. . . And In Other News
by Jen Green
Reaction to the day’s big headlines that do not include Herman Cain. I figure he’s gotten enough press for a while.
His numbers are going up slowly but steadily, and as he likes to point out, he’s exactly where John McCain was at this time in 2007. Let’s hope that’s the only correlation Newt Gingrich makes between himself and McCain. The question is, is Gingrich really gaining or is this yet another attempt by the media to set up an “anti-Romney” who will then suffer a meteoric fall (a-la Bachmann, Perry, and Cain) until we are all pilloried into submission to vote for the most liberal “Republican” governor . . . ever?
Romney consistently polls at 25%. He has for five years now. As we’ve pointed out, that means one out of four folks say they’ll vote for him. That also means three out of four won’t. Seems some of that 75% run a couple of conservative websites, and they have literally declared those sites “Romney-Free zones.” In an email to politico.com, Free Republic founder Jim Robinson admitted that he blocks Romney supporters from his site. He explains, “Free Republic is a pro-life, pro-family, pro-gun, pro-small government, pro-constitution, pro-liberty site. Governor Romney is none of the above.” Red State has also blocked pro-Romney folks from their site, but they did not have a statement for politico yesterday.
Can They Shut Down the Iowa Caucuses?
If you were hoping to just ignore the Occupy “fill-in-the-blank” folks so they would just go away (I’ll admit, that’s my strategy), it appears that’s not going to work. Well, at least in theory. The Occupy Iowa folks are calling for back-up from the Occupy Wall Street mothership, asking for reinforcements to brave the harsh Iowa winter and shut down the Iowa caucuses. Their plan is to picket and protest outside all the candidates’ Iowa offices for the five days leading up to the big day. I’m sure that sounds really good when you’re planning it out on a 65 degree day in October—let’s see how it plays out for real when it’s -10 with the wind chill.
And Just Sayin’
File this under the “wisdom of friends’ Facebook statuses” category:
“If someone is against gay marriage because it devalues the sanctity of marriage, then don’t they also have to be against celebrity marriage too?”–my friend Joe’s reaction to the news that “celebrity” Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce from NBA player Kris Humphries after just 72 days (and cashing in on the TV wedding, magazine photo spreads, and reality show ratings).