Wednesday Open Thread [12.28.11]

Filed in National by on December 28, 2011

I know, I know, it is really slow around here, and everywhere really. Even the political world seems to be on vacation.

The Blue Water Wind deal is dead for now. How nice. And how anti-climatic after all the hard work and effort to get that deal agreed to in the first place. Hopefully new financing and investors can be found in the coming year or two so that the deal can be revived.

The Iowa and national polling shows no real new surprise:

NATIONAL (Gallup Tracking): Gingrich 25, Romney 24, Paul 11, Perry 8, Bachmann 6, Santorum 3, Huntsman 2

IOWA (PPP Tracking): Paul 24, Romney 20, Gingrich 13, Bachmann 11, Perry 10, Santorum 10, Huntsman 4, Roemer 2

If only scientists can somehow combine Gingrich, Perry, Bachmann and Santorum into one ultra conservative super hero, that candidate would sweep every primary and caucas en route to the nomination.

Although, in New Hampshire, the latest Boston Globe poll shows Mitt Romney cruising to an easy primary win, leading the field with 39%. Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul are tied for second with 17%, and Jon Huntsman is the only other candidate to reach double digits, garnering 11%.

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  1. PBaumbach says:

    the BWW deal death is indeed anti-climatic

    (sorry–someone had to say it)

  2. Delaware Dem says:

    LOL. Nice play on words.

  3. reis says:

    Its an ill wind that blows nobody any good.

  4. puck says:

    Ironically, today the wind is blowing steadily with gusts to 43 mph.

  5. reis says:

    I did the morning bike ride. Got some serious aerobic workout on the up-wind leg. And cold, too.

  6. MJ says:

    RIP Cheetah. He died last Saturday.

  7. Hmmm. Wonder when TCM will do his career retrospective…

    Cheetah Fun Fact: “”When he didn’t like somebody or something that was going on, he would pick up some poop and throw it at them,” Priest said. “He could get you at 30 feet with bars in between.”

    Leading me to suggest the following epitaph:

    “He hurled feces
    With the best
    of his species.”

  8. Paul says:

    The term is actually “anti-climactic”. Just a spelling error, right?

  9. puck says:

    It’s gut check time for Obama on recess appointments.

    The parliamentary options are a little fuzzy, but apparently now it is Weak-Kneed Harry Reid who is blocking recess appointments. McConnell is holding up dozens of non-controversial appointments until his demands for “no recess appointments” are met. Reid has capitulated to McConnell and agreed to hold TEN pro-forma Senate sessions spread over the January break, so as not to have a “recess” of more than a few days, daring Obama to make an appointment to CFPB or NLRB between sessions (“Yes We Can!”).

    As a strategy, “go pound sand” was working well for Obama last week. Now he needs to say it to Reid and McConnell.

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