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CNN And Fox Project Romney Wins Illinois
CNN and Fox | March 20, 2012

Posted on 03/20/2012 5:51:54 PM PDT by Pinkbell

No link yet. I'm just seeing it on CNN. Reuters said Fox called it as well.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
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1 posted on 03/20/2012 5:51:57 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Pinkbell
Well, the Romneybots signed up on this forum who have kept their heads low, but then ramped it up and endlessly bashed Rick Santorum, said they were for Gingrich (but rarely posted anything positive for him), I suppose can all come out of the woodwork now on FREE REPUBLIC and start making this place ROMNEY-LAND.

Here's your chance, RINO sleepers! Hope you are happy with yourselves.


2 posted on 03/20/2012 5:55:47 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: Pinkbell

via WLS “Quotes from Illinois Primary Voters”:

“If a frog was running against Obama, I’d vote for the frog.” - Richard Zellers, 66, retiree from St. Joseph who voted for former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.


“That was a tough one.” - Michelle Miller, 42, mother of two children from Columbia who voted for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

“I don’t care for Romney. I don’t think he connects with people.” - Gary Lutes, 63, Rockford insurance agent who voted for Santorum.

“The problem is that Romney is a little too liberal for the Republican base. But that’s the only way you can win. You’ve got to get the independents.” - Norm Jay, 78, from Wheaton who voted for Romney.

“I like what Ron Paul has to say, his idea that government can be more simple, less intrusive.” - Darrell Hart, 61, retiree from St. Joseph who voted for Texas Rep. Ron Paul.

“I voted for Newt Gingrich. I think he’s a good leader. I like his ideas and I think that he has experience he can implement and make a difference.” - Mark Plunkett, 52, real estate agent from Wheaton who voted for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

“Romney’s a shoo-in for the Republican nomination no matter what. And I think Obama will beat Romney no matter what I do. So why vote?” - Jeff Wellman, 36, accountant who works in Chicago.


3 posted on 03/20/2012 5:56:04 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Pinkbell
Millions spent to promote Willard (aka, Romney-the-RINO), and in IL, if you carry the Liberals in the Northern area (including Chicago), your lead won't be overcome by the common sense people scattered in the southern areas, and suburbia.

This is typical of how the Liberal RINO's win; they can't carry the Conservative voters, they carry the parasites.

4 posted on 03/20/2012 5:58:10 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Pinkbell

If I recall correctly, Santorum was not on the ballot in six congressional districts in IL.


5 posted on 03/20/2012 5:58:24 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Romney barely won in OH with a 12-1 money advantage, he can't beat Obama that way.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Come on. Be honest. You don’t believe that Santorum bears any responsibility in this?


6 posted on 03/20/2012 5:59:13 PM PDT by Clara Lou (Deliver us from Obama (and Obama Lite). GO NEWT!)
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To: Pinkbell

I am not a big fan of Romney but am now ready to crawl across broken glass to vote for him. The longer Republicans spend time talking about birth control instead of the economy and our debt, the more likely obama is to be reelected. These primaries need to end.


7 posted on 03/20/2012 6:00:40 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Poser backstabber at work:
"I bet you $10,000 I can glue this thing on the roof
of my wife’s second Cadillac.
"



8 posted on 03/20/2012 6:01:25 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Krauthammer just said that he believes the ticket will be Romney/Rubio.


9 posted on 03/20/2012 6:02:07 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I agree. I am very suspicious of people who went from thread to thread every day simply bashing Santorum. Some attacked him with such fervor that it’s as if he did something personal to them. They claimed they supported Gingrich, but Gingrich is conservative, so why bash a conservative man like Santorum just because he was doing better in the polls?


10 posted on 03/20/2012 6:02:28 PM PDT by Pinkbell (Rick Santorum For President)
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To: Thunder90

Santorum failed to qualify for delegates in four of Illinois’ 18 congressional districts, meaning he is only eligible to win 44 of the state’s 54 delegates.


