2012 Presidential campaign

Data Point – who really voted for Obama (a visualization)

by Skip December 6, 2012

        Blue = Obama voters Red = Romney voters The higher the line, the more voters in that particular county (H/T: American Thinker)

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Data Point – A tidbit from the Presidential race – if it means anything at all

by Skip November 8, 2012

FWIW: The Corner: But wait, just in case this wasn’t bad enough, here’s a look at Obama’s vote margin in some key states as of this afternoon (these figures will change a bit as those straggling precincts report in): Virginia: 107,339          Ohio: 100,763           Florida: 47,493          Colorado: 111,094 Nevada: 66,379          Total: 433,068 So for less than […]

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EMail Doodlings – OK, putting this up a couple days late.

by Skip November 7, 2012

But actually, it turned out to be a bit prescient, as in two races here in NH in my mind (Frank Guinta & Bob Burns), what I warned about came true: This may not sit well…. It seems to me that the full bore / hard core Libertarians (“HCLs”) on this list (which, after all […]

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Voting – 11/6/2012 Results compendium

by Skip November 6, 2012

Fox News calls it: President Obama has been re-elected Romney does not have a mathematical road to victory My unexpected guests have left, the ‘Grok dogs have had some attention paid to them, hopefully the laptop problems have gone to sleep.  Long nite ahead, so time to see what polls are doing.  Pretty much will […]

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Historic Voting in Gilford, NH?

by Skip November 6, 2012

Just returned from voting  – in my little hamlet in Central New Hampsha, it seems like this may be a record setting vote. We have 5,454 registered voter (excluding new registrations today) – as of 12:30pm when I left, there were 2,093 votes today and 600 absentee ballots to be counted. That’s almost 50% – […]

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Blogging at Mitt’s – dispatch from the Mitt rally

by Mike November 5, 2012

I and the clan went to the Mitt Romney event tonite – here are some pix!  Three hours since we turned off the highway. Almost two hours in a line which wrapped around the building and back again. Temperature had reached freezing by the time we got to the doors. People still filling up the […]

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RightWingNews Right of Center Poll: Result of Tuesday Night?

by Skip November 5, 2012

Updated and bumped:  The results are in at RightWingNews: 1) Who do you think is going to win the election?  Mitt Romney 87.9% (58 votes) Barack Obama 12.1% (8 votes)  2) Whom are you voting for?  Mitt Romney 92.6% (63 votes) Gary Johnson 2.9% (2 votes) I’m not voting 2.9% (2 votes) Won’t say 1.5% […]

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Libertarians – some might be the “Cloward-Pivens of the Right this election”?

by Skip November 5, 2012

This may not sit well…. Actually, what I wrote below I did before stumbling on this: “The Cloward – Pivens of the Right” where the topic is about a Libertarian that will be voting for Johnson and will not even consider a vote against Obama: The fact that his vote might end up causing Romney […]

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Is this too harsh for small dogs and children?

by Skip November 5, 2012

“Don’t get cocky, kids” (H/T: Ace of Spades)

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How is it that the Obama campaign can castigate me for not contributing but can’t stop Osama Bin Ladin

by Skip November 4, 2012

from doing so?  Sheesh!  Well, given that King Obama has decided that the Rule of Law is just so passe, and that the Chicago way means voting early and often, even from a coffin, I should not be surprised.  Follow the rules?  Not when it isn’t an advantage to them.    This is the “it ain’t […]

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Obama: I will bankrupt the coal industry

by Skip November 4, 2012

When is the last time you saw a Gadsden Flag on a coal barge?  Remember what he said just before the last election? (H/T: Chicago Boyz via Instapundit)

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FaceBook Doodlings: Libertarians & Free Staters: let me amplify what Tim said about Tuesday

by Skip November 4, 2012

Tim put up this post, urging movement Libertarians to consider how they’d be voting on Tuesday: If you are a libertarian, or if you are a Free Stater, or if you just believe in limited government, individual freedom, and personal responsibility…. David Mamet, the famed playwright that was hard Left and just veered Right after […]

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Benghazi – All about “the video”? Or is this all about covering up Obama’s “Mission Accomplished” moment?

by Skip November 1, 2012

…which ended up not supporting 4 Americans that ended up being murdered? And not only by our government, but by the so called Press that are supposed to, in their own words, “afflict the comfortable”?  The info-nuggets are starting to spill out – it wasn’t about the video.  The Big Problem, is the absolute craven […]

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NH Guv race – what’s the polling saying?

