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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 ...


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1 posted on 02/26/2012 2:18:57 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

If Milt loses in MI, it doesn’t mean a contested anything. It means Milt is going to have to go to whatever his home state is that day a loser. He will lose the nomination to Santorum.


2 posted on 02/26/2012 2:24:07 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Steelfish

It sounds to me as though the establishment is prepping for a possible loss. If Santorum wins Michigan (and Arizona?) and then sweeps Texas/Ohio/Pennsylvania, how exactly is it possible to stop him. I’m no huge Santorum fan, so I am simply playing devil’s advocate. As for Christie running, my guess is that he is physically not capable of a national campaign.


3 posted on 02/26/2012 2:25:28 PM PST by MSF BU
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To: Lazlo in PA
It means Milt is going to have to go to whatever his home state is that day a loser.

Kick him in the a$$ hard then Michigan!!!

4 posted on 02/26/2012 2:26:37 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Steelfish

"Mitt and I have your back and will protect you.
Just like in 2008 and 2010. We will send more pizza.
We so love you and ObamaCARE/RomneyCARE."


“Why on Earth is Romney using his donors’ money
to feed ObamaBOTs working against the GOP?”

Mitt Romney Sends Leftover Pizza to Obama Chicago HQ
After spending the day in Chicago fundraising, Mitt Romney
sat down with small business owners at Gino's East,
a pizza joint famous for their deep-dish pizza.
In fact, Romney himself tweeted a photo of a
delivery boy heading out with the loot, writing,
"Great deep dish at @ginoseast.
Sending the extra slices to @barackobama and his Chicago HQ team."

5 posted on 02/26/2012 2:29:33 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Steelfish

Christie says that like a Romney loss is a bad thing.
Governor Chuckles there should count his blessings and keep his yap shut instead.
After all, Chuckles got elected governor by talking a good game.
[After the election, he showed his true colors.]


6 posted on 02/26/2012 2:36:51 PM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Steelfish

Primaries are supposed to be contested, that is why we have them. To act is something is wrong if the annointed candidate is doing badly is to try and deny the voters a voice.


7 posted on 02/26/2012 2:38:24 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Lazlo in PA
If Milt loses in MI, it doesn’t mean a contested anything. It means Milt is going to have to go to whatever his home state is that day a loser. He will lose the nomination to Santorum.

I am not sure about the Nomination to Rick....

I have been watching the various Newt stump speeches with his grand vision thing going on. I must say, he is sounding and behaving more Presidental everyday and his speeches have his almost dry but quippy humor roled in.

The million dollar question I have is what model is Newt following. He is going places OK, CA, WA that I wouldn't think a GOP-er would go unless he is adopting some of Reagan's Mantra of going for a win in States people think we can't. I need a former Reagan-ite Follower who knows what his game plan was, and is Newt following it...

Their is no way if Newt gets Mano-e-Mano with Satorum he makes it out alive politically, I think Newt will eat him up.

FWIW, Obamaney is to arrogrant to let a MI loss bother him, but let him be delusional.

FWIW, I know 3 that have voted absentee for Rick, 2 for Obamaney here in MI....

8 posted on 02/26/2012 2:39:22 PM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: MSF BU

“...sweeps Texas/Ohio/Pennsylvania,” ???

Since Texas doesn’t even have a primary date set by the judges yet, and the most likely date for their 155-delegate-proportional-representation primary is June 29, I don’t think a “sweep” of those 3 ststes is any kind of possibility.


9 posted on 02/26/2012 2:49:42 PM PST by ngat
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To: taildragger
Their is no way if Newt gets Mano-e-Mano with Satorum he makes it out alive politically, I think Newt will eat him up.

Really? So far Rick is blowing the doors off of Newt. All Newt has going for him is being ahead in GA and that is tenuous at best. Newt isn't even bothering to compete in MI. How can someone be considered Presidential when they can't even muster the energy to combat Milt in a state that counts?

10 posted on 02/26/2012 2:50:56 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Newt has ideas, and is running around the country giving speeches. What are Rick’s detailed plans on say energy? (ask Newt?)


11 posted on 02/26/2012 2:53:56 PM PST by freemarketsfreeminds
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To: taildragger

At this point in time Gingrich is out of contention. Romney is banking that Gingrich will split the conservative vote in AZ and WA. For Gingrich’s sake, I hope he doesn’t get humiliated with a loss in GA. But right now this is a 2-man race. In neither AZ, MI, or even WA is Gingrich polling among the top two. Santorum is pulling ahead in AL and TN. In the “rust belt” states, Santorum is the prohibitive favorite unless Romney captures MI and AZ and the garners an unstoppable momentum.


12 posted on 02/26/2012 3:00:14 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: freemarketsfreeminds

Rick on Energy and issues surrounding it.

http://www.thepoliticalguide.com/Profiles/Senate/Pennsylvania/Rick_Santorum/Views/Energy_and_the_Environment/

Unlike Newt, Rick doesn’t believe in Man Made Global Warming.

Running around and giving speeches apparently isn’t doing squat for Newt. Can you point to any results from anything he is doing in the campaign?


13 posted on 02/26/2012 3:01:45 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Gingrich’s unfavorabiltiy ratings are sky-high and his negatives with the female vote are through the cellar. This is not a recipe either for capturing the primary or defeating Obama.


14 posted on 02/26/2012 3:02:51 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: MSF BU
I'm sure the Democrat Machine is fully in place in MI to assure the vote counting goes the right way....

Romney-the-RINO LOST in IA, and really lost in NH, but it was Announced and blasted on the State-Run-Media that he was the "Big Winner", so I have no doubt that in MI, he's gonna win, by hook or by crook, as needed.

15 posted on 02/26/2012 3:03:38 PM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Steelfish
" he has repeatedly insisted he is not interested in running"

Obviously, Christe's "running" is limited to back-and-forth to the Buffet....

16 posted on 02/26/2012 3:04:53 PM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

The campaign is far from over. Let’s see how Rick does in states when people actually vote.


17 posted on 02/26/2012 3:07:26 PM PST by freemarketsfreeminds
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To: Steelfish

I agree with your previous post. Newt isn’t in this thing anymore. No one can direct me to were he is doing well except in GA and Rick is gaining ground there. Newts campaign is a shambles and he is constantly going broke with few results to show for it. For crying out loud, RCP has Newt in RuPaul territory in the back of the pack and he is only 7 points ahead of Rick in his home state. All this after the “game changing” debate this week where Newt supposedly shined. How can he be considered a serious contender anymore?


18 posted on 02/26/2012 3:10:21 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: traditional1

The Unions were suppose to go the the air today at the Race. Had Anti-Mitt banners behind their airplane.

Sis said the unions were encouraging members to cross over and vote for Santorum.

If they are only polling likely republican voters, we may all be in for a surprise Tuesday evening.


19 posted on 02/26/2012 3:10:54 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: Steelfish
Krispie Cream needs to sit down and shut up.

20 posted on 02/26/2012 3:13:22 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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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.)
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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)
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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
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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.)
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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
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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.)
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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
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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
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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.)
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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)
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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
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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)
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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)/?)
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To: GeronL

You might be right.


34 posted on 02/26/2012 6:14:33 PM PST by Venturer
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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.)
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