Saturday, February 11, 2012

Mo Money

Or more aptly, "mo" AND money: Is politics about money? Sure it is - just ask Sheldon Adelson and George Soros. One should not, however, discount the role of momentum. Before his CO/MO/MN trifecta, Rick Santorum was so broke he couldn't pay attention. The big money had gone elsewhere. The big money also can follow the momentum - everyone wants to back a winner. Romney will always have the largest bankbook in this cycle, but there is still other money to be spent. As long as Romney can't close the deal with the far right, the far right money needs to find a home. With Gingrich in apparent free-fall, if Santorum can beat Newt by a decent margin in AZ and MI, Newt's wallet could be empty by Super Tuesday, allowing Santorum to carry the mantle of the far right from that point forward. Romney will still be able to outspend him, but Santorum can continue to chip away ("I've won more states", etc.). Romney continues to be the castor oil of the far right; to wit, look at turnout numbers from 2012 vs. 2008 - Romney isn't getting anyone excited. Mitt has the most cash and the most delegates at present - but with very tepid support, it can all change in a heartbeat.

Clap for the I-man: Heard William Shatner discussing horses with Don Imus on Friday. Gripping radio. Oy.

Hey Joe, where you going with that Ipod in your hand?: If you're like me, and your two greatest passions are politics and music, you must watch Morning Joe. Whether you agree with him or not, the man is knowledgeable and passionate about politics (and so much more tolerable than Chris Matthews). And the man knows good music, too. If Q is firing up "Pump It Up" from Joe's Ipod, and Joe is tweeting Neil Young lyrics, he's got it going on. Joe, if you told Q to spend more time in the Neil Young section of your Ipod during your show, I wouldn't mind a bit. Just sayin'.

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