Here's the first of more than 5,600 comments we saw this morning when we went to Texas Gov. Rick Perry's Facebook page and opened up a post on his wall thanking those who supported his bid for the Republican presidential nomination:
"Governor Perry, I am experiencing mid-cycle cramping. Is this a punishment from god for not getting pregnant this month?"
Like leap year, talk of a brokered convention seems to surface every presidential cycle. Unlike leap year, the brokered convention itself rarely seems to happen in the end.
But this time around, as the GOP candidates grind it out delegate by delegate, the prospects seemed greater than at any time in the past few decades. As recently as Monday, Rick Santorum insisted he could collect enough delegates to deny rival Mitt Romney the 1,144 needed to clinch the nomination outright.
Differing strategies to prevent youth violence are being weighed by Lexington’s city leaders. A nine month study by the Commission on Youth Development and Public Safety produced several recommendations. It suggests spending 150 thousand dollars to hire 150 more teens in the city’s summer youth employment program over two years. It would begin in 2013. City, business, and volunteer support would go to expand park programs this summer. Urban County Council member Chris Ford offered the report Tuesday at city hall. He says youth suggestions are being sought.
Mary Beth Kopidlansky of Waukesha says she knows who she'll vote for in Wisconsin's upcoming GOP presidential primary (Mitt Romney), but that's not really what she's interested in talking about.
For Kopidlansky, and most potential voters in this most Republican of Wisconsin counties, the contest that is consuming them and the rest of the state is not the state's April 3 presidential primary when 42 potentially crucial delegates will be awarded.
Rick Santorum's underdog campaign limped out of Illinois to fight another day, but his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination goes forward under a long shadow.
It's not really the shadow of Mount Mitt, even though front-runner Romney's big win in Illinois heightened his pile of delegates. Romney creeps ever closer to inevitability, yet he too is caught in the same shadow of a man who left the stage two decades ago but dominates it to this day.
In 1998, the fledgling National First Ladies Library in Canton got an offer it had to refuse—a nearly 140-year-old letter of condolence written on black-bordered stationary by Mary Todd Lincoln, a letter filled with anguish, yet seeded with hope.
The library’s director of education, Lucinda Frailly, says her group was simply in no position to buy.
“We didn’t have the money at the time. We were so young, very young. I wasn’t here yet. There may have only been a couple of employees, and we had to let it go.”