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Romney Wins Straw Poll by Single Vote Helped by Evangelicals for Mit

Posted on 04/10/2010 5:59:09 PM PDT by GeorgeSaden

Mitt Romney, the once and likely future presidential candidate, didn’t show up to address the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, but that didn’t stop him from walking away with the big prize from the gathering.

The former Massachusetts governor bested the competition in a straw poll conducted here over the past two days. Romney received 24 percent of a total of 1,806 ballots cast when voters were asked to name the candidate they would support if the Republican primary for president were held today.

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A group whipping votes for Romney, Evangelicals for Mitt, spent the day handing out plastic pink piggy banks with a plea to “elect a president who won’t break the bank” emblazoned on the side.

That same group of evangelical supporters helped push Romney to a second place showing in this same straw poll four years ago at the 2006 Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Memphis, Tenn.


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Bush was selected by Evangelicals to represent the Republican party in 2000. I wonder if they'll have as much luck with Romney in 2012.
1 posted on 04/10/2010 5:59:09 PM PDT by GeorgeSaden
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To: GeorgeSaden

and it means nothing, and he knows it


2 posted on 04/10/2010 6:00:46 PM PDT by The Wizard (I support Madam President, the only President in America today)
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To: GeorgeSaden

link?


3 posted on 04/10/2010 6:01:47 PM PDT by deport
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To: deport

http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2010/04/romney-wins-straw-poll-by-single-vote.html


4 posted on 04/10/2010 6:02:37 PM PDT by GeorgeSaden
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To: GeorgeSaden

Who are these so called evangelicals?


5 posted on 04/10/2010 6:03:05 PM PDT by o_zarkman44 (Obama is the ultimate LIE!)
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To: The Wizard

Yes, it means nothing, and yes, he knows it. But he keeps it up, which puts him in the category of Ron Paul. What a place to be.


6 posted on 04/10/2010 6:03:38 PM PDT by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: GeorgeSaden

Most of the Evangelicals I know are against Romney because they believe Mormanism is a cult.


7 posted on 04/10/2010 6:04:59 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ( 0bama: Our first AINO president)
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To: GeorgeSaden

What is an “evangelical”? Romney wont win the primary because he is a damned liberal.


8 posted on 04/10/2010 6:05:18 PM PDT by svcw (Religion is like giving someone who is dying of thirst mouthwash.)
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To: FrdmLvr

Are you sure? Or is it because he is a liberal?


9 posted on 04/10/2010 6:05:58 PM PDT by svcw (Religion is like giving someone who is dying of thirst mouthwash.)
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To: o_zarkman44
Who are these so called evangelicals?

The same people that made Bush the pick for the Republican Party?

I would have thought they'd go with Huckabee, though, since his Southern Baptist history puts him a little closer to evangelical Christianity.

10 posted on 04/10/2010 6:06:49 PM PDT by GeorgeSaden
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To: GeorgeSaden
Mit will be the one that the GOP will try to force down our throats in 2012.

He's far too 'squishy moderate' for me.

11 posted on 04/10/2010 6:07:48 PM PDT by Washi
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To: GeorgeSaden

12 posted on 04/10/2010 6:08:16 PM PDT by dubie (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.)
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To: GeorgeSaden

Epic Fail.


13 posted on 04/10/2010 6:08:17 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: GeorgeSaden

No, that’s just a Romney front group paying to bus in people to vote for him. His handlers may have decided Mormons for Romney wouldn’t go over as well at the SRLC.


14 posted on 04/10/2010 6:08:24 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Washi

Mit will be the one that the GOP will try to force down our throats in 2012.

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Yep. He would be sure to fail too.


15 posted on 04/10/2010 6:09:02 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (What is a slave, but someone robbed of his labor to sustain the idle?)
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To: GeorgeSaden
Mitt Romney Editorial Cartoon Pictures, Images and Photos
16 posted on 04/10/2010 6:09:54 PM PDT by chicken head
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To: Washi
Mit will be the one that the GOP will try to force down our throats in 2012.

The whole reason why I still won't donate ONE THIN DIME to the GOP.

17 posted on 04/10/2010 6:11:17 PM PDT by bayliving (What are YOU prepared to sacrifice in order to preserve freedom?)
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To: GeorgeSaden

Mitt is protected from being the biggest Arse only because Huckleberry continues to NOT Grow UP and Face the fact that he is the supreme Putz!


