Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Mitt Romney was declared the winner of the New Hampshire primary as soon as the polls closed tonight.  As I'm writing this, there are less than 20 percent of the votes counted but Romney has 35.5 percent.  His next closest opponent, Ron Paul this time, has less than 25%.  Jon Huntsman, who staked his campaign on New Hampshire, is third with 17 percent.  Newt Gingrich is fourth right now but Rick Santorum is gaining and is breathing down the giant spider's neck.  But Rick Perry.  Rick Perry!  Will he go back to Texas this time and stay there?  He has less than 1 percent of the vote.  This photo reminds me of Perry's chances of winning the nomination.  Dead on the ground.

Perry is barely ahead of Buddy Roemer, a former Louisiana governor you may have heard about.  Or maybe not.

And Michele Bachman and Herman Cain . . both of whom have pulled out of the race . . . are still getting votes.

By the way, Mitt is giving his victory speech and spouting lies about Barack Obama.  He's on his way.  To defeat.  And back to the private sector to gain joy by firing more American workers.


Tom Cochrun said...

I wish the national media would pick up your
Newt the giant spider imagery,
I read where there are some who believe Paul will bolt the gop and lead a 3rd party movement.

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

Gary Johnson, gather your forces!!

Stephen Hayes said...

I'm disappointed that Huntsman didn't do better. He often sounds reasonable to me, for a Republican.

Lowandslow said...

"Rick Perry! Will he go back to Texas this time and stay there?"

Noooooooooooo! ;( Maybe he can seek asylum somewhere...anywhere ...else.


Bernie said...

I think Romney is well on his way to the nomination, am really surprised at Paul, he may have something to say about how long this last as the young people seems to love him. I am surprised the Tea Party isn't backing him....:-)Hugs

Sharon said...

I was surprised at all the young people supporting Ron Paul. Maybe it's just the 2012 version of anti-establishment sentiments. I love how Mitt talks about a failed Presidency as though he wasn't even around when Bush and his cronies tossed this country to the wind.

The Bug said...

LOL at L&S - Rick Perry is like a new nuclear reactor - no one wants him in their back yard :)

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

Great line, Dana!