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?
Which is my point. If one of them is stronger in a state, they should focus on that state and cede their weaker states to the other guy. That's the way to maximize their delegates and beat Romney at the convention.
You left out Texas, no doubt deliberately. Gov.Perry has been pulling out all the stops to benefit Gingrich.
Add those delegates, then redo your math.
Did they vote already?
Do they vote this Tuesday with AL and MS?
Last I saw, they don’t vote to May 29th.
Why would I include numbers for a primary that doesn’t happen for another 2 months? And you’re the person that was shoving HARD and SOFT delegates down everyone’s throat? WTF?
These are kina tough, but boil them into stew, they are edible.
Gingrich + Santorum together is enough to overcome Mitt. One will doubtless throw his support to the other before the convention. Gingrich is persistent but he is not asinine.
I don’t know. That confused me too, but looks like Romney is above 20 now. Barely. If this holds, Romney will pick up 6 delegates. I think he was expecting 12.
I will bet Santorum takes Missouri!
...and yet (while I could be wrong), to my knowledge, the most senior retired officer to have endorsed in this election cycle is a man's man and soldier's soldier, Jerry Boykin...who endorsed Santorum.
Yeah, so the question is what happens to the remaining 9?
We got Santorum winning all 4 CD’s for 12 Delegates, and 52% of the vote for 13 of the 25 at large delegates. He also gets the 3 bound Super delegates. So he’s got 28 at the moment.
Looks like Romney is going to get 6 after all, damn.
But what about the remaining 6? KS GOP should give them all to Santorum just like the MI GOP did in MI.
But, but, but, but, but, but, but Newt warn’t even really trying very hard. He’d a won big had he really tried. Just you wait, Newt’s going to surge the living daylights out of that stoooooooppppppppppiiiiiiiddddddddd Santorum. Won’t be long now. Newt’s gonna surge. Really surge.
If he really puts his mind to it.
Great win for Santorum.
It’s called strategy.
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