His campaign has stayed relevant in part by convincing the press that he would dominate a series of caucuses with organization and energy. In Nevada, he did better than in 2008 — but not well enough.
Is Romney’s top adviser right that his win in Saturday’s caucuses did not depend on Mormon support? Yep, probably.
The tea party’s over, the Mormons get organized, and Nevada should stick to what it’s good at.
Santorum tries to shake things up with a new addition to the Santorum wardrobe, but CNN’s commentators are not impressed. “He should stick to the sweater vest.”
“Even without the LDS votes, Mitt Romney still would have won decisively (by 17 points).” Campaign calls it “overwhelming” victory.”
It’s the mother’s milk of politics. Adelson stands alone.
A leaked e-mail exchange on a Mormon listserv shows some of Mitt’s coreligionists cringe at the mingling of religion and politics.
Very, very good e-mail lists — and an internal debate over whether to use them. “I’m getting really tired of the ads for Romney campaign trips coming from this list serve,” writes one young Mormon.
Bowing to The Donald? Probably not Team Mitt’s favorite moment of the election so far…
“There are some things you just can’t imagine happening in your life,” jokes Romney. “This is one of them.”
The two campaigns are working together to ensure a smooth caucus on Saturday — and it’s going swimmingly. A consultant working for the Romney campaign says the mutual respect “exists at the top.”
Mitt, Newt, Rick, and Ron will battle for a state that was once the core of Tea Party politics, and is now a microcosm of its fall. Now the Right is divided and distracted: “Conservatives in this state just can’t figure out how to row in the same direction,” says Muth.
The lovely young woman standing behind Ron Paul as he delivered his Florida primary speech was quite emotive. Here are some of her best faces. Man…between this girl and his giant, Ron Paul has the best posse in politics.
Pizza and caucus training in Vegas to mark Florida win. Guess we shouldn’t have expected booze.
While Mitt and Newt duked it out in Florida, Paul was off on a typically atypical schedule.
Nevada’s GOP hotbeds a little less hot. A small consolation: “They actually won’t have too long to attack each other here.”
No one thinks he can beat Mitt Romney here. But his supporters hope a strong second-place finish will narrow the race to two.
State-tailored pandering isn’t just for Newt.
In Vegas, hoping something can stop Mitt. But Dooling worries he’s got Nevada locked up too.
Steve Carell and Jim Carrey will be starring in a new movie called “Burt Wonderstone” about competing magicians in Las Vegas. All I know is the hair action going on here could rival Criss Angel’s any day.
A media-buying source says he’s looking past the initial contests to a state where he’ll likely be battling Ron Paul for delegates.
No, seriously. If Dick Cheney were still a human and had the capacity to dream, this would drive him to raging morning wood (“Two hippies enter, no hippies leave!”).
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A group of award-winning filmmakers have created twelve ads featuring local voices — folks from battleground states who speak compellingly of their support for Obama — and now those ads are reaching their undecided neighbors in Missouri, Ohio and Nevada. UPDATED In one week of running Local Voices ads in Joplin, a city of 50,000 in southwest Missouri, a coalition came together within the city: they call themselves The Secret Society of Joplin Democrats. They have pledged that for every negative call or email response to a Local Voices ad, they’ll match with dollars to run the ad again, meeting intimidation with action.
Kerri Kenney-Silver — of The State and Reno 911 fame — debuts a new character who owns the classiest “fantasy ranch” Winnemucca, Nevada, may have ever seen. Delilah’s fictional brothel offers a “menu” of services — including an act called “Underpants Parade” — that makes us kind of wish Dame Delilah were real. If whorehouses were this entertaining, we’d already be in Nevada!
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