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It’s been a long time coming, but I’m finally ready to admit that I’ve been wrong.

I’ve been hoping that Hillary Clinton would win the Democrats’ nod for the presidency and run against John McCain for president of the United States.  I thought that she would be easier to defeat than Obama because of her high negatives and because of his ample charisma.

But I’ve come to realize that Obama is an intelligent buffoon, the most transparent kind of elitist, and a poor extemporaneous speaker.  Hillary, by contrast, is a manipulative and unscrupulous competitor.  If she were to come from behind to win the Democrats’ contest, that would be further proof of what we already know about her: she is hard to beat because she’ll do anything to win.

So as a conservative Republican I’m no longer hoping for a Clinton victory.  I’m hoping that the easiest opponent will win, and that’s Barack Obama.

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CNN has called Kansas for Huckabee, and it was a landslide: with 80% of precincts reporting, Huckabee had taken 62% of the vote to 22% for McCain and 11% for Ron Paul.Read more at: www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/02/09/feb.9.contests/index.html

This continues the trend of Huckabee winning the most conservative states. He had already won Iowa, West Virginia, Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee.

Louisiana and Washington are also voting today.

CNN’s Bill Schneider says that Mike Huckabee won tonight’s Republican debate at the Reagan Library.  Read about it at: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/category/bill-schneider/

Mike Huckabee

  • National standings, according to the NBC/WSJ poll to be released Friday 1-25
  1. McCain: 29%
  2. Huckabee: 23%
  3. Romney: 20%
  4. Giuliani: 15%
  5. Paul: 4%
  • Also, in Georgia, which is a Super Tuesday state, Huckabee has a commanding lead:
  1. Huckabee: 34%
  2. McCain: 19%
  3. Romney: 16%
  4. Paul: 12%
  5. Giuliani: 11%

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/election_20082/2008_presidential_election/georgia/georgia_republican_presidential_primary

John Edwards’ victory/concession speech following the Iowa caucuses tonight was bizarre.  I’m paraphrasing here, but this is almost exactly what he said:  “America sucks!  Vote for me,  Change, change, change!”  His supporters, evidently puzzled by his words, responded by halfheartedly bellowing “WOOOO-oooooo-oh.  Woo?”

Stupifying Speechifying

The Republican presidential candidate Congressman Dr. Ron Paul was on Meet the Press (NBC) on Sunday, December 23 where he refused to rule out an independent or 3rd-party run for president.

It has been noted here at Righty Loosey that Ron Paul has a vast fortune in political contributions that he is sitting on, refusing to spend anything in competition against other Republicans.  Tim Russert pressed Paul to rule out a non-Republican run for president and Paul declined to do so, insisting that he deserves “one wiggle now and then.”

In the same appearance the alleged Republican from Texas also decried the Civil War as unnecessary, saying that the federal government should have bought the slaves and released them, failing to recognize that such a policy would have been opposed both at the federal level and at the local level, and that only a change in the Constitution could have forced private parties to comply with such a program.  Congressman Paul also failed to address the rights of the slaves, and the fact that they would have continued to live and die in bondage while politicians argued the finer points of the Ron Paul Doctrine.  That doesn’t sound very libertarian to me.

Ron Paul looks more and more like a flake every time I check him out.  But don’t take my word for it – you have a computer, do the research yourself!

Folks, tonight I’m watching the Floyd Mayweather -vs- Ricky Hatton fight.

If you didn’t get this bout on Pay-Per-View, you can read analysis and scoring on my other blog, www.fisticmystic.wordpress.com.

See you there!