Saturday, February 4, 2012

Your G-O-TEA Caucus Primer for Today

Here's all you need to know about the train wreck excitement culminating here today:

- Mitt Romney will spin just about anything that happens tonight as a "hard won victory". Despite swamping our state with his ads (Have you seen Facebook lately? Channel 8? I-15?), outspending everyone else, and starting here with a natural built-in advantage from 2008, Mittens will want all of us to know he had to "work so hard" to win the caucus.

- Meanwhile, Newt Gingrich will be trying to spin any kind of 2nd place finish as a "stunning, come-from-behind victory". Guess who reemerged on MSNBC yesterday to spin this?

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No wonder why Newton is doomed here.

- Guess who's also reemerged from political obscurity? She's also back!

Oh yes, but not even Sharrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrron can save "Frothy" Ricky Santorum's faltering campaign. No wonder why he fled to Missouri last night.

- Oh, and then there's Ron Paul. Like Mittens, he will also be spinning anything as a "hard won victory".

Of course, all he cares about is the delegate count. As long as he keeps piling up delegates, Ron Paul can throw a temper tantrum before the convention and try to extract concessions from Republican leadership.

- And then we have the Nevada G-O-TEA itself. Can it manage to attract 100,000 people to caucus today? 50,000? Considering Mittens' already looking like the winner of today, and considering the good economic numbers President Obama can now bank on, will Nevadans be eager to caucus today? Oh yes, and since only registered Republicans can participate today, that also limits turnout.

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