Jon Huntsman is so cool. Cooler than sunglasses on a dog. Cooler than President Obama's Instagram photos. He's so cool he doesn't even care that John McCain just endorsed Mitt Romney. In fact, he doesn't even care if you care because nobody cares, least of all him…
"It seems the more establishment piles on, Dole, McCain, all the rest, nobody cares. Nobody cares about this. I mean, none of the endorsements that Romney picked up have been a thing in terms of how people respond, because the people are looking for a new generation of leadership. They're looking for a new approach to problem solving in this country. You can get all the Doles and McCains in the world as Romney probably will, but in the end, nobody cares."
Look at Huntsman leaning against New Hampshire like Fonzi against the jukebox, waiting for you to notice his leather jacket and total disdain for the Iowa Caucus. But will the Granite State play his record before he jumps the shark?
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Tags: Barack Obama, Bob Dole, Iowa Caucus, John McCain, Jon Huntsman, Marcus Bachmann, Mitt Romney, New Hampshire, Primaries
* Michele Bachmann's campaign in 100 seconds, and here are the top turkeys, from TPM.
* Cracked.com on the weirdest product endorsements by political figures.
* Six Crying Boehner GIFs from Funny or Die. Best sentence ever.
* UC Davis pepper spray incident with LEGOs (via Laughing Squid).
Tags: Bob Dole, Catholic Church, Daily Links, Funny or Die, John Boehner, Michele Bachmann, Mikhail Gorbachev, Mitt Romney, Republicans, Rick Perry, Ronald Reagan, Theodore Roosevelt
Hey Bob Dole, don't bother taking any Viagra tonight. Liddy isn't exactly going to be "in the mood" after losing her Senate seat to Kay Hagan.
Dole, who doesn't live in North Carolina but took a 2 week vacation there in 2006, had trailed in the polls for some time. Still, her chances seemed at least 50/50 until this past week, when she ran ads accusing Hagan of taking money from non-Christians.
This proved to be the final straw with the state's powerful Wiccan demographic, who responded in large numbers for Hagan.
Another tick toward a Democratic supermajority in the Senate.
Tags: Bob Dole, Kay Hagan, Liddy Dole, North Carolina
One of the big things that all the Democrats and media like to get worried about is the seemingly large percentage of Clinton supporters who seem poised to jump ship from the donkey party if — when — Barack Obama wins the nomination.
While I will agree that it makes perfect sense to do something like that. To choose to vote for someone whose values are completely at odds with your own just because some guy had the nerve to run a successful campaign against your candidate of choice. I mean, that's what a smart, thinking, reasonable person would do, right?
However, it seems that there's a long history of voters — on both sides of the aisle — of talking out of their ass during the big primary battles…
It is true that between 25 and 45 percent of Democrats who voted for Clinton have told pollsters that they would vote for John McCain in the fall rather than Obama, but is that threat credible?
There is considerable evidence that some of those voters are letting their emotions do the talking — and following in a long tradition by doing so. According to ABC News' polling unit, in the spring 1992, only 63% of Democrats who voted for someone other than Bill Clinton in the primaries that year said they would vote for Clinton over George H. W. Bush that fall. In 1996, 66% of Republicans who voted for someone other than Bob Dole in the G.O.P. primary said they would support Dole against Clinton that fall. Al Gore suffered the same apparent dropout problem; only 64% of Democrats who voted for his rivals during the primary said they would be there for Gore in the fall…
"People say these things in the heat of a primary," said a midwestern Republican consultant. "By the fall, they have found other things to be angry about. And they come home."
I don't know. I'm still convinced that we should saddle the country with a heavily conservative-weighted Supreme Court for the next several decades just because the historic female candidate who who was forced to deal with overt sexism lost out the historic black candidate who was forced to deal with overt racism.
It's the smart thing to do.
Tags: Al Gore, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Bob Dole, George H.W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, John McCain