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Romney wins Michigan and Arizona primaries
UPI ^ | February 28, 2012

Posted on 02/28/2012 7:48:25 PM PST by Red Steel

DETROIT, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney was a double winner Tuesday, capturing the Michigan and Arizona Republican presidential primaries, results showed.

The Detroit Free Press declared Romney the victor over his GOP rivals in Michigan.

With about 74 percent of the precincts counted, Romney had 317,258 votes (41 percent) to Rick Santorum's 286,530 (37 percent), results posted by the Free Press showed. Ron Paul was third with 88,521 votes (12 percent) and Newt Gingrich followed with 50,726 votes (7 percent). Another 2 percent voted "uncommitted" and a handful of votes went to several other Republicans who are no longer contenders.

CNN called Romney the winner in Arizona. With 71 percent of the vote counted, Romney had 191,182 votes (48 percent) to Santorum's 101,232 votes (25 percent). Gingrich was third with 65,182 votes (16 percent), with Paul bringing up the rear with 33,505 votes (8 percent).

Exit polls in the two states Tuesday had indicated electability was the top priority among Republican primary voters.

Thirty-three percent of Michigan voters said beating President Obama is the top priority when selecting a GOP nominee, while 38 percent of voters in Arizona said the same, CBS News exit polls indicated.

Romney and Santorum slashed at each other ahead of the Michigan primary, which was too close to call. The contest in his home state is seen as crucial to Romney and his claim of the front-runner's mantle.

Despite the closeness of the Michigan race, the Post said Romney was expected to win about three times as many convention delegates as Santorum Tuesday. Arizona is a winner-take-all primary. Michigan's 30 delegates are allotted proportionately to the primary winner in each of the state's 14 congressional districts. Arizona's winner picks up all of its 29 delegates.

The Washington Post said Romney was expected to garner 45 delegates from both contests, with Santorum picking up about 15.

Gingrich and Paul were not expected to win any delegates, and did not seriously campaign in the two states.

Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, and Santorum, a former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, have been shooting fireballs at each other in recent days.

Romney blasted Santorum's use of robocalls urging Democrats, who can vote GOP in Michigan, to vote for Santorum.

"I know why [President] Obama doesn't want me to face him but I just think it's outrageous and a terrible dirty trick at the last hour, by the way, late in the afternoon on the day before the election, maybe hoping no one would notice, they start sending out calls to Democrats, union members telling them to go into the Republican primary and vote against Mitt Romney," Romney told Fox News.

"This is a new low for his campaign and that's saying something," he added.

Santorum told Fox News Monday night he's just trying to attract the Democratic voters he'll need in November.

"When he runs a robocall of my voice from four years ago saying good things about him, that's not a low moment, and when I run a call basically saying, calling Democrats that are eligible to vote here, to vote for us, that's a low?" he said.


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To: altura

A-fricken men.

We just raided Romney’s home base and took away all his delegate advantage in MI. That’s a swing of 30 delegates. And people want to quit now?

Good thing Santorum didn’t give up when everyone told him to quit - damn near won the thing outright.


101 posted on 02/28/2012 9:15:15 PM PST by LeopoldvonRanke
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To: bobby.223

I got a lot accomplished with FR down last night and today. Boy I sure hope that doesn’t happen too often. :)


102 posted on 02/28/2012 9:16:00 PM PST by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: DannyTN

I agree.


103 posted on 02/28/2012 9:16:40 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: cableguymn
What makes you think Romney’s pick would be any better?

Because rumor has it that Kamala Harris will be Il Douche's next SC pick?

104 posted on 02/28/2012 9:17:50 PM PST by ponygirl
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To: altura
Sadly, too many on this thread do not have the ability to count and see those facts.
They are not looking at the total of the other than obama totals.
It is going to be close, but our candidate will do very well. That candidate is far from decided no matter what the anointed Republican party hacks try to foist on us now.

Of course that is NOT to say this will be easy, we will need to work to make it happen. But to just fall in line with Mittly would be foolish now in this game.


105 posted on 02/28/2012 9:19:44 PM PST by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: altura

altura wrote:

Grow up, people.

