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Saturday, January 12, 2008

For Freedom's Sake, Pig Out on Krispy Kremes

Never being one who passes up a good opportunity to be politically incorrect, I headed out this evening to Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, bought two dozen hot original glazed, came back home and pigged out.

For those who may be unfamiliar with these wonderful delicacies, when Krispy Kreme shops are in the midst of making a batch of fresh original glazed doughnuts, they put the 'hot' sign on outside, meaning that if you purchase them while that sign is on, you will be treated to the very best hot and fresh doughnuts on earth, the glazed 'Krispy Kremes.'

And they will melt in your mouth.

I ate half a dozen of them driving back home. And I'm not saying how many I ate once I got home. But it was wonderful, and I had a good time.

But the joy of the taste of these heavenly delicacies only barely surpassed the joy of doing something the food police, Big Brother, the government school system, and other wacko activists consider to be a big no-no.

It was almost as if with every bite I got up into their elitist, holier-than-thou faces and said, 'Take that, you Commie!'

In the United States of America today, that former bastion of individual freedom, there are forces on every hand that try to dictate to us what to eat, what not to eat, what to drive, what type of fuel to use, what temp to set our thermostats on, not to mention what to think and feel.

They will also tell you that you cannot pack certain food items into your kids' lunch containers, that you are forbidden to smoke even in your own home (in some areas), and that you are not allowed to carry tools to defend yourselves against thugs in shopping malls and on college campuses who ARE carrying those tools.

I am tired of it--SICK and tired of it, as a matter of fact. And thus, I will from now on take every opportunity to blow smoke into the faces of the food and tobacco police, and all of the other operatives of the nanny state.

I will not eat anything except what I want to eat, period. I will smoke wherever I please, except when it bothers those with breathing problems. I will slip doughnuts and cookies into the lunch containers of my children and grandchildren. I am going to continue to drive half-ton pickup trucks.

Back to the Krispy Kremes. The word is that this Winston-Salem, North Carolina company is in financial trouble due to the emphasis on 'politically correct eating,' as well as heavy competition from Dunkin Donuts, which, in our opinion, is nowhere near the quality and taste of Krispy Kreme.

Thus, every chance I get I am going to buy some Krispy Kremes. And I am going to enjoy them without guilt.

Let the food police go straight to hell.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Second Amendment News Roundup for 1/11/08

Focusing on guns and politics, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

Mike McCarville reports that the oldest and most respected conservative publication in the nation, Human Events, has endorsed Fred Thompson:

Born Again Redneck reports that even some in the mainstream media have declared Fred the winner of last night's debate:

Born Again Redneck also says that European schools are demonizing free enterprise and capitalism:

Breda has a YouTube excerpt of Fred kicking ass in last night's debate:

John Lott provides insightful commentary on the GOP race:

Sebastian comments on the dismal state of private property rights in California:

Nicki has a story on how a custody battle has focused on one single issue--an 'unsafe home environment' caused guessed it, guns:

Uncle posts 'Citizen, Arm Thyself':

The War on Guns comments on the many socialists who exploit the First Amendment to undermine the Second:

Red's has the latest Len Savage article on the next target of the ATF:

ROFL! Jack Pribek notes that Bill Clinton is turning into 'Senator Blowhard' Ted Kennedy, and he has the pictorial to prove it:

Dustin shows us why merely dialing 911 in a home invasion or a personal attack is not enough to save your life:

Oscar Poppa effectively dispels any doubt that California is run by leftwing nuts. Now they want to make sure you can't adjust your home's thermostat. Why? 'For the sake of the planet':

Alphecca reports that D.C.'s lawsuit against various gun manufacturers has been dismissed. This is great news:

Armed and Safe posts the latest news on the next step in the move toward gun microstamping--A MUST-READ:

The Buckeye Firearms Association says it's time to check the renewal date on your CHL:

Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership presents Part 3 of L. Neil Smith's series entitled, 'What's It Gonna Take?':

The Volokh Conspiracy has a VERY interesting read today on Ms. Magazine's anti-Israel bias:

Ann Coulter walks down memory lane in a moving and funny tribute to her beloved Father, who died last week:

The quintessential conservative, Mr. William F. Buckley, Jr., comments on political contributions here:


Republican Presidential hopeful Fred Thompson hit a grand slam during Thursday night's GOP debate in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. An animated, assertive Thompson came out swinging, and apparently it paid off handsomely.

Fox News, which co-sponsored the debate, put together a focus group made up of highly likely GOP primary voters to watch the forum together by television in Charleston, SC.

