Posts Tagged ‘South Carolina’


Gingrich’s Exit…. why so long???

Monday, April 30th, 2012

So for those of you who don’t know Newt Gingrich, one of my least favorite characters in this political fun and games, is leaving this race for the presidential nomination on Tuesday or Wednesday.  But why then?  That’s what many top Republicans are wondering.  A candidate who has only been able to win two states, South Carolina and Georgia, and was absolutely slaughtered in last Tuesday five state primary should have been out of this race a long time ago.  Many people in the party see this as a victory lap without a victory.  Why would a candidate who knows that his party is so divided is allowing his party to be divided more by not supporting the stronger candidate.  He is also, by taking this long “victory lap” allowing himself to fade into irrelevance.  Nobody remembers why Gingrich was even considered a contender.  I don’t know if that is a good thing or a bad thing.  I just find it sad for the Republican party.

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On to Florida…

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
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The next primary is in Florida, the question is will Gingrich continue his rise?  I apologize readers that I have not kept myself abreast of the political situation for the last few days.  I know that politics are crazy and volatile and change minute by minute, and I have just been out of it the last few days.  Gingrich was able to pull a sweeping upset on Romney in South Carolina and many wonder if this will continue.  The man who has had 3 wives is trying to speak as a religious conservative value voter, and yet I don’t by that with a 3 dollar bill.  I guess you can see that I have a detest for a flip- flopping, adulterous, jerk who was fined $300,000 for ethics violations. Gingrich is playing himself off as a hero, an avenger who can talk the talk.  He is doing EXACTLY what Obama did, playing off of rhetoric, but will he win, the same way Obama did?  Obama was virtually an unknown entity who rose to power, Gingrich has had a stormy political career, along with a stormy love life.  What will actually win?

 

New Hampshire, the first Primary

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

The New Hampshire Primary is the first Primary that these candidates had to face.  Remember as I have stated in a previous post, a cacus is a collection of those who hold the same political beliefs who then choose among the candidates.  More in a town meeting type format.  A Primary is when there is an actual election.  According to 2012newhampshireprimary.com Mitt Romney won with 39.3% of the vote giving him 5 delegates at the convention, Ron Paul took second with 22.9% of the vote receiving 3 delegates, and Huntsman received 16.9% of the vote receiving 2 delegates.  Now a few, such as myself wonder if all of the negative press by Santorum and Gingrich actually hurt their chances because both only received 9.4% of the vote.  The major players in this election, although the media do not like to admit it, are Romney and Paul.  Both who stand by their principles and who do not sway towards popular opinion just because they think it will get them elected.  This proves this model wrong.  I am looking forward to South Carolina, that is an important state for Republicans.  I want to see what will happen next.

 

Wow, these Candidates are going crazy

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
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I know that is quite the blanket statement but that’s the best way to describe what’s going on at the New Hampshire primary.  Just reading the comments that Gingrich especially making about Romney, there is NO WAY IN HECK, that Gingrich will ever win as a Republican.  Republicans are about free market economy, survival of the fittest, and about everyone having an equal ability to become rich.  Gingrich is making comments that better belong on an Occupy Wall Street poster.  There is no way that if Gingrich’s comments do help him, that he will make it past South Carolina.  He is feeding into popular support and is showing that he has no backbone as a candidate.  Santorum on the other hand clearly stated his support for the free market and has not been playing into the game of “Bash Mitt Romney.”  While these men are playing out the New Hampshire primaries like the movie Mean Girls what will happen to the Republican party and the election.  It’s only eleven months away.

 

An Important Question for the Republican Party

Friday, January 6th, 2012
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After seeing the ridiculously close returns for the Iowa Caucus and now moving into the New Hampshire primary my question for Republicans is this, Will you support a candidate that you kind of like?  This is a primary race where the person who is at the top, nobody wants to be president.  It’s so strange, so many people are looking for the “anti- Romney” candidate, and yet how is he leading all these poles.  If he is so different, so much against the Republican grain why is it that people, large amounts of people, are supporting him.  What about someone like Paul or Santorum?  What if either of these gentlemen is able to take the top spot?  Most political analysts know that South Carolina is one of the major states for Republicans, so those results will be very important.  My question for Republicans is this, will the party rally behind a Romney or a Paul, or will a third party candidate show up?  And if that happens, how can you expect to compete?  A Mitt Romney or a Ron Paul can catch voters that are disheartened by President Barak ObamaRick Santorum, not so much.  Republicans, get your heads out of your butts and realize that with a Romney or a Paul, you may have a shot at winning without them however I see the doom of a third party and a victory for Obama.