11 posted on 03/20/2012 6:02:28 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Pinkbell

It can’g be!

The trees are not the right size.


12 posted on 03/20/2012 6:03:01 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: bigbob
“Romney’s a shoo-in for the Republican nomination no matter what. And I think Obama will beat Romney no matter what I do. So why vote?” - Jeff Wellman, 36, accountant who works in Chicago.

That pretty much says it all.

13 posted on 03/20/2012 6:04:15 PM PDT by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: Clara Lou
You don’t believe that Santorum bears any responsibility in this?

As the candidate he does, as does the MSM, as does the Romney campaign who have run an epically negative campaign so far, as does the establishment GOP supporting Romney.

As do all the political neophytes who spent the last couple of months bashing him at every turn on internet forums. They're doing their little part, too.

At least my conscience is clean.

14 posted on 03/20/2012 6:05:17 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: AmericanInTokyo
"Well, the Romneybots signed up on this forum who have kept their heads low, but then ramped it up and endlessly bashed Rick Santorum, said they were for Gingrich (but rarely posted anything positive for him), I suppose can all come out of the woodwork now on FREE REPUBLIC and start making this place ROMNEY-LAND."

Instead of whining, why don't you name names? Accuse them directly of being a Romney-bot.

15 posted on 03/20/2012 6:05:22 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Pinkbell

Not a surprise that liberal/”moderate” Romney won in the state that elected Obama.


16 posted on 03/20/2012 6:06:13 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Thunder90
If I recall correctly, Santorum was not on the ballot in six congressional districts in IL.

Bret Baier just said Santorum failed to qualify in 10 districts.

17 posted on 03/20/2012 6:06:37 PM PDT by af_vet_1981 (The bus came by and I got on, That's when it all began,)
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To: Red in Blue PA
I am not a big fan of Romney but am now ready to crawl across broken glass to vote for him.
18 posted on 03/20/2012 6:07:19 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I will not vote for Romney if he is the nominee.


19 posted on 03/20/2012 6:07:45 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Mariner; AmericanInTokyo

I’m curious too. Name names.


20 posted on 03/20/2012 6:07:45 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Signalman

It’s not going to be Rubio. It is going to be Susana Martinez. She is seen as less controversial by the GOP-E and she appeals to more demographics (Mexican Hispanics and women).

Rubio MAY-—MAY get a cabinet post. But that’s it.


21 posted on 03/20/2012 6:08:03 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Romney barely won in OH with a 12-1 money advantage, he can't beat Obama that way.)
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To: Pinkbell
"so why bash a conservative man like Santorum just because he was doing better in the polls?"

Because Santorum is an idiot and Gingrich is not.

22 posted on 03/20/2012 6:08:14 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
If Free Republic morphs into a supportive site for Romney, I'll conclude my 13 year participation

I sincerely believe JR will not go there.

But, I do agree, although I'd get great satisfaction out of being banned instead of resigning.

23 posted on 03/20/2012 6:08:56 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: Thunder90
If I recall correctly, Santorum was not on the ballot in six congressional districts in IL.

I heard that the Newt delegates from those CD's said they'd be Rick's delegates too if he won there.

24 posted on 03/20/2012 6:12:14 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Thunder90

“If I recall correctly, Santorum was not on the ballot in six congressional districts in IL.”

He wasn’t on the ballot in my district.


25 posted on 03/20/2012 6:12:59 PM PDT by BJ1
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To: xzins

Try not to panic. Ok, which primary is next? Is Illinois proportional or winner take all?

What do we have left?

Newt had to know this was coming.

What was the vote split?

Levin was on saying turnout was PITIFUL. Way to go GOP!


26 posted on 03/20/2012 6:13:14 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: bigbob

““The problem is that Romney is a little too liberal for the Republican base. But that’s the only way you can win. You’ve got to get the independents.” - Norm Jay, 78, from Wheaton who voted for Romney.”

Thinking a ?moderate? Republican can win the General, is a misconception that some people make.

