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The Republican Primary is Over
GOPublius.com ^ | September 26, 2011 | Libertas

Posted on 09/29/2011 10:28:10 PM PDT by americanophile

The Republican presidential primary contest is over. Yes, you heard us right.

Despite the months of campaigning ahead; the speeches, fundraising, media proxy wars, endorsements, gaffes and dark horse speculation, there is increasingly little doubt about the Republican presidential nominee for 2012.

His name is Mitt Romney.

From the beginning the contest has been Romney’s to lose, and not merely because of a party predilection toward nominating the last runner up. It’s been Romney’s to lose because of a combination of his own qualities, and those of his competition.

Were he in a position to be truly candid, like any politician, he would likely tell you that he’s taken plenty of policy decisions based on both evolving values and political expedience; a penchant that has earned him mistrust among social conservatives in particular. Romney has also disappointed limited government conservatives with his Massachusetts health care mandate. But to be successful, Romney doesn’t need to convince you that he’s a rock-ribbed conservative, he only needs to remain the safest and most electable of the Republican candidates. So far, he’s doing just that.

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1 posted on 09/29/2011 10:28:18 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: americanophile

Oh, good god. Romney will not be the nominee.


2 posted on 09/29/2011 10:29:32 PM PDT by svcw (Those who are easily shocked... should be shocked more often. - Mae West)
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To: americanophile

Romney, not my a long shot.


3 posted on 09/29/2011 10:30:49 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: americanophile

Given the fact that every Republican primary this time will apportion delegates in proportion to the vote, I think that it is absurd to assert that ANYONE has it locked up before the first primary has even been held.

Moreover, I think it is likely that there will be at least three, and maybe four first tier candidates contesting these primaries and that as a result it is unlikely that ANY candidate will be able to lock up the nomination until very late - maybe not until the convention itself.

This article is errant nonsense.


4 posted on 09/29/2011 10:33:43 PM PDT by John Valentine
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To: americanophile

Romney in Fox News polling:

23% - Sept 25-27
22% - Aug 29-31
26% - Aug 7-9
26% - Jul 17-19

Romney gained nothing from Perry’s implosion. He has been declining-to-flat for months.

Only the RINOs want him, he seems unable to attract support outside that segment.


5 posted on 09/29/2011 10:34:45 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss (The pain from Cain falls mainly on Hussein)
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To: doc1019

Romney, not by a long shot. Sorry, fat fingers at work here.


6 posted on 09/29/2011 10:36:53 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: americanophile

Utter and complete nonsense!


7 posted on 09/29/2011 10:37:00 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: americanophile

Romney will do about as good as he did the last time around.


8 posted on 09/29/2011 10:40:13 PM PDT by pallis
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To: americanophile
Romney will be the nominee ONLY if we let the dems and the LSM choose for us.
9 posted on 09/29/2011 10:40:13 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: americanophile

Well, if he is, the republican “establishment” can count on 4 more years of Obama and the possible destruction of this country. Not because of us, but because there are many people out there that will not vote for him. They don’t know or understand the results of that, but they will stay home. The “establishment” had better get used to being poor. We’re used to it, they are not.


10 posted on 09/29/2011 10:41:10 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: americanophile

Used the link and read the article. It’s pathetic. The writer carries on and on about what a great campaign machine Romney has put together. Pffft!

“... he’s taken plenty of policy decisions based on both evolving values and political expedience...”

That above is exactly why true conservatives won’t vote for the man: he doesn’t stick with moral principles, if he ever had any.


11 posted on 09/29/2011 10:44:00 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: McGavin999
...but all Republicans are rich corporatists. Didn't you get the memo? ;)
12 posted on 09/29/2011 10:44:11 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: americanophile

*rolls eyes* It hasn’t even begun, because almost no one is paying attention, yet.


13 posted on 09/29/2011 10:47:14 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: John Valentine

The article is just a pro-Romney thing in hopes of scaring off some of the weaker candidates.


14 posted on 09/29/2011 10:48:05 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: americanophile

If Romney wins, we lose.


15 posted on 09/29/2011 10:48:16 PM PDT by getarope (I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I am all out of bubble gum!)
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To: americanophile

Oh yeah?


16 posted on 09/29/2011 10:48:37 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Meet the New Boss

At this time, in 2007, Giuliani was in the lead.


17 posted on 09/29/2011 10:49:33 PM PDT by Marie (Cain 9s Have Teeth)
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To: doc1019

Better Headline: The Republican Party is Over.


18 posted on 09/29/2011 10:53:32 PM PDT by CT
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To: CT

Not by a long shot ... after all there is still Palin, Cain and several others out there.


19 posted on 09/29/2011 10:56:06 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: americanophile

Romney this round, Jeb next.


20 posted on 09/29/2011 10:58:52 PM PDT by Irenic
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To: americanophile
Romney seems to be the placeholder with people seeing if they can step up and knock his block off.

