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So Mitt’s got the most delegates? Done deal?
The Orange County Register blog Orange Punch ^ | 3-1-2012 | Mark Landsbaum

Posted on 03/01/2012 3:26:53 PM PST by landsbaum

We want to share a headline from an ABC News-Harris press release from March 10, 1980.

The latest poll was summed up thus: . . .

(Excerpt) Read more at orangepunch.ocregister.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: georgebush; geraldford; mittromney; ronaldreagan

1 posted on 03/01/2012 3:26:57 PM PST by landsbaum
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To: landsbaum

Yup, Sadly, it’s a done deal, and so is Obama’s re-election. We’re toast.


2 posted on 03/01/2012 3:29:08 PM PST by aimhigh
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To: landsbaum

They changed the rules. One of the men who voted on it admits that the rules were changed after the fact.

Amazingly he (Mike Cox) is a Romney supporter but says the deal is dirty.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2853246/posts


3 posted on 03/01/2012 3:30:47 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: aimhigh
Yup, Sadly, it’s a done deal, and so is Obama’s re-election. We’re toast.

Unfortunately, Mitt stands a better chance against Obama than Santorum, Newt or Paul. Mitt likely will appeal to those in the middle enough to peel away support from Obama.

5 posted on 03/01/2012 3:39:37 PM PST by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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To: The Iceman Cometh

Obama-lite would be crushed by the real deal.


6 posted on 03/01/2012 3:42:30 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: CainConservative

More people dislike Obama than dislike Mitt. Obama loses.


7 posted on 03/01/2012 3:49:25 PM PST by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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To: The Iceman Cometh

Romney stands no chance in the general election because people outside of the elderly GOP regular voters are not interested in him and in fact nobody outside of the GOP is going to like this plastic Mormon Obama-wannabee at all. They’ll vote for the real thing, which is Obama.

That said, I don’t think it’s a done deal. See what happens on Super Tuesday, because none of them have enough delegates to be seriously invincible at this point.

Ron Paul will probably give his delegates to Romney (probably in exchange for his son, Rand Paul, being the VP). Santorum probably won’t have any more wins because he has revealed himself to be an idea-free Establishment wuss in a sweater vest, which was exactly what he looked like all along, and Gingrich was basically killed by a combination of non-attention from the press and Rush Limbaugh’s hot air. So they’re all weak.

Maybe Gingrich can resurrect (which seems to be happening, because he’s getting his message out now, even though he has to pay for it himself). If not, it’s going to be four more years of Bambi. Oh...and the end of the USA.


8 posted on 03/01/2012 3:56:37 PM PST by livius
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To: livius
Women can't stand Newt or Santorum. Without them, they lose. I'm NOT a fan of Romney at all but he is WAY more electable than the previous two.

A Romney/Paul ticket just makes me shake my head.

9 posted on 03/01/2012 3:59:36 PM PST by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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To: livius

If you look at the polls showing the decline, Romney has picked up what Santorum has lost. This seems to be the who is most electable crowd. If Santorum loses much more than this, no matter where they go, Romney could be unbeatable after next Tuesday. He could be half way to the delegates needed with one third of the contests done. Throw in Paul’s delegates, and that is a tough number to beat. At this point, even Gingrich needs for Santorum to stop or slow the bleeding.


10 posted on 03/01/2012 4:02:05 PM PST by Ingtar
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To: The Iceman Cometh

The reason Romney gets the most votes from women is that he is the most liberal and big-government of the group, and in fact barely qualifies as a Republican. Women tend to be more liberal and they love the idea of Papa Government taking care of them.

I would say that this could be a problem, but it’s really only a problem for the primary, because it’s giving us a liberal candidate. In the general election, I’ll bet you that most women will vote for Obama.


11 posted on 03/01/2012 4:10:33 PM PST by livius
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To: Ingtar

Santorum was a fluke. He is very ambitious and had actually been campaigning for several years, while still remaining an unknown outside of his district, with no identifiable positions except some social conservative statements. He was your basic Establishment guy.

He put time between himself and his dramatic loss in his last election and hoped nobody would remember. But as people got to see him again, they realized why they didn’t like him, which is because he has no ideas and differs very little from Romney except for the sweater vest.

