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. Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes
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:"
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."
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."
Think a third party challenge from the rightThink Newt and Santorum supported by Palin,,Perry and other conservativesEven if Romney ended up in a two way contest he would loseBut his campaign has moved into the sewer and he likes it thereThat will guarantee that he will either not be the nominee or will be challenged from the right Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes
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.
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."
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 t…
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.”"
Good Question | Common Dreams:
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."
Front page of paper NYT reveals glaring pro-Romney biasTop picture with lead storyRomney triumphantDirectly beneathGingrich imploringA journalistic no noBut these days journalism is being vaporized by untutored practice Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes
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.
'via Blog this' 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.From an email Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes