Skip to comments.Romnyey can lose in VA today (Vanity)
Posted on 03/06/2012 12:57:08 PM PST by no dems
Virginia FReepers: It's reported that turn-out in VA is abysmal today. You still have three hours to slow down the Romney campaign by handing him a defeat in VA today. We all know that Kook-daddy will not get the nomination, so, let's let him have VA. If you're a Gingrich or Santorum supporter, get on down to your polling place and vote for Ron Paul. A loss in VA, in a head-to-head race with Ron Paul, would demoralize the Romney camp.
I wished I lived in VA, just so I could do this. What a great thing it would be if we actually pulled this off.
It might also give Wrong Paul the idea he should do a third party run.
Absolutely. There would be and could be no clearer message from the not-Romney vote.
I concur here with no dems. Go do it! I did it and it is not bad. What is being done to our political process is worse. I absolutely despise Kook-daddy but it is necessary. Send the state GOP a message! Go vote for Roach Gall!!
It might also give Wrong Paul the idea he should do a third party run.
It’s already been pretty well determined that a Ron Paul Third Party run is very, very unlikely. But, if he does run, it will hurt the Dems as much as it will hurt the GOP.
That’s not going to happen. Are you for just conceding VA to Romney?
JD Hayworth talking about it on WRVA 1140 .... pretty interesting. Lots of folks voting Paul today .... hope it is enough.
Yes, a lot of Paul’s support is from crazy college kids who vote for the “cool” candidate. They will go for BHO if they can’t do RP. Vote AnyoneButRomney2012 in Virginia!
JD Hayworth talking about it on WRVA 1140 .... pretty interesting
What is J.D. saying?
Not in VA, but I like how you think. Hope it works!
This morning I held my nose and voted for Paul. I talked to the officials and they said they expected the turnout to be around 2%. Paul could win this and that would be a kick in the teeth to Romney.
Remember, Virginia is WINNER-TAKE-ALL.
Turnout is apparently very low, and every vote can make a difference!
Good luck to the VA Freepers who do try and stop Romney....I know Mitt will probably win a couple tonight but I hope there is a big win for Santourm or Newt and Mitt is badly demoralized!
Can’t wait for Mitt’s speech about how Ron Paul “kidnapped” the VA election.... :)
Yep, he can loose.
My daughter told me she voted for Ron Paul.
I waqs late for work this morning because I cast a strategic vote for paul but then felt so dirty after voting for the treasonous little troll that I had to go home and shower again!
Even if turnout in VA is low, how do you expect either Newt or Santorum to win this state? THEY ARE NOT EVEN ON THE BALLOT.
Unless a huge and significant number of voters WRITE IN their names, Romney is the default winner here.
He is obviously not a Bob McDonnell fan .... thinks BMcD is ‘in the bag’ for Romney (duh!) such that he had some role/influence in the process i.e. the rules that have never been enforced before were enforced this year to Romney’s benefit. A bit of a conspiracy theory, if you will. Folks calling in, very mad about only having two choices ..... finding it very ‘interesting’ that everything seems to be coming up roses ... for Romney. JD referencing interview (with Greta) last night and McDonnell acting absolutely ‘smug’ about Romney winning (I saw it .... & he did look like the cat who had been in the cream!).
BTW, my elderly parents (dad is 89!) had decided to sit this one out - they don’t like Romney. Dad suddenly decided a couple hours ago to go vote - he’s not saying who, but we suspect he has voted Romney, just because he’s not one to rock the boat. Mom has now decided that SHE is going to vote .... for Paul! .... & if dad voted for Romney, she will offset his vote. I have told her she will be an ‘honorary FReeper’ if she votes for Ron. She’s feeling positively ‘rebellious’ about the whole thing! :-)
Doing so denies Romney the delegates up for grabs.
Giving them to Paul is pretty much harmless.
I wonder if the VA GOP will rule that undervotes will be counted as votes for Romney?
Va is being lost Romney only because of ineptitude on the part of Rick & Newt. There is simply no excuse of mis-managing in such an important state. Either one of them could have won in VA.
There is no write-in option in Virginia. You can vote for Romney, Paul, or cast a blank ballot for None of the Above.
JD must be fuming because McLame endorsed Mittens.
I’m sure that’s part of it ....!
I’d gladly vote for Crazy Uncle Ron just to stick it to Flip Romney. Unfortunately, I’m about 150 miles too far north.
