All the news the New York Times "forgot" - to print

Monday, March 24, 2008

Oh yeah, I get to vote for McCain!


Saturday, March 22, 2008

Real Big Government

REAL ID marches on.

"Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff had warned that if holdout states do not send a letter by the end of March seeking an extension, come May, residents of such states will no longer be able to use their driver's licenses as valid ID to board airplanes or enter federal buildings. Such travelers would instead have to present a passport or be subjected to secondary screening."

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Fun With Phone Solicitors


Friday, March 21, 2008

Clinton: "I'm Dead"

from Politico

"One important Clinton adviser estimated to Politico privately that she has no more than a 10 percent chance of winning her race against Barack Obama, an appraisal that was echoed by other operatives. In other words: The notion of the Democratic contest being a dramatic cliffhanger is a game of make-believe."

Hmmm ...Or maybe just playing dead...


Patriots Sign Another CB

The Patriots signed former Detroit Loins cornerback Fernando Bryant yesterday to a one year contract. Bryant played and started all 16 of the Lions games last year and made 69 total tackles and two interceptions. He actually seems like a guy that might be able to make the roster when the season rolls around unlike some of the other Pat signings this offseason (Webster, Slaughter, etc...). It's possible he could be sort of like Tyrone Pool, one great year and done, but that's all we need. In my view at the very least he's an upgrade over Randle Gay.

According to the Boston Globe, Bryant was coached by the Patriots new secondary coach Dom Capers for one year (1999-2000) so maybe that's the connection that got this signing started.

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Sunday, March 16, 2008


The two week debate road trip is over. Should be able to post more often now that I have access to a computer.


Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Huckabee drops out, but wins four RI delegates

Last night, John McCain received the 1191 delegates that he needed in order to win the Republican nomination. Huckabee had promised that he would drop out if McCain got that "magic number", so his speech didn't come as a surprise. In his speech he hinted to a possible 2012 run and vowed to continue fighting for the conservative positions that he based his campaign on. He's only fifty-two years old so he has plenty of time to gain more credentials and name recognition before the next election.

As far as Rhode Island's primary, McCain won with around 65% of the vote (around 16k votes)
and Huckabee came in second with 22% of the vote (around 6K votes). That's a pretty impressive percentage for Huckabee if you take into account that our Republican Party consists of many RINO's, which is why RI is the most democratic state in the US. When my dad went to vote, he did an exit poll on the condition that the polling person would give him some information on the likely results. She said that it didn't look good for Huckabee, and it was around a 25 to 1 ratio between Huckabee and McCain supporters. The real results of our town was more like 2/1 for McCain, not nearly as bad as the poll person had said (lesson: don't trust exit polls). (click here to see town results)

This year RI allotted delegates in proportion, instead of the winner take all scheme it had in previous elections. That meant that with 22% of the votes, Huckabee won 4 delegates to the convention. Here you can see the results for the Huckabee delegate vote count in RI.

My Dad placed first place, which means he possible will go to the Republican National Convention in September!

Thanks to the hard work of a lot of people- our Meetup group, delegate candidates, sign holders, etc.- Rhode Island will have given Huckabee about the same delegates that he got in South Carolina and more delegates then he got in New Hampshire and Wisconsin, Michigan or Nevada.

Also, through this election, we've been able to setup a great infrastructure for future local and presidential elections. So, go Huckabee 2012!

This post was written by Aidan. Silas is at a National Open Debate Tournament in TX. He will be back Sunday.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

I voted!

I just voted for Huckabee. You can view the results of the election live as soon as they begin to come in (at 9:00pm) here.

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