Like most people I am very sad that Nelson Mandela has died but I am also very grateful that he lived.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker fired a staffer who made comments about Latinos on twitter. This was the smart thing for him to do. Just get it over with. No reason for something like that to linger around, the way it did with say Rand Paul and his staffer who called himself the Southern Avenger.
This is not the first time Walker has had to do this with staffers who made comments about Latinos on social media. Could it be a trend? If you’re Walker you better hope it is not.
I loved the first Anchorman. However, the sequel is really in danger of being overexposed before it even hits the theaters. Check out this clip from ESPN:
And I don’t know, you may have seen one of the 1,000 Dodge ads Will Ferrell has done recently.
Enough already. Please don’t do this. Someone needs to stand up and say “that’s it. NO more!!” The politician with the guts to kill the Ron Burgundy hype machine will be in the famed cat birds’ seat.
Scott Brown is spending a great deal of time in New Hampshire. Why? If he isn’t going to run for the U.S. Senate what does he want? Does he really think, as some have speculated, that he may be thinking about a run for 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue?
To quote the great John McEnroe, “You cannot be serious!!” As has been mentioned before, Brown has no chance in hell of even breaking double digits if he runs in a GOP presidential primary, let alone winning anything.
There has to be something else at work here.
Public Policy Polling has given us some Pennsylvania numbers. Here is how the Republican race shapes up right now:
- Christie at 26%
- Ted Cruz on 16%
- Rand Paul at 14%
- Jeb Bush on 10%
- Rick Santorum at 8%
- Marco Rubio with 6%
- Paul Ryan on 5%
- Bobby Jindal and Scott Walker at 3%
It is no surprise that Christie is in the lead. He’s from a neighboring state and is just coming off some great coverage for a big reelection win. However he is losing self-identified ‘very conservative’ voters, pulling in 11% compared to 23% for Cruz and Paul’s 19%. Where Christie gets his lead, according to the poll, is from moderates where he swamps Paul and Cruz 45 to 10 and 5 respectively.
This also shows that Cruz can have pull with Republicans across the country. Given that Cruz has been in the Senate for about 15 minutes the fact that he is out polling much more established figures like Jeb Bush and Paul Ryan shows that his message, and how he delivers it, has some real resonance with Republican voters.
For Rick Santorum these numbers are a reminder of how far he has fallen. Remember Santorum represented the state in the U.S. Senate for 12 years and can only pull in 8% among Pennsylvania Republicans.
It will be interesting to see where Pennsylvania goes in the process. If it is an early state that would certainly help Christie and give him a chance to bounce back if he hits any bumps in the road in say South Carolina.
It appears Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz is either the most loyal Republican solider ever or is very ambitious. My money is on the ambitious part.
The Utah Congressman is visiting Iowa to help local elected officials. Now I know there are not many Republican elected officials in Utah who are threatened by the Democrats but to go to Iowa will certainly raise some flags.
Is the Tea Party favorite serious? I guess we’ll see.
This is an amazing film. Yes the film has very long sex scenes but that is not what makes it great. In fact the sex scenes are the least interesting part of the movie.
What makes the movie great is that it is a film that perfectly captures the highs and lows of falling in love for the first time. You leave the movie really caring about the characters. If you don’t know anything about the film please check out the trailer: