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GOP leaders start to rally around Romney _ sort of
AP via SFGate ^ | 5/6/12 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

Posted on 05/06/2012 4:08:05 PM PDT by SmithL

Republican party leaders are starting to rally around Mitt Romney, but it's not exactly a stampede of support for the expected GOP presidential nominee.

With Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich out of the race, Romney is his party's pick to take on President Barack Obama this fall, barring a catastrophe. While Romney talks like the nominee, the former Massachusetts governor has work to do to round up enough convention delegates to make it official.

Romney has 859 delegates, according to The Associated Press count. That's 285 short of the 1,144 he needs to win the nomination. Romney could get about 100 delegates from Tuesday's primaries in North Carolina, Indiana and West Virginia, if he dominates the voting in all three states.

But unless he persuades a lot more Santorum and Gingrich delegates to switch allegiances, Romney might not clinch until the Texas primary May 29. On Sunday, Romney lost at least eight delegates to Texas Rep. Ron Paul when Paul's supporters won control of the Maine GOP convention and elected Paul delegates to the party's national convention.

Romney is "the projected candidate,"...

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


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election2012; gop; newt; ricksantorum; romney

1 posted on 05/06/2012 4:08:18 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

There is no enthusiasm, I do not understand why they think this guy could beat anyone.


2 posted on 05/06/2012 4:15:24 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SmithL
Does look suspicious.

Guy hasn't won yet.

So what's up in Texas.

Hmmm.

ON a far more serious note, the security cordon around Obama has tightened up. Think about the situation in Ohio with the empty meeting hall.

They cleared the rafters so to speak.

I Went through the whole collection of Mittbot pictures (I referenced earlier today) and what's missing are OPEN AREAS ~ aren't all that many people, but each site looked crowded, and there were just a few people in any case ~ mostly elderly women (the Blue Hairs I regularly refer to) and the candidate up front in an isolated group ~ with some SS guards you can see and some you can't see.

So, is SS operating on the assumption that there are people on the ground hunting for these guys?

3 posted on 05/06/2012 4:18:11 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: GeronL
In Texas, we don't vote until the 29th ..... we owe the RNC some bigtime "payback" for this ..... also the Texas GOP for letting the Dims sue us out of our original primary date with their gameplaying b.s. over redistricting (bet that was Obammy's idea) ..... someone needs to go to prison for that.

It's down to this: that Newt and Rick Santorum have probably pre-sold their Texas delegates for promises of assumption of campaign debt (that's spelled "sellout"), and we're down to Michele Bachmann, who's already endorsed Willard Whitehorse Becoming-a-God, and <gulp!> Ron Paul.

O. M. G. ...

Well, better a "favorite son" than no dog in the fight! What do you say?

I say, anything to keep Willard from locking it up! Open convention = 'Pubbie Freedom!

4 posted on 05/06/2012 4:21:33 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: GeronL
Yay, go (yaaawwwn)mitt.

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5 posted on 05/06/2012 4:23:51 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: lentulusgracchus

I’ve decided to get behind Paul for sheer revenge on the gop-e.


6 posted on 05/06/2012 4:29:53 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: SmithL

Mitt Romney’s RINO Revolution....ZZZzzzzz.


7 posted on 05/06/2012 4:37:39 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: txhurl

Well, NC has its primary Tuesday....nobody left but Romney and Ron Paul... And I don’t particularly like Romney.. :)


8 posted on 05/06/2012 4:39:25 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: GeronL
There is no enthusiasm, I do not understand why they think this guy could beat anyone.

It's an interesting strategy.

They couldn't beat Obama with a RINO like John McCain.

So a bunch of folks in the GOP apparently decided somebody quite a bit more liberal than McCain could somehow beat Obama.

I just don't think it will work though. You don't beat a liberal with a liberal, especially in a time like this.
9 posted on 05/06/2012 4:47:00 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: SmithL

The key words in this article is “GOP Leaders”.
The grassroots and Tea Party hasn’t rallied around Romney.
The “Gop Leaders” have always supported Romney.


