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Mitt Romney On Course For Historic Double Victory
Telegraph(UK) ^ | January 01, 2012 | on Swaine

Posted on 01/01/2012 3:23:35 PM PST by Steelfish

US election 2012: Mitt Romney On Course For Historic Double Victory Mitt Romney could strike a decisive early blow in the contest to pick the Republican party’s presidential nominee by becoming the first candidate ever to win both the first two states to vote, opinion polls suggest.

By Jon Swaine 01 Jan 2012 The former Massachusetts governor leads the party field both in Iowa, where tomorrow’s caucuses will give the candidates their first test, and in New Hampshire, where voters go to the polls next Tuesday.

If successful, Mr Romney would become the first Republican challenger in the modern primary system’s 35-year history to win both states. Party strategists concede that such a scenario would effectively end the contest after just one week of voting.

The double-victory would be particularly significant because of the states’ contrasting electorates. While Mr Romney, who made $250 million (£160 million) as a private equity executive, impresses New Hampshire’s fiscal conservatives, he is loathed by some Iowan social conservatives for his moderate stances on abortion and gay rights.

However, while his more Right-wing rivals have risen and fallen in the polls, the 64-year-old has steadily persuaded voters in both states that he has the best chance of beating President Barack Obama, who, he claims, “doesn’t understand America”.

"The president takes his inspiration from the social democrats of Europe, who would try to change us into a European-style welfare state," he told a rally at a packed restaurant in Atlantic last night.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa; US: Massachusetts; US: New Hampshire
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1 posted on 01/01/2012 3:23:41 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

all GOP primaries should be change to re-vote until someone gets over 50%

anyone at the bottom is dropped

75% want someone more conservative than “Mitt”-for-brains, but he is going to claim to ‘win’?


2 posted on 01/01/2012 3:26:46 PM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: Steelfish
...opinion polls suggest.

I didn't read any further into the rest of the "opinionated" statement.

3 posted on 01/01/2012 3:27:11 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Steelfish

Mitt Romney was seated next to a little girl on an airplane trip back to MA. He turned to her and said, “Let’s talk. I’ve heard that flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger.”The little girl, who had just opened her book, closed it slowly and said to The Mitt, “What would you like to talk about?””Oh, I don’t know,” said the Mitt. “How about What Changes I Should Make To America?” and he smiles.”OK,” she says. “That could be an interesting topic. But let me ask you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff - grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, and a horse produces clumps of dried grass. Why do you suppose that is?” Mittens, visibly surprised by the little girl’s intelligence, thinks about it for a second and finally says, “Hmmm, I have no idea.”To which the little girl replies, “Do you really feel qualified to change America when you don’t know #$%$ ?

FUMR


4 posted on 01/01/2012 3:27:36 PM PST by RobertClark ("Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: Steelfish

You forgot the BARF ALERT

Free Republic is an Anit-Romney website. He needs to lose as he doesn’t represent Conservatives.

You can probably ask the Moderators to edit the Title for you.


5 posted on 01/01/2012 3:29:42 PM PST by show
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To: Steelfish

No gold for Willard in Iowa. He paid them out of his pocket in ‘08 and still only walked away with a lousy silver.


6 posted on 01/01/2012 3:30:00 PM PST by CainConservative ( Newt/Rubio 2012 with Cain, Bolton, Santorum, Perry, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Steelfish

Mitt Romney On Course For Historic Double Victory

Dumb headline.

I prefer.. Willard Flopney On Course Per All Polling To Lose Every Southern Primary


8 posted on 01/01/2012 3:37:51 PM PST by CainConservative ( Newt/Rubio 2012 with Cain, Bolton, Santorum, Perry, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Steelfish

And conservatives have made this possible by not getting together and supporting one of the other contenders. Great, just great.


9 posted on 01/01/2012 3:38:34 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: Tzar

Two States that allow cross-over votes at that.

Two States who whore themselves out for the money to be spent in their States because they are first.

Who appointed them to be first anyway> How did that happen? Does anyone know? What is the history and argument for such a thing?

Why do thes two States get first choice of candidates? and why is it legal for them to change their dates in ad finitem to stay that way?


10 posted on 01/01/2012 3:39:08 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Tzar

“”You know the nomination process is messed up when 2 out of 50 states are considered so important.”””

Bingo, we have just begun. Stand my FReep’s!!


11 posted on 01/01/2012 3:39:53 PM PST by mmanager (Reagan Revolution + Republican Revolution = Bury Obama in 2012 - Go Newt!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Steelfish.


