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.
You are not alone on that
"Mitt Romneys across-the-board victory in the Florida Republican presidential primary on Tuesday night serves as a direct rebuttal to the criticism that he simply isnt conservative enough to be the partys nominee and leaves his remaining rivals with few obvious next steps as the nomination fight moves to Nevada next month."
WRONG! It shows me that Mitt is liberal enough for a minority of GOP Florida voters and the GOP Establishment.
Conservative has NOTHING to do with Romney!
A *sweep* would be over 50%!!! 46% is more like a sloppy moppy.
I went to three polling places last night. I was the only person in all of them.
Sounds like someone, someone whose favorite NASCAR driver, oops, I mean favorite boxing champ, oh darn, I’ll get it right, someone whose favorite Presidential hopefull is named after a baby amphibian, is trying to put lipstick on a pig.
How many of those 96% want better candidates? How many of them are planning to vote for Obama?
I guess I was more angry with myself for not disussing the primary with them. I figured they have been registered republicans their whiole life for sure they would be voting. I found out the day before when I called them to see who they were going to through their vote behind. I was bummed.
I thought about re-registering as an independent when Lou Dobbs was pushing it but I figured it would be a bad move because I lived in a closed primary state.
In closed primary states the independents have no choice but to accept whoever the nominees are. In our two party system it seems like being an independent actually helps the establishments in Washington.
turnout was down 17% vs. 2008 primary (McCain vs. Romney).
I can’t help but remember what Noah Webster wrote in the preface to his translation of the Bible ,1833 about many must be controlled either by God -or by the Government. Sentiment
reflected in a speech in Mass. by Robert Charles Winthrop a
politician (when they were more apt to be practicing Christians ) titled the bible or the Bayonet. I agree with both men . and for this reason I cannot vote for Romney.And the only one in the race I can see is Rick Santorum (who consistently fits what Webster said ought be our qualifications for politicians.)
IA NH restrict D’s from voting as R.
But let’s not ruin it for people with the facts.
I was the only person in my polling place yesterday at 10am and I just talked to my friend who said he was the only one in his polling place at 2pm.
I'm not sure that Lou Dobbs' suggestion is a good one in closed primary states, because as you say, it prevents those voters from voting in the primaries unless they do what we do. Registering and re-registering requires that the voters know the Caucus deadlines (the dates by which you have to be a party member in order to qualify to vote), and to be able to commit to doing it on time every time.
Not everyone lives and breathes politics the way I do :)
This is why we have crap. If people only realized their real power.
NH permits people who are “undeclared” to register Republican on the day of the primary. That means it is far from a closed primary.
IA caucus delegates are not yet selected, and are free from any commitments that might be implied by the caucus vote.
Thanks for the correction. I was guilty of reading a pundit imprecisely. I did a bit more research thanks to your correction.