I don’t know what you expected. Mitt was supposed to win big and he barely won.

He’s not the candidate yet and probably won’t be.

He’s also not the devil incarnate so anyone who wants to throw up their hands and give this election to Obama because their guy didn’t win is an idiot.

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Thank you for bringing some badly needed perspective into this discussion. We’re talking about a GOP establishment-backed candidate here that had to pour all kinds of time, money, and resources into HIS OWN NATIVE STATE, including outspending Santorum by a 5-to-1 ratio, and he only ends up winning by a SMALL MARGIN! And by the time the ballot counting is finished, it’s conceivable Santorum may still actually end up winning MORE Michigan delegates than Romney!

Folks, this isn’t exactly what I call a game changer for Mitt Romney. Not to mention, he’s still lagging behind Santorum and Gingrich in key Super Tuesday states in the midwest and the south. As far as I’m concerned, this nomination is still VERY much up for grabs.


106 posted on 02/28/2012 9:20:02 PM PST by DestroyLiberalism
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To: LeopoldvonRanke

Santorum is a laughable, pathetic, clumsy, awkward, wholly unpresidential candidate.

Newt is a powerhouse, a force of nature, a breathtakingly charismatic speaker, a brilliant thinker, the best and most qualified candidate the party has had on the ballot since Ronald Reagan.

Anyone still hoping for Santorum to win anything is stabbing a knife into the heart of the conservative movement whether they realize it or not. They make it incredibly more likely that either a moderate who DESPISES conservatives wins the presidency or that Obama wins the presidency and most likely takes the nation off a cliff that it will never recover from short of a collapse on the scale of the Soviet Union.


107 posted on 02/28/2012 9:20:43 PM PST by JediJones (Watch "Gingrich to Michigan: Change or Die" on YouTube. Best Speech Ever!)
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To: ponygirl

And you think Romney would not select someone like her? Does his record support that?


108 posted on 02/28/2012 9:21:04 PM PST by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: LeopoldvonRanke

Certainly, a win beats a draw any day. My guess is super Tuesday will shed lot of light on what is coming.


109 posted on 02/28/2012 9:21:58 PM PST by entropy12 (Islam is intolerant of every other religion. Most tolerant religion? The oldest one.)
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To: Red Steel

Delegates R 15 S 13 Undecided 2


110 posted on 02/28/2012 9:26:51 PM PST by Ingtar (You have an opportunity tomorrow, Michigan... Shock the establishment.)
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To: LeopoldvonRanke

I hope to recover enough from flu by Saturday to participate in WA state caucus. I understand it is again an open election. IOW any registered voter can vote regardless of party. I am not in favor of that system.


111 posted on 02/28/2012 9:29:01 PM PST by entropy12 (Islam is intolerant of every other religion. Most tolerant religion? The oldest one.)
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To: JediJones

“Anyone still hoping for Santorum to win anything”

He already has. Won Iowa, Colorado, Missouri and Minnesota.

For a candidate who’s so awkward and unpresidential, he sure seems to be doing much better than Newt.


112 posted on 02/28/2012 9:29:05 PM PST by LeopoldvonRanke
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To: cableguymn
No I don't. I think Romney is going to have to be pulled to the right every step of the way, but I don't believe he's a Communist. It would be nice if we could just get a conservative in there and then go back to our lives while assuming they'll carry the water for us, but it's not likely to happen. We're going to have to keep at them until we break them. There is no other alternative.

Sorry, but I spent time in the Eastern Bloc countries. Trust me, you do not want this country going there. And no, we're not there yet. But we will be very quickly if he gets another term.

113 posted on 02/28/2012 9:29:59 PM PST by ponygirl
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To: entropy12
20 million are collecting disability checks.

Yes, and of the 20 million many are feeling the effects of obama's health care already and want him out before it gets worse. I am one and know several others on disability who have NO health care to speak of right now despite what O promised to get it passed.
And because of what obama has done to our country including health care, it is harder to get or keep a job for many on SSD. It is a real trap that we want out of.
114 posted on 02/28/2012 9:30:04 PM PST by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: entropy12

Well, it’s time for another raid on the North. Santorum can take WA - and rack up another hit to Romney. We’re gonna need everyone we can get to take him down!


