Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Mitt Romney wins New Hampshire; Paul takes second, Huntsman third (Perry beats Roemer!)
Yahoo! News ^ | January 10, 2012 | Chris Moody

Posted on 01/10/2012 9:09:13 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

MANCHESTER, N.H.--Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire primary Tuesday, the second state in a row he has carried in his campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

Romney is the first Republican, not including incumbent presidents, to win both the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary since Iowa Republicans began holding their first-in-the-nation caucuses in 1976.

Ron Paul came in second; Jon Huntsman in third.

It was a start-to-finish victory for Romney in New Hampshire, who led in the polls here throughout the 2012 campaign. Romney owns a summer home in the state, which borders his home state of Massachusetts, where he served as governor from 2003 to 2007.

From here, the candidates go on to South Carolina, the first primary in the South. There, Romney's electoral dominance will not be a such a foregone conclusion....

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: 2012; gingrich; huntsman; newhampshire; perry; romney; ronpaul; southcarolina
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-93 next last

1 posted on 01/10/2012 9:09:16 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

That the three term governor of the 2nd largest state in the Union who has millions of dollars in his coffers and once led overwhelmingly, it’s almost worthy of pity that he could barely scrounge up enough votes to beat the joke candidate who got no press coverage, money, or debates, Buddy Roemer.

It’s time to go back to Austin, Rick.


2 posted on 01/10/2012 9:11:50 PM PST by PAConservative1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
Roemer is getting ready for that SC Surge.

Photobucket

3 posted on 01/10/2012 9:13:40 PM PST by VicVega (GEAUX SAINTS-LSU bleaux it in the BCS Championship game.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Perry beat Cain,Bachmann, and Karger too!


4 posted on 01/10/2012 9:14:20 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PAConservative1

Imagine what the press would be saying if Gov. Palin had only got 1% in New Hampshire.


5 posted on 01/10/2012 9:14:46 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: mylife

Karger will probably be Barry’s running mate! LOL


6 posted on 01/10/2012 9:16:08 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: PAConservative1

Perry did not campaign in NH.
He got a higher percentage in Iowa that Santorum and Newt got in NH tonight.


7 posted on 01/10/2012 9:16:15 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: PAConservative1

Perry did not campaign in NH.
He got a higher percentage in Iowa than Santorum and Newt got in NH tonight.


8 posted on 01/10/2012 9:16:36 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL!


9 posted on 01/10/2012 9:17:44 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Considering that Mitt has yet to hit a conservative state, he still has 55 states to go (according to Obama). His political popularity is still in the offing.


10 posted on 01/10/2012 9:18:41 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

NH = Lowest number of churches per capita!

Hence true conservatives are doooooooomed there.

With 92% in..

NEWT 10%
Santo 9%
Perry 1%


11 posted on 01/10/2012 9:21:05 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CainConservative

Santorum lost the #4 spot?

Oh Noes...


12 posted on 01/10/2012 9:22:05 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: VicVega

Perry (<1%) BARELY beat Roemer. Don’t you love NH? ; )


13 posted on 01/10/2012 9:22:56 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: mylife; All

If the Conservative wing doesn’t rally around a SINGLE CANDIDATE, Romney is the nominee, by default.

If you want someone else, it’s time to get off our collective asses, and get out in to the real world and do something about it.

You can even phone bank from home.


14 posted on 01/10/2012 9:23:32 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: mylife

IA and NH Combined

Newt 20%
Perry 10.5%


15 posted on 01/10/2012 9:25:14 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf

Well I fail to see how Perry split this vote with 1%

That 70% of the turds have floated to the top in NH.


16 posted on 01/10/2012 9:28:38 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf

I was ready to phone bank and fundraise from home for Governor Palin.


17 posted on 01/10/2012 9:29:24 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: CainConservative

Fair enough except Perry did not campaign in NH.


18 posted on 01/10/2012 9:29:59 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

“I was ready to phone bank and fundraise from home for Governor Palin.”

So was I, and much, much more. So were a couple of million other people. She chose not to run. You can blame the hate-filled gay-controlled mainstream media for that.

Which leaves us at today.


19 posted on 01/10/2012 9:32:58 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf

NH is not reflective of the conservative electorate.


20 posted on 01/10/2012 9:34:04 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

Yeah, it’s all F’n hilarious

glad everyone is getting their jollies off over this


21 posted on 01/10/2012 9:38:18 PM PST by sdpatriot (Rush:" the media didn't make her, so they can't control her")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mylife

No, it’s not, but it is reflective of the NATIONAL electorate.


