Skip to comments.96% of Florida does NOT choose Mitt Romney!
Posted on 02/01/2012 2:01:22 AM PST by Dan.israel.2011
Florida population of 19,000,000 and Mitt gets a whopping 4% to turn out and vote for him!
774,000 votes out of 4,000,000 registered Republican voters! How many of those 774,000 votes were from liberals who changed party to vote for mittens?
Is that a lower or higher voter turnout than previous years?
And he had to spend 17 million dollars to get THOSE votes. Miami-Dade went 60.9 % for Romney according to the interactive map I just saw. Interesting. Of course, Fox News has been bashing Newt from day one and from all I heard, Romney would not do local radio interviews with many radio hosts. Some of the conservative radio hosts did not have the facts or did not want to act like they did when they bashed Newt so it is surprising he withstood all he did.
meh, this don’t mean much really. You could bash the other candidates as well with the same argument because they got even less
That is a poor turn out. I guess no one wants to vote for crap anymore.
Mitt spends $19,000,000 for 174,000 votes in Florida! That is $109.00 per vote!
How many of these voters got paid more than $109.00 for their vote? if you voted for Mitt and did not get your share of the $19million you got CHEATED!
The Establishment GOP got what they wanted (almost).
All that ad $$$$$.
All that delegate “punishment.”
All that beatdown of Newt.
It all was worth it (almost).
The idea was to have Romney flying like a Moon rocket out of Florida — instead he’s sputtering on to the next states — sort of like he views the idea of a strong U.S. Space program — a joke.
It will be something to watch all the Establishment GOP players and the MSM (inc Fox) tell us how crippled Newt is by Mitt’s “HUGE” win.
“The Establishment GOP got what they wanted (almost).”
I was pissed. I found out that my parents, out of disgust with the republican party, changed their party affiliation to non-affiliate. This means they couldn’t vote yesterday.
I wonder many others did the same thing and how this may have contributed to the lower turnout.
Interesting that turnout is down 200k in FL this year. Thank you.
So it looks to me like all of Mitt’s carpet-bombing is killing voter turnout (in addition to Mitt being a lousy candidate).
Actually Florida is the first closed primary, that is they don’t permit Ds to vote in the Rs primary (and doesn’t permit same day registration which permits the same thing).
So we don’t know much, except that the previous primaries permitted Ds to vote as Rs.
I agree with your assertion that Democrats register as Republicans in Florida to help select the opponant they prefer to run against. In 2008 there were stories in the media about this... Never underestimate the lengths Dems will go to, to “game” the system for their side. The last time around they propelled John McCain, the least qualified Republican (In the eyes of conservatives) to the nomination. The Florida primaries are an awful place to be a real conservative... The place is loaded with old leftists who moved there from New York.
Florida = South Massachusetts.
Exactly. Florida has more in common with Long Island and New York. Guess those retirees forgot about those ‘death panels’...
Alternate title: 96% of Floridians are either registered R and disgusted with *any* of the Republican candidates, or plan to vote for Obama.
Which part were you angry about? That they changed, or that they couldn't vote as a result?
I am an independent 3 years out of every 4. In presidential election years, I re-register as a Republican. I re-registered last year so that I'd make the Caucus deadline. It's a complicated mess, for sure.
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