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RNC: Gingrich Leads Santorum in Primary Delegates
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Posted on 03/08/2012 10:28:35 PM PST by Fred

A new official delegate count being kept by the Republican National Committee reveals that Newt Gingrich has won more "bound" delegates in the presidential primary than Rick Santorum.

Gingrich has won 107 delegates compared to Santorum's 95, according to the RNC's count, which was made after Super Tuesday. That effectively puts him in second place behind front-runner Mitt Romney.

But the RNC does not count delegates from states like Iowa in its total, according to the Huffington Post, which first reported the story. The Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses did not officially allocate any of the state's 28 delegates to the national convention.

Many state caucuses are held in a similar manner.

Even though Gingrich has only won two primary contests, in South Carolina and Georgia, and former Sen. Santorum has won seven -- in Iowa, Colorado, Minnesota, Misssouri,

Read more on Newsmax.com: RNC: Gingrich Leads Santorum in Primary Delegates Important: Do You Support Pres. Obama's Re-Election? Vote Here Now!

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012gopprimary; delegatecount; delegates; getoutnewt; getoutrick; gingrich; goawaysantorum; newt; newt2012; newtgetout; newtsplittingthevote; santorum4romney; santorumfailure
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1 posted on 03/08/2012 10:28:39 PM PST by Fred
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To: Fred
"A new official delegate count being kept by the Republican National Committee reveals that Newt Gingrich has won more "bound" delegates in the presidential primary than Rick Santorum."

BOOYAH!

2 posted on 03/08/2012 10:30:27 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

I like your tagline.


3 posted on 03/08/2012 10:32:08 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Fred

YeeeeHAW!!! Giddyup, Newt!!!


4 posted on 03/08/2012 10:32:18 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Windflier

UNTRUE! UNTRUE! UNTRUE!

http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/primaries/delegates


5 posted on 03/08/2012 10:32:24 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish
UNTRUE! UNTRUE! UNTRUE!

I guess if the NY Times says it, it must be true.

7 posted on 03/08/2012 10:34:23 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Fred

Go Newt!


8 posted on 03/08/2012 10:34:53 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

Thanks. I like your tagline too. I forget who’s quote that is. John Wayne?


9 posted on 03/08/2012 10:35:29 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE; Windflier

Unfortunately but true, it is still considered the “paper of record” even by the conservatives.


10 posted on 03/08/2012 10:36:30 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Windflier

>> I guess if the NY Times says it, it must be true.

The NYT desperately wants Santorum to win the nomination.


11 posted on 03/08/2012 10:39:42 PM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Windflier

You are correct.Growing up I always thought that my dad came up with it because I heard it more than on one occasion.Then I became a big John Wayne fan.Sands of Iwo Jima.SGT,Striker.


12 posted on 03/08/2012 10:41:07 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE
John Wayne fan.Sands of Iwo Jima.SGT,Striker.

Thanks. I thought that's where it came from.

14 posted on 03/08/2012 10:43:35 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Fred; Steelfish

This whole spin by the Huffpo is based on these unbound delegates deciding to jump ship and back the guy running a 13 point deficit against Obummer, running 14% nationally on RCP and winning a total of 2 solid red states that even Romney could pick up in the general. Wake me up when Newt is even mildly competitive in a swing state or a place we will need to beat Obummer.


15 posted on 03/08/2012 10:44:54 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Windflier

Unfortunately even Gingrich is not disputing the NYTimes on this one.


16 posted on 03/08/2012 10:44:59 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish
If you mean beltway idiots that call themselves conservatives OK. No conservatives I know would line their damn bird cages with that tripe.It would piss the bird off something fierce
17 posted on 03/08/2012 10:45:43 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Steelfish

You plying your nonsense again. Gingrich does lead in the Hard Delegate count over Santorum.


18 posted on 03/08/2012 10:46:58 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Gene Eric
The NYT desperately wants Santorum to win the nomination.

Sure they do. They'd just love to pit the Boy Scout in a Mr Rogers sweater against Hussein the Magnificent.

He's got structural weaknesses that Obama will draw blood from, and the NY Times knows that (even if some conservatives don't).

19 posted on 03/08/2012 10:47:12 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

You’re very welcome.


20 posted on 03/08/2012 10:47:54 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Fred

I am a Newtonian.

I am glad he has more bound delegates than Santorum.

But the fact remains that Newt finished in third place or below in 9 of 10 Super Tuesday states.

If Newt gets beat in both AL and MS next Tuesday then there will need to be a sober discussion of strategy.


21 posted on 03/08/2012 10:48:24 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam

How about we see what goes on in Texas OK? romney aint closing the deal and santorum is due for a downturn after the media gets at him.


22 posted on 03/08/2012 10:51:16 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

How about you wake up to this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obyy4Z8W9Zs&feature=related

So now you approve of big labor picking the GOP candidate for president.


23 posted on 03/08/2012 10:51:31 PM PST by Fred (http://whenmittromneycametotown.com)
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To: Red Steel

How do you define “hard delegate”? That’s what Clinton too thought she had against Obama


24 posted on 03/08/2012 10:52:26 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Fred

OUCH! That will leave a mark.;)


25 posted on 03/08/2012 10:52:54 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Steelfish
Unfortunately even Gingrich is not disputing the NYTimes on this one.

You're tilted, friend. Are you seriously believing that Newt has more faith in the delegate count the NY Times, than what the RNC has put out?

Do you really want Obama to win that badly?

26 posted on 03/08/2012 10:53:48 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Steelfish
"Unfortunately but true, it is still considered the “paper of record” even by the conservatives."

That's some of the silliest sh!t I ever heard.

27 posted on 03/08/2012 10:54:56 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: rogue yam
I am glad he has more bound delegates than Santorum.

Why Newt has the lead over Santorum in the hard delegate count is because he won the overall delegate total in these 3 states: Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Georgia where he mostly campaigned in for Super Tuesday.

28 posted on 03/08/2012 10:55:20 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Fred

Yeah. Because only losers worked to try and pick up people who normally don’t vote GOP.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reagan_Democrat

What a sleaze Reagan was when he did this back in ‘76, ‘80 and ‘84. If you don’t recall, this is how Reagan tightened the race against Ford especially in TX.


29 posted on 03/08/2012 10:57:31 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Steelfish
How do you define “hard delegate”?

I've shown you at least twice or more to a website that would tell you what it is, but you're too obtuse to see it.

30 posted on 03/08/2012 10:59:55 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: All

Sheesh Guys no matter how hard you scream it. Does not change the Facts.

Newt leads Santorum in HARD Delegates. Hard Delegates cannot change there mind unless they have been released by the candidate.

Soft Delegate are nothing more than their ticket has been punched to the State Convention.

http://www.capitalfreepress.com/republican-primary-delegate-allocation-2012/

Also Newt has already said he will be going after these “Soft Delegates”


31 posted on 03/08/2012 11:00:06 PM PST by Bailee (Santorum vs Santorum http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELbCuLEe7Sw)
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To: Mariner; Red Steel; Windflier; Lazlo in PA

Well, perhaps you need to broaden your reading material.
Besides, FoxNews shares the same view on delegate count.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/03/07/romney-builds-delegate-lead-with-super-tuesday-wins/


32 posted on 03/08/2012 11:01:34 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Fred
Gingrich has won 107 delegates compared to Santorum's 95, according to the RNC's count, which was made after Super Tuesday. That effectively puts him in second place behind front-runner Mitt Romney.

WHOO HOO! Please, please, just get Newt to California so I can at least say I voted for him!

33 posted on 03/08/2012 11:02:23 PM PST by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: Red Steel; Lazlo in PA

I think Lazlo in Pa gave you the answer on that one. Even Gingrich isn’t claiming this absurdity.


34 posted on 03/08/2012 11:03:31 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: rogue yam
I am a Newtonian.

Judging by your post I would say you are a "fair weather" Newtonian. You seem to have all of the negative scenarios worked out. Just as the general election is about electoral votes and not the popular vote, the primary is about delegates and not how many states a candidate wins.

At this point I would say Newt is in a strong position to move past Santorum. Then again, I AM a Newtonian.

35 posted on 03/08/2012 11:04:34 PM PST by The Citizen Soldier (America needs Gingrich in 2012 about as much as England needed Churchill in 1940!)
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To: Steelfish

Well, nothing changes the fact that Ricky is behind Gingrich in the total hard delegate count.


36 posted on 03/08/2012 11:05:29 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Steelfish

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/mar/8/rncs-delegate-count-shows-gingrich-ahead-santorum/


37 posted on 03/08/2012 11:08:22 PM PST by Bailee (Santorum vs Santorum http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELbCuLEe7Sw)
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To: Steelfish
Even Gingrich isn’t claiming this absurdity.

You must be daft. There is no doubt that Gingrich thinks he is behind Santo in the Hard Delegate count. It's there in black and white for all to see.

38 posted on 03/08/2012 11:09:35 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Steelfish
Well, perhaps you need to broaden your reading material. Besides, FoxNews shares the same view on delegate count.

Oh, yeah. That's much better. If I can't stomach the NY Times, give me NY Times Lite.