Before the debate, only 3 of the roughly 30 citizens who made up the focus group stated that they supported Fred Thompson. After the debate, the overwhelming majority stated that Thompson won the debate and that they liked what they saw.

When asked who was the biggest loser in the forum, almost every single one said, 'Ron Paul.'

Small focus groups made up of Republican voters are much more reliable in their assessments than the unscientific and asinine polls that are taken immediately following the debates, polls which are open to persons who may not be Republican and who will not be voting in the primary.

Thus, no matter what Fox's poll or anyone else's poll may say, the people who count--those most likely to vote in the GOP primary on Jan. 19--are the only ones who matter.

And these are the very ones that Fred Thompson won over on Thursday evening.

One of the reasons cited by the focus group as a factor in giving Thompson such a favorable rating in the debate was the manner in which he went after Mike Huckabee's record as Governor of Arkansas.

In our view, such a thing was long overdue. Huckabee has essentially misrepresented himself around the country in many various ways, including his background--claiming he 'has a theological degree.' We have already totally discredited that claim right here on the Liberty Sphere.

But beyond that, Huckabee has a penchant for glossing over the bare facts that he raised taxes, increased the size and scope of government, and supported giving tuition breaks to illegal aliens.

Thompson outlined each of these aspects of the Huckabee record, making it clear that although the former Baptist preacher can turn on the charm and make people think he walks on water, he actually has a very public record from his days as Governor of Arkansas that anyone can research for themselves if they are interested in the truth.

And that record shows that Huckabee is no Ronald Reagan conservative except for abortion and gun rights. Outside of those two issues, Huckabee is a big government Republican who will raise taxes and increase the size of government at the drop of a hat if he thinks it is 'necessary to improve lives.'

That philosophy is called 'liberalism.'

But it took Fred Thompson to bring the ugly truth about Huckabee to the national stage, since nobody else was willing to do so.

The South Carolina Republican Primary is still 9 days away, and it is still way too early to tell who will win. But if the skeptical GOP focus group is any indication, Fred hit a grand slam on Thursday night that may well propel him to the top of the heap on Jan. 19.

It's about time.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Second Amendment News Roundup for 1/10/08

Focusing on guns and politics, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

Strange. A 20-year old pregnant Marine, stationed in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, has vanished. She was expected to give testimony concerning an undisclosed 'incident' at the base:

A Keyboard and a .45 has extremely important information from the Fred Thompson campaign. The time to help is NOW:

Concerning Fred, Born Again Redneck has some updated info on Thompson's support in South Carolina:

Traction Control says it's time to help Fred in a big way in South Carolina. Thus, he is once again offering his special deal. Donate to Fred, buy some guns, and Traction will match your donation to Fred. A great deal!:

CNSNews Service has an in-depth analysis of Fred Thompson and Mike Huckabee in South Carolina:

Alphecca reports that San Francisco has once again been slapped down by the Courts over its illegal gun bans:

Armed and Safe reports on Carolyn McCarthy's next step in her attempt to enact total bans on all guns in increments:

Red's says that Utah Senator Bob Bennett has sided with the ATF over gun dealers:

The most beautiful blond on earth, Blonde Sagacity, comments on the asinine resistance to voter I.D. laws. The lack of proper I.D. at the polls has created a cesspool of voter fraud, which is obviously why Democrats love it:

Tam says she has some good reasons for not being so optimistic anymore:

Uncle says that the Press seems to be taking dictation from the Violent Policy Center:

Oscar Poppa has the cartoon editorial of the day, and it is a doozie:

Sebastian provides commentary on the bill HR 4900, which once again pits the GOA against some gun owners who support the bill:

Nicki blogs on nanny state insanity:

Speaking of the nanny state, a school in Greenwich, Conn. has banned desserts for its students, even telling parents what they can and cannot pack for those students who bring their own lunch! You know something? These kinds of people can simply kiss my Lilly white ass!:

Squeaky has very disturbing info on a blogging family in the midst of an emergency:

Robb Allen comments on homemade guns:

The War on Guns points out just who are the real wrongheaded extremists:

The MUST-read of the day is by John Lott, the gist of which is that while the MSM is having orgasms over emotion-peddling demagogues, Fred Thompson has been systematically laying out solid proposals, one after the other. Read about his plans for reigning in federal spending:

From the NRA: Baltimore Mayor Proposes Gun Control Legislation:

Eugene Volokh points out how easy it is to keep moving the boundaries of the definition of 'racist' to ridiculous proportions:

So you don't believe in media bias? Well, now NBC News has admitted it. A major NBC correspondent reported to Brian Williams that it is 'just so hard to cover Barack Obama objectively' (translation--they are all, men and women alike in the media, having orgasms over him):


Big news is coming out of the world of politics today as one of the Democratic candidates has withdrawn from the race and a Republican has pulled his ads in two key states.

