--The correct picks in my Fabulous Primary Predictions contest, assuming unofficial results hold up, were Golnick, Bielat, Ives, Toomey, Lovely, Adams, Welch, Barrett, Martinez, Rogers, Decker, Keefe, Jubinville, Devaney, and Campatelli. By my count, there were two entries tied with 10 right out of 15. For the tie-breaker of Keating's vote percentage in CD9, believe it or not one of the two guessed 59 and the other guessed 60 -- and at last look the unofficial tally was at 59%.
I was interviewed on Democracy Now this morning, about Mitt Romney; if I can successfully put the embedded video here you can watch it in all its glory.
The first part centers mostly on the importance of the Florida primary for Romney:
Mitt Romney has an op-ed in today's USA Today, criticizing the big tax deal working its way through Congress. This puts him at odds with Tim Pawlenty and other potential Presidential prospects, who have criticized portions but said that the overall compromise is worth passing. The Senate in fact passed the bill overwhelmingly yesterday; dark-horse ultra-conservative Jim DeMint was one of only five Republicans to vote no; potential Prez challenger Jim Thune of South Dakota voted yes.
In this week's issue of the Boston Phoenix -- in print tomorrow, online now -- I have a small item about the newly elected GOP US House members blowing off this week's highly esteemed Harvard JFK School IOP Conference for newly elected US House members. Good enough for Boehner and Cantor when they were freshmen, but not this crop.