OK prediction folks, place your Granite State bets!
To make things more interesting, not only do you have to give first, second and third, but you have to give percentages as well.
The bookies down at the barber shop (the ones who are known to take high school football bets) have Trump hitting 30%, and Rubio doing “well”. (That’s betting parlance.)
And then…Kasich, yeah?
And how does Cruz do? Does he go down in Iowa history with Presidents Huckabee and Santorum?
If you already gave a prediction in the previous post, do it again here.
And our last prognostication winner, Scotty McHenry, said — pre-debate:
(Iowa) is Ted’s high point. Won’t get any better for him after this. Marco vs Trump.
But now we would ask Scotty to get more specific or risk losing his Oracle of Leavenworth status.
Who will take his crown!?
The predictions here:
And no one drops out before South Carolina.
(Oh, and Larry David 55-45.)
Brad Ashford announced his intention to try to walk the line between getting Democrat votes and pandering to Republican constituents. He did it over at Barrett’s Castle on Leavenworth St. (not affiliated with LeavenworthSt.com). Wonder what sort of deal Mary Barrett gave the campaign. (heh)
He prattled-on to KMTV about wanting to cut regulations some more, but didn’t note that he voted against the recent bill to do exactly that.
Don Bacon did note…
— Don Bacon (@DonBacon2016) February 9, 2016
Nick Starling of KMTV then made personal visits to Chip Maxwell and Don Bacon to get their on-camera comments about Ashford. (And good for Nick to go the extra mile to get them on camera, as opposed to just a statement.)
Chip said cut the deficit, Don said more military expertise in Congress. Both good lines.
See the report here:
But were those the images that the GOP candidates wanted? Ashford was in a busy room that looked full-ish, and he had to speak loudly over the din of the party around him.
Both Maxwell and Bacon were shown at their announcements — with Kay Orr standing behind Bacon.
Then Chip was interviewed sitting on a living room chair, sporting a “Chip Maxwell for Congress” sticker. (One wonders if the family members have to put them on before sitting at the dinner table.) (Also Nick may have misspoke when he said “current Douglas County Commissioner”…)
Bacon was in front on a plant in a lobby. And he was given time to give a nice short career bio.
I’m not sure you can pass up those opportunities. But that being said, the visual for Ashford speaking at a loud gathering is a leg up on those speaking in an empty room.
Probably over-thinking it.
And the party-breakdown in the non-partisan body is…
Oh,and then there was the LJS’s Don Walton, who for some strange, unknown reason has to take a weekly dip into the George Norris Unicameral pool, and talk about how awesome it is that the Nebraska Legislature is “non-partisan”.
Feel that refreshing non-partisanship wash over you.
See, Don even says that Brad Ashford loves that the Legislature was non-partisan…
And then in the next story we will hear more about those non-partisan Democrats in the Uni who vote in a unified Bloc on every issue.
But hooray because non-partisan!
Anyone notice all the Facebook posts and joyous Tweets about how good the snow removal was recently. All the Facebookies who posted pictures of their clean streets?
For that matter, none of the news stations had video of all of the successful plane landings at Eppley either.
But the point is that sometimes these things DO get overblown, and all of the Angryfacebook posters should feel free to adjust their future venom levels.
Your wish is Granite
Polls close in New Hampshire at 6pm Central.
As do the allowed predictions for The Granite State.
(Or, as we simply will call it in our upcoming dystopian future movie: “Granite”.)
(“How long you lived in Granite now?” “Well, ever since the militias got massacred in Empire and the water dried up in Keystone…”)
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