Skip to comments.The Republican Primary is Over
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 Romneys to lose, and not merely because of a party predilection toward nominating the last runner up. Its been Romneys 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 hes 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 doesnt need to convince you that hes a rock-ribbed conservative, he only needs to remain the safest and most electable of the Republican candidates. So far, hes doing just that.
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Oh, good god. Romney will not be the nominee.
Romney, not my a long shot.
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.
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.
Romney, not by a long shot. Sorry, fat fingers at work here.
Utter and complete nonsense!
Romney will do about as good as he did the last time around.
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.
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!
“... hes 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.
*rolls eyes* It hasn’t even begun, because almost no one is paying attention, yet.
The article is just a pro-Romney thing in hopes of scaring off some of the weaker candidates.
If Romney wins, we lose.
At this time, in 2007, Giuliani was in the lead.
Better Headline: The Republican Party is Over.
Not by a long shot ... after all there is still Palin, Cain and several others out there.
Romney this round, Jeb next.
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.
I think there is an American of Cuban decent you are missing here.
Oh darn, no I didn’t. I must have been watching the servants washing my Mercedes.
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.
If it comes to Romney or Obama....I can’t even think about it, it’s too revolting.
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.
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.
I think Romney will pick Jeb as his VP.
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.
>>> 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.
Well, if he’s the nominee, our family might not be voting that day. The choice would be Bama Black, or Bama White.
I would vote for BTK Killer over Obama at this point.
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.
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?
>>> If Perry doesnt 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.
Romney is the one...
HARROLD STASSEN OF THE 21ST CENTURY!
FIRST CHOICE: From the current list of Republican presidential candidates, who is your FIRST choice?
you got it. won’t complain a bit. just sit back and watch it all burn to the ground.
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.
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.
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.
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!
So is Lurch Kerry gonna be the Dimm?
Mitt Romney? Nice guy I suppose but I thought the winner of the republican primary had to be a republican.
Hmm...how did that worked out with Dole and McCain?
Oh, really? I didn’t realize anybody had even voted yet.
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).]
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