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West Virginia Primary Results and Ruminations

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 14, 2008

First, the Democrats:

  1. 67.0% Clinton 239,062
  2. 25.7% Obama 91,652
  3. 07.3% Edwards 26,076

And, the GOP:

  1. 76.0% McCain 89,683
  2. 10.3% Huckster12,175
  3. 05.0% Paul 5,914
  4. 04.4% Romney 5,188
  5. 02.4% Rudy 2,831
  6. 01.2% Keyes 1,426
  7. 00.6% Others 727

Source: New York Slimes

Observations

Edwards, the man who dropped out months ago, got nearly 1/3 the vote that Obama did, and nearly 75% of West Virginians voted against the presumptive Democratic nominee. What a protest vote, indeed!

On the other hand, 24% of Republicans voted against the GOP nominee. Not quite the showing the Democrats engaged in, to be sure. Also, there were two Republicans still on the ballot, and ordinarily one would expect the protest vote to coalesce around the minority candidate, however, this year that minority man is Ron Paul..an unacceptable man to the majority of right-thinking Republicans. He received a mere 5%, while the Huckster received more than twice his vote (10.3%) and another 9.6% also said no to Ron Paul, McCain, and the Huckster.

This has been one of the very few benefits to the Ron Paul Supporters (I call them Pauleroids) joining the GOP…it dampens any breakout power that they, or their candidate could have. They have been reduced to formulating resolutions, and planning temper tantrums that will further damage their standing in the party. Just imagine the damage a Ron Paul/Bob Barr ticket could have done to us in the General Election. By himself, Bob Barr is just sad humorless, sarcastic man. With Ron Paul, those two men could have been Ross Perot, redux. With a weak candidate like John McCain, we cannot afford that. God has already given us the gift of Obama, who is about the weakest candidate the Democrats could have put up. He hasn’t decided to give us over to the fire just yet…we have been given another go at it.

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Posted in 2008, Barack Obama, bill Clinton, Democrats, demographics, GOP, Idiot Ron Paul Supporters, John Edwards, John McCain, Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul | 2 Comments »

Romney Seals The Deal, Endorses McCain

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 14, 2008

Mitt Romney will endorse John McCain later today.

Okay, let’s get to work on winning this election!

And this is for you to use in the voting booth:

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SurveyUSA Virginia GOP Primary

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 9, 2008

  1. 57% Senator John McCain
  2. 25% Governor Mike Huckabee
  3. 9%Congressman Ron Paul

1,700 state of Virginia adults were interviewed 02/07/08 and 02/08/08. Of them, 1,470 were registered to vote. Of them, 382 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in the 02/12/08 Virginia Republican Primary. All interviews for this survey conducted after Romney withdrew, and after both local and national evening newscasts aired on 02/07/08. Results from partial sample conducted 02/06/08, before Romney withdrew, are available here.


Source: Survey USA

In the 18 to 34 year-old category…interesting to marketing types, since most of today’s advertising seems to be directed at this group, McCain had 50% support, Huckabee had 28% support, and Ron Paul had 14% support (his highest demographic).

Also interesting to note from the survey conducted immediately before Mitt Romney withdrew, McCain had 45% Romney had 22%, Huckabee had 20%, and Ron Paul had 11%. All gained when Romney withdrew except Paul, who lost 2 out of 11 likely voters.

The most important thing the withdrawal of Governor Romney did was to allow McCain to begin raising money for the General Election by giving him a lock on the GOP Nomination. There will be no brokered convention for the Pauleroids to disrupt.

The party will line up behind McCain, albeit some of us under protest. We will be grownups about it, and look to the alternative party, and shudder. We see in Hillary everything we despise about government, and those who ‘know better’ than us about what is good for us. We look upon Obama and see a foreshadowing of the anti-Christ. He is pleasant to the eyes and ears. He speaks of hope, and brings with him the force of government to control every aspect of our lives.

We know where our duty is, and we will do it. But never forget (this is directed at the RINOs) we have your number, and we will be ready to pick up the pieces when you fail at imitating the Democrats. 2012 is not really that far away.

