Up for Debate: Super Tuesday predictions

Monday, March 5, 2012 at 11:46pm

What are your predictions in the GOP primaries on Super Tuesday? Who will be the big winner nationally? Who will win Tennessee? Can you predict the order in which the GOP candidates will finish statewide?

72 Comments on this post:

By: dargent7 on 3/6/12 at 6:18

Who really cares?
These fools are an embarrassment to the political process.
Gingrich should be in hiding, ashamed, for what he's done to America.
Yet, parades his shortcomings, infidelities, ethic violations, fines, adultery, lobbying, fraud, hypocricy, as a badge of honor.
These fools like Palin, McCain, say "We're "renegades, rogues..." "We don't play by the rules..."the rules don't apply, vote for me!"
What bull****.

By: Rasputin72 on 3/6/12 at 6:35

Normally I am not impressed with the rhetoric of DARGENT7. Today, I am very impressed with his comments. Even as a Republican I can hardly find a rebuttal that would not embarrass myself.

By: Ummm... on 3/6/12 at 6:54

Here's my prediction: yawn. +1, d7.

By: dargent7 on 3/6/12 at 6:57

Rasputin72 and Ummm: May I say you are both, "young and good-looking. Well, young".
Curly Howard, 1953.

By: dargent7 on 3/6/12 at 7:04

Gingrich 03/04: "I'm not a team player....."I'm a change agent".
Gingrich 01/27: "I wasn't lobbying, I was giving, "strategic advice".
Gingrich 02/02: "I've made some mistakes..." (responding why he had a 6 year affair while married, and on his 3rd).
If Georgia votes for this guy, I'll never eat another peach.
I will, however, continue to listen to The Allman Brothers', "Eat a Peach" LP.

By: Loner on 3/6/12 at 7:15

Good morning, Nashville.

The questions:
1. What are your predictions in the GOP primaries on Super Tuesday?
2. Who will be the big winner nationally?
3. Who will win Tennessee?
4. Can you predict the order in which the GOP candidates will finish statewide?

And the envelope please.....my Crystal Balls predict that:

1. Nobody comes out the clear front runner.
2. Romney...sort of.
3. Richard the Zion-hearted.
4. Santorum, Gingrich, Romney & Paul.

By: gdiafante on 3/6/12 at 7:53

I'd have to agree with all of the above. I can only hope that there is no clear-cut nominee by the convention. Then, I'd love to see some fist-fights, cat-calling, etc. There's nothing quite like a political party falling apart.

That's entertainment.

By: govskeptic on 3/6/12 at 8:03

I am going to vote late so I can get the wisdom from these postings
before making this all important decision! As Red Foxx would say:
Nov. is "the big one"!

By: Loner on 3/6/12 at 8:09

At one time, I'd say that none of the GOP's final 4 has any real chance at unhorsing President Obama in the November jousting contest....I'm not so sure today.

I think that Israel will strike Iran this Summer; the Israeli PM made strong hints to that effect when he addressed AIPAC yesterday.

The 3 stooges of the GOP, Mitt, Rick & Newt, will perform for the AIPAC delegates today, by way of video links. All three of those clowns have pledged to be more submissive to the Israeli PM than Obama has been. Today's up-sucking contest should be quite nauseating....woo...woo...woo!

Ron Paul is the only candidate not scheduled to address AIPAC, the Israel lobby's most powerful organization, I wonder if he was not invited or did he decide to skip the love-fest.

If the Israelis decide to be the "masters of their own destiny", as Netanyahu promised the world yesterday, and if they strike Iran unilaterally,against US advice, then all bets are off.

Without a doubt, oil prices would skyrocket, the markets would get spooked and financial panic could set in....2008 style.

If the US gets sucked into any such holy war between the Jewish state and the Islamic Republic, any support for the conflict here will be short-lived, especially if Americans are getting killed. Of course, Obama, not Bibi would get the blame....the US media and the Republican Party would make sure of that.

Under those dire circumstances, any of the 3 stooges could knock Obama out of his saddle and into the mud of ignominious defeat.

By: gdiafante on 3/6/12 at 8:13

Well, Loner. If we're at war with Iran, the Democrats can then utilize the GOP strategy from 2004...you don't switch horses mid-stream. That's un-American and would aid the enemy.

