Mitt gets endorsements from those who insisted he was unfit.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
The primary's Tuesday, and Illinois voters have a chance to influence who will get the Republican nomination.
For the first time in a long time, how people vote in Illinois' presidential primary may actually affect which candidate wins the Republican presidential nomination. The match seems to be boiling down to Mitt Romney, who until recently was seen by many as the front-runner, and Rick Santorum, who seems to be gathering strength thanks to a string of primary victories. But you can't count out Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul, who might be facing high odds in terms of winning but could could end up controlling delegates at the convention should there be no clear-cut winner. So, Plainfield residents, with our turn to vote Tuesday, who's going to get your ballot?
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Here's a quick primer on identifying the various types of Walking Dead you might meet on the street.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Numbers skewed by onslaught of Paul supporter votes cast shortly after the poll was opened.
The downside to an unscientific poll that places no limit on the number of times people can vote is it can sometimes get hijacked by those who feel strongly about an issue or, in this case, a person. Such was the case with our presidential poll, in which asked readers to tell us who would get their vote for for president if the election were today. By the early morning hours Friday, the day the poll was posted, there were more than 200 votes for Ron Paul and only one each for Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. Given that Paul, while having done very well, has yet to win a caucus or primary, it was clear his supporters had voted early and voted often. Only a handful of voters weighed in after that, which is too bad because we here at Patch …
There's at least one person who can't get enough of the seemingly endless Republican debates.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
The GOP horse race -- as things stand right now -- seems to be between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, but can either beat Obama?
If you believe the pundits -- this week, at least -- the GOP primary's going to boil down to a choice between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney. Does either man have your vote or do you prefer one of the other Republican contenders? More importantly, do you think any of them have the ability to oust President Obama? Take our poll below. We'll keep voting open through the weekend and will report back Monday on what Plainfield Patch readers had to say. Please add any thoughts you have about the election in the comment box below.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
If you've got wit, add your punchline to Patch's weekly comic and win a personalized print.
Are you blessed with insight and good humor? Or just bored today? Share your wit with your southwest suburban neighbors by entering Patch's comic caption challenge. Just add your dialogue for today's comic in the comment section of this post. Our only requirement is that you keep it clean! At week's end, we'll pick the winning punchline based on how many of us here at Patch giggle and smile at your contribution. The user who produces the winning punchline will get a personalized proof of the comic, with the winning words and a credit line, from cartoonist Chuck Ingwersen and Patch. Congratulations to Robert Scott, who provided the winning punchline to last week's cow comic: Are you hiring? I was just fired from the local slaughter house …