Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Christie: Romney Loss In Michigan Could Mean Contested Convention [No Romney, Another RINO?]
LATimes ^ | February 26, 2012

Posted on 02/26/2012 2:18:54 PM PST by Steelfish

Christie: Romney Loss In Michigan Could Mean Contested Convention

By Kim Geiger February 26, 2012

Reporting from Washington — If Mitt Romney loses the Michigan primary on Tuesday, it could stretch the Republican presidential campaign all the way to the nominating convention, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Romney backer, told CBS’ Bob Schieffer on Sunday. “Sure, that’s a possibility,” Christie said. “I still don’t think it’s a likelihood, though.”

“This is going to go up and down,” he said, noting that there have been a host of different front-runners, including Herman Cain, Michelle Bachmann and Rick Perry, all of whom have since dropped out of the race. (Watch the full interview below.)

“We have to be patient as Republicans,” he said. “Take a deep breath and let this process work its way out.”

The electorate is “very volatile” this year, he said.

“I think our primary voters are shopping,” he said. “They want to make sure they pick the very best person to give the president the very best race, and they’re not settled on it yet.”

Christie, who is often mentioned as a possible contender if Republicans reject the field of current candidates -- though he has repeatedly insisted he is not interested in running for president -- waved away talk of joining the ticket as Romney’s vice presidential choice, if the former Massachusetts governor were to win the nomination.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS:
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-35 last
To: freemarketsfreeminds

I’ll bet Rick will do 100% better than Newt on Tuesday. Newt is at 8% in MI and 16% in AZ.


21 posted on 02/26/2012 3:15:35 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: taildragger

Well, if Alabama has a say..

Just in:

February 26, 2012
Santorum Leads Poll In Alabama

Poll: Santorum Comes From Behind in Alabama

By Kyle Whitmire

With Alabama’s March 13 primary looking more and more important, Rick Santorum leads the rest of the Republican field in a poll conducted by Alabama State University. Santorum leads with 28 percent of likely GOP primary voters, while Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney trail with 18.9 percent and 18.3 percent, respectively. Texas Congressman Ron Paul was not included in the poll except for a choice for “other.”

Almost a month ago, another poll showed the three candidates were neck-and-neck in a three-way matchup.

Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/alabama/2012/02/26/santorum-leads-poll-alabama#ixzz1nX7ITXZ8


22 posted on 02/26/2012 3:27:02 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Lazlo in PA

Wow. You’re really going out on a limb there. Let’s talk about this again after Super Tuesday.


23 posted on 02/26/2012 3:35:31 PM PST by freemarketsfreeminds
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: freemarketsfreeminds
Let’s talk about this again after Super Tuesday.

Except for GA, Newt is behind in all of the Super states. In a few cases like OH, he is a very distant third. Rick is ahead in OH by 10%. Ahead in TN. Ahead in AL. Ahead in OK. And on and on and on. Good thing Newt is giving speeches. It seems to be really paying off.

24 posted on 02/26/2012 3:49:12 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Lazlo in PA

Polls mean nothing. Let the votes do the talking.


25 posted on 02/26/2012 4:01:31 PM PST by freemarketsfreeminds
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: freemarketsfreeminds

LOL. Keep telling yourself that.


26 posted on 02/26/2012 4:05:02 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Lazlo in PA

Santorum after Super Tuesday: “but but but I was ahead in the polls” rofl


27 posted on 02/26/2012 4:13:32 PM PST by freemarketsfreeminds
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

If they broker the convention because Romney isn’t the winner they will re-elect Obama and it will be the death knell of the repub;lican party.


28 posted on 02/26/2012 4:26:22 PM PST by Venturer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: freemarketsfreeminds

So what yard stick are you using to explain Newtons “Viability” as a candidate. I guess him winning all those states after SC. No...wait. Never mind.


29 posted on 02/26/2012 4:27:27 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: Venturer

I don’t think they care about beating Obama, I think the RINO’s are more interested in retaking total control of the party. They hate conservatives a lot more than they dislike Obama.


30 posted on 02/26/2012 4:42:47 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: ngat

Really? What were the latest polls in all of those states? Which of those states do you think Mitt will carry?


31 posted on 02/26/2012 5:37:49 PM PST by MSF BU
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Lazlo in PA

Had Newt gracefully quit, Santorum would be beating Romney in AZ and for sure in MI.


32 posted on 02/26/2012 6:09:56 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Lazlo in PA

You have many posts which will fly back in your face. I take it you are young and not all that familiar with the process. Good luck.


33 posted on 02/26/2012 6:13:06 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

You might be right.


34 posted on 02/26/2012 6:14:33 PM PST by Venturer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: eyedigress
You have many posts which will fly back in your face. I take it you are young and not all that familiar with the process. Good luck.

I have been around plenty long enough to know when a campaign is half dead and going through the motions. Newt's campaign fits that bill. Can you cite for me when someone in his shape turned things around and ended up taking the nomination? I hasn't happened.

35 posted on 02/26/2012 10:20:07 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-35 last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson