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Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Friday, January 04, 2008

The BZ Take


Looks like ol ' BZ called the Iowa caucus earlier Thursday afternoon on two blogs:
  • I called Huckabee on the GOP side;
  • I wrote that Obama would triumph over Hillary.
One observation: after watching Ed Rollins on Brit Hume's Fox News show, I've concluded that Rollins is a raving asshole. If I were even remotely considering Huckabee, Rollins (Huck's campaign manager) killed da 'bee for me.

Some more observations:

1. Iowa was a major slap in the face to Hillary (3rd behind Obama & Edwards);
2. She is insufficiently Left for the Left (as I have frequently written);
3. She is as warm and cuddly as an American Standard movie urinal;
4. William Jefferson is privately smiling, and experiencing his own personal streak of Schadenfreude because, after all, he's the complete embodiment of the Demorats, not Hillary.

On the GOP side, I can't say for certain that Iowa unequivocally killed any candidate, not necessarily even Fred. And does this -- gulp -- possibly portend a McCain/Thompson candidacy?

We will see what we will see. And now, on to -- Wyoming??


BZ

13 Comments:

Blogger TexasFred said...

Suppose Hucksterbee was the Repub choice?? You still voting straight Repub or is he a deal breaker??

Thu Jan 03, 07:39:00 PM PST  
Blogger Ranando said...

Is there internet in Costa Rica?

Thu Jan 03, 07:49:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

I can state unequivocally that if it's Huckabee, it's a GUARANTEE that the Demorats win.

I just updated the post: I'm wondering now; a McCain/Thompson ticket?

BZ

Thu Jan 03, 07:50:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Also, you can COUNT on this: if Romney tanks, he'll throw over to Giuliani. Mark me words, matey.

BZ

Thu Jan 03, 07:52:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Ranando: I can bet the internet is MORE accessible in Costa Rica than where I live up in the Sierra Nevada mountains. I'll betcha a C-note on that one. I'm on a 54.6 kbps DIAL-UP. Grrrr. . .

BZ

Thu Jan 03, 07:55:00 PM PST  
Blogger shoprat said...

It's still early in the game and anything is possible, but a couple of losers have probably already been shaken out.

Thu Jan 03, 08:02:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Shop: I'm not sure that Romney can recover. If his huge war chest can't make the difference. . .

Giuliani also lost to RON PAUL.

Despite all these things, I can only say that EVERY beach ball is STILL in the air.

With some exceptions. . .

:^(


BZ

Thu Jan 03, 08:07:00 PM PST  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

You called it, bz!

Thu Jan 03, 09:21:00 PM PST  
Blogger Rivka said...

great rundown! I linked to your rundown. I am too dissapointed about Huckabee to be passionate enough to write anything so I referred everyone to read your blog. Not that I have a lot of readers yet, but anyway..

BLo you are right. If the huckster keeps fooling the evangelicals he could win and then Obama or Hillary could be our next president.. Then the bad dreams become realities.

Fri Jan 04, 03:54:00 AM PST  
Blogger bigwhitehat said...

I'm glad Iowa is over. It is always a preseason game anyway.

The fact that Fred came in 3'rd, after being written off by many, bodes well for him.

You are very right about Romney votes moving toward Guliani. I'll bet that Guliani will be the real running mate for the front runner.

If Huckabee last long in the front, I'll be amazed. I know one thing for certain, Huckabee's campaign staff is in for a long and well paid future in upcoming elections.

Fri Jan 04, 08:28:00 AM PST  
Blogger TexasFred said...

Rivka said...
great rundown! I linked to your rundown. I am too dissapointed about Huckabee to be passionate enough to write anything so I referred everyone to read your blog. Not that I have a lot of readers yet, but anyway..
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I think you just stated the all around general consensus, everyone was a bit taken back by the Huckster winning, I had a one liner on my blog: "I do NOT believe that the Republican voters of Iowa are THAT damned stupid…"

Fri Jan 04, 11:38:00 AM PST  
Blogger Ranando said...

BZ,

You guys OK up there?

Fri Jan 04, 11:48:00 AM PST  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

I never thought I would see William Jennings Bryan run as a Republican...

Now, just where *has* Teddy Roosevelt gotten to?

Sat Jan 05, 06:03:00 PM PST  

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