Mitt Romney was never the frontrunner for the Republican nomination, his poll numbers apparently have a cap at around 25-28%, meaning the more conservative Republicans (Myself included) should represent well over 60% of the Republican electorate and should be able to easily elect a much more right leaning candidate than Romney. The following chart of poll numbers confirms how Romney's numbers have been stuck at 25 while numerous candidates have exceeded him at different times.
However, the fucking problem here is that there are way too many damn lines on that graph. Gingrich, Perry, Bachmann, Santorum, and to a much smaller degree Paul are all fighting over the exact same voters, fracturing the conservative vote and giving Romney a slight edge because he has a monopoly over the moderate vote. However, if it were just that, Romney would still lose because even with many candidates fighting over the conservatives, there has always been one candidate that manages to rally enough of them to gain an edge over Romney.
What the above poll shows, besides the aforementioned splintering of the conservative base, is Romney's lifeline to the nomination. While at the moment there is a considerable "Anybody but Romney" crowd, that movement will all but disappear if somehow Ron Paul manages to pull ahead. Holy shit do me and other mainstream conservatives hate this guy Ron Paul, who is a libertarian and has a random as fuck foreign policy that scares us all away. If he gains significant momentum and wins several states, all the remaining conservatives will ditch their preferred candidate and run their ass over to Romney in an attempt to stop Ron Paul from winning the nomination.
So all apparently alot of the internet and our resident hippie liberal ty kaufman getting super mad over this "National Defense Authorization Act" because it allows the military to hold people on suspicion of terrorism for as long as they would like. WELL AS IT TURNS OUT you dont actually have to worry about shit unless you are a goddamn terrorist so unless this here kaufman gets all supermad and begins to make several covert trips to pakistan nothing will actually happen.
Also, I'm going to give a hearty ROFL at these hippies because they cant actually stop this bill from passing, as it has bipartisan support (over 80% in the senate) and all the hippies can do is cry on the internet and beat some drums in a giant circlejerk.
GG looks like old man brown made the correct move in vetoing sb185. Sb185 would have allowed colleges and universities to use race and ethnicity as a factor in determining admissions, which basically means colleges would give bonus points to blacks and mexicans at the expense of whites and asians.
"I wholeheartedly agree with the goal of this legislation...[However] Our constitutional system of separation of powers requires that the courts -- not the Legislature -- determine the limits of Proposition 209...Signing this bill is unlikely to impact how Proposition 209 is ultimately interpreted by the courts; it will just encourage the 209 advocates to file more costly and confusing lawsuits." - Jerry Brown
Proposition 209 being the pro initiative that banned affirmative action in California.
coolstorybro: So about 10 minutes into calculus I had to go take a shit because I decided I wasnt going to try to hold that baby in the entire day. The retard toilet paper at our school is only one fucking ply so instead of folding 20 times I had to scrunch the thing into a ball to wipe how stupid.