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Romney expected to dominate in Delaware but Gingrich "keeping the heat on"
UPI ^ | April 22, 2012 | NICOLE DEBEVEC

Posted on 04/22/2012 6:48:51 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Mitt Romney is dominating in northeastern states conducting primaries Tuesday, particularly since Rick Santorum has left the race, observers note.

Santorum, who announced he was suspending his campaign two weeks ago, had seen his once-huge lead in Pennsylvania shrink steadily and had said winning the Keystone State was key to his campaign continuing.

That said, Romney was expected to claim a huge number of delegates from Delaware, Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island, even with Santorum in the race. Nothing's happened to change that expectation, except to possibly solidify it.

RealClearPolitics.com's delegate count showed Romney with 656, Santorum with 272, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with 140 and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas with 67.

While on the stump in Wilmington, Del., Romney said during a question-and-answer session President Obama was "clearly trying to hide from us what he intends to do," Delaware First Media News in Newark reported.

"He's going to hide, and it's my job to seek, and our job to seek," Romney said. "It'll be a hide and seek campaign."

Joe Aronson, executive director of the Delaware Democratic Party, and other party officials and their affiliates has been holding counter-events when Romney is in state, criticizing the former Massachusetts governor's positions on the economy among other issues.

"Romney made it clear to the middle class he doesn't care about us," Aronson told Delaware First Media, noting Romney's wealth and the 13.9 percent tax rate he paid in 2011, among other things.

But if Romney expected other candidates to bow out as well, he was mistaken because no one's conceding anything. In fact, Gingrich has picked up a few endorsements recently, including Delaware state Sen. Dave Lawson, the DailyCaller.com reported.

"The race isn't over until the votes are counted, and so I don't believe the race is over," Lawson told the 24/7 news Web site. "I believe that Speaker Gingrich certainly has a very good crack at this nomination; I believe he certainly has the right attributes to work toward putting this country back on its feet."

Lawson said if Romney becomes the nominee, he'd "absolutely" support him, but until then, the state lawmaker said he believes Gingrich is the best man.

"With his experience, his knowledge, his commonsense, his very logical approach, I think that he's something that this country needs," Lawson said. "He totally loves this country."

Delaware is the state where Tea Party-backed candidate Christine O' Donnell defeated nine-term Congressman Mike Castle, who was related to the Republican establishment, before she lost in the general election.

The Blue Hen State also is known as a state where some Republican candidates have made their last stands, and could again play such a role for Gingrich, SunshineStateNews.com, based in Tallahassee, Fla., reported recently.

Gingrich has made several visits to Delaware, which has 17 delegates.

Gingrich has won only South Carolina and Georgia and is well back of Mitt Romney in the delegate count. Yet Gingrich has insisted he'll be in the race through the convention in August.

His campaign recently unveiled a Web video with supporters discussing why they are backing Gingrich, who calls himself "the last conservative standing" in the race.

Another candidate who hasn't bowed out is Paul, who's working to galvanize a movement that favors a libertarian form of government as well as seeking a "prominent role" at the convention and ensuring voters hear his criticisms of the Federal Reserve, the deficit and the high cost of the nation's wars, Paul's campaign manager told The New York Times.

Paul's campaign has been lifted by committed young backers and it still sends supporters to local and state political conventions to try to amass delegates for the GOP national convention.

Considering the amount of time Gingrich has spent in Delaware -- especially given his financial woes -- a loss could hurt him. The state produced one Republican presidential candidate in recent decades -- former Gov. Pete du Pont in 1988, the last year Republicans carried it in a presidential election.

But local Republicans said Gingrich's push in Delaware could give him the state's 17 delegates and a crucial primary win, DelawareOnline.com in Wilmington reported.

"Delaware, being a small state, you can spend some time here and get a real bang for your buck," Delaware GOP Committeeman Laird Stabler said. "I think there's a chance he could win."

Stabler, who backs Romney, declined to speculate on why Gingrich is remaining in the race.

"I'm sure he has his reasons for continuing the campaign," he said.

Dover-area Republican state Sen. Colin Bonini, a Gingrich supporter, told DelawareOnline.com: "It's never over 'til it's over.

"He's got to keep Romney honest and it's vitally important to have a commonsense conservative voice out there," Bonini said. "I think Speaker Gingrich is going to keep the heat on."


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: conservatism; de; gingrich2012; gopprimary

1 posted on 04/22/2012 6:48:53 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

"Stabler, who backs Romney, declined to speculate
on why Gingrich is remaining in the race."

How about:


2 posted on 04/22/2012 6:51:51 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Diogenesis
Newt Gingrich is seeking pledge delegates and unpledged delegates - delegates that haven't committed in primaries - including upcoming PA (72), and already completed MT (26) and IL (69) delegates, since these delegates remain unpledged regardless of primary vote.

AND though there are going to be some “winner take all” primaries, the following contests are also on the schedule:

RI (16) proportional
NY (92) proportional
WVA (28) proportional -- elect delegates (who list their presidential pick on ballot)
NC (52) proportional
OR (25) proportional
AK (33) proportional
KY (42) proportional
TX (155) proportional
CA (169) proportional (by district)
NM (20) proportional
SD (25) proportional

The Green Papers

There there are the Contested delegates: …. “delegates have to be "uncontested" in order to count. The frontrunner's rivals argue some of the states that awarded Romney all of their delegates violated Republican National Committee rules when they moved their contests ahead of April 1 and therefore should distribute delegates proportionally. This dispute, if it continues, would not be ruled on until the August convention in Tampa.

"All the media counts right now give him all of Florida, which is against the rules, all of Arizona, which is against the rules, and all of Idaho," Gingrich said Monday. "Those are all three proportional states and they should only be counting his share. So he has to win 1,144 uncontested delegates."

FL: 50 delegates
ID: 32 delegates
AZ: 29 delegates

3 posted on 04/22/2012 6:53:27 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Keep up the great work Newt!

It's between you and Virgil Goode now!

As a matter of fact, a great team you would make.

Gingrich/Goode or Goode/Gingrich

4 posted on 04/22/2012 6:54:38 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Gingrich, of those available, is my choice. But he’s not going to happen.

How is it that time and time again we come up with such lame candidates for such an important office?


5 posted on 04/22/2012 6:59:27 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: EGPWS; Clara Lou
How about we get Newt to Texas (debate) and California!


6 posted on 04/22/2012 7:04:27 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Gingrich has won only South Carolina and Georgia and is well back of Mitt Romney in the delegate count.

We are about half-way through the primaries/delegate numbers.

At this stage, Romney only needs just over 400 of the remaining 1100+. Gingrich needs over 1000 of the 1100+.

Some of the remaining states include CA, CT, RI, NY, NJ. How many of those will Gingrich win?


7 posted on 04/22/2012 7:04:30 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

Get your mind off the states and start adding up delegates.

Study up!

It’s a lot of smoke and mirrors and the GOP-e will keep pulling the levers if we don’t learn the ropes.


8 posted on 04/22/2012 7:06:28 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Clara Lou
How is it that time and time again we come up with such lame candidates for such an important office?

By design.

There is more 'design' that goes on behind the scenes than most of us care to believe. Romney has spend years running for the nomination. The major political parties are well oiled machines. They care more about their positions in Washington than about the state of the Nation or its citizens.

[That is why I wondered in 2008 how Obama suddenly appeared on the scene, had major backing, and managed to dislodge Mrs. Inevitable from the Dem nomination.]
9 posted on 04/22/2012 7:18:43 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Delaware has only three counties. New Castle County is heavily Roman Catholic and Evangelical in makeup. Kent has Dover AFB and the State Capital, and Sussex lots of farms. With a population of about a million, and a LDS membership of probably less than 10,000, Gingrich might have a chance.

On litmus test Bible-based principles, I'm not ever voting for Romney nor for Paul in this primary on Tuesday in Delaware.

