Monday, January 08, 2007

Just too much too ignore

We'll be back with commentary on this later but you have to check out the Hotline blog today if you haven't yet. It was a big day for the big dogs..

McCain was the honorary coin-flipper at the BCS national championship game between the "swing state schools" of Ohio State and Florida. (In case you were wondering we have the Big 10 loyalty going tonight and are rooting for the Buckeys).

Romney on the otherhand picked-up a HUGE endorsement from Sen. Jim Demint in South Carolina. In a place where McCain is picking up all of the key players this is a big boost for Romney. Oh yeah he raised 6.5 million during his phone-a-thon as well. Not a bad day at all for the Mittster...

Brownback tries to rain on the Romney parade by releasing 6 Massachusettes soco's who've endorsed his campaign...

See you tomorrow.

12 Comments:

Blogger murphy said...

Considering that McCain and Rudy are the closest runners up to Mitt with 2 and 0.8 million in the coffers, I imagine the entire field of candidates is doing some serious gut checking after today.

9:06 PM  
Anonymous holy crap! said...

Brownback announces six SoCos? I'll bet they can't raise 6.5 ten dollar bills between them.

And I was watching that fundraiser online... They announced $6.5 million at 5pm. Guess what, they were still calling...

9:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't believe brownback will have problems raising money.

10:17 PM  
Blogger Jeff Fuller said...

Yeah, Brownback sure needs some serious Greenbacks! (Bad, I know)

Romney's support WILL NOT JUST COME FROM WINNING OVER THE SO CO's! He has and will continue to attach PLENTY of moderates, fiscal conservatives, GWOT folks, etc . . . People want competence

Bush only got 43% of self-described "Conservative Evangelican Chistians" in the South Carolina Primary in 2000 (compared to 20% for McCain). Surely Romney can get close to that number . . . but the way everyone talks it makes it sound that Bush "locked up" that voting block and that's why he beat McCain. 43% is hardly domination of that voting block.

Brownback or whoever can have their 5-15% of "single issue" So-Co's who feel their vote will be a Pyrrhic Victory. For people who want a competent executive who can best beat the Dems and forward the conservative cause the choice is clear . . . ROMNEY!

P.S.: Boy, the Buckeye's sure laid an egg tonight. Methinks the Big 10 was pretty overrated this year . . . but they'll still end up with 3 teams in the top 8. Still 2-5 in bowl games isn't all that great.

12:12 AM  
Blogger Caucus Cooler said...

Murph-

That would be assuming that McCain and Rudy haven't raised anything since the last reporting period, which would be a faulty assumption we think.

7:18 AM  
Anonymous McCainiac said...

I didn't see anything in the Rudy campaign plan that suggested he had raised money thus far.

:P

7:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CC, it seems your ability to pick teams is no better than your ability to intelligently choose presidential candidates.

8:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good day for Mitt!
www.iowansforromney.com

8:45 AM  
Blogger Caucus Cooler said...

8:21. Unless your from the south I bet you predicted the same way we did!!

And we don't pick Prezzy candidates we just analyze.

10:00 AM  
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12:03 PM  
Blogger Peter said...

Did anybody know that Tim Tebow, one of Florida's qb's was homeschooled growing up?

12:03 PM  
Blogger murphy said...

CC,

Good point on the fundraising. I suppose the numbers for all of the Big 3 are higher than the $6.5/2.0/0.8 that they've raised.

Still, Romney's performance here is surely bringing things into focus for the candidates at the kiddies table.

6:17 PM  

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