Skip to comments.Mitt Romney wins New Hampshire; Paul takes second, Huntsman third (Perry beats Roemer!)
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....
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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.
Perry beat Cain,Bachmann, and Karger too!
Imagine what the press would be saying if Gov. Palin had only got 1% in New Hampshire.
Karger will probably be Barry’s running mate! LOL
Perry did not campaign in NH.
He got a higher percentage in Iowa that Santorum and Newt got in NH tonight.
Perry did not campaign in NH.
He got a higher percentage in Iowa than Santorum and Newt got in NH tonight.
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.
NH = Lowest number of churches per capita!
Hence true conservatives are doooooooomed there.
With 92% in..
Santorum lost the #4 spot?
Perry (<1%) BARELY beat Roemer. Don’t you love NH? ; )
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.
IA and NH Combined
Well I fail to see how Perry split this vote with 1%
That 70% of the turds have floated to the top in NH.
I was ready to phone bank and fundraise from home for Governor Palin.
Fair enough except Perry did not campaign in NH.
“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.
NH is not reflective of the conservative electorate.
Yeah, it’s all F’n hilarious
glad everyone is getting their jollies off over this
No, it’s not, but it is reflective of the NATIONAL electorate.
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.
That she needs to exit the race.
Put the bong down and step away from the keyboard...
Find ANOTHER conervative pronto. Time’s a wastin’.
And phone bank for him.
Find ANOTHER conservative pronto. Time’s a wastin’.
And phone bank for him.
Grow up, kid.
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.
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!
Again, grow up. Listen to your mom if not me.
Keep hitting that eject button, the round will fire one of these times.
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.
LSU wiped the floor with Oregon, doesn’t speak well for what Stanford would have done to LSU.
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.
Weeden however is a better QB than Jefferson. I'll give you that.
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.
Santorum - 34
Newt - 20
Perry - 10
I’m liking this..
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?
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.
Running a pack of progressives was a brilliant plan by the GOP, huh? Gee who can lose faster?
Yet Newt's fans here will continually insist he's the No. #1 threat to Romney and Santorum has "no support"
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! ;-)
One really unflattering photo of Perry you have there. LOL.
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.
Next week (the SC vote) may not be too late. Next month may very well be.
Roemer, nice and honest guy, but boring.
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.
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.
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.