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RNCís delegate count shows Gingrich ahead of Santorum (Stand down, Rick!)
WashTimes ^ | 3-8-12 | Dinan

Posted on 03/08/2012 5:47:11 PM PST by VinL

Rick Santorum may have won more primaries but the Republican National Committee's current delegate count shows former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has more bound delegates than Mr. Santorum in the race for the party's presidential nomination.

Frontrunner Mitt Romney has earned 339 delegates to the August nominating convention in Tampa, Fla., or more than the rest of the field combined, according to a chart the RNC sent to its members on Thursday.

Mr. Gingrich is second with 107 delegates, topping Mr. Santorum's 95 delegates and the 22 delegates pledged to Rep. Ron Paul of Texas.

Winning the nomination will take 1,144 delegates.

Press reports have put Mr. Santorum in second place based on projections about how delegates will be allocated in some of the caucus states where voters have cast their ballots, but where the actual delegates won't be decided until later, at county, district and state conventions.

Delegates have yet to be fully awarded in Iowa, Colorado, North Dakota, Minnesota, Maine and Washington. Mr. Santorum won the first four of those contests, while Mr. Romney won the other two.

Mr. Santorum and Mr. Gingrich are battling to be the conservative alternative to Mr. Romney in the race, and Mr. Santorum says his victories in seven primaries and caucuses gives him a leg up.

Mr. Gingrich, meanwhile, has won just two primaries — Georgia and South Carolina. But both those states bind nearly all their delegates to support the Primary winner.

Meanwhile Mr. Santorum has notched close wins in places such as Oklahoma, where he collected 14 delegates for his victory. But the Sooner State awards its delegates proportionately and so Mr. Romney and Mr. Gingrich earned 13 delegates each, making Mr. Santorum's victory gains him almost no ground on his rivals.

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To: CharlesWayneCT

CW, you get this. What is with the rabbit trail diversion?

You want to see a delegate bail coming to a polling place near you, just keep shoving.

This is a bigger battle than one alone can win. Newt and Rick are oil and water, in both style and substance.

Rick has wrecked already with the broader electorate, the Independents and dis-enchanted Democrats, and Newt is the nemesis of the RINO Establishment. Newt or Rick alone means Game Over, but for Romney.


121 posted on 03/08/2012 9:01:57 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: VinL

Woth noting:

“Mr. Gingrich, meanwhile, has won just two primaries — Georgia and South Carolina. But both those states bind nearly all their delegates to support the Primary winner.”


122 posted on 03/08/2012 9:10:26 PM PST by GracieOMalley
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To: GracieOMalley

Worth noting—GA and SC bind nearly all their delegates to support the primary winner, e.g. Mitt Romney or Rick Santorum.


123 posted on 03/08/2012 9:12:04 PM PST by GracieOMalley
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To: Rome2000

“A collection of country club blueblood Washingtonian leeches with creepy pulled back wives.”

Don’t forget the Tiffany account.


124 posted on 03/08/2012 9:13:33 PM PST by GracieOMalley
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To: skeeter

Romney can’t win. Romney should drop out.


125 posted on 03/08/2012 9:15:33 PM PST by Bizhvywt
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To: LibsRJerks

He is definitely pro-marriage, just like Elizabeth Taylor was.


126 posted on 03/08/2012 9:17:38 PM PST by GracieOMalley
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To: VinL

Santorum withdrawing guarantees Romney wins as Romney is far and away the favorite with Santorum out of the race - Newt polls nowhere close. With Newt out of the race, Santorum still runs strong against Romney. I’m not suggesting either of them drop out - but the argument that Santorum dropping out helps Newt simply does not hold water.


127 posted on 03/08/2012 9:22:10 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Mariner; Red Steel; All

You are splitting hairs here. Even Gingrich himself isn’t claiming this to be true!


128 posted on 03/08/2012 9:35:33 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Republican Wildcat

I don’t want Rick to withdraw. I want him to get out of Ala and Miss-so Newt can get those delegates- as I would want Newt not to compete in states favorable to Rick.

I don’t want them to attack each other- I want them to attack Romney and the Gop-e.

Together, I hope they amass enough delegates to stop Romney- and at the least, have enough power at the convention to demand an alternate candidate acceptable to constitutional conservatives.


129 posted on 03/08/2012 9:39:21 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

“the argument that Santorum dropping out helps Newt simply does not hold water.”

I keep hearing this, but as I recall, Newt was leading in Iowa until Romney carpet bombed Newt with negative ads and that is when Santorum had his “surge”. So as I see it, the Newt voters went to Santorum as the result of Romney’s negative ads.

Well if the Newt voters can go to Santorum, these voters can go back to Newt as the truth behind the lies of Romney’s negative ads comes to light and as Santorum’s record comes under more scrutiny.

And I see this happening. Newt is on message and he is leading the issues with Obama. Santorum and Romney are a couple of “me to’s”, after Newt frames the discussion on issues like domestic oil. Or they get bogged down with the Democratic Media Complex issues like contraception.

Go Newt!


130 posted on 03/08/2012 9:43:04 PM PST by Bizhvywt
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To: Mariner; Red Steel; All

You are splitting hairs here. Even Gingrich himself isn’t claiming this to be true!


131 posted on 03/08/2012 9:48:23 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: FreeAtlanta

You realize that would be illegal, right ? You cannot promise a political favor/position as a condition of support.


132 posted on 03/08/2012 9:50:31 PM PST by Kellis91789 (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.)
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To: Kellis91789

Really? That is stupid. One should be offered and the other accept the VP spot.

Why would that be illegal??????


133 posted on 03/08/2012 9:53:45 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Because politics decided in smokey back rooms does not result in government “by the people” ? It is considered bribery to get an opponent to drop out of a race by promising them a position in your administration.


134 posted on 03/08/2012 10:35:59 PM PST by Kellis91789 (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Governor Rod Blogoyevich is in prison for trying to get promises of political support/favors from various groups, in effect trying to sell, Obama’s Senate seat.


135 posted on 03/08/2012 10:38:33 PM PST by Kellis91789 (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.)
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To: LibsRJerks
OK, props for that post! That was awesome
136 posted on 03/08/2012 10:50:19 PM PST by Fllyguy (We need a Commander-in-Chief, not a Pastor or Manager-in-Chief)
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To: Kellis91789

It is silly in the case of President and Presidential Running Mate.

I really doubt that if the two got together and decided to team up that it would be illegal. If it really is, then that law should be changed.


137 posted on 03/09/2012 5:10:54 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: red flanker

“...Newt finished second in Nevada”

So this is indicative of a groundswell of support for Newt? Second place? In Nevada?

Please. Newt is not a serious candidate. He professes to be the “anti-Romney” but he’s helping Mitt through his refusal to admit that he’s got no chance.

Newt is so megalomaniacal that he’d sacrifice anything, even everything if it meant he’d have a chance of getting elected. He’s nothing more than a self-centered twit at this point.

His time would be better spent shopping at Tiffany’s hoping his wife will stick with him having lasted well past his political expiry date.


138 posted on 03/09/2012 5:30:55 AM PST by RFEngineer
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To: GracieOMalley

Elizabeth Taylor was married some 8 times.

Newt only three. This time, it seems as if it’s for good. The man is 68 for crying out loud. Not much more in the crazy swinging around department he can do now.

Have some common sense.


139 posted on 03/09/2012 6:38:48 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: lonevoice

Thanks for the great ping!


140 posted on 03/09/2012 8:45:31 AM PST by Pride in the USA
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