Delusions, reality, etc.

Workout notes: morning: weights. afternoon: Cornstalk classic 4.2 mile walk over lunch (sunny) Untimed.

Weights: 5 x 10 pull ups, rotator cuff, incline: 10, 9, 7 x 135, bench: 4 x 170, 5 x 160. rows: 3 sets of 10 x 60. military: 10 x 140, 10 x 160 machine (back grip), 15 x 45 dumbbell. Pull downs: 2 sets of 10 x 160, 7 x 160 + 3 x 150. curls: 2 sets of 10 with curl bar, 1 set of 10 machine. I also did ab crunches.

Notes: lower back is still sore and I worry about the outside of the left knee (IT?)

College football: Illinois makes the Bottom Ten!

Mitt Romney and the 2012 election
Well, the votes continue to be tallied and the count:

65.08 million to 60.57 million, or 50.9 to 47.4 percent.

Of course, some Republicans don’t quite understand this; they continue to compare President Obama’s preliminary numbers to his final numbers from last time:

Obama received 4.5 million fewer voters in 2012 than 2008,

Since the time of this article (yesterday), President Obama’s totals have gone up, so a day later it is now 4.4 million votes fewer…and that gap will continue to shrink. Stuart Stevens (Romney’s campaign strategist) goes on:

On Nov. 6, Romney carried the majority of every economic group except those with less than $50,000 a year in household income. That means he carried the majority of middle-class voters.

Hmmm, so poor people won this election? Oh yes, Mr. Romney did better with younger white voters. I’d love to see a regional breakdown.

It gets better:

But having been involved in three presidential races, two of which we won closely and one that we lost fairly closely, I know enough to know that we weren’t brilliant because Florida went our way in 2000 or enough Ohioans stuck with us in 2004. Nor are we idiots because we came a little more than 320,000 votes short of winning the electoral college in 2012.

Uh, no. Look at the list of states: Colorado got Obama over 270; Romney would have to have won Florida, Ohio, Virginia and Colorado to have won the Electoral college, which means winning 74 + 163 + 149 + 138 = 624K more votes. That is almost double his estimate, unless he meant flipping half of these votes from Obama to Romney in which case his estimate would be close.

But Joan Walsh from Salon has some things to say to Mr. Stevens, even if the title of her article was changed from “delusional jackass” to “buffoon”.


November 29, 2012 - Posted by | 2012 election, college football, football, Mitt Romney, politics, running, walking, weight training | ,

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