President Obama and Vice-President Biden defeated Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan on Tuesday in an election that had many Republicans biting their nails. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan did manage to break at least one record during their failed bid to lead the country. The two Republican hopefuls each lost the election in their home states, the first time since 1972.
Many Republicans are expressing disdain at the thought of another four years of President Obama. Some have started blaming Ron Paul and the Libertarians. Others blame the establishment Republican Party for nominating Mitt Romney. The fact remains, the Tea Party became angry on Tuesday.
I don’t know, but I’m sure Eric “Bodie” Bodenweiser does… I got this email:
“Friends to Elect Eric” Fundraiser
WHEN: 6pm to 8pm, Thursday, September 27, 2012
408 North Bedford Street
Georgetown, DE 19947
WHAT: Refreshments, Hors d’oeuvres and Fellowship
FEATURED SPEAKER: Christine O’Donnell, 2010 Republican Candidate for United States Senate will deliver remarks at approximately 7pm.
Please take this opportunity to meet, hear from and contribute to the Campaign of the Republican Candidate for the 19th State Senate District, Eric “Bodie” Bodenweiser. All donations accepted, no minimum amount to attend.
Please Make All Checks Payable to: “Friends to Elect Eric”
SPONSORED BY: Friends to Elect Eric, 9 Lynchs Lane, Georgetown DE 19947
Interesting… It’s been quite a while since Christine was back down in Sussex as well… I bet a lot of people will want to see her.
with 99% reporting (Check the results here)
Interesting points – At least stuff that threw me off:
Democrats have 17%
Republicans have 13%
Democrat US Senate –
Tom Carper won, Keith Spanarelli did get almost 6,000 votes though at 12.2%
Republicans – Representative in Congress
Tom Kovach won – Rose Izzo got a surprising 34.5%
Democrat Insurance Commissioner -
Karen Weldin Stewart won with 32.9%
Mitch Crane was next with 30.3%
Paul Gallagher had 19.8%
Dennis Spivack had 17.0%
(This race is interesting to me because of the large number of people who voted, and the way the percentages were spread around. If more people were active third party members, 30% of the vote could make a winner)
Senate District 6
Democrat – Andy Staton won (58.1%)
Republican – Ernie Lopez won (54.9% or almost 400 votes)
This was interesting – I wonder if that autobot call by the 35th ED CONSERVATIVE PAC had something to do with this… I thought it was kind of not needed.
Republican Senate District 19
Eric Bodenweiser pulled it off. He beat the incumbent Joe Booth by 200 votes
Eric had 52.7% and Joe had 47.3%
Democrat – Representative District 20:
Marie Mayor won this with 64.9%
Lynn Rogers had 28.9% and Tom Jones had 6.2%
The last one that really interested me was County Council District 3…
Republican Don Ayotte beat Brent Wangen… by about 130 votes…
That’s it! The results are in – congratulations to the winners, sorry to the losers, and there really were some surprises for me…
Oh my! During tonight’s show my headphones went out, my internet went out, and my computer crashed… The only thing that could have gone wrong that didn’t was that my chair didn’t break… Also frustrating was that I lost all the work I had done on my elections guide (about 3 hours).
So I started my official 2012 elections guide over again. It took ages tonight, but I got the main guidelines ready!
Most likely by the end of next week every race in the state will have its own page and be linked back to this main page in some way, shape, or form. Then I can start publishing the press releases!
It would be done this weekend but I’m headed to New Jersey to speak at the Asbury Boardwalk Civil Disobedience Swimsuit Party!
Now I have to sleep. I’ve been staring at this screen for so long tonight my contacts hurt.
While Ron Paul was speaking to thousands in Austin, Texas on Thursday, CISPA was passed.
Now, on to the positive.
On Thursday, thousands in Texas gathered to see Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul speak. The grassy knoll in Austin at the University of Texas slowly filled as supporters prepared to see Ron Paul. The 12-term congressman from Texas had announced a few days prior that his campaign team would be focusing in Texas, his home state, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Dr. Paul’s campaign events consistently pack the house, flood the streets, and fill stadiums.
Tuesday’s primaries in five states caused sources close to the Gingrich campaign to inform the media that Gingrich will be dropping out of the Republican race for the nominationnext Tuesday. This means the Republican Party will have two choices for the nomination for president, Ron Paul and Mitt Romney.
The numbers have not been released by Ron Paul’s campaign staff yet. Until they are, enjoy these pictures!
Tuesday is a big day for primaries. Five states are up for grabs Tuesday, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, and Rhode Island. Newt Gingrich has spent the last week focusing on Delaware, the second smallest state in the country. For a candidate whose campaign is over four million dollars in debt a state where one may drive from one end to the other in less than two hours seems like a dream come true. Gingrich announced Monday that he may have to “reassess” his campaign. In fact, the rumors are flying that as fast as social media can share that Gingrich will be dropping out by the end of the week.
