Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney won Nevada’s GOP caucuses by a wide margin, surprising no one, really. At the time the race was called, Romney had 40.5 percent of the vote with Rep. Ron “honest rape” Paul and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich battling for second place.
Gingrich’s moneybags Nevada billionaire and casino mogul Sheldon Adelson couldn’t buy Gingrich a win in Nevada, but that won’t stop him from continuing to throw money into the Republican primary. Adelson told the New York Times he is very much open to supporting Romney in the general election and plans to keep giving money. Sounds like Gingrich is in another “open” relationship.
In other weird Gingrich news, apparently Gingrich “hung out” with famed ’90s rapper MC Hammer in Vegas. The two were dining at the same restaurant but apparently Hammer was not impressed saying “I don’t care who wins from their side…It’s all scripted…I’m team #Obama…Newt is Newt…Uncut and unapologetic Theater.” Ouch. Please Hammer, don’t hurt ‘em!
Okay, sorry. That last joke was pretty bad, but this is what the Republican primary has reduced me to.
It wasn’t only Nevadans caucusing Saturday. Maine’s caucuses began and continue into the coming week with results announced February 11th. Delegates won’t actually be awarded though until the state convention in May, which may explain why no one has paid attention to the race. Early reports indicate it is a race between Romney and Paul as Romney continues on as the front-runner and Paul woos caucus states.
Minnesota has its caucus Tuesday and Paul made several visits to the state on Saturday. Thankfully I was preoccupied with family commitments otherwise I may have had to file this from the local jail.
Denver Broncos quarterback and darling of the anti-choice crowd Tim Tebow said he wouldn’t rule out a future in politics. Tebow has yet to endorse a candidate in the current Republican primary showing he may have some political sense in him after all.
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