I’ve always gotten a little annoyed when I come across yet another thing named after Henry Hudson. I live in Hudson County New Jersey, which is separated from New York by the Hudson River. One of my favorite streets in NY is named Hudson, and on it there is a lovely bar named Henrietta Hudson’s.
Apparently, while searching for a/the Northwest passage in the Canadian North, his ship and crew got stranded as ice froze around them in “Hudson” Bay. They survived the winter.
When the ice finally melted, he asked his crew to continue westward. In response, they mutinied and abandoned him.
I now think of that story every time I see his name on something.
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After spending five days forensicating in Athens, Ohio, the return to WKU was marked by none other than the religious right. I’m not certain on the timeline of events here, but apparently, the story plays out like the following:
Pro-life (Hilltoppers for Life, here’s their Facebook page: …
Thoughts on Super Tuesday - it's good to be a Democrat tonight :-)
Well, I expect the same thing to occur today that has continued throughout this whole process. Votes for Santorum will be great among “working-class” voters especially in the midwest. Romney will do well in urban areas, as well as in states out west.
The real question will be about just how well Gingrich does in the South. This is not because I think he has a prayer in the process whatsoever. Instead, renewed promise for Gingrich in this key region for the GOP primary process will only give him the thunder necessary to convince voters in later primaries that a vote for Gingrich is not a wasted vote. If Gingrich wins Georgia and Oklahoma by a large margin, Republicans in southern states yet to vote (Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Kentucky) will remain broadly divided in their support between Santorum and Gingrich as Romney “alternatives.” Polling suggests that Santorum has a strong lead in Tennessee such that he won’t be defeated. If this is the case, he might solidify enough Southern support to develop momentum in this region which has to this point opted for Gingrich.
Put simply, the nomination is and has been Romney’s to lose. This is bizarre considering he has virtually no support among the far right “social issues” base of the Republican party. The reason he has been able to win for so long is that the base voters have been split in their support between Santorum and Gingrich (Southern “values” voters opting for Gingrich, Midwestern ones for Santorum). This might change if Gingrich falls so far behind in the delegate count that Southern voters who despise Romney as a “Massachusetts moderate” recognize Santorum as the only viable non-Romney candidate.
Before I keep ranting, here are my predictions for tonight. I’ll be shocked if Romney walks away with the evening. Also to note, the only reason he’s going to win in Virginia is that Gingrich and Santorum didn’t make the ballot… ooooops.
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