The First State has been filled with the buzz of the Gingrich campaign, many Republicans so excited to be wooed by a presidential candidate, they could care less how close Gingrich is to dropping out, or that his company, Gingrich Group LLC, is declaring bankruptcy.
Gingrich is hoping to lay claim to the 17 delegates the state has to offer.
Gingrich’s Secret Service detail remains by his side, costing taxpayers over $40,000 a day while the candidate stays in the race. Gingrich claims that he is only getting what all candidates are legally supposed to have.
“I mean, I am a candidate. We have exactly what we are legally supposed to have. Nothing more and nothing less,” Gingrich told NBC News.
Where is Ron Paul’s Secret Service detail?
Gingrich has pulled surprising tricks in Delaware as well. One email tells possible delegates of an unplanned meeting held at the last minute on Monday. If someone wanted to be a delegate or an alternate for the Republican Party in New Castle, this meeting should be attended. The meeting ended up being a surprise Gingrich campaign event.
This writer has been told the Delaware GOP is “strong-arming Gingrich on the people”. The Delaware GOP may not be so pleased when the bankrupt candidate they pushed so hard to promote on the state drops out.
Continue reading on Examiner.com Gingrich campaign tricks people into attending events but may drop out this week – Wilmington Elections 2012 | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/article/gingrich-campaign-tricks-people-into-attending-events-but-may-drop-out-this-week#ixzz1syY3r8pr
On Monday, some letters sent out by Rick Santorum were received in Iowa. It seems that although Rick Santorum has suspended his campaign for president, just like he is still paying off his debt, he had already mailed some letters.
These letters warned Iowans that Rick Santorum was frightened by the thought of Mitt Romney as the party’s nominee. This contradicts the views many thought Rick Santorum would take after dropping out of the race. If Rick Santorum were to endorse Mitt Romney, there could be a chance that Romney would pay off Santorum’s campaign debt. Santorum had a conference call with 4,000 supporters Monday night where he asked for more contributions.
As I said last evening I am very excited about the possibilities for what we can continue to accomplish together and I am not backing down from the fight for our conservative ideals. We must and will focus on energizing conservatives so our values are reflected in our Party platform and our national discourse. If we are going to defeat Barack Obama and restore our conservative principles to government we must work together or we will never succeed.
If you have already donated thank you! Once we settle our debt, we aren’t going to look back. I am so very optimistic about what we can accomplish working together!
Apparently, Obama paid off the debts for Clinton in 2008 so this is not an unusual expectation.
Rick Santorum was called a ‘social issues conservative’ by many and made headlines with his statements about banning pornography. He began to gain traction in the GOP race shortly before the January 3 caucuses and won Iowa. Rick Santorum had wins in Iowa, Missouri, Colorado, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, North Dakota, Kansas, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Rick Santorum endorsed Mitt Romney in 2008.
“There’s still time for conservatives if we act now to win this primary to make sure our party doesn’t nominate a Massachusetts Moderate to run against Obama,” the mailer says, according to the Des Moines Register. “It truly frightens me to think what’ll happen if Mitt Romney is the nominee.”
If this is how Rick Santorum truly feels, his supporters should take this into consideration when deciding who to support next. Santorum also stated that Republicans and conservatives will be “crippled” with Romney as the nominee as he presents “zero contrast” with Obama.
“Any attempt by Mitt Romney to attack President Obama’s positions on health-care, energy policy, social issues, or the economy will be easily neutralized.”
Do you think Mitt Romney can defeat President Obama? This writer does not.
Continue reading on Examiner.com Rick Santorum bashes Mitt Romney ‘frightens me’ to think of him as the nominee – Wilmington Elections 2012 | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/elections-2012-in-wilmington/rick-santorum-bashes-mitt-romney-frightens-me-to-think-of-him-as-the-nominee#ixzz1sRq0mXRl
For some reason in the United States, politicians seem to be thrust upon us who have mistreated animals. Many have heard about the situation with Mitt Romney and his dog. On Tuesday, the story took a new turn down the rabbit hole.
Ironically, the story of Seamus was first reported by the Boston Globe in a 2007 report profiling Romney as a problem-solver:
“Before beginning the drive, Mitt Romney put Seamus, the family’s hulking Irish setter, in a dog carrier and attached it to the station wagon’s roof rack. He’d built a windshield for the carrier, to make the ride more comfortable for the dog.
“Then Romney put his boys on notice: He would be making predetermined stops for gas, and that was it.
“The ride was largely what you’d expect with five brothers, ages 13 and under, packed into a wagon they called the ‘white whale.’
“As the oldest son, Tagg Romney commandeered the way-back of the wagon, keeping his eyes fixed out the rear window, where he glimpsed the first sign of trouble. ‘Dad!’ he yelled. “Gross!” A brown liquid was dripping down the back window, payback from an Irish setter who’d been riding on the roof in the wind for hours.
“As the rest of the boys joined in the howls of disgust, Romney coolly pulled off the highway and into a service station. There, he borrowed a hose, washed down Seamus and the car, then hopped back onto the highway. It was a tiny preview of a trait he would grow famous for in business: emotion-free crisis management.”
This is not how this writer would solve the problem or needing more space to transport the dog. A more appropriate action may have been to rent a larger car, rent a small trailer or U-Haul for the luggage, or to simply have the dog sit inside the car like a loved member of the family.
Some of you out there may not understand this, but some people really love their pets. This writer knows many people who would never vote for Mitt Romney based on his treatment of Seamus. That a grown man would treat a family pet that way shows this writer a disconnect from the real world. Mitt Romney may not have been aware of the consequences of his actions, or how his behavior affected his dog, but Romney certainly didn’t care enough to pull over either. This writer wants a representative who understands that sometimes actions have consequences, unintended or not.
Ann Romney came to her husband’s aid regarding Seamus on Monday speaking with Diane Sawyer.
“The dog loved it,” Ann Romney said. “He would see that crate and, you know, he would, like, go crazy because he was going with us on vacation. It was to me a kinder thing to bring him along than to leave him in the kennel for two weeks.”
“Once, he — we traveled all the time — and he ate the turkey on the counter. I mean, he had the runs,” Ann Romney said, laughing as she explained how the dog got diarrhea.
Ann compared the trip to a person riding on a roller coaster. This writer disagrees. A roller coaster doesn’t take the rider over 70 MPH for hours straight. In addition, I have the choice to go on a roller coaster. Seamus the dog went “crazy” when he saw the crate, but certainly couldn’t speak to say yes or no.
“With Lolo, I learned how to eat small green chill peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy). Like many Indonesians, Lolo followed a brand of Islam that could make room for the remnants of more ancient animist and Hindu faiths. He explained that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate: One day soon, he promised, he would bring home a piece of tiger meat for us to share.”
The Daily Caller piece has turned to jokes, now justifying Mitt Romney’s behavior in comparison to Barack Obama’s behavior. Although the Jewish and Islamic religions ban eating dog, it is legal in some countries. It is not, however, appropriate behavior. This is not a joke.
One should not eat a dog and one should not transport a dog on the roof of the car. The fact that this had to be written in itself is a shame (and that neither has apologized).
Continue reading on Examiner.com Animal cruelty runs rampant between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney – Wilmington Elections 2012 | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/elections-2012-in-wilmington/animal-cruelty-runs-rampant-between-barack-obama-and-mitt-romney#ixzz1sQ8q7a00
It has become another reason to ignore Ron Paul. So many people attend his rallies that the pictures can’t be real, or, if they are real, it must be the same people attending his rallies. Ron Paul must have thousands that follow him from state to state chanting and cheering just like he has thousands who cheat in those online polls.
Tuesday the news came out that Rick Santorum had suspended his presidential campaign. A few hours later, it was reported that Newt Gingrich couldn’t get on the ballot in Utah because his check for $500 had bounced. This leaves Mitt Romney and Ron Paul in the Republican race for president.
It just so happened that both Mitt Romney and Ron Paul held campaign events on Tuesday.
Mitt Romney attracted a crowd of roughly 400 supporters to Wilmington, Delaware, where he called Santorum’s decision to suspend his campaign a good day.
“He has made an important contribution to the political process, and has brought forward issues he cares very deeply about and has been able to gather a great deal of public support for those issues and for himself,” Romney said of Santorum, a former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania. “He will continue to have a major role in the Republican party and I look forward to his work in helping assure victories for Republicans across the country in November.”
Ron Paul attracted over 3,000 people to his campaign event where he spoke about the Constitution, limited government, and ending the Federal Reserve. Ron Paul supporters have even been told they were kicked out of the Republican Party before the primary.
Yet Mitt Romney is the GOP front-runner who landed two more significant endorsements on Tuesday. One wonders if Romney supporters will ever become as active and engaged as Ron Paul supporters.
Continue reading on Examiner.com Ron Paul has 3,000 supporters while Mitt Romney has 400 supporters – Wilmington Elections 2012 | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/elections-2012-in-wilmington/ron-paul-has-3-000-supporters-while-mitt-romney-has-400-supporters#ixzz1rhazOHMu
Mitt Romney pictures via NewsWorks
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