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Romney Wins Big in Florida Primary
The Slimes ^ | January 31st | Jim Rutenberg

Posted on 01/31/2012 5:32:46 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing

TAMPA, Fla. — Mitt Romney rolled to victory in the Florida primary on Tuesday evening, according to early returns and exit polls, dispatching an insurgent threat from Newt Gingrich and reclaiming his dominant position in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: benedictromney; fl; fl2012; flaprimaryresults; florida; mediabias; mitt4romney; romney; romney4dnc; romney4romney; slickwillard
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To: rodguy911

Well I love it. The weather, the beaches, the fishing, the diving.... damn yankees are the ones that have screwed it up. I won’t hire a yankee or a Democrat, no way in hell.


151 posted on 01/31/2012 7:09:43 PM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: old curmudgeon

We must hang in there and send Newt money
_____________________
YES!


152 posted on 01/31/2012 7:10:45 PM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: Jim Noble; Jim Robinson; Brad's Gramma; Norm Lenhart; Grampa Dave; tubebender; Pete-R-Bilt
Remember, Churchill didn't become, couldn't become, PM after Munich. Nor after the occupation of Prague. Not even after panzers were rolling through Poland, and war was declared. Not until the Nazis were headed for the Channel was it possible to break the mold of the old way.

We're oh so close. With God's grace, we as a republic, this grand experiment in self guidance, will recognize it before it's too late. The darkness is upon us. Pray for guidance, pray for deliverance, and pray for our republic.

Lately, I've been reading the founder's documents, and am humbled at their prescience. Damn, what I'd give for just an hour, and a mug of ale with them.

153 posted on 01/31/2012 7:11:02 PM PST by glock rocks (I didn't leave the Republican party, it left me.)
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To: GatorGirl

:)


154 posted on 01/31/2012 7:12:07 PM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: Portcall24

“So Floridians...tell me. What flavor was the Kool-Aid?”

Whatever they wanted it to be. Willard is like that.


155 posted on 01/31/2012 7:14:45 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Gov. Perry quit for the right reasons, in the right way, at the right time. Thank you, sir.)
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To: tumblindice

““Romney may move toward his roots more than we think. Let’s hope and keep nudging him along.”

GOP hopey changey?

Good luck with that, you and the other Romney booster here.”

No I backed Perry but he’s no longer a candidate. So I’m moving on to see Obama move on.

You don’t like it. Well you don’t like much then so good luck. We’ll pray Romney is given the faculty to make the right moves and save Our Country.

Our nation needs leadership.


156 posted on 01/31/2012 7:14:45 PM PST by romanesq (For George Soros so loved the world, he gave us Obama)
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To: madmaximus

It was a combination of the early votes, the blitz of attack ads that came in at the last minute and the split of the conservative vote.

Newt and Rick S. together would have been a dead heat with Romney.


157 posted on 01/31/2012 7:15:32 PM PST by altura
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To: glock rocks

I fear it will take another attack on our soil before people really wake up....even if then.


158 posted on 01/31/2012 7:15:58 PM PST by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: bergmeid

This is what they are banking on, but it will be worse than 2008. McCain was McCain, a patriot, a war hero, the son of an admiral, the author of the McCain surge, which finally won the Iraq War (until Zero screwed it up), someone who cared about the people although he made many big mistakes, and the conservatives still stayed home in droves. Imagine what will happen with this snake.

Plus when the hoi polloi fully realize how rich he is and what his attitude is toward workers, he will lose whatever crossover he might have had.

I also sense that those who once said they would vote for the candidate no matter who it was are now falling away and saying they cannot do it. At least two people very close to me, so that could be indicative of more.

When the third and fourth parties emerge, then the circus will really begin. We thought we saw chaos up to this point.


159 posted on 01/31/2012 7:18:25 PM PST by firebrand
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing; All

Tonight, I give the Conservative Badge of Honor to Rick Santorum!

Notice how the most liberal candidate, Mitt, came in first in this liberal state. Mitt Romney also won in LIBERAL New Hampshire.

Newt came in 2nd, and he’s the 2nd most conservative, but Rick Santorum, the most conservative candidate, in this liberal state, came in THIRD!

Each candidate won at least one contest, and Romney won two, but both of Romney’s wins were in liberal states!

Now that liberal Florida is behind us, on to the more conservative states.

No offense to any Floridians, who are conservative, because I am a conservative in a liberal state as well.


160 posted on 01/31/2012 7:21:32 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

And the only way to punish the ****** at Fox and the other networks is by not watching them and give them the ratings.


161 posted on 01/31/2012 7:22:53 PM PST by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: rarestia

Yes it is depressing but we still have 46 more states to go...


162 posted on 01/31/2012 7:24:06 PM PST by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: wardaddy

“Rick bails and Newt stays in we have a real race...even with Mitt’s cash and the media etc...”

Santorum won’t leave. He should, for multiple reasons. But he won’t.


163 posted on 01/31/2012 7:25:05 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Gov. Perry quit for the right reasons, in the right way, at the right time. Thank you, sir.)
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To: rarestia

Not to worry, this primary season is not over! There are 43 states to go and those voters will get to have their say. Or is it 53 states? :)


164 posted on 01/31/2012 7:25:30 PM PST by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

While I know some will disagree with me, here’s my take:

Rick Santorum gets the CONSERVATIVE BADGE OF HONOR in the Florida race!

Notice how the most liberal candidate, Mitt, came in first in this liberal state. Mitt Romney also won in LIBERAL New Hampshire.

Newt came in 2nd, and he’s the 2nd most conservative, but Rick Santorum, the most conservative candidate, in this liberal state, came in THIRD!

Each candidate won at least one contest, and Romney won two, but both of Romney’s wins were in liberal states!

Now that liberal Florida is behind us, on to the more conservative states.

No offense to any Floridians, who are conservative, because I am a conservative in a liberal state as well.


165 posted on 01/31/2012 7:25:30 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: bluerose
Evangelicals Vote for the Originator of Taxpayer-Funded Abortions.

That should be the headline somewhere. Maybe on the entranceway to somewhere.

166 posted on 01/31/2012 7:25:41 PM PST by firebrand
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To: dfwgator

“Four More Years is a certainty now.”


It will be 4 more (at least) years no matter who wins. The obama junta is not going to give up the white house just because a pesky election might not go their way. Too many dead people they can count on for votes. Too many illegals they can count on for votes. Not to mention the military ballots they will find an excuse to invalidate. Plus the media has convinced most of the mush-for-brains American populace that the country is in the best condition it’s been in in it’s entire history. All thanks to the boy-god, of course.


167 posted on 01/31/2012 7:25:48 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: dfwgator

“The Party, what little will remain of it after the Conservatives leave, will be united behind Mitt.”

Yup. Vichy GOP.


168 posted on 01/31/2012 7:27:30 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Gov. Perry quit for the right reasons, in the right way, at the right time. Thank you, sir.)
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To: katiedidit1
...Romney wont take the south...

People sometimes think that Florida is in the South. Well, geographically it is but the Southerners I have known (and I is one) do not think so. It's just a Yankee retirement outpost.

169 posted on 01/31/2012 7:27:39 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: GR_Jr.
A local radio guy here in LA said that there was a poll that showed 51% of Florida Republicans described themselves as moderates. Only 29% said they were Conservatives.

Florida is a latitude-challenged northern state.

170 posted on 01/31/2012 7:29:21 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: chessplayer

“All thanks to the boy-god, of course.”

At this point it is legitimate to ask: WHICH boy-god? The Bishop or the Lightworker? These mystery cults get confusing.


171 posted on 01/31/2012 7:30:15 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Gov. Perry quit for the right reasons, in the right way, at the right time. Thank you, sir.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

The real Florida poll is in. Margin of error: 0%.

DRUDGE sez: LANDSLIDE! and it was.

Zero is landslideable, just like Rush says! Quit BSing around and put your efforts toward beating Zero.

Please. Your country needs you.


172 posted on 01/31/2012 7:30:25 PM PST by citizen (The Dims will all unite for Zero. We must soon unite behind our challenger and back him to victory!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

4 states out of 57. Whoopee doo. It ain’t over yet.


173 posted on 01/31/2012 7:32:33 PM PST by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Just goes to show that almost $18 million dollars in attack ads will buy you a primary.

Putting in perspective.....This has been the first time ever in Republican history three different candidates won three different states ......and now one of them has two.

It does evidence if Sanatorium wasn't in it this equation would be different. He did hurt Newt in Iowa and now in Florida........but I still am of the mind since Paul's got Romney's flank....and their both loaded in Nevada...do we still need Sanatorium to hang in there for awhile yet?

