*SPEAKING GERMAN IN TEXAS** *
In Texas there is a town called New Braunfels , where there is a large
One day, a local rancher driving down a country road noticed a man using
his hand to drink water from the rancher's stock pond.
The rancher rolled down the window and shouted: "Sehr angenehm! Trink das
Wasser nicht. Die kuehe haben darein geschissen."
Which means: "Glad to meet you! Don't drink the water. The cows have shit
The man shouted back: "I'm from New York and just down here campaigning for
Obama. I can't understand you. Please speak in English."
The rancher replied:* "Drink with both hands." *
It's pretty clear from the long, hard slog Mitt's had over these last few
months that the Republican rank and file is almost in an "Anybody but
Romney" mode. Look at all the flirtations they've had, from Perry to Cain
to Gingrinch and now Santorum. If the economy continues to improve, the
greatest weapon in the Republican arsenal will have been nullified, despite
their numerous attempts to create crises that they can lay at Obama's feet.
So far, he's making the Teflon Don, John Gotti look as sticky as flypaper in
FWIW, favorable polls can be damaging to a leading candidate because people
who might have tried hard to get out to vote for him figure he's got it in
the bag and don't vote. However, I think that modern polling techniques have
come a long way and that they've been generally suprisingly accurate. The
pollsters nowadays make sure to ask if the person they're polling actually
intends to vote.
It's clearly the most exciting election we've had for a long, long time.
I'm counting on Rush and the Birthers to do some serious damage to the
Republicans while trying to get at Obama. So far, they've done wonders.
For the Democrats. <sigh> They'd do much better with a "tailor" candidate
that could remove some of the lunatic fringe from the fabric of the
Republican Party. Instead they go with people like Palin, as fringey as
they get. I take that back. I forgot about Michele Bachmann, who's so far
out there even her fellow Republicans don't take her seriously.
I doubt it. Hillary and Obama fought tooth and nail and it did not hurt
Funny that Limbaugh supported Romney in the last election but does not
now. Figures someone more conservative could win.
Personally I think anyone can defeat Obama.
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