The Associated Press is reporting that Democratic Presidential hopeful Bill Richardson is pulling out of the race for his Party's Presidential nomination.

Richardson has struggled to reach double-digit support in the polls, and his showing in the primaries and caucuses so far has been dismal.

We feel that Richardson is making the right decision. We have not attempted to hide our dislike for Richardson, who, with the exception of his views on gun rights, is a big government Socialist like Hillary and Obama.

The other big news comes out of South Carolina as the Mitt Romney campaign announced that it is pulling its ads immediately from both South Carolina and Florida. The significance of this news cannot be over-emphasized.

Romney has managed only one win and two second-place finishes so far. Increasingly it appears that he will not do well in South Carolina, where John McCain, Mike Huckabee, and Fred Thompson are expected to duke it out for the top spots in the primary vote.

In Florida Romney faces a rather large Giuliani voter-base. Mike Huckabee is also expected to do well in the Florida primary.

Thus, the Romney campaign has decided to focus its efforts on Michigan, where the candidate has a good chance of winning. Romney's father, George Romney, was Governor of Michigan in the 60s. The elder Romney even briefly challenged Richard Nixon for the Republican Presidential nomination in 1968.

It is clear, however, that Romney is facing a major problem beneath the surface and beneath all of the headlines. In spite of the megabucks of his own money Romney has spent, he has very little to show for it so far, and the signs indicate it will only get worse.

Giuliani will do well on Super Tuesday. John McCain will do much better than expected. So will Mike Huckabee. And, depending on what happens in South Carolina, Thompson may become a major player on Super Tuesday as well.

In short, Romney is gradually being overshadowed by other candidates.

The fact that he has pulled his ads out of South Carolina and Florida is a clear indication that he has conceded those states as losses.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Second Amendment News Roundup for 1/9/08

Focusing on guns and politics, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

From the NRA: Help Keep Recreational Shooting Open on Federal Lands:

The Buckeye Firearms Association has an interesting article on The Straw Purchase: The Last Hope of the Anti-Gun Elite:

ROFL! Gun Law News has 'the Obama ring tone.' You gotta see this:

The JPFO has essential reading as they offer a reprint of one of their stellar articles on '6 Things About the Second Amendment,' which is an in-depth analysis:

The MUST-read of the day is by Eugene Volokh at the Volokh Conspiracy on the election implications of the Second Amendment case before the Supreme Court:

Well, my friends, it's time for the election fraud conspiracy theories. Michelle Malkin has the story:

Sebastian has the quote of the day, and you MUST see this!:

Nicki comments on the snub of the gun and ammo industry by the credit card processing service:

The War on Guns has an obvious solution to the background-checks-at-gun-shows problem:

Mike McCarville has some thoughts on why the New Hampshire polls were so wrong:

Alphecca comments on John McCain's win in New Hampshire:

Dustin's Gun Blog posts some interesting thoughts on carrying while intoxicated:

Red's says that pro-Second Amendment states are recruiting firearms manufacturers:

Squeaky issues a very important announcement, and I agree with her 100%:

Bitter Bitch has a post on her blog after a long absence. Read it!:

Breda makes an excellent point about the Meredith Emerson murder in North Georgia:

Thompson Launches 11-Day S.C. Campaign Blitz

Skipping the New Hampshire primary where he received very little support, GOP Presidential hopeful Fred Thompson is launching an 11-day campaign blitz by bus in South Carolina leading up to the Republican primary on Jan. 19.

The former U.S. Senator from Tennessee did much better than expected in Iowa and Wyoming, picking up 3 delegates to the GOP Convention in the summer, but the candidate had trouble connecting in New Hampshire.

South Carolina, however, represents a ray of hope for Thompson. He has polled well in the state, and his visits to the Palmetto State have been very well-received.

Thompson hopes that his 11-day blitz will shore up his support and gain new supporters just prior to the South Carolina primary.

Mike Huckabee, however, has been a problem for Thompson ever since the former Arkansas Governor began his surge in popularity. South Carolina is home to a significant number of conservative evangelical Christian voters who are smitten by Huckabee's status as a Baptist minister and his views on abortion and so-called 'family values.'