10 posted on 05/06/2012 4:48:01 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: GeronL
There is no enthusiasm, I do not understand why they think this guy could beat anyone.

I think that's the whole point. Just about everybody who started the race had strong lines of attack on Obama and might have actually beat him. However, taking the white house comes with the responsibility and none of them want it.
11 posted on 05/06/2012 4:51:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: GeronL

Well, even Gallup has him leading Obama, even though he hasn’t clinched the nomination.

Obama is in deep trouble.

Thank God.


12 posted on 05/06/2012 4:54:04 PM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: cripplecreek

Rick Perry wants it. He’s been begging for it. His enemies are lined out and he’ll damage them in or out of the WH.


13 posted on 05/06/2012 4:54:18 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: tennmountainman

Some of the tea party “leaders” HAVE come out for Rom.
That’s a problem.


14 posted on 05/06/2012 5:26:09 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (One Nation Under God..."There I said it" ... Great One...)
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To: Mountain Mary

yeah, you’re right. There are a few tea party groups that were bought by Romney


15 posted on 05/06/2012 5:30:37 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: txhurl
Well, they certainly don't deserve our votes, and I don't intend to have Newt or Santorum shop my vote to R-Money on a silver tray.
16 posted on 05/06/2012 6:50:45 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: txhurl
I was watching the NBA basketball game (Celts/Hawks) this afternoon at a Texas burger heaven and roadhouse, and suddenly, without warning, they put Romney's puss up there on the big screen. How disgusting!

Perfect way to ruin an already-unengaging roundball game.

(Ever notice how the NBA Game of the week is always one of three teams? Knicks, Lakers, Celts ..... or instead of Celts, Bulls, if the Bulls are hot and the Celts are cold. When was the last time you saw Golden State or the Blazers against the Nuggets or Sixers?)

Grump, grump, grump.

17 posted on 05/06/2012 6:58:29 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus

“It’s down to this: that Newt and Rick Santorum have probably pre-sold their Texas delegates for promises of assumption of campaign debt ..”

Rick Santorum has NO CAMPAIGN DEBT so Rick needs NO MONEY from Romney.

I heard Newt has $4 million of campaign debt.


18 posted on 05/06/2012 7:35:27 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: GeronL
To start with "enthusiasm" is a bullshit media buzzword. Perhaps you think an excited orgasmic enthusiastic vote counts more than a half-hearted "oh well" vote does. That' s what they want you to think.

We have had several charisma-challenged candidates who won in workmanlike fashion. Romney may or may not be one of them, but for sure, you ain't finding out from the whorehouse media.

19 posted on 05/06/2012 7:40:03 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: af_vet_rr

“You don’t beat a liberal with a liberal, especially in a time like this.”

Yes we can! the disaffected liberals who voted for Obama in 2008 have had it with Obama! They will vote for the even more liberal Romney in 2012 in droves and we win!

Our plan is working perfectly.


20 posted on 05/06/2012 8:08:12 PM PDT by ngat
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To: lentulusgracchus

Both Gingrich and Santorum only suspended their campaigns and can still get delegates. No one has to vote Ron Paul to protest Willard. In fact, I’d recommend against it if you’re not interested in what Ron Paul has to say because he can wheel and deal with the delegates he gets and could end up with quite a bit of influence over things that go on in the next term.


21 posted on 05/06/2012 8:19:32 PM PDT by dajeeps
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To: SmithL

Somebody, please wake me when this nightmare is over.


22 posted on 05/06/2012 8:43:38 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: EGPWS

So, Obama is able to singlehandedly obliterate the United States and destroy us all . . . and that is the face of The One who can stop him.

Riiiiiight.


23 posted on 05/07/2012 3:06:56 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Obama's record is an open charnel pit. Romney's too, but under a whitened sepulchre.)
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