First up: Bachmann - Surprised the heck out of me in the first debate and was hitting great points...Then won the Iowa straw poll which take it for what it's worth but she won. Then she regressed back to Congresswoman Bachmann and it was over.

Enter Perry: Maybe he is the savior....zzzzzz... oh sorry there....won't give specific plans to fix the economy which leaves people wondering why he didn't prepare something. Then he bets on subsidizing illegals schooling so they can be productive members of society despite the fact that it's illegal to hire illegals. When he gets called on it falls back on the compassionate arguement thinking 3 mexicans beats 3 nines.

the 9s win and enter Cain: Looking strong but there is that element of can he win? Will the people who don't follow closely be sold on a guy with no time in any public office?

So it looks like Christie is still out and Palin seems to have no interest in getting in unless she's a guaranteed win (primary). So this leaves Romney winning the most states but can he close it out? Palin may be hoping for a Convention fight where Romney, Cain and Perry split the vote.

21 posted on 09/29/2011 11:02:40 PM PDT by byteback
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To: Irenic
Romney this round, Jeb next.

I think there is an American of Cuban decent you are missing here.

22 posted on 09/29/2011 11:05:37 PM PDT by byteback
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To: americanophile

Oh darn, no I didn’t. I must have been watching the servants washing my Mercedes.


23 posted on 09/29/2011 11:06:31 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: americanophile

24 posted on 09/29/2011 11:08:12 PM PDT by garjog
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To: americanophile

Total nonsense. As I posted on another thread, if you look at the Zogby numbers you get 28% for Cain, 11% for Paul, and 4% for Bachmann. That is 43% of the GOP voters leaning from very to extreme reformists who want to dramatically scale back the size, scope of federal intrusion.

The 57% voting for the others split but no way does it imply Romney. 14% for Perry are likely mostly Christian right - they are not likely big government statist GOPers. My point is when you look at the polls you don’t have to look at the candidate you have to look at the way the votes break in order of philosophy, and a plurality at least and a majority most likely want to support small government reformist candidates.

Romney is not that candidate. This time around the party is serious about what it wants.


25 posted on 09/29/2011 11:08:49 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: McGavin999

If it comes to Romney or Obama....I can’t even think about it, it’s too revolting.


26 posted on 09/29/2011 11:12:33 PM PDT by M1911A1
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To: americanophile

Well, if Chris Christie gets in, they should be pulling support from the same 25% or so of the GOP electorate-the establishment types. Christie may be able to fool some of the grassroots into thinking he’s a true conservative cause of his “straight talk”, but really he’s more or less a heavier version of John McCain. If he does get in, Romney will be in serious trouble.


27 posted on 09/29/2011 11:13:44 PM PDT by lquist1
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To: byteback

I was talking about the GOP ‘it’s your turn’.

Last round was McCain, Romney behaved because the next turn was his.

Jeb is up after Romney (they needed to let us cleanse our palette of Bush, before bringing in Jeb).

I don’t want any of what the GOP serves up.


28 posted on 09/29/2011 11:14:18 PM PDT by Irenic
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To: americanophile

I think Romney will pick Jeb as his VP.


29 posted on 09/29/2011 11:17:32 PM PDT by Irenic
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To: americanophile
It would be unfortunate if Romney did win the nomination.

I, and many others, will not vote for him in the general election if he does win the nomination.

My reasons are political, many others have religious reasons.

30 posted on 09/29/2011 11:22:37 PM PDT by Washi
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To: Meet the New Boss; americanophile

>>> Only the RINOs want him

The problem you run into is according to FR, EVERYBODY other then half a dozen posters and their own chosen candidates is a RINO. And each of the half dozen isn’t all that sure of the others anyway.

If Perry doesn’t regain his balance the article is probably correct. Perry still has time to do this so at worst I think the author is being a little premature.


31 posted on 09/29/2011 11:27:09 PM PDT by tlb
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To: americanophile

Well, if he’s the nominee, our family might not be voting that day. The choice would be Bama Black, or Bama White.


32 posted on 09/29/2011 11:38:43 PM PDT by lurk
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To: americanophile

I would vote for BTK Killer over Obama at this point.


33 posted on 09/29/2011 11:47:07 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who won’t leave.)
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To: McGavin999

yep. Anyone who has wondered about my callsign...it means if I am forced, again, to choose the lesser of two evils...I won’t, I intend to “Go Galt” in 2012 and actually vote for Obama and let the whole damn thing crash to the ground. Then we can rebuild it again when “THEY” have learned their lesson.


34 posted on 09/29/2011 11:52:09 PM PDT by John.Galt2012 (I'll take Liberty and you can keep the "Change"!)
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To: John.Galt2012

do me a favor, after we get MaoBama again because you pouted over the GOP nominee, can you at least refrain from posting complaints for the next 4 years?


