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February 29, 2012

Unsurprisingly, female voters like Romney more than Santorum—at least in Michigan

  • 1% margin by which Mitt Romney won the male vote tonight in Michigan
  • 5% margin by which Romney won the female vote source

» Why? Well, these statements in opposition to placing female soldiers on the front lines of battle may have had something to do with it. Or maybe it’s his opposition to abortion, or his opposition to contraception. Santorum may be aware of this deficit he faces: As Molly Ball at The Atlantic notes, "Santorum began his speech by thanking his mother, his wife, and his eldest daughter at length, emphasizing their professional bona fides. He seemed to be implicitly going out of his way to assure women he took a modern view of their place in the workplace and role in society."

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1:30 // 2 years ago
February 28, 2012
This fully-colored-in map looks like a birthmark. Or a giant bruise.

This fully-colored-in map looks like a birthmark. Or a giant bruise.

22:43 // 2 years ago
Arizona goes to Romney, CNN projects: However, Michigan is too close to call for Wolf and company; the lead keeps changing in that race. AP has also called Arizona for Romney.

Arizona goes to Romney, CNN projects: However, Michigan is too close to call for Wolf and company; the lead keeps changing in that race. AP has also called Arizona for Romney.

21:03 // 2 years ago

..And Here We Go: Michigan Results Underway

kopoint:

Polls are closing and numbers are starting to come in, in  Michigan and we are officially off to the races.  There is a lot at stake and with rumors of low voter turn out and democrats voting against Mitt Romney, this could be anyone’s game.

Check out the results coming in live here at Google Politics

Google Politics seriously has an awesome map.

(via kopoint)

20:56 // 2 years ago
February 27, 2012
I talked to the driver Tony Raines on Saturday and told him that since he’s starting at the back of the pack in the 21st row, I said, you know, let’s use the Santorum — let’s use the Santorum strategy. Hang back, let the other cars in front get in wrecks and — or drop out of the race, and then move up at the end. That’s hopefully the pattern he’ll use.
Rick Santorum, offering up allegorical racing advice to Tony Raines, the driver of the Rick Santorum-themed vehicle at the Daytona 500. The race has been delayed multiple times due to rain, the first time that’s happened in its history.
11:01 // 2 years ago
February 26, 2012

On dingleberries

attackofthe says: Why is someone a “dingleberry” for accepting sponsorship from a politician? Great “journalism”.

» SFB says: Because it’s called “making a joke.” Have a sense of humor. (EDIT: The reader responded below; again, don’t take the comment so seriously because it was clearly meant with jest. If you can’t handle that, find another blog.) — Ernie @ SFB

10:47 // 2 years ago
At Today’s Daytona 500, some dingleberry named Tony Raines will be driving a car with this emblazoned on it. Santorum won’t actually be there, but Mitt will, and so will the UAW, flying above with this slogan on a plane: "Mitt Romney: Let Detroit Go Bankrupt." Friends don’t let friends watch auto racing. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

At Today’s Daytona 500, some dingleberry named Tony Raines will be driving a car with this emblazoned on it. Santorum won’t actually be there, but Mitt will, and so will the UAW, flying above with this slogan on a plane: "Mitt Romney: Let Detroit Go Bankrupt." Friends don’t let friends watch auto racing. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

10:22 // 2 years ago
February 21, 2012

Polling suggests Romney, Santorum running tight race in Michigan

  • 32% Mitt Romney’s support in Michigan, according to new polling by Mitchell Research/Rosetta Stone
  • 30% Rick Santorum’s support in Michigan, according to the same poll — he had been broadly leading recently source

» But the margin of error washes the slate clean. With a possible discrepancy of 4.7%, Romney’s 2-point lead could be a practical tie with his arch-rival of the moment, Rick Santorum. Or Santorum could, in fact, be ahead of Romney. Nonetheless, recent polling provides at least a bit of relief for the Romney camp; Santorum had opened up more impressive polling leads over Romney, but the recent trend seems to show a tightening, at bare minimum. Expect an exciting primary come February 28th; a loss by Romney would be devastating to his chances.

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16:03 // 2 years ago
February 20, 2012
10:15 // 2 years ago
February 18, 2012
Anybody who’s afraid of debating Newt Gingrich isn’t going to be in very good shape to debate Barack Obama.
Newt Gingrich • Campaigning in Peachtree City, the Atlanta suburb he represented in Congress for twenty years. The GOP presidential candidate mocked his rivals for pulling out of a CNN-hosted debate scheduled to occur just days before Super Tuesday. Both Mitt Romney’ and Rick Santorum’s campaigns announced that they would be skipping the debate, leading the network to drop their coverage. Ron Paul’s campaign announced that Dr. Paul would be withdrawing as well a short time later. Romney’s campaign cited a busy schedule as it’s reason for skipping the debate, but Gingrich challenged the assertion saying, “you can’t hide behind millions of dollars in negative ads and think you’re going to win the presidency.” Let’s be honest with ourselves, though, Newt — there have been so many debates that even the presidential candidates are getting sick of them. Make it stop! source (viafollow)
20:12 // 2 years ago