1.08.2008

Politics


This is written at 8:13 with 34% of the precincts reporting in New Hampshire:

- If Hillary wins this thing (she is up 40% to 36% over Obama), her acceptance speech will be gold. Thought to be dead in the water, she'll be crazy with glee. To quote Pulp Fiction, "Just be cool, Honey Bunny. Just be cool."
- Fred Thompson has 1% of the Republican vote. Yep. 1%. (For every 66 people that voted for McCain, 1 voted for Thompson.) Did he die earlier today? I think I could have received more than 1%.
- John McCain can smile all he wants. I'm counting him out.
- Mitt Romney did the smartest thing: Be the first one on TV to address his crowd even though he came in second. He knows we have a short attention span and wouldn't be around later.
- Good lord, Ron Paul and Rudy Giuliani are neck and neck at around 10% of the vote. Talk about dead in the water.
- Good grief, John Edwards gave the EXACT same speech as last week - going into stories of three people he had recently met who got screwed by the health care system. The exact same speech. Yeah, I know that happens but could you change it up just a little?

Edit:
- Just watched Obama's speech. Man, when he gets going he gets going. I think, and I can't believe I'm saying this, I had chills. The man may win it all when it's all said and done.
- But Obama's entry music of Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" should have been changed.
- The Democrats seem energized. The Republicans seem, well, defeated and uninspired.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Any time you can work in a Pulp Fiction quote, it is a good post.

Anonymous said...

People of planet Earth,we may witnessing a historical event of epic proportions in that Hillary may be our first woman president.

Wives of presidents have always been called first ladies so what will Bill be called?

(besides a liar and a cheater)

monica said...

a liar and a cheater and a hick?

Anonymous said...

This race is far from over. I think Obama will prevail and then win in November. I know, you don't give a rip about what I think.

M&M said...

These questions occurred to me this election cycle: Why do we do these caucuses and primaries the way we do? Why isn't the primary election done on a single day everywhere like the general election? Just wondering.

House of R & R said...

Hillary is a strong woMAN. Bill will be called her bitch.

Anonymous said...

Hillary shouldn't get wrapped up too tightly on her big victory. There may be hanging chads out there in NH that bring it in for Obama. However, her win signals a wonderful self-inflicted wound for the democrat party and a snickering relief for republicans. She's the one that would be easiest to defeat in the general election. Let's all pray for her continued success in the primaries.

Anonymous said...

to me, the dems sound 'politiciany' and the repubs sound like , like repubs.

Anonymous said...

Do you libs really want a Muslim leading our country when we are nearing WWIII against the Muslims??? Amazing!

Anonymous said...

Obama sent chills up my spine with his speech but for different reasons. Anyone who thinks they can save the world has a major problem.

The traditional Democrat like myself voted for Hillary. She got the woman's vote, the older vote and the working class vote.

Obama got the more liberal wing of the Democrat vote, those who voted for Howard Dean in 2004, the independent vote and those who are doing better!

The press gave Obama all the attention and all of them were eating crow last night.

The conservatives would rather go up against Obama than Hillary because of his ties to all the far left.

My prediction the nominees will be Hillary Clinton and Mike Huckabee.

My college age grandson does not like Obama and looks at a candidate that is real. He likes McCain, Huckabee and Clinton.

Obama experience is in the south side of Chicago working with kids and a term in the Illinois state senate. All good but not the experience needed to be the President of the United States.

His speech reminds me of going to a Mega church and getting a high! It is time the press ask him the tough questions and he answers how is he going to save the world and get done what he is saying. He never is specific and the press lets him get by with it.

Instead of electing a rock star, we need to elect someone who is competent.

Being a traditional Democrat, if Obama is the candidate, I will go for McCain or Huckabee, the first time I haven't voted for the candidate since Richard Nixon ran.

I'm sick of the press deciding who will be the president.

I'm one of those voters who want the economy we had in the 90's and I think Hillary has the best chance to deliver it to the middle class.

Anonymous said...

Bill will be walking around sayin "I'm Bill Clinton Biatch".

Anonymous said...

IRON MY SHIRT

Jarhead said...

This seems like one of those years where the Republicans don't really have a clear challenger to a less than stellar Democratic field. I think the Republican nominee will be a sacrificial lamb a'la Bob Dole. I'm not a big fan of any of the candidtes from my party. I'd like to see what Hillary or Obama will do. It'll give us 4 years to groom the next president and laugh our asses off at how badly the Democrats fumble the ball in the White House.

Anonymous said...

Political question of the day. Do the results of any state's primaries or "caucuses" mean anything about how you will vote?

Anonymous said...

11:35 Yes, I think the results matters because most people vote on a viable candidate who has a chance to win. I think the news media understand this and give coverage the candidate they want to have the nomination. It happened to Wesley Clark in 2004.

Obama stopped working when he went to a double digit lead in the polls while Hillary was pressing hard the last two days.

Again, look at the vote but also look at the turnout among Democrats and the low turnout among Republicans.

The Democratic Party is energized and I think if Hillary gets the nomination, she will be elected.

I would still vote for a candidate that finished in the top four but not anyone who finished lower.

Anonymous said...

i hope that hil wins the dem nod because know that will ensure that we have a republican president for the next round since she is a pinko commi

Anonymous said...

I'm with jarhead and several others on this posting. I'm not really excited about ANYBODY on EITHER party--but I like Huckabee, if only because he might be more of a "normal", "real" person than most of the others. Read about him on Runners World's website. There is an article about him published on 3/1/05. Search for "Mike Huckabee". Seems like a pretty admirable, down-to-earth guy, who hasn't spent all of his life being "insulated" from the general public. (I'm the one who is always wondering out loud as to when was the last time some of these politicians pumped their own gas or went to the grocery store to buy groceries. Most long-term Washington politicians of either party CAN'T have a clue to what it's like to live in the "real" world, IMHO.)

Anonymous said...

if hillary wins you can take the bill of rights and turn them into toliet paper because she will do the same and as far as guns go well all i know is she will try her best to disarm america and turn this country into a bunch of wusses who wont stand up for thier rights. she is not the woman i would like to see for president since i hope that the first woman president will be a dignified and classy woman

Anonymous said...

Thank God New Hamphire doesn't reflect the views of the rest of the country.

atvtrlrdr said...

Amen 4:27!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm with you on changing the song... here's a few lyrics included in it.. "I've done a lot of foolish things, that I really didn't mean."

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......

Anonymous said...

2:28 And you probably voted for Bush because you could drink a beer with him! Good Lord, when will the voters figure out that electing someone who is competent may be important!

Hillary is tough and she will not take Bubba's shotguns away or turn us over to the terrorist!

Denney Crane said...

4:43 PM

"Hillary is tough and she will not...turn us over to the terrorist!"

Her husband sure did...