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Down Goes Mitt Romney


Who does this leave in the race?

Hillary Clinton

Barack Obama

Mike Huckabee

John McCain

Some fellow named Ron something or other…

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My Thoughts…

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  1. Jeff Brown

    February 7, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    Haven’t seen it better said.

    Regardless of who wins in November, we should all record benchmarks of various subjects. A review after each year of the new president’s administration takes office will let us know how their walking is compared to their talking.

    Bush hasn’t done real well with this. Sad, but true.

  2. Dale Chumbley

    February 7, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Very well put Benn. Should be an interesting year.

  3. Corey

    February 7, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    Why is Ron Paul not listed as a remaining candidate?

  4. Jeff Brown

    February 7, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    Because so far, only about 1 in 20-23 voters take him seriously as a candidate.

    That’s not a qualitative judgment on my part, just a statistical fact.

  5. Benn Rosales

    February 7, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    Ron who? but I’ll add this Ron fellow if you think he has a chance of winning…

  6. Daniel Rothamel

    February 7, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    As a card-carrying member of the GOP, I think I’m gonna be sick. . .

  7. Jay Thompson

    February 7, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    I may move to Canada.

  8. Charleston real estate blog

    February 7, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Sadly, it doesn’t matter who you vote for, you generally get the same dismal results.

    Jay, it’s cold in Canada.

  9. Benn Rosales

    February 7, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    I see a distinct difference in two of these from the other 2 plus one who is much like the first two.

  10. Corey

    February 7, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    So you vote based on who you think will win, not who should actually be elected?

    Ron can’t win because people like to believe what the media tells them, or does not tell them.

    McCain may be the main stream “front-runner” at this point, but he will not have the necessary delegates by June, thus we will be dealing with a Brokered Convention, at which time Ron will most certainly still be in the running.

    Pull your heads out.

  11. Jonathan Dalton

    February 7, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    > Regardless of who wins in November, we should all record benchmarks of various subjects.

    Solid, except there’s a carryover. Seeds of economic revival can be pinpointed back to the tax increase that cost the original Bush re-election. Signs of economic issues started to appear at the tale end of Clinton’s second term (if anyone remembers weekly earnings warnings pre-Tech bubble burst.)

    Sort of like the sports comparison of a college coach winning with the former coach’s recruits. Was it really the coach or being in the right place at the right time?

    (That answer, to me, depends on the coach … sometimes it’s the former, sometimes the latter.)

    Personally, there are more candidates worth of a vote than we had four years ago. That alone is a positive. Of course, my preferred candidate from my registered party’s still around.

  12. Jonathan Dalton

    February 7, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Corey – I think the last dark horse that dark may have been Garfield. I can’t see someone taking the lead in a brokered convention when few find him viable and none in the party structure find him palatable. Of course, he just may be electable when running against the other side but even that’s a bit of a stretch. And that’s all that the powers that be will be concerned with … who can win against either Hillary or Obama.

  13. Jeff Brown

    February 7, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    Your point is well taken Jonathan. Those of us who pay attention know what was already in the works before a new president takes office.

    What I refer to most importantly is what the new guy actually DOES. Look at Carter’s first couple years and compare them to either Bush, or of Reagan, or Clinton. Talk vs Walk is pretty easy to chart.

    This is why Pelosi et al are all bitin’ the big green weenie with their base. They got elected by promising an end to the war and delivered warm air.

  14. Benn Rosales

    February 7, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Hey Corey- no need to get personal.

  15. Jonathan Dalton

    February 7, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    I agree, Jeff … there’s a reason there are so many studies, not of the first year, but of the first 100 days. Which actually is more like five months when you include two to lay the groundwork from the election to the inauguration.

  16. Eric Blackwell

    February 7, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    I could not agree with your sentiments more, Benn…the best man in the race just pulled out and we are left with squat. A very sad day indeed.

    Sadly, all of the remaining candidates to my knowledge have made the VAST majority of their money at the public trough (read: my wallet).

    Your right Jay! What does it take to get a RE license in BC or Calgary –grin


  17. Larry Yatkowsky

    February 7, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    Jay, Eric et al

    It’s prettier in Super Natural B.C. but the politics are just as crazy!
    Your good ‘ol boys and girls do however, offer great sport. Thanks for that.
    – License – start here
    Bring your cheque book and 6 months of time.
    As for Calgary – what is that? It’s too cold for anything that is alive.
    ps.: You’ll bring lots of experience with you when the 2010 Olympics are done and we head into a down market. .>)

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