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Posted on 01/31/2012 10:01:12 AM PST by tomkat
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Wrong on all counts. Santorum made plenty of waves and fought for a conservative agenda. He’s nothing like Romney and has tried to get the people to understand what’s at stake with Romneycare.
He won two terms as PA Senator before he lost one. The one he lost was to a favorite son and a year where Republicans took a huge hit.
If you scrutinize any candidate’s records you’re going to find things you disagree with. People are now criticizing Rubio and calling him a RINO and I’m not even sure what their beef is.
Time to stop tearing these guys down. Disagree with their policies but don’t make baseless accusations or projections and don’t insult them personally. That only hurts our cause.
Thing is, if he will lie to the people about Newt, what will he do as President? now that is scary. He has got to be stopped.
“Anybody have any reports about the volume of early voting?”
funny you should ask. Tweet from CNN’s Lisa Lisa Desjardins
“FLORIDA TURNOUT: So far 127,389 people early voted in the Sunshine State, our @psteinhauserCNN reports. Another 250K+ absentees returned.”
In my case it was Rubio calling for Gingrich to remove a supposedly negative ad but not a peep out of him about Romney's disgraceful ads. I'm Irish and a Taurus so I tend not to forget these type of things.
What a surprise, the media may not have gotten it right the first 20 times they reported it.
I hope it's right. 200,000 less early votes is less Romney-favored votes.
Conflicting Tweets on Florida Turnout:
“District 23 here in Stuart looked like a ghost town this afternoon. Hopefully, the LACK of turnout here is an exception.”
“Mitt Romney is getting nervous about Florida Primary Voter Turnout, Voter Turnout at an all time low”
“Turnout as of 4 pm: 9.9% at sample polling places for today’s elections, plus 22.7% early vote/mail ballot turnout prior to election day.”
“Sarasota: Primary turnout is very light”
John Avalon, Daily Beast- “I’m hearing relatively low turnout in FLA: wonder if its the avalanche of negative ads - 93% of total in the last week.”
I have a friend in St. Augustine and up until a few days ago, she was undecided , until I sent her a few things about Mittens. Still not sure if she voted Santorum or Newt today but I know it was NOT Mittens.
I told her to forward the articles I sent her to all of her friends and relatives in the area and how important it was to stop Plastic Ken Doll Mittens.
My Tea Party Girlfriend: “Just voted for Newt! Only 15 people voted all day at my precinct...liberal land” #delraybeach #NEWT2012
1 hour ago
All most four hours into this thread, with everyone's nerves on pins & needles, but you've all been playing so nice ! !
Extra cookies !
Not only did the MSM say the polls were closed, they also declared Algore the Florida winner at 7:01 PM, when the polling places were still open for almost another hour in the panhandle.
They all got their voting numbers from the same source.
But none of them realized that the polling places were still open in the Central time zone?
Two more hours and this is so stressful - can you imagine how Newt is feeling?????
Hope the low turnout is not due to the voters being mailed absentee ballots by Romney’s campaign.
That will just be horrible - will absentee ballots figure into the results tonight???
Holy Toledo Batman.
That’s ALL ? only 15 people ??? surely there are more than 15 R’s in that area.
Thanks for the update ~
The fact that the Romney people still think he can beat Obama illustrates their ignorance. Romney can not defeat Obama because they’re so alike (motivations aside). When given the choice between a “real deal” leftist like Obama, and an “I’m in it to win elections!” leftist like Romney the “real deal” leftist usually wins (I give you Ford’s 1976 run, GHWB’s 1992 run when he ran away from Reagan, Dole’s 1996 run, McCain’s 2008 run etc.....). “Me tooism” is a losing strategy. In addition, Romney will not have the media to carry his water if he is nominated. My prediction is that if Romney becomes the nominee media outlets like CNN will be all Bain all the time.
Shouldn’t the numbers be held until 8, considering the panhandle?
“Two more hours and this is so stressful”
Out of hundreds and hundreds of “NEWT” tweets I have seen in the last two hours, exactly FOUR have been pro-Gingrich.
This had better be a lesson TO us ALL for the fall.
Adding my prayers.
Panama City (metro area population: 160,000)
Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin (metro area population: 200,000+)
Pensacola (metro area population: 450,000)
These are not huge cities like those in central and south S. Florida, but if the statewide vote is close, there are enough people here to change the outcome - especially in this primary, since the Panhandle is solidly conservative.