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Romney Out? Romney Drops Out at CPAC

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 7, 2008

I just saw on Drudge that Romney is considering suspending his campaign, and he linked to a Time blog that speculates on that possibility that he will announce that at CPAC today…he is due to speak momentarily. I am looking for a live audio or video feed now…found it. Click here. Laura Ingraham is introducing him now…

He drops out. I will have the audio lifted out of my recording and posted as soon as I can.
Here is the speech…Laura Ingraham Introduces him:

The full text of the speech can be found at Free Republic.

**update** 3.15pm

Petulant Rumblings has captured part of the video of the withdrawal speech:

Posted in 2008, breaking news, Mitt Romney, Primaries | 3 Comments »

West Virginia Goes For Romney, Ron Paul Supporters Go With Huckabee In 2nd Round

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 5, 2008

At least it is good news….

  • Romney – 41%
  • Huckabee – 33%
  • McCain – 16%
  • Paul – 10%

Source: CNN

This is a winner take all…so add 18 delegates for Romney.

**update** 1.37pm

Then again…Race 4 2008 says it ain’t so, we’ve been lied to. Err, it’s a caucus with crazy rules.

**update** 1.48pm

According to the Campaign Spot, no one received a majority, so they have another round of voting between the top three vote getters…so it’s up to the Ron Paul Supporters. I’d also bet on a play by the McCain people to go to Huckabee in an effort to deny Romney the delegates. (I ain’t even gonna predict where the Paul people go!)

**update** 2.10 pm

Well, the Ron Paul people went with the man many of them call a “theocrat”…

**update** 2.24 pm

Race 4 2008 Calls West Virginia for Huckabee.

The final numbers, via The Corner are:

Huckabee 588
Romney 512
McCain 12

And via CNN:

Huckabee 567
Romney 521
McCain 12

Posted in 2008, GOP, Mitt Romney, Primaries | 2 Comments »

Super Sunday, Super Politics

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 4, 2008

Here are a couple of videos from You Decide 2008:

And, about the Superbowl; I am very glad that the Patriots were defeated. I quit watching football when that stupid replay rule began to be used (which ruined the sport), and haven’t watched a Superbowl since 2002, and only then because of a 9/11 Tribute.

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Battle of the Bulge Redux: The Romney Push

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 2, 2008

First, Tammy Bruce endorses Romney:

Steve Forbes endorses McCain, and Robert Kagan sallies forth for McCain.

Foes of illegal immigration in Arizona say McCain is not a true conservative and conservative radio hosts rail against McCain and the early primary states. A new commercial calls McCain ‘Surprisingly Liberal,’ and the Los Angeles Times, in a move that may help Romney, endorses McCain. McCain has been getting a lot of liberal newspaper endorsements lately, implying that the fix is in.

Conservative hero Rick Santorum is endorsing Romney, and Michael Reagan says, “John McCain hates me.” And Andrew McCarthy joins the Romney Campaign.

McCain continues making false accusations about Romney being wobbly on Iraq, and Redstate has a Super Tuesday Preview, and the New Media Journal notes that McCain has changed his story on the Bush tax cuts, saying he was for them before he was against them, and would now make them permanent.

David Limbaugh calls McCain the anti-conservative and Dan Riehl agrees with Ann Coulter about voting against McCain, and Tapscott reminds us that McCain almost became a Democrat, but Jeffords beat him to the punch. Let that sink in for a moment, the man was so mad about being rejected by the party for President, he almost became a Democrat. What an eogmaniac! No wonder Kerry considered him for his Veep. If that doesn’t convince my Republican readers to be wary of this man, there is nothing more I can say that will change their mind.

That’s okay. I’ll be spending this weekend (and Monday) making calls for Romney to the Super Tuesday states, helping the last conservative standing reach a few more voters.

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Make Some Calls To Help Romney Stop McCain!

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 1, 2008

Dear Thunder Pig Reader,

With the Florida primary behind us, it’s clear we are down to a two-man race between Governor Mitt Romney and Senator McCain, and the groundswell of support for our campaign has been astounding.