by Skip October 30, 2012

There’s LOTS of folks doing polls this year. I know this personally as every day I am getting between 2 and 8 calls / day wanting to know what I think (silly people, asking this ordinary schlub from Central New Hampsha, as if it mattered – heh!).  Of all the polls, I generally trust Rassmussen […]

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Once again, the Dems role out kids as Political Fodder

by Skip October 29, 2012

You can tell when the Dems are either at the top of their form or are scared out of the wits.  With either extreme, they go back to the old trick in their book – roll out “the kids”.  Now, the Adults in the Room (pretty much, Conservatives and Libertarians) are pretty much disgusted with […]

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Data Point – Rasmussen

by Skip October 28, 2012

  Every day, Rasmussen has been polling likely voters (not just adults, not just registered, but LIKELY voters) as to their picks for Prez.  Now, like the stock market, today’s result is cannot be held to be tomorrow’s result.  However, when you start piling up all the other polls (but throwing those out that are […]

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“Coquettish waif discussing electoral virginity” – the sequels are coming

by Skip October 26, 2012

That Steve – he certainly has his way with words, eh?  The video that Steve posted of Lena Dunham has received all kinds of attention today from the Right side of the blogosphere – and none of it positive.  Pretty much, it has made the faux Julia by the Obama campaign look tame by comparison.  […]

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This would be a good for him and great for us!

by Skip October 25, 2012

(H/T: Liberal Logic 101) More here, here, and here

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Paul Ryan on Poverty

by Skip October 25, 2012

“The mindset behind this approach is that a nation should measure compassion by the size of the federal government and how much it spends….The problem is, starting in the 1960s, this top-down approach created and perpetuated a debilitating culture of dependency, wrecking families and communities.” “There’s a vast middle ground between the government and the […]

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Part of the Preference Cascade? IMHO, the constant apologies….

by Skip October 23, 2012

And let’s not forget about the speech in Berlin: I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we’ve struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We’ve made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to […]

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Preference Cascade – it is happening against Obama.

by Skip October 23, 2012

Winston Churchill: “Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing…after they have exhausted all other possibilities.” I just returned Mark Levin’s Ameritopia to ‘Grok friend Jean who has been VERY patient in waiting for me to return it.  It is a very disturbing book to read (listen to) as when one compares […]

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This email from Obama has got to be the lamest

by Skip October 23, 2012

Face it – That President Obama did not help himself last nite debate has been proven  as none of the polls showed much of a lessening of Mittmentum.  In addition, a lot of folks in the Right Blogosphere are tittering about the fund raising letter that went out at midnight last night from His Moppiness: […]

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Losing?

by Skip October 23, 2012

(H/T: Liberal logic 101)

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Quick thoughts on the debate now that it is over.

by Skip October 22, 2012

Heh!: “Obama ‘death stare’ is the new Biden smirk.” It doesn’t matter if Obama wins tonite or not – it is whether or not Obama’s performance overall will cause people to change their minds when compared to Romney’s performance.  I think that while Obama may have squeaked out a win (barely), I’d call it a draw […]

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A “Responsible Plan to end War in Afghanistan”

by Skip October 22, 2012

(H/T: “Rebuilding” – Obama for America campaign via Hot Air) Obama thinks this is the epitome of how to fight a war: just bring the troops home, declare victory; done.  Problem is, there’s another side in this war that hasn’t agreed at all to ending the war.  War is NEVER unilaterally declared done until the […]

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Some posts to read in advance of the Presidential debate tonite

by Skip October 22, 2012

In surfing a bit during a rather busy day, I gathered a few posts for your perusal as you listen to Obama and Mitt: Obama gets Poll Axed on the day of the final Prez debate A prediction for tonite’s debate (“a predator”) Five Foreign Policy Questions for Obama The bias of Bob Schieffer GALLUP: […]

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“Bad Luck”

by Skip October 22, 2012

As GraniteGrok is, in part, named from a word from Heinlein best seller “Stranger in a Strange Land” – grok), this is appropriate.  From Instapundit: THE ITALIAN JUSTICE SYSTEM HAS NOT BEEN COVERING ITSELF WITH GLORY LATELY: Italian scientists convicted over earthquake warning. This calls into mind Robert Heinlein: Throughout history, poverty is the normal […]

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Live Blogging – tonite’s debate. We’ll be watching and trying something new

by Skip October 22, 2012

And that would be a widget from CoverItLive which should show our thoughts in real time as Mitt Romney and Barack Obama vie with each other and, perhaps, the moderator of the evening, CBS’s Bob Schieffer. I’ll bounce this post upward as we get close to 9pm this evening and the fun begins!

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