Just why are you so all fired interested in pimping the delegate counts from left-leaning media outfits, over the delegate counts from the RNC?

39 posted on 03/08/2012 11:11:36 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

“Just why are you so all fired interested in pimping the delegate counts from left-leaning media outfits, over the delegate counts from the RNC?”

Exactly. Jim Robinson needs to clean house again.


40 posted on 03/08/2012 11:16:18 PM PST by Bailee (Santorum vs Santorum http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELbCuLEe7Sw)
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To: Steelfish
FoxNews shares the same view on delegate count.

Ummmm fishy, that Fox article includes Ricky's mushy and soft delegate count to his total.

41 posted on 03/08/2012 11:18:06 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Bailee; Steelfish
Exactly. Jim Robinson needs to clean house again.

No kidding. Steelfish needs to heed the friendly advice in my first post.

42 posted on 03/08/2012 11:22:31 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE
How about we see what goes on in Texas OK?

My understanding is that Texas votes on May 29. If the current pattern continues until then it will be too late to stop Mitt.

romney aint closing the deal

Romney has over half of the bound delegates and we have not gotten to the winner-take-all portion, nor have we had voting yet in a number of Northeastern states. Romney is most definitely closing the deal.

43 posted on 03/08/2012 11:26:27 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: The Citizen Soldier

Well, you and Newt both seem to think that his best states are yet to come. Fine, but so far it isn’t happening. This is not a matter of “having all of the negative scenarios worked out.” It is just a straightforward observation. You say that the nomination is all about delegates but the committed delegates won in the primaries are only bound for the first ballot. Newt is not going to win the nomination on the first ballot. He needs to win some more states in order to have a legitimate claim on the nomination. And if two more Southern states vote and Newt again does no better than third place, then the pro-Newt narrative will be strained to the breaking point.


44 posted on 03/08/2012 11:37:11 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam; HANG THE EXPENSE
Romney is most definitely closing the deal.

Not according to Rollins if this campaign keeps going.

Ed Rollins tells News Max Romney can't win in Nov. ( Opinion)

-snip-

"Sure, it's unlikely that Santorum or Gingrich can pull that off. But it's just as unlikely for Romney to get 48 percent of the remaining delegates. "

-end snip-

45 posted on 03/08/2012 11:41:45 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Fred

Newt Gingrich signs an autograph for a supporter after speaking at a rally in Montgomery, Ala., Wednesday, March 7, 2012.
46 posted on 03/09/2012 12:00:58 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Cometh the hour, cometh the man. NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: rogue yam
I know we're on the same side here FRiend, but wow, hopefully Newt doesn't have a lot of your kind of Newtonians behind him. While he fights on, you point out (from your straightforward observation post) all of the reasons he should just give up.

One third of the delegates have been awarded and in politics a week is a lifetime. Much as the mainstream media, the Republican establishment, and Mitt Romney's campaign would like us to believe otherwise, this is far from over. Hell, Breitbart.com hasn't even started vetting Romney yet.

By the way, fellow Newtonian, how are you doing on your contributions to Newt.org to keep Newt in the fight? I'll be making my third contribution tomorrow.

Go Newt!!

47 posted on 03/09/2012 12:05:12 AM PST by The Citizen Soldier (America needs Gingrich in 2012 about as much as England needed Churchill in 1940!)
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To: Lazlo in PA
This whole spin by the Huffpo is based on these unbound delegates deciding to jump ship and back the guy running a 13 point deficit against Obummer, running 14% nationally on RCP and winning a total of 2 solid red states that even Romney could pick up in the general. Wake me up when Newt is even mildly competitive in a swing state or a place we will need to beat Obummer.

--------------------------

I agree... Lazlo... We shall see, we shall see.

I'd like Newt to be able to say:

NewT01a6 - base

48 posted on 03/09/2012 12:09:40 AM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: All; Fred
Bookmark THIS One - Everyone --

Republican Hard and Soft Count Delegate Summary
Green Papers ^ | March 7, 2012

Posted on Wednesday March 07, 10:32:50 GMT-0800 2012 by Cincinatus' Wife

49 posted on 03/09/2012 12:37:25 AM PST by Golden Gate
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To: rogue yam
The Romneys -- America's latest political royalty joining, among the most known today, the Roosevelt, Taft, Rockefeller, Kennedy, Bush, and Gore family dynasties.

Political dynasties cannot "close the deal" in today's anti-political climate.

If insider trading is evil on Wall Street, why should we sanction nepotism parading down Main Street?

50 posted on 03/09/2012 12:53:19 AM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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