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(Alobama)   Is it Tuesday again already? Fine, then, let's have another set of Republican primaries. Alabama and Mississippi close at 8pm ET, insomniacs can stick around for Hawaii (closes at 2am ET)   (alabamavotes.gov) divider line 892
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2012-03-13 10:27:38 PM

Carth: Santorum wins both states in the South. Enough to knock out Gingrich?


I hope not. I was looking forward to hearing his plan for lowering gas prices down to $1.40 in his first month in office.
 
2012-03-13 10:27:43 PM

2wolves: MFAWG: Meh, anything around 30 pct for Romney is actually a win. At this point I suspect he's funding Gingrich to split the fundies and the teabaggers up. IIRC, neither state is winner take all, and Santorum is virtually eliminated mathematically after tonight.

After much gnashing of teeth and clothes rending, it will be a Romney/Santorum ticket.

The ONLY wild card now is the fundies being unwilling to accept 2d slot on the ticket after getting 'Their Guy' elected in 2000 and 2004 and bolting the party..

I say it's better than a 50-50 shot.

Mr. Bush, the Lesser is an invisible man to the fundies these days. His name is not mentioned.


That's beside the point: They are almost half the party, and they're not taking this shiat lying down.

A Palin/Gingrich 3d party ticket would play well in the media, and the two of them would get several million dollars in book deals out of it. They also might do it out of a rare combination of pettiness and stupidity.
 
2012-03-13 10:27:57 PM

2wolves: Shrugging Atlas: 2wolves: Didn't you already post this?

Um, I doubt it. I'm just riffing here.

Must be the lack of drugs...


I'm certainly not going to disagree I could use more.
 
2012-03-13 10:28:08 PM

Sabyen91: Shrugging Atlas: Let's count the ways Romney's campaign farked themselves tonight:

1. Opting to compete at all. He should have stayed out and let Santorum and Gingrich beat the shiat out of each other.

I keep hearing that it is important that Romney can win the dirty south. In the general that isn't going to matter. He WILL win the south. It is more important for someone to be competitive in swing states and unfortunately the Stormin Mormon could be.


Romney will win the Old Confederacy. But because he is not a Christian1, evangelical turnout will be depressed in key states like Missouri, and key regions in other states, like the Florida panhandle. Romney's "electability" is illusory. You can think of it as the "Santorum Corollary to the Truman Doctrine:" given the choice between a Democrat and a Democrat, the American people will pick the Democrat every time.2

1
Mormonism holds that belief in Jesus Christ is not necessary for salvation, the sine qua non of Christianity.

2In explaining why he preferred to run a progressive campaign, Harry Truman said "If you give the American people a choice between a Republican and a Republican, they'll pick the Republican every time.
 
2012-03-13 10:28:47 PM
Santorum up by 1500 votes with 87 percent reporting in MS.
 
2012-03-13 10:28:49 PM

HMS_Blinkin: Carth: Santorum wins both states in the South. Enough to knock out Gingrich?

I hope not. I was looking forward to hearing his plan for lowering gas prices down to $1.40 in his first month in office.


Invade Canada and take all their sweet sweet tar sand oil.
 
2012-03-13 10:29:19 PM

vygramul: Wow - they've really improved the components from the original.


There was a reason the company was named "Cheapass Games". They're not quite dead, but they haven't fared well through the Great Recession. The most recent version is put out by SJG.
 
2012-03-13 10:29:30 PM

rynthetyn: What baffles me is that the exit polls show that 50% of working women in Alabama voted for Santorum. Why?


Because they are conservative Republicans?
 
2012-03-13 10:29:33 PM
His Imperial Newtsterness is still hanging at 1.2 to 1.5 points back.
 
2012-03-13 10:29:46 PM
i42.tinypic.com
 
2012-03-13 10:30:14 PM

Shrugging Atlas: At worst he's going to come in a very close second in Mississippi which should be enough to feed his ego a little more.


Second place in two states he was SUPPOSED to win is a loss. Newt is psychotic enough for it not to matter though, so we'll see.
 
paj
2012-03-13 10:30:17 PM

moralpanic: Anderson Cooper sucks. I'd like to see Erin Burnett more.


Moar corporate cheerleaders!
 