A closer look at Huckabee would reveal that the candidate is no conservative at all except for his views on the social issues that resonate with conservative Christians. As Governor, Huckabee consistently promoted higher taxes, bigger government, more government spending, and a shocking callousness to the desire of the American people to stem the tide of the flow of illegal aliens into the country.

He also exhibits an alarming lack of knowledge on foreign policy issues.

Thompson hopes to cash in on these glaring weaknesses of the Huckabee bandwagon. It is to be hoped, for the sake of the nation and South Carolina both, that conservative Christians in the Palmetto State are smart enough to understand that a smiling personality and a pro-life stance are not the only credentials necessary to being President.

After all, Fred Thompson has a 100% rating from the National Right to Life Campaign.

Huckabee is not the only one whose values mirror those of conservative Christians. With Thompson not only do we get someone who is pro-life and pro-family, but we get a staunch defender of gun rights, small government, lower taxes, and a strong U.S. defence and foreign policy to boot.

In short, Thompson is the total package. Huckabee is a big government wolf in sheep's clothing.

Surprise in New Hampshire

Defying all of the polls, the expectations, and the pundits' predictions, Hillary Rodham Clinton has emerged as the winner of the New Hampshire Primary on the Democratic side.

Barack Obama, who conceded to Clinton roughly 30 minutes ago, came in 2nd in a close race separated by only an estimated 5000 votes.

John Edwards same in a distant third with 12% of the vote.

As expected, on the Republican side John McCain cruised to a victory over Mitt Romney. McCain is now back in the race in a big way following a difficult summer during which he had been given up for dead.

Mike Huckabee came in a distant 3rd in New Hampshire with 11% of the vote. Rudy Giuliani placed 4th, Ron Paul placed 5th, Fred Thompson came in 6th, and Duncan Hunter placed 7th.

In the delegate count for the GOP, only John McCain emerges with delegates for the GOP Convention. McCain thus joins Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson, and Duncan Hunter as the GOP candidates who have won delegates so far.

Rudy Giuliani and Ron Paul have yet to win any delegates toward the GOP nomination.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Second Amendment News Roundup for 1/8/08

Focusing on guns and politics, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

Michelle Malkin has the late-breaking updates on the N.H. Primary, including the news that a record turnout has resulted in a lack of ballots:

John Lott reports that a major credit card company has rejected the firearms industry, refusing to process charges for guns, ammunition, etc.:

The Volokh Conspiracy points to new research on the Second Amendment:

Volokh also examines the question, 'Did George W. Bush Destroy Reaganism?':

The Buckeye Firearms Association analyzes the top Presidential contenders in light of the 2nd Amendment:

Mike McCarville takes a look at Hillary Clinton's strategy in light of her present woes:

A Keyboard and a .45 has some interesting info concerning the Muslim Dad's 'honor killing' of his two teenage daughters:

Born Again Redneck provides important commentary on the apparent need of the masses to seek for 'novelty' in politics...a very dangerous concept on which to base one's vote!:

Blogonomicon has some ominous news on a bill Congress passed concerning gun control, violence, and 'home-grown terrorism':

Red's posts Sen. Mike Crapo's response to Michael Sullivan's confirmation as head of the ATF, which has been placed on hold:

Say Uncle has updated info on the Second Amendment Blog Bash at the NRA convention:

Robb Allen blogs about his night at the shooting range:

Sebastian has gun-rights advocate and Congressman Bob Barr's take on the Georgia gun issue and Heller:

Nicki says that in spite of the fact that New York has some of the toughest gun control laws in the nation, they are considering even MORE gun control:

David Codrea at War on Guns gives us a definition of insanity--a MUST-read:

Traction Control has a great plan. Donate to Fred Thompson and buy some guns at Traction's commercial sight, and he will match it:

Two Predictions on Today's New Hampshire Primary

Today is the day--it's time for the long-awaited and historic New Hampshire Primary, the longtime first primary in the nation.

As always The Liberty Sphere will be following the results very closely. But we will not report results or project winners until the votes are counted.

We will, however, make two predictions for today's voting.

The Liberty Sphere predicts that John McCain will beat Mitt Romney. McCain has great momentum on his side, and Romney has been losing ground of late.

As for the rest of the Republican field, it's anybody's guess. We hear rumblings that Ron Paul will finish third, which would be his best showing yet. But it is difficult to predict anything but the winners in this race due to its fluidity.

