Who did what in the New Hampshire primaries


The New Hampshire Secretary of State’s office corrected vote totals in the New Hampshire primary and openly gay candidate Fred Karger received 485 votes to Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s 347. The original vote tally had Karger trailing Bachmann, who dropped out of the race after her last-place finish in Iowa, by three votes.

And thus the obligatory tweet from Fred Karger.

I will point out they both barely beat Barack Obama, at 283 votes.

We’re in a good deal of wrangling to get Rick Perry into the debate under their Debate rules.

If you average 7, 7 and 6, you get 6.67. And across the board, in polling methodology, you round up to get to the next digit. And so even if you were to insist – even if someone were to insist that we use CBS’s non-traditional methodology, in which case Governor Perry gets a 6, with the other two polls in which he is listed as 7, average to 6.67, yielding a 7.

MM hm.  It’s all in the rounding.

Curiously enough I’ve been seeing reports that Rick Perry was “practically beaten” by Buddy Roemer.  This is insane, as we see here.

Perry grabbed 1,735 votes in the Granite State, almost doubling the 920 votes received by Roemer, who had been perceived as the front-runner (in the Roemer household).

Roemer has been on the war-path against Perry for some time now.

“If Perry, who polls below me in New Hampshire, is invited to the debate,” read a Tweet this afternoon from @BuddyRoemer, “the blatant, systematic attempt to silence me will be set in stone.”

Y’know.  As we hurtle toward the Romney nomination —
— And I half wonder if the current onslaught about Bain isn’t so much a final dash for votes as a tacit attempt to establish Romney’s conservative credentials —
I ponder the “Next in Line” question.  Famously, the Republicans are noted for “always nominating the Next In Line”, beginning with Dewey bequeathing the title from Willkie.  Goldwater was the only bugalobo in the set up.  For 2012, the “Next In Line” would either be Romney or Palin (Huckabee didn’t count.)  But Romney is going to have to put forth a “new face” and go against the grain of the trend of vice presidential selections capping their careers off — Cheney and Biden — because Gingrich and Santorum have exhausted careers for “Next In Line” status, and Huntsman has not done well enough for the title…

… And the person who is coming in second in delegation counts is Ron Paul, who has an obvious “Bush”-like lineage to bequeath to Rand Paul… but the Paul’s aren’t taking over the Establishment’s reign.  Not second in line for even Mike Huckabee’s reasons, except moreso.
Comical though Paul’s letter may be.

“We urge Ron Paul’s opponents who have been unsuccessfully trying to be the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney to unite by getting out of the race and uniting behind Paul’s candidacy.”
Hm.  Well there’s this.

Glenn Beck Says ‘Solid’ Ron Paul Could Be Candidate, Just Needs To Escape ‘Crazy’ Supporters.

So he’s got that going.

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