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Romney campaign says losing nomination would take 'act of God'
msnbc ^ | March 7, 2012 | Garrett Haake and Jamie Novogrod

Posted on 03/07/2012 11:36:30 AM PST by Red Steel

BOSTON -- Mitt Romney's campaign gathered the national press corps in their campaign war room this morning to deliver a simple message: It would take an "act of God" for any candidate not named Mitt Romney to win the Republican nomination.

The Boston-based campaign projected confidence in Romney's ability to win the nomination given the emerging delegate math in the campaign following last night's Super Tuesday contests.

"We will get to 1,144 whether it's on someone else’s timeline, or on our timeline," said one top Romney aide. "We will get to 1,144 and be the Republican nominee."

The background briefing with several members of the campaign's senior staff was emblematic of Romney's campaign: no grand flourishes, just business, math and message, with aides asserting the calendar was ill-suited to any candidate looking to eat into Romney's delegate lead.

Looking ahead to a primary calendar where the only remaining true winner-take-all states appear to favor Romney -- Delaware, Utah, New Jersey and the District of Columbia (where Rick Santorum is not on the ballot) -- the advisers tried to slowly close the door on Santorum and Newt Gingrich, who they said had little to no opportunity left to close the delegate gap.

Other delegate-heavy states like California and Texas (the latter thought to be less friendly to Romney) are winner-take-all by congressional district, which all but guarantees their large delegate hauls being split between candidates, rather than award a large haul to a single GOP hopeful. One Romney aide said one would have to "bend the laws of reality," to see Gingrich or Santorum making a significant dent in Romney's lead...

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Asked directly when they would begin working behind the scenes to convince the Gingrich and Santorum campaigns to see the math their way, one Romney adviser responded bluntly "now."

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To: Buckeye Battle Cry
The arrogance of that prick and his evil minions is totally disgusting.

You got that right. Arrogance to the extreme. Mitt and his evil staff can't wait to screw conservatives.

The great joy I have is that Mitt will NEVER get my vote.

Never again will I vote for evil people who worship at the alter of State Power.

51 posted on 03/07/2012 1:30:16 PM PST by sand88 (Nothing on this Earth would get me to vote for Mitt.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Hi. Perhaps Bruce Ismay of the White Star Line in 1912 wasn’t the one who said it before the filming of the whichever version of the Titanic movie you mean. (http://www.titanic1.org/articles/ismay.asp)
Perhaps the statement was used in a movie only, although I heard about it in the 1950’s.

Even if this Titanic line is fiction, Romney’s people said today what they said today.

Not sure what you’re trying to prove by questioning this.


52 posted on 03/07/2012 1:43:50 PM PST by Resettozero
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To: Red Steel

IS THIS REALLY THE GREATEST MOMENT IN AMERICAN CONSERVATISM?

YOU ARE THERE

THE IMPOSITION OF OBAMACARE/ROMNEYCARE
AND DEATH PANELS BY MYTH ROMNEY,
THE “SWIMMER” AND THEIR TRAINED (INCARCERTED, TESTIFYING) FELON.


53 posted on 03/07/2012 1:51:53 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Red Steel

There was a poll of voters showing that a majority preferred a candidate with ‘business’ experience.

The problem with Romney is his potential for considering that we are all his employees.

He better get a grip and realize that a POTUS is employed by us, paid by us and works for us.

Newt understands the concept.


54 posted on 03/07/2012 2:00:00 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to bring America back from the brink.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Also, please see post 39, this thread.


55 posted on 03/07/2012 2:13:30 PM PST by Resettozero
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To: Red Steel
megalomania
56 posted on 03/07/2012 2:31:21 PM PST by tomkat (FU.baraq)
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To: sodpoodle

Dear Lord, we so don’t need another arrogant person assuming the position of President of this nation. I have felt like we were under judgement ever since the last election.

I can’t help but remember Sarah and her servant’s heart.

God Bless her for voting for Newt!


57 posted on 03/07/2012 2:41:35 PM PST by conservativejoy ("Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18)
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To: Red Steel; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; BillyBoy; ...

Wow, that is one arrogant statement. It sounds like the kind of thing that Barack Obama would say. I hope he falls short of a majority at the convention not only for being a RINO, but for saying something so haughty. Having him as the party’s front-runner was bad enough already.


58 posted on 03/07/2012 2:49:34 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Red Steel

Challenging God is never a wise move.


59 posted on 03/07/2012 3:12:56 PM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Barney Gumble

...THREE non-Romney candidates. I know there are Paul supporters who would also support a very strong Conservative candidate.

Ron Paul may be using his block of support to assist Romney’s bid; it appears that he is. But not all of those in the Paul column are not necessarily transferable directly to the Romney column.


60 posted on 03/07/2012 4:01:58 PM PST by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

...not all of those in the Paul column are necessarily transferable directly to the Romney column.


61 posted on 03/07/2012 4:04:31 PM PST by Resettozero
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To: Gator113
Dear God, I think Romney just double dog dared You.

IBTZ on Romney.

ROFL (See rich guy in Bible with big barn for reference.)

62 posted on 03/07/2012 4:13:58 PM PST by madison10
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To: Red Steel

He and Soetoro are two of a kind. Both arrogant, sniveling narcissistic a$$holes


63 posted on 03/07/2012 4:17:19 PM PST by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: Red Steel

this is something I wouldn’t have said......God has a funny way of making His own decisions.....


64 posted on 03/07/2012 4:21:56 PM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Red Steel
""It would take an "act of God" for any candidate not named Mitt Romney to win the Republican nomination."

"Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God..." (Luke 4:12)

65 posted on 03/07/2012 8:51:30 PM PST by redhead (Alaska: Step out of the bus and into the food chain.)
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