I’m not sure that Gingrich is going to be able to come back, but I wouldn’t rule it out. However, this would be only with the voters, and the question is whether the GOP establishment would ever let him be the candidate.

I doubt it, personally. I think they’d be happy with a Romney/Rand Paul ticket (which is what I think Ron Paul was getting for his part of the deal) because I don’t think the GOP-E really wants to make any changes.

The problem is that they actually like Obamaworld, where everything is controlled by the government and businesses thrive by being annointed by the all-powerful government and where the irritating common citizenry knows to keep its mouth shut and collect its unemployment payments.


12 posted on 03/01/2012 4:21:15 PM PST by livius
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To: The Iceman Cometh

You must be a Northerner. Romney is not liked in the South. If he can’t carry the South, he doesn’t win. Period.


13 posted on 03/01/2012 4:37:47 PM PST by Waryone (Mitt Romney, dangerous homosexualist and lying socialist)
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To: humblegunner; landsbaum
You couldn't be more right. There is nothing at that stupid site but the quote from the newspaper. This is a real case of blog pimping. There was no reason to excerpt this piece of crap at all.


14 posted on 03/01/2012 4:38:00 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: humblegunner; landsbaum; Admin Moderator

IBTZ


15 posted on 03/01/2012 4:40:58 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Waryone

This Southern Boy will never vote for that rat bastard romney.

LLS


16 posted on 03/01/2012 5:18:54 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Waryone
You must be a Northerner

Well, I currently live in Idaho but have lived in California, South Carolina and just recently left Pennsylvania.

I'm just being pragmatic about this. Obama can NOT be allowed another term. The risk is too great to this country.

17 posted on 03/01/2012 5:51:50 PM PST by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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To: The Iceman Cometh

So then you agree that Mitt cannot be the candidate. If they can’t carry the South, there is no way for any republican to win the presidency. That is the pragmatic way of looking at things.

No Mitt.


18 posted on 03/01/2012 6:04:16 PM PST by Waryone (Mitt Romney, dangerous homosexualist and lying socialist)
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To: Waryone
So then you agree that Mitt cannot be the candidate.

I do not want Obama for another 4 years, so instead of waiting for the perfect candidate, I'm riding the horse that gets Obama out of dodge.

19 posted on 03/01/2012 7:45:46 PM PST by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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To: The Iceman Cometh

If there is no way for Romney to win without the South, why would you support him? I thought you said you wanted to defeat Obama.

Do you see some big states he can win from Obama while losing the South. I don’t. So you’re beating that dead horse. But he isn’t going anywhere. You want to stick us with the candidate who is going to lose. The South is the power base for the republican party. Without the South no republican can win. Romney can’t win in the South.

What is worse is that Romney’s power base is in places we are guaranteed to lose. Detroit? He isn’t going to beat Obama in Detroit. He’ll lose Michigan and Maine, even Florida and Nevada are not sure things for him. His power base is Utah and Idaho. How many electoral votes can you get from there.

You really want us to have four more years of Obama? Keep pimping Romney. If he wins the nomination, you’ll get four more years.

We can’t win without the South and Romney can’t win in the South.


20 posted on 03/01/2012 8:07:53 PM PST by Waryone (Mitt Romney, dangerous homosexualist and lying socialist)
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To: Waryone
Keep pimping Romney

Lol, I ain't pimpin' Romney. If you think Santorum or Newt has a chance your fooling yourself. I just moved out of Pennsylvania and that state can't stand him.

Who 'won' the South in the last election? Would that have been McCain?

21 posted on 03/01/2012 8:12:05 PM PST by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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To: The Iceman Cometh

Either Newt or Santorum can win in the South. I believe Santorum may be able to pull some big rustbelt states as well. I believe that Newt with his debating skills will do at least as well as McCain. He may even pull some of the states like NC and VA that Obama won last time. But as bad as Obama is, I see Mitt doing worse than McCain. Mitt is a Massachusetts Moderate otherwise known in the South as a flaming commie. They do not vote for those types down here. He won’t even do as well as McCain and he has no where else he can make up for that loss.

Please, don’t fool yourself. Romney is losing proposition.


22 posted on 03/01/2012 8:24:23 PM PST by Waryone (Mitt Romney, dangerous homosexualist and lying socialist)
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