2012 Louisiana Primary

So here we are, another day, another content. Another winner. The Romney math becomes yet again more difficult with Rick Santorum taking a commanding victory in the Louisiana primary. Though it was only a small grab, a mere 8 delegates, Romney takes even less away from this - if any at all. About the only thing obvious at this stage is that Gingrich and Paul are no longer a factor. They should both drop out and release their delegates rather than continue to force this toward a brokered convention.

Results for Louisiana - 100% precincts reporting

Rick Santorum - 49% (88,042 votes, 8 delegates)
Mitt Romney - 27% (47,495 votes)
Newt Gingrich - 16% (28,505 votes)
Ron Paul - 6% (10,971 votes)

Delegate Totals to Date

Mitt Romney: 563 delegates.
Rick Santorum: 271 delegates.
Newt Gingrich: 135 delegates.
Ron Paul: 50 delegates.

1,144 required to win.

April is going to be a less active month, other than the New England primaries on the 24th. Romney likely runs away with those, but there's still two big ones left in the south that Santorum is more likely to take.

"It is pointless to resist, my son." -- Darth Vader
"Resistance is futile." -- The Borg
"Mother's coming for me in the dragon ships. I don't like these itchy clothes, but I have to wear them or it frightens the fish." -- Thurindil

Well. I guess that's that then.

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Posted on Mar 24, 2012 10:27 pm by Samson in: | 13 comment(s) [Closed]
Its not looking good for Fox/News Corp, not only have they they been hacking phones, it not looks like their security subsidiary was hiring hackers for corporate espionage to take out opposition in the pay tv market. I for one would love to see Mr Murdoch's companies dismantled and him and his son put in jail. Seems to be a huge culture of illegal activities in all of News Corp companies and the man at the top needs to be held responsible.

In other breaking Aussie news, Clive Palmer has announced he made up the claims that the CIA are trying to destroy Australian coal business, because he wanted to take the heat off Campbell Newman, conservative leader in the QLD state election. Looks like Wayne Swan is right about the mining magnates and bring on the defamation cases against Clive Palmer.

Right, because no other news agency has bad people working for them.

And come on, let's get real. Fox News has no need to knock competitors out of the market when they already dominate the ratings in every prime time slot there is.

Right, because no other news agency has bad people working for them.

They probably do, the difference here is Samson, News Corp has illegal activity as a central pillar of its business model.

So you claim. Would it surprise you to learn that every liberal news organization in this country has illegal activity as central pillars of their business model? I mean, let's face it, how often do you hear about classified information being leaked into the press? Fox News doesn't need to get their hands dirty on that when the other papers and networks are more than willing to commit treason themselves.

Well, when they get caught you can gloat to me about it, until then, the only one who we know for 100% certainty is using criminal activities to protect his interests is Mr Murdoch and News Corp.

And we don't actually know that either. It's just accusations at the moment. Call me when you have a guilty verdict in court.

Speaking of that QLD state election Fury, how do you feel about the outcome?

For American readers, the results were something like this; out of a total 85 seats up for grabs...

...the Liberal National Party (i.e. the conservatives) grabbed 78 (before the election they held 34)

...Labor (the left wing party that isn't always that much different from the conservatives anyway) grabbed 5. (before the election they held 51 and were in power)

...independents and other parties grabbed 4.

Even for the biggest swing state in Australia, its a wipe out of pretty incredible proportions.

I am pretty much ok with it. Campbell Newman is very well liked and it is not surprising that pulled off such a huge win. I did not vote for him, but that was because my local candidate works for Andrew Forest as an indigenous employment adviser. Having seen first hand the mess they have made everywhere they go, i just could not bring myself to vote for him. So i voted for Katter's Australia Party. If the libs dumped Tony Abbot and had a candidate that could reach out the people like Mr Newman does, they would do the same at the federal level. Labor needs to stop being a conservative party and start to represent the workers again. Like it or not, the state election was a popularity contest, each side has pretty much the same policies, its just the leaders your really picking.

Sorry, Prettyfly & Fury, I can't really honestly say I have nearly the investiture that y'all clearly have in foreign politics and I care considerably less still about Murdoch and News Corp at this point. In fact, even the primaries that Samson's been reporting on so far for us are more novelty than fascination for me at this point. In the end, I'll be given a specific set of choices in November to pick from and then some vague group called the Electoral College will cast the only ballot that really counts anyway. Now that's not to say I'm not going to, once again, go to the polls and make my attempt at making my opinion heard, but we already know months before I ever get there that my vote really doesn't count for much, if anything, anyway.

As for Newt & Ron throwing in the towel already so the GOP doesn't need to host a brokered convention.. honestly, it's happened so few times in the past that I'm kind of looking forward to the prospect of having one this year, it'd at least make this presidential race more interesting than people all over the DC area going on about "ABO" (Anyone's Better than Obama).

In other news, I thought Samson might enjoy this set of articles I caught today about Obamacare: The Case for Losing Obamacare, Obamacare's Supreme Court Disaster, & Obama Lawyer Laughed at In Supreme Court. Feel free to draw your own conclusions, but it looks to me like the Supreme Court's not going to let this one happen. About time our judicial system did something that actually smells just for a change. ;)

Yeah looks like you wont have universal health care to me. Rather than force people to pay for insurance, the Fed should have taxed them instead, same outcome without the infringement on an individuals right to opt out, because the fed already has the right to raise taxes.

That certainly would have most likely worked out better for them, but they were trying to force the insurance, not really just create a new tax, at least on the surface.

That certainly would have most likely worked out better for them

Well legally better atleast, but you Americans still would have been going crazy batshit about it either way :)

Maybe, though it really depends heavily on the nature of the tax they tried to impose and upon whom. Either way, creating a new tax wasn't supposed to be anything to do with it though. :shrug:

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