Lakenheath Old Boys

We are all former students at Lakenheath High School and other public schools in East Anglia. We were in school in the 70s and 80s and drank deeply from the well of British culture of those decades - the pints, the telly, and of course the footie!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Sunshine State!

The DNC's misguided decision to strip us Sunshine Staters of our delegates tonight means that only the Clinton insiders are interested in the Democratic primary results tonight. But on the GOP side...yeehaw, it's a barnburner!

Strap on tight and follow along with me tonight!


Blogger gatorbob said...

The polls are still thirty minutes from closing in most areas of Florida, but the first results are already dribbling in:

3% percent of precincts reporting

McCain 45,895 (32%)
Romney 44,199 (30%)
Guiliani 25,212 (17%)
Huckabee 21,162 (17%)
Paul 4,809 (3%)
Thompson 3,753 (3%)


Clinton 56,659 (54%)
Obama 28,283 (27%)
Edwards 17,178 (16%)

7:41 PM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Full disclosure: early today, I went down and bubbled in Dennis Kucinich's name. I'm hoping that Dennis is watching - I miss the lad (and his yummy wife).

The main reason I voted, though, was to vote "No" on Question 1, which was the usual corporate backed anti-tax measure. In this case, it would severely cut property taxes. This in a state that doesn't have a state income tax and whose schools have now dropped to #49 (only Arkansas below us now) in school funding.

7:52 PM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

10% percent of precincts reporting

McCain 141,496 (33.9%)
Romney 139,624 (33.4%)
Guiliani 59,058 (14.1%)
Huckabee 57,365 (13.7)
Paul 13,313 (3.2%)
Thompson 5,190 (1.2%)

Wow, less than 200 votes in it. What a squeaker!

8:07 PM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

McCain beginning to pull away now:

19% percent of precincts reporting

McCain 198,843 (34%)
Romney 178,516 (31%)
Guiliani 97,624 (17%)
Huckabee 76,711 (13%)
Paul 18,807 (3%)
Thompson 8953 (2%)

If this holds up, Mitt's in a world of hurt. He may have the cash, but Mitt is only leading the polls in a couple of Tsunami Tuesday primaries. The only thing he's got going for him at this point is cash.

8:14 PM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

30% percent of precincts reporting

McCain 293,780 (34%)
Romney 284,177 (33%)
Guiliani 133,247 (15%)
Huckabee 117,365 (14%)
Paul 27,053 (3%)
Thompson 12,184 (1%)

8:21 PM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Hillary Clinton is not surprisingly called as the "winner" in Florida tonight. It's meaningless but Hill and Bill will jump on it to try and stave off the media attention being given Obama after the Kennedy endorsements.

8:34 PM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

35% percent of precincts reporting

McCain 342,886 (34%)
Romney 322,522 (32%)
Giuliani 155,414 (16%)
Huckabee 135,455 (14%)
Paul 31,015 (3%)
Thompson 14,270 (1%)

Still too close to call.

8:42 PM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Rudy Giuliani will speak at 9 p.m. tonight. Surely he's got to drop out at this point. It's been a shocking campaign for him.

8:43 PM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Huckabee is the first GOP loser up tonight. He's talking about sweeping the deep South next week but that's not what the polls are saying. Let's face it - Huckabee peaked in Iowa and hasn't done anything since. He's done.

9:02 PM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

46% percent of precincts reporting

McCain 401,320 (35%)
Romney 361,901 (32%)
Guiliani 176,598 (16%)
Huckabee 152,525 (13%)
Paul 35,828 (3%)
Thompson 15,315 (1%)

9:03 PM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

MSNBC really shouldn't be giving any free coverage to Hillary's "victory" party in Florida tonight. It's a total sham. She knows the rules and Howard Dean should slap her campaign around the chops for this ridiculous grand-standing. The Clinton campaign has taken to talking about being up in the polls in Guam and American Samoa recently - just how desperate are they to get back into the White House?

9:05 PM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

51% reporting

McCain 441,590 (36%)
Romney 390,924 (31%)
Guiliani 191,105 (15%)
Huckabee 164,579 (13%)
Paul 38,788 (3%)
Thompson 16,379 (2%)

9:18 PM  
Blogger Trevor Brooking Musing said...

I'm with you, Gator B, the Clintons are two bad lawyers run amuk . . . "WE WIN!" . . . "WE WIN!" . . . excuse me, I thought we all agreed we weren't playing a game . . . The Clintons dirty pool techniques are making me quesy . . .

10:17 PM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Me too, Trev. I started out this campaign with not much of a preference between Clinton and Obama, strictly on policy issues, but the Clinton's are really disgusting me. Unfortunately, their tactics seem to be winning.

On the GOP side, a big win for McCain tonight and an endorsement to come from Rudy tomorrow at the Reagan Library. So it would appear that that side of the contest has been decided. It's McCain vs. Clinton or Obama.

1:45 AM  

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