Skip to comments.Santorum kicking tail in Kansas Caucus (March 10)
Posted on 03/10/2012 12:39:12 PM PST by Antoninus
With 65% of the vote counted, here are the breakdowns:
Santorum 53.2% (8,163)
Romney 17.1% (2,626)
Gingrich 15.5% (2,386)
Paul 13.2% (2,031)
See the Google map here for updates:
Kansas Primary Results
Fox has called it for Santorum: Santorum projected winner of Kansas GOP caucuses
That’s my kind of diversity.
And how many hard delegates does Santorum get out of Kansas?
Let’s hope the voters in MS and AL get the message and especially Gingrich. He needs to quit, he’s now the “spoiler” in the race. On Super Tuesday Night Carl Cameron on FoxNews reported that the Romney camp is “happy” to see Gingrich still in the race. This is now all about his inflated ego that is giving us Romney.
Never mind. Santorum got 52% of the vote. Gingrich in his own home state of GA with massive campaign ad buys got 48% of the vote. He’s now the official “spoiler” in the race.
All 40 are HARD delegates tied to the Caucus results, if Romney stays < 20%.
Which means I expect you to post a thread that now shows Santorum leading Gingrich in BOTH the HARD and SOFT delegates. And I doubt Gingrich makes up 28 Hard Delegates in AL/MS on Tuesday, which means Santorum will STILL be leading after Tuesday.
You are a silly one! Hard delegates do count and you’re sounding more and more like a Romney supporter.
Gingrich didn’t campaign in Kansas in case you didn’t notice. He let Rick have that one. Not sure if it was planned, but this is the way to set up a contested convention they can win. Let each other have certain states. It looks like Newt gets it and is ceding some to Santorum, but Santorum doesn’t get it, and has been wasting his time in Newt states, swiping votes from Newt, when he should have gone “all in” in states like Ohio.
Most likely 40. All KS’s delegates are committed delegates determined by the caucus results.
Are your Rabies shots up to date?
Psycho, the mental wards are looking for an escapee that fits your description.
I’m going to love watching you cry like a baby in about 3 weeks.
You should be crying now!
What you are all forgetting is that Gingrich taught strategy at Military Colleges. He is assessing the overall primary contest like a military campaign; planning where it is best to do battle and not just lurching from one to state to the other.
As of 3/10/2012
Dunkirk, from the looks of things.
that’s old info you got there. Santorum’s got at least 28 more hard delegates coming his way for 123, and probably as many as 135. Newt’s not going to make that margin up in AL/MS regardless of the primary results there. Santorum has the mo.
The article says a candidate must get over 20% to get any delegates, and it looks like Santorum stopped them from doing that. Any loss for Romney at this point is a great thing, and this would be his biggest loss to date. This is the first state Romney got NO delegates from.
The only path to defeat for Romney is for the conservatives to outnumber him in delegates at a contested convention. It looks like it’s too far gone for them to win the nomination outright. So this is a great step forward toward victory under that strategy. Of course, it looks like Romney will get 36 delegates from Northern Marianas, Guam, Virgin Islands and American Samao, so we’re not gaining on him, just slowing him down.
Question on Green Papers on the wording of this rule:
“25 delegates (10 base at-large delegates and 15 bonus delegates) to the Republican National Convention are proportionally allocated to presidential contenders based on the statewide vote. A 20% threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates. However, if only one candidate or no candidate receives the 20%, there is no threshold.”
When it says “there is no threshhold” does that mean that proportional allocation will happen anyway or does Santorum get all 40? The last part of this rule seems fishy and doesn’t make sense since it seems to penalize someone for getting 50% of the vote. Santorum’s got at least 28, but does Romney/Newt/Paul get 5,4, and 3 respectively?