Mitt-torious

January 15, 2008 at 11:09 pm 11 comments

I know, the title doesn’t work perfectly, but I am pleased with the result in Michigan. It is nice to see Mitt take the win over the “straight-talker” McCain and “forked-tongue” Huckabee. Did I just call him a snake? I think I did.

 So yet another campaign that had it’s epitaph written by the media lives to fight another day. Who’s next? My guess is Fred Thompson. I am very hopeful that he will put a major dent in Mike Huckabee’s southern efforts. Mitt will not thrive in the South, but he doesn’t have to.

It’s a good night.

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  • 1. lemare  |  January 15, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    I think Mitt found his voice when talking economy. He has an economic and business track record second to none. When he started appealing to people’s pocket books, then they listened and realized we will be better off with a republican in the white house…

    By the way, in the WSJ, all the economics analysts feel that the stock market will perform better under a republican.

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  • 2. TRussell  |  January 16, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    He could be #2 in SC and FL is wide open according to WSJ polls…

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  • 3. JL  |  January 16, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    By using his approach in Michigan, Mitt should be able to appeal to a lot more middle-of-the-road people in both parties. His victory speech last night was really good, especially the part where he asked the series of questions about what the Democrats have accomplished in Washington.

    MITT: Did they fix health care?
    CROWD: THEY HAVEN’T!
    MITT: Did they fix our schools?
    CROWD: THEY HAVEN’T!
    etc. etc. etc.

    Nothing like the facts to rev up a crowd.

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  • 4. lowdogg  |  January 16, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    Anyone else interested in the level of “Mitt-hatred” out there? Apparently everyone hates him. EVERYONE. Yeesh.

    I’m not worried about that aspect of things. I’m feeling pretty good right now.

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  • 5. Sportsattitude  |  January 16, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    South Carolina will be very interesting with the evangelicals out to vote for the “Huckster” and the war veterans casting their ballots for McCain. I guess a few fans of television will vote for Thompson. If Romney can finish second in South Carolina, that would be like a win.

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  • 6. lemare  |  January 16, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    Not everyone hates him. National Review still supports him! They offered the following analysis of the Michigan win:

    http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=MWUyNjliOGYzZjk5M2Q5YTU0M2U4NDNiNmM3OWRjNjY=

    re: Huckabee – It’s not great news for Huckabee because his low scores in the last two primaries suggest that he will do badly in states without a large evangelical vote. Worse, he actually lost to Romney among evangelicals in Michigan last night.

    re: McCain – This is bad news for McCain above all, because the more Republican voters are exposed to his record — especially on immigration — the more they will likely turn against him. There were clear signs of that in the Michigan exit polls where McCain did best among Democrats, independents, pro-choicers, and even, astonishingly, among those skeptical about the war.

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  • 7. lowdogg  |  January 16, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    I agree that not everyone hates him. That has been the theme of a lot of media focus.

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  • 8. Joey  |  January 17, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    Actually, I thought Mitt’s speech was really good until the call-and-response began. Up until then, he spoke movingly, he looked Kennedy-esque, he was clearly grateful for the support he’d received in the race in Michigan, and he talked substantively about economics. He was both dignified and genuine. And then began the bizarre call-and-response and it sounded so uncomfortable. I realize these things play differently when you are standing in a crowded hotel ball room in one of Michigan’s most mediocre hotels, and that the people in attendance seemed really to enjoy it, but at home, watching it on television, this Mitt supporter, and his wife, both cringed repeatedly. If the media think Mitt has an authenticity problem, and I think he does, he needs to stop doing things that sound undignified, because he’s not Huckabee, and he needs to remember that is what we like about him.

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  • 9. Joey  |  January 17, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    And may I also say that Huckabee’s wife was throwing snowballs at her husband while he shook hands and kissed babies. Are these bumpkins for real?

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  • 10. lemare  |  January 17, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    Further Romney endorsements:

    Ann Counter: http://www.townhall.com/columnists/AnnCoulter/2008/01/16/the_elephant_in_the_room?page=1

    Ross Perot: http://www.newsweek.com/id/94827

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  • 11. Lindsay  |  January 18, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    That Ann Coulter article was awesome!

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