Quotes of the day

posted at 10:56 pm on March 7, 2012 by Allahpundit

“Mitt Romney’s campaign gathered the national press corps in their campaign war room this morning to deliver a simple message: It would take an ‘act of God’ for any candidate not named Mitt Romney to win the Republican nomination…

“Looking ahead to a primary calendar where the only remaining true winner-take-all states appear to favor Romney — Delaware, Utah, New Jersey and the District of Columbia (where Rick Santorum is not on the ballot) — the advisers tried to slowly close the door on Santorum and Newt Gingrich, who they said had little to no opportunity left to close the delegate gap…

“Taken together, the campaign hopes math, if not ideology, will help their candidate consolidate a Republican base still resistant to his nomination in some quarters.”

***

“If Romney were to stumble and win only a third of the delegates in the remaining states, Santorum would have to win more than half of all the delegates in order to pull ahead, meaning that Gingrich and Paul together would have to be held below 16 percent. To date, not even counting Romney’s blowout in Massachusetts, Romney has won nearly half of the delegates while Santorum has won about one-fourth. That means the only path to Romney losing requires Santorum to double his past haul, while Romney drops by about 70 percent. That’s not likely.

“Barring some disaster, Romney’s worst-case scenario is that he finishes first, but a bit short of the 1,144-delegate absolute majority, thus needing to pick up a handful of Santorum, Paul or Gingrich delegates. That would not be a pretty way to win, but it would be a win.”

***

“Consider this: if Mitt wins every remaining all-or-nothing state but one, and half of the remaining proportional delegates, he would likely still fall short of the magic nomination number of 1,144—which would force him to rely on unpledged delegates, the Republican version of the infamous Democratic super-delegates in 2008, to claim his party’s mantle…

“[T]he delegate math shows that the earliest this contest could be over is May — and the latest, Utah in late June or even August in Tampa.

“Unless Santorum, Gingrich, or Paul can be prematurely pressured out, this contest will go on. Momentum drives the story line, but math drives the delegate count, and that may be all that matters in this year’s proportional fight for the Republican nomination.”

***

“Mitt Romney’s five-year-long hostile takeover bid for the Republican Party — and the presidency — enters its next grinding phase Wednesday with a spin session for reporters in Boston designed to convince them that his nomination is inevitable…

“If he doesn’t complete the LBO by June, Romney will appeal to what’s left of the party establishment to help him. He can cut deals in lots of directions, a process similar to bringing other investors into a difficult transaction that takes more cash than originally envisioned.

“Consider the calculations for one rival. It’s easier to see Gingrich doing a deal with Romney than with Santorum. What does Santorum have to offer, psychic and philosophical gratification? Mitt can offer Newt stock and a seat on the board.”

***

“‘I don’t see these guys getting out,’ admitted Kerry Healey, Romney’s former lieutenant governor, when asked what the obvious inflection point would be for the race to come to a close.

“‘We will turn slogging into an art form,’ cracked another adviser.

“‘Maybe May?’ ventured a senior Romney official about when the race may end.

“If Super Tuesday had produced a more convincing result, the hope among some in Romney’s orbit was to nail down the nomination by winning the Illinois primary later this month.

“That scenario seems unlikely now.”

***

“Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney ‘clearly’ had a triumphant night on Super Tuesday, but his six wins were ‘maybe not enough’ for someone who wants to win the presidency, GOP Sen. John McCain told ‘Face the Nation’ anchor Bob Schieffer on ‘Face to Face.’

“‘The longer this goes out, the worse our chances are,’ McCain said of the Republican primary. ‘I have to tell you, it makes me very worried about our chances to win in November.’”

***

“‘We’re never going to call on anybody to get out, but what we are calling is on Tea Party supporters and conservatives is to rally behind the only candidate that has demonstrated over and over again that he’s the one who can compete against Mitt Romney,’ [Santorum strategist John] Brabender said.

