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Romney Takes Ohio
NY Times ^ | March 6 2012 | NY Times

Posted on 03/06/2012 9:35:53 PM PST by baileybat

Results 12:33 AM ET 0:50 | 99% reporting Candidate Votes Percent Delegates Mitt-romney_50

Mitt Romney 451,972 38.0% 23 Rick-santorum_50

Rick Santorum 439,932 37.0 17 Newt-gingrich_50

Newt Gingrich 173,797 14.6 — Ron-paul_50

Ron Paul 110,289 9.3 — Show all Show-more-arrow

Others 13,717 1.2

(Excerpt) Read more at elections.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: losernewt; newt4romney; newtbots4romney; ohio; romney; santorumfails; stopromney; supertuesday; thanksalotnewt
Been waiting all night to see how Ohio ended up.
1 posted on 03/06/2012 9:35:57 PM PST by baileybat
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To: baileybat

I am watching FOX no call


2 posted on 03/06/2012 9:38:10 PM PST by acapesket
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To: baileybat

Fox just called it too.


3 posted on 03/06/2012 9:38:20 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: acapesket

soon as I hit send! They called for the Rombat!


4 posted on 03/06/2012 9:40:26 PM PST by acapesket
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To: baileybat

Well it was close enough to give Rick some more serious midwestern cred.


5 posted on 03/06/2012 9:41:16 PM PST by toddausauras (FUMR x 1,000)
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To: baileybat

Clever how the Ohio Gop-e saved up those Romney votes to the end— Boss Daley couldn’t have done it better.


6 posted on 03/06/2012 9:41:29 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: baileybat; All
Fox finally called Ohio for Romney.

Newt stepped aside, just as in Michigan, and Santorum still couldn't knock Romney out. These Rust / industrial states were natural fits for Santorum.

What this is all leading up to is a by some push to put Romney & Santorum on the ticket together, an establishment dream team.

7 posted on 03/06/2012 9:42:25 PM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: newzjunkey

I was listening to the radio today, to Tom Sullivan’s afternoon talk show.

He said that tomorrow- the 7th- the GOP was going to give Rick, Newt, and Ron their orders to get behind Mitt and end this.

After tonight, I don’t see how they could.


8 posted on 03/06/2012 9:46:14 PM PST by baileybat
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To: newzjunkey

AAAAUUUUGGGGHH!
Perish the thought!
That gives me the “willlies”!


9 posted on 03/06/2012 9:47:35 PM PST by acapesket
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To: toddausauras; All

Giving his industrial state background, Santorum was a natural fit for both Michigan and Ohio and even with Newt not actively competing in either, Santorum still couldn’t seal the deal in both places.


10 posted on 03/06/2012 9:48:42 PM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: baileybat

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.


11 posted on 03/06/2012 9:53:06 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: newzjunkey

No one seems to get that Newt stepped aside FOR santorum. No. It’s HIS fault santorum couldn’t pull his own weight. This is what happens when you deal with the devil, rick. You rode in on romney money and attack ads against Gingrich. You joined in the pileon. Now there you are. Happy?


12 posted on 03/06/2012 9:53:29 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: baileybat

Holy crap on crackers, this is bad news.


13 posted on 03/06/2012 9:54:28 PM PST by dog breath
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To: MestaMachine

Two big states Rick had big leads in (Ohio, Michigan) he blew.


14 posted on 03/06/2012 9:55:40 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: toddausauras

2008 Results
Candidate Vote Percent
Past_results_checkmark John McCain 636,256 59.9%
Mike Huckabee 325,581 30.6%
Ron Paul 49,027 4.6%
Mitt Romney 34,978 3.3%
Fred Thompson 16,434 1.5%

Well, here- from the same nifty website- are the 2008 results.

In 08, wasn’t even close.

I feel highly anxious after tonight.


15 posted on 03/06/2012 9:56:28 PM PST by baileybat
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To: dog breath

My husband really dislikes Mitt Romney. He says he cannot be trusted.


16 posted on 03/06/2012 10:04:50 PM PST by baileybat
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To: newzjunkey

Santorum is finished with this showing in the area he should have done better...his run is over regardless of his decent finish in these states. Paul has fallen out of sight and Newt, my favorite, is still bumping along close to the bottom. Willard is going to be the winner albeit he cannot get more than half of the party behind him, frankly, I think if he were alone on the ballot, he still would not get 60% of the vote.

So, regardless of the protestations of the candidates aside from Romney, I think it is all over but the shouting now. Paul probably will stay in to the end as this is his swan song as he is not running for Congress again and Newt and Rick are just spliting the anti Romney vote amongst themselves.

I believe that Newt would be the best candidate from an intellectional and debate point of view but he does not have the resources to win. The sole remaining point will be to determine whom Romney will ask onto his ticket.


17 posted on 03/06/2012 10:07:54 PM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: newzjunkey

Newt hardly stepped aside. He took 15% of the vote.


18 posted on 03/06/2012 10:15:32 PM PST by proudpapa
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To: newzjunkey

Newt didn’t step aside in OH> What planet are you living on? He took 15% of the vote we needed to stop Mittens. Newt is the spoiler here - not Rick. Newt didn’t even come close to Mittens in FL after the huge smear campaign Romney did on him. I’m shocked at the lack of reality on this board.


19 posted on 03/06/2012 10:53:48 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: proudpapa; Impy; fieldmarshaldj
He had a funny method of "stepping aside" in Ohio with events like this...

Newt Gingrich Campaigns In Ohio -- Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks at the Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner at Bowling Green State University during a campaign stop on March 3, 2012 in Bowling Green, Ohio.

20 posted on 03/07/2012 1:19:49 AM PST by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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To: Catsrus; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; proudpapa

Newt supporters who haven’t already need to stop claiming to be for “anybody but Romney” cause that’s obviously not the case unless “anybody” is French for “Newt Gingrich”. The conservative “primary within a primary” is over, Santorum has won it. It will be him or it will be Romney.

And I’m not happy at the number of people that are apparently making fun of Santorum for being a social conservative. Last time I checked Newt Gingrich is also a social conservative so it doesn’t really make sense.


21 posted on 03/07/2012 1:34:27 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy
It's odd, they prefix their remarks by saying "Rick Santorum is a social conservative, and I applaud that, BUT..." and proceed to insult him by calling him names the left uses to attack social conservatives, like "Saint Rick" and "Rick Sanctimonious", and whining about how he wants to "bring the government into the bedroom". Very odd choice of words from people who "applaud" social conservatism. I usually hear those types of comments from people pushing for abortion and gay marriage.

It would be claiming you're proud to be a free-market conservative but then bashing someone for making money at Bain Capital. Oh wait. They've used that tactic, too.

They question Rick's conservatism? Fine. I question theirs.

22 posted on 03/07/2012 1:43:48 AM PST by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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To: baileybat
Yesterdays results make it clear that the slimy magic underwear wearing cult leader coward from a polygamist family of slimy military service avoiding for generations snake oil salesmen cowards SOB MYTH ROMNEY won't get enough delegates to put him over the top.

We are going to a brokered convention, and the RNC is dead meat.

23 posted on 03/07/2012 1:56:02 AM PST by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum voted against Right toWork)
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To: baileybat
The FR Golden Gate Plan! => Post 55 "GOP Brokered Primary Now!" thread...
24 posted on 03/07/2012 2:08:01 AM PST by Golden Gate
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