Skip to comments.Maine GOP chairman says Mitt Romney wins caucuses
Posted on 02/11/2012 5:16:11 PM PST by BAW
PORTLAND, Maine Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney narrowly edged Texas Congressman Ron Paul in Maines nonbinding GOP presidential preference poll on Saturday, ending a string of defeats for the Republican front-runner.
According to unofficial results announced Saturday evening by Maine Republican Party Chairman Charlie Webster, Romney took 39 percent of votes during statewide caucuses held during the last few weeks. Paul finished second at 36 percent.
Its good news. Im hopeful this ends Romneys little slide, Maine House Speaker Robert Nutting said shortly after the announcement. Romney is the best candidate to beat President Obama in the fall.
Peter Cianchette, the Maine chairman for the Romney campaign and a former candidate for governor, said his candidate received broad support across the state despite a strong push by Paul.
This was clearly a win and I think Maine showed him tremendous support, Cianchette said.
ch took only 6 percent.
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Santorum NOW gets an What A change.
I wouldn’t expect them to but this is the same Gingrich that was going to contest every state right? (that is excluding winner take all VA).
If I have to hear one more “former head of the Governors association” or “GOP party chair” or “GOP caucus delegate” from some leftie state talk about how thrilled they are for their Rino Mitt...
I wanna hear what Newt and Rick have to say. Come on Sarah. Just endorse already.
I’m depressed tonight. Oh and all of my shows are being preempted for a tribute to a drug addict. Judge Jeanine knows nada about addiction. She keeps asking with all the “support” Whitney had, how could this have happened?
It happened because Whitney had a disease that killed her... and the people around her enabled so that she didn’t get into real recovery, which might have saved her life. She shoulda spent no less than a year in treatment..maybe two.
Little Rickie needs to take that same class.
RuPaul showed up with his glue-applied eyebrows and came within 3% of Slick Willard? Bad showing for Willard.
Unlike pious Ricky and his pro union pro welfare pro big government ways, Newt has called that the worst mistake of his life.
Anything else from the “old news” department. Wait, don’t bother. You bore me, and a lot of others too I think.
No reason to “bother” folks with blinders on regarding his actions since leaving congress....Oh wait...next you’ll be telling us all what Newt said yesterday is considered “old news” too? He and many of his supporters are sounding more Romney-esque as each day passes.
2008 out of less than 6000 votes Willie Mitty gets 51%
2012 out of less than 6000 votes Willie Mitty gets 39%
I realize this is a difficult concept for you, but I’ll post it to you in hopes it can reach more open and expansive minds.
Newt, nor his supporters, have ever claimed the purity mantle. Pious Rick does every time he opens his crooked little mouth and sneers. Thus, Rick and his supporters have brought upon themselves a much higher bar of purity.
Newt is what Newt is, and that includes a lot of things among which are a fabulous intellect and an ability to persuade casually and off the cuff and by using history and the Constitution and logic and who knows what else. It’s a talent that little Ricky does not have in his wildest fantasy. He just doesn’t.
You can go down your little shallow check box of plusses and minuses all you want, but talent matters and Rick is devoid of it, period.
Besides all that, Newt was elected and reelected ten times in his district and served 20 years (1979-1999).
Santorum is politically and intellectually small fry. He wasn't even able to be reelected on his turf and lost miserably with 41% to 59%.
After that stringing defeat, was what poor Rick to do - just run for president! *grin*
He never explained WHY he lost his Senate seat (K Street, lobbyist connections, huge earmarks, peddling influence in Penn)... Hey, Rick, you've got some explaining to do!
The more I watch the GOP contest the more I believe big surprises are soon the horizon. We the people are tired of a media, establishment, and government that are colluding for a candidate to represent them, rather than a candidate for us.
Rick will field no delegates....there’s no path for him...consider the following:
He will field no dlegates in Ill. or TN, either.
He is not on the ballot in IN
He is not on the ballot in DC
He is not on the ballot in VA
He will not field any delegates in ND
He is not on the ballot in 20% of OH
He could not even try to compete in the first big state of FL, and has already said as much about CA and NY.
Heres the bad news:..... delegates are going to be pledged; and no matter how much you beg, they arent going to be assigned to Rick Santorum later. ..., TN is the only one that assigns them later, anyway.
Rick CANNOT win the nomination. He CANNOT. There is no path to 1140+ delegates for him, period.
Q: So why did Newt do the ad with Nancy Pelosi in 2007 calling for action to address climate change?
Newt does not believe there is a settled scientific conclusion about whether industrial development has dramatically contributed to a warming of the atmosphere.
Through his entire career, Newt has supported pro-market, pro-entrepreneur, innovative solutions to our environmental challenges, which he believes are superior to the liberal pro-bureaucracy, pro-tax, pro-regulation approach to the environment.
Newt believes that conservatives cannot be absent from the conversation about the environment and instead that conservatives must offer and explain why conservative solutions are better. Unfortunately, the attempt to get that message out through the ad with Nancy Pelosi failed. On November 8, 2011, Newt told FOX News Bret Baier that doing that commercial with Pelosi was probably the dumbest single thing Ive ever done.
Newt will continue to oppose the Democrats destructive cap-and-trade and carbon tax proposals, continue to support expanded domestic oil and gas drilling, and continue to fight for a fundamental replacement of the job-killing Environmental Protection Agency with an Environmental Solutions Agency.
So far, tonight at least, it hasn’t been reported hardly all except for the scrolls at the bottom because of the death of Whitney Houston.