Huck takes WV, AL, AR,TN, GA–SuperDuper Tuesday Thread

Update4: 9:52 Hillary Clinton takes the stage, and miracle of miracles, she is no longer “hoarse from cheering on the Giants in the super bowl.”Now, I’ve been hoarse from hollering before, and an overnite recovery just never has happened. Think she might have been faking it? Heh, /naaahhhh.

Anyone running a tab on all of the wonderful things Hillary “sees” for America?

Update 3: 9:41 Huck takes Tennessee, and Georgia!!!

Update2: Dems accept FoxNews debate. Why FoxNews would want them is another story.

9:01 — TN, Huck leading 34-33 over Mccain

8:33 — Karl Rove says–“great night for Huck”

Update: Huck leading in Georgia 36-32 over McCain, and Missouri 37-30 over McCain

I’m watching the bottom screen trailer on Fox News…

Huckabee is being shown as the projected winner in Alabama. and Arkansas. Won earlier in WV.

Go Mike!


Global jihad moves to Chad

While the US sleeps…..

With the so called “rebel” attack on N’Djamena it becomes increasingly clear that the jihadist government and militia of Sudan expand their operations to neighboring Chad. Saudi-Arabia, Syria and Iran back the hardliners in Khartoum.

The racist genocidal ethnic cleansing policies of the Arab muslim tribes in power in the Sudanese capital will can’t be stopped by UN or EUFOR intervention troops anymore. Their only possible base of operations against the jihadis from Sudan WAS Chad. Chad is another piece of the map of Africa that is gone. Fallen to the “religion of peace”.

One wonders how the US government will deal with this conflict, given the massive US oil interests in Chad, where huge reserves have been discovered in 2003, and “our friends the Saudis” on the other hand, who are in bed with Khartoum.

Here is an article on the situation, by Walid Phares, Ph.D., World Defense Review columnist:

“As Americans are debating who among their candidates for the primaries can best confront the Jihadists or at least preempt their offensives worldwide, future Jihadi forces have in one day invaded an African country (under European protection), a key location for the Darfur forthcoming peace missions. In less than 12 hours the so-called armed opposition of Chad, crossed the entire country from its eastern frontiers with Islamist-ruled Sudan to the capital N’Djamena across from northern Nigeria.

The UN decides to “Cut and Run”

“We can no longer guarantee the safety and security of U.N. staff in Chad and we have evacuated, with the help of the French Government, most of the personnel into neighboring countries, in Cameroon and Gabon.”

Ban said he was leaving in place a small number of U.N. peacekeepers and other personnel in Chad’s capital, and that the U.N. would do as much as it could to help resolve the crisis. “I welcome the initiative of the African Union to have designated leaders of Libya and the Republic of Congo to mediate this issue,” he said.

Ban also called on the U.N. Security Council “to help bring this terrible crisis to an end. It has devastating consequences not only for the people of Chad and Darfurian refugees seeking shelter there, but also for Darfur itself.”

Huck takes WV

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Mike Huckabee won the first contest declared on Super Tuesday, picking up all 18 national delegates awarded at West Virginia’s state GOP convention. Huckabee bested Mitt Romney, who entered the Mountain State event with the largest bloc of pledged convention-goers.

Both men and Ron Paul made in-person appeals to the more than 1,100 convention delegates attending Tuesday’s convention. But the former Arkansas governor beat his Massachusetts counterpart after delegates for John McCain defected to his side.

The first round of voting at the state convention produced no winner, but eliminated Paul after his fourth-place finish.

Meanwhile, radio talk show host Sean “Puff-Daddy” Hannity repeated his demand that Mike Huckabee drop out of the race because he was getting in Mitt Romney’s way. He charged “collusion” on his afternoon radio show between McCain and Huckabee, claiming they had no right to deny the only “true conservative” a clear path to the White House.

While we’re at it, I think it’s also time to demand that John McCain, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama withdraw from the race as well, so that any and all obstructions to Mitt Romney be forever and completely removed. Come to think of it, we should just do away with all this election shiite and just ask Sean “Puff Daddy” Hannity who he thinks the new President should be. Think of all the time and money we could save.

Update: Maybe we should let Hannity and Limbaugh play rock-paper-scissors for the right to name the new President.

Update 2: Huck says, Romney “can’t even keep a straight answer on the whining or no-whining question.”


Super Tuesday: how it works

Jamie Dupree has the down low:

You will hear it over and over today that 24 states are holding primaries or caucuses in all, with Democrats voting in 22 and Republicans in 21 states.

But in reality, there are over 370 different elections going on today that will determine who wins delegates in both parties.

Say what?

It’s all about the somewhat byzantine rules the parties use for convention delegates, which result in more than just the statewide vote making a difference in the Presidential race.

Eight states have a pretty simple formula on the GOP side – Winner Take All. In those, all you have to do is win by one vote and you get all the GOP delegates.

Those states are Arizona, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Utah, Delaware, Montana and Missouri. They make up 35 percent of all available GOP delegates on Super Tuesday.

Three states, Georgia, Oklahoma and California have a modified form of Winner Take All, where a pool of delegates is available for both the statewide winner and for the winner of each Congressional district in that state.

The GOP assigns three delegates to each Congressional district. So in California, there are separate races in all 53 Congressional districts, plus a statewide race, making for 54 “different” elections in the Golden State.

The math is pretty simple. You win a Congressional district on the GOP side and you get three delegates. You win statewide and you win a different pool of delegates.

Oddly enough, you get more delegates in the statewide pool by winning in Georgia (30) or Oklahoma (23) than you do winning California (11.)

Some states even have a special Winner Take All provision, where if a candidate gets a certain percent of the vote in a district or statewide, that person wins all the delegates. Alabama and Arkansas are 50% plus one, North Dakota and Tennessee are 66% of the vote.

Are you confused yet? Probably, but at least you have some details to amaze your friends with at work today.

Thanks, Jamie.  I’m so glad you cleared that up.  Heh.


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