Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Wojcik’s guide for Republican primary watchers

By John Wojcik, labor editor, People's Weekly World

Times listed are Central Time:

11:30 a.m. West Va. caucus ended. Romney was supposed to win this because he was the only one with an organization there and it was a crummy little caucus. A defeat was said to mean he was in big trouble, and he was indeed defeated. Huckabee won, so Romney is probably going to have a disastrous night.

6 p.m. Georgia. Very close 3-way race. If McCain wins it should be with 34 – 39 percent. If he wins, it will be because Huckabee split the so called right wing vote!

7 p.m. Conn., Ill., Del. And New Jersey all close. They should go to McCain. If any don't, then Romney might have a glimmer of hope. If any of Missouri, Oklahoma or Tennessee went to McCain, he has the lock for the night. Mass. A must for Romney, but not bad for McCain if he loses.

7:30 p.m. Arkansas closes, a Huckabee shoe in. If not, he should sell his soul, if he hasn't already.

8:00 p.m. Minnesota, Montana and N.D. close. They are caucus states, and Romney must win them if he is to have a chance. He's probably dead already, however. Arizona and New York close, and they will be big for McCain.

9:00 p.m. Utah closes, and if Romney doesn't win there he's likely to get trapped in the next paper bag someone puts over his head. Colorado closes, Romney must win.

At 10 p.m. comes Calif. where Romney needs a huge win to stay alive.

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Anonymous said...

Follow the $$$$$. Here is why the elections are a charade:

Sen. Hillary Clinton, D.-N.Y.
Clinton raised $26.6 million in the fourth quarter and nearly $117.7 million through year-end 2007.

Top contributors so far: DLA Piper ($470,150); Goldman Sachs ($407,561); Morgan Stanley ($362,700); Citigroup ($350,895); and Lehman Brothers ($237,270).

Sen. Barack Obama, D.-Ill.
Obama raised $22.8 million in the fourth quarter and nearly $102.2 million by the end of 2007.

Top contributors so far: Goldman Sachs ($421,763); UBS ($296,670); Lehman Brothers ($250,630); National Amusements ($245,843); and JP Morgan Chase ($240,788).

Former Gov. Mitt Romney, R.-Mass.
Romney raised $26.9 million in the fourth quarter and nearly $88.5 million through year-end 2007. The CRP notes that $35.4 million of his funding has come from his own pocket.

Top contributors so far: Goldman Sachs ($223,925); Merrill Lynch ($163,020); Citigroup ($162,950); Morgan Stanley ($152,050); and Lehman Brothers ($137,450).

Sen. John McCain, R.-Ariz.
McCain raised $9.7 million in the fourth quarter and $41.1 million as of the end of 2007.

Top contributors so far: Merrill Lynch ($155,950); Citigroup ($153,362); Blank Rome ($143,501); Greenberg Traurig ($130,587); and Goldman Sachs ($85,252).

We need Communist candidates who speak for the people and not be puppets of big money.

Joel said...

Obama swamped the record for getting donations from 170,000 donors in January alone. They weren't all big money.

And though the money behind elections compromises their democratic character, the outcome of the elections are crucial, right?

And big money backed candidates with a war agenda, and now they are backing candidates who want to end the war.

What's the difference?

The people's movements for peace.

And it is that element of struggle that makes the difference in the outcome of elections.

Instead of cynicism and disillusionment, why not let's spread a little positive spirit of struggle?

Anonymous said...

None of the leading candidates, including Obama, will end the war if they are elected. The Dems promised to end it if they won in 2006. Well, they won and we're spending more in Iraq and sending more troops to their deaths. The Dems found out what the Republicans already knew--there's money to be made from war and they and their handlers want their share. Go ask Cindy Sheehan.