“‘The real key right now is, can we get an opportunity to get a one-on-one shot with Mitt Romney,’ he said. ‘What we found is, Gingrich did a nice job in his home state, but I don’t even think he had a second place anywhere else … It’s time for conservatives to say ‘Look, we’re going to rally behind one candidate, Rick Santorum.’”

***

“One thing I can tell you for sure, there’s not going to be a brokered convention, where some new person comes in and becomes the nominee. It’s going to be one of the four people that are still running.”


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Romney VP…Jeb Bush.

sharrukin on March 8, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Hush your mouth!

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:25 AM

McDonnell was the least coy of all possible candidates when asked about it.

Igor R. on March 8, 2012 at 12:22 AM

As you know, he’s term limited and will not be able to run for re-election. He’s a good guy, with bad taste.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2012 at 12:26 AM

Romney VP…Jeb Bush.

sharrukin on March 8, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Shaddup. Now.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 8, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Romney VP…Jeb Bush.

sharrukin on March 8, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Scary, but possible. Didn’t Babs the elder just profess her long familiarity with the Romneys, which would imply that Jeb is not stranger either?

Igor R. on March 8, 2012 at 12:27 AM

It keeps people from chain-spamming 5 comments in a row.

ebrown2 on March 8, 2012 at 12:22 AM

You mean those HA HA HA Jailbreak-mania types?

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Yep, the typical O-bot operatives.

ebrown2 on March 8, 2012 at 12:28 AM

As you know, he’s term limited and will not be able to run for re-election. He’s a good guy, with bad taste.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2012 at 12:26 AM

I don’t trust him on Muslims, same problem as Norquist and Christie and a host of others.

Igor R. on March 8, 2012 at 12:28 AM

As you know, he’s term limited and will not be able to run for re-election. He’s a good guy, with bad taste.
Schadenfreude on March 8, 2012 at 12:26 AM

How many terms does a VA governor get? He has been coy about being VP, he hasnt outwardly denied it like rubio

Flapjackmaka on March 8, 2012 at 12:29 AM

cynccook
that idiot is probably a government worker, they will all be screwed unless Zero gets reelected.

angrymike on March 8, 2012 at 12:29 AM

No, No, No, No and H e double hockey sticks no!

:)

melle1228 on March 8, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Hush your mouth!

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Shaddup. Now.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 8, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Scary, but possible. Didn’t Babs the elder just profess her long familiarity with the Romneys, which would imply that Jeb is not stranger either?

Igor R. on March 8, 2012 at 12:27 AM

It all makes sense now doesn’t it?

You just know its going to happen and then you will be told to troop off to the voting booth for king and country. /

sharrukin on March 8, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Here’s to hoping the rope holding Jailbreak’s soap doesn’t unravel…

Gohawgs on March 8, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Romney/Murkowski

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2012 at 12:22 AM

sure, only because Olympia “olive oil” Snowe is not available anymore. That was easy.

FlaMurph on March 8, 2012 at 12:30 AM

“Mitt Romney’s campaign gathered the national press corps in their campaign war room this morning to deliver a simple message: It would take an ‘act of God’

Well, that won’t matter either, since Mitt is working to become a God of his own world, he would just “make it so”…

right2bright on March 8, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Uh, do these idiots really think the tea party is going to get behind Mittens?

platypus on March 8, 2012 at 12:07 AM

TP is not a monolith, of course some TP-ers will get behind him, what’s the big deal, they already did…take the example of AZ, 60% of primary voters there said they ‘support the Tea Party movement’ and Romney swept those votes, 42 to 33 percent…

jimver on March 8, 2012 at 12:31 AM

It keeps people from chain-spamming 5 comments in a row.

ebrown2 on March 8, 2012 at 12:22 AM

um, no.

I can almost guarantee you that it was to keep the true troll-flooder from ruining every thread. Yes, I am talking about Dr. Tesla. Once he started, he would post 5 posts before anybody could answer and ruin every thread. that aint me…despite my ha ha ha ha’s.

Jailbreak on March 8, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Get real douche bag.

rubberneck on March 8, 2012 at 12:22 AM

I’m sorry, did you just call me a douche bag, rubberdick?

Lanceman on March 8, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Did they fix the time warp?

sharrukin on March 8, 2012 at 12:32 AM

cynccook
that idiot is probably a government worker, they will all be screwed unless Zero gets reelected.

angrymike on March 8, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Ahhhhh….that makes sense. They might even be forced to do their jobs competently in order to remain employed! Remember, Mitt likes firing people!

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Did they fix the time warp?

sharrukin on March 8, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Yes, I think so! Did you see the comments that JPete posted from the other thread?

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Jailbreak on March 8, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Come on, Rog. You remember AnninaCAn. Dr. T & the women couldn’t hold a candle to her.

Lanceman on March 8, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Yes, I think so! Did you see the comments that JPete posted from the other thread?

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Yeah but it was just some guy. That doesn’t mean its true!

sharrukin on March 8, 2012 at 12:34 AM

It all makes sense now doesn’t it?

You just know its going to happen and then you will be told to troop off to the voting booth for king and country. /

sharrukin on March 8, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Normally I like it when you’re right, but not this time. Do you think that a Romney/Bush ticket would have a snowball’s chance?

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:34 AM

It all makes sense now doesn’t it?

You just know its going to happen and then you will be told to troop off to the voting booth for king and country. /

sharrukin on March 8, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Well at least he USED to be a conservative, or at least claimed so recently. But in reality it’s like being suffocating by green slime that oozes out of everywhere. The world is being run by some evil force that just won’t let go and can’t be resisted.

Igor R. on March 8, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Yes, I think so! Did you see the comments that JPete posted from the other thread?

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Preview is fixed in the Headlines too.

JPeterman on March 8, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Yeah but it was just some guy. That doesn’t mean its true!

sharrukin on March 8, 2012 at 12:34 AM

This is the guy. He’s a real WordPress guy.

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Did they fix the time warp?

sharrukin on March 8, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Yes, it was just a jump to the left…the Romney way.

ebrown2 on March 8, 2012 at 12:35 AM

sharrukin on March 8, 2012 at 12:29 AM

I wouldn’t be surprised. Jeb could secure Florida. Jeb’s wife is from Mexico. His son is telegenic. Mitt could be POTUS for 8 yrs and then Jeb for another 8 years, America’s decline would be somewhat slowed down…And, GW could campaign for the ticket with his own “Do you miss me now” slogan…

Gohawgs on March 8, 2012 at 12:35 AM

cynccook
yep, and once a person who realizes we don’t need to employ half the country to make jobs, they will be out on their sweet little behinds!

angrymike on March 8, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Normally I like it when you’re right, but not this time. Do you think that a Romney/Bush ticket would have a snowball’s chance?

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:34 AM

No they wouldn’t, but…do they know that? Does Mr ‘I am unemployed too and my sons are doing their national service by campaigning for me‘ know that? Does Barbara Bush and kin know that?

sharrukin on March 8, 2012 at 12:36 AM

cynccook
yep, and once a person who realizes we don’t need to employ half the country to make jobs, they will be out on their sweet little behinds!

angrymike on March 8, 2012 at 12:35 AM

….and then Purple Thunder really will roil the land!

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:36 AM

JEB would never hitch his wagon to a campaign bent on losing.

Jus’ sayin’.

Lanceman on March 8, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Yeah but it was just some guy. That doesn’t mean its true!

sharrukin on March 8, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Yeah, but Allah mentioned him in another post today.

I e-mailed HA’s resident tech Jedi, Mark Jaquith, to get his take. In the interest of equal time:

Looks like the same guy to me.

