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BREAKING: Romney wins Puerto Rico primary, CNN projects
CNN ^ | 03/18/2012

Posted on 03/18/2012 5:35:02 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Edited 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.


(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: puertorico; romney

1 posted on 03/18/2012 5:35:05 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Mitt is such a winner. Gaining the nomination by attacking conservatives just like McLame.


2 posted on 03/18/2012 5:40:11 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ba$tard has bought this win and the nomination!


3 posted on 03/18/2012 5:42:39 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why are there primaries in the territories? They can’t vote in November! Right?


4 posted on 03/18/2012 5:48:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Brad's Gramma; onyx

Well....I guess Micronesia, Outer Mongolia, and Lagos,Nigeria can’t be far behind........


5 posted on 03/18/2012 5:59:08 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

At least Romney won’t win Nigeria until he sends $7,000 to a PO Box in Lagos...


6 posted on 03/18/2012 6:00:32 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

ROTFLOL.....(what makes you think he didn’t already send it? )


7 posted on 03/18/2012 6:01:56 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why are there primaries in the territories? They can’t vote in November! Right?


Gotta give those US Citizens a feeling of belonging even though they have no electoral vote or Congress representation.


8 posted on 03/18/2012 6:06:55 PM PDT by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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To: grumpygresh

Mitt picks up 20 delegates today. Whether we like it or not ( NOT for me ), this adds to his commanding lead.


9 posted on 03/18/2012 6:11:23 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (question)
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To: deport

I like the word DEPORT more & more.... : )


10 posted on 03/18/2012 6:13:43 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

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.


11 posted on 03/18/2012 6:13:43 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (question)
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To: SeekAndFind

As in “inevitability”, perhaps?? Hmmm???


12 posted on 03/18/2012 6:24:21 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (If Free Republic morphs into a supportive site for Romney, I'll conclude my 13 year participation.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


13 posted on 03/18/2012 6:26:34 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (If Free Republic morphs into a supportive site for Romney, I'll conclude my 13 year participation.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Color me surprised, another democrat stronghold votes for Romney....


14 posted on 03/18/2012 6:32:13 PM PDT by Mechanicos (Why does the DOE have a SWAT Team?)
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To: SeekAndFind
Why is this a State?

We only have 50 stars on Our Flag!

15 posted on 03/18/2012 6:50:10 PM PDT by Musketeer
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


16 posted on 03/18/2012 6:54:05 PM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: SeekAndFind

I would have been surprised if it didn’t go for Romney. Romney has won all the territories.


18 posted on 03/18/2012 7:00:31 PM PDT by Pinkbell (Rick Santorum For President)
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To: mkjessup

LOL @ Post 17!

Bad...but funny as hell too.


19 posted on 03/18/2012 7:06:09 PM PDT by MplsSteve (Amy Klobuchar is no moderate. She's Al Franken with a nicer smile.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Of course US citizens living in territories can vote.


20 posted on 03/18/2012 7:06:37 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: SeekAndFind

HUKA Bahamas:

Rioting in San Juan, but only to freely express their joy and sentiment.


21 posted on 03/18/2012 7:10:39 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Well....I guess Micronesia, Outer Mongolia, and Lagos,Nigeria can’t be far behind........

.......China too.

22 posted on 03/18/2012 7:16:54 PM PDT by Musketeer
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Well....I guess Micronesia, Outer Mongolia, and Lagos,Nigeria can’t be far behind........

.......China too.

23 posted on 03/18/2012 7:17:10 PM PDT by Musketeer
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To: Musketeer

Yeah,,,, : )


24 posted on 03/18/2012 7:23:49 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

This same voting behavior applies to all of the other U.S. territories, too.


25 posted on 03/18/2012 7:23:53 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: Maine Mariner

Huh?


26 posted on 03/18/2012 7:25:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: grumpygresh

Romney is racking up wins in states and territories that will never vote GOP in the General election.


27 posted on 03/18/2012 7:36:28 PM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Micronesia. Sounds like a wonderful place to retire.


28 posted on 03/18/2012 8:18:04 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: SeekAndFind

29 posted on 03/18/2012 8:20:43 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Without virtue, happiness cannot be. -- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why is there a primary in Puerto Rico? Puerto Ricans can’t vote in presidential elections unless they have a stateside address.


30 posted on 03/18/2012 8:50:22 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Yes, deport him back to Utah.


31 posted on 03/18/2012 9:38:37 PM PDT by Lexinom (Mitt < 1,144)
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To: Red_Devil 232

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.


32 posted on 03/18/2012 10:06:27 PM PDT by CT (Make Mine Newt)
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To: CT

y, 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 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”.


33 posted on 03/18/2012 10:23:19 PM PDT by RightLady (Liberty above all)
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To: Mechanicos

A “Democrat stronghold” which has a Republican governor


34 posted on 03/18/2012 11:12:28 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: MplsSteve
LOL @ Post 17!
Bad...but funny as hell too.


Unfortunately the powers that be did not share our somewhat twisted sense of humor.
35 posted on 03/18/2012 11:16:09 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

And don’t forget Kenya.


36 posted on 03/19/2012 2:01:20 AM PDT by Semper Mark (Oh. Who's being naive, Kay?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thanks a lot, Newt.


37 posted on 03/19/2012 2:48:35 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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?


38 posted on 03/19/2012 5:01:26 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival. (Ron Paul is the Lyndon Larouche of the 21st century.))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oops, I just asked that same question. I’ve been scratching my head on that one since I heard about the PR primary.


39 posted on 03/19/2012 5:02:15 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival. (Ron Paul is the Lyndon Larouche of the 21st century.))
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To: AmericanInTokyo

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.


40 posted on 03/19/2012 5:05:08 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival. (Ron Paul is the Lyndon Larouche of the 21st century.))
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To: Musketeer

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.


41 posted on 03/19/2012 5:07:05 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival. (Ron Paul is the Lyndon Larouche of the 21st century.))
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To: Brad's Gramma

Yeah, but I get the odd feeling it’s full of software developers who’ve moved from the Seattle area.


42 posted on 03/19/2012 5:08:37 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival. (Ron Paul is the Lyndon Larouche of the 21st century.))
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To: SeekAndFind

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!!!!!


43 posted on 03/19/2012 5:29:45 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: SeekAndFind

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?

Phooey


44 posted on 03/19/2012 5:34:59 AM PDT by Leep (Dueling tag lines=don't worry,you'll be a vegetable guy soon<>It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: Musketeer

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.!!!


45 posted on 03/19/2012 6:43:58 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy POTUS Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: LibsRJerks
Time to get SERIOUS conservatives!!!!!

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.

46 posted on 03/19/2012 7:38:07 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is proogue: The American people will again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Two-State Newt favored Puerto Rican statehood c. 1997, and all he got was 2 percent thanks, not even a real tip.


47 posted on 03/19/2012 7:39:50 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is proogue: The American people will again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: Musketeer

“Why is this a State?”

It’s not.

“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.


48 posted on 03/19/2012 8:17:36 PM PDT by WOSG (Anyone But Obama)
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