35 posted on 09/29/2011 11:58:27 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who won’t leave.)
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To: tlb

>>> If Perry doesn’t regain his balance the article is probably correct. Perry still has time to do this so at worst I think the author is being a little premature.” <<<

Cain has not yet met the media grim reaper, has been gaffe prone and will be again. Should he fade in the vetting grinder then his bump from the Perry voters will also fade, as they see that Perry has now been vetted, but has the goods, the record, the JOBS, the HISPANIC vote, border control, the Governor’s Assn, money, and put it all together with confidence and good cheer on American principles. I kinda’ think we will see a comeback.


36 posted on 09/30/2011 12:00:17 AM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick, who needs to pound the fiction flackers back into the Stone Age.)
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To: americanophile

Romney is the one...

The only...

HARROLD STASSEN OF THE 21ST CENTURY!


37 posted on 09/30/2011 12:05:57 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: americanophile
September 2011 Primary Preference Poll of RedStaters

FIRST CHOICE: From the current list of Republican presidential candidates, who is your FIRST choice?

Response Percent
Michele Bachmann 1.2%
Herman Cain 20.8%
Chris Christie 0.9%
Newt Gingrich 2.2%
Rudy Giuliani 0.1%
Jon Huntsman 1.0%
Gary Johnson 0.6%
Sarah Palin 51.8%
Ron Paul 10.5%
Rick Perry 7.8%
Buddy Roemer 0.1%
Mitt Romney 2.5%
Rick Santorum 0.6%

38 posted on 09/30/2011 12:19:55 AM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: GlockThe Vote

you got it. won’t complain a bit. just sit back and watch it all burn to the ground.


39 posted on 09/30/2011 12:29:30 AM PDT by John.Galt2012 (I'll take Liberty and you can keep the "Change"!)
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To: Irenic
I don’t want any of what the GOP serves up.

The GOP doesn't serve anyone up; The GOP voters do. McCain was last on my list last time followed by the Huckster. Not that there were any great candidates but I was playing defense against Hillary or Obama at best.

The electorate DOES seem sensitive to the "Next in line" mantra as shown by the looks at Bachmann, Perry and now Cain. It's up to someone to beat the "next in line" which would have also included Huck had he run.

40 posted on 09/30/2011 12:35:58 AM PDT by byteback
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To: GlockThe Vote

i am just sick of the choice being socialist or socialist-lite... at this pace it will take another 25 years of back forth between these idiots. Then my kids will have to deal with it. Rip the band-aid off. Years ago, we turned the reins completely over to the Democrats in places like Cleveland and Detroit etc for 50 years and they are imploding. Businesses left...hell, anyone decent is leaving. All we are doing with these candidates is stalling the inevitable. Let the dog catch the truck and see what he does with it! When he chews on the tire a bit and gives up, we get back in the truck, turn it around and get back to work.


41 posted on 09/30/2011 12:37:51 AM PDT by John.Galt2012 (I'll take Liberty and you can keep the "Change"!)
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To: americanophile
Romney is at bottom of my list. However, he can win the nomination if conservatives divide their votes between Cain, Bachmann & Santorum.
If us conservatives are smart, we would pick 1 candidate and back him/her exclusively. That is the only way to ensure Mitt loses.
42 posted on 09/30/2011 12:41:55 AM PDT by federal__reserve (Peace through strength has worked better than peace via appeasement in history.)
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To: John.Galt2012

Isn’t that nice of you. Romney is not my pick, not even close, BUT IF GOP PRIMARY VOTERS PICK ROMNEY, it is what it is.

I would rather fight Romney on our terms, than get Obama again.


43 posted on 09/30/2011 12:49:01 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who won’t leave.)
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To: meadsjn

The funny thing is Erick Erickson and his yes-men posters all are pushing Perry....and dissing Palin. Yet when they poll all of Redstate, Palin wins by a landslide!


44 posted on 09/30/2011 12:52:31 AM PDT by teg_76
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To: americanophile

So is Lurch Kerry gonna be the Dimm?


45 posted on 09/30/2011 1:45:55 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: americanophile

Mitt Romney? Nice guy I suppose but I thought the winner of the republican primary had to be a republican.


46 posted on 09/30/2011 2:32:30 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: americanophile
From the beginning the contest has been Romney’s to lose, and not merely because of a party predilection toward nominating the last runner up.

Hmm...how did that worked out with Dole and McCain?

47 posted on 09/30/2011 2:34:44 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: americanophile

Oh, really? I didn’t realize anybody had even voted yet.


48 posted on 09/30/2011 2:59:38 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: tlb

Good post


49 posted on 09/30/2011 3:24:36 AM PDT by Quickgun (As a former fetus, I'm opposed to abortion. Mamas don't let your cowboys grow up to be babies..)
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To: americanophile

The GOP has chosen its 2012 Spoiler!!!!!

Same as the 2010 spoiler and the 2008 spoiler:

Milt Willard Romney, the Complaining Mormon,
who is unable to discuss his real problems,
but instead always reverts to his religion.
[Not to discuss it, but to hide behind it,
as his Team viciously massacres others
GOP candidates using dirty tricks
and lies (the RomneyWAY(TM).]


50 posted on 09/30/2011 3:27:25 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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