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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Not Too Bad

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 at 12:16:27 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Santorum, Republican Primary, Romney (all tags)

    No sullen silence here.

    The "operation chaos" by the Democrats may have tossed a few votes toward Santorum, but I suspect there were an equal amount thrown at Romney by the Dems simply as the sudden fear that Santorum might actually take the nomination set in.

    Net result? Nothing.

    The REAL story here is one of an incredible amount of money thrown in a single state to smother yet another contender who threatens the coronation of an elite favorite.  The story of a Three point statewide win belies the reality told by a 40-50 percent absentee count.  A vote that for the most part happened prior to Colorado. In Grand Traverse County alone, some precincts had more absentee ballots cast than those on election day.

    In my own TWP precinct 1, 159 votes were cast today.  189 votes were cast by AVB.  Votes today? Santorum 52, Mittens 64, others make up remainder. AVB? 35 and 61 respectively, a far different polling percentage wise.

    precinct 3 makes the difference stand out more. Today Count Santorum 111, Mitt 88.  Absentee? 41 and 57.  A complete turnaround. Most of the other township precincts in Grand Traverse county have similar turnarounds.

    A little more below

    Mittens can claim the win in Michigan for the most part because he was the presumptive winner prior to having his rear end handed to him in CO, MN and MO.

    But that's it.

    No sour grapes here at all.  Just a reality check.  

    There are some tougher states out there for the Romney campaign than what is considered his "home state".  Rick Santorum has likely beaten Romney in live poll action today in Michigan.  Perhaps those who cast votes when it was presumed to be Mitt versus Newt might have some different opinions today?

    The empirical evidence, though not complete using only a single county points out that Michigan was a lot closer race than our establishment Republican machinery would like to admit.

    Its not too late for those heads to explode yet.

    Rick didn't do too bad. Not too bad at all.

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    Pretty damn awesome actually (none / 0) (#1)
    by Corinthian Scales on Wed Feb 29, 2012 at 07:34:06 AM EST
    Mitt McSAME = 39%
    John McRINO = 30% (withdrew campaigning in MI)

    Mitt McSAME = 41%
    Rick Santorum = 38%

    '08 = 1,463,567
    '12 = 1,176,714
    Down: -19.6%

    Rep vote
    '08 = 869,169
    '12 = 1,023,90
    Up: 17.8%

    Mitt McSAME's margin drops 66.6% from '08 to '12.  That's a weak candidate.

    Sure, Mitt McSAME may in fact end up buying his way to the nomination.  The real question is: how is the Repub establishment is going to drag his flip-flopping ass across the finish line in November?

    Nice job in Michigan Team Santorum!

    I also think (none / 0) (#5)
    by RushLake on Wed Feb 29, 2012 at 04:13:52 PM EST
    that it would be easier for Maobama to beat Romney then it would be for the creep to beat any of the others except Paul. Obamney is not a strong debater. He talks down to us via his media exposures. He will have a difficult time taking it to Zer0. He is of the MememeCain school of politics and that's a loser.

    Anyone have an MMA octagon? (none / 0) (#33)
    by Republican Michigander on Fri Mar 02, 2012 at 01:36:00 PM EST
    Are you ready? Are you ready? FIGHT!

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