Skip to comments.The Fate of Rick Santorumís Delegates
Posted on 04/10/2012 8:48:34 PM PDT by Taiowa
Now that Rick Santorum is out of the race, what happens to his delegates? Santorum has 285 delegates, according to the latest ABC News delegate estimate, second to Mitt Romneys 661...
...But some of those delegates were never really his. ABC estimates that 78 Santorum delegates, from his wins in states that dont award their delegates Iowa, Colorado, Minnesota, and North Dakota, would have been free to support any candidate at the Republican National Convention in Tampa...
Another two of Santorums delegates were Republican National Committee superdelegates, who will attend the convention by virtue of their positions in the party, and are also free to support whomever they choose in Tampa.
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Funny, they never mention this fact when discussing how many delegates Romney "has."
I’ll be shocked if Santorum supports Gingrich. Like you said though, he can’t maintain his conservative credibility if he backs Romney so that means he has to write off any future Presidential election campaigns if he backs Romney which means Romney will have to give him the VP spot to get his support. That’s probably been the plan ever since Florida.
>>Romney . . . began the conversational marriage bill in Massachusetts.
If he supports Romney when Gingrich is still in the race it makes all his campaigning seem like a lie.
I couldnt see the forrest for the trees.Thanks for pointing that out.I dont see this thing as over.
The need to stop Obama trumps pretty much everything else, imo.
>>CNN is saying that someone else is saying that Santorum will say something. This is double-hearsay from an unreliable source. <<
You have been on FR since only 2008 and have much more savvy than some LONG time FReepers.
Thank you. CNN. BAH.
look at each state individually.
next step is CD district conventions 4/21.
The Santorum “delegates” attending those conventions will end up supporting another candidate at that time. They are not going to vote for a “dropped out candidate”.
So Santorum will end up with few or Zero national delegates from MO.
Same thing in ME in May at their state convention .... Santorum will get few votes and ZERO national delegates.
You especially don't roll over for the establishment's RINO/Socialist pick while there's still time to effect a different outcome in the race.
The widespread resignation you're seeing around here is why we conservatives lose to the left time and again.
I am wondering the same thing. Can Rick pledge them to Gingrich?
The question boils down to this: Did the RNC properly allow the Republican Party of Florida to decree its primary a winner-take-all contest for Florida delegates? Or should Florida's 50 delegates in fact be divvied up proportionally by each candidate's share of the primary vote?
“The rule is absolutely clear it should be proportional,’’ said former RNC Chairman Michael Steele, who led the national party when the rules were drawn up.
Yes, it sounds like an arcane debate about the minutiae of party rules. But if you're the candidate who spends millions of dollars and finishes a close second in Florida, it matters a lot whether the winner leaves Florida with 50 more delegates than you or five. -—
Brian Hughes, spokesman for the Florida GOP, said it's a nonissue, that the RNC’s legal office has already signed off on Florida's winner-take-all primary plan.
“Michael Steele can say all he wants, but he's not the chairman anymore,” Hughes said. “The RNC accepted our rule and that's it. We are winner-take-all.”
That's not guaranteed, however. All it takes is a registered Florida Republican to file a protest with the RNC, and the party's contest committee would have to consider the issue when it meets in August just before the convention.
Says it all in regards to Romney supporters
where RS has won a pledged delegate, and the delegate already exists, not like MO or ME:
RS has not released his delegates. So he can keep them for the first ballot or release them.
He cannot order them to vote for somebody else. He can suggest it, but not force them. (I doubt he will even be in the convention hall during the roll call ... he has no authority over them.)
MO delegates will all go to Romney. Gingrich blew off the primary and faired very poorly in the caucus. He has zero chance of picking any of them up.
the Santorum people (and Paul) dominated the caucuses. When they go to convention on 4-21 some, but not most, will support Romney.
The majority of them will support PR or NG.
and MO is not winner take all.
On March 23, the Missouri Republican Party announced a new caucus for St. Charles County at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 at the convention center in St. Charles. State Republican Chairman David Cole was designated to serve as temporary caucus chairman until participants could choose a caucus chairman. The venue was reserved for five hours. Santorum suspended his presidential campaign on the morning of April 10, and, at entrances of the recaucus that day, Paul supporters held signs welcoming Santorum supporters. Brent Stafford was elected Caucus Chairman in a 480-402 vote, and all three delegate slates chosen—those for SCC’s delegations to the 2nd and 3rd congressional district conventions and the state party convention—consisted of Paul supporters.
Beating a dead horse is so fulfilling. You haters were warned what would happen if you kept that circular firing squad going, so now live with the result. Romney is the nominee, and he will lose.
Wishful thinking on your part. Gingrich is DOA in Missouri. Now we know why he didn’t spend the $1000 to get on the ballot. Check would have bounced.
Best possible result.
I think that’s because Mitt didn’t typically win caucuses, only primaries. The caucus delegates tend to be non-committed, so unfortunately for Rick, that was one of his problems.
Right, but with no candidate, do they have a choice now, or go with whomever S. endorses, if he does?