Our headquarters has been flooded with calls and emails from new supporters who offer to do anything they can to help Mitt secure the Republican nomination, beat the Democrats in November, and become our next president.

Many of them ask, “What can I do?” Well, I’m here to tell you that the next 5 days will be a flurry of activity at Romney HQ here in Boston and around the country. And we need your help to call voters in the February 5th, Super Tuesday states.

The calls you make that connect you to voters could put Mitt over the top, they could mean the difference in determining our next president. Please join us during all or some of the following times by emailing “I want to win” to CallatHome@MittRomney.com.

Saturday, 1-10pm EST
Sunday, 1-8pm EST
Monday, Noon-11pm EST

We are calling so late because we will be calling states in other time zones. We will not call Eastern states after 8pm at night.

We’ve had groups signing up on our website and offering to help from San Diego, California, to Dallas, Texas, to Southern New Jersey, and tagging themselves as everything from Mensans to FredHeads to Grocery Store Owners to Cosmetologists for Mitt. Thousands of new contributors have flooded to the web to pledge their support in the form of a financial contribution.

All of this demonstrates the widespread support for Governor Romney and shows he’s the candidate who can unite the Republican Party and our nation.

Please join us be emailing “I want to win” to CallatHome@MittRomney.com.

Thanks,
The Romney for President Team

P.S. If you are unable to make calls but want to support the Call at Home program, please consider making a contribution of $250, $100, $50, $25, or any amount you can afford to go directly to buying more Call at Home minutes. Or even if you plan to make calls, you may make a contribution to keep this program going.

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Republican Debate at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 31, 2008

Here is the entire debate:


And you can read commentary over at You Decide 2008, where they have a forum to discuss the debate.

Posted in 2008, candidates, Debate, GOP, John McCain, Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, Primaries, Ron Paul | Leave a Comment »

Evangelicals for Mitt

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 28, 2008

The 2008 election is for president, not pastor. We want a president who shares our political and moral values and priorities, can win in 2008, and can govern effectively thereafter by articulating and implementing a values-based governing strategy. This is just what Mitt Romney did as governor and will do as president.

Governor Romney Shares Our Political & Moral Values

Political and moral values are informed by — but not the same as — one’s religion. That’s why we are not casting our votes based on whose theology we like most. History shows that to be a poor approach.

For example, in 1980 voters had two choices: a divorced movie actor who did not regularly attend church and was not on good terms with all of his children, and a once-married Southern Baptist whose evangelicalism was at the core of his national identity. Voting on the basis of whose doctrine was better would have meant electing the second guy — Jimmy Carter — over the first, Ronald Reagan. Excluding those who don’t hold to orthodox Christianity would also have meant excluding such great Americans as Thomas Jefferson — who denied the divinity of Christ — from positions of authority. Is anybody going to argue someone else should’ve written the Declaration of Independence?

Today, we need a president who embraces a comprehensive and positive values agenda: standing for the sanctity of life, protecting traditional marriage, defending religious liberty and basic human rights at home and abroad, combating poverty and disease within the world’s poorest communities, fighting for better quality of life for our citizens, and winning the War on Terror.

We don’t want to say doctrine doesn’t matter — it does, very much, in our churches and in our individual relationships with God. But this is a presidential election, and those are about values. Governor Romney is the only candidate with all the right ones. One of his opponents (Mayor Giuliani) is simply not with conservative evangelicals on our bread-and-butter issues — life and marriage — and perhaps even more disturbingly, another opponent (Governor Huckabee) has virtually nothing to say about winning the War on Terror. That’s probably the ultimate values issue, since the people we are fighting hate our values and want to destroy our civilization.

Source: Evangelicals for Mitt

Commentary

Now that Fred is out of the race, I have been looking for Plan B. I think that Mitt Romney is quickly becoming my next pick. Anyhow, read the info at the above website to see if this guys is a good fit for you.

I make no secret that I am a Christian, and my religious beliefs drive my world view, and expect whoever I choose for President to share as many of them as possible. This is hard because I do not view Mormonism as aChristian denomination. It is an offshoot of the Christian Faith. The new religion shares many of the same values as Christianity does, and that is acceptable to me.

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