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.
Eligibility: Open to members of the Republican Party. Members of other parties can change party affiliation and vote in primary.
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How can Mitt win when the only demographics he does well in are the same ones that are Obama’s base...women, the wealthy, ones with advanced college degrees? He doesn’t do well with lower income folks, non-college graduates, men, conservatives. So Mitt is starting out with no base and forced to try to chip at Obama’s base to get any base at all. Last election already proved to us that the conservative, anybody-but-Obama bunch is not enough to win an election with.
Catholics are part of the Democrat base so it’s not surprising they’d go for Mitt just like all the other Democrat demographics do. Very few Catholics practice their faith the way Santorum does. The pundits who say he comes off more like an evangelical are right.
After seeing that Ron Paul got 40% of the vote against Romney in a one-on-one in Virginia, it’s impossible to believe that either Santorum or Gingrich wouldn’t get a lot more than 50% against him in a one-on-one in moderate/conservative states.
It's a given that both camps will hold that as a possibility. Probably just waiting it out to see who gets the delegates and the top spot.
Your point is spot on.
That map of Ohio was very telling. CNN showed that hussein and mit took pretty much the exact same counties, same demos.
So the questions becomes which would have more appeal to that demo. White waxworks, or young black guy. There is no other difference between the two.
My money is on young black guy because that target demo just has to prove how “enlightened” they are.
There is or was a big Mormon operation in Kirtland, OH. OH is Mormon-friendly and may help to explain Romney’s win, but I think it’s still mostly our little Republican primary voters wanting to pick “the winner.” Mathematically, it’s over for Santorum and Gingrich.
You are asking our little Republican primary voters to exert critical thinking that is simply beyond them.
Traditional voting machines had levers to move across the bar to cast the ballot. Now the touch screen has made levers obsolete.
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