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California Could End Up Deciding Republican Presidential Nomination
KCBS ^ | March 09, 2012 | Megan Goldsby

Posted on 03/09/2012 10:16:38 PM PST by Steelfish

California Could End Up Deciding Republican Presidential Nomination

Megan Goldsby, CBS Local - San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – The Republican presidential contest remains unsettled, and California could be the state that finally decides it. Super Tuesday turned out much like a children’s birthday party – everybody left with a prize, according to former California Republican Party chair Ron Nehring.

“Everyone is going to stay in this contest throughout the month of March,” said Nehring. “I’d be very surprised if anyone dropped out.”

KCBS’ Doug Sovern Reports: Republican Presidential Nomination Could Be In California's Hands Even though he didn’t land a knockout punch, Mitt Romney remained the front-runner and added to his already significant lead in delegates according to Bill Whalen with Stanford’s Hoover Institution.

“You’re going to hear a growing chorus of Republican insiders, and you’re going to see more Republican leaders in Washington and elsewhere come out of the woodwork now to endorse Romney, and essentially try to tell the other fellas that they consider the race over, and it’s time to move on,” said Whalen.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: 2012; ca2012; cagop; delegates

1 posted on 03/09/2012 10:16:40 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Texas Primary will not happen until May 29th.

Would not count the chickens yet.


2 posted on 03/09/2012 10:24:59 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Steelfish

California deciding anything is a scary thought.


3 posted on 03/09/2012 10:25:33 PM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: FerociousRabbit

LOL! and so true


4 posted on 03/09/2012 10:26:41 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

How did one fox in a whole chicken coup decide what’s for supper?


5 posted on 03/09/2012 10:30:19 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: FerociousRabbit

I’m looking forward to it. For presidential elections, we always still have polls open and people voting long after the networks have called the election based upon returns in earlier time zones. I’d like it for once if the rest of the country had to wait on us.


6 posted on 03/09/2012 10:33:05 PM PST by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Steelfish
Hell ya.

And we're Newt country.

AND we have 172 delegates.

7 posted on 03/09/2012 10:51:17 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Steelfish

Oh good.


8 posted on 03/09/2012 10:52:40 PM PST by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Mariner

More delegates than Republicans? :)


9 posted on 03/09/2012 10:55:10 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Mariner

No, we’re are not!, unless illegal grandmothers come out in droves to vote for Gingrich.


10 posted on 03/09/2012 10:57:43 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: FerociousRabbit

I’m in Cali and yes... God help us!!!!


11 posted on 03/09/2012 10:58:06 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Steelfish

The land of nuts, fruits, and flakes takes a perfectly good election, and messes it up, yet again. It must be a real uphill battle for conservatives there. All I can say is keep fighting, and keep the faith.


12 posted on 03/09/2012 11:08:23 PM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: married21

“I’m looking forward to it. For presidential elections, we always still have polls open and people voting long after the networks have called the election based upon returns in earlier time zones. I’d like it for once if the rest of the country had to wait on us.”

I can certainly understand the frustration of a California FReeper when it comes to feeling irrelevant in elections. Don’t take this the wrong way but it seems to me that the Golden State has shown itself to be, just a tad, mind you… wacky, fruity, leftist, bizarre, communist, psycho, Marxist, fascist, idiotic and brain dead – all at the same time. And those are just the Republicans.

The Democrats are… well, the English language hasn’t come up with the appropriate words to describe them yet so let’s just say their redeeming qualities aren’t quite as cute and adorable as those previously mentioned for their Republican counterparts.

We do not call elections early to make you feel irrelevant. We call elections early to let you know that we are ignoring you. So far you (not you personally, your state) haven’t taken the hint. We are hopeful, however, that eventually you will catch on and just stop voting completely.

To be fair, we are not trying to single you out. For years we have been trying to find a way to get Massachusetts, New York, Vermont and Maryland on Pacific Time so that we can ignore them as well. The logistics have been a nightmare though.


13 posted on 03/09/2012 11:16:11 PM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: Texas Fossil

CA is a big prize. Newt’s the only one advertising here. Radio spots for the last two months.


14 posted on 03/09/2012 11:18:21 PM PST by WSGilcrest (/s)
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To: WSGilcrest; Texas Fossil
CA is a big prize. Newt’s the only one advertising here. Radio spots for the last two months.

Encouraging news.

The talk of CA being in GOP play (and not a shoo-in for the Democrats) interests me. What's going on?

15 posted on 03/09/2012 11:59:12 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Texas Fossil

Right now, Texas Delegates are allotted proportionately. The Texas GOP is trying to change it to winner-take-all. That would be great news for Newt.


16 posted on 03/10/2012 1:23:46 AM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: Mariner

Hell ya.
And we’re Newt country.
AND we have 172 delegates.
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Between California’s 172 Delegates and Texas’ 155 Delegates, that’s 327 Delegates for Newt.


17 posted on 03/10/2012 1:26:36 AM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Your Post #9 made me laugh. Thanks; needed it.


18 posted on 03/10/2012 1:29:32 AM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: WSGilcrest

CA is a big prize. Newt’s the only one advertising here. Radio spots for the last two months.
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If it comes down to CA, you can bet Newt will be all over it.


19 posted on 03/10/2012 1:31:02 AM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: FerociousRabbit; factoryrat

Don’t forget that Reagan came out of California, and in fact the fruits and nuts had elected him Governor before that. So California is certainly not all bad.


20 posted on 03/10/2012 2:21:50 AM PST by livius
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To: Mariner

Either Rove or Morris said they thought Romney would get only half the California delegates. I was surprised they were that pessimistic for their boy.


21 posted on 03/10/2012 2:26:43 AM PST by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: thecodont
The talk of CA being in GOP play (and not a shoo-in for the Democrats) interests me. What's going on?

Curiously, Republicans are not allowed to vote for Democrats in the Republican primary this year. Makes it a lot easier to beat the Democrats that way.

22 posted on 03/10/2012 2:30:23 AM PST by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: trappedincanuckistan
More delegates than Republicans? :)

Snort-Snicker

23 posted on 03/10/2012 6:04:52 AM PST by VRW Conspirator (Neo-communist equals Neo-fascist)
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To: FerociousRabbit

Ah, FRabbit. Your posted reply is why I keep coming back to FR. It was worth reading over and over.


24 posted on 03/10/2012 6:09:40 AM PST by VRW Conspirator (Neo-communist equals Neo-fascist)
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To: JediJones
Curiously, Republicans are not allowed to vote for Democrats in the Republican primary this year. Makes it a lot easier to beat the Democrats that way.

??

I was thinking of the general election (a long way away) not the primary.

25 posted on 03/10/2012 9:08:45 AM PST by thecodont
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To: Steelfish

I know we are fruits and nuts, but we have more rock ribbed conservatives here than many other states. We are drowned out a lot.


26 posted on 03/10/2012 9:17:01 AM PST by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - we need a STEADY conservative President)
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To: livius

The difference between California 1972 and California 2012 are striking.

Reagan wouldn’t be elected Governor if he were to reincarnate and run today.


27 posted on 03/10/2012 1:50:23 PM PST by hattend (Jesus wants me to make churches pay for abortions. - Barack Obama)
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To: FerociousRabbit

Hey! I’m in California and so is JimRob :-) Maybe we can throw this thing to Gingrich.


28 posted on 03/10/2012 7:42:47 PM PST by monkeyshine
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To: livius

That was the California of 30 years ago. Things have changed for the worse since then. Where it went horribly wrong I can’t say, but it has gone horribly wrong none the less.


29 posted on 03/15/2012 8:34:07 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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