JPeterman on March 8, 2012 at 12:37 AM

I wouldn’t be surprised. Jeb could secure Florida. Jeb’s wife is from Mexico. His son is telegenic. Mitt could be POTUS for 8 yrs and then Jeb for another 8 years, America’s decline would be somewhat slowed down…And, GW could campaign for the ticket with his own “Do you miss me now” slogan…

Gohawgs on March 8, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Please no more dynasties.. Kennedy, Bush, Clinton etc. And although I liked GW for somethings.. He hurt the Conservative brand terribly. I was never so happy to see compassionate conservatism leave (well except when it was replaced by stab you in the back liberalism.)

melle1228 on March 8, 2012 at 12:38 AM

How many terms does a VA governor get? He has been coy about being VP, he hasnt outwardly denied it like rubio

Flapjackmaka on March 8, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Virginia is the only state in the nation that limits its governor to a single four-year term.

That might change, but now it is so.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2012 at 12:38 AM

This is the guy. He’s a real WordPress guy.

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:35 AM

That crusty eyed degenerate is who we are pinning our hopes on? /

I am so gonna get banned.

sharrukin on March 8, 2012 at 12:39 AM

JEB would never hitch his wagon to a campaign bent on losing.

Jus’ sayin’.

Lanceman on March 8, 2012 at 12:37 AM

JEB = Just Expect Bushes

Igor R. on March 8, 2012 at 12:39 AM

I wouldn’t be surprised. Jeb could secure Florida. Jeb’s wife is from Mexico. His son is telegenic. Mitt could be POTUS for 8 yrs and then Jeb for another 8 years, America’s decline would be somewhat slowed down…And, GW could campaign for the ticket with his own “Do you miss me now” slogan…

Gohawgs on March 8, 2012 at 12:35 AM

No they wouldn’t, but…do they know that? Does Mr ‘I am unemployed too and my sons are doing their national service by campaigning for me‘ know that? Does Barbara Bush and kin know that?

sharrukin on March 8, 2012 at 12:36 AM

And if I were the DNC, I’d run ads night and day with an ominous photo of GWB and text playing up the fact that a majority of Dumbericans still blame him for the economy and then I’d have that snarky narrator they always hire say: Mitt Romney wants to put another BUSH a heartbeat away from the Presidency….America doesn’t need another BUSH running this country. Or words to that effect.

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:40 AM

That crusty eyed degenerate is who we are pinning our hopes on? /

I am so gonna get banned.

sharrukin on March 8, 2012 at 12:39 AM

LOL– Or someone is going to mess up your account really, really bad :)

And just because of Hotair today, I am going to have to take an icepick to my brain to get the song Timewarp out of my head.

melle1228 on March 8, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Garrett Haake and Jamie Novogrod
“Now.” FORE-GONE CONCLUSION. You will vote for Rmoney and like it! At the end of the day you fear having 0 re-elected, you will submit. End of story.
Timothy P. Carney
The default candidate Rmoney, just remember the Republican Party is the only party that represents your interest’s. You need them, they, well they don’t give a sh*t what you need. Oh yeah its ugly, its gonna get uglier.
John Avlon, Ben Jacobs
A little pity party over who is getting the water board treatment. Us or the party. You tell me is water boarding torture? Plenty of blame to go around here. In a year where 0 is the easiest sitting President in my lifetime to beat. The GOP has decided to tear itself apart. As for me I’m starting to enjoy the water boarding. Water temp is nice dive on in.
Howard Fineman
How cute Howard using the language of business. Well I’ll give him this much, the GOP is desperately close to bankruptcy, question is will the Rmoney rhino merely rebuild the bloated Government? Or will he be a one term President ( if he can win ) because he is confronted with the dismantling of the failed and corrupt US Government? I’m betting the former. Collapse may well occur all on its own. The GOP will be blamed and spend forty years in the mist of the jungle, again. Or maybe it will go the way of the Whigs.
Jonathan Martin
Say whatever you like about Rmoney, try as he may, he is no closer. 1144 seems like a long way off.
Stephanie Condon
McCain lost, right? McCain lost to 0, right? McCain knows something about losing, right?
Andrew Rafferty
Again this is an old story line. First, Rmoney=fore-gone conclusion. Second, $ can come close to buying the nom. Third, Conservative candidates split the vote too many ways. Forth, we end up with mush.
Peter Foster, Chris Irvine
Sure whatever you two say, I wasn’t there.
Video Rmoney weak, non closer, not widely liked candidate is going to the White House. How do I know you might ask. bluegill told me so, otherwise I’m a bigot or something.

