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Romney Wins Wisconsin Primary (narrowly)
National Journal ^ | April 3, 2012

Posted on 04/03/2012 9:24:59 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

Mitt Romney won the Republican primary in Wisconsin Tuesday night, after earlier sweeping primaries in Maryland and the District of Columbia, Fox News projects. The big night for Romney does serious damage to chief rival Rick Santorum’s underdog campaign while adding significantly to the front-runner's already imposing lead.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
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1 posted on 04/03/2012 9:25:03 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Jean S; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; ...

Here are the latest results from the Wisconsin primary:

Mitt Romney 281,929 42.5% 27
Rick Santorum 249,877 37.7% 6
Ron Paul 77,597 11.7%
Newt Gingrich 40,264 6.1%
Others 13,533 2.0%


2 posted on 04/03/2012 9:29:13 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Clintonfatigued

He didn’t get 50%... that is good news.


3 posted on 04/03/2012 9:30:25 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Clintonfatigued

43.8% tea party vote voted AGAINST Romney.


4 posted on 04/03/2012 9:31:59 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: Clintonfatigued

Romney takes all 42 Wisconsin delagates (narrowly)


5 posted on 04/03/2012 9:35:04 PM PDT by Once-Ler (There are two paths! One is America, the other is Occupy!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Newt has pretty much quit the race. Even Ru-Paul nearly doubled his vote total. All Newt is doing is dividing the conservative vote. Its time to make a deal with Rick and stop Romney!

6 posted on 04/03/2012 9:38:20 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Tax codes and spending don't get 14 year olds pregnant and on welfare. Morality Matters.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Even with most of Talk Radio kissing his boots it was not a blowout. Still, very disappointing.

Romney is the Cod Liver Oil candidate. They say it will be good for you, and some will hold their nose and take it. However, there's a good percentage that will flat out refuse, no matter what.

7 posted on 04/03/2012 9:40:55 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Had Trayvon been shot in Daddy Obama's Chicago, he'd be just another dead black boy.)
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To: Once-Ler

He got 30, Santorum got 6 according to CSPAN


8 posted on 04/03/2012 9:41:39 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Tax codes and spending don't get 14 year olds pregnant and on welfare. Morality Matters.)
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To: icwhatudo

9 posted on 04/03/2012 9:43:20 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Tax codes and spending don't get 14 year olds pregnant and on welfare. Morality Matters.)
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To: icwhatudo

There is a pronounced urban/rural split, which is consistant with other midwestern states.


10 posted on 04/03/2012 9:43:56 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

Wisconsin Presidential Primary Results ping

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, thiw Wisconsin interest ping list.


11 posted on 04/03/2012 9:53:59 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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12 posted on 04/03/2012 9:55:02 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: icwhatudo

I thought WI was a winner take all state. I am wrong. Thank you for correcting me.


13 posted on 04/03/2012 10:02:19 PM PDT by Once-Ler (There are two paths! One is America, the other is Occupy!)
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To: Once-Ler
Romney takes all 42 Wisconsin delagates (narrowly)

Romney, still going strong in states he can't win against Obama, and losing or barely winning in states he should be naturally winning if he expects to win in November.

Not looking good for your preferred candidate.
14 posted on 04/03/2012 10:05:03 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Once-Ler

I think MD is the winner take all state.


15 posted on 04/03/2012 10:09:18 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Tax codes and spending don't get 14 year olds pregnant and on welfare. Morality Matters.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I listened to as much of Mitt’s speech as I could stand, and he praised 3 presidents - LBJ, FDR, and Lincoln.

Barf.


16 posted on 04/03/2012 10:15:03 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Once-Ler

The winner takes all makes no sense to me.


17 posted on 04/03/2012 10:19:02 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Once again, the straight vote (Santorum + Gingrich) beats the Slick Willard vote. Outrageous.


18 posted on 04/03/2012 10:39:21 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: Pining_4_TX

Just wait until he praises Zero throughout the Fall campaign. Can you say “fixed” ?


19 posted on 04/03/2012 10:40:10 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: Clintonfatigued; All

Thanks for the results.

Bet Romney wishes he did as well as Santorum did in Louisianna, when Santorum won by 25 points, I believe.


20 posted on 04/03/2012 10:44:37 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: SoConPubbie
Not looking good for your preferred candidate.