Newt's now given the signal for Sanatorium to bow out...prior to Florida Sanatorium said neither Newt nor Romney asked him to stand down....but Newt is doing that now...will he?

Now Sanatorium will show us all where his allegiance is...to our country or himself.....Newts' going to come out swinging again in March...Nevada and Utah are Mormon Country so it's pretty much in the bag for Romney there...Mormons simply can't go against one of their own.

174 posted on 01/31/2012 7:33:08 PM PST by caww
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To: annieokie
One little ray of sunshine here. Mitt only gets 50 delegates not the 100.

South Carolina's delegation was also halved, for the same reason

175 posted on 01/31/2012 7:33:08 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: goodnesswins
I fear it will take another attack on our soil before people really wake up....even if then.

You don't think the attack from the White House on the Keystone project was not an attack on our soil?

Our best allies on the planet, the Canadians, are forced to deal with our greatest enemy, Red China, at the behest of our government?

I'm late to this game, maybe, but I remember the "Impeach Earl Warren" billboards along the highway towards Vegas and L.A. in my youth. God forbid the early Birchers, along with (Mormon) Ezra Taft Benson, and Goldwater (shiver in your boots, he wants a nookyouler war) and that daft, second rate actor Bonzo, and well, none of this matters because Cronkite says, and the most trusted name in ...

This is the end game for this republic.

Maybe I wasn't clearly stating my opinion. This is the end game.

176 posted on 01/31/2012 7:33:47 PM PST by glock rocks (I didn't leave the Republican party, it left me.)
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To: Styria

Since 1980,South Carolina picked the GOP nominee FIRST—then Florida imitated us each time.

In 1976, Florida picked Gerald Ford and South Carolina chose Ronald Reagan. The RINO Ford won the nomination and then went on to lose to the peanut farmer.
What was SC thinking—picking Reagan?


177 posted on 01/31/2012 7:34:55 PM PST by Happy Rain
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To: Psalm 144

he’s a jackass at this point

like many of his supporters..lol

they will be along soon

splitting the conservative vote plays right into the Romney war machine hands

it’s perfect...between that and their cash and media control...it’s like a fixed race


178 posted on 01/31/2012 7:35:53 PM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: firebrand

Very well said. I agree with you 100%.


179 posted on 01/31/2012 7:36:08 PM PST by bergmeid (ABR 2012)
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To: caww
It does evidence if Sanatorium wasn't in it this equation would be different.

Santorum out would not have been enough. Even if all his votes had gone to Newt, Newt still would have been a point short.

180 posted on 01/31/2012 7:37:46 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: Psalm 144

If he does leave; it will not beat Romney.Don’t beat up on our own.


181 posted on 01/31/2012 7:38:21 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: ridesthemiles
What will Romney then have to spend to get past Obama????

The LDS coffers.

182 posted on 01/31/2012 7:39:51 PM PST by caww
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To: Sun

Don’t fool yourself. The Jewish areas such as Dade County and Palm Beach may be liberal, but Florida voters are representative of the whole country. Gingrich went down in flames because he ran the campaign without a message, other than the negative ads against Romney. His speech and media bashing were excellent, as usual, but that won’t win him nomination.

I won’t be bullied by FR and will vote for the nominee, whomever that is.


183 posted on 01/31/2012 7:40:13 PM PST by balls (0 lies like a Muslim (Google "taqiyya"))
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To: wardaddy

Chet99—a real cool guy.


184 posted on 01/31/2012 7:40:31 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: cynwoody

Yes but they would rather blame one of our own then face the reality. We could go on for hours at how all other good conservative contenders were not good enough because of ONE.Therefore we were left with the bottom of the barrel.


185 posted on 01/31/2012 7:42:06 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: balls

Gingrich ran the only campaign that had a message, but the press was only interested in reporting on the negative ads Romney ran against him and his Super PAC reponse ads.

Gingrich consistently had thousands of people cheering at his campaign stops; Romney was lucky if he could get a couple of hundred people, and in fact the press stopped reporting his appearances live because they were so pathetic.


186 posted on 01/31/2012 7:43:10 PM PST by livius
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To: wardaddy

The imitative, think-in-the-box GOP nomenklatura watched the Democratic fix in ‘08 for Obama, and think they can imitate it. It may work - up to the moment Bishop Willard Hartpence Romney is the nominee and the media swings back to the Democrat default settings. They have already forgotten the model was only partly the fix for Obama, it was also the setup for the dupe McCain.


