Sunday, March 11, 2012

TIME FOR ANOTHER NEWS FROM NOWHERE -- AND TIME IS ALMOST UP FOR NEWT GINGRICH

Welcome to yet another News from Nowhere yet again, and I apologize for my absence from here over the past number of days. That is what happens when you cover a fire, go on the road on Thursday and Friday and then sleep all the time to recover from both the fire AND the trip. Anyway, I thought I would do this posting on this evening in advance of the next set of primaries coming on Tuesday night.

As you know, the last set of Super Tuesday contests sort of ended with a narrative of Mitt Romney winding up ahead, but still not by enough to clinch a nomination or deliver the knockout punch. (He did end up winning Ohio by a bare margin over Rick Santorum in the end.) However, the Fat Lady is beginning to definitely clear her throat for the rest of the field, and that is particularly true for Newt Gingrich (right).

Yes, he did win Georgia, his home state, but his 'Southern strategy' seems to be taking him nowhere fast and the calls are on -- from Rick Santorum in particular -- to throw in the towel. The bottom line is Newt has to win Alabama and Mississippi on Tuesday or Newt is going to look like a dead man walking. A story on the upcoming contests is here.

As for the rundown on the previous contests from last night, here are those results here.

A couple of other items to touch on tonight, since I am just too tired to really write much tonight. One is a leftover story from Ohio: news that former presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich, the wild man of the Democratic party, lost his primary contest for his congressional seat to Marcy Kaptur. So that is it for him. He's out.

Also out: Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts, who was given his unconditional release by the team this week.

That is all for the moment. Hope you all enjoyed the time change -- all the rest of you, anyway, since Saskatchewan is the place where time stands still.

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