Thursday, January 03, 2008

All's Quiet on the Northern Front... let's look south to the land of corn, cold winters, and disproportionate political power!

Yes, today and Tuesday two states making up a cumulative 4% of the US population (less than Newfoundland vis-a-vis Canada; fun quiz - how did Stephane Dion do in Newfoundland during Liberal leadership race? Anyone? Anyone?) will, by and large, decide the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees. Or, at least they would in a normal year - the races are so tight this time around that the early primaries may only complicate things further...especially if the polls are to be believed and the front runners under perform.

For the Dems, Hillary is now third in Iowa, with a reduced lead in New Hampshire and nationally. For the Republicans it's Huckabee vs. Romney in Iowa and McCain vs. Romney in New Hampshire, for the right to be the "not Giuliani" candidate of this campaign.

UPDATE: A convincing win for Huckabee, which puts the pressure on Romney to win New Hampshire. Of note, Ron Paul picked up 10%, good enough for 5th, ahead of Rudy Giuliani.

For the Dems, it's Obama with 37% and Edwards and Clinton with 30% each.



  • There have been several Latin and South American countries that have had women leaders. If Hilary Clinton wins leadership of the Democrats, that means the Republican and Liberal parties will be the only major North American parties that have not had a female leader.
    If Clinton does win, does anyone think that will give a big boost to Martha Hall Findley in the next Liberal leadership race? Or is the Liberal party still too much of an old boys club?

    By Blogger nuna d. above, at 7:04 p.m.  

  • Wow Calgary. Hillary is third in one pole. Another poll done last night shows her with a 9% lead. Dont drink the kool aid.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:34 p.m.  

  • Oh yeah the latest poll in NH gives her a 16% lead. The average of the last five national polls has her with a 21.2& lead. Just so you know.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:36 p.m.  

  • "Republican and Liberal parties will be the only major North American parties that have not had a female leader."

    Might I draw nuna d. above's attention to the country of 109 million people just underneath the U.S. on most maps? Yeah, the one where fajitas come from. Three major parties, none of which--to my knowledge, anyway--have ever had a female presidential candidate.

    The truth is everyone's pretty brutal on this count. Only by counting chickens that haven't hatched (and, judging by a third-place finish in Iowa, are suddenly less of a given) in the U.S. and bumping Kim Campbell's brief sojourn atop the PCs as counting for the ReformaTory party in Canada can you really create that discrepancy.

    By Blogger Tom, at 10:04 p.m.  

  • It matters not at all. They: the dems, libs, cons and reps, all think the same way and are going in the same direction. Unhappily for Mr. and Mrs. Lunchbucket, they're going there too.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:22 a.m.  

  • anon; You were saying?

    And, yes - I do think Hillary is still the odds on favourite since she should win NH (and most of the super Tuesday states). Nice to see Obama making a race of it though.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 9:11 a.m.  

  • The Iowa caucus is small and was only the first of fifty. Yet, Iowa has confirmed what’s been said about voter trends.

    Obama is the clear leader among the Democrats. He is the favourite of the young, middle-aged, new voters and independents. He has also taken the lead from Clinton among the female gender. His message is change, after a period which includes scandals, 9-11, Iraq, Afghanistan, housing problems, and a general contempt for congress.

    On the other hand, there is still no clear leader among the Republicans. That is the problem for the GOP. Romney has been unable to draw the religious conservatives. Now, Huckabee needs to move closer to the GOP center. Will he?

    Obama will stroll into the White House if the GOP cannot unite. Expect a lot more attacks on Obama’s policies as the campaign proceeds.

    By Blogger JimTan, at 1:57 p.m.  

  • Hey Dan:

    I'm in love with Barack Obama and have been for a very long time. He's my personal choice, but also, I really believe in his potential to take the White House. Regardless of how I feel about him, I'd bet on him.

    On the GOP side I favour Ron Paul. I know he's a long shot but I like him a lot and I hope he can continue to show strongly.

