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1/10/2012

New Hampshire Primary Thread

Filed under: 2012 Election — Karl @ 3:42 pm

[Posted by Karl]

Most polls close at 7 p.m. ET; all close at 8 p.m. ET. Here’s yer Google map.  Network execs privately say they expect to be able to call NH for Romney at 8pm sharp. The race for 2nd will take longer.  The Fox News exit poll shows Romney edging everyone out among late deciders.

Enjoy. Imbibe. Vent.

–Karl

63 Responses to “New Hampshire Primary Thread”

  1. Ding!

    Karl (f07e38)

  2. Leftys upset about not raising taxes on the rich want the middle class’s taxes lower………….just seems inconsistent but that is just me.

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  3. Let the whining begin!

    Colonel Haiku (b486eb)

  4. “Electability” key in exit polls.

    Gulrud! who does this help?

    Colonel Haiku (b486eb)

  5. “I’m going to be the nominee… It’s very hard not to look at the recent polls and think that the odds are very high I’m going to be the nominee. And by the way, I don’t object if people want to attack me, that’s their right. All I’m suggesting is that it’s not going to be very effective and that people are going to get sick of it very fast.”

    – Newt “The Invincible” Gingrich, to Jake Tapper December 2011

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/12/gingrich-tells-abc-news-im-going-to-be-the-nominee/

    Colonel Haiku (b486eb)

  6. “On December 13, someone who knows Gingrich very well, and for a long time, wrote me an e-mail. He said, “I just saw a Fox report that Newt has slipped a bit in Iowa. If that becomes apparent to Newt he’ll turn savagely negative.”

    He knew his Newt.”

    – Peter Wehner

    Colonel Haiku (b486eb)

  7. “It isn’t as if Gingrich is a man shorn of talent. In fact, he possesses some impressive skills. But many of us who are conservative have expressed our concerns about Gingrich because of his chronic indiscipline, his grandiosity, his erratic behavior. His pendulum can swing very widely and very quickly. This last week is roughly what we had in mind. And it has reinforced our belief he simply does not have the temperament to be America’s commander-in-chief.”

    – Peter Wehner

    Colonel Haiku (b486eb)

  8. 5. I’d say all twelve delegates go into the Princess column. With 3 assigned to the RNC in each state Romany has no more than 1100 to go.

    gary gulrud (d88477)

  9. New England RINOs know nothing!

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  10. Let the romneybot begin?

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  11. Good news! Debbie Poodleman Shultz and Juan Williams are right there with the RINO Occupiers. Gingrich and Perry are performing a public service.

    Colonel Haiku (b486eb)

  12. “You have to ask yourself, who does this help?”

    – Newton Poodleman Gingama

    Colonel Haiku (b486eb)

  13. “The point that Nordlinger (I linked to this yesterday) is making here is that “over and over, Romney defends and explains capitalism.” Now, Nordlinger, I’m gathering — I don’t know this, but I’m just assuming from the way he’s written the piece here — that he’s for Romney. He says, “Over and over, Romney defends and explains capitalism. And he’s supposed to be the RINO and squish in the race?” The one guy out there defending capitalism, the one guy out there trying to explain corporate profits to the Occupy crowd, he’s the squish, he’s the moderate, he’s the guy that we have the problem with? “That’s what I read in the conservative blogosphere, every day. What do you have to do to be a ‘real conservative’? Speak bad English and belch?

    “In the Saturday debate, Santorum knocked Romney for being just a ‘manager,’ just a ‘CEO,’ not fit to be president and commander-in-chief. This was odd for a couple of reasons: First, Romney did have a term as governor of Massachusetts (meaning he has executive political experience, unlike Santorum). And second: Since when do conservative Republicans denigrate private-sector experience?” And a lot of people are asking, “What is going on, why is Newt denigrating private sector experience?” And then saying what Romney does, put people out of work, is a takeover artist and he slashes jobs? That’s what Obama’s gonna say. Now, about that, we can sit here and wring our hands and lament that this is happening, “Oh, no!” but it is happening, so we have to deal with that, and so what it does is present Romney with an opportunity to defend himself. We’ll see how he does. He’s gonna have to. He’s being assaulted. It’s gonna be very eye opening for a lot of people.

    I live in Realville. I’m telling you, what happens is what is. That’s literal, that’s real. It may be totally stupid, it may be totally unfair, it may be outrageous, it may be self-defeating for these Republicans to start ripping into big business or ripping into capitalism, but it’s happening.”

    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/01/10/making_sense_of_republicans_attacking_capitalism

    Colonel Haiku (b486eb)

  14. Fox News called it for Romney at 7:56PM EST.

    Colonel Haiku (b486eb)

  15. Lefturds we are not a democracy we’re a republic.

    Eff Diane Sawyer.

    The Good ole boys have conspired with the far-left democraps………so I don’t know why the left uses it as an insult.

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  16. Bah. In Virginia I hope to humiliate him

    sarahW (b0e533)

  17. Democraps & republicans use our money to campaign because we give it to them.

    Bachmann was an egotistical bytch so that is why she didn’t last.