2012-03-13 10:30:32 PM
Santorum +2923, 88% reporting
 
2012-03-13 10:30:48 PM
Hey gang, I just tuned in.

I'm a little surprised that they're calling Alabama for Santorum, with only 57% reporting, and him ahead by only 5 percentage points/15,000 votes.
 
2012-03-13 10:30:59 PM

MFAWG: They also might do it out of a rare combination of pettiness and stupidity.


That's not rare for either one of them.
 
2012-03-13 10:31:03 PM
Wow - it really kind of looks like Santorum took both. That's not good news for Gingrich and Romney.
 
2012-03-13 10:31:37 PM

badhatharry: rynthetyn: What baffles me is that the exit polls show that 50% of working women in Alabama voted for Santorum. Why?

Because they are conservative Republicans?


I don't know why I overgiggled to this one, but I did.
 
2012-03-13 10:31:38 PM
Did Santorum already give a derptastic speech?
 
2012-03-13 10:31:40 PM

Earguy: Hey gang, I just tuned in.

I'm a little surprised that they're calling Alabama for Santorum, with only 57% reporting, and him ahead by only 5 percentage points/15,000 votes.


Probably has a lot to do with which areas remain to be counted.
 
2012-03-13 10:31:54 PM
rlv.zcache.com

Because you need something to put over your faded McCain-Palin sticker after you already cut off the McCain part.
 
2012-03-13 10:32:06 PM

moralpanic: With how loud RON PAUL supporters are, i would expect him to at least win one state. He hasn't even come close this entire primary.


Came close in Maine. And the Virgin Islands were... odd.
 
2012-03-13 10:32:16 PM
Rick Santorum: Honorary Cajun.
 
2012-03-13 10:32:26 PM

moralpanic: With how loud RON PAUL supporters are, i would expect him to at least win one state. He hasn't even come close this entire primary.


I think he won the Virgin Islands. He is getting delegates.
 
2012-03-13 10:32:29 PM
Santorum +3331, 90% reporting
 
2012-03-13 10:32:31 PM
oh hey this daughter is cuter,
 
2012-03-13 10:32:51 PM

robsul82: Did Santorum already give a derptastic speech?


starting now
 
2012-03-13 10:32:56 PM
PRAY FOR FROTHY
 
2012-03-13 10:33:29 PM

The Bestest: robsul82: Did Santorum already give a derptastic speech?

starting now


Yes, tuned in just in time!
 
2012-03-13 10:33:50 PM
Is there some reason Mobile can't farking count votes, besides it being, you know, Mobile?
 
2012-03-13 10:33:54 PM

badhatharry: rynthetyn: What baffles me is that the exit polls show that 50% of working women in Alabama voted for Santorum. Why?

Because they are conservative Republicans?


You know.... idiots.

But seriously, I'm taking the fact that most of this Republican electorate doesn't "believe in evolution" and thinks Obama is a Muslim at face value.

They're idiots.
 
2012-03-13 10:33:59 PM

badhatharry: rynthetyn: What baffles me is that the exit polls show that 50% of working women in Alabama voted for Santorum. Why?

Because they are conservative Republicans?


Working class Republicans have the sense to know that the Washington Republican inside elites don't have the right to dictate who they vote for. They want to see a race between a Democrat and a Republican this fall, not between a Democrat, and Democrat Lite.
 
2012-03-13 10:34:12 PM
welcome to the south, mitt. feel the santorum surge

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2012-03-13 10:34:12 PM

AcademGreen: Sabyen91: AcademGreen: I agree with the Farker earlieron Gingrich: he wants to be the key broker at the convention. Ideally, he wanted the presidency, but being the decive figure at the convention is a good way to get the VP or another position of power from the party.

Except there will be no brokered convention if he stays in and splits the moron vote.

Maybe I am misinformed about brokered conventions. Don't candidates pledge their delegates to another candidate if they drop out at the convention? If so, staying in would let Newt not only continue to split the vote and collect delegates, but if Romney doesn't get a majority, he can negotiate with both Santorum and Romney for his delegates in exchange for some power in party.

Seems like dropping out would be the last thing he'd want to do.


No, you are half-right. It could definitely still be brokered because of that. However, Gingrich staying in the race hurts the chances of a brokered convention because of winner take all states. If Gingrich siphons enough from Santorum those states will be key.
 
