February 24, 2008

McCain looking for governors' support

Republican presidential candidate and likely nominee John McCain spoke for the benefit of those filling the gubernatorial position Saturday, saying that he is very much in favor of state's rights, the Star Tribune reported. McCain said that states should be responsible for most things, while the federal government should only be involved in things the states can not handle.

McCain listed one of his weaker areas, border security, as one of the things a federal government is responsible for, likely trying to hint that he feels capable of handling this issue.

McCain received a standing ovation from most of the 22 republican governors as he rose to speak, including a few people that have received consideration as a running-mate for vice-president. Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty's name was one of the six names the Tribune mentioned

February 11, 2008

Huckabee upset over Washington results

Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is planning to protest the primary results from Washington, claiming that the winner was prematurely declared, the Star Tribune reported.

Huckabee was trailing by 242 votes, his campaign chairman said, with about 1500 votes yet to be counted.

Huckabee said that he is prepared to take this complaint all the way to the Republican National Convention in September.

The republican candidate trails John McCain by a wide margin after McCain had a big win on Super Tuesday. McCain is expected by many to receive the nomination

February 4, 2008

Giants upset Patriots in Super Bowl Victory

New York quarterback Eli Manning followed directly in his brother's footsteps from last year, leading the Giants to a 17-14 victory over New England Sunday in Super Bowl XLII.

Manning, known for turning over the ball, threw just one interception on the day, and completed 19 passes for 255 yards, the last of which, a 13-yard fade route to Plaxico Burress with just 35 seconds remaining, for the winning touchdown.

The Patriots' attempt to become the second team ever to finish a season unbeaten died as New York's defense forced New England's generally stable offense into making mistakes. But maybe it was better this way, because had the Patriots finished with an unbeaten record, the achievement would have had the shadow of the season's earlier signal-stealing scandal, the Associated Press suggested.

New England led through three quarters at 7-3 before the teams traded touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Manning showed composure as he drove his team down the field late in the fourth quarter for the winning score, and the Patriots were unable to respond.

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