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© Ed Stein

The Republican campaigns spent more than $12 million in Iowa. For what? How much did Mitt Romney spend in order win by 8 votes? Even worse, he got less than 25% of the vote, which means that 75% of the voters did not want him.

As Ed Stein put it, “the Republican candidates for president seem to live on a different planet than the rest of us, one where the only problem this country has is named Obama.” And what are the solutions offered by the candidates? The same greed-based “solutions” that got us into this terrible mess in the first place.



  1. Morrius wrote:

    How many of those 75% will hold their nose and vote for Romney in November?

    Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 5:00 am | Permalink
  2. ebdoug wrote:

    Isn’t the 12 million spent good for the economy? and since it is the rich contribution to the sycophants of Karl Rove, isn’t this wealth distribution?
    Just finished a book called “The Young Obama”. Obama was mentioning Karl Rove ten years ago. And blacks in Chicago were bemoaning the appointment of Clarence Thomas to the supreme court.

    Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 6:04 am | Permalink
  3. Jeff wrote:

    “And what are the solutions offered by the candidates? The same greed-based “solutions” that got us into this terrible mess in the first place.”

    Not sure about that. I haven’t heard a comprehensive plan that from any GOPer (except Paul) that does anything beyond undoing all of Obama’s programs. That’s the only thing any of them have proposed more than once. I’ve been trying to figure out what the candidates plan to do after, say, they get rid of Obamacare? They’re going to find themselves in the same situation we were in four years ago, and will have no plan to fix the problems. So far, they’ve all been talking about what they’ll do on their first day. I want to know what they’ll do after that. I probably won’t change my mind, but it would be nice to know anyway.

    Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 6:54 am | Permalink
  4. Randy wrote:

    The $12 million enriched media, not folks. Gas and pie money is on separate accounts.

    Romney’s the one for the Repugs. I wonder about the deal he cut with Perry to stay in the race. But if he gets himself dissed down south anyway, just watch him play on his religion. Grandpappy had 3 wives simultaneously (if not in bed), after all. But you shouldn’t rate a man’s value against anything but his own hard work, right, Mitt? I for one cannot wait until his curriculum vitae is really looked over instead of being so overlooked!

    Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 7:12 am | Permalink
  5. Rob wrote:

    it does NOT mean that 75% don’t want him. It means he wasn’t the first choice for 75% of the people. without a FUNCTIONAL voting method like ranked choice, we have no idea how many people support Romney. Please stop propagating election system misinformation!

    Pet peeve, sorry, but seriously people have no idea how to think about voting (case in point) and that’s a war we have to win if we are ever going to get change we can “believe in”.

    Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 10:35 am | Permalink
  6. Iron Knee wrote:

    Rob, I understand your pet peeve and agree. But considering the situation in the Republican primary, it is pretty clear that 75% of them don’t want Romney and would vote for a cockroach instead.

    Ebdoug, Randy is right — political spending does not a stimulus make.

    Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 10:45 am | Permalink