Sum up, Weak Candidates, weak nominee, weak President. Happy, happy! 2012

Bmore on March 8, 2012 at 12:40 AM

I wouldn’t be surprised. Jeb could secure Florida. Jeb’s wife is from Mexico. His son is telegenic. Mitt could be POTUS for 8 yrs and then Jeb for another 8 years, America’s decline would be somewhat slowed down…And, GW could campaign for the ticket with his own “Do you miss me now” slogan…

Gohawgs on March 8, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Revulsion is how I would describe my reaction to a Romney/Bush ticket and I suspect I wouldn’t be alone.

sharrukin on March 8, 2012 at 12:40 AM

The only chance to beat Romney at this point, IMO, is if Rush Limbaugh or a bunch of other less influential people were to give Ron Paul some positive coverage and encourage a second look in a more favorable light…. Not that that seems likely to happen.

Ask yourself this: If Bush and the corporatist/socialists establishment on either side of the isle were really so worried about terrorists attacking America with WMD’s after 9/11, why didn’t they secure the border?

And in hindsight, what exactly did we accomplish in Afghanistan? Why did we even go into Iraq when Bin Laden was in Pakistan? Why have we been racking up trillions of dollars in debt, sacrificing our own children’s futures and the lives and limbs of our soldiers, to rebuild enemy nations while under attack?

Now that the War in Iraq and Afghanistan is wrapping up, I think Republican voters need to consider what it is exactly that we accomplished, and admit that, although he’s not perfect, Ron Paul makes a lot of good points on foreign policy as well as domestic, and particularly economic and monetary policy. In fact, Ron Paul is the best all around candidate; if only he had been president instead of George Bush we would all be better off!

FloatingRock on March 8, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Revulsion is how I would describe my reaction to a Romney/Bush ticket and I suspect I wouldn’t be alone.

sharrukin on March 8, 2012 at 12:40 AM

The “I just threw up a little in my mouth” ticket– LMAO

melle1228 on March 8, 2012 at 12:41 AM

JEB would never hitch his wagon to a campaign bent on losing.
Jus’ sayin’.
Lanceman on March 8, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Yeah, the vp nominee wont be from florida. Mcdonnell or paul

Flapjackmaka on March 8, 2012 at 12:41 AM

That crusty eyed degenerate is who we are pinning our hopes on? /

I am so gonna get banned.

sharrukin on March 8, 2012 at 12:39 AM

LOL Nah. You class up the joint too much….but just in case, go here and tell your sad tale of woe so we’ll know where to find you!

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Cynccook
I even think Mittens could figure out that we have waaaaay to many ppl employed by cities, states and Washington in general to dig our way out.
if we could get 50 conservative goveners, that arnt on the take, we might fix this place.

angrymike on March 8, 2012 at 12:42 AM

sure, only because Olympia “olive oil” Snowe is not available anymore. That was easy.

FlaMurph on March 8, 2012 at 12:30 AM

To be sure, I don’t approve of either. Was making fun of resident crazy.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2012 at 12:42 AM

And if I were the DNC, I’d run ads night and day with an ominous photo of GWB and text playing up the fact that a majority of Dumbericans still blame him for the economy and then I’d have that snarky narrator they always hire say: Mitt Romney wants to put another BUSH a heartbeat away from the Presidency….America doesn’t need another BUSH running this country. Or words to that effect.

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Yeah and the King George’s son is now being coronated, the Rich Kids Party, Dynastic TV ads, etc.

sharrukin on March 8, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Yeah, the vp nominee wont be from florida. Mcdonnell or paul

Flapjackmaka on March 8, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Paul?

BWAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

ABDICATE!!1!!!11!!!

