South Carolina Update: Dirty Laundry

The Race for King of the South Carolina Primary has morphed into a “strange is truer than fiction” event. In what can be described, faster than the 24 hour news cycle can report, is too good to be true. It has exceeded every possible expectation, which can only be described as a ‘Love American style’ infatuation with Dirty Laundry.

Jon Huntsman has long since dropped out, throwing his support to Mr. Romney, whom made the claim he likes firing people. This rubbed some the wrong way, including Mr. Huntsman, given the rate of unemployment and Mitt’s role with Bain Venture Capital. Still, Huntsman threw Romney his endorsement.

Then, there was the debate, in which Newt and friends hammered Mitt mercilessly. Mr. Santorum set him up with a ‘felonious’ left-right combo, Mitt seemingly never saw coming, and Governor Perry landed a solid uppercut to Mitt’s ‘Tax Return’ pocketbook. Mr. Gingrich stole the show, merely receiving an unprecedented debate standing ovation.

Mr. Romney stumbled explaining his 15% tax rate, claiming mostly investment income except for a small amount of speaking fees he received; $374,000 being that small amount. Newt pounced, advancing his cause to deliver the Conservative knockout blow, by taking the reins from Santorum and Perry. Santorum balked, claiming a better standing, but Perry acquiesced.

Remember Sarah Palin? She got into the fray throwing her support to Gingrich. In a classic statement, she proclaimed we can’t have candidates’ not properly vetted going into a Presidential race. Now I ask you, Isn’t that special?

Rick Santorum has edged out Romney in the certified vote totals the Iowa Caucus by a margin of 34 votes. Mr. Santorum however has not been declared the winner of the January 3rd event, due to an inconclusive 8 missing precincts discrepancy.

With still another debate before the South Carolina Primary, this is hardly over. Newt has cut Mitt’s lead to half. With Perry and Huntsman out, the stage will be smaller, granting more time for attacks. If that doesn’t keep you absolutely glued to your seat America, ABC News will break two stories. One to do with Newt’s second wife, whom claims she can single handedly end his political run and the other dealing with Mitt’s $8 million Cayman Island offshore accounts.

January 19, 2012

Location: Charleston, SC

8pm ET on CNN

Sponsor: CNN and the Southern Republican Leadership Conference

Strange is indeed truer than Fiction.


People power will beat money power

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gjfalcone 4 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona Author

Sooner28,

Rest assured, the Democracy Gods are smiling upon us from above.


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gjfalcone 4 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona Author

Michabelle,

I was hoping for more than the wiki version, yet, I respect your right to family privacy. Although, I reserve the right to persuade you otherwise...

Respectfully yours, gjf


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michabelle 4 years ago

GJ, DAR is Daughters of the American Revolution, a group of women (SAR is Sons of the American Revolution) who have traced their ancestry back to militia members, patriots, and soldiers who fought in the Revolutionary War. Just recently someone made a statement that only 3% of the colonial population actually fought that war. I've found the percentage astounding and haven't had the time to research it. With the 30% voter turnout we have today, I wouldn't be surprised if I should find it's the truth.


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gjfalcone 4 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona Author

It seems apropos to share a family story to Storytellersrus. Father Falcone, an aspiring priest in Italy,traveled with Gallileo to attend a Shakespearean play. As legend has it, he uttered those very words. " It Would be hysterical if it weren't so sad!"


Sooner28 4 years ago

I'm entertained by the whole thing, but I'm not sure that's a positive for our democracy overall.


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Storytellersrus 4 years ago from Stepping past clutter

Would be hysterical if it weren't so sad! I voted it funny but it is, in fact, a tragedy. Great play by play!


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gjfalcone 4 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona Author

richfsr,

Thanks for checking in, my fellow Americans Elect Delegate. For those of you, whom would like a voice regarding the choice of your 2012 Presidential candidate, that possibility shall be a realization through this process.

Its what's next toward solutions to our current situation.


richfsr 4 years ago

gjfalcone, I am also a delegate to Americans Elect. We will hopefully have a candidate on the ballots in all 50 states.


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gjfalcone 4 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona Author

Tusitala,

Many days have since past, leading me to the realization, nothing of significance shall be accomplished for the people during this power struggle. In fact, quite the opposite. I choose not to get upset over it. I choose to maintain focus in whatever effort and contribution I believe reasonable to usurp the prevailing destructive winds toward restoration of a cool breeze.

Thank you for your comments as always Sir.


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gjfalcone 4 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona Author

samsons1,

In the interest of full disclosure, as an American Elect delegate, I'll be submitting my choice for a 3rd party candidate in June.

Having said that,Your man Mr. Gingrich has an uncanny ability to sense the direction of the standing ovation answer. You can't learn this, nor can it be taught.

I assure you I would not miss the very event you look forward to.

Thanks for your input and enjoy the show!


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gjfalcone 4 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona Author

Unnamed harald,

It has become cartoonish hasn't it? If a writer had the imagination to make this stuff up, they would be considered a genius.

Thanks for the read and comments.


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gjfalcone 4 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona Author

kevinsblog52,

Point well taken sir. If only the People could choose the choices...The People Party...whoops!

Thanks for the read and comments.


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Tusitala 4 years ago

Thanks for the blow by blow.

If you get a chance, look at "Every Animal Leaves Tracks", which will explain my complete disinterest. Although, your analogies are pretty good.

With so many pertenent issues that should and could be addressed, this eye gouging and foot stomping belittles all of them.

You get the feeling, they all know it's just "entertainment". The text, subtext and core of their comments come to nothing. Absolutely nothing!


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samsons1 4 years ago from Tennessee

Voted up and beautiful! Loved it. Undoubtedly, Newt would tear Obama a 'new one'...


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UnnamedHarald 4 years ago from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

In the words of the immortal bugs bunny: "It is to laugh!". Sarah Palin complaining about vetting candidates? Stop it-- you're killin' me here. Voted up.


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kevins blog52 4 years ago from southern Indiana

Great hub, If the age limit to be president was measured by maturity instead of years, who would be left in the running?God help us.


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gjfalcone 4 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona Author

michabelle,

The Pollywood writers are working overtime. Thanks for your comments...

DAR membership? Fascinating...do tell!


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michabelle 4 years ago

Great comments! It's getting pretty juicy with Newt's ex and all the money secrets!


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gjfalcone 4 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona Author

Thanks for your comments peoplepower73,

No need to apologize.


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peoplepower73 4 years ago from Placentia California

After viewing part of tonight's debate (I can't take more than 15 minutes), it did remind me of a blow-by-blow boxing match and then I read your article and I said alright,that's exactly the way I saw it. I didn't veiw your video because I can't stand listening to those people and I use the term very loosely. Thanks for the article.


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gjfalcone 4 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona Author

Thank you for your kind words and comments Michele. However, it is the best thing on TV.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

Wonderful hub. Describing exactly how our those running for president and other politicians act. They are almost acting like children fighting on a playground. Hope it gets better, but don't think it will. Voted you up.


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gjfalcone 4 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona Author

Thanks for checkin' in Josak. By now the hub I posted is old news.


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Josak 4 years ago from variable

Loved it! What a circus it's becoming. Voted up and interesting.

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