115 posted on 02/28/2012 9:30:46 PM PST by LeopoldvonRanke
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To: JediJones

Santorum has won Iowa*, MN, CO, and MN. He is well ahead in OK, TN, OH, PA. He is leading in AL, WA. Newt is leading in GA. A lot of good the powerhouse label is doing him. Sadly, if Santorum does begin to slip and Newt rise, we’ll end Super Tuesday with Romney half way to the nomination after just over one third of the contests.


116 posted on 02/28/2012 9:34:40 PM PST by Ingtar (You have an opportunity tomorrow, Michigan... Shock the establishment.)
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To: norton
Another reason to oppose all the voting gimmicks like early voting, mass absentee voting, motor voting, and same day registration that the libs and RINOS love so dearly.

I agree. One day to vote and show up in person.

The other ways of voting were invented to facilitate fraud.

117 posted on 02/28/2012 9:35:52 PM PST by donna (The United States Constitution and the Koran are mutually exclusive.)
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To: DNA.2012
Junior, three months and a few days on FR is NOT a long term history to build on. Spelling out only make is more trite than it is.
Barely past the newbie stage of development and enlightenment here on FR. Just a fertilized egg when viewed as brain capacity of understanding.
Don't let my comments hold up your insightful posts though... it was so deep and to the point. We would hate for all the detail and thought behind it to be wasted over the election season on DU or Salon.
118 posted on 02/28/2012 9:44:25 PM PST by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: DNA.2012
Junior, three months and a few days on FR is NOT a long term history to build on. Spelling out only make is more trite than it is.
Barely past the newbie stage of development and enlightenment here on FR. Just a fertilized egg when viewed as brain capacity of understanding.
Don't let my comments hold up your insightful posts though... it was so deep and to the point. We would hate for all the detail and thought behind it to be wasted over the election season on DU or Salon.

But feel free to comment where you are most appreciated. There are probably many who do find the your comparing toe nail clippings to a political discussion as showing your true capabilities.

So by all means, clip away and post away. Some of us do appreciate where you get your wisdom from, and if it is toe nail clipping keep it up.
119 posted on 02/28/2012 9:51:17 PM PST by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: LeopoldvonRanke
For a candidate who’s so awkward and unpresidential, he sure seems to be doing much better than Newt.

Newt still has more popular votes than Santorum. He had about double more votes than Santorum until these recent contests that Newt didn't participate in. Rick put his eggs in these states and started losing as soon as he got vetted and examined by Romney's slime machine and the media. Newt has been saving all his eggs for Super Tuesday and now that all the candidates have been fully sampled by the voters, it's time for Newt, the obvious best candidate to rise to the top on his own intrinsic merits.

120 posted on 02/28/2012 9:52:51 PM PST by JediJones (Watch "Gingrich to Michigan: Change or Die" on YouTube. Best Speech Ever!)
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To: JSteff

I understand.

Your bitterness at who you are in real life is expressed here.


121 posted on 02/28/2012 9:53:36 PM PST by DNA.2012
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To: entropy12

entropy12 wrote:
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You over-estimate intelligence of American voters.
47% do not pay federal income tax.
45 million are getting free food stamps.
20 million are collecting disability checks.
95% of blacks voted for 0Bama and 90%+ will do so again.
0Bama just told Hispanics, he has 5 more years to get them
everything they want..wink wink.

Oh yes, 0Bama will be tough to beat in 2012.
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Just because 47% of American voters don’t pay federal income tax, let’s not falsely assume they’re ALL going to pull the lever for Obama. Bear in mind, many of these folks not paying federal income tax are retired and living off savings and investments, while others are frustrated with the current economy and unable to find adequate work. I would also argue that many of the 45 million getting free food stamps (as pathetically sad as that statistic is) are not particularly engaged in politics and thus have no inclination to go to the polls on Election Day.