By: Kosh III on 3/6/12 at 8:32

" can only hope that there is no clear-cut nominee by the convention. Then, I'd love to see some fist-fights, cat-calling, etc."

That would be nice but......
I heard an interesting and SCARY discussion recently(by someone knowledgeable) the gist of which is that if there is a hung convention, with all the candidates so badly damaged that they cannot beat the President, then the party bosses will offer another candidate specifically Jeb Bush.

By: yogiman on 3/6/12 at 8:37

Everyone should see the post I just watched before they vote. Go to www.morningstar.com/oak-initiative/marxism-america. It may wake a few of you up.

By: dargent7 on 3/6/12 at 8:38

If Jeb Bush, another Bush, get's the nomination, and wins, making 3 milky, silly white Bush's President, I will personally kill my dog and two cats.
It will be the first Tenn. triple murder- suicide, including two animals that the murderer didn't have prior sex with.

By: girliegirl on 3/6/12 at 8:42

Gdia...that was O's intention all along: "not switchin' horses midstream"

By: gdiafante on 3/6/12 at 8:49

I've heard that too, Kosh. I've also heard Christie and Palin. Though I can't imagine that anyone would embrace Palin as the nominee.

By: yogiman on 3/6/12 at 8:51

Oops, I made a boo boo. I left the "tv" section off the the program to watch. It should have been: www/morningstartv.com/oak-initiative/marxism-america.

If you aren't already in Barry's program you should pay attention to what the General says.

By: yogiman on 3/6/12 at 9:00

Are you saying you're going to have sex with them after you murder them, dargent7? Shame on you. Why can't you persuade them to have sex with you while they're still alive? Do they actually know you that well making the say; Hell no, not with you?

By: Captain Nemo on 3/6/12 at 9:22

I think d7 has said it all.

On to a developing story;
Iran blinks over nuclear program
http://www.santafenewmexican.com/Opinion/Iran-blinks-over-nuclear-program---------

By: Captain Nemo on 3/6/12 at 9:26

By: yogiman on 3/6/12 at 8:00
Are you saying you're going to have sex with them after you murder them, dargent7? Shame on you. Why can't you persuade them to have sex with you while they're still alive? Do they actually know you that well making the say; Hell no, not with you?

@ yogi-
“Send a fool to the market and a fool he will return.”
Yiddish saying-

By: Captain Nemo on 3/6/12 at 9:28

Support bacteria -- it's the only culture yogi can get!

Captain Nemo.

By: BenDover on 3/6/12 at 9:29

Santorum, Romney, Paul, Gingrich.

By: BenDover on 3/6/12 at 9:32

By: dargent7 on 3/6/12 at 5:18

"Who really cares?"

You should go vote for the one that offends you the least d'arge. Whoever wins the national primary will have Tennessee's electors in November.

By: Captain Nemo on 3/6/12 at 9:44

By: yogiman on 3/5/12 at 6:13
Sorry to be late getting back, dumba$$. Uhoh, sorry, I meant Captain Nemo. Captain Nemo, I'm glad you had fun laughing today, but why wasn't you looking in the mirror at the village idiot?
=================================================================
The zero from Gordonsville is still lacking in comeback skills. You would think that someone that claims to be the some intelligent on this board would have the ability to obtain certain amount of superiority retort. Yet this want-to-be Don Quixote fights windmills with a broken feather.

By: gdiafante on 3/6/12 at 9:44

The "who cares" statement is accurate unless you're a bible-thumper interested in a culture war or a mindless, woolen creature that believes TN's electoral votes will correct the hijacked 2008 decision.

By: dargent7 on 3/6/12 at 9:44

Tenn.'s Electoral votes are what, 13? Who cares. It's a game of chess. I wish Bobby Fisher was still alive. Could stare down anyone. Could win anything.
JFK was the closest we had as a strategic, chess playing President.
Could you stare down Kruschev during the Cuban Missile Crisis?
Personally, after I wet my pants, then curled up under the desk with John-John, cried like a baby, I'd of surrendered, unconditionally.
JFK held his cool, and looked damn good doing it.

By: Captain Nemo on 3/6/12 at 9:46

I already vote and proud to say that the GOP got no votes from me.

Have fun today people and don't waste to much time on the nothing zero.

