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Romney Wins Arizona GOP Primary .
Wall Street Journal ^ | FEBRUARY 28, 2012, 10:07 P.M. ET. | By NAFTALI BENDAVID

Posted on 02/28/2012 7:13:44 PM PST by Lazamataz

Mitt Romney won the Arizona primary and was clinging to a small but persistent lead over Rick Santorum in Michigan Tuesday with about half of precincts reporting.

The former Massachusetts governor had been widely expected to win Arizona. Michigan was the fiercer battleground, and Mr. Santorum hoped a victory there would help him offset Mr. Romney's advantages in money, organization and experience.

But Mr. Romney held a lead of several percentage points in his native state, where his father was governor. If the narrow margin held up, it would give Mr. Romney momentum but might not dispel doubts about his ability to unify the party.

With 50% of Michigan's precincts reporting, Mr. Romney had 40% of the vote to Mr. Santorum's 36.2%. Texas Rep. Ron Paul had 11.5%, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich had 6.6%.

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Have at it, kids.
1 posted on 02/28/2012 7:13:46 PM PST by Lazamataz
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To: Lazamataz

That’s a doggone shame. Oh, well the state that gave us McAmnesty has done it again.


2 posted on 02/28/2012 7:15:07 PM PST by madison10
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To: Lazamataz

This house voted for Newt.


3 posted on 02/28/2012 7:15:35 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Lazamataz

McCain and Romney. No difference. Arizona love themselves a RINO.


4 posted on 02/28/2012 7:15:39 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: Lazamataz

Oh, gee, what a surprise.


5 posted on 02/28/2012 7:18:10 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Lazamataz

I guess some liberals must’ve taken FreeRepublic down so as to hog tie us during today’s election. Wouldn’t surprise me if this was done straight from the White House basement.


6 posted on 02/28/2012 7:18:42 PM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Tzar

Low voter turnout, AFAIK.


8 posted on 02/28/2012 7:19:42 PM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: madison10

Another “Open” Primary State. Not surprised.


9 posted on 02/28/2012 7:19:49 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: greyfoxx39

I know this wasnt your fault...


10 posted on 02/28/2012 7:20:12 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: writer33

The main difference between McCain and Romney is that 0bama wasn’t afraid of McCain.


11 posted on 02/28/2012 7:21:09 PM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
Dude, I'vw noticed that you are a Conspiracy-Theorist's Fringe-View-Ombudsman....

....what's up with that?

12 posted on 02/28/2012 7:21:18 PM PST by Lazamataz (If unemployment helps the economy, like the W.H. says, then CONTRACTING CANCER MAKES YOU HEALTHIER!)
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To: Lazamataz

Fox has called Michigan for Romney.


13 posted on 02/28/2012 7:21:24 PM PST by Toespi
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To: Lazamataz

Don’t blame this house in Arizona. We all voted for Santorum, even knowing he would lose to Romney. We have to live with ourselves, you know.


14 posted on 02/28/2012 7:22:25 PM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: Toespi

So grab the breakin’ news on it! I did my duty on breaking AZ, you hit Michigan!


15 posted on 02/28/2012 7:22:40 PM PST by Lazamataz (If unemployment helps the economy, like the W.H. says, then CONTRACTING CANCER MAKES YOU HEALTHIER!)
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To: Lazamataz
The "Early Voting" was stuffed for Romney-the-RINO, but Santorum is winning the REAL vote. The Establishment Elite even took Free Republic down, to avoid the embarassment of the comments against "The Chosen One", and to assure a Romney-the-RINO win.

The Elite's biggest fear is a Brokered Convention, where Palin would win the Second Ballot, as they've not been able to attack her as they did the others along the Campaign Trail in the "staged" so-called Debates.

They took out Cain, Perry, and nearly Gingrich, to try to prop up the RINO they CHOSE.

16 posted on 02/28/2012 7:22:47 PM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: madison10

Piss off.


17 posted on 02/28/2012 7:23:16 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: CondorFlight
Low voter turnout

I read that they had to try to keep the poll workers awake due to low turnout.

18 posted on 02/28/2012 7:23:40 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Lazamataz

FOX just called MI for Romney too.


19 posted on 02/28/2012 7:23:48 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: fidelis
I wandered over to DU today, just cuz. They have a pretty witty name-mangle for Romney.

(R)money.

20 posted on 02/28/2012 7:24:23 PM PST by Lazamataz (If unemployment helps the economy, like the W.H. says, then CONTRACTING CANCER MAKES YOU HEALTHIER!)
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To: SandRat

Thank you, fellow country loving patriot.

** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”


21 posted on 02/28/2012 7:25:00 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: traditional1

Yes, sir. No need for early voting in primaries. There isn’t enough voters to even need it.


23 posted on 02/28/2012 7:25:27 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: traditional1
The Establishment Elite even took Free Republic down

OH COME ON with all that. Unless JohnRob tells me otherwise, that's bunkum.

24 posted on 02/28/2012 7:26:00 PM PST by Lazamataz (If unemployment helps the economy, like the W.H. says, then CONTRACTING CANCER MAKES YOU HEALTHIER!)
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To: Lazamataz

Romney knew from the start that his victory depended on divided conservative opposition, and he was right.


