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DES MOINES -- If you're a political junkie, where else would you want to celebrate the new year than right here in the City of Skywalks? The Fix is bracing for a night of work -- WORK, I say -- and the candidates aren't slowing their schedules any. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) and her husband are holding a joint event in downtown Des Moines that starts at 10 pm. Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) is in Ames and former Sen. John Edwards (N.C.) is up north in Mason City.

Aiming to keep The Fix community up on all the latest with this blogger, here's a quick look at my food intake over the last day or so. Given what you will read below, you won't be surprised a Fix New Year's resolution is to exercise a bit more.

1 Maid-Rite loose meat sandwich
1 Maid-Rite cheese fries
1 Maid-Rite chocolate shake
1 Pork barbeque sandwich from Machine Shed with Sweet Potato Fries.

By Chris Cillizza  |  December 31, 2007; 7:50 PM ET
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Comments

CC, Have you done your crunches yet today? Drop and give me 20, slacker!! :~)

Posted by: proudtobeGOP | January 1, 2008 10:52 AM | Report abuse

why are you posting this when there is so much good politics out there to post about? Come on Chris, a reaction to the days' news would be good! Especially the positive withdrawal of the nagative ad while showing it (but only once). Whatever the hell that was.

Posted by: alex_w_murphy | January 1, 2008 8:09 AM | Report abuse

you are hysterical chris. watch out for those maidrites lest that beard be hiding the double chin in the new year!

Posted by: muaddib_7 | January 1, 2008 3:58 AM | Report abuse

Mitt Romney can't recover from his record. His 2006 Health Care legislation state subsidized health care by taxing small businesses and any individual who didn't sign on to it at a price tag of $1.3 billion over 3 years. So he fails the spending test.

He supported the Brady Bill and just joined the NRA last summer. Throw in his life-long hunter gaffe and it's clear that he fails the 2nd amendment test.

Romney endorsed the legalization RU-486, the abortion-inducing drug. During his debate with Edward Kennedy Romney declared: 'I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. I have since the time that my mom took that position when she ran in 1970 as a US Senate candidate. I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years we should sustain and support it.' So for those who care, he failed (or passed and now fails) the abortion test.

Throw in his complete lack of foreign policy experience, and a unique ability to distort his own and others' records. You are left with Mitt Romney, the liberal.

Posted by: donttreadonme | January 1, 2008 1:19 AM | Report abuse

Can Mitt Romney recover from a loss in Iowa?

http://www.youpolls.com/details.asp?pid=1415

.

Posted by: PollM | January 1, 2008 12:28 AM | Report abuse

One of the drivers for the centrists' conference in Norman next Monday -

"In 1970, partisanship reached its lowest point, with Republicans in the House of Representatives voting 60 percent of the time with their party line, Satterthwaite said. Democrats voted with their party 58 percent of the time.

In 2006, Republicans voted with their party line 88 percent of the time, while Democrats voted with their party 86 percent of the time."

Posted by: mark_in_austin | January 1, 2008 12:05 AM | Report abuse

Bhoomes, did you see Brooks' latest?

Here is a quote:

"The leaders of the Republican coalition know Romney will lose. But some would rather remain in control of a party that loses than lose control of a party that wins."

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/01/opinion/01brooks.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin

Btw, in the past, Brooks has had accurate sources in DC R circles.

Posted by: mark_in_austin | December 31, 2007 11:32 PM | Report abuse

Get to work! Analyze that poll!

Please. kthxnxbye.

Posted by: andrewlong | December 31, 2007 11:01 PM | Report abuse

TALK ABOUT RWANDA HAS BEEN IN THE NEWS RECENTLY
You have all been talking about Rwanda who did what, who saId what,what you could have done .............

I have a queston for Biden/Obama/Clinton/Edwards/Mcain and all other candidates with all the violence going on Kenya and the electral and judical systems has failed all kenyans what will you do to help make sure that another Rwanda is not happening right under our nose? already report have it that Raila Odinga was the peoples president but the incumbet rigged the election where he had a 115% turnout in some places.

Report coming out are that there are 185 deaths and the Kibaki government is working hard behind the closed door to discredit Raila Odinga and make it look like a tribal war and the western media seems to have bought their ideas. While Kennya of all tribes and all political parties have raisen up against the few who have consolidated power and all but declared state of Emergency in kenya, there is a media blackout, no TV or Radio statio is broadcasting live while police are making political arrests, police have orders of shoot to kill ordinally citizens and all this is mostly missed in by the western media.

Because of corruption from the top down some TV stations are reporting that even some police offices deployed by Kibaki are engaged in rapping women in the Kibera slums and terrolizing the very people they are suppoed to help. We are seeing Kenya, a country that has been very stable and doing well economically fall and nobody is doing anything, what will you do?

Is anybody listening?
Is anybody watching?

we have a dictatorship emerging in Kenya and nobody is listening to the crys of kenyans. Please listen. plaes ask.

What will you do, bare in mind that the electoral system has failed (thank to four whistleblowers who resigned and the EU observers who deemed the election rigged) and the judicial system compromised because it is controlled by Kibaki, what will you do to prevent anothe Rwanda?

Posted by: forjarigirlonly | December 31, 2007 9:56 PM | Report abuse

"...a group of anti-war protesters had made their way into his office..."

Rufus, when someone comes into your office or your home, uninvited, and will not leave, you wil call the police. I, on the other hand, might empty my 12 gauge. Huck's people are civilized, like you. I, on the other hand, come from TX. :-)

Posted by: mark_in_austin | December 31, 2007 8:47 PM | Report abuse

A fraud and a false prophet. Pretending to know God's will is worse than not praticing any religon at all, In God's eye's.

"Huckabee Has Anti-War Protesters Arrested
By: Jane Hamsher Monday December 31, 2007 2:34 pm


After Huckabee blew the landing at his press conference, the Huckabus made its way over to his office nearby where a Ron Paul throng was shouting and a group of anti-war protesters had made their way into his office with signs saying "who would Jesus bomb?"
Huckabee's campaign had them arrested.
"

Posted by: JKrishnamurti | December 31, 2007 8:33 PM | Report abuse

"Huckabee Has Anti-War Protesters Arrested
By: Jane Hamsher Monday December 31, 2007 2:34 pm


After Huckabee blew the landing at his press conference, the Huckabus made its way over to his office nearby where a Ron Paul throng was shouting and a group of anti-war protesters had made their way into his office with signs saying "who would Jesus bomb?"
Huckabee's campaign had them arrested.
"

A fraud. I thoguht him against america would be the best thing for this coutnry. I was wrong. Obama vs Edwards is the best. No republcain has a future in american politics lest they stop their treason and selling out of the american people.

Posted by: JKrishnamurti | December 31, 2007 8:31 PM | Report abuse

Oh come on. Does every entry have to be heavy analysis? I found this fun (and mouth-watering).

Posted by: Lanark1 | December 31, 2007 8:28 PM | Report abuse

Wow. That was worthless.

Posted by: willpate | December 31, 2007 8:09 PM | Report abuse

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