We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
More than a year before the election, a cheesy straw poll conducted in a podunk state based on how well the Paulborgs could game the system this time around -- and he quits?? Better to find out now what kind of backbone he has than later, I s'pose.
And to the author of the above pic: it's "teats", you moron, not "tits". Sheesh. Maggie's Farm hereby apologizes to any female bovines in the audience for the insult they have endured.
1 - Iowa Straw Poll is a joke and while everybody calls it a joke, it carries a lot of weight anyway. Perry and Romney were smart not to get involved - a bad showing there would have killed them - New Hamster will be where they duke it out.
Don't think Bachmann or Perry will do well in New Hamster - they are "semi-conservative" up there in Live Free or Die country, but not there brand of conservative.
Pawlenty would have done himself a favor if he hadn't participated, but took his debate shots like Romney did.
2 - Money killed Pawlenty - sad, but true. You lose, you snooze and he got killed with no hope of recovery.
3 - It is my considered opinion that this state-by-state primary nonsense has to be stopped. I base this on my new home state of South Carolina who is now in a pissing match with Florida over who goes first. And the Iowa Ames straw poll which nobody cares about, but really does.
What we need is a series of Regional primaries in which who goes first is done by rotation. NE/SW then NW/SE might be a good way to start to maintain some balance. - anything has to be better than this nonsense.