Can Michigan Save the Country from Romney?

2012 February 28
by bc3b


Michigan tries to do its part by supplying the country with everything from automobiles to cereal … from appliances to beautiful women. Our Senators suck, but 9 of 15 (soon to be 9 of 14) U.S. Rresentatives are Republicans. The state has a Republican governor (albeit a RINO). The GOP controls both houses of the state legislature, and every statewide office (which is why you not only are required to produce a photo ID to vote, but the poll workers even run it through an online card reader). Even the state Supreme Court is controlled by Republicans.

Pictured above are Miss Michigan and Miss Michigan USA.


128 Responses leave one →
  1. 2012 February 28 5:01 pm

    Earlier today Olympia Snowe got the hint.

    Hopefully after tonight, so will Mitt.

  2. 2012 February 28 5:01 pm

    Results link anyone?

  3. 2012 February 28 5:03 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Eph –

    The turnout was light (even though it was a nice day), but the polls just closed two minutes ago.

  4. 2012 February 28 5:04 pm

    Man those chicks are hot

  5. 2012 February 28 5:04 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Here’s the CNN link:

  6. 2012 February 28 5:05 pm
    bc3b permalink

    I figured you’d appreciate them Eph.

  7. 2012 February 28 5:07 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    Twit is gone. Now twat has to resign. Good riddance.

  8. 2012 February 28 5:14 pm

    We lose a senate seat,but lose a rino as well.

  9. 2012 February 28 5:18 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Santorum is ahead 49-35 (votes, not percent) as first votes are reported.

  10. 2012 February 28 5:21 pm
    bc3b permalink

    The vote count should be quick. The last three Secretaries of State (all Republican women) have been great.

  11. 2012 February 28 5:21 pm

    santorum ~~~41%


  12. 2012 February 28 5:22 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    42-35 for sweater vest, 1% reported…..

  13. 2012 February 28 5:23 pm
    brucefdb permalink

    1% in, at least we got off to a good start….lol

  14. 2012 February 28 5:23 pm
    brucefdb permalink

    how many times did you vote bc3b?

  15. 2012 February 28 5:25 pm
    bc3b permalink

    44 -34.

    Gingrich at 7%. Time for “Callista and I” to start singing “Goodnight Irene.”

  16. 2012 February 28 5:28 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Only once. Even in Deeetroit, you only vote once. This is a tough state. Not only do you have to show a photo ID but there’s a laptop and card scanner at each polling place. They had to scan my driver’s license three times.

  17. 2012 February 28 5:29 pm
    bc3b permalink

    42-38 with 3%

  18. 2012 February 28 5:30 pm

    11 Not as good as the above two

  19. 2012 February 28 5:30 pm
    bc3b permalink

    It’s a shame Santorum doesn’t have Gingrich’s 7%.

  20. 2012 February 28 5:31 pm
    bc3b permalink

    40-40. I am not liking this.

  21. 2012 February 28 5:31 pm

    The more PAC $$$ Newt gets, the further he drops in the polls.

  22. 2012 February 28 5:33 pm

    22 Depends on where the results are coming from

  23. 2012 February 28 5:34 pm

    Is this winner take all??

  24. 2012 February 28 5:35 pm


  25. 2012 February 28 5:39 pm

    Foxnews says a lot of these results are from greater Detroit. If true than over for Mittens

  26. 2012 February 28 5:39 pm
    bc3b permalink

    “The more PAC $$$ Newt gets, the further he drops in the polls.”

    Ain’t that the truth. At least Newt’s consistent. He has been at 7% all night.

  27. 2012 February 28 5:41 pm
    bc3b permalink

    There’s actually a small area in the westernmost part of the upper Peninsula that’s on central time, but grizzlies outnemu=ber voters.

  28. 2012 February 28 5:41 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Am I seeing things or did CNN just yank about 2k votes away from Romney??

  29. 2012 February 28 5:42 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Santorum up by 1,000 with 7% in.

  30. 2012 February 28 5:45 pm

    The HHR droids will shit a brick if santorum pulls this off.

  31. 2012 February 28 5:47 pm

    Newt is toast after tonight

  32. 2012 February 28 5:47 pm

    33 Wait ’till next Tuesday.

  33. 2012 February 28 5:49 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Santorum by 2,500 with 11% reporting.

  34. 2012 February 28 5:51 pm

    If I were Rick, I’d head out to Ohio before tomorrow.

    Golden chance to finish Mittens off next week.

  35. 2012 February 28 5:53 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    Eph – Rick was in NW Ohio this morning after a campaign stop in Michigan.

  36. 2012 February 28 5:54 pm

    Seems the further you get from Detroit, the better Santorum does

  37. 2012 February 28 5:54 pm
    bc3b permalink

    I’m sure Santorum is in Michigan tonight. My buddy saw his campaign bus Sunday and he has no change to win Arizona. He’s probably in the Detroit or Lansing area. Toledo is just 90 minutes from Detroit.

  38. 2012 February 28 5:54 pm


    Ohio should be the death blow to the Mitt campaign

  39. 2012 February 28 5:55 pm


    Rick made one trip to AZ that I know of. He got the hint that the LDS aint gonna vote for him

  40. 2012 February 28 5:56 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    I’d be sending an advance man to Texas to woo the Guv for an endorsement. If sweater vest could corral TX it would box Mittens in a corner before Super Tuesday.

  41. 2012 February 28 5:57 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Perry has already endorsed Gingrich.

  42. 2012 February 28 5:58 pm

    How much $$$ did Mitt spend in Michigan the last week?

  43. 2012 February 28 5:59 pm
    bc3b permalink

    They started reporting around 8:15. Gingrich hasn’t moved off 7%. And Santorum refers to himself as consistent.

  44. 2012 February 28 6:00 pm
    bc3b permalink

    “How much $$$ did Mitt spend in Michigan the last week?”

    A ton, although most of the spending was by the SuperPAC.

  45. 2012 February 28 6:01 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    As soon as Gingrich drops out, Perry has to reselect.

  46. 2012 February 28 6:01 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Getting close. Romney is within 250 with 16% reporting.

  47. 2012 February 28 6:03 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Romney is up by 2000 with 17% in. A Romney area must have reported.

  48. 2012 February 28 6:03 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Interesting CNN has S with a 2k lead with 17% reporting…

  49. 2012 February 28 6:04 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Romney is up by 4k with 19% in.

  50. 2012 February 28 6:04 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Yep, I hate when they flip the damn chart around….

  51. 2012 February 28 6:07 pm
    brucefdb permalink

    Gingrich wont drop out.

  52. 2012 February 28 6:09 pm
    brucefdb permalink

    Without knowing where the early votes are from you cannot tell whether Romney will win easily or that there is still a chance for a Santorum comeback.

    Part of the Mi polls did not close until 6pm, those would be in the west part of the state, right? Isn’t that Santorum land? bc3b, please confirm or not?

  53. 2012 February 28 6:10 pm
    judyt2012 permalink

    Mark Levin was on fire tonight. He asked Romney supporters to call in and explain why they supported Romney. It took a few callers to slap them down that they needed to explain why they supported Romney without trashing another candidate.

    I could not stop laughing at some of these idiots. The woman, or was it a man, said Romney was a winner. Did this person ever look at how many elections Romney has lost?

    Levin made an excellent point. All of these folks rave about Romney’s business experience and Levin said there are liberal businessmen and conservative businessmen. “George Soros is a businessman”, a very successful one.

    If business success is all that matters why not ask Warren Buffet or Bill Gates to be POTUS…. both are extremely successful businessmen.

    If you get a chance listen to at least the 2nd hour podcast.

    Levin said need to look at what Romney did as a governor to get an idea of whether he is a liberal businessman or a conservative one.

  54. 2012 February 28 6:11 pm

    Detroit results must be coming in

  55. 2012 February 28 6:12 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Romney is ahead by 8,000. I just took a look at the county breakdown and didn’t like what I saw. There are a lot of unreported votes in counties where Romney should do well.

  56. 2012 February 28 6:12 pm
    brucefdb permalink

    Earlier exit poll saidn Western Michigan went heavily for Santorum, but probably not too many people there, huh? 🙂

  57. 2012 February 28 6:14 pm
    bc3b permalink

    All the polls that count closed at 8 PM. The ones in the central time zone are so few they are inconsequential.

    It’s not looking good.

  58. 2012 February 28 6:14 pm

    41-38 Mittens with 27%

  59. 2012 February 28 6:15 pm

    Whoever wins Ohio will be the nominee

  60. 2012 February 28 6:17 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    I am starting to get depressed.

  61. 2012 February 28 6:18 pm
    judyt2012 permalink

    Looks like Romney is taking Wayne, Oakland and Macoamb counties (Detroit) rather easily 50% or less of the vote… but the other 3 are splitting the other 50%. Lots of votes are from the counties.

    Santorum will come away with District delegates but there are about 20K votes that need offset and I don’t know where those will be found

  62. 2012 February 28 6:19 pm

    Mitt should have won by 15 points. He might get a 4 point win.

  63. 2012 February 28 6:19 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Romney is doing well in the Detroit area (Wayne, Oakland and Macomb), the Lansing (Ingham County) area and Ann Arbor (Washtenaw). Santorum is winning most of the rest of the state, but I don’t think it will be enough.

  64. 2012 February 28 6:20 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Santorum is losing by about 10,000 votes and Newt has 20,000 votes. That’s the story.

  65. 2012 February 28 6:22 pm
    bc3b permalink

    judyt2009 –

    You and I see it the same way. The margins in the tri-county area will be too great to overcome.

  66. 2012 February 28 6:24 pm

    No game changer either way

  67. 2012 February 28 6:25 pm

    A week from tonight, sanity will prevail

  68. 2012 February 28 6:25 pm
    JustMary permalink

    This is depressing indeed.

  69. 2012 February 28 6:26 pm
    mulletover permalink

  70. 2012 February 28 6:28 pm
    JustMary permalink

    #64 Out of curiosity, what are the demographics of those areas?

  71. 2012 February 28 6:33 pm
    bc3b permalink

    The areas where Romney is doing well are the urban and “gentrified” areas (the ones filled with yuppies – like Oakland, where I live). Romney also is doing well in the upscale Lake Michigan resort areas (around where the word “Wolverine” is on the map. Romney is also doing well in the areas with large universities (Lansing and Ann Arbor). Santorum is doing well in western Michigan and is winning Kent County (Grand Rapids) and Kalamazoo County, which has one of the state’s larger universities (Western Michigan).

  72. 2012 February 28 6:34 pm
    brucefdb permalink

    well, like Eph said, let’s see what transpires next Tuesday…as long as Rick + Newt is >= to Romney + buttboyPaul we still have a shot.

  73. 2012 February 28 6:37 pm
    bc3b permalink

    It boils down to “Gingrich is the spoiler.” The same thing could happen again next week as I am sure Romney is carpet bombing Ohio.

    If I were Santorum, my message to Ohioans would be, “Voting for Gingrich is throwing your vote away. If you want to stop Romney, I’m the only hope. Michigan proved that.”

  74. 2012 February 28 6:38 pm
    brucefdb permalink

    btw….does anyone believe the Ron Paul spent his own campaigns money in Mi to trash Santorum?

    What a little creep that sack of crap is.

    Let’s stop these Waaaarrrrssss!!!

  75. 2012 February 28 6:38 pm
    bc3b permalink

    bruce –

    well, like Eph said, let’s see what transpires next Tuesday…as long as Rick + Newt is >= to Romney + buttboyPaul we still have a shot.

    But, as long as the “Not-Mitt” vote is split, Romney wins.

  76. 2012 February 28 6:39 pm
    brucefdb permalink

    Newt is not the spoiler in my book…..he is the back-up.

  77. 2012 February 28 6:40 pm
    brucefdb permalink

    How come you didn’t vote3 more, bc3b? I bet MiC with his teachers union credentials was able to vote 6 times for Romney!

  78. 2012 February 28 6:42 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Bruce –

    Have you looked at Rasmussen’s polls this week? Mitt and Paul beat Obama. Santorum is within 2%. Newt is 10% behind.

    To quote my 19-year old (Mitt-bot) College Republican daughter once again: “There’s no way this country is going to elect a fat, old white guy who has been married three times, resigned from Congress under a cloud and has more baggage than O’Hare.”

  79. 2012 February 28 6:44 pm
    brucefdb permalink

    Newt should not drop out before Super Tuesday….he still has a big sugar daddy and who knows what happens in the next week?

    Of course since you hate Newt it doesnt matter to you, I will take Newt or Rick equally over Mitt.

  80. 2012 February 28 6:44 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Michigan is one of the toughest in which you can commit voter fraud. Like I said they scanned my drivers license three times online before it passed.

  81. 2012 February 28 6:45 pm

    Rick is winning a ton of counties.

  82. 2012 February 28 6:46 pm
    justrand permalink

    looks like Michigan is NOT gonna save us 🙂

  83. 2012 February 28 6:46 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Newt is no longer consistent at 7%. He’s down to 6%.

  84. 2012 February 28 6:47 pm

    Newt down to 6%

  85. 2012 February 28 6:47 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Eph –

    Rick is winning a ton of counties.

  86. 2012 February 28 6:47 pm
    brucefdb permalink

    When I left to work in Paris in 1980 in August, Reagan was terribly behind Carter….those polls meant zilch.