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  18. You have to ask why do the anti-mormon bigots get allowed to have an opinion.

    -Julius Caesar Romney

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  19. Exit polling

    Political Ideology for Romney:

    Moderates: 37%

    Somewhat Conservative: 45%

    Very Conservative: 30% (tied Santorum for 1st)

    Colonel Haiku (b486eb)

  20. He won’t cotton to you dropping your drawers, sarahw.

    But, hey… you go, girl!

    Colonel Haiku (b486eb)

  21. Stay classy.

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  22. Stay on da cuke!

    Colonel Haiku (b486eb)

  23. Keep on insulting Sarahw you piece of trash.

    Keep orjecting your Pro OWS viewpoint on to others.

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  24. projecting*

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  25. Newt to rally with Clyburn(D) in SC! Go Newt!

    http://www.thestate.com/2012/01/10/2108475/rally-will-feature-gingrich-clyburn.html

    Colonel Haiku (b486eb)

  26. Mitt mitt mitt mitt mitt!!!

    The Emperor (03864d)

  27. It’s like he has learned nothing from his Pelosi and Sharpton outings, sigh.

    narciso (87e966)

  28. I can’t believe SarahW and I are on opposite sides here, but tis true. I still love you though, Sarah. We are just going to have to have a girl fight. [[[hair pull. hair pull]]]

    MayBee (081489)

  29. Poor Newt . . . raised to the heights of power by his virtues, reduced to an also-ran because he wouldn’t control his vices.

    Brother Bradley J. Fikes, C.O.R. (a18ddc)

  30. FLASHBACK: Rep. Clyburn: Gingrich Will Say ‘Almost Anything’…

    Colonel Haiku (b486eb)

  31. Interesting that Romany and Coprolite are an item.

    Don’t get the attraction.

    gary gulrud (d88477)

  32. Our first Mexican president? Who knew!

    It’s a little-known fact that there’s a whole branch of Mitt Romney’s family living south of the border, including his second cousin Leighton Romney, and about 40 other relatives descended from religious pioneers who first traveled to Mexico 125 years ago. These days, the Romneys of Mexico enjoy pleasant and productive lives in two remaining settlements: Colonia Juarez and Colonia Dublan, just 175 miles south of the border.

    “He’s got a great pioneer heritage starting with people that crossed the plains going from Illinois to Utah, and then on from Utah down to Mexico,” Leighton Romney told NBC’s Mike Taibbi in an interview to air Monday night on ‘Rock Center with Brian Williams.’ “So there’s a great heritage there of people that had to fight for what they believed in and for people that had to travel to different places and learn different things. I think there’s a vast amount of experience that he could draw from there.”

    Dana (4eca6e)

  33. “The size of Mitt Romney’s margin of victory in New Hampshire may not be as large as he likes, but a double-digit win for the frontrunner must still be considered a major step toward the nomination. Given the dismal showing of Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich — the only candidates who might challenge him elsewhere in the country — after only two states have voted, it’s hard to see how Romney does not wind up as the GOP standard-bearer.

    Romney’s critics on the right will, no doubt, try to downplay his sweep of Iowa and New Hampshire, but by winning both states, he’s done something no one would have expected him to do only a few weeks ago. Moreover, given his strong polling numbers among Republicans, the notion that the GOP base won’t stomach him as their nominee doesn’t have much credibility.”

    http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2012/01/10/romney-new-hampshire-victory/

    Colonel Haiku (b486eb)

  34. It’s just a flesh wound.

    Kevin M (563f77)

  35. michellemalkin: “Go. Away. MT @RJF_723: Open mic picked up Newt rudely saying to Callista “We’re not hanging around, we’re leaving.”

    Colonel Haiku (b486eb)

  36. RichLowry: “Sean Hannity is politely scolding rick perry over bain attacks”

    Colonel Haiku (b486eb)

  37. JimPethokoukis: RT @EWErickson: “The Perry and Gingrich campaigns seem intent on torching remaining good will with the Bain attacks.”

    michellemalkin DWS…and #ows RT @lheal: “Perry saying business deals that don’t create jobs you can see are wrong. DWS could not say it better.”

    michellemalkin RT @TheRightScoop: DeMint: I think Romney wins South Carolina http://t.co/R8y3WUZx

    Colonel Haiku (b486eb)

  38. Listening to Newt, could he come off as any more of a pompous, delusional guy?

    Colonel Haiku (b486eb)

  39. Palin: “no need for Perry to drop out”.

    Would anyone even notice?

    Colonel Haiku (b486eb)

  40. Our first Mexican president? Who knew!

    I thought it was well-known that his father was born in Mexico. During the whole thing about Obama’s birth certificate, and the question about McCain’s eligibility, George Romney came up several times.