I’m not saying a victory over Obama in November is going to come easy (especially given the self-destructive abject IDIOTS currently running the Republican Party), but I just don’t see how a voting MAJORITY is simply going to overlook the TREMENDOUS assault Obama has inflicted on the economy, the private sector and our personal liberties and just give the Marxist another four years to continue doing more of the same crap.


122 posted on 02/28/2012 9:54:05 PM PST by DestroyLiberalism
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To: JSteff
Spelling out only make is more trite than it is.

Your "Gibberish to English" translator is not working.

123 posted on 02/28/2012 9:55:41 PM PST by DNA.2012
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To: DoughtyOne

Here’s a thought.

Maybe our candidates ought to talk about what we’re concerned about. You know, the economy, our exploding debt, jobs, inflation up the wazoo, and did I mention the economy and jobs?

But, instead, we got Preacher-man (more holy than thou), talking about abortion, contreception, abortion, gay marriage, abortion... and did I mention abortion?

Santorum took his 10 minutes of fame and turned it into a sermon instead of an election campaign. And that’s all on him, not on those that point it out.

Anymore than it’s the little boy’s fault for pointing out that the King has no clothes.


124 posted on 02/28/2012 9:56:20 PM PST by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: ponygirl

Biggest problem with Romney as president, even assuming the best that he’s simply a finger-in-the-wind guy and not an ideological liberal, would be how fast he’d go to the left if the Democrats take Congress. If you get an unenthusiastic Republican base in 2014, likely since Romney is likely to be disappointing, then the Democrats could win the Congress like they did in 2006. At that point Romney would do what he did in Taxachusetts, pass everything the Democrats want and claim that “his hands were tied” and he did the best he could with the cards he was dealt. Even worse, an even more depressed base causes Romney to lose the reelection in 2016, like they did in 2008, possibly even to Obama coming back to try again, and that Democrat comes into office with a ready-made far-left Congress with a huge mandate from the public, who has shown an incredible lack of enthusiasm for the Republican party thanks to Romney.


125 posted on 02/28/2012 9:59:11 PM PST by JediJones (Watch "Gingrich to Michigan: Change or Die" on YouTube. Best Speech Ever!)
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To: ClarenceThomasfan

Now, you see, if you get that candidate... *I* won’t vote for him. So it’s a wash.

You ought to be looking for a candidate that is religious and fiscally sound.

For anything else will lose one side of the party (or the other).


126 posted on 02/28/2012 10:01:47 PM PST by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: NavyCanDo
Romney can choose anyone as VP whom he da*n well pleases. He can use all that money to clone Ronaldus Maximus or George Washington. IF he is the GOP nominee, he does NOT get my vote period. He would then be the very first GOP nominee that I have not voted for since I started voting in 1968. I held my nose for Nixon in 1968 when I should have voted for George Wallace. I voted for Ford in 1976 and should not have voted or should have voted for Carter because Ford was worse. I voted for Bush the Elder against Clinton and Dole against Clinton. I voted for McCain. That does it for me. Screw Mittens and his mountains of money and his filthy campaign tactics and his zillion dollar slander campaigns against each and every candidate superior to him.

WHATEVER Romney may say in the way of 2012 campaign lies, he is a gun grabber, a baby killer, an enemy of marriage, a spoiled trust fund baby, as much of a draft dodger as Slick Willy and Obozo, a job killer, an upper class money grubber and an elitist. He DOES NOT GET MY VOTE or the vote of anyone I can influence. I don't care WHO he chooses for VP except insofar as any conservative accepting the nomination under the Mittwit ceases immediately and permanently to be credibly conservative.

Romney should go for ideological consistency and name Olympia Snowe or Susan Collins.

No matter WHOM he chooses, keep the yard signs, the bumper stickers and the Hope and Change. Rule or ruin until we get our way.

127 posted on 02/28/2012 10:05:59 PM PST by BlackElk ( Dean of Discipline ,Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society. Burn 'em Bright!)
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To: Ingtar

Santorum hasn’t “begun” to slip, he has slipped, and he has no chance to recover. If people stick with Santorum hoping he can recover on his own intrinsic merits, he won’t. He hasn’t won any of these states on his own intrinsic merits, only by fortuitous external factors (except for Iowa which he won by personally knocking on every door in Iowa). Santorum only won states because the other candidates didn’t compete, because they killed each other’s reputations with negative ads, or because contraception briefly became the #1 national issue, something Santorum had uniquely spent his career carving out territory on. Santorum’s moment in the sun is gone, dead, done and over.

His supporters have two choices...let his decline go very slowly, splitting the vote between Newt and Rick and giving Mitt wins in states he might not have a ghost of a chance in in a 2-man race, or very quickly drop Rick like a hot potato and jump to Newt. When voters build up Newt like they did in SC, he can soar like no other candidate (raising turnout 35% when all these other states were flat or dropped in turnout), because Newt is INTRINSICALLY the best candidate because of what’s inside his head and his heart. Newt can be hurt by external factors like anyone, but he never needs external factors in order to boost him up the way Santorum did, because Newt has the Right Stuff. You back Newt, and you back a winner. You back Rick, and you back a loser. You back Mitt, and you back a RINO.

Despite Rick’s best efforts for almost an entire month while Newt took time off to raise money, Rick still hasn’t accumulated as many popular votes as Newt has.


128 posted on 02/28/2012 10:07:09 PM PST by JediJones (Watch "Gingrich to Michigan: Change or Die" on YouTube. Best Speech Ever!)
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To: Kenny
If Sarah would take it, that would be ideal. They’ve already hit her with everything they’ve got and she’s still standing. She’s popular enough to come into the race with a huge following, the only one I can think of who would, and she wouldn’t have McCain holding her back. I understand why she held back but she’s got to see where this is headed.

Yeah..well, we are all waiting for her but it seems that she loves being in Alaska. I am afraid the time of heroes is long gone, where patriots were risking their lives to save the country.
129 posted on 02/28/2012 10:08:29 PM PST by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: DCBryan1

bttt


130 posted on 02/28/2012 10:13:44 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: JSteff; DNA.2012; Fiji Hill; Dr. Sivana; NObama; Absolutely Nobama; shibumi; Linda Frances; ...
JSteff:

Romney's choices for SCOTUS would be every bit as bad as Obozo's. Therefore, this IS NOT about SCOTUS, at least not as you imagine. If Romney is nominated, then babies will continue to be enthusiastically slaughtered and our tax money will be used to pay for it, marriage will cease to be a meaningful institution or a coherent concept in our society as either candidate will gleefully recognize rump-ranging as "marriage" complete with tax-payer funded perks, either candidate will grab guns as soon as one more nominee of EITHER of them goes to SCOTUS to replace Scalia, Thomas, Roberts, Alito or even Sandra Day O'Kennedy.

I joined FR a LOT LONGER AGO than a few days ago and DNA.2012 is absolutely right and on this issue quite wise as you are not. This has been a recurring issue for most of 44 years and my head does not hurt except over quislings posing as conservatives and willing to sell out the movement for the false promise of a mess of pottage.

131 posted on 02/28/2012 10:18:23 PM PST by BlackElk ( Dean of Discipline ,Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society. Burn 'em Bright!)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

You would think 0Bama will be so much easier to defeat in 2012 compared to 2008. Anybody with any sense of intelligence can see his record so far. But I still expect a hard fought and very close election in November. You and me both will be shocked to see how many people will vote for this egotistic know nothing elitist who has never run anything before being anointed to the highest office.


132 posted on 02/28/2012 10:20:28 PM PST by entropy12 (Islam is intolerant of every other religion. Most tolerant religion? The oldest one.)
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To: BlackElk

Excellent points.


133 posted on 02/28/2012 10:23:22 PM PST by DNA.2012
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To: gogogodzilla

“You ought to be looking for a candidate that is religious and fiscally sound.”

That would be Newt by far! Santorum’s spending record in congress fails to reassure me.


134 posted on 02/28/2012 10:24:54 PM PST by entropy12 (Islam is intolerant of every other religion. Most tolerant religion? The oldest one.)
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To: JediJones

Question -

how do you see Newt earning 50+ percent of the overall delegates.

I want you to explain this to me. What is his road to the nomination - since Santorum has won in the midwest and Mitt has won in the mountain states and in the north east.

Are you telling me that Newt is going to win GA, TN, AL, LA, OK, etc - and that is going to win him enough to get the nomination?

What’s the path?


135 posted on 02/28/2012 10:26:39 PM PST by LeopoldvonRanke
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To: BlackElk

Thank you.


136 posted on 02/28/2012 10:32:35 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: ponygirl

You could’nt be more right about Eastern block countries. Also look at modern day Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain. All are drowning in debt and low productivity. My daughter is studying as foreign exchange student in Spain for a semester and she just had a 10 day break after 3 weeks of school!


137 posted on 02/28/2012 10:32:43 PM PST by entropy12 (Islam is intolerant of every other religion. Most tolerant religion? The oldest one.)
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To: entropy12

Yep.

But, as you see, many here give only lip-service to sound fiscal principles and to small-government ideals.

All that matters is their interpretation of what they want the Lord’s word to be. And to foist it onto everyone.

Exactly like Obama, who also believes he’s doing the right and moral things to do. (Of course, his right and moral thing to do... is to destroy this great nation of ours.)


138 posted on 02/28/2012 10:33:44 PM PST by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: OSHA
“I’m not voting for another RINO shoved down our throats by RINOs.”

Emperor Obama Thanks you for your support. All he needs is one more SCOTUS pick!

He'll probably get at least TWO more SCOTUS picks, plus ObamaCare will go into full effect in 2014. God help us.

No way in hell will I be sitting home pouting this November.

Send his skinny butt and his freakin' czars back to Chicago!

139 posted on 02/28/2012 10:36:40 PM PST by nutmeg
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To: JediJones

Popular vote counts:

Gingrich - 977,272
Santorum - 929,807

However - there’s still 5 percent outstanding in Michigan and 20 percent outstanding in Arizona.

Taking those into account, that is 25k more Santorum votes in Arizona and 15k more Santorum votes in Michigan. Gingrich gets another 12k in Arizona and 3K in Michigan

So that brings us to:

Gingrich 992,272
Santorum 969,807.

So Gingrich has a 20k lead on Santorum in the popular vote heading into Washington.

Will you switch your support to Santorum when Santorum passes Newt in Washington?


140 posted on 02/28/2012 10:42:40 PM PST by LeopoldvonRanke
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To: ilgipper

ilgipper said, “Unless something goes horribly against Mitt, he’ll sew it up on super tuesday.”

Romney is going to hit a brick wall in the South. The dirty little secret is only ONE of the 21 most conservative states according to Gallup rankings below has voted TO DATE (most of them southern states). 885 of the delegates remaining come from those conservative states (the other 989 from the other states). After tonight, Romney only has 137 of the 1,144 delegates needed to win.

The path to at least stop Romney from winning the nomination outright is to keep Romney in third place throughout the southern states (or if one of the two has a blowout win like in SC). This thing is NOT over yet by a longshot. But the only likely real path to the nomination for either Newt or Rick is to earn enough delegates to beat Romney and Paul’s combined total and then find a way to merge them at the convention.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/152459/Mississippi-Conservative-State-Liberal.aspx

TOTAL DELEGATES BY STATE (1144 needed to win):
CON 909 (884 to go)
MOD 661 (420 to go)
LIB 605 (569 to go)
??? 32