“District 23 here in Stuart looked like a ghost town this afternoon. Hopefully, the LACK of turnout here is an exception. “
District 26 in Palm City, Fla - next to Stuart - steady flow all day.
2 votes cast for Newt .....
As MSNBC said this morning, the Panhandle folks is just CRACKERS, what they think won’t matter.
Could be that the pro-Newts are busy voting, driving, working and making phone calls or are older and don’t tweet.
(p.s. I don’t tweet)
You are exactly right. I am trying to remember that it is all in God’s hands, that His perfect will be done. I am just praying that He has mercy on us and gives us Newt and not Mitt or Obama! :)
Followed by the local canvassing boards abrupt cancellation of a hand recount.
Without the "melee" Algroe would have taken Florida and the Oval Office.
On the local news at polling locations in Jupiter, Stuart, & the Treasure Coast, the story is low turnout w/ expectations in the 45-50%. That would be off from the 60% levels in 2010.
Extra cookies??? I think I’ll go buy some Fig Newtons and hopefully cheer “Go Newt” with each one that I eat!
Seriously, you are spot on with the pins and needles part, I can hardly stand it!
Well, I went out and voted this afternoon at 3:00, after hearing that turnout in our area was very light.
When I walked in there was just me and the poll workers. I asked them how the turnout had been so far, and they said “terrible”. I was only the 32nd person to cast a vote today in my precint. At 3:00 p.m.
That’s pathetic. But this is Palm Beach County, after all.
Rubio does not have the experience to be seriously considered as a VP pick. Barely two years as a senator, where your major job is to vote on bills, does not qualify someone to be president.
So is the light turnout good news for Newt? Or good news for Mitt?
“(p.s. I dont tweet)”
15% of Americans DO Tweet, and around 60% of those are under 30.
Of those that do tweet, about 60% regularly voted in US elections.
97% of today’s media uses Twitter.
they set the narrative, for all of those who do not.
Keep it up and y'all don't have to eat those damned peas either !
Only distressing thing at this point, aside from loooow turnout, is that we've slipped to 7th place in the Breaking sidebar.
Dunno how John has that rigged up .. maybe we'll climb back up as the evening progresses and the post total rises.
I've forgotten what the default # of posts in Breaking is .. have mine set to 10
I don’t have any idea about demographics, is Palm Beach County considered conservative or liberal? Would it be more likely to vote for Mitt or Newt/Rick?
“How quickly we forget the Nov 2000 Miami melee at the county offices. Followed by the local canvassing boards abrupt cancellation of a hand recount. Without the “melee” Algroe would have taken Florida and the Oval Office.’
The oh so hated “Brooks Brothers Rebellion”, as the Left Media calls it.
normally lib- but allen west is their rep ;)
normally lib- but allen west is their rep ;)
Then all of us need to learn how to Tweet over our summer vacation! LOL! Let’s drive the social media narrative FOR us, not against us! I just “tweeted” and put on a hash tag but I don’t know if I did it right! :)
First exit Poll I have seen and it looks bad:
Good data - and from a quick calculation - the hundreds that were not pro-Newt appear to be Ron Paul’s voting demographic.
Maybe not. Can Santorum/Gingrich throw their support to each other after the vote and become the winner that takes all?
I have not, nor will I ever “tweet”. It’s unmanly.
But I’m hoping that maybe Romney supporters may be a little over-confident and not worrying about turning out to vote.
I voted for Newt. I like Rick Santorum too, but Newt has more experience.
I prayed about it, and the bible passage came to me about Jesus telling His disciples to be wise as serpents, but innocent as doves.
I believe Newt is wise enough to know how to handle the jerks in D.C.
Hard to tell since it’s lib territory.
Rubio is not constitutionally qualified for POTUS or Veep. Otherwise he is doing a great job right where he is.
Rubio is not constitutionally qualified for POTUS of Veep. He is doing great right where he is.
SOURCES, EXIT POLLS 5 PM ET: 46% ROMNEY 32% GINGRICH 12% SANTORUM 7% PAUL... DEVELOPING...
EXIT POLLS SHOW ROMNEY NEARING MAJORITY IN FL
Gotta drive down that West Florida turnout!
I’ll believe it when I see it, Drudge. No way Romney has 46%.
From linked source: That's according to an informal poll of early voters conducted by the Daily News between Jan. 23 and 27
An empty-nester county. sigh.