Santorum, the National Frontrunner With 3 Delegates
A reminder of the official delegate count, as seen by the RNC: Mitt Romney 73, Newt Gingrich 29, Ron Paul 8, Perceived Frontrunner Rick Santorum 3, Jon Huntsman 2.
Some of the caucuses so far have begun the process of selecting delegates to the national …
No Longer in the Hunt-sman
Jon Huntsman calls it a campaign:
MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina (Reuters) — Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman will drop out of the White House race on Monday and endorse front-runner Mitt Romney, a senior campaign official said.
Hey, remember that …
After All That Effort, Mitt Should Get . . .
If my math is correct, tonight’s big winner, Mitt Romney, will get . . . four delegates. Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman will get three each. If Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum stay above 10 percent, they will get one each.
At this …
You Cannot Undo Liberal Policies by Echoing Liberal Rhetoric
If you’re not listening to the Three Martini Lunch daily podcast — found on NRO’s home page — with Greg Corombus and myself, you’re missing the occasional rant like this one today:
Greg: The sad thing here, …
In the End, Any Desperate Politician Will Run on Resentment of the Rich
From the New Hampshire Primary Day edition of the Morning Jolt:
We Are All Occupiers Now.
If Romney’s opponents embrace the rhetoric and class warfare of the Occupy Wall Street crowd any closer, they’re going to start pooping …
Ron Paul’s Non-Republican Voters Will Hurt Every Other Candidate
One of the GOP consultants whom I chat with regularly notes about tomorrow, “Ron Paul clearly brings folks into this electorate that wouldn’t be there in his absence. In so doing, he lowers everybody’s percentage of the vote …
The Boston Globe Finds a Republican They Can Stand
If you were a rival of Jon Huntsman and you wanted to make sure conservatives voting in the New Hampshire primary opposed him, you would emphasize his belief in global warming and since-renounced support for cap-and-trade. You would emphasize that …
During Debate, the GOP Field Contemplates a World of Trouble
The last Morning Jolt of this holiday week is almost entirely debate coverage; here’s the overview . . .
Happy Thanksgiving Travel Headache Day! The Jolt will resume Monday morning.
The Thanksgiving Week Debate: Who Turned Out to Be the Turkey?
One of the GOP Frontrunners is Scared What?
The Mitt foes will love it, the Mitt fans will hate it, but I’m not so sure our already coarse politics needed the obvious allusion in the title of this new Huntsman ad… “Scared Mittless.”
Of course, Romney’s …
Huntsmania! Well, a Little Bit. In One State.
This may quiet the “it’s time to ditch Jon Huntsman from the debates” talk for a little while:
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has surged among Republican voters in New Hampshire, and Rick Perry is a distant fourth, according …
The State Newspaper: We Endorse . . . Oh, Wait, He’s Gone
The State newspaper of Columbia, South Carolina, offers a particularly ill-timed endorsement:
Mr. Huntsman is a true conservative, with a record and platform of bold economic reform straight out of the free-market bible, but he’s a realist, whose goal …
The Rothschilds Lend a Hand, and Home, to Huntsman
Jon Huntsman’s bid may have taken a hit in New Hampshire, but it’s unlikely to run out of money. A couple of Campaign Spot readers have received this invitation:
LYNN FORESTER DE ROTHSCHILD
ALONG WITH HOST COMMITTEE
JULIE & …
Mitt Romney Winning Independents So Far?
Go figure: The early exit polls show 44 percent of the New Hampshire electorate so far is independent. The biggest winner among them? Mitt Romney with 30 percent. It’s another Iowa landslide in this survey result so far; Ron Paul is …
Does Strong Second Get a Candidate a $2 Million Shot in the Arm?
How much can a good finish help a candidate?
A near-win finish in Iowa gave Rick Santorum a million-dollar day in fundraising, followed by another million-dollar day.
The Huntsman campaign sends along this message about a recent surge in their …
Chris Christie vs. Tom Ridge on Huntsman’s Ambassadorship
New Jersey governor Chris Christie, touting his endorsed candidate Mitt Romney at a town hall in New Hampshire last night, went after Jon Huntsman hard.
“I would be kind of pissed if I were Barack Obama — I mean, I …
Mitt Romney’s Prevent Defense
In the first Morning Jolt of the week of the New Hampshire primary . . .
My Baloney Has a First Name, It’s P-I-O-U-S . . .
Saturday night’s Contraception Debate was a bore and an astonishing waste of time. I spent Sunday morning …
Look Who Could Come Out of Iowa With a Delegate!
The big headline out of Iowa this morning is that Rasmussen has Mitt Romney jumping ahead of Newt Gingrich, 23 percent to 20 percent, with Ron Paul not far behind at 18 percent. Scott Rasmussen notes that his firm has conducted five polls …
War-Gaming the GOP Early Contests, Six Weeks Out
I join my NR colleagues on the cruise tomorrow, but for the week, a thought or two, war-gaming out the upcoming GOP primaries . . .
It is mid-November. Iowa Republicans vote in their caucus on January 3, roughly six weeks away.
Why You Won’t See Jon Huntsman Tonight
If you find yourself watching tonight’s debate and missing the occasional good point and plenty of jokes, some that work, and some that don’t . . . well, here’s why, from Jon Huntsman.
This evening, rather than accept my …
I Can’t Vote for That Spider for President
I just googled “Huntsman” to go to his campaign web site, and found that his site is not within the first top ten links. It’s the 18th. (Perhaps Google’s algorithm is different for other locations or users.)