I’d never vote for Paul. I could never vote for a man who characterized Bradley Manning as “patriot” and a “hero.”
I know it’s all politics but some things are too far over the line. At least Mitt loves America.
And no I am not a Romney supporter.
Neither Newt nor Rick can win VA,
But we can deny Romney ALL of its delegates by voting for Paul.
And how, pray tell, do we accomplish these write-ins?
Virginia, which holds an open primarymeaning any qualified voter can votehas 49 delegates up for grabs, handed out proportionally depending on the votes each candidate receives.
Virginia is an open primary which means that YOU CAN get any democrats or independents who happen to be in your family, or friends (or even enemies) circles to vote for Ron Paul!! They don’t even have to be conservatives, they could be liberal obama supporters, and vote for Ron Paul just to hurt Romney. WE CAN DO THIS.
RE: And how, pray tell, do we accomplish these write-ins?
Well, if you can’t write in and there is no option for it, the only other option is to vote for Ron Paul ( because he is certain NOT to win in any case ).
A vote for Paul is a signal to Romney that Virginia does not want him despite the GOP establishment push.
I am about to go vote in Va. and I will go with Paul. Also, I heard that you could just show and not pick either and vote that way.
I took two “crazy pills” (yes it took two!)
and voted for Ron Paul today in Va.
Then I went to work, the only problem I had was driving there.
You know its real hard to drive a car wearing a jacket that has the arms tied in the back!
Yeah, but if you want to stop Romney.. hold your nose and vote Paul.
I did my part and voted for Ron Paul today in Virginia. Only 2 people were there voting - my husbad and me. One more came in before we left.
That would be awesome — Romney losing to Paul. Party on, guys!
I was 4th in line at my polling place in TN — had to go with Newt.
“or cast a blank ballot for None of the Above.”
It would be interesting of “Mr/Ms None Of The Above” won the majority of votes. What would happen then — the next-highest candidate would win?
I am from Virginia although I no longer live there. I encouraged my friends and family there to do this exact thing.
He would draw as many dems as hillbilly republicans so no harm/no foul.
I didn't mean there is literally an entry for "None of the Above." If you cast the ballot without selecting either candidate, it would be an undervote. It's a blank ballot and neither Romney nor Paul gets a vote, but it counts as a voter showing up and casting a ballot.
A Ron Paul would make Virginia republicans look like idiots. Hmmm... of course we’ve done that before!
I live in fairfax.
“I encourage all Freepers to get everyone they know in Virginia to vote for Ron Paul to deny Mitt Romney all of those delegates.”
I agree with what you are saying. However, it is trully a sad day when we have to encourage folks to vote for a lunatic to keep a liberal from getting the vote. Ron Paul is just enough of an egomaniac to actually think the win means something.
Virginia is scum for not having the other candidates on the ballot. Any state, I don’t give a flip about their regs, that doesn’t allow legitimate candidates to be on the ballot should not be able to send delegates to the convention.
“There is simply no excuse of mis-managing in such an important state.”
I respectfully disagree. The state’s requirements are assinine and they shouldn’t be able to send delegates to the convention because they didn’t allow legit candidates on the ballot because of ridiculous rules.
Oh. Thanks. I used to do ballot design in Alaska, and I know there are so many variances, state-to-state. Your post could’ve been true.
Hey folks .... I sent an e-mail to my local radio station (WRVA1140 for those of you in VA) yesterday to thank them for carrying the Rush show because I was certain they were coming under some pressure from the Left. The message I got back was:
It hasnt been easy. The opposition is very organized...but thanks.
I guess I should not have been surprised . but I was. This is a strong Rush market and I did not expect the station to be coming under such pressure.
If you are so inclined, PLEASE contact your local Rush radio station and let them know that you support them for carrying Rush. If you have state ‘ping’ lists, let them know this is going on. Enlist the aid of your friends and relatives living in the area ... whatever resources you have to get the message to these beleaguered radio stations, use them!
If you want some interesting if not shocking reading on how organized these Leftists are, heres an article well worth reading (its a few pages long, please read it all):
Regardless of what you may or may not think of Rush, we CANNOT let the Left win this war and make no mistake, it is a WAR.
We are living in the times described by George Orwell when he said In an era of universal deceit, the truth is a revolutionary act. I say: To cower in silence is no longer an option. I know the power of FReepers when they get together and ACT this is the time to DO something!!!
Yes, and it is for keeps. It is TIME to Stand and Fight. The price of freedom is never cheap, but it is always worth the price.