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Super Tuesday–Romney wins VA, OH and the NE, Santorum wins the bible belt and Newt wins GA. Oh, and Dennis Kucinich lost [UPDATE]

It’s the last race that had me smiling.  The rest, as far as I’m concerned were pretty predictable.  And yes I know about AK and SD too.

The inevitable nod, it seems to me, will eventually go to Romney, like it or not.  Yeah, I’ve heard about the possibility of a brokered convention (don’t think that will happen) and Palin possibly entering the race (don’t think that will happen either).  And I’m kind of intrigued by Newt’s belief that winning his home state after almost exclusively campaigning there for weeks, somehow revitalizes his campaign for the third (and hopefully final) time.

But still, the last result was my favorite of the night.

Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-Ohio), the two-time presidential candidate and icon of the antiwar left, suffered a bruising primary defeat Tuesday as a new Republican-drawn congressional map threatened to end the career of one of the most colorful figures in Congress.

With most attention focused on the state’s GOP presidential primary battle, and no Democratic primary for president, Kucinich was left in a low-turnout race in a newly drawn district against his once-close ally, Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio).

Now I wouldn’t know Marcy Kaptur if she ran up and bit me on the leg, but my guess is she’d have to work very hard to be worse than Dennis Kucinich when one considers ideology (Don Surber says she’s as “March Hare radical” as Kucinich).   She now gets to face “Joe the Plumber” in the election.  Wow … it just gets better and better out there doesn’t it?

And, maybe now I’ll quit getting those annoying emails from Kucinich and his wife telling me how wonderful Dennis’s ideas are and why I should support him and them.

Oh, wait, he may turn into a political carpet-bagger:

What’s next for Kucinich is unclear. He has spoken of possibly moving to Washington state to run in a Democratic-leaning district. He would need to establish residency there by mid-April, but it’s not certain he could do that while remaining in Congress representing an Ohio district.

Great.  Washington.  Probably a perfect match. 

*sigh*

When did we become the servants of a professional political class?  When did we allow that to happen?

If you’re not discouraged about the state of politics these days, you’re just not paying attention.

UPDATE: Kucinich the “entitled” is a sore loser as well:

Addressing supporters gathered at Rubin’s Family Restaurant in Cleveland, the longtime Cleveland politician both congratulated and slammed his competitor by saying, “I would like to be able to congratulate Congresswoman Kaptur, but I do have to say that she ran a campaign in the Cleveland media market that was utterly lacking in integrity. With false statements, half truths, misrepresentations. I hope that that is not the kind of representation that she would provide to the community.”

 

~McQ

Twitter: @McQandO

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6 Responses to Super Tuesday–Romney wins VA, OH and the NE, Santorum wins the bible belt and Newt wins GA. Oh, and Dennis Kucinich lost [UPDATE]

  • “With false statements, half truths, misrepresentations.” Or, the Obama way…

    • @Ragspierre Kucinich prefers his own homemade brand of false statements, half truths, and misrepresentations. The other brands are flat, and leave the drinker feeling betrayed and unsatisfied.

  • “I wouldn’t know Marcy Kaptur if she ran up and bit me on the leg,”

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    I’ve seen pictures and you don’t want her to.

  • THE POLITICS OF HATE: Dems Incite Death Threats Against Limbaugh. And Limbaugh’s already had to call the bomb squad to his house. That’s their approach. Marginalize, then brutalize.

    When will President Obama speak out against this hatred and extremism? Probably never. But ince it’s been established that this sort of thing happens via close coordination between the White House and Media Matters, etc., there’s no denying responsibility now. I call upon the President to denounce his supporters’ hateful violent rhetoric, to promise not to engage in or encourage it again, and to apologize to Limbaugh for stirring up this cesspit of hatred among his followers. A President is supposed to lead, not incite violence

    Maybe we should start posting Obamicons with “HATE” instead of “HOPE” until he does. . .
    –InstaPundit

    Really, is there any reasonable person who doubts Obama’s malice here?

    Anybody…???

    • @Ragspierre Well, but when conservatives zapped Matt Taibbi after this Breitbart is a douch article, that was scandalous and wrong!
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      No man, you’re right, it’s a war, and the players on one side completely understands that.