Skip to comments."Uncommitted" Dick Morris - a deadlocked convention makes the case to back Mitt Romney
Posted on 03/02/2012 1:00:48 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
March 1, 2012 Livedash transcript [only place I could find it]: Dick Morris followed Greta Van Susteren's interview with Newt Gingrich -- Morris transcript begins at 00:12:28 (it's rough and Greta chimes in but it's mostly Morris). Emphasis mine.
00:13:24 The thing that I am focused on in michigan, though, and I am very serious about it and grossly upset by it is that romney won michigan by a huge margin among the republicans and the independents.
00:13:37 It was only that 1 voter out of 10 was a democrat and the democrats voted for santorum 3-1.
00:13:45 There were 100,000 democrats who came out to the polls in michigan who backed santorum.
00:13:52 That doesn't happen just by accident that.
00:13:54 Happens because they were pulled out by the uaw and the democratic party.
00:13:58 I will tell you, greta i am not for romney and I am not for santorum and I am not for gingrich.
00:14:05 I am uncommitted.
00:14:06 But I will be darned with barack obama is going to tell me who the republican candidate ought to be.
00:14:11 If he says that he is for santorum, which is effectively what he did because he's easy to beat, I think we should all take account of that.
00:14:20 the only thing I will say in senator santorum's defense is that he got cheated in iowa.
00:14:28 He got iowa, but he didn't get to do the victory speech.
00:14:32 I guess, you know, while there may have been mischief as you suggest, democrats voting for santorum, I think it's disheartening to sort of, not a big deal, one delegate.
00:14:43 But when you work your heart out and you think you got cheated and even mike cox, a romney supporter, said he thought it wasn't fair to santorum.
00:14:53 One delegate, but it's -- you know, it's not fun.
00:14:56 >> It's a more important issue here.
00:14:59 These proportional representation primary, 54% of the delegates are chosen by proportional representation.
00:15:08 46 Are winner take all.
00:15:09 If santorum loses almost every single primary in the north, midwest and the west and gingrich and he divide up the south, which I think will probably happen, I think gingrich will win georgia and santorum will win tennessee and oklahoma and romney will win all the other states.
00:15:26 But if that happens and romney loses one or two of those northern states, this thing becomes deadlocked.
00:15:33 And we go to the convention with romney with 100 votes short, 1100 delegates and santorum 400, gingrich, 4 hundred and ron paul, 2 hundred and we have to wait for september 1 for a nominee.
00:15:47 That would be a catastrophe if he felt the best argument I have ever seen for voting for romney -- and I am because I like santorum's issue positions -- it is clear that barack obama and the democratic party are dying to run against santorum and scared to death against running against romney.
00:16:05 That's very persuasive to me.
00:16:08 is there any way that we have said the speaker of the house, newt gingrich if he wins georgia, does he have wind in his sail?
00:16:18 Is he back in the game?
00:16:20 He hasn't won since south carolina.
00:16:22 >> He is back in the game because there is a real chance of this whole thing deadlocking and becoming destructive to the republican party.
00:16:28 If he wins georgia, I think he will probably win mississippi.
00:16:32 He will probably win alabama.
00:16:34 He has a decent shot in louisiana.
00:16:36 He has south carolina.
00:16:38 He might do very well in north carolina.
00:16:41 And that might give him 300 delegates, not enough to win.
00:16:45 You need 1144.
00:16:46 But if he gets 3 hundred and paul gets 2 hundred and santorum gets 400, they could block romney from a scmairjt that could kill our chances because we will be fighting over this darn thing until september 1.
00:17:00 The convention is late this year.
00:17:03 It's august 27.
00:17:04 And if we don't get a nominee by may or june, we can kiss our chances against obama goodbye. .....
I do the exact same thing... they beg... I laugh in their face!
I think Greta was hard pressed to keep a straight face.
LOL, Happy Rain.
Morris, the toe sucker: an obsese blowhard, Democrat, opportunist, giving new meaning to the word PLUGS.
Next time he’s on, let’s have a contest to see who can guess the number of seconds until he mentions Dickmorris.com.
You support the homosexual agenda, are anti-gun, pro-abortion, want liberal judges?
Sure, there’s a distinction. One is an anti-business communist big-government egotist and the other is a pro-business socialist big-government egotist.
Neither is the pro-America small-government blunt commonsense fiscal conservative FReepers should favor. That title belongs to Newt.
Morris' warning is worth hearing out.
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