In This Corner….

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Mitt Romney and John McCain sparred Sunday over their tax and spending records and who was a better agent for change, in the second Republican debate of the final weekend before the New Hampshire primary.


McCain had the support of 34 percent of likely voters, up from 27 percent in mid-December. Romney was at 30 percent, down from 34 percent, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee — the Iowa caucus winner — was third at 13 percent. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani had 8 percent, while former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson was in the low single digits.

Original DVD cover.

The stakes this week are especially high for both McCain and Romney.

Romney, who pinned his presidential bid on using momentum from big wins in Iowa and New Hampshire, needs a victory to prove his candidacy isn’t crippled after an Iowa drubbing. McCain has put all his focus on a New Hampshire victory that would repeat his success here eight years ago.

Earlier Sunday, McCain declared, “I will win,” while Romney hedged.

“I’m planning on winning in New Hampshire,” the former governor said, but he added, “It may not happen.”


Projecting confidence, McCain proclaimed in a TV interview: “I will win” the primary. Underscoring how much is at stake in New Hampshire, he added that victory is “vital” to his candidacy.

Later on his campaign bus, McCain qualified his prediction of a New Hampshire victory. “I believe I will win, but a lot of things can happen between now and Tuesday when the polls close,” McCain said, adding that many New Hampshire Republicans still haven’t decided whom to support.

And Ron Paul? Well, he’s a little pissed. From the Houston Chronicle:

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Shut out of a GOP presidential candidate forum sponsored by Fox News, Ron Paul staged his own televised town hall meeting today in which he fielded questions from undecided voters two days before the key primary election here.


The decision by Fox to limit participation in the forum infuriated Paul supporters and even drew the ire of the New Hampshire Republican Party, which withdrew its sponsorship of the event.

Fox had invited Republican candidates Rudolph Giuliani, John McCain, Romney, Huckabee and Fred Thompson to the forum, but excluded Paul as well as California congressman Duncan Hunter.

Paul protested, arguing that he raised $20 million in the last quarter of 2007, almost the same amount as Hillary Clinton. Furthermore, a Research 2000 poll published in the Concord Monitor released Sunday showed Paul garnering 7 percent of the vote, besting Thompson and only 1 point behind Giuliani in the state.

Put up your dukes, Faux News!!


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31 responses to “In This Corner….

  1. TRM

    If I had been Ron Paul I would have been pissed too! But at least he didn’t cry….

  2. nonnie9999

    yeah, showing that you are a human being should disqualify you from holding public office.

  3. Friend of the court

    Well, he didn’t cry in public, anyway. I’ve decided to vote for the candidate who is in favor of Change. I have a fifty pound jug of pennies, nickles and dimes.

  4. Friend of the court

    Hey nonnie!

  5. nonnie9999

    😆 i am with you, fotc! this country needs more coins! in fact, i am not going to vote for a candidate, i am going to vote for a coindidate!

  6. Got a Grip

    Seeing what’s happened to the dollar recently, those coins may be more valuable for their metals than as actual money. I’m going for a coindidate, too, I think we need lots and lots of change…..

  7. Got a Grip

    TRM, I’m glad he didn’t cry, either. That blubbering that John Boehner does all the time on the floor of the House is definitely an embarrassment. Ron Paul should definitely try to avoid going there…..

  8. Friend of the court

    I want to take it to one of those coin roller machines but, it’s so heavy that I can hardly lift it.

    Nonnie, did you hear that Huckleberry is on Letterman tonight? I guess Letterman is over there already, nevermind.

  9. nonnie9999

    i think the best crier of all was little dukie cunningham when he almost shorted out the microphone after his sentencing. he missed his calling. he was born to be on a soap opera! oh wait! there was jimmy swaggart, too. i think we are going to need to have a cry-off.

  10. nonnie9999

    actually, fotc, it is on in 10 minutes. i am watching the return of the daily show, but since i tape it and the colbert report, i will click over to dave. i usually don’t watch dave anymore (even though i love him–don’t be jealous, trm), but i need an idea for my wednesday stint at AS. i read in newsie’s thread at dk that scabby mchuckleberry was going to be on dave’s show, but i had forgotten. thanks for the reminder! 🙂

  11. Got a Grip

    I’d forgotten about little Dukie’s blubberfest when he got caught with his hand in the cookie jar. It’s amazing how many bawling republicans there are. They will not, however, be on the Kleenex gift list. Let them use the sleeves of their tailored suits for that. I’m sure some poor immigrant trying to make a decent living will be more than willing to do their dry cleaning before they’re heartlessly deported….

  12. nonnie9999

    why dirty their expensive suits? they can wipe their noses on the constitution. they wipe other body parts with it.

