Skip to comments.Mitt Romney Campaigns in Colorado & Nevada; Clinches GOP Nomination
Posted on 05/28/2012 9:15:30 PM PDT by AmonAmarth
Mitt Romney will officially clinch the Republican nomination for President when he secures the 1,144 delegates required to become the party's nominee in the Texas primary later tonight. Romney will also campaign today in two western battleground states, Colorado and Nevada.
The former Governor will begin the day in the northwest Colorado town of Craig where he will hold a rally at Alice Pleasant Park and is scheduled to talk about the economy and energy policy.
According to the Craig Daily Press, the owner of Deer Park Inn sent the Romney campaign a video called The Perfect Storm Over Craig, Colorado and an invitation to the town. The video highlights the communitys dependence on the energy industry and how regulations have caused economic hardships.
A few hours later, Romney will attend two events in Las Vegas. He'll first hold a campaign rally at Somers Furniture store where he'll also talk about the economy. Debbi Somers, the company's owner, is a founding board member of the Women Visionaries and a member of the Womens Business Enterprise National Councils western region affiliate.
His final campaign stop will be at Trump International Tower where he'll attend a fundraiser with Donald Trump and Newt Gingrich. Tickets cost $2,500 per person. Romney was last in Nevada prior to his victory in the state's February 4th
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Then it’s official. Everyone should vote for my cat.
This Country definitely needs help. Here in Sarasota, FL I see many people on street corners HOPING for a little bit of spare CHANGE.
Mitt or Obama..
It’s like being asked if I want Coke or Pepsi..
I want orange juice.
How many will bother to vote in the Calif. June primary??
Feel bad for the down-ticket. Can imagine many voters staying home.
Ridiculous having a later primary than many - this has got to change.
I don't know -- I'm pretty sure Willard is a bigger pussy than your cat.
Greaaaaat. I want Jack Ryan, and what do I get? Governor Goodhair and the First Whiner. [facepalm]
He bought and paid for it and destroyed many conservatives with attacks along the way, all with a little aid from the MSM. This is his aspiration, and it’s something he desperately wants and feels entitled to. The GOP Establishment has their man again. We’ll see how well it works this time.
I agree with your post. They should definitely bump up the date to restore relevancy
CA is a non-starter as far as the Rep.presidential nomination is concerned. But there is other work to be done by voting in the CA primary. Voting NO on 2 Props to increase taxes, trying to elect more conservative judges (yeah I know, good luck), and voting for the anti-Rep. establishment in Congressional District race (after vetting the candidate). The Senate races here are very frustrating and downright depressing. Nobody on “our side”, whether Tea Party or RINO has any traction against the two wicked witches from the West.
Anyway, I’m voting.
And before that, “Tea Party is Herd of Cats; Can’t Agree on Nominee.”
The GOPe had more group discipline! For shame.
“The GOPe had more group discipline! For shame.”
The GOPe is entrenched and makes the rules. I said in 2010 the ‘taking our party back’ thing would not work. It is their party. Always has been. Goldwater, Reagan and Palin were anomalies. Rockefeller, Nixon, Ford, Dole, Bush 1, Bush 2, Bush 2.5, Mccain, Romney are the norm. It is back to the Northeastern progressive default setting.
As for me, I am out. Three conservative candidates in I could vote FOR in 32 years is not enought o keep me on the plantation. The rest of you do what you want, and godspeed.
Romney, author of ROmneyCARE, is a CHEATER
Shame on the GOP-E for pushing an ineligible
Change the rule makers of the national committee. We removed the RNC committeemen from Michigan last week. It only takes a few hundred dedicated individuals in each state.
Incidentally, they both voted to change the rules after the vote here in Michigan.
