Skip to comments.Ohio Republican Primary [Romney Takes Ohio]
Posted on 03/06/2012 9:35:37 PM PST by RobinMasters
2012 Primary Process
Delegate Allocation: Of the 66 total delegates, 48 are allocated on a winner-take-all basis by Congressional district. Fifteen at-large delegates are allocated proportionally based on statewide vote for candidates, with a threshold of 20 percent; winner-take-all if a candidate receives more than 50 percent of the statewide vote. Three R.N.C. representatives are unbound.
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Rick and newt needs to get together and cream Romney.
Now it’s on to Alabama, Mississippi, and Kansas. I’d be surprised to see Romney win any of those contests.
Here’s the latest:
Romney 37.94% 442,486 votes
Santorum 37.11% 432,890 votes
Gingrich 14.56% 169,800 votes
Paul 9.24% 107,739 votes
Perry .62% 7,199 votes
Absent Gingrich, Santorum would beat Romney one-on-one. Absent Santorum, Gingrich would beat Romney one-on-one. Together, they’re giving him the nomination.
Romney and his Super PAC outspent Santorum and Gingrich and their Super PAC’s 10-1, and Romney barely carried the state, and did not come close to beating Santorum and Gingrich combined. That’s a LOSS. It shows that Romney can’t close the deal.
How can Romney beat Obama, if he can’t do any better than this, even after outspending 6-1, and 12-1 in Ohio?
People need to wake us and realize that Romney is NOT the candidate who can win against Obama.
“How can Romney beat Obama”
By continuing to be Hillary.
MassachusettsMandate is the other democratic candidate, the race war in the democratic party continues.
The FR Golden Gate Plan! is the "GOP Brokered Primary Now!"
Our good conservative candidates do NOT need to "drop out". We need to work together!
*2. Rick as temp Placekeeper Nominee;
Brokered Primary Now! = Secure Conservative Nomination for the GOP Convention
Then use the next 5 months of campaigning to determine the best Conservative Nominee.
=>>> Full Details - Post 55 Says It All... on the "Brokered Primary Now!" thread.
TBP & All - See Post 10 above... - GOP Needs Brokered Primary Now! Rick as temp Placekeeper Nominee;...
* As much as Sarah says this is "Spirited Competition", I don't see it changing Obamney's Stripes, no matter how much White Wash we put on it. With all do respect, Really Sarah?
* With all his Negative Add's and tons of money he can barley close the deal with us what the heck is he gonna do nationally?
* And what president does that set with Romney, throw more money at it?
* Like many here I can't pull the lever for him, especially after growing up in MA and watching the cradle of Liberty turn into a former Soviet Satellite State, and he did nothing to stop it, in fact he made it worse.
* He ain't got the chops for he job period, that is my gut feel.
* He can't close the deal.
* And while he becomes the place holder for Cultural Conservatives, he has become "Santuckabee" and is now a spoiler that will give us another McCain, and keeps a real conservative from rising to the top.
* Let us be honest, A conservative Jewish Professor friend of mine noted his religiosity gets under peoples skin and we noted he comes across as the annoying Junior High Hall Monitor.
The Last Conservative Standing is Newt, and is the only one with the chops and the balls to speak about what needs to be done and it scare the crap out of the Establishment.
His long ball is trying to get the next 3 states and really throw into a brokered convention. The sad part of it is the Cultural Conservatives can't get beyond his historical relationship issues and the fact that he actually maybe a "reborn" Newt. That is their problem, but it has shot us in the flippin foot'. So much for redemption and forgiveness ( go ahead flame away...)..
Levin was lementing last night something is wrong with the "process". While the EGOP has lost all control of it, it is what they want, it is their dysfunctionality and I say it again, it is time for a new party, their toast and don't even know it. At this point that is like blaming the local Chevy Dealer's Showroom is improperly Decorated and that is why the Volt is not selling.
Are candidates are beginning to look like a trailer full of Volts...
yeah....one of them have to leave NOW.
I'm not going to let obama just walk into the next four years. If Mittens is the candidate then I'll pull the lever to have my vote at least count against obama. I'd rather do that than say I sat on my hands and just let him take it without my vote against him. Anybody but Obama!
“Like many here I can’t pull the lever for him”.
What the heck does “pull the lever” mean? I’ve punched ballots and touched screened, but have never ever seen a pull lever machine for voting?
Yes it is the fill in dot, but it used to be a lever at the time Newt one with the “Contract with America”.
We dream if we think Mittens isn’t going to be the nominee (not that I want that!). If Santorum AND NEwt stay in the race it is a given Mit wins. The only thing to hope for is that he will pick Newt or Santorum for running mate, but with Hannity and others pushing Marco over and over who knows.
ALSO just heard yesterday that Newt’s Super Pac Sugar Daddy is really a Mitt supporter and is bankrolling Newt to stay in the race in order to drain votes off Santorum. It does ring true...sort of...why would ANYONE keep pumping millions into Newt at this point with NO chance of getting the nomination? How can you ethically spend multi-millions on a campaign that does nothing but drain votes off the other conservative choice?
Perhaps there is already an agreement between Newt and Mittens?
Did Santorum place on the ballot in every county?
If not, he would of kicked Romney’s ass.
What if Newt wins the next 3 Deep Southern States in a gob smack win style? What does that say about Romney? IMHO he is really damaged at that point. I am not given up hope yet...
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