On the Democratic side, we predict that Barack Obama will handily beat Hillary Clinton in yet another shocker for the former First Lady. Mrs. Clinton's crowds have not been very enthusiastic despite the well-organized Clinton machine in the state.

Check back with The Liberty Sphere later in the day for further updates.

Ron Paul Not the Only One Snubbed in N.H.

Ron Paul fans have made much about the fact that their candidate was snubbed by ABC News and Fox News Channel by excluding him from the New Hampshire Republican debates just prior to the New Hampshire Primary today.

They certainly have much to complain about. The actions of ABC and Fox were inexcusable and dastardly.

But Ron Paul was not the only one snubbed.

GOP Presidential hopeful Duncan Hunter also got the boot from the two debates. And he has already won a delegate to the Republican National Convention in the summer--a feat which Ron Paul has yet to match.

In fact, of the participants in the two debates--that is, those candidates that ABC and Fox ALLOWED to participate--only FOUR have won delegates--Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson, and Duncan Hunter.

As of yet John McCain, Rudy Giuliani, and Ron Paul have not won any delegates officially. Yet both McCain and Giuliani were included in both debates in New Hampshire.

This fact was not lost on Duncan Hunter when he made his announcement today that he is staying in the race. The candidate took the opportunity to blast ABC and Fox News for excluding him, even though he already has a delegate, which, according to Hunter, 'is more than some who participated in those debates.'

Indeed. Both ABC and Fox News are deserving of hisses and boos for excluding both Hunter and Paul. In fact, it was truly a low-down thing to do.

There was a time when we expected better from Fox. Not anymore. As I have stated many times, as it has become clear that they are pushing Rudy Giuliani and blatantly snubbing or ignoring other candidates, they are actually approaching the reprehensible practices we have long loathed at ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN.

Monday, January 07, 2008


At a special called news conference at 2 PM today, GOP Presidential hopeful Duncan Hunter, R-California, announced that he is staying in the race.

There had been widespread speculation that perhaps Hunter would announce today his withdrawal from the race due to his dismal showing in the polls in New Hampshire.

However, Hunter came in 3rd in Wyoming on Saturday and picked up one delegate to the Republican National Convention in the summer.

Stating that 'the voters will decide when the race is over,' Hunter vowed to march on to South Carolina following the New Hampshire primary.

South Carolina is one of the states where Duncan Hunter did very well early in the campaign. The U.S. Representative from California's San Diego district announced his Presidential bid in Spartanburg, South Carolina in the spring of 2007.

However, Hunter has suffered from Fred Thompson's entry into the race and Mike Huckabee's late surge, appealing to the large number of evangelical Christians in the state.

Huckabee is by no means a shoe-in, however. Polls in S.C. have been all over the map, indicating great fluidity. Fred Thompson has polled very well in the state and still has a good chance of winning.

Second Amendment News Roundup for 1/7/08

Focusing on guns and politics, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

Michelle Malkin is reporting that GOP Presidential hopeful Duncan Hunter will be making a major announcement today at 2 PM concerning his campaign. If he drops out of the race, the question will be, who will he endorse? My hunch is it will be Fred Thompson, but I could be wrong:

As we reported yesterday, Obama has opened a double-digit lead over Clinton in New Hampshire. Mike McCarville wonders if Hillary's campaign has lost its focus:

Alphecca has a 'right on the money' cartoon editorial on the New Hampshire primary:

Alphecca also has some ominous gun control news out of Cook County, Illinois:

Armed and Safe has GREAT news! The Bloomberg Coalition to Rob Citizens of Their Rights can't get anyone to notice them anymore:

Blogonomicon has an interesting vintage gun ad from the year 1958:

Born Again Redneck has the MUST-read of the day on Mike Huckabee's mess he has created for the GOP:

Cap'n Bob and the Damsel blog on good food and good weapons, with a picture to boot:

D.C. filed its brief on time Friday in the Heller case before the Supreme Court. Of Arms and the Law has a .pdf on the thing if you are interested in reading the entire brief:

Tam provides good reading today on politics:

Sebastian has important information on the NRA and ATF reform:

As everyone knows by now, The Liberty Sphere has endorsed Fred Thompson for President. This in NO way means we do not like Ron Paul or some of the other candidates. Ron Paul's exclusion from the N.H. debate was idiotic. The War on Guns has more:

Nicki says that there are wet panties and soiled shorts in Boston. Here is the reason:

John Lott reports on how that numbskull Bloomberg may use his billions to get around campaign finance reform should he launch his idiotic bid for the White House as an independent:

