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Piling on Gingrich is protesting too much. Better to suggest we abolish our prison system, that we abolish sales taxes in depressed areas, that we build car free communities open to all.

Hardly a distant second for Gingrich

Below is my post of yesterday suggesting that Gingrich will lose by less than fifteen points.
At the moment he is losing by 15 points with the votes to be counted  likely to reduce the margin.

Hardly a distant second for Gingrich.  With a 4-1 money deficit which went into wall to wall negative ads by the Romney PAC?  

I'll update this when all the votes are in. UPDATE: The margin is now 14.

This is not a big victory. It is what you can get if you spend 4-1 on negative ads. It will come back to bite Mitt. Too bad NBC and others saw this as a big Mitt win. Over a third who voted for him would prefer another candidate. 

Nate Silver is wrong on Florida. Romney by 15?

Election Forecasts - FiveThirtyEight Blog - NYTimes.com: "The macroscopic solution, of course, is to take an average of the polls, as the FiveThirtyEight forecast does. That forecast now projects a 15-point win for Mr. Romney:"

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I think the primary is still in play. I think Romney has soft support. Porous in fact. Newt will get dedicated support fortified by Palin's urging that the contest remain open. The more time Newt has the less more rope to suspend his opponent with. Outguessing Nate is fun, I admit, but it has the same general thrust in this content as it did during the Obama-Clinton contests. Chris Matthews is making my case as I speak. It is Romney who is playing dirty. What Chris does not believe is that Romney can be beaten. That's a belief I do not share.

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That's right Nate and I still say it will be closer than predicted

Florida Republican Primary Results - Live Results - Election 2012 - NYTimes.com: "Nate Silver
Romney Unlikely to Win 50 Percent of Vote
With 41 percent of precincts reporting in Florida so far, Mitt Romney has 50 percent of the vote. Although all signs point toward an impressive victory for him tonight, he is unlikely to wind up with an outright majority of the vote.

There are two simple reasons for this. First, polls still have not closed in the Florida Panhandle - which should be one of Newt Gingrich's best regions. Second, the votes that have been counted so far contain a heavy proportion of early and absentee ballots, which are likely to favor Mr. Romney more than the votes cast today. It is more likely that Mr. Romney will wind up somewhere in the mid-40s than at 50 percent or higher."

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What if conservatives vote and Romney types stay home?

Florida Republican Primary Results - Live Results - Election 2012 - NYTimes.com:

 "5:56 pm

Allison Kopicki

Exit Polls: Tea Party Support

Support for the Tea Party in Florida is just as strong as in Iowa and South Carolina, according to preliminary exit polls. About two-thirds of primary voters in Florida say they support the Tea Party, and nearly 4 in 10 say they strongly support the Tea Party. About half of primary voters in New Hampshire were Tea Party supporters."

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If Mitt's millions backfire on him, it will be partly because his voters did not go to the polls and the conservatives (TP) did.

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See how strong Mitt is in South Florida?

Live updates from the polls: Pace slows in the final stretch - Political Currents - MiamiHerald.com: "5:15 p.m. update: At the Belen Jesuit campus in West Miami-Dade, a Republican stronghold with about three times more registered Republicans than Democrats, the pace of voting had slowed considerably — though it could pick up later this evening when voters get off of work. Just how slow was it? One Belen poll worker was spotted taking a nap."

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The man should be biting his nails. Along with Nate Silver. I smell an upset.

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If Romney Simply Buys The Nomination He Will Still Lose

Think a third party challenge from the right
Think Newt and Santorum supported by Palin,,Perry and other conservatives
Even if Romney ended up in a two way contest he would lose
But his campaign has moved into the sewer and he likes it there
That will guarantee that he will either not be the nominee or will be challenged from the right 

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Old women never lose a single thing.

Old women never lose a single thing.
Not beauty, not reflection, not desire.
A girl can choose an overcoming life
Before her powers of reproduction rise.
And if she does, she lives above the crowd.
She has no commerce with their lusts and lies.
The end is: Overcome! Shine forth the truth!
Then love exactly as you wish to do.

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Somewhere in the background, an oboe ...

Somewhere in the background, an oboe ...
Teasing me with melodies that no longer exist
As below the sun reflects upon the pavement
And figures walk as if it was not now

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Occupy Bay Area - Stop wrestling and think long term

Occupy Oakland protesters split over violence: "The conflict is turning into a wrestling match for the soul of the Occupy movement in the Bay Area. And it's become so pronounced that many who started out calling themselves Occupiers now refer to themselves as "99 percenters" instead.

"When I started to see what was happening Saturday, my heart just broke," Michele Horaney of Alameda, a member of the 99 Percent Solution activist group in the East Bay, said of the Occupy Oakland protest that devolved into an hours-long street battle with police. "There is so much good to be gotten, earned and kept from really solid, sincere efforts to make things change for the better."

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The media thirst for a reason to discredit Occupy. Scholars join cynics in dissing notions of world peace. The sign is stasis, the crushing of hope. Countering this is the growing fear that if we do not move forward in a progressive way, we will be condemned to more of the sort of fears that gripped us viscerally in 2008. Putting these two things together, we need a Web groundswell of argumentation for the utility and necessity of non-violence as the emblem of this movement going forward. Argumentation such as: nonviolence is not wimpish. Nonviolence is a process by which long-standing prejudice is effectively challenged and broken. Nonviolence is the moral evolution of this century - the century of global democratic revolution.

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Dark neutrality in motion - image

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President defends drone activity, professes copious care

Obama: Drones on a ‘Tight Leash’ - The Daily Beast: "President Obama would like to use the Google+ hangout to set the record straight: drones are not bad! On Monday, the president fielded questions in a video chat with Americans. Obama called a recent New York Times piece about surveillance drones in Iraq “overwritten,” and said that drones have not caused an unusual number of civilian casualties since they are a “targeted, focused effort.” The president added that the drone force was kept on a really “tight leash.”"

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Legalizing weed front and center

A question advocating marijuana legalization and regulation from a retired LAPD deputy chief of police won twice as many votes as any other video question in the White House's 'Your Interview with the President' online competition this weekend. A member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), Stephen Downing said his 20 years of experience convinced him the country's drug policies are "a complete waste of criminal justice resources."

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Front page of NYT reveals glaring pro-Romney bias

Front page of  paper NYT reveals glaring pro-Romney bias
Top picture with lead story
Romney triumphant
Directly beneath
Gingrich imploring
A journalistic no no
But these days journalism is being vaporized by untutored practice

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Colbert Super PAC Has Real Money in the Bank

Colbert's Super PAC Raises More Than $1 Million - NYTimes.com:

An announcement on the Web site of Mr. Colbert’s political action committee said the “super PAC” had filed $1,023,121.24 with the Federal Election Commission at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday. The super PAC — once known as the “The Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC,” then the “Colbert Super PAC,” but officially as “Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow” — raised money from viewers to fund things like a commercials shown in South Carolina that equated Mitt Romney with a serial killer.

Romney would need to win 4-1 in Florida for the contest to be fair

Buoyant Romney Speaks of Victory in Florida - NYTimes.com:

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Romney would need to win 4-1 in Florida for the contest to be fair. And didn't I hear that Gallup has these guys running even now, showing just how much the country likes the moneyed front-runner.

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Make these bozos stop insider trading

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Unless we take steps to stop the influence of money in our politics, we'll never start rebuilding the trust the American people have in Washington.

In his State of the Union, the President said he would sign any bill that ended insider trading in Congress—stopping once and for all the practice of our elected officials holding stock in the industries they impact.

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