Eric Florack on May 27th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the “smart Guy” Edition Burris and Blago: Apparently, we have Burris on tape offering Blago money.  Bruce at Q&O has some comments you’ll want to see. The Senate should be rejecting his credentials, since it’s […]

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They’re waking up, sorta. Drum, today: VITRIOL….Atrios: The campaigns and candidates themselves may not get nasty, but I get the sense that supporters of the various candidates are getting angrier at the other camp. Sure a lot of this is just relatively harmless virtual world internet flaming, but it has real world manifestations too. This […]

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Eric Florack on February 23rd, 2008

For the benefit of those who are new to this blog, I’ll say up front I don’t like John McCain. DOnot mistake this string of comments, therefore as a defense of him. But it will be useful for us to understand, I think, the genesis of the smear attempt mounted by TNR and the NYT. […]

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Billy “I’ve always believed that he’s the easier candidate to beat in the Fall.” (McPhillips: “Are The Clintons Over?”) I think his general position is correct: these people won’t be “over” until we see their boxes getting dropped into the ground. She’ll be back as long as she can get someone to point a teevee […]

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So, now we see that Mike Huckabee has been eliminated from the race, numerically. The result of the Patomic Runoffs is exactly that; Huckabee has no chance.  Byron York wrote about this yesterday at NRO: The time is coming — probably just after the March 4 primary in Texas — when Huckabee, if he cannot […]

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Yes, Civil war in both parties seems likely to me. The usual suspects are already complaining about civil war happening in the Democratic Party…. Frank Rich, at the New York Times, for example, perhaps without intending to, marks the revolution on the Democrat side as one being fought by the press: The same news media […]

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You can call it what you want to, David, and I suppose Romney and his comments this afternoon there were worth some consideration, with regards to the questions I was asking this morning.  That said, I am immediately suspicious whenever somebody turns around 180° and supports the person that they were running against. Frankly, I […]

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Eric Florack on February 7th, 2008

Fox News: Mitt Romney told a conservative group briefly stunned silent by the news that he is suspending his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.During his speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, Romney said if he prolonged his run, it would hurt the party and front-runner John McCain’s ability to defeat the […]

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davidl on February 6th, 2008

The weather outside is frightful.   Good day to be a duck. Mitt Romney:   I voted for Mitt.  He would make a good president.   Sad to say, Romney is just one horrible candidate, a modern day Jack Kemp.   Romney has won primaries in what three states, Michigan, Massachusetts and Utah.   All three could be called Romney home […]

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Eric Florack on February 5th, 2008

Note these are early numbers, not necessarily calls. As of when this is posted, 22:15 eastern, here’s the leaders so far: Alabama: Huckabee/Obama Alaska: Not in/Not in Arkansas: Huckabee/Clinton Colorado: not in/Not in Deleware: McCain/Obama Georgia: Huckabee/Obama Idaho: Not in/Obama (Idaho’s Republicans caucus on May 27th) Illinois: McCain/Obama Kansas: Not In/Obama (Kansas Republicans caucus on […]

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Nice to see Billy made it home. By the way, Billy, I caught the Blue Man Group in HD the last few days, and the show had a fairly close clip of the light control desk. Wild… I’ve seen audio desks didn’t look that complex. I’ll see if I can grab a still of the […]

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davidl on January 30th, 2008

Hugh Hewitt says it not over and will not be over even after Super Tuesday.   Now it is clear that Mike Huckabee is running to spoil Mitt Romney’s chances and to garner a shot at Veep.  While the Huckster is playing the spoiler, Hugh posts an interesting quote from Romney: “I think what will happen […]

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davidl on January 30th, 2008

So uttered to me this morning.   The good news, is  that we don’t have Dorothy’s twister.   The bad news, it is far colder than a summer day in Kansas.   The morning fish wrapper said the peak wind speed should be fourteen miles per hour below hurricane strength.   That’s all for Rochester, NY this morning. On to Florida, […]

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Eric Florack on January 29th, 2008

Campaign Spot: The first wave of exit poll numbers, including absentees: McCain 34.3 percent, Romney 32.6 percent, Giuliani 15.3 percent, Huckabee 12 percent. Which pretty much writes the end of Rudy’s story, as we discussed here several times in the last few days.

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davidl on January 29th, 2008

Yesterday, I wrote about the New York State chapter of the NAG’s being pissed at Senator Oldsmobile.   I suppose giving a misogynic drunk a free pass on Chappaquiddick didn’t give the NAG’s the loyalty they thought their due.  The NAG’s thought they owned Senator Oldsmobile. The NAG- NY tirade does not seem to be playing too well […]

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