CON Mississippi (primary) - 40
CON Utah (primary) - 40 (WTA)
CON Wyoming (caucus) - 29
CON Alabama (primary) - 50 (WTA)
CON Louisiana (primary) - 46
CON Arkansas (primary) - 36
CON Oklahoma (primary) - 43 (WTA)
CON Nebraska (primary) - 35
CON Idaho (caucus) - 32
CON Tennessee (primary) - 58 (WTA)
*VOTED* CON South Carolina (primary) – 25 [GINGRICH]
CON North Dakota (caucus) - 28
CON South Dakota (primary) - 28
CON Kansas (caucus) - 40
CON Texas (primary) - 155
CON Georgia (primary) - 76
CON Indiana (primary) - 46
CON West Virginia (primary) - 31
CON Montana (primary) - 26
CON Missouri (GOP caucus) – 52
CON Kentucky (primary) - 45
MOD North Carolina (primary) - 55
MOD Ohio (primary) - 66
MOD Virginia (primary) - 49
*VOTED* MOD Arizona (primary) - 29 (WTA) [ROMNEY]
*VOTED* MOD Florida (primary) - 50 (WTA) [ROMNEY]
*VOTED* MOD Iowa (caucus) – 28 [SANTORUM]
*VOTED* MOD Michigan (primary) - 30 [ROMNEY]
MOD New Mexico (primary) - 23
MOD Pennsylvania (primary) - 72
MOD Wisconsin (primary) - 42
*VOTED* MOD Colorado (caucus) - 36 [SANTORUM]
*VOTED* MOD Minnesota (caucus) - 40 [SANTORUM]
MOD Delaware (primary) - 17 (WTA)
*VOTED* MOD Nevada (caucus) - 28 [ROMNEY]
MOD Illinois (primary) - 69
MOD Alaska (caucus) - 27
LIB Maryland (primary) - 37
*VOTED* LIB Maine (caucus) - 24 [ROMNEY]
LIB Vermont (primary) - 17
LIB Connecticut (primary) - 28
*VOTED* LIB New Hampshire (primary) – 12 [ROMNEY]
LIB Rhode Island (primary) - 19
LIB New Jersey (primary) - 50 (WTA)
LIB California (primary) - 172
LIB Hawaii (caucus) - 20
LIB New York (primary) - 95
LIB Washington (caucus) - 43
LIB Oregon (primary) - 28
LIB Massachusetts (primary) - 41
LIB District of Columbia (primary) - 19 (WTA)
??? U.S. Virgin Islands (caucus) - 9
??? Puerto Rico (primary) - 23


141 posted on 02/28/2012 10:44:57 PM PST by JediJones (Watch "Gingrich to Michigan: Change or Die" on YouTube. Best Speech Ever!)
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To: BlackElk

“Romney’s choices for SCOTUS would be every bit as bad as Obozo’s.”

Bingo. Socialists of a feather.....


142 posted on 02/28/2012 10:46:40 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama (NO COMPROMISE! NO RETREAT! NO SURRENDER! I AM A CONSERVATIVE! CASE CLOSED!)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation
We’ll see what happens next Tuesday.

Yes, and we will see what happens in August and we will see what happens in November. Oh..and we will see what happens in 2014, and 2016..er..you know, when we will have a marxist muslim dictator for life. You really think romney can win? Right...And even if he did, you will be very happy with obamacare because don't dream, with romney, you will have it and you will keep it and the new scotus WILL be a liberal.

We are so screwed with republicans like that. Even the tea party is gone. Well, very well done conservatives. Hope you are warm and cozy on your couch. The republican do what they want with you - McCain, Romney. The liberals do what they want with you - 2010 we got the House..for what? I am so disgusted.
143 posted on 02/28/2012 10:46:59 PM PST by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: BlackElk

I think Romney would go lib in less obvious ways than Supreme Court picks...stuff like his minimum wage hike, or a “tweaking” of Obamacare. Remember how a revolt happened against Bush when he was going to nominate that female judge to the Supreme Court? It’s hard to believe the same thing wouldn’t happen to Romney if he put up a bad nominee. It’s the squishier stuff where there just wouldn’t be enough energy by a longshot in the conservative movement to stop him, especially if he ends up with a Democrat Congress like Bush had in 2006.


144 posted on 02/28/2012 10:48:12 PM PST by JediJones (Watch "Gingrich to Michigan: Change or Die" on YouTube. Best Speech Ever!)
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To: JediJones

JediJones wrote:
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Santorum is a laughable, pathetic, clumsy, awkward, wholly unpresidential candidate.

Newt is a powerhouse, a force of nature, a breathtakingly charismatic speaker, a brilliant thinker, the best and most qualified candidate the party has had on the ballot since Ronald Reagan.

