Skip to comments.BREAKING: Romney wins Puerto Rico primary, CNN projects
Posted on 03/18/2012 5:35:02 PM PDT by SeekAndFindEdited on 03/18/2012 5:37:46 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Mitt Romney will win the Republican presidential primary in Puerto Rico on Sunday, CNN projects, based on vote results obtained from local party and election officials.
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Mitt is such a winner. Gaining the nomination by attacking conservatives just like McLame.
Ba$tard has bought this win and the nomination!
Why are there primaries in the territories? They can’t vote in November! Right?
Well....I guess Micronesia, Outer Mongolia, and Lagos,Nigeria can’t be far behind........
At least Romney won’t win Nigeria until he sends $7,000 to a PO Box in Lagos...
ROTFLOL.....(what makes you think he didn’t already send it? )
Why are there primaries in the territories? They cant vote in November! Right?
Gotta give those US Citizens a feeling of belonging even though they have no electoral vote or Congress representation.
Mitt picks up 20 delegates today. Whether we like it or not ( NOT for me ), this adds to his commanding lead.
I like the word DEPORT more & more.... : )
Santorum had posed a potential threat to Romney in Puerto Rico, since his Catholicism and social conservatism were seen resonating among some voters in the predominantly Roman Catholic territory.
But Romney’s campaign was endorsed by just about every prominent Republican on the Spanish-speaking island, and Santorum angered many Puerto Ricans with comments last week that they needed to make English their primary language if they wanted to pursue statehood.
Romney had about 83 percent of the vote, according to Puerto Rico’s electoral commission. Rick Santorum was in second place with just over 8 percent. Newt Gingrich was third with about 2 percent.
As in “inevitability”, perhaps?? Hmmm???
Puerto Rican GOP voters merely rubber stamp, (into the 80% or 90% vote level), the man who is annointed by the GOP Official RINO-dom elite on the mainland of the USA, and seem to exercise very little independent thinking. They did this in the past three or four presidential election cycles, so this voting behavior has remained consistent.
Color me surprised, another democrat stronghold votes for Romney....
We only have 50 stars on Our Flag!
But, what if Gingrich had dropped out? Then, if we assume that Santorum would fetch the lion’s share of Newt’s vote, that would have reduced Mitt’s margin to 89 to 10 percent, holding the margin of victory below the crucial 80 percent mark.
I would have been surprised if it didn’t go for Romney. Romney has won all the territories.
LOL @ Post 17!
Bad...but funny as hell too.
Of course US citizens living in territories can vote.
Rioting in San Juan, but only to freely express their joy and sentiment.
Yeah,,,, : )
This same voting behavior applies to all of the other U.S. territories, too.
Romney is racking up wins in states and territories that will never vote GOP in the General election.
Micronesia. Sounds like a wonderful place to retire.
Why is there a primary in Puerto Rico? Puerto Ricans can’t vote in presidential elections unless they have a stateside address.
Yes, deport him back to Utah.
Funny, I really don’t remember any news organizations making a big deal out of Puerto Rico voting in a primary? Must be that new “network” Whorealdo is running for diversity.
y, I really dont remember any news organizations making a big deal out of Puerto Rico voting in a primary? Must be that new network Whorealdo is ru
They made a big deal out of it when Geo. HW Bush beat Ronald Reagan there in 1980. Media said Bush was starting to “turn things around”.
A “Democrat stronghold” which has a Republican governor
And don’t forget Kenya.
Thanks a lot, Newt.
Something slipped by me while I was busy working and take care of a thousand and one obligations, so someone help me out here...
why is Puerto Rico voting in the GOP primary? How long has this been going on? They are not a state. They do not vote for our President, right? Why the hell is ‘big LA’ given the opportunity to throw our primary?
Oops, I just asked that same question. I’ve been scratching my head on that one since I heard about the PR primary.
They have been thinking independently enough for quite a while to make the decision NOT to become a state and not to have share the tax-paying burden and yet to still receive sizable handouts from the US taxpayer, not the least of which is full military protection.
We ought to cut all ties with PR, as far as I’m concerned.
I guess when Obammie the Commie (mutant progeny of 1960’s radicals) referred to having visited all but one of the 57 states that he was referring to territories and any other countries that are not a part of the US that he would allow to vote if he were sure they would vote for him.
Yeah, but I get the odd feeling it’s full of software developers who’ve moved from the Seattle area.
Santorum angered many Puerto Ricans with comments last week that they needed to make English their primary language if they wanted to pursue statehood.
And, he would do similiar things before a general election against Obama, or they’d pop it out of him, and he’d anger the general electorate as well.
He’s a disaster — and so is Romeny.
Time to get SERIOUS conservatives!!!!!
You know how we are suppose to come together no matter who the nomination is..
well, just how do we do that if it is Romjob?
I’m against everything he stands for or stood for!!!
..I don’t even know what he stands for?
I haven’t heard him say, his positions on any number of things that he now rejects them and or was even wrong?
Did he even say he was wrong for being against Reagan?
Puerto Rico is not a USA state, just yet!!! But....thousands of Puerto Ricans, men & women have loyally served with courage, bravery and honor, have died and were wounded fighting to defend the very flag you refer to and the great country it represents. And.....they have been part of America since 1898!!! They are part of the grand fabric of people diversity the USA is made up of, just like Chinese, Asians, Indians, Italians, Polish, Irish, German, Spanish, Mexican, African, etc. etc.!!!
Goldwater put it a little different in 1960, "time to grow up, conservatives. If we really want to take this party back, and I think we can ....." Sadly, in time Goldwater was himself practically a Rockefeller Republican. And they are "in charge," despite Haig's famous quip in 1981.
Two-State Newt favored Puerto Rican statehood c. 1997, and all he got was 2 percent thanks, not even a real tip.
“Why is this a State?”
“We only have 50 stars on Our Flag!”
Which is an excellent reason not to make Puerto Rico a state.
It would muck up some nice symmetry.
Obama’s been to 57 states ... this must be one of them.