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Colorado Republicans split delegate votes between Romney, unified Paul and Santorum supporters
Day Trades Show ^ | April 15, 2012

Posted on 04/15/2012 7:02:40 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Colorado Republicans are heading to their national convention with their most conservative delegation in years, as supporters for Ron Paul and Rick Santorum masterminded a stunning upset in electing delegates.

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This game is not over until August in Tampa," said Michelle Morin of El Paso County, who spoke on behalf of Gingrich. "We need the best leader to defeat the left."

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: convention; delegates; gopprimary

1 posted on 04/15/2012 7:02:44 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

So, reassure me. What are the chances of a brokered convention?


2 posted on 04/15/2012 7:06:37 AM PDT by OKSooner (Never take a known wise-@$$ shooting with you.)
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To: OKSooner

The base is PO’d.


3 posted on 04/15/2012 7:10:26 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: All

Some Santorum supporters moved to Paul and created a “Conservative Unity Slate.”


4 posted on 04/15/2012 7:20:28 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Based on the precinct caucuses, 17 delegates were projected for Santorum, 14 for Romney and 1 for Paul. Romney picked up 2 more than projected. This is not impressive for the now presumptive nominee of the party. Still, there is more to go on at the National Convention than nominate a presidential and vice presidential candidate. There is also the national platform. Wile Romney has now bought into the Ryan budget on economic issues, and has given lip service on social issues, it is important that the party remains a conservative party as defined by the platform. Obviously, there will always be a range of views on the issues addressed in the platform, and our party will have some moderates and libertarians in addition to conservatives. But, we want to keep the party centered where it currently is, not drift into socialism along with the country.


5 posted on 04/15/2012 7:20:49 AM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: Redmen4ever
Indiana:

Mitt Romney backers like Lugar.

Santorum and Romney were tied.

The NRA and Tea Party voters like Mourdock.

What do you think is going to happen to Mourdock now?

6 posted on 04/15/2012 7:25:29 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Redmen4ever
But, we want to keep the party centered where it currently is...

I hope we can do better than that! But you certainly make a great argument why everyone should be voting in the next 20 primaries for Newt. Whether or not he can win, we need more conservative delegates at the convention. Because of winner-take-all rules in some districts and states, Romney will win the delegates if the vote splits among multiple conservative candidates.

7 posted on 04/15/2012 7:28:58 AM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Former Congressman Bob Beauprez and former U.S. Sen. Hank Brown, both Romney supporters, were the top two vote getters.”

“Romney supporters realized they couldn’t dilute their vote and had to stick with their slate, although plenty of other Romney backers were running as delegates, said Attorney General John Suthers.

“The wake-up call was how much discipline you have to have when you have a slate,” said Suthers, a Romney delegate.”

These excerpts from the article identify some GOP-e supporters, which both confirms the existence of it and names some names for once. One longterm benefit of this sorry state of affairs is that the liberals within have to come out into the open to support their liberal, and those opposed to nominating gungrabbing liberals who support gay marriage and socialized medicine should take note of who these people are.


8 posted on 04/15/2012 7:30:42 AM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: GenXteacher
.........take note of who these people are.

Bump!

9 posted on 04/15/2012 7:37:40 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Proves not all Santorum people are social conservatives—the libertarian and most of the pro-abortion crowd (some of these will go to Mitt) would naturally go to Paul.

Fortunately, the largest bloc of "Saint Rick's" (as some Santorum haters have called him) people are Christian Conservatives and even though Gingrich experienced some past morality issues he was never pro-homosexual privileges nor pro-abortion.

At the primaries from now on, Newt should get the lion's share of Santorum’s people—that is, of course, if Rick's name has been removed from the ballots—if not I can only guess.

10 posted on 04/15/2012 7:38:41 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("For 0 so despised the nation, he put generations of our begotten sons in the bondage of debt.")
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To: Happy Rain
YouTube: NRA members skeptical of Romney on guns, prefer Gingrich [3:00]
11 posted on 04/15/2012 7:39:54 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Happy Rain

His name definitely won’t be removed from all ballots, if any. Cain, Perry, Bachmann have continued to get votes in the primaries.


12 posted on 04/15/2012 7:40:51 AM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Good video. The last guy at 2:55 is great. Do these ABO types really think Romney can beat Obama when gun-owners are calling Romney a pandering idiot and Christian women are calling into Bill Bennett’s radio show in tears that a seemingly pro-choice candidate might be the nominee? Might be to time to start backing Newt before the remaining 45% of delegates are voted on if you REALLY want to defeat Obama.


13 posted on 04/15/2012 7:46:31 AM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

http://www.google.com/elections/ed/us/results?gclid=CIn6pvHh064CFSwDQAodX3ZPeQ

I wonder why nobody has noticed that the onerous Romney has now been steadfastly maintaining a delegate count of “666”?


14 posted on 04/15/2012 7:51:24 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("It is already like a government job," he said, "but with goats." -- Iranian goat smuggler)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy; Quix

No kiddin...?


15 posted on 04/15/2012 8:09:19 AM PDT by OKSooner (Never take a known wise-@$$ shooting with you even if he is an ordained minister.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

A colossal waste of time, energy and money.

This vain exercise and the whole Republican nominating process this year.

The fruit of it all is Mitt Romney and the Romney Republican Party, and you can tell a tree by its fruit.


16 posted on 04/15/2012 8:16:18 AM PDT by EternalVigilance ('Throw all the bums out.' It's not a slogan. It's the survival of the republic.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Yeah, I know. Meanwhile the country-club set are seemingly willing to vote for (fillintheblank) if he opposes zero, and the media are now acting like Mittster has it all tied up and the rest if formality.

So, reassure me some more? :)

What, Newt and Sarah run third party? That's what some around here are wishing for. I'd support that too but my FIL... uh, nevermind, uh... "The country club set" would take all their money and go home, you know...

...kinda like the parable of which part of the human body is really in charge, probably with the same results.

17 posted on 04/15/2012 8:16:58 AM PDT by OKSooner (Never take a known wise-@$$ shooting with you even if he IS an ordained minister.)
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To: JediJones
Well. Rick only “suspended” his campaign—meaning he is no longer campaigning yet technically, as long as his name is on ballots, he is still a candidate plus his already won delegates are beholden to him until he releases them...

...so name recognition and his intense well publicized campaigning to date—plus his “non campaign connected” continuing kudos given him by certain big poobahs of the conservative media— may still keep him in the running?

Nahhhhh, it can't happen...can it?

18 posted on 04/15/2012 8:34:12 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("For 0 so despised the nation, he put generations of our begotten sons in the bondage of debt.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I think that Lugar is going down, I voted for Newt after Santorum dropped out (Early voting has started in, IN).


19 posted on 04/15/2012 9:09:36 AM PDT by JSDude1
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To: JSDude1

Thank you for the information re early voting.


20 posted on 04/15/2012 9:12:26 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: OKSooner

Wellllllll his bosses worship at that altar . . . regardless.


21 posted on 04/15/2012 3:12:04 PM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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