To: Steely Tom
In today’s NY vote, Mitt Romney lost HALF of those who voted for him back in 2008!
2008 Results NY
John McCain 333,001
Mitt Romney 178,043
Mike Huckabee 68,477
Ron Paul 40,113
Rudy Giuliani 23,260
2012 Results NY 81% Reporting
Mitt Romney 82,058
Ron Paul 21,646
Newt Gingrich 17,698
Rick Santorum 12,598
posted on 04/24/2012 8:16:34 PM PDT
posted on 04/24/2012 8:19:38 PM PDT
by Psalm 144
("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
In todays NY vote, Mitt Romney lost HALF of those who voted for him back in 2008!
All of the inevitability talk has depressed the turnout. 82,000 votes with 81% reporting is shockingly low. The only encouraging thing is the thought that Newt really wouldn't need a large number of votes in Texas to win the primary there. Not enough people understand that Romney's unpopularity with conservatives makes the convention more important. Elections are not the same every year. The immediate goal for conservatives this election is to prevent Romney from winning on the 1st ballot in Tampa. Republican conventions haven't always been boring. Tampa could be a blast if Romney doesn't win on the 1st ballot.
Lincoln - 3rd ballot
Rutherford Hayes (7th ballot)
James Garfield (36th ballot!)
Warning Harding (10th ballot)
Dwight D. Eisenhower (2nd ballot)
brokered Republican conventions led to wins in the past.
posted on 04/24/2012 9:02:13 PM PDT
by Maurice Tift
(You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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