Romney isn't my preferred candidate but I can't root for Obama like some Freepers.

21 posted on 04/03/2012 10:46:36 PM PDT by Once-Ler (There are two paths! One is America, the other is Occupy!)
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To: Mygirlsmom

“Romney is the Cod Liver Oil candidate. They say it will be good for you, and some will hold their nose and take it. ..”

Too many voters did the same thing with McCain, and look what happened. Will Republican voters ever learn?

But there’s still time for them to wake up, but they better hurry up.


22 posted on 04/03/2012 10:48:20 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
I won't say fixed bud, I think there are multiple factors. The worst was the lynching of Herman Cain by the WHITE LIBERAL MEDIA. Newt did awesome in SC and got a lot of folks including myself on the bandwagon then fizzled like a stale cigarette.

Everyone I know voted for Rick Santorum in the IL Primary and Romney won big time!

Sorry to say this but Mittens has it wrapped up, if NY and CA don't go for Mittens I'll eat crow, but if it comes down to Mittens and Zero. I met Zero.

I met Obama in the summer of 2005, my mother was still alive at the time and I called her and told her that I met the next President, and I think this guy is the most evil person I've met.

My mom passed away in September of 2008. She suffered for 10 years surviving pancreatic cancer, as miserable and sad I am she is not around, I'm glad she isn't enduring the reign of this tyrant.

My mother meant everything to me, she was a right wing conservative died suddenly of a heart attack, when I was 25. She'll never see me get married, have kids, live a wonderful life, but she died as a conservative at heart!

If I sat out this election I would be spitting on my mother's grave. I would vote for Hillary, CM Punk, The Rock, John Edwards Mistress, Bob Barker, Charlie Sheen's hooker, Brad Pitt or even the corpse of Andrew Jackson before I would vote for Obama.

I've met him in person, I have his autograph, I talked to him a good 10 minutes one on one!!!

I voted Santorum but wouldn't hesitate voting Mittens over this tyrant.

I really need to specify, if you have not met Barack Obama in person, you cannot fathom how evil this man is when you gaze into his eyes.

23 posted on 04/03/2012 11:52:33 PM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Bulls!!! Go Blackhawks!!!)
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To: Mygirlsmom

That’s me! I’ll stay home!


24 posted on 04/04/2012 12:13:41 AM PDT by lu shissler
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To: Clintonfatigued

The Magic Mormon is now in position to re-elect the Magic Negro.


25 posted on 04/04/2012 12:25:10 AM PDT by matthew fuller (The Magic Mormon is now in position to re-elect the Magic Negro.)
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To: Sun

Romney is the underwhelming candidate.

In Wisconsin just over 40 percent support and even in liberal Maryland he couldn’t break past 49 percent.

Most Republican voters don’t want Mitt Romney....


26 posted on 04/04/2012 12:29:12 AM PDT by Nextrush (PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN IS MY DREAM)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Now that Romney’s practically anointed, does this mean he will start moving toward the center for the general election? He doesn’t have much room to maneuver there. Maybe a millimeter.


27 posted on 04/04/2012 1:35:19 AM PDT by AZLiberty (Reading Righteous Indignation so I can be Andrew Breitbart)
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To: AZLiberty

It would certainly help if he’d move hard to the right instead.


28 posted on 04/04/2012 3:26:52 AM PDT by Big Giant Head
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To: Once-Ler
Romney isn't my preferred candidate but I can't root for Obama like some Freepers.

Now you're just plain lying like your boy Mitt does.
29 posted on 04/04/2012 7:31:47 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: GeronL

Republican Candidates could improve their Primary vote count by campaigning with the following idea:

Due to the FHA, Fannie and Freddie Bankruptcies of September, 2008, American home owners lost 30 % of the value of their homes. That is a 30 % cut in just one month. Home values are still down 30 %.

Thus, let us cut the total compensation to all elected Federal politicians, and their staffs by 30 %, and an additional 10 % cut to elected Federal politicians each year until Federal Spending is LESS THAN the average of the previous 2 years of Federal income.

BTW, since slightly less than half of the US House, and 2/3 of the US Senate are Millionaires, it will be a great opportunity for Congress to lead by example that EVERYONE should give up their “fair” share of the American Dream.

What better way can there be to demonstrate that Federal politicians are on the same page as the voters?