187 posted on 01/31/2012 7:43:35 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Gov. Perry quit for the right reasons, in the right way, at the right time. Thank you, sir.)
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To: a fool in paradise
This was the same Big Media that kept John Edwards’ campaign viable (so as to block out Hillary’s threat to Obama by keeping her in a 3 way race for delegates) long past this timeframe in 2008 even after they knew of his bastard child.

Wait, so Hillary would've been better?

188 posted on 01/31/2012 7:44:27 PM PST by Dick Holmes
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To: dennisw

Mouse over each edition choice, you’ll see that the oldest publication date is 1952 from Crown Publishers.


189 posted on 01/31/2012 7:45:33 PM PST by Valpal1
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To: balls

“I won’t be bullied by FR and will vote for the nominee, whomever that is.”

So? You want a biscuit for obedience or what?


190 posted on 01/31/2012 7:45:42 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Gov. Perry quit for the right reasons, in the right way, at the right time. Thank you, sir.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I will not vote for a man who believes he will become a god. Tower of Babel comes to mind. I won’t vote for a muslim either. Hopefully by some miracle, in Calif. Gingrich will still be running. If not, it will be the first time I have not voted since the 70’s. God Help Us.


191 posted on 01/31/2012 7:46:06 PM PST by make no mistake
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

If Santorum did leave, it would beat Romney. If Gingrich left, it might beat Romney. How did I beat Santorum up? I could. Easily. But I have been trying to show respect for people like you.


192 posted on 01/31/2012 7:48:45 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Gov. Perry quit for the right reasons, in the right way, at the right time. Thank you, sir.)
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To: Gene Eric
If all Santorum's votes has gone to Gingrich, (which would never happen because there is a wee difference between them on setting an example of moral behavior in their personal lives,) Romney would still have won.

Gingrich lost outright, so don't blame Santorum.

193 posted on 01/31/2012 7:49:59 PM PST by Dick Holmes
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To: balls

Well this voter will not vote for Romney, even if I must write in Newt’s name.


194 posted on 01/31/2012 7:51:30 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: GeronL

Good post, although it’s not what many Freepers want to hear now.


195 posted on 01/31/2012 7:52:04 PM PST by paudio (Newt pissed on conservative principles, but we need him to beat 0bama so we look the other way...)
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To: glock rocks

Uh...you and I may see it that way...but the millions of Americans watching American Idol do NOT...


196 posted on 01/31/2012 7:52:20 PM PST by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: caww

“Newt’s now given the signal for Sanatorium to bow out...prior to Florida Sanatorium said neither Newt nor Romney asked him to stand down....but Newt is doing that now...will he?”

No, he won’t.


197 posted on 01/31/2012 7:52:41 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Gov. Perry quit for the right reasons, in the right way, at the right time. Thank you, sir.)
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To: dinodino

“Screw Romney. He ain’t gettin’ my vote.”

Sure! Elect the 0.

Thanks


198 posted on 01/31/2012 7:53:52 PM PST by chooseascreennamepat (The response to 1984 is 1776.)
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To: reaganaut
Hi Reaganaut.....Well people didn't push to vet Romney's Organization, fronted by a religious title, so no surprise to me LDS people aren't exactly where they need to be ....and will go to any lengths, including corruption to see Romney gets this...... They've been positioning their people for 8 yrs. very similar to what Bambi did....and they're using the youth as he did.

I remember well the forboding sense I had as Obama's compaign picked up momentum....the media, the hype, the utter blindness of the people...it was so hard to watch when we all had the truth nobody cared to fully reveal and vet oBama out..... It's the exact same thing with Romney....it simply isn't going to matter to those who have willingly blinded their eyes....

Wise move for Newt to focus on March...Nevada and Utah are of course in Romney's pocket and Paul will make sure to cover him otherwise as we've seen thus far.

If Romney gets this then the Lord no doubt has determined our country will not be strong again.... so that it cannot intervene with the stage now being set in Europe and the ME....and Romney will usher this nation rapidly into the push for One World Governance, Religious Unity, and we know what the end-result that will bring.

199 posted on 01/31/2012 7:55:25 PM PST by caww
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To: dmzTahoe; onedoug; windcliff

BTTT!


200 posted on 01/31/2012 7:57:11 PM PST by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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