Lanceman on March 8, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Oh yeah almost forgot. First! You still won’t be able to tell if I wasn’t. Bishop! When are you gonna get this coffee maker working Electrongod? Are you an electrongod or not? If we are really waiting on the guy cyn linked we are screwed.

Bmore on March 8, 2012 at 12:44 AM

sharrukin on March 8, 2012 at 12:40 AM

I agree. Yet, I would vote for that ticket over the obamanation/Biden as many times as I could — even more if I moved to Chicago…

Gohawgs on March 8, 2012 at 12:45 AM

Why am I watching The Ropers?

Lanceman on March 8, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Romney/Assad
Romney/Medvedev
Romney/Karzai
Romney/Kucinich

Igor R. on March 8, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Gohawgs on March 8, 2012 at 12:35 AM

NO more Bushs, Clintons, Kennedys and Obamas.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Yeah and the King George’s son is now being coronated, the Rich Kids Party, Dynastic TV ads, etc.

sharrukin on March 8, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Oooh, yeah. That would be good, too. We should do this for a living! But only for Conservatives, of course!

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Why am I watching The Ropers?

Lanceman on March 8, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Why am I watching “Tootsie”?

JPeterman on March 8, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Bmore
What up?
Didn’t think you were coming out to play tonight.

angrymike on March 8, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Why am I watching The Ropers?

Lanceman on March 8, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Because of this again?

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Why am I watching “Tootsie”?

JPeterman on March 8, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Heh. Just got done watching WalleyWorld.

Lanceman on March 8, 2012 at 12:50 AM

I agree. Yet, I would vote for that ticket over the obamanation/Biden as many times as I could — even more if I moved to Chicago…

Gohawgs on March 8, 2012 at 12:45 AM

By the livin’ Gawd that made you, You’re a better man than I am, Gunga Din!

sharrukin on March 8, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Bmore on March 8, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Good one, Mark is a really smart one and has been very good to Michelle M., from the day HA started.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Why am I watching this?

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Oh yeah almost forgot. First! You still won’t be able to tell if I wasn’t. Bishop! When are you gonna get this coffee maker working Electrongod? Are you an electrongod or not? If we are really waiting on the guy cyn linked we are screwed.

Bmore on March 8, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Oh ye of little faith! No, I think it really is fixed! :-)

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:51 AM

Yeah and the King George’s son is now being coronated, the Rich Kids Party, Dynastic TV ads, etc.

sharrukin on March 8, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Oooh, yeah. That would be good, too. We should do this for a living! But only for Conservatives, of course!

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:47 AM

When you do that sort of thing you have to adopt the Cosa Nostra attitude…its just business.

sharrukin on March 8, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Revulsion is how I would describe my reaction to a Romney/Bush ticket and I suspect I wouldn’t be alone.

sharrukin on March 8, 2012 at 12:40 AM

I agree with that, the problem is that I also agree with the Romney camp’s criticism of Newt and Santorum. The corporatist Wall Street faction of the R Party has a big-gov agenda they want to shove down our throats and a lot of us don’t like it. Conversely, the big-religion side of the coin has a big-gov agenda of their own they want to shove down our throats, and that isn’t popular, either. What we need instead is a candidate with less agenda to shove down our throats and more freedom and liberty instead.

FloatingRock on March 8, 2012 at 12:52 AM

“Mitt Romney’s campaign gathered the national press corps in their campaign war room this morning to deliver a simple message: It would take an ‘act of God’ for any candidate not named Mitt Romney to win the Republican nomination…

Bwaaahaaahaaahaaaa. Don’t tempt him.

HornetSting on March 8, 2012 at 12:53 AM

In fact, Ron Paul is the best all around candidate; if only he had been president instead of George Bush we would all be better off!

FloatingRock on March 8, 2012 at 12:41 AM

If there were an award for the MSLRPS (Most Staunchly Loyal Ron Paul Supporter), FR, I would bestow it upon you.