2012-03-13 10:34:29 PM
Santorum pulling away in MS. Now up by over 3000 votes with 90 percent reporting.
 
2012-03-13 10:34:30 PM
You know, if Newt drops, Santorum could make Illinois mildly interesting. The southern half of the state is perfect for him. Combine that with some evidence tonight that even areas in which he should be doing well don't seem to have many farks to give Romney and it might be fun to watch him squirm while he blows a ton of cash there. If nothing else Santorum will make it close enough that the delegate split won't tilt very heavily towards Romney, ensuring we'll all have months more fun ahead of us.
 
2012-03-13 10:34:31 PM
Santorum up 3k on Gingrich. Were would Gingrich get 3000 extra votes?
 
2012-03-13 10:34:35 PM

badhatharry: moralpanic: With how loud RON PAUL supporters are, i would expect him to at least win one state. He hasn't even come close this entire primary.

I think he won the Virgin Islands. He is getting delegates.


Nope. Mitt won VI with 67%. RON PAUL hasn't won a single state or territory and hasn't even cracked 50 delegates yet.
 
2012-03-13 10:34:47 PM
Is the Santorum daughter standing behind him the one who was holding the creepy doll in the infamous picture?
 
2012-03-13 10:34:56 PM

bobbette: badhatharry: rynthetyn: What baffles me is that the exit polls show that 50% of working women in Alabama voted for Santorum. Why?

Because they are conservative Republicans?

You know.... idiots.

But seriously, I'm taking the fact that most of this Republican electorate doesn't "believe in evolution" and thinks Obama is a Muslim at face value.

They're idiots.


Yeah, pretty much this.
 
2012-03-13 10:35:06 PM
Red necktie = power
Blue tie = trust
Yellow tie = grounded
Pink tie = ????
 
2012-03-13 10:35:08 PM
"We did it again" is a great line from Santorum.

As if this is some great victory and not eking out a few thousand votes more than the third-place finisher in an almost three-way tie.

But enough of my whinging I need to get back to trying to suss out the delegate count.
 
2012-03-13 10:35:14 PM
Newt's definitely not going anywhere. Spite and delusions of grandeur are very powerful motivators.
 
2012-03-13 10:35:33 PM
Does Houston County have the population density of the Gobi Desert?
 
2012-03-13 10:35:42 PM
Santorum has a 3.5 year old!?
 
2012-03-13 10:35:49 PM

The Bestest: Rick Santorum: Honorary Cajun.


It's the spicy food that causes that.
 
2012-03-13 10:35:53 PM

Earguy: Hey gang, I just tuned in.

I'm a little surprised that they're calling Alabama for Santorum, with only 57% reporting, and him ahead by only 5 percentage points/15,000 votes.


Romney is doing terrible in the cities, that's why. Plus there are 14 counties with no or near zero results, which is probably a good bit of that 43% left. A lot of the rest is Mobile, but there's no way he gets 20,000 votes from Mobile when B'ham only got him about 2000 and he's actually losing Huntsville.
 
2012-03-13 10:35:57 PM

The Bestest: Shrugging Atlas: At worst he's going to come in a very close second in Mississippi which should be enough to feed his ego a little more.

Second place in two states he was SUPPOSED to win is a loss. Newt is psychotic enough for it not to matter though, so we'll see.


Oh, I know. I was just applying Gingrich LogicTM to the analysis. In reality, Gingrich should have been gone months ago.
 
2012-03-13 10:35:58 PM
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The French Quarter is all about the Santorum...well the 900 block of Bourbon Street anyway.

NTTAWWT
 
2012-03-13 10:36:09 PM

Shrugging Atlas: You know, if Newt drops, Santorum could make Illinois mildly interesting. The southern half of the state is perfect for him. Combine that with some evidence tonight that even areas in which he should be doing well don't seem to have many farks to give Romney and it might be fun to watch him squirm while he blows a ton of cash there. If nothing else Santorum will make it close enough that the delegate split won't tilt very heavily towards Romney, ensuring we'll all have months more fun ahead of us.


It says so much that Willard hasn't been able to seal this thing up even with his massive spending advantage.
 
2012-03-13 10:36:23 PM

Earguy: Red necktie = power
Blue tie = trust
Yellow tie = grounded
Pink tie = ????


Little pink sock?
 
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