Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Mittens Wins the Gold
Well I sure didn't call that one. Mitt-don't-know-shit managed to pull one out in the state where his daddy was governor. Mittens Romney has won the Michigan primary with a solid 39% of the vote, with McCain at 30%. The Reverend Doctor Governor Huckabee trailed badly with a weak 16% which obviously means God will punish Michigan with plagues of locusts.
One of the gum flappers on cable news last night said Mittens did really well with voters who don't like Dubya, voters who want the war to end, and voters who want abortion to be legal. Why aren't these people Democrats? Oh wait, they are! Led by Daily Kos, those crazy netroots folks whipped up Mittmentum for Michigan, urging Democrats to cross over and vote Mitt in the GOP primary. Why? Because a Mitt win muddles the Republican contest even further, and now they are going into Nevada and South Carolina with no clear front runner. The longer these people keep fighting each other, the less time they have to fight the Democrats. Get it? It worked.
There was more good news for Democrats in Michigan. Turnout was quite low, echoing the lack of enthusiasm for Republicans that we've already seen in Iowa and New Hampshire. The weather wasn't good, but let's face it. People are excited about Obama and Hillary. Mittens and McCain? Not so much.
What's next? The Nevada caucuses are anybody's guess. Then there's the Palmetto Primary, where I fear a Huckster victory. Anyway you look at it, though, the Republican field is wide open through Super Tuesday and maybe beyond. That is nothing but good for the Dems.