Skip to comments.Romney wins Ohio but fails to shake off rivals
Posted on 03/06/2012 10:39:41 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Mitt Romney secured a close victory in Ohio but failed to land a knockout blow against rival Rick Santorum on "Super Tuesday," raising the odds of a drawn-out battle for the Republican presidential nomination between the party's establishment and its grassroots conservatives.
Romney won five of the 10 state contests on Tuesday but his margin of victory was uncomfortably slim in Ohio, the night's biggest prize. Ohio is a politically divided state sure to be hotly contested in the November 6 election between the eventual Republican nominee and President Barack Obama.
Romney moved closer to the 1,144 delegates needed to win the party's nomination, but a strong showing by Santorum underscored the front-runner's continued inability to win over large swathes of the Republican base, who view his past as a moderate Massachusetts governor with suspicion....
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Of course it is. It’s in the fix just in the primary process, allowing others to determine our nominee.
Romney sucks, BTW.
And if Newt hadn’t been in the race, Santorum would have won. Making me sick.
Virginia went roughly 60/40 Romney/Paul. I think they said only 5% voted. I guess a lot of non Romney’s voted for Paul.
You have that backwards of course. Santorum failed even after Newt stepped back to let him go for the gold. Santorum lost because his veneer was and is coming off. It's that simple. So blame your candidates performance....and has been said....Oh boo-hooo!!!!!
Surprising its that high, given that the two most undesirable candidates fixed the ballot (yea I know, probably not just seems that way) to keep the others off.
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One thing is for sure; Masculinity is dead. Generations of boys raised by single moms has killed masculinity. Anyone looking for a tough, ballsy president like Newt, keep hoping because that's all you'll get is hope. 0bama embodies the 'new man' in America; A limp-wristed metrosexual raised by a single mom and a cross-dresser nanny.
‘GOP excitement’ cannot be sustained because the news media won’t allow it. They’re already in full-blown ‘protect Romney’ mode which will morph SOLELY into ‘protect 0bama’ mode upon Romney’s nomination. America fell asleep for far too long while the Progressives were quietly at work, using teacher’s unions to produce mostly politically brain dead zombies indoctrinated into their cause. Today, most of the younger crowd are diehard socialists; Socialists who prefer style over substance, government over personal freedom, pro-abortion over pro-life, etc..
One thing is for sure; Masculinity is dead. Generations of boys raised by single moms has killed masculinity. Anyone looking for a tough, ballsy president like Newt, keep hoping because that’s all you’ll get is hope. 0bama embodies the ‘new man’ in America; A limp-wristed metrosexual raised by a single mom and a cross-dresser nanny.
I’m afraid that as far as anyone between the ages of 18 and 35, you’ve nailed it. I have a good friend who is a 28 year old, and she told me she “wouldn’t mind” socialism, but yet, is really sick of all this entitlement mentality!”
I had to just scratch my head ...it’s like she really doesn’t get what she doesn’t even understand ...they are confused and very misguided, a lot of the young people nowa days.
And they ARE all about image. It’s so true.
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"Thank me. I cheat. I win."
We have excitement for Newt but the media says he cannot win (which is not true)
It is true, Christie.
In the popular vote, to date Romney leads with over 3.2 million votes which is right at 40%. Santorum is second with 2 million votes or 26% , Gingrich is third with 1.8 million votes or 22% and Ron Paul is fourth with 900 thousand votes or 11%.
The effectiveness of Romney's campaign however, can be measured in his delegate count. Although he has only one 40% of the popular vot, this has translated to date into 431 delgates or 54% of the total delegates awarded to dat. Santorum follows with 176 delegates or 21%, Gingrich with 126 or 15% and Paul with 79 delegates or 10%. At this rate, Romney has a good chance of winning the delegates needed to clinch the nomination before the convention, but it will go on until late in the season. .
So, after Santorum's three win in February, Romney bounced back with five straight wins. On March 6th, Super Tuesday, Romney added six more wins, Santorum three more, and Gingrich one more. Romney is estatic about coming from behind and winning Ohio, though it was a near thing. Because of the closeness of the Ohio votes, and his other three wins, Santorum vows to stay in. Gingrich because of his strong win in his home state of Georgia also vows to stay in, and there was never any question, even with no wins, that Ron Paul will stay in on principle.
In my opinion, the tough primary season, despite punduts prognostications, continues to strengthen the candidates, keeping the GOP message at the top of the news cycle, and preparing the nominee to fight Obama. Any of the four would be orders of magnitude better than Barack Obama and his dismal failures. Here's the GOPTracking results now after Super Tuesday.
|2012 GOP Primaries||Date||Mitt Romney||Newt Gingrich||Rick Santorum||Ron Paul||Ron Huntsman||Rick Perry||Michele Bachman||Herman Cain||Totals|
|At large Del's||23||4||1||0||0||0||0||28|
|To Date % of||Delegates||Romney||53%||Gingrich||15%||Santorum||21%||Paul||10%||Huntsman||<1%||Perry||0%||Bachman||0%||Cain||0%|
Romney will most probably at this point begin to pivot and focus more and more on going head to head with Obama and consentrating on finding a VP pick that will solidify as much of the party and base as he can for the general election.
Only by uniting, can Santorum and Gingrich now prevent Romney from having a real strong chance of winning the nomination outright. At this point I think the best they can hope for is a brokered convention...otherwise, mathematically, I believe Romney will ultimately eak out a win...probably at the 50-55% range of delegates needed. It seems at this point, for whatever reason, that Gingrich and Santorum are unwilling to unite, so they will continue to split the more conservative vote and allow Romney to win more contests and win a larger proportion of delegates in so doing. In the end, I will support any of the GOP candidates, whichever wins the nomination against the abject marxist ideolog, Obama, as any one of them will be far better than Barack Obama. Four more years of his leadership and fundamental change could easily put this nation in a economic, debt, foreign policy, and energy hole we will have a very difficult and very painful chance of digging our way out of...and at the const of decades of burden placed on our children and grandchildren.
If you have a mind, please ping others to this GOP Primary Tracker page.
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