Sunday, March 18, 2007

Weekend Recap

A busy weekend for the GOP candidates here in Iowa. So let’s get to it.

Mitt Romney added former Iowa state senate majority leader Stew Iverson to his campaign organization. Iverson joins House Speaker Christopher Rants and former gubernatorial candidate Doug Gross in the top tier of Romney’s Iowa organization. Iverson was the last vestige of the disassembled George Pataki organization. Team Romney released Iverson on Thursday during John McCain’s 3 day visit to the state. John McCain brought the straight talk express out of the garage and took it across Iowa late last week. McCain campaigned in Alton (Sioux County), Des Moines, Ames, Mason City, and Cedar Falls. The biggest success McCain had during the trip was in drawing large crowds. News outlets reported overflowing rooms at all 4 townhall stops. McCain also distinguished himself by spending long periods of time fielding questions from all-comers. Tom Beaumont has the story on how some of the questions from our fellow Iowans were, well, a little odd. McCain also got in trouble over the weekend for using the term “tar baby,” when answering a question about men’s rights in divorce proceedings from one of Dr. Mark Klein’s friends. You can see video of McCain’s trip here. Tommy Thompson also was in town this weekend. He campaigned in Eastern Iowa, here’s a report on his stop at the Brown Bottle in Cedar Falls.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please do a post on this.

11:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Posted on Mon, Mar. 19, 2007

Presidential candidate bungles speech in Miami


People chuckled when presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a Mormon raised in Michigan and elected in Massachusetts, bungled the names of Cuban-American politicians during a recent speech in Miami.
But when he mistakenly associated Fidel Castro's trademark speech-ending slogan -- Patria o muerte, venceremos! -- with a free Cuba, listeners didn't laugh. They winced.

Castro has closed his speeches with the phrase -- in English, ''Fatherland or death, we shall overcome'' -- for decades.

''Clearly, that's something he was ill-advised on or didn't do his homework on,'' said Hialeah City Council President Esteban Bovo. ``When you get cute with slogans, you get yourself into a trap.''

Romney's fumble demonstrates the potential snags for state and national politicians trying to navigate the Cuban-American community of South Florida.

Ever since Ronald Reagan enthralled exiles by crying, ''Cuba sí, Castro no,'' in a landmark 1983 visit to Little Havana, politicians have clamored, with mixed success, for the Spanish-speaking vote.

9:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Line Change
Rudy 3-1
McCain 3-1
Romney 7-1
Brownback 7-1
Thompson 18-1
Ginrich 35-1
Huckabee 40-1

10:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Romney as 5-1

10:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here are the REAL odds.

Frank Stallone 2-3
Rudy 5-1
McCain 15-1
Brownback 20-1
Thompson 20-1
Romney 30-1
Gingrich 0% chance of running
Huckabee 40-1
Tom Tancredo 65-1
Chuck Hagel 85-1
Duncan Hunter 150-1
Jim Gilmore 250-1
Kirk Ferentz 500-1
John Cox 1,000,000-1
Steve Alford 5,000,000-1

Nobody can compete with Frank Stallone. He just has too much money, charisma, intelligence, parachute pants, and dance moves.

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 10:07's have it about right.

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Romney 5-1? Maybe in Cuba.

I think the poll numbers put out showing Frank Stallone with a commanding lead are the truth and the future.

Frank had a banner weekend drawing thousands to a event he had in Western Iowa. He raised over $350,000 for charity and will be giving the money to help sick little kids.

Romney was PISSED! He demanded to be interviewed and tried to rush the stage where Frank Stallone was reciting one of Ronald Reagan's speeches from memory. (none of this is true of course). Romney was tackled to the ground by a group of Cubans who had been hired in case of security issues.

Romeny demanded an interview and even threatened to pull off Helen Thomas's wig, and rip out her false teeth if he could not have an interview with even just one reporter.

Not even Helen Thomas gave him an interview. Romney then got the bright idea to hijack a school bus full of old women headed to an indian casino and drive it to Des Moines. The old women had absolutely no idea who he was - and after 5 hours of wrong guesses, he let them all go.

Finally, Romney got some sense of fulfillment when he got an interview with Cat Fancy magazine. He then went to a comedy club and told Catholic jokes for over an hour.

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I thought Team Mitt had a big Florida Team.


12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frank Stallone has the BIG Florida Team.

Romney - what an idiot!

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tommy Thompson is in Iowa EVERY weekend - every weekend (for more than one day too).

1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I caught TT on some morning show this Saturday....

That's all - no further thoughts other than that he was there.

Oh and he likes motorcycles.

Oh and the Packers.

1:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh and he has been in Iowa more than any other candidate.

oh, and was elected to 4 consecutive terms as Governor.

oh, and how he brought unemployment down from 7% to 2%.

oh, and how he reformed welfare.

oh, and how he actually has money to spend in Iowa.

oh, and how he will be in Iowa two days a week until the Caucus (far more then anyone else).

1:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frank Stallone got another key endorsement today in his bid for President of the United States. The entire republican Senate and House of Representatives ALL endorsed Frank Stallone for President today in a dramatic ceremony next to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.

In a speech that even brought the liberal media to tears, Frank Stallone thank them all. He then passed out video tapes showing Nancy Pelosi shagging Bill Clinton while Hilary watched.

1:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You nerds realize the only thing worth coming to this site for is the Frank Stallone entries.

The rest of the site is just too damn boooorrring.

Thanks to Frank Stallone, this site will get a few more hits,

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh and he will only campaign in Iowa

Oh and I suppose the Super Tuesday and Feb. 5 Giant Tuesday primaries don't matter

Oh because he doesn't have money to travel to a state not bordering Iowa

Oh that must hurt when reality comes crashing in

Good hearing from ya, Gucc!

2:03 PM  
Blogger Peter said...

Don't forget, Huck's coming this Saturday.

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huck on Saturday? He'll be here for 10 minutes - apologize for not being here enough, then continue doing nothing.

You would have a better chance at finding Jimmy Hoffa than seeing Huckabee in Iowa.

2:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought Huckabee dropped out of the race a couple of weeks ago due to fundraising and health issues?

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frank Stallone is a great man! I think I will go to work for him.

3:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know (and don't care) who Frank Stallone is, but shut him up!

3:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

huckabee is dead---no chance any more.

3:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

huckabee for senate!

3:53 PM  
Blogger Peter said...

3:53 is confused and scared that Huckabee will win.

8:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mitt's gaffe in Miami is nowhere near as funny as Kennedy's "I am a jelly doughnut" line in Berlin.

7:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Ich bin ein Communist!" - Mitt Romney, pandering to the American Communist League yesterday.

2:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a note ... Gov Thompson was at the Brown Bottle in Waterloo. I hear that mgt was very easy to work with.

12:56 PM  
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