Google’s new election center seems to be the place to follow tonight’s Republican presidential caucus in Iowa as close to real-time as possible, and to track future 2012 elections going forward as well.
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In the final day of campaigning before the Iowa Caucus tomorrow, Mitt Romney compared President Barack Obama to the Kardashians, Michele Bachmann invoked Margaret Thatcher, Newt Gingrich lamented his fall from the front of the pack and Ron Paul plotted a path to the White House. Mr. Romney is currently leading in the latest Iowa polls followed by Mr. Paul. Mr. Santorum is ever so slightly ahead of Mr. Gingrich in third place.
Newt Gingrich was driven to tears while discussing his mother’s health at an appearance in Iowa. Afterwards, he slammed Mayor Michael Bloomberg a second time for spending his personal fortune to secure his spot in City Hall.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie joined Mitt Romney on the campaign trail in Iowa.
Rick Santorum called Governor Christie a “big liberal Republican.”
Yesterday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich touted his man of the people bonafides by telling an Iowa television station, ‘We don’t come out of a background where we can buy a seat or buy, as Mayor Bloomberg did, buy the mayorship of New York. I mean if you look at how much he spent, he just wrote a check and bought it.”
At a press conference today, the mayor played dumb when he was asked whether he felt the Republican candidate was pandering to Iowa voters at his expense.
Chuck Schumer’s brother-in-law, Kevin McNulty, was nominated to a federal judgeship in New Jersey in a move that left many in the Garden State political establishment scratching their heads.
Georgia police shot and killed a woman who allegedly sent a fake WMD to State Senator Greg Ball.
Museums are collecting memorabilia from the Occupy Wall Street protests.
During an interview with the editorial board of the Des Moines Register today, Texas Governor Rick Perry was unable to recall the name of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and incorrectly stated the number of judges in the nation’s highest court. Governor Perry’s pair of Supreme slipups came as he gave his opinions on the separation of church and state.
Out of Towners
Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is in midtown Manhattan this morning hosting a “private reception” for her presidential campaign. Congresswoman Bachmann is meeting with her supporters at the Radisson Martinique on 32nd Street and Broadway.
Now that Herman Cain gave up the ghost after a string of sex scandals and suspended his campaign, Ron Paul is moving into the number two spot in Iowa polls. Mr. Paul celebrated his status with a boastful interview and a new ad comparing his opponents to whimpering little toy dogs.
This evening’s Thanksgiving Family Forum was all about traditional, conservative family values so Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann started by taking on the traditional woman’s role and serving glasses of water to teach of her male opponents in the Republican primaries. Before she sat down at the debate roundtable, Congresswoman Bachmann picked up a nearby jug of water and poured glasses for each of her rivals.
Tea Party Rally
A spokesman for Tea Party of America said that in fact Gov. Sarah Palin will in fact attend a Tea Party rally in Iowa on September 3.
Earlier today it was reported that Palin had pulled out of the rally.
“She never pulled out, but there was some misinformation in the media and so we are just clarifying that the governor is appearing,” Harlan Colt, a spokesman for the group, told The Observer.
He did say however that Christine O’Donnell would not be appearing.
“She is not appearing on her own decision,” he said.