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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: Steelfish
"Dream On!"

So, the NYT is a better judge of how Republican Delegates are bound than the RNC itself?

41 posted on 03/08/2012 6:15:23 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: GeronL
then no- he is not a fiscal conservative

He also presided over balancing the federal budget and pushing through a very successful welfare reform in the face of a hostile Democrat President, which is more than either you or Rick Santorum has done.

42 posted on 03/08/2012 6:15:59 PM PST by Yashcheritsiy
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Those “balanced budgets” still need scare quotes. Making entitlements off-budget doesn’t make them go away


43 posted on 03/08/2012 6:17:54 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: smalltownslick
The problem is - Rick just won’t do anything. Whatever he is, he isn’t a fighter

Totally disagree. Rick stood on the stage with the cast of GOP stars again and again and made them pay attention. They all worked very hard to make him invisible but he just wouldn't go away like a good little Republican.

He hung in there, made his voice heard, and is still fighting. I won't say anything against Newt but Rick is passionate and determined.

44 posted on 03/08/2012 6:19:19 PM PST by Kenny
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To: smalltownslick
The problem is - Rick just won’t do anything. Whatever he is, he isn’t a fighter

Totally disagree. Rick stood on the stage with the cast of GOP stars again and again and made them pay attention. They all worked very hard to make him invisible but he just wouldn't go away like a good little Republican.

He hung in there, made his voice heard, and is still fighting. I won't say anything against Newt but Rick is passionate and determined.

45 posted on 03/08/2012 6:19:19 PM PST by Kenny
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To: VinL
No way either one of them can win outright, but together they can deny Myth an outright win.

Bring it to the convention floor. There will be millions of us right outside the door screaming for a conservative, and his name will not be Myth.

I know I will be there.

It will be 1968's Doppelganger.

46 posted on 03/08/2012 6:19:50 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopaths.)
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To: RFEngineer
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”

Funny, I didn't see Santorum campaigning much in Massachusetts, Nevada, or Vermont. Maybe he was afraid to campaign in those states, and just wanted to have a ready excuse for losing them?

47 posted on 03/08/2012 6:20:14 PM PST by Yashcheritsiy
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To: Red Steel

PRIMARY: Popular Vote — Soft Pledged - Soft Unpledged – Soft Total – Hard Total

Rom: ….3,242,740, 39.20% …(314)17.36% …(72)15.09% …(386)16.89% ….(302)13.21%

Santo: 2,087,454, 25.23%/(92) 5.09%/(67)14.05%/(159) 6.96%/(79)3.46%

Ging: 1,818,548, 21.98% /107)5.91%/(13) 2.73%/(120)5.25%/(96)4.20%

Paul: ……….,927,348, 11.21% ...…(35)1.93%.......(38)7.97%......(73)3.19% …..(16)0.70%

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

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Gingrich Senior Advisor Randy Evans Explains Delegate Math

http://youtu.be/mAWj6r9VOqE


48 posted on 03/08/2012 6:20:20 PM PST by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: VinL

Out NOW, Father Ricky.


49 posted on 03/08/2012 6:20:32 PM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: GeronL

They’re still better than anything you or Santorum have done...


50 posted on 03/08/2012 6:21:39 PM PST by Yashcheritsiy
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To: Mariner
The RNC is a disease with MYTH ROMNEY as its main symptom.

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

The sooner their ranks are purged, the better.

51 posted on 03/08/2012 6:22:28 PM PST by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum voted against Right toWork)
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To: Kenny

Well, if you call whining like a little girl about not getting called on “fighting,” then I guess you’re right, Santorum is a fighter.


52 posted on 03/08/2012 6:23:31 PM PST by Yashcheritsiy
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To: Yashcheritsiy

“Funny, I didn’t see Santorum campaigning much in Massachusetts, Nevada, or Vermont. Maybe he was afraid to campaign in those states, and just wanted to have a ready excuse for losing them?”

Seriously? How’d Newt do in those states?


53 posted on 03/08/2012 6:24:45 PM PST by RFEngineer
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To: Kenny
I won't say anything against Newt but Rick is passionate and determined.

I watch some freepers post spam detailing all of Santorum's legislative mistakes, bonehead quotes, etc and am gratified no one has yet made a similar one for Newt - it would be easy to do as it would for any politician. At least not one that I've seen.

Its not helpful and frankly not very smart.

54 posted on 03/08/2012 6:25:04 PM PST by skeeter
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To: VinL

I really wish these two guys could get together and decide about one stepping down. Heck, the bigger man should just offer to be the VP for the other and then together make a run at Mitt.


55 posted on 03/08/2012 6:26:51 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: GeronL
I believe his advice to FNMA was that it had a "failed business model". That's what he said.

I am having difficulty trying to figure out where you take that to say "FNMA is a model organization" ~ did you vote for Romney or something?

Regarding a Moonbase, I think we need a Moonbase ~ a REAL High Frontier that will create an American hammer over the Earth.

And a federal jobs program for kids? If you mean youth 16 to 29, they currently have something like a 75% unemployment rate in most communities. I suggest SOMETHING should be done before I start up my Red Armband Program ~ 'cause I intend to get rich on their need for political action of a positive nature.

56 posted on 03/08/2012 6:27:05 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Absolutely.


57 posted on 03/08/2012 6:27:46 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: RFEngineer
Seriously? How’d Newt do in those states?

Not well - but the point, which you're apparently not capable of grasping, is that what's good for the goose is good for the gander. If it applies to Newt for not campaigning in states he wasn't doing well in to begin with, then the same must apply to Santorum.

58 posted on 03/08/2012 6:28:19 PM PST by Yashcheritsiy
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To: GeronL

Uh, what do you consider an entitlement?


59 posted on 03/08/2012 6:29:22 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Kenny

Really? You believe Rick’s a fighter? I hope you’re right - someone needs to fight. I still don’t think he can articulate his positions, and when he’d have to fight against Obama, what would he do?


60 posted on 03/08/2012 6:30:14 PM PST by smalltownslick
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