Skip to comments.GOP leaders start to rally around Romney _ sort of
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,"...
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There is no enthusiasm, I do not understand why they think this guy could beat anyone.
Guy hasn't won yet.
So what's up in Texas.
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?
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!
I’ve decided to get behind Paul for sheer revenge on the gop-e.
Mitt Romney’s RINO Revolution....ZZZzzzzz.
Well, NC has its primary Tuesday....nobody left but Romney and Ron Paul... And I don’t particularly like Romney.. :)
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.
Well, even Gallup has him leading Obama, even though he hasn’t clinched the nomination.
Obama is in deep trouble.
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.
Some of the tea party “leaders” HAVE come out for Rom.
That’s a problem.
yeah, you’re right. There are a few tea party groups that were bought by Romney
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.
“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.
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.
“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.
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