18 posted on 04/10/2010 6:13:44 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: True Republican Patriot

BUT THE NEWS of this story is that in 2nd place, 438 votes, just one vote behind Mitt is our good ole Texan Ron Paul... got 438 and Mitt got 439.. Mitt has nothing to write home about, More evangelicals voted for Ron Paul, Mormons voted for Mitt.


19 posted on 04/10/2010 6:16:14 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: GeorgeSaden
Bush was selected by Evangelicals to represent the Republican party in 2000. I wonder if they'll have as much luck with Romney in 2012.

I've got news for you, those aren't Evangelicals, and what's with the knock anyway on Evangelicals, they are part of a reliable faction of the base.
20 posted on 04/10/2010 6:16:22 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: chicken head; All

Can anyone point me to a good reference of Romney’s past positions and their evolution into his positions now? And what they now are?


21 posted on 04/10/2010 6:17:02 PM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: The Wizard
Mitt Romney with Martin Luther King Pictures, Images and Photos
22 posted on 04/10/2010 6:17:06 PM PDT by chicken head
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To: GeorgeSaden

I will sit the election out if Romney is the candidate. No longer will I hold my nose and vote!


23 posted on 04/10/2010 6:19:11 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: GeorgeSaden
I think they are mislabeling themselves in a deceitful sort of way. I have never liked the label evangelicals because it can encompass so many religious groups, but not necessarily born again Christians.
24 posted on 04/10/2010 6:22:25 PM PDT by o_zarkman44 (Obama is the ultimate LIE!)
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To: basil
Actually, they should be called ‘RHINOS FOR ROMNEY’.
Like Mr. McCain, given enough money from Soros and a free pass through the nomination process by the agenda driven media, Mr. Romney can be nominated. Then Soros and the toadies of the press will pull their support, and Mr. Romney will lose.
IMHO
TWB
25 posted on 04/10/2010 6:25:53 PM PDT by TWhiteBear (Islam is an ideology with several elements of Judeo Christian traditions)
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To: o_zarkman44

They were no more Evangelicals than the guy running against Reid as a Tea Party candidate, in Nevada, is a real Tea Partier.


26 posted on 04/10/2010 6:26:21 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (I won't be happy until Jet-A is less than $2.00 a gallon)
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To: svcw

Probably both, but they are particularly against him for being a Mormon.


27 posted on 04/10/2010 6:30:57 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ( 0bama: Our first AINO president)
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To: PhiloBedo

When is America going to learn that we have to vote for Statesmen rather than celebrities? We need leaders who are not afraid to fight instead of popular, sharp dressed nice guys.

As a tea party member we are looking at deeds and not words.
Every candidate is under a electron microscope.


28 posted on 04/10/2010 6:30:58 PM PDT by o_zarkman44 (Obama is the ultimate LIE!)
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To: GeorgeSaden

Romney’s association with socialized medicine is enough to sink his ship with most of the public. IF republican challengers are savvy enough to publicize it.


29 posted on 04/10/2010 6:33:16 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (My dad, a WWII vet always said that America's best ally is Britain. He was right.)
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To: o_zarkman44

romney will NEVER be able to outrun romneycare in MA.


30 posted on 04/10/2010 6:35:30 PM PDT by MestaMachine (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2426869/posts SUPPORT RINO FREE AMERICA)
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To: GeorgeSaden

All four choices suck.


31 posted on 04/10/2010 6:41:21 PM PDT by tatown (Obama is Kenyan for "I make love to a woman that looks like Patrick Ewing")
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To: MestaMachine

Obviously Romney has a lot of people fooled to be so popular.
Of course he is the GOP golden boy.

We have to change that!


32 posted on 04/10/2010 6:43:08 PM PDT by o_zarkman44 (Obama is the ultimate LIE!)
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To: rovenstinez

Outside of Texas, i didn’t know anyone voted for Ron Paul.


33 posted on 04/10/2010 6:47:21 PM PDT by o_zarkman44 (Obama is the ultimate LIE!)
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To: basil

“I will sit the election out if Romney is the candidate. No longer will I hold my nose and vote!”

I’m with you!

Unless I vote for Obama. In a Romney vs Obama election, the Republic is finished only about 6 months sooner under Obama. I’d rather be done in by someone who admits they are my enemy, than by someone claiming to be on my side.

But if, as is likely, Obama is the anti-Christ, I’d go to H—l for that vote. So I’d probably sit it out, too.