I wish I could ask them how did McCain do in 2008? McCain was the nominee because of the Independent and Dem votes in the early Open primaries, but it didn’t help him win the presidency..


27 posted on 03/20/2012 6:13:14 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Mariner

ah, I see.

And yet for all the brilliance that Newt supposedly has, he never figured out how to campaign for the “idiot” voters, who it appears clearly now make up a majority of the Republican Party.

It’s time to admit the obvious. Conservatism is in the minority. Even if we make up 40% and liberals make up 21%, the squishy 39% of Moderates that don’t want to be called “liberal” are still liberals.

It’s ridiculous. The GOP under the current nominating rules will never be able to elect a conservative...again. The moderate/RINO will always out perform in the cities and suburbia, then get crushed in the same areas in the General Election.


28 posted on 03/20/2012 6:13:38 PM PDT by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: trappedincanuckistan

According to them, if you supported Newt, you are a secret Romney supporter, pretending to take down Saint Rick to help Newt.

But really,.........They all know your REAL motive, the super secret plot to get Romney elected all along. The accusations are beginning to flow like Spring sewage already!


29 posted on 03/20/2012 6:14:05 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Well, the Romneybots signed up on this forum who have kept their heads low, but then ramped it up and endlessly bashed Rick Santorum,

So true. Sort of surprised the moderator allowed the continual negative toxic comments from these guys, horrible. Probably did their share of damage on various boards. People can only take so much of that crap and they give up.

30 posted on 03/20/2012 6:14:50 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: traditional1

“This is typical of how the Liberal RINO’s win; they can’t carry the Conservative voters, they carry the parasites”

Romney supported bailing out Wall Street. I wonder how many of his rich buddies contributed to his pac?


31 posted on 03/20/2012 6:17:19 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Mariner
Going to be a lot of poor losers after tonight. Best to just let them "marinate" in the vinegar of their misery. Tomorrow the caravan moves on.
32 posted on 03/20/2012 6:17:41 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Signalman
Krauthammer just said that he believes the ticket will be Romney/Rubio.

Rubio is a Romney in training; i.e. flexible as circumstances require, and I think Krauthammer has correctly predicted this most predictable outcome. I'll go back to sleep now.

33 posted on 03/20/2012 6:17:52 PM PDT by Calliecat
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To: bigbob
Hasn't been an election in the 20th or 21st century won by pulling in the Independents.

The way you do this is you hold your base and peel off one of the other party's factions.

Currently the YOUTH VOTE is up for grabs. Bammy had it. He blew it. They haven't had employment for the last four years.

They are NOT looking for Leftwingtard solutions, and that's all Romney has to offer.

Romney demonstrated a decided inability to draw in the Republican base.

As in Virginia, they stayed away from the primary. Just didn't go there.

It is entirely possible that Romney is the ONLY Republican candidate who can't actually beat Obama.

34 posted on 03/20/2012 6:17:56 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Mariner

Newt is a lazy and weak campaigner who had little going for him other than a few debates. He has not run a good campaign, picks and chooses states(wow, whatta fighter)and he is also broke.

Couple that with a seedy reputation and it is easy to see why he went nowhere.

Talk about an idiot.


35 posted on 03/20/2012 6:18:19 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Pinkbell

Your both right Rombet and Paulbots have been astroturfing for a long time using Newt as their cover .


36 posted on 03/20/2012 6:19:01 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: Thunder90

I hope you’re right.


37 posted on 03/20/2012 6:20:10 PM PDT by Calliecat
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To: af_vet_1981
The RNC should have assisted the candidates in getting through all state qualification standards. The Democrats do that.

Priebus has let us all down. We need him out of there ~ NOW!

38 posted on 03/20/2012 6:21:56 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I’m familiar with the argument, and aware that accusations are flying. Very silly. Rick’s demise has nothing to do with “Newt supporters that are really closet Romney supporters”. He is a deeply flawed candidate. He’s had more Doh! moments than I can ever remember any candidate having.