Here's proof that a young fool only becomes an old fool. Former Democratic Presidential nominee (from 1972) George McGovern just keeps running his mouth and proving the point. The Volokh Conspiracy has the story:

The Buckeye Firearms Association posts excellent reading today on how the government is gradually making all of us criminals:

L. Neil Smith has part two of his series at Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership:

From the NRA: Fighting for Self-Defense Rights in Georgia:

Traction Control blogs on 'shiny bores and well-oiled actions':

Breda posts her most recent shooting range report:

Robb Allen notes the results of Michigan's increase in gun permits:

Oscar Poppa posts an article on the growing Police State in this country:


U.S. Senator Barack Obama, D-Illinois, has opened a double-digit lead over Hillary Rodham Clinton in the New Hampshire pre-primary polls.

With the New Hampshire Primary looming in roughly 48 hours, Obama seems to be building upon his major victory in the Iowa Caucuses.

As for Mrs. Clinton, her disappointing 3rd-place showing in Iowa has her campaign totally stunned and frantically searching for a way to minimize the impact of her losses and come up with a new strategy that will put her back in the lead.

But New Hampshire is not the end of Mrs. Clinton's woes. The South Carolina Primary is coming up quickly in January, and once again the former First Lady finds herself losing her footing in a state where she once held a solid lead.

Polls are showing that Barack Obama is continuing to gain ground in South Carolina, with some showing him neck-and-neck with Mrs. Clinton while others show him in a solid lead.

Many pundits in the state expect that Obama will win South Carolina as well.

This highlights a scenario to which The Liberty Sphere pointed several months ago in which we predicted that Mrs. Clinton would lose the first three major primaries to Obama. While this will certainly give the Illinois Senator a great deal of momentum, we expect that momentum to come to screeching halt by the time the Florida Primary rolls around.

By then more rationally-minded Democrats will have had time to pause to consider just how terribly risky and dangerous it is to support a political novice who has ZERO foreign policy knowledge.

The same can be said for Mike Huckabee on the Republican side.

Neither candidate has the experience or the gravitas to represent the most powerful nation on earth on the world stage in an era where one single mistake could result in a mushroom cloud over a U.S. city.

And let's not forget the continuing volatility of Pakistan--a major nuclear power.

Unfortunately for the Democrats, the two candidates who had the most experience in these matters have dropped out of the race--Joe Biden and Chris Dodd. The rest are essentially political novices.

Even Mrs. Clinton is to be preferred over Obama or Edwards, given that the former First Lady has at least some practical knowledge of world politics, though not extensive.

When it comes to foreign policy and world terrorism the Republicans still have a distinct advantage over the Democrats, with the exception of Mike Huckabee who showed us recently that his grasp of the situation in Pakistan is alarmingly lacking.

Fred Thompson, Duncan Hunter, John McCain, Ron Paul each have considerable experience, wisdom, and gravitas to deal with volatile situations on the world stage.

Thus, when the Democrats come back to their senses, we suspect that they will realize that Hillary, even with all of her baggage and weaknesses, is their best bet.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Thompson Finshes 2nd, Picks Up 3 Delegates

GOP Presidential contender Fred Thompson did much better than expected in Wyoming's Republican Caucuses on Saturday, coming in a strong 2nd place and picking up 3 delegates to the Republican National Convention.

Mitt Romney won the most delegates at the caucuses, coming in 1st place with 8 delegates.

Duncan Hunter placed third with one delegate. The rest of the GOP field of candidates received nothing, zilch, nada. This includes Ron Paul, John McCain, Mike Huckabee. and Rudy Giuliani.

While the Wyoming Caucuses are not expected to have a major impact on the New Hampshire Primary on Tuesday, the results of the much-ignored event may well lead to many voters in N.H. taking pause to notice that Fred Thompson is still very much in this race, despite rumors to the contrary.

Only 12 delegates were at stake in the caucuses due to sanctions by the Republican National Committee for the Wyoming GOP's decision to schedule its event so early in the year, following Iowa's decision to hold its caucuses on Jan. 3.

The national Party has regulations that forbid the scheduling of primaries and caucuses before a certain date. The GOP sanctioned both Wyoming and Florida, banning some of their delegates to the GOP National Convention.

Since the Iowa Caucuses are non-binding, the rules do not mandate sanctions against the Iowa GOP or the Iowa Democratic Party.

The next stop on the campaign trail will be New Hampshire on Tuesday. Polls show Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney in a dead heat, with John McCain surging.