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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, thats a possibility, Christie said. I still dont think its 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 theyre 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 Romneys vice presidential choice, if the former Massachusetts governor were to win the nomination.
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I’ll bet Rick will do 100% better than Newt on Tuesday. Newt is at 8% in MI and 16% in AZ.
Well, if Alabama has a say..
February 26, 2012
Santorum Leads Poll In Alabama
Poll: Santorum Comes From Behind in Alabama
By Kyle Whitmire
With Alabamas 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.
Wow. You’re really going out on a limb there. 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.
Polls mean nothing. Let the votes do the talking.
LOL. Keep telling yourself that.
Santorum after Super Tuesday: “but but but I was ahead in the polls” rofl
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.
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.
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.
Really? What were the latest polls in all of those states? Which of those states do you think Mitt will carry?
Had Newt gracefully quit, Santorum would be beating Romney in AZ and for sure in MI.
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.
You might be right.
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.
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