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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Where the Republicans Are and What Is Going On Right Now

Posted by on Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Voting has finished in Missouri. Results are just trickling in, with Santorum in the lead so far. In Minnesota, the caucuses have just begun, and in Colorado, they've got a little while longer to go. Reports indicate that turnout in Minnesota is huge, which is a change from the other Republican contests we've seen this year.

Mitt Romney is furiously lowering expectations across the board, and his campaign is keeping very quiet about their schedule. Gingrich is still talking up Texas, and he's saying "at the rate we're going you could have the first open convention since 1940." Gingrich sure does love open things—marriages, conventions, Newt Gingrich's mouth. Here he in on debates: “Most people believe I won 15 out of 17 debates and tied one...I think you could argue that I lost one.”

Meanwhile, Santorum was glitterbombed—again—just few minutes ago. I kind of love this picture. And, just because, let's note that four years ago today, Mitt Romney dropped out of the Republican race, saying "I hate to lose." We'll find out soon enough if he lost today, too.

 

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stinkbug 1
Politico.com currently has the Santorum pump as their main news image:

http://images.politico.com/global/2012/0…

Posted by stinkbug on February 7, 2012 at 5:48 PM · Report this
Fifty-Two-Eighty 2
Colorado's caucuses don't even start for another 10 minutes; they've got quite a while to go.

Expect a very low turnout. Nobody's going to go out in two feet of snow and single-digit temperatures for a non-binding caucus.
Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty http://www.nra.org on February 7, 2012 at 5:49 PM · Report this
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I miss the debates!!!
Posted by DannyG on February 7, 2012 at 6:00 PM · Report this
Keister Button 4
St. Louis City and County's early returns have Romney in a sizable lead. Wait until they count the counties with Cracker Barrel restaurants.
Posted by Keister Button on February 7, 2012 at 6:02 PM · Report this
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Suddenly I think of footage of sweaty guys wearing white suits in a big arena

Siiirrrrrrhhhh,

The great state of Pennsabamarado, home of flax and the double boiler, cast its votes for ....
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on February 7, 2012 at 7:12 PM · Report this
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"Gingrich sure does love open things—marriages, conventions, Newt Gingrich's mouth."

Very good.

Gingrich sure does love open things—conventions, marriages, Newt Gingrich's mouth.

Even better (a better build, I think).
Posted by jimp31 on February 7, 2012 at 7:24 PM · Report this
Simone 7
Nice glitterbomb indeed.
Posted by Simone on February 7, 2012 at 11:31 PM · Report this

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