Thursday, December 29, 2011

GOP campaign gurgles

There are only two candidates with a chance to win the nomination: Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. The rest are sincere, nice people who “can’t light the candle.” Kevin Dowd, known Republican.

Ouch. As of this moment, Intrade says Newt Gingrich is as likely to get the Republican nomination as Ron Paul. Josh Marshall, Talking Points Memo.

“I only exist because the country is in trouble,” Newt Gingrich.

“What’s legal is bigger in my view than what’s illegal.” Disgraced super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

“Remember William Jennings Bryan, or Teddy Roosevelt and his Bull Moose insurgency; recall George Wallace, John Anderson and Ross Perot. Like bees, third parties die after they sting.” Josef Joffe review of That Used to be Us in the American Interest.

“You don’t know me, son. So let me explain this to you once: if I ever kill you, you will be awake. You’ll be facing me. And you’ll be armed.” Captain Mal on Firefly. Thus saving free speech on Wisconsin campus.

1 comment:

The South Plainsman said...

You need to know the real story behind the Bull Moose business. Read Quigley's "Tragedy and Hope" to get the story. It was never intended to be a lasting third party, but was intended to defeat Taft, who was deemed "too conservative."

It led to the income tax and the Federal Reserve, as was also intended.

National Politics

News on Aging

Geriatric Medicine News

Senior Health Insurance News

Social Security & Medicare News

Posts From Other Geezer Blogs