I’m livebloggin’ it from the Montlake Alehouse!
Ladies and gentleman, the comment thread is open for your pleasure….
5:17: We have CNN on the tube, sans sound. I’ll see if I can find streaming audio. Otherwise, this will be an impressionistic report based on video and emotional stimulus only….
5:19: The teevee tells me that Romney and Santorum are tied in MO at 36% each. Go Frothy!
5:21: Romney puts Santorum down -1%.
5:23: In Missouri, Uncommitted is slightly ahead of Ron Paul. Go Uncommitted!!!!
5:38: I’ve been on the phone with my neighbor for the last 10 minutes or so, but I see there has been some action. Santorum moved on top of Romney, then Romney moved back on top of Santorum. Somebody get a hose, please.
5:52: In MO, “Uncommitted” has just pulled ahead of Ron Paul! Go Newt!
5:45: And now Romney is tied with Santorum. Ewwwwwwwww!
5:47: Minnesota weighs in and Mitt is way, way down…in THIRD place.
5:49: In Missouri, Paul is now +2 over uncommitted. And by “uncommitted”, I think they mean “Gingrich”
5:53: Minnesota. Remarkable:
- Santorum 49%
- Paul 22%
- Gingrich 14%
6:20: Carl Ballard is here, so I’m chatting instead of serving you…
6:20: How totally awesome is this…Santorum is on top in all THREE states. If you believe in a God or god or Gods or gods, pray that this holds when more than 1% of the vote is in.
6:22: A hat-trick by Santorum tonight will cost Mitt Romney about $25 Million, will cost SuperPACs another $15 Million, and will leave all the candidates bloody and battered by the General election.
6:25: Carl Ballard isn’t wearing a sweater vest tonight. But that’s because he bicycled in tonight. He has an orange safety vest for biking in…and it doubles as a spiffy uniform when he joins the moon colony.
6:30: Romney goes on top of Santorum in CO….well, it was fun while it lasted….
6:35: Santorum is going to win the M states tonight. Mmmmmm for Santorum!
6:40: Holy SHIT! He is leading all 3 states…. Santorum spreads his philosophy across mid-continental U.S.
6:42: Santorum smears the competition in Missouri…CNN projects.
7:03: CNN has grainy, out of focus footage coming from their “caucus cam.” Isn’t that what got Rep.Anthony Weiner in trouble
7:21: I keep getting excited every time CNN shows Santorum way up in Colorado. But really, it has been the same result for a long time now. They keep repeating it over and over again, nevertheless it may not be true. But mark my words, the Romney camp is shitting their pants right now.
7:24: Okay…just as I posted that, new results came in from CO. Romney is tied with Santorum.
8:46: Holy shit…after Romney’s shit-eating-grin-festooned speech, he is shaking all kinds of hands, and we see TELEPROMTERS in the background. My God…Obama got more than Health Care Reform from Mitt Romney!!!
9:22: Goldy is here and he is totally vexed by the low numbers in Colorado…where Santorum is totally beating expectations by leading Romney. Unfortunately, the reported votes are not a random sample, but we can wish for a Santorum win…
9:25: And, of course, the second I leave the previous comment, Romney captures the lead from Santorum. Come-on, PRAY, people, PRAY!
9:40: Romney spreads his lead over Santorum….
9:51: 70% reporting in CO, and it looks like Santorum may just squeeze out a victory…. And Colorado Springs hasn’t reported yet, which ought to work in his favor.
10:03: Holy shit…Santorum pulls a HAT TRICK!!!! Incredible…an (un)clean sweep.