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:54 AM

I am stalled here on page one, thanks to all the talk of cake, I love cake. I just got up and cut a slice of fresh made wonderful chocolate cake with chocolate icing and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yum cake and ice cream, yum.

Bmore on March 8, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Not my suggestion, just remarking on the possibility…

Gohawgs on March 8, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Bwaaahaaahaaahaaaa.

HornetSting on March 8, 2012 at 12:53 AM

That’s a crummy cdseven impression.

Lanceman on March 8, 2012 at 12:55 AM

When you do that sort of thing you have to adopt the Cosa Nostra attitude…its just business.

sharrukin on March 8, 2012 at 12:52 AM

I couldn’t take their filthy lucre — unless we subtly undermined them…like PR double agents working for the Resistance! Yeah, I could get behind that!

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:55 AM

If there were an award for the MSLRPS (Most Staunchly Loyal Ron Paul Supporter), FR, I would bestow it upon you.

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:54 AM

I actually admire him for that, but its sad as well because Ron Paul just isn’t…

sharrukin on March 8, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Heh. Just got done watching WalleyWorld.

Lanceman on March 8, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Gee I thought I watched that last night?

JPeterman on March 8, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Still think a pick of Susana Martinez covers a lot of bases, and she is from a battleground state.

Other possible names
Gov. McDonnell
Senator Coburn
Condi
Pawlenty
I had thought of Rubio, but a Mormon and a former Mormon may be too hard for the evangelicals to swallow.

galtani on March 8, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Bwaaahaaahaaahaaaa. Don’t tempt him.

HornetSting on March 8, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Stingers! It’s been a long time since I’ve seen you around here!

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:57 AM

Bwaaahaaahaaahaaaa.

HornetSting on March 8, 2012 at 12:53 AM
That’s a crummy cdseven impression.

Lanceman on March 8, 2012 at 12:55 AM

What did you call me?

HornetSting on March 8, 2012 at 12:57 AM

“Taken together, the campaign hopes math, if not ideology, will help their candidate consolidate a Republican base still resistant to his nomination in some quarters.”

I’ll never not be resistant to his nomination, so he better hope for a different formula to use in his math. That is, if he gave a crap that I vote at all if not for him.

I’m gonna take a nap, wake me on Dec.20th. I don’t want to miss the sweet ASTEROID of death.

Wolfmoon on March 8, 2012 at 12:57 AM

Bwaaahaaahaaahaaaa. Don’t tempt him.

HornetSting on March 8, 2012 at 12:53 AM
Stingers! It’s been a long time since I’ve seen you around here!

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:57 AM

Hey there. Yeah, been taking a break from here. This primary makes my teeth itch.

HornetSting on March 8, 2012 at 12:58 AM

I am stalled here on page one, thanks to all the talk of cake, I love cake. I just got up and cut a slice of fresh made wonderful chocolate cake with chocolate icing and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yum cake and ice cream, yum.

Bmore on March 8, 2012 at 12:54 AM

:-( Why do you hate me now? That was just cruel… *wipes a solitary tear from pale cheek*

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:58 AM

Bmore on March 8, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Mmmmmmmmmm, chocolate cake and Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla ice cream…

Gohawgs on March 8, 2012 at 12:58 AM

I actually admire him for that, but its sad as well because Ron Paul just isn’t…

sharrukin on March 8, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Yes, yes of course, but that dude is constant! I do admire that. Also my Dad kind of likes Ron Paul.

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 1:00 AM

I’m just glad I got here in time to see Igor.

HornetSting on March 8, 2012 at 1:00 AM

So who to right in? Palin/SMOD?

Buckshot Bill on March 8, 2012 at 1:00 AM

Hey there. Yeah, been taking a break from here. This primary makes my teeth itch.

HornetSting on March 8, 2012 at 12:58 AM

That may actually be the gum disease gingivitis, but I know what you mean! :-D

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 1:01 AM

Lemme guess. Sparkplug is going to give Dire Straits credit for getting the technical issue fixed.

