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Colbert: Maybe I'll Run for President

Poll putting him over Huntsman has him excited

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert is so elated that he's polling ahead of recent guest Jon Huntsman that he's contemplating jumping into the race for real, he told his audience on last night's Colbert Report . "I'm sorry, Governor Huntsman. I guess the Colbert bump reflected off of you...

Breaking Down the NH Results
 Breaking Down the NH Results 
Analysis

Breaking Down the NH Results

It was a good night to be Mitt Romney

(Newser) - The New Hampshire primary is in the books, and pundits are poring over the results for insight. Here's what they're saying:
  • "Expectations, schmexpectations: (Mitt) Romney had a great night," writes Nate Silver of the New York Times . Romney missed his poll numbers, but was swiftly declared
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In SC, Huntsman Trailing ... Colbert
 In SC, Huntsman 
 Trailing ... Colbert 


POLL SAYS

In SC, Huntsman Trailing ... Colbert

Despite the fact that the comedian isn't actually running

(Newser) - We already knew Jon Huntsman was polling terribly in South Carolina , but here's some additional perspective for you: He's polling behind Stephen Colbert, who is neither a politician nor running for president. Colbert was unsuccessful in his attempt to get his name on the SC ballot , but Public...

Your Guide to the New Hampshire Primary

The big question: How much will Romney win by?

(Newser) - Mitt Romney is going to win the New Hampshire primary, and everyone ostensibly knows it. But that doesn't mean the results won't be interesting. Here are the contests the pundits are watching:
  • Romney vs. expectations: With Romney's victory assured, pundits are speculating over his vote tally. One
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Huntsman Fails to Make Arizona Ballot

Campaign says he will fight state's ruling

(Newser) - For the second time , Jon Huntsman has failed to make it onto a state's primary ballot. He missed yesterday's 5pm deadline for the Arizona ballot, according to the secretary of state's office, which says that a notarized signature was missing from the paperwork Huntsman filed. A spokesman...

Dixville Notch, Population 9, Casts First Ballots in NH

And according to this tiny village, Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman are tied

(Newser) - The village of Dixville Notch is notable not just for the fact that it only has nine registered voters, but for the fact that those voters also are the first in New Hampshire to state their choice in today's primary. Their nine ballots were cast one minute after midnight—...

Huntsman's NH Surge: Too Little, Too Late

Nate Silver expects him to grab 15.6% of the vote, but that's not enough

(Newser) - With a matter of hours to go before the New Hampshire primary, Jon Huntsman appears to finally be seeing a surge of his own—but it may be too little, too late, observes Nate Silver in the New York Times . Recent polls are looking good for the former Utah governor:...

GOP Hopefuls Debate in NH
 Romney Shrugs Off Attacks 
gop debate

Romney Shrugs Off Attacks

Rivals don't exactly hammer the frontrunner in GOP debate

(Newser) - Mitt Romney was supposed to be the prime target at tonight's ABC debate, but it didn't quite work out that way, writes Steve Peoples at AP . His rivals took some shots at him but squabbled among each other just as often. Romney, for his part, focused most of...

Boston Globe Endorses Huntsman

Massachusetts' biggest paper snubs Romney—again

(Newser) - The biggest-selling newspaper in the state Mitt Romney governed for four years has snubbed him and endorsed Jon Huntsman to be the GOP nominee. Huntsman has been bold where Romney has been cautious, and "rather than merely sketch out policies, he articulates goals and ideals," the Boston Globe...

Iowa Caucuses: And They&#39;re Off
 Romney Beats 
 Santorum in 
 8-Vote Squeaker 
iowa caucuses

Romney Beats Santorum in 8-Vote Squeaker

Ron Paul finishes third

(Newser) - Mitt Romney has prevailed in what could well be the closest primary or caucus result ever. With the final precinct reporting, Iowa's GOP says Romney has beaten Rick Santorum by just eight votes, with 30,015 to Santorum’s 30,007 out of a total of 122,255 votes...