Anyone still hoping for Santorum to win anything is stabbing a knife into the heart of the conservative movement whether they realize it or not. They make it incredibly more likely that either a moderate who DESPISES conservatives wins the presidency or that Obama wins the presidency and most likely takes the nation off a cliff that it will never recover from short of a collapse on the scale of the Soviet Union.
>>

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Any chance you could turn your apparent hatred of Rick Santorum down a couple of notches already? Geez, the first sentence of your post mirrors something I’d expect to read on the Democratic Underground website. Not to mention, the incessant name-calling is unflattering and I highly doubt you’re winning any new converts with it.

Look, I would be very happy to see Gingrich rise from the ash heap once again and become a formidable contender in this race. I love his take-no-prisoners fighting spirit and his quick-witted intellect. But let’s face reality here... He’s only won ONE state primary out of the 10 primaries/caucuses held so far, even after all the debate coverage and the generous financial backing he’s received from billionaires and SuperPACs. So is that the fault of conservatives, or is it Newt’s own fault for his checkered past and not capitalizing on his opportunities while he had them???


145 posted on 02/28/2012 10:49:41 PM PST by DestroyLiberalism
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To: JediJones

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But the only likely real path to the nomination for either Newt or Rick is to earn enough delegates to beat Romney and Paul’s combined total and then find a way to merge them at the convention.
[/quote]

So the only way for Newt to win is with a brokered convention?

That’s a telling concession.

Santorum can win outright with his delegates.


146 posted on 02/28/2012 10:54:54 PM PST by LeopoldvonRanke
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To: LeopoldvonRanke

I don’t even see a path for Romney to winning a majority of delegates. Romney would have to win 100% of the delegates in all but one of the remaining 23 non-conservative states/territories to win a majority of delegates assuming he won 0% from the 21 conservative states. With all the proportional delegates it can never come out that way, but that’s as good a ballpark count as anything, and it doesn’t add up for Romney. With all 4 of these guys staying in the race, this is going to be decided at the convention. Just look at how few states so far Romney has won with over 50% of the vote...only Nevada with exactly 50%. There aren’t enough WTA states going his way to make up for that. No one has a path to winning this nomination outright, unless perhaps Newt or Rick drops out.


147 posted on 02/28/2012 10:58:28 PM PST by JediJones (Watch "Gingrich to Michigan: Change or Die" on YouTube. Best Speech Ever!)
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To: Red Steel
Let's get behind Newt even Palin keeps sending us in his direction or we are going to get Romney.
148 posted on 02/28/2012 10:58:48 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

Rick earned the scorn with his boneheadedly stupid comments about “throwing up” over JFK and then calling Obama a snob. That is rhetoric that will poison him in a general election. It is also HIGHLY UNPRESIDENTIAL and is more fitting for an MTV reality show. I would feel cheated if I had given money to him. He’s basically just about completely thrown away his viability as a candidate with his classless comments.

Newt has absolutely torn Obama apart and dismantled him WITHOUT resorting to cheap, childish name-calling. That is the classy, presidential way to debate an opponent and the way to win converts.

What I’ve done with my insulting remarks to Santorum is demonstrated what HE did. Would I be winning any converts if I said Santorum was a snob who made me want to throw up? According to you, I would not, and you’re right. So how in the heck can you defend Santorum for what you just criticized me for and said was a bad strategy for winning converts?

It is just silly to count STATES instead of counting popular vote. So Santorum wins a few tiny states while coming in dead last in big, important states. Newt wins a key state that every presidential nominee in history has won, and also comes in 2nd in many important states. Bottom line is, overall popular vote is what to look at, where Newt remains ahead. I can make up 100 states with only 2 people in them...if Santorum won them, you could brag about how many states he won, but it’s less meaningful when they have so few people.


149 posted on 02/28/2012 11:05:48 PM PST by JediJones (Watch "Gingrich to Michigan: Change or Die" on YouTube. Best Speech Ever!)
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To: Red Steel

I hope someday we don’t look back on true conservatives not rallying around Gingrich. I’m tired of the country given to us by God and our fathers going to waste because of 0.


150 posted on 02/28/2012 11:09:24 PM PST by godgunsglory59
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