25 posted on 02/28/2012 7:26:13 PM PST by Theodore R. (Forget the others: It's Santorum's turn, less baggage, articulate, passionate)
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To: Lazamataz

Future god of his own planet, Willard the Lib was handed 91% of the Mormon cult vote — who make up 14% of the AZ vote.


26 posted on 02/28/2012 7:26:13 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I beg your pardon. Wow you’re rather testy, aren’t you?

Hey, Michigan isn’t a paradise either, some from here are busy picking Romney, too. Shoot, he thinks we’re one of his home states.

I meant McCain is FROM Arizona, not that everyone voted for him.


27 posted on 02/28/2012 7:26:22 PM PST by madison10
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To: writer33

Not all of us. I voted for Rick as the anti Willard vote who lost to McCain in 08, who lost to bamster. This is sickening...08 all over again.


28 posted on 02/28/2012 7:26:30 PM PST by hope
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

More likely the strike came from the Romney attack dogs.


29 posted on 02/28/2012 7:27:44 PM PST by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: Lazamataz
The Establishment Elite even took Free Republic down OH COME ON with all that. Unless JohnRob tells me otherwise, that's bunkum

Normally I'd agree that theory is way out there but the Free Dominion (Canadian counterparts) was also down all day. Makes one wonder.

30 posted on 02/28/2012 7:28:07 PM PST by Kenny
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To: Lazamataz
The Establishment Elite even took Free Republic down OH COME ON with all that. Unless JohnRob tells me otherwise, that's bunkum

Normally I'd agree that theory is way out there but the Free Dominion (Canadian counterparts) was also down all day. Makes one wonder.

31 posted on 02/28/2012 7:28:08 PM PST by Kenny
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To: Lazamataz

It’s all according to His Plan. :)

That’s all I have at this point, but it’s a lot.


32 posted on 02/28/2012 7:28:40 PM PST by FourtySeven (47)
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To: Lazamataz

guess Michael Moore didn’t have many Democratic friends there.


33 posted on 02/28/2012 7:29:30 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: madison10

Whatever. I’ve decided to slap anybody who blames me for McCain. I’m sick of it.


34 posted on 02/28/2012 7:29:39 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: Kenny; traditional1; John Robinson
Normally I'd agree that theory is way out there but the Free Dominion (Canadian counterparts) was also down all day.

John Rob, pkease privately let me know. Normal outage or hack? Promise to not reveal answer.

35 posted on 02/28/2012 7:29:56 PM PST by Lazamataz (If unemployment helps the economy, like the W.H. says, then CONTRACTING CANCER MAKES YOU HEALTHIER!)
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To: tennmountainman

Only republicans and green party could vote in the primary here. There were like 24 names on the ballot here..


36 posted on 02/28/2012 7:30:48 PM PST by hope
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To: Cyber Liberty

LOL I wasn’t blaming YOU for McCain. Are you blaming me for Mitt being born in MI?


37 posted on 02/28/2012 7:30:59 PM PST by madison10
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To: SandRat

Nope,sorry,by voting for Newt you cast a vote helping Romney get one step closer to the White House,,hope your proud when mitt wins.


38 posted on 02/28/2012 7:31:10 PM PST by Craftmore
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To: Tzar

As
Far
As
I
Know


39 posted on 02/28/2012 7:31:19 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: umgud

Looks like Mitt and Rick will split the Mi delegates.
Paul and Newt get none, and Mitt gets all of the Az delegates.

Not a good night.


40 posted on 02/28/2012 7:31:36 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Cyber Liberty

‘Sides McCain is his own d%^$ fault.


41 posted on 02/28/2012 7:32:27 PM PST by madison10
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To: Lazamataz

I’m sure it was a normal outage.

After all, what could Romney have to gain by having FR down all day, today?

< /sarc >


42 posted on 02/28/2012 7:32:36 PM PST by FourtySeven (47)
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To: hope

But we can fight back. Even with all their media hype and supposed momentum, Romney’s a hell of a long way from the delegates he needs. We need to all work to get the word out that a vote for Romney is a vote for Obama.

Please fellow Freepers, don’t give up. We can stop this goon and stay free if we work together.

Following link has some points that would help us, toward the end.

http://youtu.be/06OWmoeOAxw


43 posted on 02/28/2012 7:33:12 PM PST by Kenny
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To: madison10

I’d have to blame myself then. I too am from MI. Sorry, testy here. Romney winning here was a given, with the Mormons voting for him even more slavishly than blacks voting for Obama.


44 posted on 02/28/2012 7:33:17 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: Mountain Mary

And let’s make it clear, Obama wants Romney. Because he knows he can make it a race, because Romney is the less conservative of all the candidates. He can’t get his base.


45 posted on 02/28/2012 7:33:51 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: Lazamataz

Arizona: so tough on Illegals, they elected McCain. :)


46 posted on 02/28/2012 7:34:02 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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Anne Romney just thanked Kid Rock.

Sheesh.


47 posted on 02/28/2012 7:34:10 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

It’s a raid - you raid the enemy and take half the votes on his own turf.


48 posted on 02/28/2012 7:34:26 PM PST by LeopoldvonRanke
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To: Kenny

I didn’t realize that...OK. I’m in “hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm” mode, now, myself...


49 posted on 02/28/2012 7:34:33 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: Lazamataz

While not the longest uptime I’ve seen, the server hadn’t had a break in over 1,195 days. I guess it decided to go to lunch.


50 posted on 02/28/2012 7:34:50 PM PST by John Robinson
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