By: dargent7 on 3/6/12 at 9:47

"hijacked 2008 decision.." You mean 2000, Bush v. Gore. Or, the Ohio bullsh** in 2004.
2008 was a clean election.
I always like the Republican stance that, "Obama ran on his blackness..."
Yeah, that'll work in America electing a dog catcher, much less a US President.

By: gdiafante on 3/6/12 at 9:49

No, I was referring to the massive conspiracy theory that Obama is a "Manchurian Candidate".

By: BenDover on 3/6/12 at 9:53

The media's fawning coverage of Obama and uber-critical coverage of everything conservative will result in a 20+ point advantage to B.O. out of the gate. Do Obama's negatives make up for what these guys lack in positives? Too close to call really.

I wish Santorum had some private sector experience. A congressman and a lawyer to boot. Tough to pull the lever for that.

Romney's magic underwear and ultimate assent to god of his own planet makes being president a short stair-step on a long and curious journey. I like the business experience but the idea that this guy has ever lived in the real world... either at his nutty church or his silver-spoon upbringing is questionable at best. Then the health care thing totally inoculates Obama from that criticism.

Newt has a lot of positives. He would certainly take it to Obama in the debates; though they will be tightly limited by the O I suspect and what most of the people will see of them will be the spin-cycle of the national media... informed by White-House press releases like they always are. Newt's baggage with the wives is tough to overcome. His lobbying efforts will be an easy target taking all of Obama's cronyism off the table.

Ron Applewhite Paul is about a suit short of a deck. He just needs to don his Nikes and wait for Hale Bop's return. Eliminate the Fed? And let Congress have access to the presses, Ron? Go total isolationist? Ron's like that rookie chess player who doesn't think through the moves in advance or their consequences.

Rick's probably my dude. Value's guy... will be constitutionally restrained... principled and pragmatic. I just wish he had some executive experience.

Jeb is, by far, the better choice over the whole lot. A brokered convention may be the best outcome so someone can go up against Obama less bloodied and more rested. It would certainly force Obama into playing that Hillary card.

By: gdiafante on 3/6/12 at 10:12

Newt has a lot of positives

LOL...that's why I love the Righties...nuttier than a fruitcake...lol

By: yogiman on 3/6/12 at 12:51

I believe you and your fellow Obama loving posters are nuttier than a fruitcake, gdiafante. As a matter of fact, you're nuttier than a dozens of fruitcakes of so many different flavors.

By: Loner on 3/6/12 at 1:02

GD goes with the prognostications of my crystalline spheres of clairvoyance...excellent choice, my friend.

I just had those babies tuned and defragged...the picture is much clearer now and the response time is much-improved...anyone needing their crystal balls tuned, serviced etc. I recommend Tony's Ball Repair, in Brockport, NY...Tony does good work for a reasonable price....the only drawback is that Tony will talk your ear off when you go into his shop...he's a Tea Bagger type....armed & dangerous...but a real expert at his trade.

By: gdiafante on 3/6/12 at 1:54

Yogi, spend less time repeating what I say and more time posting the evidence that I asked. And no, internet propoganda video from extremists does not constitute evidence.

By: Loner on 3/6/12 at 2:27

Ben spilled his guts in his 8:53 post....he's a loyal fan of the Bush family...Ben is an advocate of dynastic republicanism...he just can't get enough of those Bush boys.

Hereditary rule sucks, IMHO.

Prescott Bush was the old block...George HW Bush is a chip off the old block....George W Bush and his brother Jeb Bush are flakes off the old chip.

Just as a photo loses resolution with each reproduction, so it is with the leadership gene.

Perhaps, with the advent of successful human cloning technologies, we can dig up Prescott Bush and clone the old block....we could produce a new batch of Prescott clones every ten years or so....we'd never need another election....the Old Block would rule.....forever.

We could invade and occupy third world countries and then install a specially trained Prescott as our puppet. Ben may be on to something here.

By: govskeptic on 3/6/12 at 2:36

Voting time. I'm going to go on the wisdom of Loner and since he
can't vote in this state, do a write-in of Netanyahu at the best choice!

By: JohnGalt on 3/6/12 at 2:37

/ Nudges door open and peeks in /

Same few people voicing same opinions on same topics.

/ Closes door. /

By: Loner on 3/6/12 at 2:41

Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida in 2000, the Hanging Chad Governor....Jeb and "W" made elections in Chad, Africa look transparent and honest....the Bush family antics in 2000, along with those of Clarence Thomas, the Bush family's first Supreme Court appointee, made the USA look like a banana republic....and Ben Dover wants more bananas.

And Ben says, "Ron Applewhite Paul is about a suit short of a deck."....look who's throwing the stones....a loyal Bushite....the loyal Bushites are playing with a deck of jokers....the ones that the Pentagon printed up, as "wanted dead or alive" cards, in Iraq....all jokers....the Bush royal family makes up the rules as they go along....and their followers are enthralled.

By: brrrrk on 3/6/12 at 3:02

Loner said

"Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida in 2000, the Hanging Chad Governor....Jeb and "W" made elections in Chad, Africa look transparent and honest....the Bush family antics in 2000, along with those of Clarence Thomas, the Bush family's first Supreme Court appointee, made the USA look like a banana republic....and Ben Dover wants more bananas."

Let us not forget that it was Kathrine Harris, as Secretary of State for the State of Florida, who purged thousands of legitimate voters (most of who were minorities) from the Florida voters rolls under the order of Jeb Bush..... in spite of the many warnings and complaints of elections supervisor Ion Sancho.

By: Loner on 3/6/12 at 3:06

/ John Galt nudges door open and peeks in /

Same few people voicing same opinions on same topics.

/ John Galt closes door LOUDLY. /

By: Loner on 3/6/12 at 3:11

By: govskeptic on 3/6/12 at 1:36

Voting time. I'm going to go on the wisdom of Loner and since he
can't vote in this state, do a write-in of Netanyahu at the best choice!

Obsequiousness, fawning adulation and good old fashioned brown-nosing may get you a job with the Israel lobby, Gov...as a "Hasbarat" internet shill...you have that fire in the belly....you are a believer....cash in on it.

By: yogiman on 3/6/12 at 3:37

gdiafante,

You can't even see the evidence that has been presented from the beginning, let alone understand it, so what's to make me think you might begin to understand the facts that have been presented?

Let me repeat, read his autobiography. Then go back to school and study the meaning of the US Constitution and the laws of 1961.

Or better yet, if you know more about the laws than I, please explain how he regained his American citizenship after he was adopted into the Indonesian society.

The only thing I can think of that makes you so adamant about the issue is you're in the takeover party with him.

By: brrrrk on 3/6/12 at 3:44

Heard a great line the other night....

Atheism is a religion like abstinence is a sexual position.

By: gdiafante on 3/6/12 at 3:49

Yogi, learn the definition of evidence versus opinion. Then provide the former. I've provided the evidence to support my case. The burden of proof is on you.

Chop chop

By: Loner on 3/6/12 at 3:58

Yeah, Brrrrk, the Sunshine State went bananas in 2000. Then Clarence paid back the Bush family for their kindness...he should have recused but refused, now he will be forever tainted as the banana republic judge.

By: Loner on 3/6/12 at 4:04

Love your 2:44 post, Brrrrk...Atheism is a religion like abstinence is a sexual position.....that's a good one....I'll share that with my UU brothers and sisters this next Sunday...I will credit Brrrrk, in Nashville....for passing it on.

By: BenDover on 3/6/12 at 4:05

Atheism requires more faith than to believe in a creator. Life bootstrapped itself out of the mud?

Even Dawkin's has backed down and admits he's agnostic now... because that is just as far as the science can get you.

It takes a great leap of faith to be an atheist.

By: Loner on 3/6/12 at 4:09

Brrrrk, did you predict the order of finish in TN? Let's hear it.

By: BenDover on 3/6/12 at 4:10

He gives God about a 1 in 70 chance by his reckoning. A much better chance, in my mind, than life just bootstrapping itself out of the mud.

By: Loner on 3/6/12 at 4:13

"Dawkins"? You mean Dr. Stephen William Hawking,the British theoretical physicist and cosmologist?

By: BenDover on 3/6/12 at 4:21

No... Richard Dawkins... the irreverent world acclaimed Atheist recently turned agnostic.

I guess given his history when he calculated a 1.429% chance of eternal damnation with pitchforked little demons and being dumped into a sweltering lake of fire he decided it best to hedge his bets a little. lol