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Illinois Republican Primary
New York Times ^ | March 20, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 03/20/2012 5:25:48 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands

The Race in Illinois Mitt Romney and his allies have pounded Rick Santorum on television and radio, especially in the expensive market of Chicago, where the suburban vote could prove decisive for Mr. Romney. Mr. Santorum was still hoping for a strong vote from downstate Illinois — abutting two states where he won, Iowa and Missouri — but his aides indicated that their hopes were fading in light of the heavy advertising campaign against him. Mr. Romney’s aides believe a comfortable victory could be at hand on Tuesday, but Mr. Santorum and the rest of the field showed no signs of stepping aside.

(Excerpt) Read more at elections.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: gingrich; illinoisprimary; paul; romney; santorum
I didn't see anything posted about the Illinois election. I hope that this helps.

I have recently made it a practice to post comments in prominent political articles in major newspapers that are about to have a primary or caucus. (I have done so in newspapers in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri, and Illinois. I attempted to do so in Puerto Rico, but their comments section appeared to be having some technical issues.) In these comments I give a list of reasons to vote for Rick Santorum. It has gone relatively smoothly. However, when I posted a comment in the Chicago Tribune, it was removed. I also noticed that they appeared to be systematically removing most of the pro-Santorum comments from the articles. The result is that most people looking at the comments would see almost entirely pro-Romney or anti-Santorum comments. It is their newspaper, and they have the legal right to do so, but it is somewhat revealing about their editorial processes and their ethics.

1 posted on 03/20/2012 5:25:58 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Like the Chicago Machine is going to allow an honest election... Obama wants Romney to be the Nominee. Why even pretend?


2 posted on 03/20/2012 5:35:26 PM PDT by Mechanicos (Why does the DOE have a SWAT Team?)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2861596/posts


3 posted on 03/20/2012 5:37:27 PM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Illinois - back when I lived there in the 50s & 60s in nw suburbs - was controlled by Chicago lib voters, the way Pennsylvania has been/is controlled by Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

Looks like lib-Mitt is pounding Newt & Rick, pretty badly. The Chicago Machine has done its work, again.


4 posted on 03/20/2012 5:37:41 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Early returns have Romney with a commanding lead, but most of these early votes are from Chicago, where Romney is strong. Although Romney will probably win comfortably, I expect the gap to close considerably as the night wears on.


5 posted on 03/20/2012 5:41:21 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Well, I voted for Newt at 6:02 a.m. this morning, just after the polls opened.


6 posted on 03/20/2012 5:41:55 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: carriage_hill

This is a slow motion train wreck with romney. I will never vote for anyone who wears magic underwear. Can you imagine how bad this liberal is going to get beat.? We need a new party. This one is gone like the whigs forever. Dole, Bush, McCain— Im out.


7 posted on 03/20/2012 5:42:21 PM PDT by tpuskett
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To: lonevoice

Thanks. I didn’t see that one.


8 posted on 03/20/2012 5:42:45 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands; Impy; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj
I voted for Rick Santorum and I stick by that vote.

Once again, my vote in this state doesn't matter...

So the Massachusetts Romneycare vs. Saul Alinsky Jr.

Oye, McCain2 it seems.

9 posted on 03/20/2012 5:44:28 PM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Bulls!!! Go Blackhawks!!!)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

We’re all peons now!


10 posted on 03/20/2012 5:45:49 PM 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: tpuskett

Please reconsider.

Vote for “the orange juice can” (Mark Levin’s quote in my tagline); if by chance he wins, we can deal with “that can”, later.

Otherwise, we’re just handing it to 0bummer for another 4yrs of Misery & Hell.

(I’d rather have Newt or Rick... but I’m going to deal with what we’re given. We HAVE to get 0bummer OUT!)

Yes, it’s another Dolt & McLame “hold yer nose and vote” from the corrupt/criminal GOP-e. I know.


11 posted on 03/20/2012 5:47:47 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: carriage_hill
The Chicago Machine has done its work, again.

The Illinois union thugs must have been out in full force to skew this primary in their favor. Socialists, regardless of party label, always stick together.