    Polls showing Newt down also mean zilch. Newt can trash Obama better than anyone.

  87. 2012 February 28 6:48 pm

    Early voting got Mitt the win. No doubt

  88. 2012 February 28 6:49 pm
    brucefdb permalink

    I love Rick and hope he wins, but I think Newt will do the right thing if he is the nominee. What I dont want is the Ruling Class boy.

  89. 2012 February 28 6:50 pm
    bc3b permalink

    The problem is the Detroit area (when isn’t it.

    Santorum is losing by 14k. He is down 16k in Oakland (my county), down 8k in Macomb County (the next county east) and 9k in Wayne (Detroit).

  90. 2012 February 28 6:51 pm
    bc3b permalink

    brucefdb –

    I love Rick and hope he wins, but I think Newt will do the right thing if he is the nominee. What I dont want is the Ruling Class boy.

    I have as much chance of being the nominee as Newt – 6% in MI – 6%.

  91. 2012 February 28 6:55 pm
    mulletover permalink

    Newt’s sugar daddy, Sheldon Adelson, is giving chicken feed (to him) to Newt, and will continue to do so. It’s not so much about Gingrich, or his chances to secure the nomination, but rather to show the whole field and any other observer that he is a player. It is all about Israel, and his fear for the Jewish state. Newt will stay in until the convention, as a result.

    He is deathly afraid of losing U. S. support of Israel, and wants to be a factor in the back of anyone’s mind should they come to power. Adelson is worth $22 billion, and will spend whatever it takes to convince any and every politician in DC that Israel must never be abandoned.

  92. 2012 February 28 6:57 pm
    bc3b permalink

    I would be interested in knowing what a vote in Michigan cost for Romney versus a vote for Santorum.

  93. 2012 February 28 6:59 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Mullet –

    Interesting about Ellmers. On the high profile stuff she has sure been Boehner’s lap dog.

  94. 2012 February 28 7:04 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Romney still can’t put Santorum away. That should be the message of the evening.

  95. 2012 February 28 7:07 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    Brokered Convention coming. Newt-Rick still gaining more votes than romney.

    Either one of Newt-Rick will win out if we get to that point.

  96. 2012 February 28 7:08 pm
    mulletover permalink

    #96 Protecting her tea party flank, it would seem.

    By the way, Bob Etheridge, the creep who Elmers defeated, it expected to file his candidacy for NC governor tomorrow.

    I don’t think he will be successful. He doesn’t have that much statewide support, and this looks like a republican year with McCrory.

    Especially after bev.

  97. 2012 February 28 7:10 pm
    mulletover permalink


  98. 2012 February 28 7:12 pm
    bc3b permalink

    The Hurricanes won at home tonight, beating the Predators. I’m sure the Storm Crew’s inspiration played a major role in the win.

    The Wings beat the Blue Jackets. A team with Mullet and me could beat the Blue Jackets. What self-respecting Indian tribe goes around calling itself the Blue Jackets. Names like Apaches, Comanchees, Chippewa, Iriquois, Mohawks. Those are cool tribe names. Blue Jackets – blah!!!

    It’s like Heidelburg University in Ohio. Their nickname is the Student Princes. How is gonna fear a team called the Student Princes?

  99. 2012 February 28 7:20 pm
    bc3b permalink

    The biggest shame of the night – I was planning to become a hari-kari knife distributor and run Google ads on HA and HHR tomorrow morning.

  100. 2012 February 28 7:26 pm

    “Can Michigan Save the Country from Romney?”

    I guess not.

  101. 2012 February 28 7:27 pm

    There will be jercle cerks all around at HHR tonight.

  102. 2012 February 28 7:32 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    I was planning to become a hari-kari knife distributor

    Considering what the outcome seems to be, maybe an anesthetizing palm cream would be more appropriate. All those high-fives can hurt.

  103. 2012 February 28 7:34 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    bc3b – Romney is carpet bombing Santorum here in Ohio with his Superpac BUT Newt is carpet boming Romney with his Superpac.

  104. 2012 February 28 7:35 pm

    KnightHawk permalink

    Can Michigan Save the Country from Romney?”

    I guess not.

    Is it worth saving?

  105. 2012 February 28 8:09 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    “Not only did Christ and the giants of the Christian faith refuse to aggress against others, no matter how sinful or evil, they even refused to use violence in self-defense and instead chose martyrdom. When Peter tried to defend Jesus with the sword by cutting off the ear of a soldier, Jesus rebuked him and healed the man’s ear.