12 posted on 01/01/2012 3:42:15 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: Tzar

“You know the nomination process is messed up when 2 out of 50 states are considered so important.”

and they are two blue states to boot. Why are they so important to the GOP process? Doesn’t make sense.


13 posted on 01/01/2012 3:42:23 PM PST by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: Steelfish

OMG................shoot me.


14 posted on 01/01/2012 3:44:03 PM PST by mmanager (Reagan Revolution + Republican Revolution = Bury Obama in 2012 - Go Newt!)
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To: Steelfish

Looks now like the only way to stop Romney would be for obvious losers Bachmann and Gingrich to drop out, then act as a team to endorse Santorum or Perry.


15 posted on 01/01/2012 3:45:00 PM PST by Hawthorn
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To: Steelfish

16 posted on 01/01/2012 3:46:34 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: show
Free Republic is an Anit-Romney website.

Not so much anti-Romney as Romney is anti all things us.
17 posted on 01/01/2012 3:47:48 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Steelfish

Don’t know how accurate the reporting here....I’m just certain anyone would be better than Hussein. I know there is a lot of angst over our entire field....Mitt w/his suckass health plan, Newt with his Pelosi photo op, Paul’s kookiness, Huntsman and his Hussein butt smooching, Santorum’s support of Arlen Sphincter, etc.

I just think any of them would be better than Hussein.


18 posted on 01/01/2012 4:01:18 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

All but Willard the Liberal.


19 posted on 01/01/2012 4:12:27 PM PST by CainConservative ( Newt/Rubio 2012 with Cain, Bolton, Santorum, Perry, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Hawthorn

The 5th and 6th place finishers Tuesday should get out of the race and endorse Newt or Santorum.


20 posted on 01/01/2012 4:15:43 PM PST by CainConservative ( Newt/Rubio 2012 with Cain, Bolton, Santorum, Perry, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: EGPWS

The “air of inevitability” that is being created around Mitt Romney omits one glaring faact: that his numbers have not budged significantly, despite wide name recognition and frequent appearances showing his “common side”.

Mitt is, and always was, a member of the elite, who happens to have extraordinarily good fortune in selecting his background and parentage, and who has compounded on that good fortune by attendant passing good judgment in wealth formation and accumulation. As such, he does not have the recognition for the hardscrabble life of Rick Perry or even Rick Santorum, also of somewhat humble origins, son of an immigrant who worked his way up, and who lived under modest circumstances for many years.

But Mitt as “common man”? Not a fit.


21 posted on 01/01/2012 4:22:30 PM PST by alloysteel (Are Democrats truly "better angels"? They are lousy stewards for America.)
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To: Steelfish
The McCain/Palin ticket was up ++8 pts. days prior to September 18th, 2008.
So the RomneyTeam attacked Gov. Palin and her children to throw Election2008.

Romney for Obama in 2008

Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers…
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide…
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."


The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"I’m told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palin’s people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romney’s former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
… aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.


"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off ….hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."


"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the “Diva” leak was Nicolle Wallace’s husband."


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"



22 posted on 01/01/2012 4:22:58 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Steelfish
Also under the Romney bus:


"National Guard Lt. Anthony Circosta poses in his backyard in Agawam, Mass., on June 9, 2007.
At left, his wife Danielle and daughter Kylie, 2, talk near the swing set. Circosta,
a decorated Iraq War veteran, seemed like an ideal candidate for a pardon from
then-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for the 29-year-old's boyhood conviction
for a BB gun shooting. Romney denied the pardon,
twice, despite the recommendation of the Governor's Council.
"

23 posted on 01/01/2012 4:25:38 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Steelfish
Also under the Romney bus:

"Governor Mitt Romney, who touts his conservative credentials to out-of-state Republicans,
has passed over GOP lawyers for three-quarters of the 36 judicial vacancies he has faced
,
instead tapping registered Democrats or independents -- including two gay lawyers who
have supported expanded same-sex rights, a Globe review of the nominations has found.
Of the 36 people Romney named to be judges or clerk magistrates, 23 are either registered Democrats
or unenrolled voters who have made multiple contributions to Democratic politicians
or who voted in Democratic primaries, state and local records show.
In all, he has nominated nine registered Republicans, 13 unenrolled voters,
and 14 registered Democrats."
- Boston Globe 7/25/2005


Romney Rewards one of the State's Leading Anti-Marriage Attorneys by Making him a Judge
Romney told the U.S. Senate on June 22, 2004, that the "real threat to the States is not the
constitutional amendment process, in which the states participate,
but activist judges who disregard the law and redefine marriage . . ."
Romney sounds tough but yet he had no qualms advancing the legal career of one
of the leading anti-marriage attorneys.
He nominated Stephen Abany to a District Court.
Abany has been a key player in the Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association which,
in its own words, is "dedicated to ensuring that the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision
on marriage equality is upheld, and that any anti-gay amendment or legislation is defeated."
- U.S. Senate testimony by Gov. Mitt Romney, 6/22/2004 P>


"Romney announces he won't fill judicial vacancies before term ends
Despite his rhetoric about judicial activism, Romney announced that
he won't fill all the remaining vacancies during his term - but instead
leave them for his liberal Democrat successor!