And before that, Tea Party is Herd of Cats; Cant Agree on Nominee. The GOPe had more group discipline! For shame. -- TheZManI forget the exact date of Rick Santorum's withdraw from the race (April 10?) but I do remember that on that date the total vote count was like this:
The GOPe is entrenched and makes the rules. I said in 2010 the taking our party back thing would not work. It is their party. Always has been. --- Psalm 144
Approximately 6 million votes for conservative candidates.
Approximately 5 million votes for Romney.
You can "blame" the GOPe for uniting their votes behind a single candidate (smart!) if you want... I agree with TheZMan, the problem is that Conservatives didn't unite (stupid!).
And part of the blame goes to Sarah Palin, in my opinion. She didn't come out strong and early for a personal pick. I think if she had done that she would have at least pointed the way to unity. But then again, maybe not. I can hear the sniping here on FR from many had she had done that.
And speaking of FR. There's plenty of shame to go around right here. Go back and read the posts from September to December, 2011. What horrible things were said about good conservatives right here on this site.
I think the party uses manipulators here at FR too.
They don’t post for years and suddenly show up and spend a couple of months steady stream posting attacks on other candidates only to disappear after their final post calling to unite.
I can’t wait for the exciting Brokered Convention I read so much about. Who will win? I am biting my nails in anticipation!
There is no doubt about that. Unfortunately too many conservatives mistook hero (heroine) worship for a viable strategy to victory. I think she understood that she could not win the general - even if she had gotten the nomination - but I cannot understand what why she squandered the opportunity to boost any of the "not Romney's"
I don’t know about “the party” using “manipulators”... I’m sure there are all kinds of posters here on FR. This is forum is large, public and very well known.
I do know that there were many recognizable long-term conservative posters here in FR who said some very mean and nasty and un-called for things about Rick Perry, just to take one example.
I’m not saying Rick Perry should have been the nominee or could have been the nominee. I’m not saying we should have united behind Rick Perry. I am using him as an example of the meanness, nastiness and shameless behavior by some well-known conservatives here on FR who attacked him viciously as if he was the enemy. It’s an example, in my opinion, of what went on in the conservative movement on a broader scale in 2010.
It was very, very bad.
And now we have reaped Romney and we’re whining, b*tching and moaning about the “establishment”. The “establishment” acted like adults. The “conservatives” (many of them), acted like a bunch of petulant children.
And one of our so-called leaders, acted like she had better things to do than give us all a helping hand.
I’m not so sure Sarah Palin is any more relevant than anyone else at this point. I don’t have any issues with her but don’t hang on her every word. I voted against the guy she endorsed in my district in 2010. My guy won, no harm no foul.
Some months back, Rush Limbaugh appeared on Van Sustren’s show and laid out some great advice that was ignored. He said that for the first time in decades, the GOP didn’t need to pander to the moderates. He said that Bachmann, Santorum, and Perry were the rock solid conservatives in the race who wouldn’t change direction at the first sign of opposition. He also said that any one of them could easily beat Obama because they didn’t give political speeches, they said what they really believed. He went on to say that which ever one of them was left standing would bring in a rock solid wave of support.
Instead I look around FR and see others attacking “Nomitts” as puritanical extremists the party is better off without. They don’t want discussion, they want lock step agreement.
You greatly exaggerate the importance of FR.
The GOP better wise the F up and dump this idiot at the convention.
IF enough of the delegates choose to abstain from the first round of voting, robomney will then be denied the number he needs and at that point those delegates are no longer required to vote for him in all subsequent votes.
IF the GOP actually nominates this SOCIALIST prick at the convention without doing ANYTHING to stop it. Im F’ing DONE with the GOP.
NO MONEY! NO SUPPORT! and they made an eternal enemy out of someone who USED to be an active supporter. Good job DH’s.
You better believe that Sarah is still relevant as today — more people seem to care for example, more about her endorsements and who it is than Romney and his endorsements when it’s he that is the nominee. The Mittwits had a meltdown the other day when Sarah refused to mention Romneys name as the GOP nominee — they went wild attack all Palin sites because it’s obvious that they still fear her and her influence even if people try to deny it
I sense your sarcasm, but I am holding out a thread of hope that complete INSANITY of nominating a socialist will come to an end at the convention.
