Friday, 17 February 2012

Candidates gear up for Michigan fight and Super Tuesday

With blue-collar Michigan the next stop for each battle bus, candidates have been simultaneously preparing themselves for Super Tuesday which happens a week after they throw-down in Wolverine country.

Expect Santorum to lay down the gauntlet in Michigan, as he tries to identify himself as a fellow blue-collar worker from Pennsylvania, and for Arizona to fall in the Romney column given it's sizable Mormon population. There will be 59 delegates at stake between Arizona and Michigan whilst all states voting on Super Tuesday will allocate their delegates proportionately, meaning it's not necessarily about winning each state but doing as well as you can. Ahhhh, isn't that nice!

Monday, 6 February 2012

Romney rolls through Nevada, Newt fights on

With back-to-back victories to his name, Willard Mitt Romney looks increasingly likely to be the man President Barack Obama will look at across the debate podium. Returns from 16 of 17 counties in the Nevada caucus showed Romney sitting on 42 points and Gingrich on 26, further showing the former House Speaker is dropping off the pace, and fast. Well, given the sheer number of horses Willard has in his stables, you'd expect him to gallop away at some point... #OutOfIdeas

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Willard wins Florida, cements candidacy

The Republican presidential nomination race came to Florida as a seemingly two-horse race. Has it now ensured that the race moves on with only one looking in good shape? In a rather one-sided affair, Willard Mitt Romney came away with an approximate 15 point victory over nearest challenger Newt Gingrich. I promise I'll stop constantly referring to him as Willard Mitt... I won't the names are just so silly unique.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Newt upsets odds with S.Carolina win

The former House Speaker threw a spanner in the Willard Mitt Romney electoral machine with a double-digit win over the former CEO of Bain Capital. Returns from 57% of the state showed Gingrich on 40 points, Romney on 27, Iowa surprise Santorum on 18 and evergreen libertarian Ron Paul on 13 points. C'mon GOP faithful, just give Willard his cake already. You know he's not going away...

Friday, 20 January 2012

Perry, Huntsman bow out after disappointing results

One time frontrunner Rick Perry has withdrawn from the race to become the Republican party's presidential nominee. Joining him on the sidelines is Jon Huntsman who entered the race as something resembling the 'thinking man's' candidate with his libertarian leaning outlook. Perry fell off the horse that was going to take him to the finish line, Huntsman never really got into the saddle...

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Romney wins New Hampshire, draws first primary blood

A la Vince Vaughn from the Wedding Crashers, it's primary season! With the Iowa caucus earlier this month acting as the curtain raiser to the primary season proper, New Hampshire is the first stop for the tour bus. Pressing the flesh and gaining delegates is the aim of the game here and the next couple of months will make or destroy the candidates. Some are on their last run... aren't they Ron?

Monday, 9 January 2012

"I like being able to fire people!" REMIX

The infamous clip from a Romney speech, where he uttered that oh-so vote-winning sound bite: "I like being able to fire people", has been remixed by, it seems, the Democratic National Committee into a rather humorous 27-second viral video. Check it out home boyz...