Morning News Report; Nov. 21, 2011

GINGRICH TAKES LEAD FOR GOP BERTH

Former Speaker of the U.S. House Newt Gingrich has surged to the lead in the race for the Republican nomination for president in 2012.

My take: I’ll never understand the political game — and this is a great example of why.

Gingrich, who has famously been married and divorced several times (including cheating on his spouse), is the voice of the conservative right? I guess it’s that “do as I say do, don’t do as I do” political strategy.

I’ll say this much — President Obama and the Democrats have to be smiling like Cheshire cats and praying that Gingrich wins the GOP nomination … cuz if he wins, the race becomes a lay-up for the Democrats.

MICHELLE OBAMA BOOED AT NASCAR FINALE

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, the country’s “second lady,” were roundly booed at Sunday’s NASCAR finale in Homestead, Fla.

My take: You know … you have to figure that NASCAR fans aren’t exactly the Obama/Biden demographic. Just sayin’.

Oh, and Tony Stewart won the Winston Nextel Sprint Cup championship if you care about that kind of thing … which I don’t. I’ll echo what former Free Press Sports Editor R.L. Bynum tweeted last night — if it’s a “cup” championship, why isn’t a cup awarded to the winner?

CRAZY DAY IN ACC FOOTBALL

Saturday was one of the most unpredictable days in recent memory for the ACC football as N.C. State absolutely shut down the league’s top team (Clemson), Virginia won at Florida State for the first time and Boston College and Duke almost pulling off upsets of Notre Dame and Georgia Tech, respectively.

My take: I know this much — if Virginia’s Mike London doesn’t get coach of the year in the ACC, there’s no justice in the world. All he’s done is take a team some had finishing behind Duke this year and has them on the precipice of an appearance in the ACC championship game.

And my Wuffie friends need to explain to me how you can beat Clemson, Virginia (on the road!) and UNC … but lose to Boston College and Wake Forest. By the by — not one player in our picks contest picked State to win Saturday, and that includes several Wuffie grads.

It’s certainly been an up-and-down year in the ACC this season — and one in which I hope my Cavahoos walk away with the title on Dec. 3 in Charlotte.

The iPod shuffle

Been Around The World — Puff Daddy & The Family featuring The Notorious B.I.G.

Across The Universe — The Beatles

St. Jimmy — Green Day

I’ll Be There For You — Bon Jovi

Funkytown — Lipps Inc.

8 Responses to Morning News Report; Nov. 21, 2011

  1. guitarwrecker says:

    I doubt Newt will be the nominee- too much baggage. Possibly a VP pick? Who knows.

    Also, the poll you cited only consisted of 946 people with a 4% margin of error. The next two closest candidates are in or very close to striking distance of that 4% margin.

    The media seems to want Romney (of course they do). However, no conservatives I know want him. Cain has a lot of support but the media may have successfully dismantled him based on a lot of shoddy reporting and some very old, very dodgy accusations.

    Looking at the polling data from several polls it seems the only two candidates that have dented Romney’s consistency are Gingrich and Perry. Of course, Perry has fallen off the chart but if he sticks it out and gets his act together he could be a contender again.

  2. Lee says:

    Cain has shut himself down with the stupidity of the “9-9-9″ plan and quoting a Pokemon movie. Ron Paul is the only person I would vote for the on the GOP ticket, only because he means what he says and doesn’t jump around the issues.

  3. rjarman says:

    I am conservative and I support Mitt Romney….I also am not a hater and will support who ever is the GOP choice. If its Newt then great, if its Ron Paul then great, if its Herman Cain then great or even Jon Huntsman…they are all heads and shoulders above our current status…but my FIRST choice would be Mitt Romney

  4. rjarman says:

    I wish Jeff Gordon would have showed up during the last 10 Races….not sure he will get that 5th Title?

  5. Lee says:

    Gordon has been screwed out of 2 titles. If we never had the Chase, he would have been a 6-time champ.

  6. saltydawg1 says:

    foolin’ around never hurt slick willie……newt’s the man!!

  7. heelatious says:

    Honest to God, if Ron Paul is the nominee, I would have to seriously consider not voting, and I never thought I would ever utter those words.

  8. rjarman says:

    I liked the Chase at first but have grown tired of it now….they might have done that for Jr. at first? Even though Tony won…its really Hendrick behind everything…Tony is owner in name only.
    I like Jimmy but glad someone else is the Champion. I really want to see Jeff win a few more….get even with Dale Sr but not pass him.

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