Governor Mitt Romney pledged yesterday not to make a flurry of lame-duck
judicial appointments in the final days of his administration . . . David Yas,
editor of Lawyers Weekly, said Romney is "bucking tradition" by resisting the urge to
fill all remaining judgeships. "It is a tradition for governors to use that power to appoint judges
aggressively in the waning moments of their administration," Yas said.
He added that Romney has been criticized for failing to make judicial appointments.
"The legal community has consistently criticized him for not filling open seats quickly enough
and being a little too painstaking in the process and being dismissive of the input of the
Judicial Nominating Commission," Yas said.
- Boston Globe 11/2/2006


“The Massachusetts Republican Party died last Tuesday.
The cause of death: failed leadership.

The party is survived by a few leftover legislators
and a handful of county officials and grassroots activists
who have been ignored for years.
Services will be public and a mass exodus of taxpayers will follow.
In lieu of flowers, send messages to Republican voters
warning them about a certain presidential candidate named Romney.”
- Boston Herald, 11/12/2006


"In 2006, while Romney was chairman of the National Republican
Governors Association - a group dedicated to electing more
Republican governors - his own hand-picked Republican successor
as governor lost badly to the Democrat, despite the fact that Republicans
have held the governorship in Massachusetts since 1990. Romney largely
ignored the Massachusetts elections and spent most of the time
during the campaign out of state building his presidential campaign.
He came back and publicly campaigned for the Republican candidate
the day before the general election!
“Locally, this is a rebuke to Mitt Romney and checking out within six months
after being elected and having accomplished almost nothing,”

[Jim] Rappaport [former chairman of the state Republican Party]."
- Boston Globe, 11/8/2006

24 posted on 01/01/2012 4:26:31 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Mr. K

“75% want someone more conservative than “Mitt”-for-brains, but he is going to claim to ‘win’?”

McCain, the Reflux.


25 posted on 01/01/2012 4:45:34 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: RobertClark

LOL! Thanks for that!


26 posted on 01/01/2012 4:47:00 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Steelfish
Party strategists concede that such a scenario would effectively end the contest after just one week of voting.

Anyone conceding that is a complete fool. The Party will still be backing their establishment candidate - Newt Gingrich - while a sizable plurality of voters vote for the four conservative candidates in the race - Santorum, Bachmann, Perry, and Huntsman.

27 posted on 01/01/2012 4:55:22 PM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: CainConservative

Agree-only way to stop Romney


28 posted on 01/01/2012 4:57:33 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: CainConservative
The 5th and 6th place finishers Tuesday should get out of the race and endorse Newt or Santorum.

Will you still be saying that when Newt finishes fifth?

29 posted on 01/01/2012 5:00:33 PM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: show

You are wrong this is not so much an anti-Romney website as providing a platform to expose the obvious strengths and defects of our primary contenders. Simply because a news source states a favorable Romney news headline is no reason to close our eyes and accept it. Rather, the proper course is to face the media, its lies and all, and including sometimes what many see as a reasonably accurate portrayal of events even if they don’t seem to break our way. This is called mature and intelligent debate.


30 posted on 01/01/2012 5:04:11 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

It was a set up by the Dc elites.
The GOP leaders placed the IA and NH open for
Indies to participate on purpose thinking Romney
Would win big and scare off the opposition. But the Dems are using
This gap to push nutter Paul to embarrass the GOP .


31 posted on 01/01/2012 5:08:34 PM PST by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: Hoodat

The money available will most likely determine when a candidate drops out and Newt is financed through Florida. Why would he possibly want to drop out after Iowa and New Hampshire when it appears that South Carolina will put him ahead in the delegate count??


32 posted on 01/01/2012 5:16:54 PM PST by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: Steelfish
What?

One top of Free Republics website states the following:

Merry Christmas Happy New Year!!

Welcome to Free Republic, America's exclusive site for God, Family, Country, Life & Liberty conservatives!

