Skip to comments.Maine GOP Begins Caucusing Saturday (1/28)
Posted on 01/25/2012 9:53:46 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT
As it turns out, Maine Republicans in a few towns will caucus this Saturday (January 28). The original plan I spoke with the Maine Republican Party about back in September revolved around the idea of holding caucuses within a window from February 4 and February 11 with a big reveal on that final date. That is still mostly true as most of the caucus venues will hold party meetings within that window. However, there are a few caucuses that branch out quite far from those two bookend dates. The collective caucus Lincoln, Lowell, Burlington, Chester, Enfield, Winn and Howland will take place the Saturday ...
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The ron-Paulistas and Romneyites are on top of things in Maine. Will conservatives participate?
“I know lots of Ron Paul supporters in New Hampshire that are going to be traveling to Maine on Saturday to help Ron Paul out.”
partial NEWT ping
Maine weekend ping
Someone tell Newt’s campaign!
Maybe post on the Maine FReeper page?
I would like to. I think I need to find a Maine person as they are the only ones who can post there.
I can’t think of a screen name, can you?
here is 2 pages of Maine freepers
How about Maine-iac7
ASK MS.BEHAVIN to post the information.
I couldn’t rememer the spelling of the screen name...LOL.
maine-iac7 = Maine resident?
I need to get some sleep now: making typos. Awoke at 2:30AM.
For my fellow Mainers;
Read my tag.
can one of y’all post this info in the Maine page?
maybe cut and paste the article above with the link to this thread? Is there a Maine ping list?
is anyone participatin in the caucus?
Can we post this on the Maine page or perhaps post the caucus schedule?
I posted it on the Maine boards for you!
I didn’t know they voted over the course of an entire week. Weird.
What’s your prediction? Easy Romney?
IIRC in 2000 Maine was the only New England state to vote for Bush over McCain.
I can’t make a prediction.
2000: NH went for GWB.
I meant for Bush in the primaries, NH went for McCain by a wide margin. Maine (caucuses not primary) went to Bush. Vermont, MA and RI were huge for McCain. CT was the closest, McCain edged Bush in the state of his birth by 2 or 3 points.
In 2000, Bush beat McCain in Maine, but it was a primary back then (as your link to Dave Leip makes clear).
McCain beat Bush in the NH primary 48%-30%, but Bush beat Gore in the general by a little over 1% to get the state’s 4 EVs and win the presidency.
Yes, George W. Bush was born in New Haven while his dad was attendeing Yale, but moved to Texas as a small child. Since 1980, the only person elected to the presidency who had lived at least half his life in the state of his birth was Bill Clinton.
Since 1980, the only person elected to the presidency who had lived at least half his life in the state of his birth was Bill Clinton.
Yes, it's striking how many have ties to multiple states. Even earlier in our history many a President was born in one state and mostly lived as an adult in another.
Newt, born and raised I think in PA, lived in Georgia most of his adult life, now lives in VA though he told the debate audience last night he was "from the neighboring state of Georgia". Mitt, tied to Michigan, MA, Utah and NH where he probably settled after his Governorship solely to suck up to the primary voters or to escape paying his own fines in MA.
Santorum was born in VA. Ron Paul, born and raised in Allegheny County PA!
Perry was the only one who was elected in the state of his birth.
Oh and Buddy Roemer too. :D
Was Santorum born in VA or WV? IIRC he lived in WV as a child and in the Pittsburgh are starting at around age 12.
Wikipedia lists his place of birth as Winchester, Virginia. An independent city that is never the less the county seat of Frederick County. (Local government in VA and MD both seem weird to me.)
He was then raised in Berkeley County WV some 25 miles away from there and then Butler County PA. Then it says he finished HS in Lake County IL after his psychologist dad and nurse mom went to work at Great Lakes Naval Station.
predictions? I predict MILT & ronPaul get 95% of the straw vote. And delegates elected.
That is why I was hoping to get some action started here with the Maine freepers. Nobody knows this thing starts tomorrow. If I start pinging Mainers, some will get annoyed wid me reel fass. (What if NEWT gets 0 votes tomorrow at the Lincoln caucus? Will it make FOXnews?)
Maine is getting some national news attention
ronPaul went to Bangor today, due to caucus tomorrow in Lincoln, ME ... north of Bangor.
“WATERVILLE, Maine Ron Paul braved Maines snow and ice Friday in a quest to pick up delegates, vowing he and his loyal band of supporters would be a factor in the Republican nominating contest for weeks to come.
The Texas congressman attracted a packed house in Bangor despite a powerful winter storm that shuttered schools and brought traffic to a virtual standstill.”
You may be right that Romney and Paul may grab all the delegates there. Hopefully the media won’t give the caucuses prominence even if they do run the occasional story such as this one.
The news starved media definitely will report it. But even if Maine were to be largely ignored:
The regional media (Boston Globe, etc.) will report heavily on it, so Romney gets a boost in MA VT RI CT NY. That is a minimum.
If a caucus is held in the forest and nobody hears it, did it really happen?
It is delusional thinking that this early in the race nobody will notice that Newt and Santorum combine for 4% over the first 7 days.