Oh Lord no…
Well, Donald Trump has called for a re-vote of some sort in Iowa. Or a re-caucus? He isn’t happy about the actions of Ted Cruz on caucus night, particularly regarding the calls that Ben Carson was out of the race.
But here’s the thing. Trump ain’t stupid — though everyone thinks he is. Of course he doesn’t expect a re-vote in Iowa. The plan, likely, is to keep the press talking about this for the next week, and keep asking Cruz about it. And that way Cruz isn’t talking about his plans or why New Hampshirites should vote for him.
Trump must feel pretty comfortable about New Hampshire in that sense, that he isn’t worried about any backlash of sounding like a sore-loser — and then will move on to South Carolina.
It really is a chess-match that Trump is playing, and it will be interesting to watch to see if he ends up out-smarting himself. Some think he could end up going 3rd party himself and really screw up everything.
You think about it and we will take our New Hampshire predictions (with percentages this time!) on Friday or Monday.
Democrat cheerleader Nancy Hicks at the Lincoln Journal-Star took to snide commenting about the recent snow storms in Omaha and Lincoln.
Her claim is that while Omaha had plowing issues with the recent mid-day storm, it was all clean streets and happy drivers in the Capital City.
“Although some people always complain about snow removal, it seems Lincoln drivers have been less critical.”
And Nancy puts her finger on it:
Ty Barger, the city’s maintenance manager — and the man who was compulsively checking the weather report every five minutes on Monday and who had already told city staff and hired contractors to show up for duty at midnight — said he knows the reason for the difference between Lincoln and Omaha.
“We are quite good at what we do.”
What’s that implication Nancy?
Hey look, I love Lincoln and the people there.
But the streets downtown are a mess.
And I’m talking about when they’re dry.
But way to stoke that indignation against Big Bad Omaha, Ms. Hicks.
Any way you define it
Chuck Hagel’s full statement regarding his party, in an interview with NPR:
Well, I’m not sure what the Republican Party is today, but I know what I believe as a Republican.
When I started out, references to Eisenhower Republican or the first Bush Republican, Reagan Republican – I was in a Reagan administration. I was in the Bush One administration.
These were Republican parties of, I think, responsible policy toward international affairs, strong military, diplomatic engagement, strong economy, free markets, free trade.
You’ve got now, in my opinion, a Republican Party’s that’s – it’s tribal. You’ve got probably five different dimensions of a Republican Party that are pretty strident.
Yes, I’m still a registered Republican. I don’t define who I am based on what everybody else is. I know who I am, and I know what I believe, and I’ve always taken that position.
And sometimes, it doesn’t always work to my political benefit.
And then there are “Republicans” who put a Barack Obama sign in their yard and caucus with Democrats.
Those kind of “registered Republicans”.
I luv ya!
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