    I'd love to see the two of them as running mates, but -- that's obviously very unlikely to happen. Stranger things have happened, tohugh.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:29 p.m.  

  • افضل شركة تنظيف مسابح بالرياض
    ارخص شركة تنظيف مسابح بالرياض
    تنظيف مسابح بالرياض
    تنظيف مسابح
    نظافة مسابح
    شركة تنظيف مسابح بالرياض
    شركة تنظيف المسبح
    السلام عليكم عملائنا الكرام مما لا شك فيه ان كلنا نعلم اهميه برك السباحه والمسابح فى حياتنا لما لها من اهميه كبيره جدا فى حياتنا اليوميه خاصه فى فصل
    الصيف تعد المسابح من افضل وسائل الترفيه في وقتنا المعاصر حيث ان الاطفال والكبار وكل الناس يستمتعون بالمسبح عندما يكون الجو حار لى يخفضو من درجه حراره الجسم والاسمتاع
    بالحياه هناك انواع كثيره جدا واشكال متنوعه من المسابح اصبحت فى بيوتنا بكثره خاصه هذه الايام واصبحت منتشره جدا فكل منا يعلم اهميتها ومن ثم ذالك يجب
    علينا الاعتناء بالمسابح والحفاظ عليها من اى شوائب او جراثيم لان الشخص عندما يقوم بالنزول في المسبح فأن
    مسام الجلد تتفتح وبالتالى عند وجود اى شوائب او جراثيم فسوف تقوم بأختراق مسام الجلد وتسبيب الكثير من الامراض التي لم نشعر بها إلا علي المدي البعيد لذالك
    يجب علينا جميعا الاعتناء بالمسابح للحفاظ على صحتنا وصحه اولادنا من اي امراض ولكي يستمتعوو بصحه
    جيده كانت المسابح فى قديم الزمان غير منتشره كما فى وقتنا المعاصر وذالك بسبب الخوف من الفيروسات التى كانت منتشره والخوف من البلهارسيا........الخ
    اما في وقتنا الحاضر لم يعد منزل لا يحتوى علي مسبح الا قليل جدا اصبحت المسابح منتشره
    جدا فى الفلل والاماكن التى يوجد فيها درجات حراره عاليه للتلطيف من درجه حراره الجو والاستمتاع ب الجو اوصيكم جمعيا الحفاظ علي صحتكم
    من كل سوء وشر _ كل ما عليكم احبتي الكرام ان تتواصلو مع شركتنا شركه زين لتنظيف المسابح حيث ان شركتنا تعد من افضل
    الشركات المصنفه فى تنظيف المسابح تواصلو معانا للتخلص من اى شوائب او بكتريا داخل المسبح كما ان شركتنا تمتلك افضل واحدث وسائل التنظيف وافضل المكينه والعماله الماهره المدربه هناك بعض الاشياء التى تقوم بها شركتنا اثناء التنظيف اولا
    تقوم شركتنا بتفريغ المياه من المسبح
    نقوم بوضع بعض المواد الكماويه الأمنه على صحتنا وصحه اطفالنا
    نقوم بتنظيف البقع التي توجد فى جدران المسبح
    نقوم بوضع بعض وسائل التنظف على مواسير الصرف للتخلص من اى رواسب
    نقوم برش المسبح بماده جاليه للتخلص من الاشياء المترسبه على حواف المسبح
    هناك امر اخر تقدمه شركتنا لعملائنا الكرام وهو عرض خصومات هائله فى فصل الصيف وضمان تنظيف المسبح
    وايضا هناك بعض الاشياء يجب علينا تجنبها من اجل الحفاظ على المسبح نظيف وأمن من اي شوائب وهى
    1_عدم ترك اوراق الشجر تغرق فى المسبح وتترسب
    2_عدم ترك مياه المسبح مده طويله بدون تغير
    3_عند الصرف نقوم بوضع ماده منظفه لتعقيم المسبح

    By Blogger Unknown, at 12:59 p.m.  

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