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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: VinL

No one wants to say Newt can win, they even misrepresent his total delegates.


21 posted on 03/08/2012 6:01:41 PM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Glenn
Was this a dream Newt had while he was napping?

Nope.

Surprising as it may be to some folks, the fact is that on Super Tuesday, Santorum only got six more delegates than Newt did, despite winning three more primaries.

22 posted on 03/08/2012 6:04:05 PM PST by Yashcheritsiy
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To: VinL

Despite what Mark Levin said on his show yesterday (accusing Gingrich of calling for Santorum to withdraw) the only calls for withdrawal I heard was Santorum’s campaign manager calling for Gingrich to withdraw.

Santorum’s supporters are going the wrong direction in trying to get Rick’s conservative competition to quit.

I really don’t think it is in the interest of the conservative attempt to get some representation in the executive branch from the republican party this election for anybody, except maybe Romney, to stand down. JMHO.


23 posted on 03/08/2012 6:04:36 PM PST by ngat
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To: skeeter

I did not say that.

I said, Newt Gingrich won the most delegates combined, which was more than Mittens or Ricky in the states of Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Georgia.

That’s what I said, and that this fact has been ignored by the lame stream media and by the Santos.


24 posted on 03/08/2012 6:06:17 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: ngat

Newt’s in it to win it.

Let’s face it, Sweatervest doesn’t have what it takes to win the general.


25 posted on 03/08/2012 6:06:39 PM PST by Yashcheritsiy
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Current delegate count per the RNC. There have been a lot of contradictory articles floating around about the delegate count, but I think the RNC would have the best handle on it.

Newt is still in this.


26 posted on 03/08/2012 6:07:25 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: VinL

I think its better if they both stay in.


27 posted on 03/08/2012 6:07:44 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: napscoordinator

You are right on! I’m starting to think it is essential that both of them stay in to deny Romney the necessary delegates. And who knows? Maybe between the two of them they can knock him down a peg or two!


28 posted on 03/08/2012 6:07:44 PM PST by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: skeeter

skeeter, I’m just having some fun on this thread. But here, I’ll answer you sincerely.

Newt can’t beat Romney one on one- neither can Rick. Romney has too much money and institutional power.

Rick and Newt only have a chance. They they stay in, and don’t campaign against each other. Instead, each attacks Romney and the Gop-e for having “fixed” this GOP primary- and they threaten to bolt the party.

The battle is grassroots against the establishment— and Rick and Newt have to make that argument together.


29 posted on 03/08/2012 6:08:12 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: Kenny

The problem is - Rick just won’t do anything. Whatever he is, he isn’t a fighter and, even if he wanted to be, he couldn’t articulate his position. The only one who can do that is Newt. He is the fighter. And we MUST have a fighter.


30 posted on 03/08/2012 6:08:49 PM PST by smalltownslick
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To: Yashcheritsiy
Not surprising, Newt has remained competitive in the south. Its everywhere else he is lacking.

He's only got a week or two to change that reality.

If he can do it, great. He's running alot of ads in CA - which may end up being a good strategy, since its not likely Santorum can win here with his social values. We'll see.

31 posted on 03/08/2012 6:09:22 PM PST by skeeter
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To: VinL; Steelfish; All; Lazlo in PA; American Constitutionalist; AmericanInTokyo
I've been trying to tell the Santorum advocates on this site for weeks that Santorum's so-called victories in his "Trifecta" meant absolutely nothing.

Of course, they simply ignored the statements.

Not one of them acknowledged the fact.

32 posted on 03/08/2012 6:10:08 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: napscoordinator

It’s about bound delegates. Not states.


33 posted on 03/08/2012 6:10:17 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: VinL
Agreed. As I've said many times, I'd be happy with either of these guys. But once it becomes clear that one is impeding the other, that one has to get out.

We're not there yet.

34 posted on 03/08/2012 6:11:30 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Kenny
" If Rick were to “stand down” at this point, Mittens would run away with it"

I seriously doubt the lamestream would center on Romney and Paul if Santorum dropped out ... just to slap Gingrich.

Newt would get more play just by the fact that "one more serious (sounding) than Paul" had left only Gingrich and Romnet speaking English .... one making logical sense and the other sort'a gibbering away.

35 posted on 03/08/2012 6:11:42 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: VinL; All
"Should Rick pack it in if he loses Pa????"

Thanks for asking that question Vin.

Santorum will not win PA.

36 posted on 03/08/2012 6:12:17 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: muawiyah

If he thinks Freddie Mac is a model organization, that we need moonbases and a federal jobs program for kids, then no- he is not a fiscal conservative


37 posted on 03/08/2012 6:12:22 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Yashcheritsiy; Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
ping

Surprising as it may be to some folks, the fact is that on Super Tuesday, Santorum only got six more delegates than Newt did, despite winning three more primaries.

38 posted on 03/08/2012 6:12:28 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: Red Steel

“A fact that is lost or ignored by many here. “

The other fact that is lost is that Newt was afraid to campaign where he was going to lose - so he’d have a ready excuse - the one you just used, actually: “well he didn’t campaign there”


39 posted on 03/08/2012 6:12:43 PM PST by RFEngineer
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To: Steelfish
UNTRUE! UNTRUE! UNTRUE!

Nonsense Fishy. Not in the "hard delegate" count. Even on this dedicated Primary and Caucus election website that shows Ricky behind Newt:

"Hard" Delegates

Need to Nominate 1,144
(available) 1,743
W Romney 315
N Gingrich 96
R Santorum 83
Uncommitted 31
R Paul 16
J Huntsman 2
Total 2,286

http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/

Dream On!

No dreaming here - you likely though.

40 posted on 03/08/2012 6:14:10 PM PST by Red Steel
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