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I am looking at the history of Democratic Primary results in New Hampshire

Yes Hillary beat Obama by 3 and a half points in 2008. Before that you have Kerry, Gore, Tsongas beating Bill by under 10, Dukakis, Hart beating Mondale by 10, Carter, Muskie over McGovern by 7.

So in approximately 50 years they picked the eventual nominee, or the nominee was second and at most ten points back.

Now Hillary did get second, but was over twenty points back. Unfortunately the field was basically cleared out this year due to many being afraid to take on Clinton so it is hard to compare a typical candidate heavy field to a two person race.

But, IMO, this result demonstrates a warning for the party and Clinton. As many have said for the past year, her support might be much more shallow than many want to believe.

So I had a solo lunch today, nice cup of Pho, just kicking back and pondering things

Driving to the place I heard that Hillary might shake up her staff. This morning I had read the Bill Clinton comments about Bernie. Both were obviously on my mind, so as I sat eating I was thinking about the Hillary comment about Bernie voting for the Commodity Future Modernization Act, her flippant comment regarding the speaking fees, the Bernie Bros./Obama Boys attacks, all while claiming to be a victim.

To digress, I am a person who gets motivated by conflict, know it, manage it, and always try to be cognizant of the fact that some others have the same disposition. Mine was likely due to being the last kid in a large family, made me real laid back until there was something I wanted and an older sibling said I was too small or not smart enough yet. I would put the blinders on and either get it or in some cases get my ass kicked because I was too small to handle the endeavor. In my first fifteen years of work I would steamroll anyone in my way, the last fifteen years the opposite. I learned it wasn't my way or the highway and if someone else handles the requirement a different way, no biggie as long as it gets done. Used to be a strong individual contributor, now a strong manger. Anyway the point is, I know about having to thrive on chaos.

The Clinton's thrive on chaos, it is in their DNA. Trump, Christie, Sarah Palin, all thrive on chaos. Now some, like Palin, are also dumb as rocks, so I am not insinuating the Clinton's are ignorant, far from it both very intelligent people. I am suggesting that they have always and will always have and need chaos and conflict as a motivational tool. One of the reasons, the biggest, I respect Obama is that he lets 99% of the attempted chaos flow by.

Declare victory? Would love to have been a fly on the wall

Seriously, 15 percent left to report, .5 percent lead, and you declare victory rather than waiting?

I hate to be blunt, but someone fucked up big time. There would have to be advisors recommending waiting, but someone, somehow over ruled them. The could be an epic fuck up.

Chargers to stay in San Diego for 2016

And will leverage the bejesus out of the city. Happy the city has a chance to save them but am afraid they are going to get bent over in the new stadium deal. The NFL and Spanos' will get public money, the taxpayers get a home team that they can watch on TV.

And the 100 million guaranteed from the NFL will get consumed in planning fees billed to the NFL and then offset by numerous kick backs.

Shouldn't Obama be appointing a panel that will name a Governor of Michigan?

Since the state was able to take over local government of Flint, and now the state has failed and is asking for 100 million from the Feds. Isn't the next logical step for the Feds to take over? I expect Obama to appoint a new Governor by the end of the month.

Edit to add, SARCASM!

The Koch Bros. have pushed through the idiotic policy of state takeover of local governments.

Say what you want about Haley and her response

But that was hands down the best ever response to Obama, the others made asses of themselves, she didn't. And in Repubieland, that makes her the new star.

Obama on the ground in San Berdo - Going on 3 1/2 hours

Spending a lot of time with the families and first responders.

The Donald Trump Saga - Another episode of Republicans are wimps

The party leaders can't control him, now they are admitting that fact. They are afraid that he will go indie, and they have no plan, no leadership ability to manage the situation. This is not a new, they talk like bad asses, but when confronted with real issues they fold.

Larry Craig, they did nothing
David Vitter, they did nothing
Mark Sanford, they did nothing

Contrast with Rahm, Weiner, a Democrat fucks up and gets taken down by Democrats.

Turn on MSNBC right fuggin now!

If you want to catch the ten minutes of non-Trump programming.

Covering the Presidents speech on slavery, although when it is over I am sure they will have a discussion on what does Donald think.

Tip of the hat to Malaise.

Occam's Razor

He is an ego maniac that wants to be President.

Doesn't care what he says, who is hurt, as long as he wins.

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