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The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

McCain Beats Romney to Win Fla. Primary

MIAMI (AP) - Sen. John McCain won a breakthrough triumph in the Florida Republican primary Tuesday night, edging past former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and seizing precious campaign momentum for next week's string of contests across 21 states.

I have to give kudos to John McCain. Just a month ago, I thought his campaign was dead; now I believe he's going to be the 2008 GOP nominee. I don't see Romney doing well next Tuesday; he needed a Florida win to give him some momentum. With this loss, I believe Romney is done. According to the exit polls, the economy was the #1 issue among voters, and the voters chose McCain over Romney on that issue. I thought economic issues would be to Romney's strength; obviously it wasn't. At least McCain does have Phil Gramm as his economic advisor... Most people believe if McCain becomes president, he'll name Gramm as Treasury Secretary.

7 Comments:

Blogger Steve Brenneis said...

I have to give kudos to John McCain.

That's like giving Jeffry Dahmer kudos for not getting caught for so long. Are you sure you really want to do that?

It really doesn't matter, though. The next occupant of the White House will be a Democrat.

Most people believe if McCain becomes president, he'll name Gramm as Treasury Secretary.

I don't know why that is a good thing. Gramm was yet another post-1994 pubbie sell-out, a la Gingrich. One thing you can count in in the remote case of a McCain cabinet: its membership will read like a who's who of the GOP establishment. I wonder what that venerable crowd of pragmatists will say when Johnnie-boy starts having little old ladies hauled off to the clink for making snarky comments about him online.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 10:41:00 PM  
Blogger Steve Brenneis said...

By the way, I don't know why anyone would have expected Romney to win in Florida. The old media has done a masterful job of convincing all the Latinos and brainless old farts that McCain is the conservative in this horse race.

Speaking of which, should McCain actually get the nomination, it will be vastly entertaining to watch him as his pals in the media turn on him like a pack of ravening wolves.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 10:45:00 PM  
Blogger Andy W. Rogers said...

I stand by my original statement of giving kudos to McCain. I didn't really see it coming. I thought the race was going to come down between Rudy, Romney & Thompson.

Since I now believe McCain will be the GOP nominee, I believe he will be the 44th president of the United States.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 10:58:00 PM  
Blogger Steve Brenneis said...

Since I now believe McCain will be the GOP nominee, I believe he will be the 44th president of the United States.

Then you must believe Hillary will be the Democrats' nominee and that McCain will win more voting booth coin tosses. McCain doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of beating Obama (no potential puns intended).

Then again, Andy, you're a creature of the party, so you would likely say the same thing regardless of who won the nomination. Can you say, "wishful thinking?"

In spite of Strother's dismissal and the media's piling on, Hillary still has a very good chance of taking the nomination. Statistically, Hillary and Obama are in a dead heat. That's why all this speculation about Edwards as king-maker is making the rounds. As long as he holds out financially, he can hang in there until the convention and take the sweetest offer. Knowing the Clintons, avoiding Arkancide will probably have a distinct sweetening effect on any offer they make.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 11:14:00 PM  
Blogger Steve Brenneis said...

I stand by my original statement of giving kudos to McCain.

Do you also find yourself congratulating Satan on stealing another soul? You're beginning to worry me, Andy.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 11:18:00 PM  
Blogger Andy W. Rogers said...

The older you get, Steve, the less rational you become. If you would stop sounding like a member of the tin foil hat club, maybe more people would see your way of thinking on the issues. Instead, you just piss people off.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 8:13:00 AM  
Blogger Steve Brenneis said...

The older you get, Steve, the less rational you become.

How rational is it to congratulate evil on its victories? Your slip is showing, Andy.

If you would stop sounding like a member of the tin foil hat club, maybe more people would see your way of thinking on the issues.

Still selling style over substance, Andy? I couldn't care less what anybody thinks I "sound like." We've been over this ground before. Unless you can give some logical and factual rebuttal to what I say, you are wasting your time responding.

Instead, you just piss people off.

Good lord, I hope so. Heaven knows most of the sheeple could stand a good shaking up.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 2:56:00 PM  

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