10 posted on 04/22/2012 7:27:45 AM PDT by imardmd1 (Truth in journalism -- impossible? No, when reported without malice)
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To: imardmd1

Thank you for the information!


11 posted on 04/22/2012 7:53:08 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: TomGuy

There is more ‘design’ that goes on behind the scenes than most of us care to believe.

As long as we have guns, and private propety they, and roughly 3/5 of our freedoms they have to at least pretend to give two craps what the American people think or want.
If we keep going where we are going and history is our guide to things to come.
Someone within this decade will step forward with a radical “solution”.


12 posted on 04/22/2012 8:06:59 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: EGPWS

Who is Virgil Goode?


13 posted on 04/22/2012 8:24:49 AM PDT by TEXOKIE
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All contributions are for the Current Quarter Expenses.


14 posted on 04/22/2012 8:25:52 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: TEXOKIE

The Constitution Party candidate.


15 posted on 04/22/2012 8:27:06 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: TEXOKIE
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16 posted on 04/22/2012 8:29:51 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"The [my] only connection [to the Republican Party]is I'm registered as a Republican"
---Mitt RRRRRomney---
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNbXdOCQQMs

17 posted on 04/22/2012 8:51:36 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: TomGuy

“The major political parties are well oiled machines. They care more about their positions in Washington than about the state of the Nation or its citizens.”

By now anyone who doesn’t realize this is beyond hope, imo.

Fortunately the twenty-somethings are in a position to supply the horsepower necessary to flip the GOPe the finger and make a third party work. The Constitution Party perhaps.

Thank God the younger folks want to be free. The older crowd (who should have a better survival instinct) have, as Gerald Celente puts it, either been bought out, sold out, or are down and out, and just don’t have the fight in them at all.


18 posted on 04/22/2012 9:37:02 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; spend money only with those who support traditional American values.)
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To: EGPWS

I mentionned to a Tea Party friend that I am thinking of joining this party...and she warned me that there are alot o’kooks in it. :-)


19 posted on 04/22/2012 10:00:45 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ("We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children" Native American P.)
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To: MichaelCorleone
By now anyone who doesn’t realize this is beyond hope, imo.

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20 posted on 04/22/2012 10:02:06 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Mountain Mary
...and she warned me that there are alot o’kooks in it. :-)

And then there is 0bama and Romney the fair haired strait walkin' never lying always thinking power houses of good ol' American pride and concern.

21 posted on 04/22/2012 10:09:54 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The media bases that Romney is going to “dominate” Delaware on what? Polling data? I’ve been over at RealClearPolitics almost regularly, and I haven’t seen a single poll conducted after Santorum suspended his campaign.

There was a delegate there that switched his allegiances from Romney to Gingrich just because he felt Romney was snubbing the state - Newt has been holdng events there for weeks now


22 posted on 04/22/2012 10:39:56 AM PDT by CountryClassSF
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Romney expected to dominate lose in Delaware but thus Gingrich "keeping the heat on"
23 posted on 04/22/2012 11:06:59 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: EGPWS; dfwgator

Thanks


24 posted on 04/22/2012 2:48:47 PM PDT by TEXOKIE
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To: Clara Lou

Newt is NOT LAME! All the others mitt brought in to help him! Except Perry.

Don’t be discouraged - continue to $upport Newt and vote for him. They want to paint an impossible situation - that’s their goal all along. We can’t stop believing and praying for it because that’s what the maggots want.


25 posted on 04/22/2012 6:27:22 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: CountryClassSF

Imagine the vote if the media just laid off Newt bashing?

But that wouldn’t do for the RNC’s schedule of anointing Mitt.

It would be great to read this headline: “’Surprising’” support for Newt in Tuesday’s primary vote.”....

Welcome to FR!


26 posted on 04/23/2012 2:37:46 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Thanks :)


27 posted on 04/23/2012 2:46:51 PM PDT by CountryClassSF
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