Sunday, February 04, 2007

Drudge, Links, and the Superbowl

We at the Cooler have observed a couple of times that Mitt Romney seems to have one notable leg-up over his main primary rivals, John McCain and Rudy Giuliani. That is his victory in the "Drudge Primary." That has been noticeable in the past month. While almost all of the major U.S. dailies picked up on the Romney abortion flap, Drudge did not. And this week Drudge did pick up the Romney v. Hillary story that is certainly going to endear the Governor with social conservatives. For those who haven't seen it, here's the story on Romney and Hillary exchanging barbs over Iran the past few days.

Meanwhile, Matt has jumped on most if not all of the negative Rudy, McCain, and Hillary stories that have popped up around the blogosphere. It's an interesting contrast, one that's worth keeping an eye on.

Here are some other weekend links.
Tancredo in Iowa
Romney in Kentucky and getting key endorsements.
David Broder and the Boston Globe both point to some hiccups in Romneycare
Giuliani chooses not to check the "R" box when he files (We have a feeling Rudy will be revisiting this)

And we know that you are on the edge of your seat awaiting the Cooler's Super Bowl prediction. Well here you go.

Colts 37
Bears 24

Manning/Dungy finally get their win.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Imagine that, a star wars character getting hostile and out of control for no apparent reason. Who would of thought?

'Chewbacca' Arrested for Headbutting

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 3) - A Chewbacca impersonator was arrested after being accused of head-butting a Hollywood tour guide who warned the furry brown Wookiee about harassing two Japanese tourists, police said on Saturday.

"Nobody tells this Wookiee what to do," "Chewie" from the "Star Wars" movies said before slamming his head into the guide's forehead, the Los Angeles Times newspaper reported.

The 6-foot, 5-inch-(1.96-metre-) tall 44-year-old man was charged on Friday with misdemeanor battery and later released on $20,000 bail, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

"Superman" and other movie and cartoon impersonators were reported to be witnesses to the aggression in front of Grauman's Chinese Theater amid concern that such behavior could endanger their livelihoods.

Street performers at the world-famous cinema collect tips from tourists by posing for photos, but some are known to turn hostile if they don't get money.

Two years ago, Mr. Incredible, Elmo the Muppet and the dark-hooded character from the movie "Scream" were arrested for "aggressive begging," the L.A. Times reported."

10:17 AM  
Blogger Caucus Cooler said...

We know this was a joke post, but people posting entire articles in the comments section is becoming a problem. Please choose an excerpt and a link. Thanks

10:56 AM  
Blogger murphy said...

Giuliani’s campaign confirmed that leaving off the Republican designation wasn’t a typo. It was the campaign’s “judgment that we didn’t have to fill in that box,” said a campaign lawyer.,0,4517658,print.story

Now if everyone who was aghast at Romney distancing himself from the Reagan administration during a debate 13 years ago has any shred of objectivity, the fact that Rudy is distancing himself from the entire GOP right now should make some waves.

11:53 AM  
Blogger Caucus Cooler said...

You better believe it will make waves as soon as he jumps in. We think Rudy's in for an unpleasant suprise once his run is official.

12:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope so! This guy has a hell of a lot of nerve to call himself a "constructionist" and a "conservative" (as his lovers at race42008 repeat over and over again, if he won't even declare himself as a Republican.

Go to the Democrats Rudy!

By the way,

GO BEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Death to the COLTS! :)

2:07 PM  
Blogger Yoda said...

Hmmm.... Happen to know the above mentioned wookie, I do...

Misunderstanding it would appear to be...

The mighty Chewbacca took great offense to being mistaken for Godzilla by the tourists from Japan....

Hmmmm... One may certainly understand his hostility, for a jedi ally he is but a jedi, he is not....

WAR Bald guys in their 40's who can't admit they like Star Wars

2:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who does the great master favor for tonight's game?

2:24 PM  
Blogger Yoda said...

Well, despite having bean in Indy on a Monday night to see my beloved Steelers get crushed by the Colts live, I got over it in the playoffs last year. I also have family in Indy and so I'm rooting for the team my family is siding with. That and I think Rex "don't call me Kordell" Grossman is the worst QB in the NFL.

The game just ended 29-17 Colts.

Best commercials - I'd give the the early lead with the Budlight hitchhiker ad a close second.

9:10 PM  
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