The cartoon representation of this previously featured graph’s sentiment:
I’m about as good as I am at predicting March Madness game outcomes. And it takes about as much skill – in other words none.
As David Brooks put it – all the pundits were wrong!
The only thing I’m sure of is Mitt Romney’s Medal handouts after each primary are going to get old fast… Next up, “well, we didn’t get the gold, or the silver, or the bronze… I’m going home.” ha
Last Thursday was Iowa’s caucus night. It was a media bonanza. On the Democratic side Barack Obama took 38%, Edwards 30%, and Clinton 29%, while for the Republicans Huckabee ran away with 34% over Romney’s 25%. Thompson and McCain each took 13%, Ron Paul 10%, and Giuliani at 4%.
Apparently 60% of republican caucus-goers identified themselves as evangelical. They overwhelmingly went for Huckabee, and all Romney’s cash could only muster 25%. It got Huckabee a solid upset victory and perhaps more importantly, Romney a significant defeat.
Romney picked up a preposterous chunk of Wyoming but hey, it’s probably the only state where Cheney could be on the ticket and probably win! Now how preposterous is that?
The Republican contest is as, if not more, interesting because rather than having too many favorites, there just aren’t any.
I’m starting a new category, Graphs. I’ve got a few that I like…
found on the Inteligent Guess blog.
So I just wrote up a blurb for this graph above, then decided I’d rather it be below because it was getting to ‘rich’ – so a little ctrl-x and ctrl-v – and no love, it pastes the link to the picture that I had previously had in the clip-board. So either wordpress (always to blame) or Opera screwed me royally! F#*k, I hate computers!
Anyway, long story shortened… The Republican party (more so than the Dems) is a sham. It uses code words that trigger an idea in the minds of voters when the actual intention is completely different. The party of small government my ass! Tax breaks, get real – you think a giant military and law enforcement apparatus is free? And privitizing something that still gets funding from the government doesn’t cut it. blah blah blah, you get the point.