    Milhouse (9a4c23)

  41. jaketapper “Santorum Election HQ DJ now playing “Cat’s In the Cradle” in an apparent attempt to get the crowd weeping”

    jimgeraghty Newt thoroughly refutes all of us who say he’s gone around the bend by holding a rally with Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C. http://t.co/km1toV1X

    Colonel Haiku (b486eb)

  42. ________________________________________________

    “I’m going to be the nominee… It’s very hard not to look at the recent polls and think that the odds are very high I’m going to be the nominee.

    Sheesh. Gingrich actually said that?! Talk about chutzpah. Talk about a strong ego. Look up the definition of “hubris” in the dictionary and you’ll see a picture of Newt. Combine that with his “crabby uncle” demeanor, his knocking cultural conservatives several months ago, and his playing the “OWS card” (versus the “race card”), and one can tell he’s a real piece of work. In terms of a strong sense of self creating blinders for those who also have closets with a few skeletons, he and Herman Cain both take the prize this year.

    As for Romney, he’s so full of squish — perhaps just a bit better than Arnold Schwarzenegger — that I’d think you, Colonel Haiku, would merely tolerate him, and not much else.

    As for what will be motivating me come November 2012? Fear — total fear — and disgust. Fear of “Goddamn America” remaining in the White House beyond this year, and ongoing disgust that Jeremiah Wright’s pal got into such a lofty position to begin with.

    Mark (411533)

  43. Milhouse, it was news to me…perhaps because I tuned out a lot of the b.c. kerfuffle. Just seemed another moment conservatives got allowed themselves to get unnecessarily distracted. To our detriment.

    Dana (4eca6e)

  44. 31.Interesting that Romany and Coprolite are an item.
    Don’t get the attraction.

    Comment by gary gulrud — 1/10/2012 @ 6:18 pm

    — Perhaps they are banding together against people like you that believe neither one of them is good enough.

    Icy (d8098c)

  45. Colonel Haiku calls someone else pompus and delusional?

    My irony meter exploded.

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  46. The nerve of us speaking our opinion.

    If OWS were against corporate greed they’d primary Obama but they aren’t primarying him.

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  47. Use spellcheck, cukemeister.

    Colonel Haiku (b486eb)

  48. Palin is so weird it was so important to her that Bachmann get out out out out now now now but now she wants to prolong Perry’s humiliation as long as possible.

    Not nice.

    happyfeet (3c92a1)

  49. Wow I agree with the teachers union on something.

    Honestly any teacher that makes sexual remarks shall be fired.

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  50. Where Newt’s latest bright idea came from . . .

    The notion that there are two varieties of capitalism, predatory and productive, is much in the air right now — but it’s not coming from the right. It’s the theme of the British left and of Labour Party leader Ed Milliband, who made the distinction the center piece of his address to the annual party conference last September:

    Brother Bradley J. Fikes, C.O.R. (d8606f)

  51. Newt is so not who he thinks he is

    happyfeet (3c92a1)

  52. 48.Palin is so weird it was so important to her that Bachmann get out out out out now now now but now she wants to prolong Perry’s humiliation as long as possible.

    — Jealous!

    Icy (d8098c)

  53. i remember back when the spice girls were always burbling about how they were “chuffed” about this or that and they’d give these lavishly orchestrated press conferences where they would announce that they were doing this or that and they were quite chuffed about it, really really chuffed

    that’s what Palin reminds me of … she could have been like moosey spice or something

    happyfeet (3c92a1)

  54. Crappyfeet is so weird when he pretends to give a damn about the GOP.

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  55. Crappyfeet is like a member of the three stooges.

    He could be like an anarchist version Larry.

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  56. she could have been like moosey spice or something

    — Finally, finally, FINALLY you make a joke about her that is funny without necessarily* being little more than a misogynistic swipe at her gender!

    ’bout time.

    (*qualifier)

    Icy (d8098c)

  57. Doh, if my hair doesn’t make me “Larry” then nobody can be Larry.

    Icy (d8098c)

  58. It’s ok Maybee. I know what’s coming. You’re going to win this one I think. Newt’s all that’s left and that’s bad enough. Unless there is some real collapse on Romney’s part we’re just doomed to his coronation.

    sarahW (b0e533)

  59. Not you I was referring to Happyfeet being the anarchist version of Larry.

    And why do we take Debbie Schlussel seriously when she respects Politico and LGF more than she respects the Right?

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  60. I stopped taking Schlussel seriously, around 2008,
    and would you believe that the former mayor of Wasilla, compared her to s cheerleader and a ‘Spice Girl’ to which she characteristically piped up,
    ‘sporty spice,

    narciso (87e966)

  61. Kelly Ayotte is the only one who Schlussel respects.

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  62. To the lefty enviroassshats……….you know the microbes ate up all the oil in the Gulf Coast but lets not let facts get in the way of eco-shit stirrers.

    [note: released from moderation. –Stashiu]

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  63. Watch as the left trash Palins family for appearing with Larry the Cable Guy………..and accusing him of being a redneck.

    When does a southerner cease being a redneck? When he becomes a Tax and Spend democrap or gives to Obama.

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)


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