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    I think polls close tonight

    I think polls close tonight


    If so, and if there are results, at some point I’ll get around to it.  (As I’m writing, Romney wins big in MD)(and also, Wisconsin, now)

    In the meantime, some updates from prior topics (and maybe some new):

    • Details on the plane crash which killed the founder of Neptunus Lex.  (original post)  And some of his guest contributors have started a new blog, The Lexicons.
    • Richard Lugar “under attack from all sides.”  Both sides on air with attack ads.  (Support Richard Mourdock, we can do this)
    • I’m hoping to have some more House races to add to the focus list, now that redistricting is sorting itself out.  As to Senate races, I’m pretty much set with Mourdock primarying Lugar, and Barry Hinckley against Sheldon Whitehouse (below).
    • Kathleen is graduating Cornell next month, and has just been awarded a prestigious Publius Fellowship at The Claremont Institute.  Add that to her prior Charles Koch Fellowship and Bartley Fellowship at The Wall Street Journal, and Kathleen is ready to do some major damage once she leaves the education bubble.  (added) Two people you may recognize who were Publius Fellows in their youth, Laura Ingraham and Dinesh D’Souza.
    • Barry Hinckley can take down Sheldon Whitehouse in the sleeper of the year. I’m not saying it’s anything but a long shot, but it’s doable.  Consider supporting him.


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    WoodnWorld | April 4, 2012 at 5:30 am

    In reference to Maryland, D.C. and Wisconsin:

    If Romney performs Tuesday night as the polls suggest he will, and there isn’t some demographic quirk unique to the states to explain it, Gingrich and Santorum’s chances of forcing a brokered convention this summer have all but evaporated.

    G. de La Hoya | April 4, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Dear Senator Rick Santorum, You are not Presidential material yet, and maybe never in my mind. Prolonging the primary, you are becoming increasingly whinier and we presently have the Whiner-in-Chief 99%er occupying the White House. As a Latin Rite Catholic follow first your vocation to your family before you think you can help mine.

    bluemoon | April 4, 2012 at 8:04 am

    Professor, This back and forth from Barry Hinckley:

    Thank you for your donation to Hinckley for US Senate! Your donation will go
    along way toward electing fiscally responsible leadership to the United
    States Senate. Thank you again and together we look forward to victory!

    Best Wishes,
    Barry Hinckley


    Thank you too. People like you make me proud to be countryman. I am sending your name to people of like mind. My sincere best wishes and hopes.


    Thanks R…., it’s inspiration like this that keeps me chugging along. Things are going well, hit our quarterly goal of 300k, a RI Record and am gaining altitude!

    Classy pick, Professor. Also the time stamp on his last is
    Wed 4/4/2012 5:08 AM.

    kobayashi | April 4, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Congratulations, Kathleen!

    I voted yesterday at the same-old same-old polling place, which was in the Md 01 congressional district but is now in the Md 03 district, the “Sarbanes Dynasty’. The congressman is the son of Senator Sarbanes of Sarbanes-Oxley fame.

    Voted Newt in the face of overwhelming Mitt or Rick influences, but then I am one of those die hard Cain 9-9-9 holdouts, I would have, still had he been on the ballot.

    Maryland had a TeaParty Senate candidate, Dan Bongino, and third district rep Eric Delano Knowles. Preliminary looks are that both won, unfortunately candidate info is sparse.

    As a perhaps interesting side-note the Dem Senator up in this election, Ben Cardin, had web ad placement in LI and in many of my favorite ‘Wight Wing Haunts’. I gather that’s a function of my location more than anything else.

    [very] Notably in the 2010 election at my quiet, sedate suburban polling place the line and wait to vote was over an hour long mid-afternoon. In contrast yesterday polling officials outnumbered voters – there was a voter when I cleared the desk, and another after I voted.

    I’m mentioning that in the context of noting that in all these places Romney is ‘sweeping’ the side reports seem or tend to be low voter turnout.

    In the 2008 election I fell into being a Romney supporter and voter in the Primary but by the time of the Maryland primary the GOP selection was already made. I had been a Fred Thompson voter but he dropped out. Now it’s apparent that it was Romney dirty-tricksters that knocked Thompson out. My thoughts today on “Electability” etc are that the Romney money advantage in the primaries is moot in the general election since Romney [or Whoever] will be facing much more negative campaigning with No Appreciable Money advantage.

    The Today show yesterday had promoted Sarah Palin as ‘Guest anchor’ – I recorded and watched briefly and she seemed to be holding her own. If my own catch phrase is “Question The Premise” she does an excellent job of that as does Newt, where way too many Talking Heads accept the premise of the MSM.

    Leading into the 2006 and 2008 elections I got RNC Surveys/requests for $. I’m still registered Republican while my betterhalf is and has been registered “Independent”. This cycle she got the RNC Survey and I didn’t. However, I get to fill it out and send it in where I will try to make the point to them [RNC] that “Independent Voter” does not equate to wishy-washy middle-of-the-road …Roadkill but in fact matches more the ‘tea party smaller and more constitutional voter’ mindset.

    The rule in Chess is repeating the same moves 3 times is a stalemate, in the political context …”I don’t believe in the no-win scenario’

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