January 4, 2008

Which candidate moved into the lead within his party in the Iowa Electronics Markets?

McCain! Huckabee went up, but not as much as McCain, and now McCain has the clear lead.

On the Democratic side, Hillary is plummeting and Obama is soaring, but the Obama line has yet to cross the Hillary line.

27 comments:

garage mahal said...

I know it looks grim Republicans, but cheer up, there is still plenty of time for the beltway kidz to get warmed up. True, they are as dumb as stumps, but even they will figure what needs to be done. They will trumpet daily anything from Drudge -- like a illegitimate love child from the loins of Obama to a crack whore in St Louis while visiting a mosque. Bin Laden will air a video endorsement calling Obama a brother in arms. Ann will relentlessly flog any Democratic "scandal" from the pages of the National Enquirer, Star, US Weekly, etc.

It'll be fun!

Ann Althouse said...

Just a reality check there, garage: Have I been negative about Obama?

LarsPorsena said...

Garage:
I'd say your post lists many of the fertile fields which Hillary will be plowing.

madawaskan said...

garage-

like a illegitimate love child from the loins of Obama to a crack whore in St Louis while visiting a mosque.

Sorry probably one of yours will beat us to that...

Just sayin'...

madawaskan said...

Dang it ! Weird- now I see lasporsena's post.

Alan said...

"They will trumpet daily anything from Drudge -- like a illegitimate love child from the loins of ..."

Ah, you obviously remember the Clinton years. So much BS came from Drudge's site I'm surprise anyone still visits there. I think I still have a picture of Clinton's black love child on a hard drive somewhere. LOL

rhhardin said...

Bets are a way of heading off altercations.

It's an alternate claim of seriousness.

I'd suggest a fight market as more serious, however.

What happens when one guy wants to bet and the other guy wants to fight?

My own bet is on soap opera women.

SMGalbraith said...

They will trumpet daily anything from Drudge -- like a illegitimate love child from the loins of Obama to a crack whore in St Louis while visiting a mosque. Bin Laden will air a video endorsement calling Obama

Folks, Sidney Blumenthal is now posting here.

Quite a coup there Ann.

But watch your back anyway.

hdhouse said...

I must be confused. Who is RROF who went from 40something to 3 seemingly overnight...and then did the drop like a stone thing again. The funny pinkish-red line. help.

Steven said...

I believe RROF stands for "Republicans: Rest of Field".

Eli Blake said...

Yeah, yeah.

Flavor of the day (again, proving how flawed the rest of the GOP field is.)

Meet John McCain (in case your are wondering, my notoriously corrupt Congressman Rick Renzi, who has been on the list of the most corrupt congressmen for years, is now not running for re-election after the FBI raided his wife's business and is the subject of a Federal investigation.)

Eli Blake said...

Steven:

'RROF' didn't exactly drop, it split. Prior to that time it included Huckabee but then when he became a major candidate they separated Huckabee out from the rest of 'RROF' (which at this point is for all purposes a bet on Ron Paul.)

Maxine Weiss said...

http://jeremyblachman.typepad.com/jeremy_blachman/2008/01/southern-califo.html?cid=95895012#comment-95895012

dax said...

McCain *YAWN*
The MSM loves JMcC and will trumpet his every move.
Unfortunately, JMcC will lap-up all the false adulation that comes his way.
Old Senators are Presidential campaign fodder.

Jeremy said...

Took me a while to notice that the first RROF dropped when Thompson first appeared.

JohnAnnArbor said...

Time to buy Fred futures and make a mint.

Joshua said...

Only if you're selling short.

JohnAnnArbor said...

I'm a contrarian investor.

EnigmatiCore said...

Damn. All these Dodd futures, and now they are worthless.

And I have already spent the money...

James said...

dax said...

"McCain *YAWN*
The MSM loves JMcC and will trumpet his every move.
Unfortunately, JMcC will lap-up all the false adulation that comes his way.
Old Senators are Presidential campaign fodder."

Well, first I thought Romney was the man for the liberal MSM, because it would be easy to beat a Mormon, formerly liberal flip-flopper.

Then, everyone told us Huckabee was the MSM's man, because everyone would get fooled at first by his "huckster" charm, then learn of all the things that would come up in the general election (pardons, not so conservative history with taxes, etc., position on immigration, evolution).

So, now it's McCain? Man, for being so liberal, the MSM seems to like to trumpet a lot of republican candidates!

Bissage said...

Meet John McCain?

Well, sure.

But first, meet James Ensor!

Trooper York said...

Meet Johnny Nucleo. Just go to the gay pride parade. He's dressed as the construction worker. Not that theres anything wrong with that.

Jeremy said...

James-
Don't be silly. You're confusing the MSM with liberal politiblogs. Maybe there's a Kossak out there that backhandedly supports Romney (though I haven't heard that) or Huckabee, but you're just being coy to claim that they've gotten actual support from the MSM.

Meanwhile, Maverick McCain has been the favorite Republican for people that don't care for Republicans since he sponsered the Bipartisant Finance Reform Act.

Trooper York said...

If more people buy curling irons in the Iowa Electronics Markets, does that mean that John Edwards is ahead?

Fen said...

Ah, you obviously remember the Clinton years. So much BS came from Drudge's site I'm surprise anyone still visits there.

Ah, you mean "BS" like Clinton sexually abusing subordinate employees. And other stuff that the MSM sat on for months, effectively censoring by ommission. That BS?

No wonder you despise Drudge. Why would ANYONE want the MSM to serve as gatekeepers, to effectively monopolize the information market? Would you accept the same from any other type of broker?

Huckabee....

*bangs head against wall*

At least Thompson tied for 3rd. Don't leave us with these losers to choose from, Fred.

AlphaLiberal said...

Pretty pictures of a pile of theories and algorithms demonstrating nothing.

James said...

Jeremy-

Though my memory is a little more foggy for Romney, I can easily remember a good number of the regular conservative posters here crediting the liberal MSM for the rise of Huckabee, because of what the posters see as his terrible credentials and lack of experience. Hell, basically anything Ann linked to with a reference to Huckabee elicited these comments.