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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Romney Takes Michigan

posted by on January 15 at 20:57 PM

Mitt finally gets the gold.

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But look who got the Democratic silver -- uncommitted!

Posted by unPC | January 15, 2008 8:59 PM

Good. Erase inevitability from all of them, Dem and Repub, and make them actually have to campaign well and hard for the most important elected office in the world.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | January 15, 2008 9:06 PM

fool's gold actually.

Posted by ghostlawns | January 15, 2008 9:25 PM

I know that we kinda wanted this to happen—so that Mittler can keep nipping at McCain’s heels—but just knowing that asswipe won anything other than Best Casserole means I’m gonna be drinking and blasting Bob Seger for the rest of the night.

Posted by Original Andrew | January 15, 2008 9:27 PM

Go, Willard, go! Keep the field open for Reverend Huck! God is pulling for you!

Posted by Karlheinz Arschbomber | January 15, 2008 9:40 PM

That was a pretty strong showing for uncommitted in the Dem primary. Uncommitted may yet win the Democratic nomination, and would almost certainly beat anyone the Republicans field.

Posted by also | January 15, 2008 9:45 PM

That was the *second* state Romney won. He was in the lead *before* Michigan.

Posted by Monty Ashley | January 15, 2008 9:46 PM

w00t! I can't imagine a Republican that it'd be more fun to make mincemeat of.

Posted by tsm | January 15, 2008 9:52 PM

@3: I love you.

Posted by Jake | January 15, 2008 10:05 PM

And Paul beats Giuliani again. That's getting to be a pattern.

Posted by Fritz | January 15, 2008 11:36 PM

What the hell happened to Giuliani anyway? Wasn't he the presumed front runner a few months ago? Now he can't even break 10%? I realize he's counting on Florida, but at this rate he may not even last till the Florida primary. He's already out of money and not paying his staff. Loosing to Ron Paul doesn't look good, no matter how you spin it.

As for Mittens... Yay! Fracture that party some more. Let the circular firing squad continue till they're all bloody and out of money.

Now if Hillary and Obama would stop race-baiting each other...

Posted by Reverse Polarity (formerly SDA in SEA) | January 16, 2008 12:24 AM

Listen up, people!

1. The Obama camp told those of us in Michigan who were for Obama to vote "uncommitted." LOOK at the numbers that bothered to go and do that! Seriously! Yet none of the papers are explaining this.

2. The National Dem party punished Michigan for trying to have an early primary and told candidates to pull out of the primary. Obama and others did that. But Hilary stayed in. So she was the only real-name candidate on the ticket. Now there's word the national party WILL seat our delegates. Hmm..... And so, Hilary gets the Michigan primary, which it looks like Obama might actually have otherwise won (see #1), if he had stayed on against the National Dem request, like Hilary. (Anyone feel as grossed out by this as I do?)

3. The press will tell you McCain won Michigan in 2000. Oh, please. We Dems switched over in the primary to vote for McCain just to punish our jerk Republican governor, John Engler, who was supporting Bush. Sure enough, we crushed Engler; when Bush took office, his former pal Engler got nuttin. So don't think McCain really won in 2000 here either.

Where the hell is the press on these issues?

Posted by Reality Check in MIchigan | January 16, 2008 5:46 AM

I'm glad the Mitten voted for Mitt just to keep it all interesting on the evil side of the aisle. But, as a strong Uncommitted voter, I'm more proud of the fact that my county (Washtenaw) was only 1 of 2 counties where Uncommitted on the Democratic ballot got the gold!!

Posted by Michigan Matt | January 16, 2008 6:18 AM

Reverse Polarity @ 11:

A pro-choice Presidential candidate never had a chance in the Republican party. Never, ever, ever.

Posted by Big Sven | January 16, 2008 8:18 AM

If Michigan's delegates get officially counted and that puts Hillary over the top, I wonder if there will be a lawsuit.

Posted by Mike of Renton | January 16, 2008 9:49 AM

I read that Romney is getting a lot of support form evangelical voters. I found that curious. I would have thought staunch christians would be against a mormon candidate, but the numbers show differently.

Just thought it was interesting.

Posted by jensen | January 16, 2008 12:07 PM

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