Big labor is a vile force that must be stopped by Constitutional Conservatives. It's nothing more than an extortion racket to fuel the DemonRAT collectivists.

12 posted on 03/20/2012 5:49:16 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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Well if this holds out. Newt CANNOT be blamed for keeping Santorum from winning.

Sheesh want this Moderate every run out of Cash.


13 posted on 03/20/2012 5:54:29 PM PDT by Bailee
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To: carriage_hill

Not me. I see NO difference between Obama and Myth except for the fact that with Myth the right will be blamed for the disaster. I WILL not support Romney - now it’s just a question of whether it’s 3rd party or skipping Prez and voting downticket only.

Hank


14 posted on 03/20/2012 5:56:11 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Screw it. Newt's the smartest candidate and the guy I want to see debating Obummer. Flame away.)
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To: re_nortex

Wish I could find a “quick cure” for Big Labor’s racket. It’s so ingrained and entrenched in our society, I’m afraid the general public will won’t see it for what it is, and do “something” about it. The Law is neutered/impotent and in Big Labor’s pocket; bought-and-sold.


15 posted on 03/20/2012 5:59:40 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

I’m with you, Romney can actually do more damage because the Repubs will feel obligated to support him and his liberal judges.


16 posted on 03/20/2012 6:00:03 PM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

CBS TV News calls Illinois for Romney by nearly 2-1 over Santorum.

Paul 3rd

Gingrich 4th


17 posted on 03/20/2012 6:00:43 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Yes, Myth = 0bummer-Lite. But I’ll vote for “the can”, Conservative downticket too, and deal with “the can” later, if he wins. Which he probably won’t, given that so much of The Conservative Base is not voting for him.

We’re getting 4 more years of much-worse-than-it-is-right-now.


18 posted on 03/20/2012 6:08:14 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Me neither, Hank.

I will not hold my nose ever again and vote for a Rino..in this case a worthless, back stabbing, unscrupulous, dishonorable liberal, author of Obamacare Rino from Massachusetts.


19 posted on 03/20/2012 6:16:12 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

“Not me. I see NO difference between Obama and Myth except for the fact that with Myth the right will be blamed for the disaster. I WILL not support Romney - now it’s just a question of whether it’s 3rd party or skipping Prez and voting downticket only.”

With you. I see no need to agonize over whether to vote for either of these corrupt and corrupting men. I reject them both, with finality. I am under no mandate to go incinerate innocents and truth on either the right hand tophet nor on the left hand tophet. May both get what they have earned.


20 posted on 03/20/2012 7:03:22 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Governor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

“Otherwise, we’re just handing it to 0bummer for another 4yrs of Misery & Hell.”

The we you are speaking of is the establishmentarians like Coulter,Rove,Fox News and a way to many supposed “conservative” radio talkshow host.
Oh, and don’t forget the sheeple who buy into the narative.

The ‘E team’ got the idea in people’s heads early that he was the only one with the money and the infrastrusture in place to win.
They constantly promoted him as the inevidible winner. Even when he wasn’t.
In the Newspaper after each primary Romney was almost always front page with a big picture of him smiling. While the other candidates got small stock photos off to the side.
Sometimes no photo at all.

I’m going to vote. Just not for Romney. NEVER FOR ROMNEY!!! Even in an illutionary representive democracy I will vote.

I will write in Palin Gingrich Cain or Mark Levin.


21 posted on 03/21/2012 7:02:19 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: Leep

I lied. I would vote for Romney under one condition. He could somehow convince Sarah Palin to be his VP.


22 posted on 03/21/2012 7:09:06 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: Leep

I lied. I would vote for Romney under one condition. He could somehow convince Sarah Palin to be his VP.


23 posted on 03/21/2012 7:09:06 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: Engraved-on-His-hands

I don’t like to be all sour grapes if we lose, but I truly do not feel chicago’s elections can be trusted. They always come out the way the liberal machine wishes.


24 posted on 03/21/2012 7:19:50 AM PDT by Yaelle (Santorum 2012)
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