Live Blogging: 2012 GOP Michigan and Arizona PrimariesPosted: February 28, 2012
Did you hear that?
Sounds like the drumming of thousands of religious right wingnut feet as they get out the vote in the lands of automobile factories and Mexican immigrants.
(Okay, that immigrant jab may have been a bit too much…)
CNN is reporting this:
Breaking News: Early exit polls in Michigan’s primary show frustration with the GOP field and hints of mischief among Democratic voters.
They are live blogging the results here: Live blog of Michigan and Arizona primaries – CNN Political Ticker – CNN.com Blogs
A longtime liberal radio host asking Democratic listeners to vote for Rick Santorum in Michigan’s Republican primary told CNN Tuesday he loves making mischief.
After spending nearly all of his three hour program encouraging Democrats to get out and vote for Santorum Tuesday, Tony Trupiano made no apologies for his behavior.
I guess the big orange site is not the only one with the “hilarious” plan to get Santorum nominated.
“Because Rick Santorum is doing as well as he is doing here in the polls, we could actually take some serious delegates away from him [Mitt Romney],” Trupiano said. “What that really does is it gives America a little more time to get to know these candidates. And don’t for a minute tell me we haven’t learned a lot more about all of them in the last six weeks. What more can we learn six weeks from now?”
From one of the sheep:
At a polling station in Dearborn Heights, Crystal Larson said her vote for Santorum made her “feel like I made a deal with the devil.”
“Voting for Santorum goes against everything I believe in and everything I’ve ever stood for in my life and to vote for him takes a lot of guts I think,” Larson said.
TPM has this to offer: Will Mitt Go Quietly? | Talking Points Memo
This morning I got this email from TPM Reader SL …
I don’t really hear anyone talking about what Romney would do if (he loses Michigan) and the GOP leaders look for a white horse candidate. Does anyone really think he would just step aside for a new nominee or hand over his delegates at a brokered convention?
He has been running for this job for years. He has plenty of money. They cant offer him a bigger job, financial power, etc. So what could the party leaders offer him to step aside. It wouldn’t be “wait until next time” because stepping aside would show he is damaged goods politically.
It sure looks like Michigan will be a close finish so either way the conversation of a white horse will likely get louder.
I would love to see you address this in an article.
SL’s question, I think, all but answers itself. And this is basically why the whole White Knight fantasy is so preposterous. Go quietly. Mitt? Like he did when it was time for Newt to take it away from him? Or Santorum? As I wrote a few days ago, “Okay, cool. I’m still ahead in delegates. I’ve got tons of money. I’m not sure what else I’ll do with my life at this point beside do this. But sure, I’m just going to step aside now and become the only mulligan nominee in modern history.”
Hmmm….so would Jeb Bush riding on a white horse be the MacGuffin? (Alfred Hitchcock reference.)
You can follow TPM’s results here:
Let’s go ahead and post a couple more links, these are from Huffpo:
And Huffpo’s live blog:
That should keep you all busy, stick around for the fun…I have a shitload of laundry to iron…so I’ll be here all night!
**Updated to add more links for you, I guess those links above weren’t enough for some people:
2012 Michigan Primary – Results | Politics | Fox News
Oops…did I just pull an Obama? Yup, I compromised and put links to Fox News…