The Other McCain

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Three Weeks From Today

Posted on | December 5, 2011 | 6 Comments

On the day after Christmas, Dec. 26, I’m leaving for Iowa.

Smitty has introduced me to this concept he calls “planning,” and so a few weeks ago, as soon as the 2012 campaign calendar was finally set, I sat down and figured out my itinerary. Dec. 26, I fly to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to begin a 35-day trip that will take me all the way through the Florida primary on Jan. 31. So it’s time once more to ask you to contribute to the Shoe Leather Fund.

Of course, when I land in Iowa three weeks from today, the Republican field won’t be exactly what it was when I first started plan this trip. Four polls taken between Oct. 7 and Oct. 19 — Rasmussen Reports, University of Iowa, Insider Advantage and Public Policy Polling — showed Herman Cain leading in Iowa by an average of 8 points.

Dreams Die Hard.”

Plans change, and polls can’t predict the future.

“People have asked me what I have to do to get my spark . . . and I’ve believed it from the very beginning, that my spark will be the people of Iowa . . . (who) come out to these town hall meetings . . . Having been to every county and having done about 250 town hall meetings…people are coming our way.”
Rick Santorum, interviewed on Iowa Public Radio

One more long-shot underdog, 29 days until the Iowa caucuses, and three weeks until I’m there. Hit the freaking tip jar.


6 Responses to “Three Weeks From Today”

  1. newrouter
    December 5th, 2011 @ 11:52 pm

    it is the economy stupid ricky s.!

  2. PhilipJames
    December 6th, 2011 @ 1:32 am

    Yes, I know many have defaulted to Newt because the rest of them are not that good….  but, before you sell your Conservative soul, you must read this post on Newt Gingrich, the consumate con man…

    God, if Sarah Palin does not get back in this thing next year, we are screwed.

  3. JeffS
    December 6th, 2011 @ 1:50 am

    Would Mrs. The Other McCain object if you donned your speedo and hitchhiked to Iowa?   You’d save a bunch of cash!

    Not that I would pick you up.  But someone would.


  4. Rbirchtree
    December 6th, 2011 @ 2:08 am

    It’s not the end of the world if X person doesn’t win the presidency. Become an expat…than you care less.

  5. Robert Birch
    December 6th, 2011 @ 9:00 am

    For the record…I intend to hit the tip jar next paycheck and if my candidate keeps on winning…I will keep on tipping.

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