Olbermann Down?

January 5, 2012

Rift Between Olbermann and Current TV Deepens: ‘Everybody Is Replaceable’

Lawyers are involved in the Keith Olbermann situation.

The newsman has tapped high-powered lawyer Patricia Glaser to “determine his rights” in his five-year contract, an individual close to him told TheWrap.Meanwhile, executives at Current TV said that relations – especially those with Current CEO Joel Hyatt – were at a breaking point after deteriorating over the past several months.

“I hope Keith is part of our future, but it’s up to Keith,” an executive with Current who declined to be identified told TheWrap. “Keith set us in the right direction and we’re on that path now … and as I’ve learned over the years, everybody is replaceable.”
Glaser would only tell TheWrap that “the lawyers are communicating.”

Keith Olbermann is also not Satan, because Satan could drive a car.

Jetting to New Hampshire, Newt Gingrich Tees Up Attack

January 4, 2012

Five minutes before midnight, just as Mitt Romney wrapped up his victory speech in Iowa, Newt Gingrich‘s charter plane made its way across the windswept runway of the Des Moines airport and jetted off into the sky.

On board: 30 passengers, including Gingrich, his wife and members of the press, riding the two hour and 14 minute flight to Manchester at the speed of darkness.

Light chatter could be heard throughout the cabin as the flight attendant drew the curtains between reporters and first class; there would be little restful sleep that night.

“Together we survived the biggest onslaught in the history of the Iowa primary,” Gingrich said earlier to a half-empty room of 100 supporters in downtown Des Moines.


January 4, 2012

After stunning many people across the country with a virtual tie with Mitt Romney in the Iowa Caucus (Romney won by eight votes), Rick Santorum gave a rousing speech. It started simply: “Game on.”

Rick Santorum’s Iowa speech-01.04.2012

Egad — Will Anybody Finally Drop Out After Today? Doubtful

January 3, 2012

Phew. Are you ready? Are you going to party?

There are an estimated 614,000 active registered Republicans in Iowa. A small fraction of them will turn out tonight to vote in the first-in-the-nation GOP presidential caucus. The anticipated top three placers are a toss-up. Sunday’s PPP poll had it 20/19/18 for Paul, Romney and Santorum. Election Projection’s Scott Elliott posts his predictions:

Rick Santorum – 24%
Mitt Romney – 23%
Ron Paul – 22%
Rick Perry – 15%
Newt Gingrich – 9%
Michele Bachmann – 6%
Jon Huntsman – 1%

Traditionally, the Iowa caucus winnows down crowded fields.

But — egad — will any of the back-benchers actually drop out after tonight?

Gingrich Is Destroying Romney In New Polls

December 6, 2011

Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich is cruising into front-runner position in several new polls — opening up a double-digit lead over Mitt Romney in the key early voting states of Iowa and South Carolina.

Tha January 3rd Iowa Caucuses provide the first opportunity for Republicans to vote for their nominee to face President Barack Obama next year, and right now Gingrich is up 33 percent to Romney’s 18 percent in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll. Ron Paul is tied with Romney — further driving home the point that Romney is having difficulty appealing to conservatives.

In South Carolina, the winner of the Palmetto State primary has gone on to win the nomination every cycle since 1980. Gingrich leads the state in a new Winthrop University poll 38 percent to 22 percent.

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New Iowa polls today from the Washington Post/ABC series, PPP, and a South Carolina poll by Winthrop University show what has been pretty much accepted now in the Republican presidential primary — that Newt Gingrich has picked up considerable momentum for his nomination bid.  Gingrich now has substantial leads in both states, the first and […]

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