ObamaCare = RomneyCare = CommieCare. NO Romney! NO WAY!!

What part of NO Romney! NO WAY! are you able to interpret as non Anti-Romeny? Free Republic is most definetley an Anti-Romney website.

...and including sometimes what many see as a reasonably accurate portrayal of events even if they don’t seem to break our way.

This is a false article which was only published to give the impression that Romney is leading the pack with Conservatives which he isn't. There is no debate regarding Romney on Free Republic as he is considered by the founder of this website is No Romney No Way, always.

33 posted on 01/01/2012 5:22:07 PM PST by show
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To: Steelfish

Was Romney’s father an American citizen when the little Mittster was born?


34 posted on 01/01/2012 5:27:26 PM PST by GBA (Natural Born American)
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To: duffee

Got it. Fifth and sixth place candidates drop out of the race EXCEPT FOR NEWT. I simply wanted to confirm the double-standard. It’s all about helping Newt - not helping the Conservative candidates. I realize that having actual conservatives in the race is hampering Newt’s chances. Maybe we can get all the candidates to drop out of the race so that Newt can march to the nomination unopposed (and get slaughtered by Obama in the fall). And then everyone will be kicking themselves for nominating another John McCain.


35 posted on 01/01/2012 5:34:01 PM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: Steelfish
The Brits still hold a grudge for US kicking them out of the colony's in the 18th century and for us having to pull their butts out of the fire, WW I and WW II.
36 posted on 01/01/2012 5:44:09 PM PST by Big Mack (I didn't claw my way to the top of the food chain to eat VEGETABLES!)
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To: Mr. K

You’re absolutely right. We need to look into instant-runoff voting and ranked choice voting for our primaries. Otherwise a candidate can claim to “win” with a small plurality of the vote. Ron Paul could do it just as well as Mitt Romney could do it. This would be the biggest political scam I’ve ever seen if Mitt Romney is somehow anointed the nominee based on getting 20-something percent while the conservatives split the vote.


37 posted on 01/01/2012 5:46:47 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Obama in 2012!)
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To: show

“No Romney No Way” doesn’t mean that news articles by the regular media as opposed to partisan blogs etc, cannot be quoted for debate and discussion. We don’t have robots here incapable of reading articles for what they are worth. A million times over we have had news articles that have been debated and rebuffed even if the articles are not in keeping with our values. The debate is NOT about Romney. It’s about how the polling is going in Iowa. If you disagree with the polls say so. But we can’t act like the proverbial monkeys and close our eyes and ears and mouth to what is being described.


38 posted on 01/01/2012 6:03:54 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Hoodat
Newt has the Conservative base. The Conservative Base will never support Romney. Here are the likely states Newt will win. Only Romney would advise him to drop out of the race after two low populated Blue States. Only Romney.

January
? - Iowa 28 delegates

RINO - New Hampshire 12
Newt - South Carolina 25
Newt - Florida 50


February
Newt - Nevada 28
Newt - Maine 24
Newt - Colorado 36
Newt - Minnesota 40
Newt - Arizona 29
Newt - Michigan 30

March
Newt - Washington 43
Newt - Alaska 27
Newt - Georgia 76
Newt - Idaho 32
RINO - Mass 41
Newt - North Dakota 28
Newt - Ohio 66
Newt - Oklahoma 43
Newt - Tennessee 58

RINO - Vermont 17
Newt - Virginia 50
Newt - Wyoming 29
Newt - Kansas 40
Newt - Alabama 50

RINO - Hawaii 20
Newt - Mississippi 40
Newt - Missouri 52
Newt - Illinois 69
Newt - Louisiana 46

April
Newt - Maryland 37
Newt - Texas 155
RINO - Wash D.C. 19
Newt - Wisconsin 42
RINO - Connecticut 28
RINO - Delaware 17
RINO - New York 95
Newt - Pennsylvania 72 Newt was born in PA
RINO - Rhode Island 19

May
Newt - Indiana 46
Newt - North Carolina 55
Newt - West Virginia 31

Newt - Nebraska 35

Newt - Oregon 29

Newt - Arkansas 36

Newt - Kentucky 45


June
Newt - California 172
Newt - Montana 26

Newt - New Jersey 50

Newt - New Mexico 23

Newt - South Dakota 28

RINO - Utah 40

Newt is the Conservative Candidate across the Nation.

39 posted on 01/01/2012 6:04:15 PM PST by show
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To: show

You do realize that if Newt is the nominee, Obama wins, right?