  13. Got a Grip

    Too true. And it should be convenient since they’ve got their heads up there already…..

  14. nonnie9999

    watching david letterman now. scabby mchuckleberry just got done with 3 minutes of change–vertical change! vertical, vertical, vertical. he said it over and over again.

  15. Got a Grip

    I feel like I ought to go out and start campaigning for McLeibercain or Willard or Ron Paul just to get rid of Huckleberry. He is dangerous beyond anything the others could possibly throw at us. Of course, I’d have to have a lobotomy before I could ever venture out with pamphlets in hand for any of these dimwits……

  16. nonnie9999

    if you had a lobotomy, then you could qualify as a rethug candidate!

  17. Got a Grip

    I’m sure TRM would vote for me, as I have every bit as much enthusiasm to run as Grandpa Fred. Ah, well. I like my mind, even if it is a bit on the twisted side, so that rethug candidate thing for me is a no go. Damn it!! 😉

  18. nightowl724

    I had so much fun reading you post, nonnie, and the exchanges among three Raisinets and their comic relief, TRM!

    I would give the award for Best Crier of All Time to (posthumously) Tammy Faye Baker!

  19. TRM

    So much hostility directed at the republican party. Yikes,,, You lib socialist are a bunch of meanies and I don’t like you… I have so many hopes for the future, it’s just,,,, just too much sometimes… sniff

    I am not comic relief!

    For the record, I am now crying and soiling myself…….

  20. nightowl724

    There, there, TRM…

    “it’s just,,,, just too much sometimes… sniff”

    “For the record, I am now crying and soiling myself…….”

    TRM, are you trying for the Best Crier of All Time award?

    “I am not comic relief!” Either way, TRM, you’re a helluva good sport and so much fun to tease!

    Now, wipe away those tears or people will think you’re Republican or something.

  21. in2thefray

    1. Nonnie great choice in assuring McCain has the flabbier man boobs. 2. Love the change comments. On a serious /whimsical note one could make a nonnie inspired GOP poster re: change. Americans begging for it if BO get’s in. He is honest when he hints at tax increases. 3. Huck on Dave. See what happens when the writers come back under special arrangements. 4. and last. Although I imagine the campaign trail is emotionally straining and draining. And I also though without love for Mrs. Bill don’t get why this should be newsworthy. Regrettably I still think everyone should call in to their local radio sta. and request “Dry Your Eyes” by the Streets.

    And post last serious. I do enjoy your creativity non keep it up even though it hurts sometimes. I2TF

  22. nonnie9999

    tammy faye is not eligible. only men are allowed in the town crier contest. didn’t tammy faye’s ex have a few tears running down his face when he found out he was going to jail? we might have another contender if anyone put it on youtube.

  23. nonnie9999

    for someone who is left so bereft by the content here, you sure don’t waste any time getting here! 😛 now, dry your tears and buck up, little fella! …..and change those damned pants!

  24. nonnie9999

    hi in2tf! 😀
    glad you get a chuckle or 2 over here. i know that we have different viewpoints, but we can all laugh a little bit together. maybe that’s what the country needs–a little more laughter and a little less vitriol. when we have a dialogue going on instead of just screaming at each other, we find out that most of us are not really that different after all.
    p.s. i need to go shopping for some Mansieres to cover up those flabby boobies before the censors come after me! 😯

  25. in2thefray

    I see an issue with the last part. Mansieres are so French sounding. Of course there is Sarkozy now so it’s more acceptable. The Bro very American even if not in line w/GOP stereotypical base. Happy shopping and I agree laughter can be a great thing.

  26. nonnie9999

    😳 oops! i forgot about that french thing! but you are correct that sarkozy makes it more acceptable, especially since he is now engaged to his supermodel. that was fast, huh? he just got divorced in october, and he’s already engaged. some people just don’t know how to live alone. c’est la vie!

  27. nightowl724

    Here’s a vidie of Jim Bakker a-whining and a-crying…


    You might also find this interesting…

  28. nonnie9999

    did you read the comments at the first one? omg! are my eyes playing tricks on me, or could jimmyboy pass for john mccain’s little brother?
    i have made a note of the second link. it might come in handy later on for future posters.

  29. nightowl724

    Why, yes, nonnie, now that you mention it, there is an uncanny resemblance between John and Jim! I knew there was “something” about him, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. You just did.

    At the second link… Did you notice that in all the years prior to the Bush administration and the rise of the Evangelicals, there were seven scandals, but there have been NINE since?

  30. nonnie9999

    i didn’t notice. i bookmarked the page for further reference. i am up to my eyeballs in stuff i need to get done, and i am getting nauseous thinking about it.

  31. nightowl724


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