22 posted on 01/10/2012 9:39:03 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: VicVega

LSU bleux chunks in that game. I watched it twice because I was trying to go to sleep. But it was just too enjoyable. Ok State d sux but they would’ve wupped your asses.


23 posted on 01/10/2012 9:40:32 PM PST by TwoSwords
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

That she needs to exit the race.


24 posted on 01/10/2012 9:41:25 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: CainConservative

Put the bong down and step away from the keyboard...


25 posted on 01/10/2012 9:43:42 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Find ANOTHER conervative pronto. Time’s a wastin’.

And phone bank for him.


26 posted on 01/10/2012 9:45:03 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Find ANOTHER conservative pronto. Time’s a wastin’.

And phone bank for him.


27 posted on 01/10/2012 9:45:24 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf

NH?


28 posted on 01/10/2012 9:46:20 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Grow up, kid.


29 posted on 01/10/2012 9:46:35 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: TwoSwords
OSU won because a kicker couldn't make a chip shot causing an overtime.

We just sucked.

It would have been nice to beat OSU, but you guys just were not up to going to the big dance.

We really sucked yesterday.

30 posted on 01/10/2012 9:47:31 PM PST by VicVega (GEAUX SAINTS-LSU bleaux it in the BCS Championship game.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: CainConservative

Hahahaha! Yeah, I take orders from someone who’s been here less than two months. My Lord, you’ve got chutzpah, I’ll give you that!


31 posted on 01/10/2012 9:47:44 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Again, grow up. Listen to your mom if not me.


32 posted on 01/10/2012 9:48:32 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: CainConservative

Keep hitting that eject button, the round will fire one of these times.


33 posted on 01/10/2012 9:51:31 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: VicVega

You’re right, in fact he missed two. Maybe you should realize not only OSU but Stanford would’ve wiped the floor w your team. And I don’t give the bama offense much respect either. Pretty pathetic.


34 posted on 01/10/2012 9:52:07 PM PST by TwoSwords
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: TwoSwords

LSU wiped the floor with Oregon, doesn’t speak well for what Stanford would have done to LSU.


35 posted on 01/10/2012 9:55:52 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: TwoSwords
Too bad you guys lost to Iowa State, otherwise we would have played and you would be congratulating me.
And I wouldn't have to put up with any crap from my bro-in-law.

Our defense would have shut you down just like we did all year.

Held bama to field goals till late in the 4Q

OSU really had no defense to speak of. Thats reality.

Lets not compare conferences because everyone knows the SEC is the most dominate.

Stanford lost to the ducks. We beat the ducks opening game this year.

No contest.

Weeden however is a better QB than Jefferson. I'll give you that.

36 posted on 01/10/2012 10:02:40 PM PST by VicVega (GEAUX SAINTS-LSU bleaux it in the BCS Championship game.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

The biggest topic of the week and FR could only garner 32 comments...

What does that tell you about this site’s ability to influence events?

I sent a contribution to Newt a few weeks ago, and loved Santorum’s ‘Game On’ speech after Iowa. But neither got into this game early enough with enough man and manpower to play in the big leagues. I’ve been very ill for a year and couldn’t manage to study enough to decide which team to join. What is everyone else’s excuse?

Our candidates brought water pistols to St. Valentine’s Day massacre.

Mr. Nice Guy, or Mr. Right Guy just doesn’t cut it. I think we’re going to be stuck with Mr. Waffle. Although that is marginally better than Mr. Alinsky Marxist.


37 posted on 01/10/2012 10:02:40 PM PST by patriciaruth (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1993905/posts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CainConservative

Santorum - 34
Newt - 20
Perry - 10

I’m liking this..


38 posted on 01/10/2012 10:09:05 PM PST by BenKenobi
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: doc1019

What a difference a network makes...I had CNN on about an hour ago and when I flipped on MSNBC their panel said Republican turn out was lower by 40,000 votes than 2008...then they said that Romney won with 36% of the vote (actually 40%) and how Obama will clean his clock in November because Romney basically owns that state and had 5 years to campaign there and that was the best he could do.

Turned back CNN and they said turnout was about 6,500 more votes this year than in 2008 and that Romney won by 23-24% tonight over the closest challenger.

Seriously, why does MSNBC even bother trying to come off as a news organization?