30 posted on 04/04/2012 7:41:25 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Dengar01

Wow, Dengar. You actually gazed into the eyes of true evil.
You can see it in pictures of him but in person, those dark rageful eyes must be piercing and frightening.

When I first heard Bamster give the speech at the DNC convention, I turned to whomever I was with and said “There’s the next President”.
They laughed at me but I knew..I just knew.

On principle, I won’t be casting a ballot for Mittens, however. I have voted for my last Rino and despite what people are telling me, I will not be the one responsible for Romney’s defeat in November.

If Hussein gets reelected it will be partly because of the stupidity of the GOP-E who by nominating a candidate devoid of a core and honor, have lost party members like me.

But mostly it will be due to a repeat of that illiterate segment of the voting electorate, the drones, exercising their “rights” one more time to reelect a Marxist/Socialist dictator who has made no attempt to hide his intentions to destroy our country.
God help us all.


31 posted on 04/04/2012 8:10:00 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: Dengar01

Oh, and bless your wonderful Conservative mother and you for your devotion to her.


32 posted on 04/04/2012 8:12:02 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Won by over 4 points. (Narrowly) Had Santorum won by that margin, it would have been; (Stunning Blow-out)

But there is also information in the Exit Polls that there were 4% Democrat crossover prank voters who tried to upset Romney by voting for Santorum. This sounds valid, because before the vote, Romney had a solid 8 point lead for over a week.

33 posted on 04/04/2012 8:17:24 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Pining_4_TX
I listened to as much of Mitt’s speech as I could stand, and he praised 3 presidents - LBJ, FDR, and Lincoln.

You weren't listening closely. He listed those as presidents Obama had compared himself favorably to.

34 posted on 04/04/2012 8:34:40 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: Mountain Mary
Do you understand how ridiculous you sound?

You are condemning the evil of Obama,(Which is true) as well as predicting him destroying our country, yet you will not vote if Romney is the nominee because you refuse to be a part him losing in November, because if there are enough of your kind of fool who refuse to vote because you claim to have “Principle's”, that in itself guarantees that Obama will win. (And you will claim you had nothing to do with it.)

Denial is just another form of insanity and you have it bad!

35 posted on 04/04/2012 8:38:38 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: newzjunkey

Yes, but Romney implied that Obama had no business comparing himself to such “great” presidents. I believe he even said something about all the good things LBJ had done.


36 posted on 04/04/2012 9:06:59 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Mountain Mary
to reelect a Marxist/Socialist dictator who has made no attempt to hide his intentions to destroy our country. God help us all.

But you're gonna go ahead and sit this one out, right?

37 posted on 04/04/2012 9:10:57 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Your loud mouthed attacks on everyone and anyone here at FR who stands up for their priniciples...is disgusting..and so are you.

Don’t you have anything to do, Psycho? Like a job? Or do you prefer to sit at your computer in your mother’s basement in your wife beater with oatmeal dribbling down your chin..and lash out anonymously at those who don’t agree with you.

This is a free country. I’ll vote for whomever I want..or not.
And I do more for Conservative efforts in one day that you have probably done in your lifetime.


38 posted on 04/04/2012 9:28:38 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: Drew68

No, I will vote for in all the other races except POTUS.


39 posted on 04/04/2012 9:31:02 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Well, we tried. It was a good show, a fair 2nd place.

Thank you to all Newt supporters in WI who voted for Santorum to stop Romney. That was very decent of you. I know the voting doesn’t show the true value of Gingrich but the hard fight against Romney. So, thanks. That was wise.

Let’s keep fighting. Give Santorum a big home state win before May when we return to the South.


40 posted on 04/04/2012 9:37:10 AM PDT by Yaelle (Let's fight Romney with every primary. Why make it easy for him? Go Rick!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

The “purists” NEVER understand how ridiculous they sound. It’s a cult of self, and how others perceive it is just beyond their ability to comprehend. If caring about others, much less what others thought, was a priority then we wouldn’t have them handing the car keys to obama for another four


41 posted on 04/04/2012 9:42:36 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Mountain Mary
No, I will vote for in all the other races except POTUS.

After referring to Obama as "true evil" and a "a Marxist/Socialist dictator who has made no attempt to hide his intentions to destroy our country" you will not vote for his opponent?

I assume you don't have children because I can't imagine anyone who cares about the future nation that their children will inherit not doing everything in their power to prevent Obama's second term. But, hey, you've got principles after all! Principles that clearly take priority over denying a second term to perhaps the most destructive president this nation has ever suffered.

42 posted on 04/04/2012 9:47:25 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: Drew68

Amen Drew - you get it perfectly. I pray more and more do as November approaches.


43 posted on 04/04/2012 9:59:53 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Clintonfatigued

I wouldn’t call the results ‘narrowly’....especially in an ‘open primary’

From Michael Barone:

Santorum WI vote boosted by Democratic crossovers

http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/santorum-wi-vote-boosted-democratic-crossovers/462726

Excerpt:

Wisconsin, like my home state of Michigan, doesn’t have party registration. Any registered voter can walk into the polls and vote in either the Republican or Democratic primary. In 2008 there were serious contests in both parties in Wisconsin. In 2012 there’s a serious contest only in the Republican primary. According to the exit poll, 30% of Republican primary voters identified themselves as Independents and 11% as Democrats. Among self-identified Democrats, Rick Santorum beat Mitt Romney 37%-19%. That amounted to a Santorum popular vote majority of 2% of the total vote. You might want to keep that in mind in interpreting the statewide percentage. Among self-identifed Republicans, Romney won 51%-37%. That’s pretty conclusive about what Republicans want.


44 posted on 04/04/2012 10:50:53 AM PDT by JulieRNR21 (*OMG ...means Obama Must Go in 2012!)
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To: Drew68

Rino GOP-E Playbook 101:
Guilt your members into voting for OUR CHOICE..the heir apparent, Mittens Romney. and be sure to have your topdog Paul Ryan stand next to him at a sub shop and hand out free subs to voters with that plastic smile and robotic handshake as a draw. “Nice ta meet ya”!!

I am a Conservative activist. I will not vote for a self serving, phony, unscrupulous, soul-less Massachusetts liberal bishop who couldn’t give a rat’s arse about the Tea Party or Conservatives. The party has abandoned me and until they come around to supporting true Conservatives, I won’t be back.

And no, it won’t be my fault if Obama beats Mittens.Most unknowing party lemmings will do as they are told. The GOP-E will need look no further than the end of their own noses if things don’t go their way in November.

And yes, I have four children and six grandchildren. And I have taught them about core Constitutional principles and American exceptionalism...that THEY are responsible for their own lives..And that they should not put their hopes for their own survival or happiness into the hands of ANYONE. The power lies with THEM, ie WE THE PEOPLE.
This is OUR country and WE will decide.

You are giving Obama way too much power. Work to help take back the Senate like I am and you’ll be doing more good for your children and their children’s future than anything.

We still live under a system of checks and balances. If we have a solid GOP House and Senate, that’s real power to roadblock the Usurper.


45 posted on 04/04/2012 11:01:18 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: Mountain Mary
Oh God Bless You for your kind post :) It sucks to lose a mother anytime, but being a 25 year old then and single made things ten time worse.

Now if I didn't have Zero's auto on the back of the ticket no one would believe me! I think I have a good sense of discernment. Because after flicking off hippie protesters in the parking area I called my mom and told her I met the next President and he is a bad bad guy.

Aura, whatever you want to say, when I shook his hands I got shivers, not the "thrill up your leg" it was the shivers when you are generally scared.

46 posted on 04/04/2012 1:07:19 PM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Bulls!!! Go Blackhawks!!!)
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To: Nextrush

“Romney is the underwhelming candidate.

In Wisconsin just over 40 percent support and even in liberal Maryland he couldn’t break past 49 percent.

Most Republican voters don’t want Mitt Romney....”

That’s right, and even out of the Republicans, who DID vote for Romney in the primaries, many of them voted for him because they mistakingly think he’s the one who can beat Obama.


47 posted on 04/05/2012 11:44:31 AM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; afraidfortherepublic

“There is a pronounced urban/rural split, which is consistent with other Midwestern states.”

And I’ll bet ya both a doughnut that in the heavy-blue areas of our state, the Dems crossed over and voted a straight Pubbie ticket just to pump up Governor Romney. You can vote either party in a primary like this in our state.

They’re devious that way...


48 posted on 04/05/2012 12:57:45 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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