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New GOP Televised Presidential Debate in LATE MAY in TX - 155 Delegates - will it ever end?
Texas GOP Vote ^ | 3/29/12 | David Bellow

Posted on 03/29/2012 8:58:01 AM PDT by President O must GO

A Major Presidential Debate in Texas? This is pretty much unheard of!

The Republican Party of Texas is close to finalizing a deal that will bring a nationally televised Republican Presidential Debate to Houston, TX on May 24th, 2012. The debate will be only 5 days before the Texas Primary and there are 155 Presidential Delegates at stake. A candidate needs 1144 delegates to win the Republican nomination.

The State Republican Executive Committee (SREC) will pass, a resolution calling on all four candidates to show they have concern for our state by committing to be at the debate, and under no uncertain terms to make it known that the state party leadership would consider it a major slight to the state party and to Texas Republicans for them not to show up.

This should put heat on the candidates to get all 4 of them to show up

The Republican Presidential Nomination Race is being split 4 ways (Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul) with no signs of anyone backing out. This means that there will likely not be a winner yet by the time Texas gets a chance to vote in the May 29th, 2012 Texas Primary Elections.

Texas Should Go Back to Winner Take All

Texas has gone from winner take all to proportional because the RNC forced us to make the change because we were originally going to have our Primary Election before April. This means that Texas will have less of an impact in the Presidential Race because the 155 delegates that Texas has will be split up between 4 candidates instead of the 155 delegates all going to the candidate who wins Texas. This is not good for Texas because it significantly lowers the impact that Texas will have in the Presidential race....

(Excerpt) Read more at texasgopvote.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: debate; presidential; texas

1 posted on 03/29/2012 8:58:12 AM PDT by President O must GO
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To: President O must GO
If it forces Mitty to shake the etch a sketch one more time, I'm all for it.

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2 posted on 03/29/2012 9:03:55 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: President O must GO

Sort of like being charged a higher price for the “good” seats at an event and when you show up there are only “cheap” seats available and you have to sit there but still pay the premium for the good seats. We want a refund.


3 posted on 03/29/2012 9:04:30 AM PDT by Anima Mundi
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To: President O must GO

Will it ever end?

Why yes it will. Let the process work it’s way.

Impatient?


4 posted on 03/29/2012 9:07:39 AM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: cripplecreek

In that graphic what jumps out is “R” MONEY as in OUR MONEY. They can have a bunch of fun with that.


5 posted on 03/29/2012 9:07:59 AM PDT by Anima Mundi
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To: Anima Mundi

Makes me think of toothpaste.


6 posted on 03/29/2012 9:11:26 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: President O must GO

I have been praying for months now that Texas would go back to winner take all.

Romney has zero chance of winning Texas, and if it were winner take all Romney would then have zero chance of securing the nomination before the convention.


7 posted on 03/29/2012 9:12:16 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Lots of manipulations have gone on in this primary season.

I think we need firmly set primary dates with a rotating slate of states that will vote on those days with all states being winner take all.


8 posted on 03/29/2012 9:20:01 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

“Romney has zero chance of winning Texas, and if it were winner take all Romney would then have zero chance of securing the nomination before the convention.”

Thus the RNC rules change. I am done with those canine descended vermin.


9 posted on 03/29/2012 9:22:20 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Governor. G. Romney (R), father of Bishop Willard Romney.)
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To: cripplecreek
I agree 100%, Romney wins blue states he has no chance of winning in November or outright Cheats (Missouri Ron Paul coup comes to mind) While Real Conservatives are marginalized to the Side-Lines.

Again see my tag-line, the Not-so-GOP is on the fast track to Oblivion, just like the 1850's, it is a sad state of affairs we find our country in.

10 posted on 03/29/2012 9:27:44 AM PDT by KC_Lion (I will NEVER vote for Romney, the GOP will go the way of the Whigs if they nominate him)
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To: KC_Lion

Bring on the new Freesoil party.


11 posted on 03/29/2012 9:33:04 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
Very nice graphic.

Of course, I will now be hearing Procol Harum in my head for the balance of the day,...

12 posted on 03/29/2012 9:38:52 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Procol Harum was exactly what I was thinking of.


13 posted on 03/29/2012 9:40:35 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: President O must GO

Oh boy, empty suit gets to debate empty head!


14 posted on 03/29/2012 9:47:03 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy
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To: President O must GO

They should have GHWB, GWB, Barbara B., and Jebbie as co-moderators!


15 posted on 03/29/2012 9:47:37 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people have again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: Psalm 144
Romney has zero chance of winning Texas

Do you think TX is going for Obama? Surely not with Barbara Bush out there leading the charge for Romney.

16 posted on 03/29/2012 9:55:43 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people have again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: Theodore R.

“Do you think TX is going for Obama? Surely not with Barbara Bush out there leading the charge for Romney.”

There. I have quoted you. Now you can attack the quotation and argue with yourself.


17 posted on 03/29/2012 9:59:02 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Gov. G. Romney (R), father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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To: cripplecreek
Procol Harum was exactly what I was thinking of.

I figured as much. ;-)

I've got a kernel of an idea for a fake Romney ad, but I'm still working with it; something along the lines of "John Kerry: Now Available In Republican". Perhaps someone can assist.

18 posted on 03/29/2012 9:59:43 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: KC_Lion

I agree with you. The GOP got a second life in 2010, and has worked since then to throw that second chance away as hard and far as it can.


19 posted on 03/29/2012 10:01:11 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Gov. G. Romney (R), father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

I call him the republican John Kerry.


20 posted on 03/29/2012 10:04:15 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: President O must GO
Texas GOP Primary Degelate allocation

 


Tuesday 29 May 2012: 152 of Texas's 155 delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders in today's Texas Presidential Primary. [General Rules for All Conventions and Meetings. Rule 38. Section 8. f.]

From the statewide vote, compute the number of delegates each candidate receives by multiplying that candidate's percentage of the statewide vote by the total number (152) of district and at-large delegates.

  • Beginning with the candidate receiving the most votes statewide, round up fractional delegates of 0.51% and above to the next whole number. Round down fractional delegates below 0.51%.
  • Repeat for the next highest vote getter until all 152 delegates are bound.

2012 Republican Primay Map as of 3-29-12
Doesn't show Territories

When Texas Votes there will be 23% of the delegates remaining and after Texas votes there will be 16% remaining to be chosen.

Weekly delegate allocation

21 posted on 03/29/2012 10:16:16 AM PDT by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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To: President O must GO

I doubt that this will take place. The Gingrich and Santorum campaigns will be broke and on life support by then and I doubt seriously if Romney will give them an opportunity to try and revive themselves.


22 posted on 03/29/2012 10:29:39 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: President O must GO
ROMNEY ANN, SHE'S THE BOSS
23 posted on 03/29/2012 10:45:15 AM PDT by FrankR
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