39 posted on 01/10/2012 10:16:39 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: VicVega

You’re defense couldn’t shut down a punk bama offense. OSU or Stanford would’ve torn you limb from limb. But you’re right they would’ve made it seem like you had an offense. That was the most anti-anti-climatic big game I’ve ever seen. Should’ve called it the Ambien Bowl.


40 posted on 01/10/2012 10:18:47 PM PST by TwoSwords
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Running a pack of progressives was a brilliant plan by the GOP, huh? Gee who can lose faster?


41 posted on 01/10/2012 10:19:27 PM PST by free_life (If you ask Jesus to forgive you and to save you, He will.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BenKenobi; CainConservative; Impy; Clintonfatigued
>> IA and NH Combined
Santorum - 34%
Newt - 20%
Perry - 10%
<<<<

Yet Newt's fans here will continually insist he's the No. #1 threat to Romney and Santorum has "no support"


42 posted on 01/10/2012 10:21:57 PM PST by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: VicVega; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; South40; Liz
>>>>
NEW HAMPSHIRE
Rick Perry 1,669 0.7%
Buddy Roemer 897 0.4%
Roemer is getting ready for that SC Surge.

<<

Okay, okay... I've been poking fun at the Perrybots long enough about being right about every prediction I made on Rick Perry thus far. But now I'm gonna have to confess I was wrong here when I told the Perrybots if they keep calling people "haters" and "bigots" they'll be a two-way race with Jon Huntsman.

Nope, it's a two-way race between La Raza Rick and Buddy! ;-)


43 posted on 01/10/2012 10:32:17 PM PST by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: BillyBoy

One really unflattering photo of Perry you have there. LOL.


44 posted on 01/10/2012 10:50:06 PM PST by VicVega (GEAUX SAINTS-LSU bleaux it in the BCS Championship game.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: VicVega; 2ndDivisionVet
Winning campaign slogan: Vote For The Guy That Almost Beat David Duke!
45 posted on 01/10/2012 10:59:42 PM PST by OddLane (If Lionel Hutz and Guy Smiley had a lovechild together, his name would be "Mitt Romney." -KAJ)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf; All
14 posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 11:23:32 PM by tcrlaf: “If the Conservative wing doesn’t rally around a SINGLE CANDIDATE, Romney is the nominee, by default. If you want someone else, it’s time to get off our collective asses, and get out in to the real world and do something about it. You can even phone bank from home.”

TCRLAF is right.

If Mitt Romney doesn't get stopped in South Carolina, we're in major trouble. It seems clear that Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum are all hoping South Carolina will make them the anti-Romney standard-bearer.

That may still happen.

If it doesn't, we're looking at a likely Romney win in Florida, with the momentum moving toward a Super Tuesday that could make it difficult if not impossible to stop him.

It is no secret that I have major concerns about all three of the remaining “not-Romneys.” However, I have much greater concerns about the split vote between the three getting Romney nominated and then defeated by President Obama.

We need to deal with this mess.

NOW.

Next week (the SC vote) may not be too late. Next month may very well be.

46 posted on 01/10/2012 11:05:20 PM PST by darrellmaurina
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: OddLane

Roemer, nice and honest guy, but boring.


47 posted on 01/10/2012 11:28:44 PM PST by VicVega (GEAUX SAINTS-LSU bleaux it in the BCS Championship game.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: mylife; onyx; 2ndDivisionVet; Tony Snow; LS

I do believe Perry needs to stay in the race at least as a placeholder ... just in case the other candidates happen to kill each other ... we’d still have a viable candidate.

;o)


48 posted on 01/11/2012 12:17:27 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dos anyone else think Huntsmann is a stalking horse for the Obama administration? He is only there to throw mud at Romney and Paul. Huntsmann worked for Obama in China, he is probably working for Obama in the GOP. Huntsmann got Dem machine operative votes and NPR-listening useful idiot 0bot votes in NH.


49 posted on 01/11/2012 12:24:50 AM PST by Plummz (pro-constitution, anti-corruption)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf

Yup. Almost exactly the same scenario as last time around playing out.

For all the talk about the “establishment” rigging the contest, I´d put more of the blame on “ego” on the part of the non-moderate candidates who carry on and split the conservative vote, despite having small chances for actually winning the nomination.

It´s not strange that conservatives are more numerous than moderates in the GOP primaries, but a quirk of that phenomena is that it gives the moderate wing a strategic advantage, as their vote is less divided.


50 posted on 01/11/2012 12:35:25 AM PST by globelamp
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-93 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson