I am looking at my Sunday New York Times http://nytimes.com on page 18 and there is a delegate chart for the Super Duper Tuesday primaries for each party. It also give a little "analysis" and it really is worth the laughs.
For instance, my home state of California is numero uno, thats number one in case you do not know a little Espanol! The "analysis" seems OK until the last sentence:
Historically, California's Republican voters tend to be more moderate than those in other Western states.
They have got to be kidding! I mean, from the state that produced two United States presidents, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, by way of Illinois. Who began the property tax reform movement in the late 1970s. Of course maybe because many Republicans were hoodwinked into voting for Gov. Arnold not once but twice. But, downticket in 2006, all the candidates for the other offices were solid conservatives.
In Arizona, where Sen. John "F--- You" McCain should be polling in landslide numbers, he is not http://realclearpolitics.com. The average of numerous state polls show Sen. "F--- You" McCain with only 41.3%, Mitt Romney at 25%, the Rev. Mike Huckabee at 8.3% and Ron Paul at 4%. That leaves still a little over 21% undecided. Not real great numbers. But don't worry, the Times gives it's "analysis" on this.
Mr. McCain leads comfortably in his home state; other candidates have not campaigned much here.
Keep in mind, Sen. "F--- You" McCain has an average 16.3% lead over Mr. Romney in his home state.
Move to Mr. Romney's home state, Massachusetts.
According to Real Clear Politics, Mr. Romney has a 54% average and Sen. "F--- You" McCain has an average of 28.7. The Rev Mike has an average of 6.3% and Ron Paul comes in at 3%. And an average of only 8% undecided. The spread is 25.3%.
But, here is how the Times, the old grey lady, "analizes" this:
Mr. Romney, the state's former governor leads his rivals by a wide margin. But the Boston Globe (A subsidiary of the New York Times) reported on Thursday that some analyists see the McCain momentum "spilling over into Massachusetts." Mr. McCain won the state's Republican primary in 2000.
By the way, the parenthisis is my point about the Boston Globe being a New York Time's owned newspaper.
Sen. "F--- You" McCain has a lesser lead and more undecided voters in his home state, a caucus state, and he is leading comfortably. While Mr. Romney is leading in his home state by a larger margin and less undecided voters and somehow the "McCain momentum" may change the outcome of that race.
It is part and parcel of the DDBMSM trying to influence the outcome, especially in the Republican races. There is little if any positive or straight news on Mr. Romney, but fawning news on Sen. "F--- You" McCain.
Do not believe the spin folks. Look at all the polling data at Real Clear Politics. It show that there is Romney momentum in many of these races. Tomorrow many radio talk show hosts will be on the air and probably promoting their recent endorsment for Mr. Romney. And, Rush will be live and I am sure on fire.
As I noted in an earlier post that these pollsters need to get out of the way and let us, the citizens, vote. No spin until we vote.
If you are undecided and in a Super Duper Tuesday primary or caucus state, don't let the "news" and "polls" decide how you are going to vote.
Dennis Prager http://dennispragerradio.com said it best on this past Friday's show. Vote for the person that you think will make the best president. If that happens to be Sen. "F--- You" McCain, that is OK. But if it is not and there is one other, vote for that person. It is really down to a two-man race. McCain and Romney.
A lot of people have had their reservations about Mr. Romney, but if you are one of those, look at his overall record. It is not without blemishes or even blotches. But, he was a Republican governor in Massachusetts. He did not take a pass when the state supreme court divined a "right" to same-sex marriage. He fought tooth and nail to let the voters decide the issue. But that did not happen. He vetoed a bill that would have expanded state funding into stem-cell research. He did not raise taxes. Bob Novak wrote that he was the most conservative of four Republican governors that succeeded former Democrat governor Michael Dukakis.
The record is out there on Sen. "F--- You" McCain.
All I can ask is that you do not let so-called "analysis" affect your vote. Tell the DDBMSM that you will vote who you really think will be the best president from the Republican side. And same for Democrats because they are trying to affect that race as well.
See what they will spin on Wednesday.