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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
breakingnews:

NBC News and The Associated Press called the Michigan primary for Mitt Romney in a tight win over Rick Santorum. Earlier in the night, Romney won the Arizona GOP primary. 
Images via The Detroit Free Press

Not a clean victory, but a loss would’ve been a major embarrassment for Mitt.

breakingnews:

NBC News and The Associated Press called the Michigan primary for Mitt Romney in a tight win over Rick Santorum. Earlier in the night, Romney won the Arizona GOP primary. 

Images via The Detroit Free Press

Not a clean victory, but a loss would’ve been a major embarrassment for Mitt.

22:33 // 2 years ago
The most important state for Newt is not Georgia, it’s Nevada.
CNN analyst Alex Castellanos • Making a sly (and hilarious) reference to casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who’s basically Newt Gingrich’s cash cow right now.
21:15 // 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
I’m here in 1983, and I’m part of a truth squad… for the convention. And we’re having a great time. It’s a great city, as you know, there’s a reason it’s one of the great tourist cities in the country. We’re down at Union Square, and CBS is interviewing me… literally, at that moment, a six-foot-two transvestite comes up to me and hands me an invitation to an exorcism of Jerry Falwell.
Newt Gingrich • Explaining, when pressed by San Francisco Chronicle reporters Joe Garofoli and Carla Marinucci, what precisely he means when he decries “San Francisco values.” His response, as you can see, is not one that will go over well with LGBT advocates, or people who believe a personal anecdote is shaky grounds for a broad-based political narrative. It does bear mentioning that Gingrich had some compliments for the city as, well, a city, and he also had some unexpected praise on California Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. source (viafollow)
14:36 // 2 years ago
February 26, 2012
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer endorses Mitt Romney for president: Brewer, whose profile grew significantly as a result of her stances on immigration, says that she likes Mitt’s business background and says that the race will effectively be over after Super Tuesday. Arizona’s primary is Tuesday. (photo by Gage Skidmore) source Follow ShortFormBlog

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer endorses Mitt Romney for president: Brewer, whose profile grew significantly as a result of her stances on immigration, says that she likes Mitt’s business background and says that the race will effectively be over after Super Tuesday. Arizona’s primary is Tuesday. (photo by Gage Skidmore) source

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11:25 // 2 years ago
February 23, 2012
Buddy Roemer: More entertaining than the last GOP debate
A long shot who’s quick with a tweet: Buddy Roemer is out of the running for the Republican presidential nomination, but even though he didn’t get a chance to take part in any of the debates, he’s used Twitter as a way to stay in the conversation. Roemer, now running as an independent, is still hoping to one-line your way to a vote in the 2012 election. A couple samples from last night:
one On Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a former GOP candidate: “Perry is in the audience. (The clown car needed a driver.)”
two On Rick Santorum, the current frontrunner in the race: “Don’t anger the sweater vest. It doesn’t like to be challenged.”
three Overall: ”BREAKING: The CNN debate has been replaced with a 4-way earmark cage match.” Boom. source
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A long shot who’s quick with a tweet: Buddy Roemer is out of the running for the Republican presidential nomination, but even though he didn’t get a chance to take part in any of the debates, he’s used Twitter as a way to stay in the conversation. Roemer, now running as an independent, is still hoping to one-line your way to a vote in the 2012 election. A couple samples from last night:

  • one On Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a former GOP candidate: “Perry is in the audience. (The clown car needed a driver.)”
  • two On Rick Santorum, the current frontrunner in the race: “Don’t anger the sweater vest. It doesn’t like to be challenged.”
  • three Overall: ”BREAKING: The CNN debate has been replaced with a 4-way earmark cage match.” Boom. source

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22:54 // 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

Mitt Romney’s campaign plowing through cash, not getting much back

  • 287% the “burn rate” of Mitt’s campaign in January
  • $18M the amount Mitt spent on the campaign trail in January
  • $6.5M the amount Mitt got in donations last month — far less than he took in
  • $7.7M the amount Mitt had in the bank at the end of January source

» Spending a lot, not getting much back? With pricey losses and close contests, including in Iowa and South Carolina, the Mitt train seems to be losing some steam. And his toughest week is ahead of him: With contests in Arizona and Michigan in just a week, and Super Tuesday on the horizon, there’s a good chance he may not be able to pull it off, leading to the possibility of a “brokered” or “contested” convention in August.

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10:47 // 2 years ago