New Hampshire

With all the attention on the putative front-runners in both parties, the Main Stream Media (MSM) short-shrifted some of the candidates further down the New Hampshire results list. As usual. Who, for instance, bothered to cover the vote in the hotly disputed Kucinich-Thompson beauty contest? Who even thought of analyzing what the outcome could mean to the country?

No one.

Don’t go scrambling for your Daily Cyberbugle, I’ve got the numbers right here:

Kucinich: 3,845

Thompson: 2,808.

That’s with 96 percent of precincts reporting, but I think it’s safe for Kucinich to cut loose and douse his Secret Service detail with biodynamic sparkling apple juice. He won. He took down big, sleepy Fred. Kicked his behind, really, winning 57.2 percent of the votes cast in the race.*

One might be tempted to scoff and say, “Well, Mr. Pundit, they didn’t really run against each other — they’re in different parties for heaven’s sake.”

That point must be conceded, and I’m pondering what it means. For now, I just want to bask in Kucinich’s victory. And Thompson’s defeat, which isn’t the same thing.

*The Kucinich-Thompson race.

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5 Replies to “New Hampshire”

  1. Pete, with 99 percent reporting … Ron Paul has scored an impressive victory over his archrival Bill Richardson. The tally:
    Paul: 18,276
    Richardson: 13,245
    Now begin the discussions of a possible Paul/Richardson third-party ticket, which come November could threaten to win several counties in the Texas-New Mexico area.

  2. Indeed. And if I’m not mistaken, to the left of New Mexico (or “east,” as some might put it) is Arizona. Come November, a Paul/Richardson ticket would put immense pressure on probable-GOP nominee John McCain in defending his home turf. Remember how devastating to Gore it was to lose Tennessee? Of course, the MSM won’t touch this story, threatening as it is to vested interests (and I’m not just talking about the you-know-who’s).

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