Sunday, February 05, 2012

The LuLac Edition #1931, February 5th, 2012

The battle goes on between Romney and Gingrich.


Mitt Romney scored another win in his quest for the Republican nomination. Romney stormed the state earlier in the week and won the state by a nearly two to one margin. A victory in Nevada leaves the former Massachusetts governor primed for what should be a strong month for him: There are six more states that will hold their caucuses or primaries in February, and Romney won four of them in the 2008 Republican primary campaign. Additionally, since his win in Nevada was widely predicted, Romney got a head start campaigning in other upcoming states.
Still, the race is far from over. Not including Nevada's delegates (which will be awarded proportionally), Romney has just 80 at this point -- far from the 1,144 needed to secure the GOP nomination
Romney has been getting hammered by the news media this week for his remarks on “not being worried about the poor” and then on the very next day appearing with millionaire Donald Trump after the latter endorsed him. Romney has been pointedly ignoring the other candidates in the race and has been attacking President Obama at every turn.
Romney’s problem is that while he has solid support, he has not endeared himself to the majority of his party. There are still pockets of conservatives not totally comfortable with Romney. But there are those who will say it is still early in the race and as time goes on more support will coalesce.
Meantime Newt Gingrich held a news conference at 11pm (8pm-Pacific) and followed Romney’s speech by announcing a new election strategy. Gingrich said that he would contest in every state, try to compete for delegates and try to stay positive. He tamped down rumors that he was dropping out of the race saying he was going to Tampa for the convention. Gingrich said he had no such plans to withdraw, pledging to stay in the race until the Republican National Convention in August. He said hoped to catch up to Romney, who now leads in the delegate count, by early April. Gingrich talked about reaching delegate parity with Romney by then. ‘‘We will continue the campaign all the way to Tampa,’’ Gingrich said at a press conference, held in lieu of a traditional election-night party. ‘‘The vast majority of Americans will want an alternative to a Massachusetts moderate.’’ He also criticized Romney as a politician who deliberately deceives voters and accused the former Massachusetts governor of spreading rumors that Gingrich would leave the race. Gingrich also said that he would debate Romney anywhere and anyplace. He also said he planned to call Romney on his statements saying that he was lying and that a nominee for President should not get that reward by lying to the American people. The news conference by Gingrich was interpreted by some as a way to send a signal to the conservative base that he (Gingrich) was not going away and that any other conservative support should stay with the former Speaker and not a fellow member of the right like Rick Santorum.



Tune in at after the 1PM News on the weekend Tarone show on WILK AM & FM today. Tarone joins the vocalizing when he dusts off a recording he made in the early 1980s. Tune in this week, (today-Sunday) he will play his big college radio hit of 1981, when he was the songwriter and lead singer of RST.


The Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) will air taped coverage statewide of the Funeral Mass for the Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua on Wednesday, February 8 beginning at 8:30 p.m. The Solemn Funeral Mass for Cardinal Bevilacqua is scheduled to take place at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7 at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Bevilacqua came to Pennsylvania as a church leader in the early 1980’s after Pope John Paul II appointed him Bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. He served the Pittsburgh diocese until his appointment as Archbishop of Philadelphia in 1987. For more than 15 years, Cardinal Bevilacqua led the Archdiocese of Philadelphia until his retirement in 2003. In 1991, he was elevated to the College of Cardinals.
Cardinal Bevilacqua passed away on January 31 at the age of 88.


At 3:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm just kinda shocked at just how crazy Santorum is/has become! He is uttering absolutely bat shit crazy glad we got rid of him.

At 3:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tarone's song was pretty good. Classic early 80s. He could've been a sex pistol. Plus he was in a real band, not in an overdubbed fantasy.

At 11:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tarone's song: "All, all, all, ALL ALL CRANKED UP!!!!!" IT WAS GREAT!!

At 12:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Turnout Way Down in Nevada
Mitt Romney's easy victory in Nevada "might, in the long run, be less important than the fact that a surprising number of Republicans who could have participated Saturday chose to stay home," the Las Vegas Sun reports.
"Republicans' disappointing turnout foreshadows difficulty energizing GOP voters in Nevada, a key swing state in November's general election."

Doing some number crunching about Willard Mitt Romney's BIG win in the Nevada Caucus Saturday. Gotta laugh that the Media "Talking Heads" never really get down to real reporting. Here are the facts about Romeny's Big victory.
1. Nevada has 2,723,322 citizens
2. Nevada has 1,320,070 registered voters
3. Nevada reported 24,813 Republicans voted in the caucus, a pitiful 17% of all registered voters
4. Romney's 11,822 votes represents a mere 8.5 % of all registered Nevada voters
Analysis is as follows: BIG Romney victory, LMAO, he got about 4.25% of the total population of Nevada supporting him, and about 8.5% of the registered voters of the state in his corner, HARDLY A BIG WIN! The media will never report it as such because they need the access to all idiot politicians of both parties. Fact is Willard Mitt Romney is about as popular as "cow dung in a swimming pool"!

At 3:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That song was classic Tarone. Why not turn the tables on Louie and interview him? He's an interesting figure and from what I've heard, he's had an interesting past. Would be great to see the influences and experiences that made him what he is today. He has quite a following. I'm sure others would be interested in learning more about him too.

At 10:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Tarone a lot on WILK. I think he’s the best one they have. He’s kind of a wingnut, but he’s also just as likely to give the extreme right a hard time. He seems to know a lot about almost everything but he’s also the only one there who actually listens to what the callers say. And he gets a lot of calls. I never hear him fishing for calls. His phone lines always seem to be lit. He’s got a good sense of humor, even about himself. But he doesn’t ever lose control of the show. I think he’s really good and I can’t see why WILK can’t make room for him to be on everyday. And that song, it was really good. Sounded like the Clash.


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