March 18, 2012

"Mitt Romney chomping on deep fried cheese curds?"

Hey! I was eating a cheese curd when I read that! I was looking for some news about the upcoming Wisconsin primary. People around here are kind of psyched that the candidates may actually be coming to our late-voting state to campaign. We matter! Sigh.

There aren't any really recent polls, just 2 from February. Both have Santorum up by 16 points. What's that about?

18 comments:

Bill Harshaw said...

Always enjoyed traveling to NY so I could get some cheese curds, but I never heard of them being deep-fried. Being a snob, I always that deep frying was something white Southerners did to tomatoes, etc., not something cheeseheads did.

pm317 said...

There aren't any really recent polls, just 2 from February. Both have Santorum up by 16 points. What's that about?

What is that about? That is about Obama wanting to run against Santorum.

Hagar said...

Just as long as they don't come here ...

edutcher said...

RCP is too lazy to just blank out the WI page for now (one reason I go elsewhere).

But, yeah, you'll get to rub elbows with the Romster at your favorite curdery before too long, Ann.

EDH said...

"Romney Derangement Syndrome"?

Not sure that Roger Simon captures it exactly.

ark said...

I was eating a pretzel while I read your post about eating a cheese curd while you were watching Mitt Romney eat a cheeze curd.

Chip S. said...

"Chomping" sounds like a horse at the feedbag.

Now rewrite the lede substituting "savoring" for "chomping." Difference?

It's obviously a trivial point, but that makes it a useful little lab slide for viewing how easy it is to spin a news story using language that is completely defensible.

EMD said...

The Dairy Queen near Salem, Ohio at the junction of I-76 and Rt. 3 now have cheese curds.

Be very afraid.

ken in sc said...

I have never seen or heard of deep-fried tomatoes. Fried green tomatoes are breaded and pan-fried like eggplant or fried pork chops. Onion rings, french fries, and hush puppies are deep-fried in the South.

Xmas said...

I am soooooo anticipating the WI state fair this summer. I am cheese curding and cream puffing my way into a severe cardiac event.

Bender said...

People around here are kind of psyched that the candidates may actually be coming to our late-voting state to campaign. We matter!

That is awfully presumptuous of you folks in Wisconsin. You are NOT supposed to matter. It is supposed to be all over now. You were not supposed to be able to have a say, your voice was not supposed to be heard. You were supposed to (and are expected to in November) simply follow along like sheep and bow down to the chosen one.

If it weren't for that damned Santorum and that damned Gingrich, you would be irrelevant.

William said...

Can they deep fry whey?

Jennifer said...

I finally had to break down and google cheese curd.

The Crack Emcee said...

Maureen Dowd is on Romney's case now:

It's really starting to add up,...

Mark O said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Mark O said...

Mo Dowd, the maiden aunt of the NYT?

The Crack Emcee said...

Mark O,

Mo Dowd, the maiden aunt of the NYT?

One and the same:

When [Romney] talked about his beliefs in his last presidential run, it sometimes provoked confusion, like this explanation to an Iowa radio host about the second coming of Christ: that Jesus would first appear in Jerusalem and then, “over the thousand years that follow, the millennium, he will reign from two places, the law will come from Missouri, and the other will be from Jerusalem.”

Yes indeed, put that man in charge!

David said...

Santorum seems to have more appeal than he is given credit for. It's an interesting development.

President Santorum anyone?

(Nah--never happen.)

(Probably.)