39 posted on 03/20/2012 6:22:08 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: dforest

LOL! “Venting” a bit, are we? I hardly think that attacking Newt matters a whole lot, and Newt certainly could care less what you think about him.

He will do quite well after this election, in various ways.


40 posted on 03/20/2012 6:22:27 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: dforest

Newt is a lazy and weak campaigner who had little going for him other than a few debates. He has not run a good campaign, picks and chooses states(wow, whatta fighter)and he is also broke.

Couple that with a seedy reputation and it is easy to see why he went nowhere.

Talk about an idiot.
**

You’d better back up your talk here. Your main squeeze Romney cannot get a majority of conservative votes if he were to stand on his head. HE is and WILL BE the weak candidate in the general election and his candidacy will go down like the Hindenberg.

But fellows/gals like you just never seem to learn ... always gotta run with the RINOS. Idiocy is doing the same thing twice, yet expecting a different outcome.


41 posted on 03/20/2012 6:23:30 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: Signalman
Krauthammer just said that he believes the ticket will be Romney/Rubio.

It may shape up that way, it seems. Possibly Romney/Ryan.

42 posted on 03/20/2012 6:23:50 PM PDT by Lando Lincoln (But that's just me.)
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To: Thunder90
That is a fascinating point. IDK much about Martinez, but if she was to run as a Chicana woman, not just a generic Hispanic, that would be mighty interesting. Way more Chicanos than Cubans in the electorate. Think California...Texas...New Mexico...Arizona...Nevada...Colorado...Illinois(largest Hispanic city in the US is Chicago, most of them from Mexico...)
43 posted on 03/20/2012 6:23:50 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Thunder90

No Hispanics!


44 posted on 03/20/2012 6:24:09 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: GeronL

As much as I dislike Romney, I would perhaps vote for him given the alternative. No money from me though.

Likewise, voting in other races in the general election is crucial to trim Obama coat tails.

Romney is a dyed-in-the-wool flat-out stinkin’ to high heaven liberal.

As Senator Everett Dirksen (R -IL)once said, “If the voters are given a choice between a democrat and a democrat, they will always chose the democrat.” So, that would put Obama as the winner, Romney the loser.


45 posted on 03/20/2012 6:24:13 PM PDT by Memphis Moe
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To: Pinkbell

Levin just said a little bit ago that Romney has a real problem because it isn’t like his winning in blue states is some big accomplishment. He was never NOT going to win the POS state I live in. It’s too far gone liberal. But he only barely wins in red states. His machine has spent too much money attacking other Republican nominees and not enough trying to connect with conservatives. The reason...IMO because he isn’t one.

I am worried that this same vicious underhanded-ness will not translate to attacking Obama when he becomes the nominee. THAT is when he will really need it.

I have never liked Romeny and like him SO MUCH less now. But, if he picks a strong and I mean STRONG VP running mate, that will be his only saving grace.


46 posted on 03/20/2012 6:25:51 PM PDT by conservativebabe
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To: muawiyah

I read today that vile Mittens has the all time lowest approval rating of either party leading candidate in modern history.!

This creature has literally fire bombed the GOP base and is hated by majority of the GOP thanks to the ugliest primary campaign in my life time .

He is the Dems dream come true .
Obamacare is a non issue which will help all the Dem House and Senate candidates and do us cap & trade that evil Mittens will ram thru just like the Marxist .


47 posted on 03/20/2012 6:27:02 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: trappedincanuckistan
That's right, it's pretty much over. This win in Illinois for Romney will push a great deal of voters his way.

What is interesting to note, is all the Gingrich voters (about 10%) who went over to Romney and even Paul. A fair number of Santo voters also went to Romney. (Or Paul)

48 posted on 03/20/2012 6:27:02 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: dforest

Why are you insulting Newt?

I know you’re disappointed your guy lost tonight .... but pull it together.


49 posted on 03/20/2012 6:27:55 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: conservativebabe

hope you like Kelly Ayotte then. NH is what he is aiming to get to 270.


50 posted on 03/20/2012 6:28:19 PM PDT by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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