34 posted on 04/10/2010 6:48:07 PM PDT by Cincinnatus.45-70 (What do DemocRats enjoy more than a truckload of dead babies? Unloading them with a pitchfork!)
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To: SoConPubbie

I think swinging the term “evangelicals” around is a play of words to give a perception that All Christians support Romney.
Which is totally misleading. And intentionally misleading.
They want voters to see that headline and they won’t read the rest of the story.


35 posted on 04/10/2010 6:50:23 PM PDT by o_zarkman44 (Obama is the ultimate LIE!)
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To: GeorgeSaden
There is no point in conservatives winning if Willard ends up in the White House. He will simply sellout conservatives whenever he thinks it is politically expedient to do so.

But, evangelicals and pro-lifers that stopped Romney in 2008. No one that is pro-life or opposed to same-sex marriage supports this phony. So, I question how evangelical those voting supporting Romney are.

36 posted on 04/10/2010 7:00:35 PM PDT by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: FrdmLvr
Most of the Evangelicals I know are against Romney because they believe Mormanism is a cult.

And, rabidly pro-abortion and didn't lift a finger to stop gay marriage in Massachusetts.

37 posted on 04/10/2010 7:01:27 PM PDT by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: GeorgeSaden
MITT ROMNEY EXPOSED BUYING VOTES
NEW ORLEANS -- I spoke to a young female delegate who said she planned to vote for
Romney in the poll. I asked her how she had ended up at the conference.
She said "Evangelicals for Mitt" had contacted her and offered to pay for her to have a
limited-access ticket -- so long as she agreed to vote for Romney in the straw poll.
Asked how "Evangelicals for Mitt" got her name, she said she didn't know. But she said
that she was on the email list for Romney, and speculated that the Romney team
had given out their email list. “

38 posted on 04/10/2010 7:09:46 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: GeorgeSaden

Mitt: Enjoy the “victory”. These straw polls will be the only victories for you this time around. Closet socialists won’t pass the sniff test this time. The fact you “won” under a false front group “Evangelicals” further emphasizes how you are buying votes. You beat Ron Paul by one vote: another vote buyer.

I have a suggestion for these straw polls: if group vote purchasing occurs, the candidate should be disqualified and removed from the list.


39 posted on 04/10/2010 7:13:06 PM PDT by danieldu
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To: GeorgeSaden

RomneyCARE-creator, vote-buying, Mitt Romney:
”Now that Romneycare is national, ready to hurt
three hundred million, a little self examination is in order for you.
You may want to ask yourself “if I had spent my time promoting
RomneyCare and Mitt Romney, could not I have garnered more support
of both Mr. Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney?“


“Romney praises Obama again
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney praised President Obama
at a GOP fundraising dinner Wednesday ..
"I also think it's important for us to nod to the president when he's right," Romney said....
Romney, who spoke at a dinner for the National Republican Senatorial Committee,
said he's pleased with the president's plans to "finish the job" in Iraq and Afghanistan
-- lines that drew applause from the partisan audience. He also applauded the president
for standing up to the auto industry.
"I hope he continues to be tough ....The former businessman even offered faint praise for
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, saying that after a series of initial missteps,
"I think he's finally getting close to the right answer."



40 posted on 04/10/2010 7:24:00 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: GeorgeSaden

I ain’t a votin’ for Mit the schmuck.

So, go ahead GOP, complete the destruction of the country by nominating him.


41 posted on 04/10/2010 7:36:57 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: GeorgeSaden

I ain’t a votin’ for Mit the schmuck.

So, go ahead GOP, complete the destruction of the country by nominating him.


42 posted on 04/10/2010 7:36:58 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: GeorgeSaden

Evangelicals are our most conservative voters, they do not support Romney and are the voting block that is his biggest problem, that is why it was brilliant for the Romney camp to use this fake name for the group.

It was also cynical and insulting to Christians, especially Evangelical Christians.


43 posted on 04/10/2010 8:45:05 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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To: chicken head

Chickenhead.. anyone that post a picture like you just did, should be consider the fringe element, I am suprised that you are able to post here at Free Republic


44 posted on 04/10/2010 8:59:26 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Obama Happens! Not my Fault!)
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To: AmericanMade1776; chicken head
Great pic. It represents Romney's perpetual hallucinations.
45 posted on 04/11/2010 3:50:03 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson)
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