John the Libertarian on March 8, 2012 at 1:01 AM

So who to right in? Palin/SMOD?

Buckshot Bill on March 8, 2012 at 1:00 AM

Zombie Reagan/Palin

Gohawgs on March 8, 2012 at 1:01 AM

Gee I thought I watched that last night?

JPeterman on March 8, 2012 at 12:56 AM

We did.

Lanceman on March 8, 2012 at 1:02 AM

Yes, yes of course, but that dude is constant! I do admire that. Also my Dad kind of likes Ron Paul.

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 1:00 AM

I also kinda like Ron Paul on the fiscal side of things. Its when he starts talking about foreign affairs and military matters that things go off the rails.

sharrukin on March 8, 2012 at 1:02 AM

I’m just glad I got here in time to see Igor.

HornetSting on March 8, 2012 at 1:00 AM

Thank you for your support!

Igor R. on March 8, 2012 at 1:02 AM

Lemme guess. Sparkplug is going to give Dire Straits credit for getting the technical issue fixed.

John the Libertarian on March 8, 2012 at 1:01 AM

All that going back and “fixing” his typos finally shorted out the server…kini won’t be happy

Gohawgs on March 8, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Lanceman on March 8, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Im talking rand not ron.

Flapjackmaka on March 8, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Hey there. Yeah, been taking a break from here. This primary makes my teeth itch.

HornetSting on March 8, 2012 at 12:58 AM
That may actually be the gum disease gingivitis, but I know what you mean! :-D

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 1:01 AM

Gingivitis. I blame Romney for it.

HornetSting on March 8, 2012 at 1:04 AM

Obama for the win.

freshface on March 8, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Jailbreak, you still around? Do me a favor if you are and give this hapless face a good laughing at. I mean really laugh right in its face. Thanks Jailbreak.

Bmore on March 8, 2012 at 1:04 AM

Im talking rand not ron.

Flapjackmaka on March 8, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Oh. Was fixin’ to say “Hello, Mr. Nutball”.

Lanceman on March 8, 2012 at 1:05 AM

I’m just glad I got here in time to see Igor.

HornetSting on March 8, 2012 at 1:00 AM
Thank you for your support!

Igor R. on March 8, 2012 at 1:02 AM

You are most welcome.

HornetSting on March 8, 2012 at 1:05 AM

I also kinda like Ron Paul on the fiscal side of things. Its when he starts talking about foreign affairs and military matters that things go off the rails.

sharrukin on March 8, 2012 at 1:02 AM

There seem to be only two views about Ron Paul: the one you expressed and “he is the only hope for America, a true onstitutionalist who will save us from certain destruction!”. And of course everyone knows he is batsh*t crazy, but that’s no big deal these day.

Igor R. on March 8, 2012 at 1:06 AM

I also kinda like Ron Paul on the fiscal side of things. Its when he starts talking about foreign affairs and military matters that things go off the rails.

sharrukin on March 8, 2012 at 1:02 AM

LOL Exactly. I even like the way that he kind of sounds like Walter Brennan…

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 1:06 AM

When it comes to techy things I am like a Jedi on Starwars. I have determined that HA has a glitch in one of its modules or a bug in one of its hardware circuit boards which runs either a router or computer or some other electrical thing.

Or it could be a wire or a typo in the code somewhere. Or else a virus or something like that which is messing up the works. Anyhow I am glad I was able to clear this up for you non-tech types.

SparkPlug on March 8, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Do me a favor if you are and give this hapless face a good laughing at.

Bmore on March 8, 2012 at 1:04 AM

I thought I did? Even put the grammy/abdicate/eleventy crap in and everything.

Lanceman on March 8, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Gingivitis. I blame Romney for it.

HornetSting on March 8, 2012 at 1:04 AM

You know, he doesn’t really care about the gum disease people. They are already being taken care of.

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 1:07 AM

And don’t nunna you clowns tell Antwerp I’m readin’ something offa PrisonPlanet right now.

Lanceman on March 8, 2012 at 1:07 AM

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