January 31, 2012

Primary Day

SDP 1-31-12
The Republican primary is today in Florida. We have a closed primary system here, which means you have to be registered as a Republican in order to vote in the Republican primary. Sarasota County is still considered Republican territory, although, as I recall, the McCain-Palin ticket carried it by just 200 votes or so in 2008.  (Sarasota city residents are another story, voting quite Democratic.)  A rally for Newt Gingrich supposedly drew 4,000 people here last week during a work day.  Personally, I haven't seen much interest here in the primary.  (I found this yard sign down in Ft. Myers, a Republican stronghold.)  For the most part, the political ads I've been seeing on TV are anti-Newt.   The latest poll I read has Mitt Romney defeating Newt by double digits.  Whoever takes the primary, I'm sure I'll hear it dissected 552 different ways on Wednesday. The Republican National Convention is up the road in Tampa this summer.   Buckle up!  It's gonna be a bumpy political ride until November.

8 comments:

Jim Klenke said...

I try to avoid all the BS on TV, but I guess its good for pumping money into the economy. Florida seems to be swimming in TV reporters, then they will pack up and go to the next state.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I did watch the Australian open SRQ, very exciting indeed, sounds like you're a big fan. Love your pics of R & R that you have framed by your desk.. I must say I was rather hoping Andy Murray would make it all the way this time, fellow Scot and all that!! Never mind it's yours next year Andy haha!

Kate said...

Not only bumpy but boring...I'm already tired of all the debates, wrangling, and poison darts. Our whole political system needs to be revamped. Your Floridians must be awfully tired of all this activity by now. Our political system needs more statesmen/women than self-centered politicians. (Now do you want me to tell you how I REALLY feel?!)

Ernie said...

I wonder if I could get press credentials for the RNC... Hmmm...

Steffe said...

Palin was fun to follow. I don't think Mitt and Newt even working together could beat Obama.

Lowell said...

Omigod!

Did you see that the Repubs in the Florida legislature have introduced two bills which would give parents of children in low-performing schools the power to fire the teachers and shut down schools?

All a part of a nationwide effort to destroy our public school system. It's been pretty successful so far.

Michelle a.k.a. Farmchick said...

Whew....the political stuff is already getting a bit old and we still have a way to go.

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Interesting shot... I agree with your comment, 'Buckle Up!' Presidential politics leaves me breathless sometimes.. and sometimes I scratch my head..lol!