Ron Paul: 3rd Place Nothing to Be Ashamed of
 Paul: Third Place 
 Nothing to Be 
 Ashamed Of 
IOWA CAUCUSES

Paul: Third Place Nothing to Be Ashamed Of

Campaign tweet taunts Huntsman

(Newser) - After finishing third in the Iowa caucuses with some 21% of the vote, Ron Paul told his supporters that the results were "nothing to be ashamed of," Politico reports. He said the top-three finish granted him one of the tickets out of Iowa, and urged supporters to continue...

In Iowa, Expect the Unexpected
 In Iowa, Expect the Unexpected 
Nate Silver

In Iowa, Expect the Unexpected

...And a lot of spin afterward

(Newser) - History suggests that it doesn’t matter who actually wins tonight in Iowa—it matters who exceeds expectations, or fails to meet them. The media is always flabbergasted by strange Iowa finishes, but they shouldn’t be, writes Nate Silver of the New York Times , because thanks to unreliable polls...

Iowa Caucuses Nearly Three-Way Tie: Paul, Romney, Santorum Top Latest Poll
 Latest Poll: 
 Iowa Nearly a
 3-Way Tie 
and more from iowa

Latest Poll: Iowa Nearly a 3-Way Tie

Candidates make last-minute preparations

(Newser) - A day ahead of Iowa voting, three candidates are within two points of each other in the latest poll: Ron Paul is leading the field at 20%, while Mitt Romney follows at 19% and Rick Santorum boasts 18%, having jumped eight points since earlier this week, notes Public Policy Polling...

4 More Join Perry's Va. Ballot Lawsuit

Bachmann, Gingrich, Huntsman, Santorum also missing from ballot

(Newser) - Experts don't believe Rick Perry's lawsuit to get on the Virginia Republican primary ballot will succeed, but that didn't stop four other candidates from jumping on the bandwagon. Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, and Rick Santorum joined the suit, which claims Virginia's ballot laws...

Huntsman May Drop if He Doesn't Crack Top 3 in NH

He suggests to AP that a weak showing would end his run

(Newser) - It's getting to be put-up-or-shut-up time for the back-benchers in the GOP field. Rick Santorum, for instance, says he's done if he flops in Iowa . Now Jon Huntsman is setting a bar of his own in New Hampshire: If he doesn't finish in the top three, he...

Huntsman on Iowa: They Pick Corn There

Which is why he's perfectly happy to have focused on New Hampshire

(Newser) - Don't expect to see Jon Huntsman shaking in his boots on Tuesday. The GOP candidate could care less about the Iowa caucuses, and has no qualms about his decision to ignore the state in favor of New Hampshire. Talking to CBS' The Early Show today (from Manchester, NH, of...

NH Newspaper Endorses ... Jon Huntsman

He'd give Obama the best challenge, says the Concord Monitor

(Newser) - Jon Huntsman's go-for-broke strategy in New Hampshire paid off today with an endorsement from one of the state's biggest newspapers. The Concord Monitor weighs in: "Huntsman, a consistent but never doctrinaire conservative, would present the greatest challenge to Obama," write the editors. "If elected, he...

Quote of the Year Is Occupy Wall Street's 'We Are the 99%'
 And the Quote of the Year Is... 

And the Quote of the Year Is...

'We are the 99%' ... plus 9 more memorable utterances

(Newser) - It's been a good year for quotes inspiring, inept, and inscrutable. A Yale librarian has compiled his annual list of the year's 10 key quotations, and topping this year's selection is Occupy Wall Street's rallying cry: "We are the 99%." The runners-up:
  1. Lines from
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Will Independents Embrace Huntsman?

He's up to 13% in New Hampshire, thanks to independent voters

(Newser) - Just about every candidate who has run for the GOP nomination has had his (and her) moment in the sun, only to pull an Icarus when the media glare got too hot. Now, after months of polling below margins of error, this could be Jon Huntsman's chance to soar—...

Debate Post-Mortem: Gingrich Still Flying Highest, But Winged

Bachmann, Paul, Perry, Romney score with press

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich stumbled in his explanations for taking money from Freddie Mac, but he managed to keep the "zany" at bay, and was one of the winners in last night's debate for several observers. But some dark horses—most notably Michele Bachmann—also surged to the front of...

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