40 posted on 01/01/2012 6:13:51 PM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: show

You do understand that these delegates are no longer committed dont you? That means that if one person wins a particular state, the delegates can split and vote for whoever they want.

It is going to be a brokered convention.

But, I hope you are right, but think you are not, since there is no way Michigan, Ill, Cal, VA, Maine, Mn, and a couple others go for Gingrich.

If Gingrich does not win both South Carolina and Florida, its all over for him. Then, he has to carry at least 4 of the six in Feb, if not all of them.

Sad to say, it is going to come down to money and organization.


41 posted on 01/01/2012 6:19:17 PM PST by crz
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To: crz
Ummm, Newt is very much going to Win Virginia.

The other states are BLUE. And he will already have won even if he doesn't get the following BLUE states:

Michigan - voted for Zero
Illinois - voted for Zero
California - voted for Zero
Maine - voted for Zero
Minnesota - voted for Zero

These are all RED states who voted for Zero. These states will not be nominating the Conservative Candidate.

And again, NEWT WILL WIN VIRGINIA, South Carolina and Florida.

He currently lives in Virginia and popular in the South / RED States.

NEWT is DONE. TOAST

42 posted on 01/01/2012 6:29:45 PM PST by show
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To: Hoodat

Romney will never have the Republican base. McCain sort of got a pass because we were caught off guard.

ROMNEY will not have the Republican let alone the Conservative base. We will continue to campaign against him.

Zero only wins if Romney is the nominee. FACT


43 posted on 01/01/2012 6:35:16 PM PST by show
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To: crz
Newt is very much going to Win Virginia.

The other states are BLUE. And he will already have won even if he doesn't get the following BLUE states:

Michigan - voted for Zero
Illinois - voted for Zero
California - voted for Zero
Maine - voted for Zero
Minnesota - voted for Zero

These are all BLUE states who voted for Zero. These states will not be nominating the Conservative Candidate.

And again, NEWT WILL WIN VIRGINIA, South Carolina and Florida.

Newt currently lives in Virginia and popular in the South / RED States.

ROMNEY is DONE. TOAST

44 posted on 01/01/2012 6:38:44 PM PST by show
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To: Hawthorn

um... the obvious losers are Bachmann and Santorum which both poll 1% or so nearly everywhere.


45 posted on 01/01/2012 7:33:24 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Gingrich/Palin 2012)
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To: show
Romney is not going to be the nominee. His support will top out at 25-30%, and 30% is not enough to carry the convention. I am really sick of hearing about Romney in here precisely because he has no chance of being the nominee. But from a hypothetical standpoint that Romney won the nomination, he would easily beat Obama.

Newt Gingrich on the other hand, cannot beat Obama. Newt is very prone to putting his foot in his mouth, and we could count on him to do exactly that many many times over the next 11 months. Not to mention that he is older than George W. Bush. So here we are 12 years after we last won the White House back, and we are actually considering running a guy that is 15 years older than our last successful candidate? Think McCain here. Think Bob Dole. Newt Gingrich as the GOP nominee would be an unmitigated disaster.

Is seeing a Gingrich-Obama debate really worth four more years of Obama? I think not. And even if Gingrich should win, then we're faced with replacing ObamaCare with GingrichCare. That's not what i signed up for.

47 posted on 01/01/2012 8:13:33 PM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: Tzar

Right. Iowa caucuses have been around a long time, but the Republicans’ non-binding presidential preference straw vote has only been around since 1980. And Alaska and Hawaii have both had earlier caucuses.


48 posted on 01/01/2012 8:13:54 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: show
Newt currently lives in Virginia and popular in the South / RED States.

Keep in mind that Newt lives inside the Beltway. The candidate with real Virginia roots is Rick Santorum. But of course neither one is on the Virginia ballot.

49 posted on 01/01/2012 8:17:28 PM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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Newt will be on the Virginia ballot.

He was born in Pennsylvania, Speaker of the House via Georgia, and now lives in Virginia where he continues to be very popular.

Romney will not be the Republican nominee. The sooner his followers accept this, the better for their emotional well being, HA

We were tricked into McCain.... Republicans/Conservatives will no longer put forward a RINO on the National leval, after all, the Tea Party won the 2010 election. Romney will never get any traction on free republic. Romney and his supporters are living in La La land and need to get a grip. Romney will NEVER be standing on the stage to accept the Republican Nomination in 2012, Conservatives will fight against his Rino facade 24/7. Riino Romney will never win the Southern States. They don't like his kind.

50 posted on 01/01/2012 8:28:42 PM PST by show
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