Friday, June 01, 2012
What Liberal Media Bias?
You gotta love this report from the NY Times
on the effort to recall Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, which appears to be headed to defeat.
With more than $30 million raised from conservative donors, many of them from other states, and visits from a who’s who of high-profile Republican governors (Chris Christie, Nikki Haley, Bobby Jindal, Bob McDonnell), Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign to survive a recall vote has the feel, the money and the stakes of a national race.
Notice, no mention of the outside union money pouring into the Democrats' candidate. No mention of Bill Clinton's visit (that comes deeper into the story).
Check out this paragraph:
Mr. Walker’s Democratic opponent, Tom Barrett, the mayor of Milwaukee, who holds the hopes of hundreds of thousands of Wisconsin residents who began seeking Mr. Walker’s recall just a year into the governor’s first term, has trailed in some public polls, though Mr. Walker’s lead has generally fallen within each poll’s margin of sampling error.
No mention about the hopes of hundreds of thousands of Wisconsin residents who support the Republican, needless to say. And I love the "trailed in some public polls" bit. In fact if you look at the RCP summary of all polls
, you'll see that "some" is about 87%, and all of the last 11 polls.
Monday, May 28, 2012
The Ronulans Have Not Gone Away
Much as we might wish they would. Read this
Twelve of 13 available national delegate spots went to Paul supporters
Saturday. They join the 20 Paul supporters among 24 delegates elected
previously at GOP congressional district conventions. The Paul forces
might have made a clean sweep Saturday, but for Paul backer Don Huizenga
stepping aside to assure U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, a former
presidential candidate, a seat with her state's delegation.
What's the big deal about that? Well, the Paulbots, frustrated at the polls, are turning their attention to state conventions, attempting to steal the nomination
Consensus delegate projections for Ron Paul:
Safe Paul (14); Texas, Alaska, Washington, Oklahoma, Nevada, Colorado,
Minnesota, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, South Dakota, Montana,
Likely Paul (3); Hawaii, Idaho, Virginia
Leans Paul (4); West Virginia, Missouri, Michigan, New Mexico
Toss Up (8); Oregon, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, Nebraska, Vermont
Leans Romney (8); New Hampshire, Rhode Island, South Carolina, North Carolina, Indiana, Utah, Wyoming, Pennsylvania
Likely Romney (6); North Dakota, Wisconsin, New York, Delaware, Arizona, Alabama
Safe Romney (7); Florida, Ohio, Connecticut, New Jersey, Illinois, Maryland, Kansas
The person who posted that is a crackpot Holocaust Denier and Ron Paul supporter, but.... he was right about Minnesota.
A Ron Paul supporter posts at Hot Air
Ron Paul delegates to the RNC will support the nominee. However,
integral to that support is holding the candidate and the party to the
fundamental principles of limited government and personal and economic
freedom. Constancy to principle is the ultimate loyalty.
Note, however, what he carefully does not say: Ron Paul delegates to the RNC will support Mitt Romney. They have no intention of supporting anybody other than Dr Paul. Their goal is to get to the convention, change the rules so that they are not bound to the primary winner in their state, and subvert the will of the Republican voters.
Ron Paul supporters are committed, and they ought to be. They are determined to win this nomination by hook or by crook, and so far crook seems to be leading.
Labels: 2012 Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul