on Tuesday.

    Gingrich commented in an interview Friday with The Associated Press, reversing a top aide’s earlier assertion that the former House speaker needs to win both states to justify staying in the race.

    Gingrich told the AP: “We’ll clearly do well enough to move on and I think there’s a fair chance we’ll win. But I just want to set this to rest once and for all, we’re going to Tampa.”

    He was referring to the Republican National Convention in August in Florida.
    Gingrich has only won two contests — in South Carolina and Georgia, his home state.