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?
The campaign trail turned green on St. Patrick's Day Weekend.
Meanwhile, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul dressed up as leprechauns, because nobody believes in leprechauns.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Modern day moms have choices, thanks to the radicals.
If Rick Santorum is to be believed, “the radical feminists succeeded in undermining the traditional family and convincing women that professional accomplishments are the key to happiness.” As I sit at my kitchen counter nursing my newborn and attempting to earn a living, I can’t help but think Ricky boy is full of crap. Yep, I’m a stay-at-home mom. I used to rock the suit every day. I worked in the Loop. I owned my own agency. I traveled the world. I climbed the corporate ladder. I hit the glass ceiling. I shattered it by choosing to stay at home with my kids. First of all, I’m not buying the idea that the traditional family is entirely undermined. Nor do I agree with the premise that professional accomplishments can’t make women happy. It…
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 …
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.