    Jesus did not instruct the disciples to go to the wilderness and train for a few months so they could plan a stealth nighttime assassination of the guards who crucified Him or any who opposed the Way. He told them to forgive. To Baptize. To turn the other cheek. To submit even to death for the sake of the gospel, rather than resort to violence. That is a radical message and they lived it.

    And yet the Church finds herself cheering for the military and honoring them without questioning what they are doing, who they are killing, why they are doing it, or if it’s right. Worship of America and the myth of its righteousness have taken the place of any sense of individual moral responsibility on the part of soldiers or those who support them.

    I left church with an immense weight on my soul. I wept. I wept because I knew exactly the sentiment expressed by most of the churchgoers that morning. I used to share it. I wept as I remembered my bloodlust after 9/11. I wanted the United States military to kill people. I wanted bombs to drop and guns to fire. I wanted somebody to get it, good and hard. I wanted death. I wanted war. I did not want peace. I felt no love, only hate.

    This impulse is the most human of all impulses. It is also the very impulse Christ taught us to overcome and demonstrated how to do so by His own example. Even when others hate, love”

  106. 2012 February 28 8:28 pm

    108 – I don’t know, a better question might be is it even realistically possible, and that I doubt more and more with each passing day.

  107. 2012 February 28 8:29 pm

    Oh and I’ll take the blond on the right please. 😉

  108. 2012 February 28 8:58 pm
    judyt2012 permalink

    Millions and millions of dollars and Romney still can’t break 41%…

    Romney is such a flawed candidate and proved again he has a glass jaw

    He will not attack Obama but will cry and poop his pants when the Chicago machine comes after him.

  109. 2012 February 28 9:04 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Romney is carpet bombing Santorum here in Ohio with his Superpac BUT Newt is carpet boming Romney with his Superpac. — GN

    Sounds like a Southeast Asian proxy war.

  110. 2012 February 28 9:06 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Judy, 112, — Ya got that one right.

  111. 2012 February 28 9:13 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    pension reform as a matter of defense policy — — bottom line: factored in, the DoD is broke and don’t know it.

  112. 2012 February 28 9:29 pm

    115. What am I missing Dr, why would anyone be responsible for the pension costs of a ‘contractor’ in the typical sense?

  113. 2012 February 29 2:14 am

    Prediction: The same peep who don’t bother to check their mirrors will not bother to check the cam view, making the mandate next to pointless.

  114. 2012 February 29 3:44 am
    drdog09 permalink


    If you remember back in the 60’s thru 80’s the DoD was doing cost plus contracts with firms. Part of the deal was that the govt covered those off balance sheet costs as part of the contracts.

  115. 2012 February 29 3:50 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Worse even. Most of the cars now equipped with visual touch systems have them as part of the entertainment system. They are located in the dash such that it take the drivers vision away from where they should be looking, even if backing up.

  116. 2012 February 29 4:20 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Tip sheet to help you wake up the sheeple with the rolled up newspaper (if you still get one) —

  117. 2012 February 29 4:23 am
    drdog09 permalink

  118. 2012 February 29 5:54 am

    Does Mitt have a relative that was Governor of Ohio?

    I guess not

  119. 2012 February 29 5:59 am
    drdog09 permalink

    This is what passes for `pulse pounding reporting` at CNBC —

    “Obama’s chances of winning in November increased to above 60 percent on Tuesday, up from about 50 percent at the beginning of the year, according to the odds on prediction market ”

    Intrade is the source for this piece! Jeeeez.

  120. 2012 February 29 6:03 am


    I cant see Romney winning in November.

  121. 2012 February 29 6:03 am
    justrand permalink

    drdog, the Dims are figuring they can smoke & mirror their way through this election. I have a quick piece on that going up in a couple minutes.

  122. 2012 February 29 6:24 am
    drdog09 permalink


    I can see Romney winning, but only because his opponent is so much worse. But we will have another Dim in the WH come 2016.

  123. 2012 February 29 6:44 am

    2014 should be a good year to pick up the senate votes needed to overturn obamycare, assuming a GOP pres.Perhaps it could even be overturned(by non appropriation) during a budget conference resolution with a simple majority.

  124. 2012 February 29 7:47 am
    6thLetterIZkooky permalink

    “Early voting got Mitt the win. No doubt”

    -A strong,disciplined, well-funded ORGANIZATION may be the difference between Obama going back to Chicago or staying in Washington DC, come Jan 20, 2013. Hopefully we ALL agree it would be better to see him getting on a plane back to Chicago!

  125. 2012 February 29 9:17 am

    post 109 ~~canis latrans

    Nowhere in the old or new testament is self defense prohibited

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