And all those delicious visions of a brokered convention vanish.
UPDATE: So does Giuliani, who endorses John McCain
A Wisconsin conservative Christian writes about, well, whatever I feel like
Returns from 64 percent of the state’s precincts showed McCain, the Arizona senator, with 36 percent of the vote and Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, with 31 percent.
That percentage will probably hold about the same when all returns are in. As winner, McCain gets all 57 of the delegates at stake.
Hillary Clinton won the Democratic side but will get no delegates (so far) because Florida, as well as Michigan, which Clinton also won, are being penalized by the DNC for having their contests early.
McCain won among moderates (moderate Republicans? Is there such a thing?), veterans, those concerned about the economy, Hispanics and senior citizens. Romney won among conservatives, including social conservatives, it may be presumed from the abortion question, and those opposed to easier route for those here illegally.
For those interested, evangelicals were split between Huckabee, McCain, and Romney.
One could question Rudy’s strategy. Certainly, in my view, tactical mistakes have been made by Romney, Huckabee, Fred Thompson and Giuliani in not contesting certain races. McCain has been in them all.
Here it is again. Time for a look at what’s being written about on Waukesha blogs.
Tom Gehl at Brookfield Basics takes time out to remember Pearl Harbor (although he was not the only one to do so) and note some things people may or may not be aware of.
Cindy Kilkenny of Brookfield City News wonders Why does Elmbrook assume I can’t parent? In the same vein, Kyle Prast of Practically Speaking sees a disturbing trend. Sill on the education theme Fox Head devotes a long post the a document put out by Wisconsin Way called “Funding our Future: An Adequacy Model for Wisconsin School Finance.” It’s long but good. James Wigderson looked at the Appeals Court finding against Wisconsin Virtual Academy.
David at Carrick Bend Thoughts informs those who want to know about the end of WW 2 and the Korean conflict.
Dad29 has the best line this week,
Rudy has all the wives of a Mormon, and Romney just has the T-shirt.
He also had pertinent thoughts on immigration, but I’ll link to that in an upcoming post.
That bumper sticker thing made its way into Waukesha blogs again this week. Jeff at Five Points like Seth at In Effect, thought Mike Plaisted’s post mirrored his thoughts on the subject. Like Wiggy last week, I lost interest after several shots at the intelligence/honesty of the right of center cheddarsphere. If Seth’s and Jeff’s sentiments are echoed in Plaisted’s screed, I have less hope for rational debate in the blogospere than I usually have. Now I have read Seth and Jeff enough to know that they would not have worded their opposition the way Plaisted did. In fact Jeff’s explanation afterward was sane and to the point without invective. I wouldn’t display either the bumper sticker on my car? Neither one expresses my sentiments. The debate does continue more rationally at Hobo Springs where Sancho’s reposting of Jeff’s post led to a discussion with silent e.
Tim Rock led the way toward that tolerance with a wise post on the Christmas and Christians in America. And I will reply “Happy Holidays.” Let the Christmas “wars” die and enjoy the season. As I said in a previous post, we have more important things to talk about than what we’re going to call a decorated tree in Madison.
Pete pointed us toward a new service called Hulu. It’s an online video service in Beta testing. Looks interesting.
Jessica McBride discusses the Mike Huckabee surge. I believe she’s right. Optimism counts for alot with the American voter. Not everything but a big selling point.
Huckleberry Dumbell the nom de plume of the chief poster at Spring City Chronicle tries out a bumper sticker.
Common Cents at silent e speaks has an interesting proposal.
That’s it for this week. As usual, if you have something you’ve read this week that deserves to be here, put it in the comments or send it to me at thoughtfulconservative [at] yahoo [dot] com.
Rudolph W. Giuliani scored a coup today by winning the support of Pat Robertson, who, as one of the nation’s best-known televangelists, could help Mr. Giuliani reassure Republicans who are wary of his support for abortion rights and gay rights.
Yes, the dude says some off-the-wall things, but he also has the ear of a large segment of the Christian Right. This has got to be a blow to Romney and Huckabee.
Also, former candidate Sam Brownback endorsed John McCain for the Republican nomination.
“John McCain has spent a lifetime standing up for human rights around the world, including a consistent 24-year pro-life record of protecting the rights of the unborn.”