Republican Super Tuesday Results

Looks like Mitt Romney does okay, winning 3 states so far (VA, VT, MA). Newt Gingrich won Georgia. Santorum took Tennessee. Ohio is still out.

Santorum takes North Dakota and Oklahoma.

Update: Romney takes Idaho. The AP just called Ohio for Romney. [More...]

Sarah Palin admits she voted for Newt Gingrich at her Alaska caucus. They deserve each other.

Newt Gingrich doesn't seem have a prayer of winning his party's nomination, but the Secret Service has just agreed to provide him with protection. If he's still in the running out of ego, rather than a realistic shot of winning, why does he qualify? Here's who the Secret Service says is eligible and who makes the decision as to whether someone is a "major candidate":

Here's a thread to discuss today's primaries and Republicans.

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    Stupor Tuesday is more like it n/t (5.00 / 2) (#1)
    by Dadler on Tue Mar 06, 2012 at 08:43:33 PM EST

    Heh! (none / 0) (#2)
    by Edger on Tue Mar 06, 2012 at 08:57:25 PM EST
    It should help Obama too, since 20% of republicans have said they'll go with Obama because they think Romney is too "moderate". Stupor indeed. ;-)

    Romney (none / 0) (#3)
    by Socraticsilence on Tue Mar 06, 2012 at 08:59:33 PM EST
    couldn't break 60% in Virginia despite Paul being the only other person on the ballot, its just sad how incredibly desperate and willing to sell out any and all core beliefs he is- he reminds me of Shelley from Glengarry Glenross.

    Speaking of Glengarry (5.00 / 1) (#9)
    by Dadler on Tue Mar 06, 2012 at 10:23:52 PM EST
    What the hell happened to David Mamet?  He writes a book about how he's not a "brain-dead liberal" anymore, gimme a break.  You got old and conservative, Dave, happens to almost everyone. Asking people to pay good money to read a book about it, come on, that's like making them pay so you can tell them their shoes are untied.

    One of our friends studies (5.00 / 1) (#10)
    by Militarytracy on Wed Mar 07, 2012 at 03:01:39 AM EST
    and teaches classes at Fort Rucker and in Pensacola on existing generational groups.  According to her we have changed a bit, our upcoming older people are right now becoming more Liberal instead of more Conservative.  My husband tells this to all of our Conservative friends and tells them that a PhD says so and they go wild :)  He also tells older soldiers that the secret is out, and that John Wayne was actually gay.  For some reason older soldiers go wild over him saying that too.

    Who are the upcoming older (5.00 / 1) (#11)
    by caseyOR on Wed Mar 07, 2012 at 03:11:25 AM EST
    people? Baby boomers? Gen Xers?

    I have read in a number of places that the demographic that most consistently gets more liberal with age is white women.


    I'll ask her on Friday which group or groups (5.00 / 1) (#12)
    by Militarytracy on Wed Mar 07, 2012 at 03:31:07 AM EST
    it is that they are noting are becoming more Liberal with age. She herself was raised Conservative, and identifies with being a Conservative.

    you know why? (5.00 / 1) (#14)
    by Dadler on Wed Mar 07, 2012 at 01:46:05 PM EST
    'cause we're scared sh*tless of the future if current "progress" continues.

    I'm not an"upcoming (5.00 / 1) (#18)
    by Zorba on Wed Mar 07, 2012 at 05:09:53 PM EST
    older person."  I'm already old (well, getting very close to Medicare age).  I haven't gotten more liberal or more conservative.  I've always been a real leftie, and I still am.  DFH and all that.    ;-)

    Well, he was always a huge (5.00 / 1) (#13)
    by observed on Wed Mar 07, 2012 at 05:04:41 AM EST
    a$$hole, so I can't see why he shouldn't be a conservative.

    My father went the other way: (5.00 / 1) (#17)
    by jondee on Wed Mar 07, 2012 at 04:59:37 PM EST
    spent the entire sixties talking about what should be done to draft dodgers, and how the Chicago Seven should've been hung by the balls on main street, and then, when he was almost seventy, he started taking trips to Cuba and building houses for Habitat for Humanity.

    What hapened is he's now (none / 0) (#15)
    by jondee on Wed Mar 07, 2012 at 04:25:55 PM EST
    a Born Again holy warrior for Israel, and the they're-coming-for-us-again-at-any-moment mentality..

    He's doing what Irving Kristol did. As in, feeling compelled to buy into the ENTIRE agenda of whatever side seems to be ready to guarantee more arms and to greenlight a more militantly aggressive approach to defending 'the Holy Land' no questions asked.  


    conservative is one thing.. (none / 0) (#16)
    by jondee on Wed Mar 07, 2012 at 04:31:04 PM EST
    Mamets now bragging about how he likes to stay home and listen to "AM talk radio"..(which, when you're a born again conservative, generally means the Limbaugh-Beck-Savage nexus of lunacy).

    willing to sell out any and all core beliefs (none / 0) (#4)
    by Edger on Tue Mar 06, 2012 at 09:03:16 PM EST
    Yes, he is very religulous, apparently...

    Romney's core must be along the (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by Anne on Tue Mar 06, 2012 at 09:27:11 PM EST
    lines of a soda straw: smaller around than one's pinkie, and hollow, to boot.

    Lot of that going around, sadly.


    He looks good though (none / 0) (#7)
    by Edger on Tue Mar 06, 2012 at 09:36:07 PM EST
    for an empty suit...