Do I really believe that those delegates and the GOP in general have the courage to do what needs to be done? Not really... But people have surprised me in the past, so I will bitterly cling to THAT last shred of hope. I like to find ways to WIN rather than finding reasons for losing... Even if it means winning via manipulation of the rules.
were continue to be said about good conservatives right here on this site." There, fixed it for you.
Modest reforms when serious reforms are called for.
Three cheers for the mushy middle!
Everyone drops out; Mitt Romney clinches GOP nomination
What else could they do, but drop out? The money and the votes dried up. That’s how our Primary Process works. One candidate gets the momentum; dumb, uninformed voters jump on the bandwagon and people like me, down here in Texas, whose Primary is today, didn’t even get a say in who will be the Party’s nominee. (I still voted for Newt anyhow.)
Then its official. Everyone should vote for my cat.
I was going to do so when I voted early for today’s Texas Primary. But, after I got into the voting booth, my mind went blank; I could not remember your cat’s name. So, I voted for Newt.
He bought and paid for it and destroyed many conservatives with attacks along the way...
You’re correct, however, I started out supporting Michele Bachmann, but, she was always the first to jump on here GOP opponents and kick them when they were down. She didn’t have Romney’s money, but they have the same mean streak.
For those to whom conservatism is more than a matter of mere electoral convenience, the answer is 'bad'.
Is that what happened? I don't recall FReepers forcing either Santorum or Gingrich to suspend their campaigns.
"Instead I look around FR and see others attacking Nomitts as puritanical extremists the party is better off without."
I mostly recall those two aforementioned FReeper factions -- Santorum and Gingrich -- sniping at each other frantically through March and April.
This is the key.
Those on this forum who claim that Romney was chosen by the "GOPe" and forced in as nominee ignore the actual field Romney defeated.
Each of the other GOP candidates was deeply flawed. We didn't settle on a single conservative non-Romney candidate to rally around because each of the choices was fundamentally flawed and weak.
None of the non-Romneys was a good candidate.
I disagree. I think we had a lot of good candidates this time around. We just couldn’t unite behind one of them and so Romney slipped through.
Maybe she honestly felt that none deserved it.
Seems to me more like being asked if I want sarin or ricin ...
Which two did you think were the best, and would have made successful nominees and good Presidents?
I remember gingrich having zero chance yet hanging in there as Romney won races by 1 and 2 percent over Santorum.
Romney couldn’t win in the south and Gingrich couldn’t win in the north. Santorum was winning in both.
Now Obama gets a second term and the GOP slaves are desperately screeching for all to return to the plantation. If it sounds like I have zero respect for them, there’s good reason for that.
There has been a lot of paranoid thinking around this forum. I think things happened just as we all saw that they did. Mitt was experienced in running for President and was well-organized, hard-working, well-funded, and determined. He started early and kept at it. He learned from his mistakes and competed everywhere.
None of the others had all of these attributes and Mitt just beat them. The sniping between candidates was just what naturally occurs as partisans of any one pointed out the shortcomings of the others.
That’s ok. I’d rather not refight the wars of last autumn.
I’d rather stick to my general point, that we failed to unite.
The fact that we didn’t unite, and still couldn’t unite even if given another chance, means that whoever I name here as a “good candidate” will draw sniping and bitterness, so I prefer not to get into it.
I will repeat what I said about Perry (and again, I’m not saying he should have been or could have been the candidate): he was viciously maligned here on FR. A bunch of conservative posters acted like freaking French revolutionaries and it was really disgusting and obscene.
You talk about the GOP as if it was some person or small group working together and making decisions and issuing orders. This just isn't so. The GOP is 50 state organizations and hundreds of county committees, etc. The delegates have been chosen through a lengthy and distributed process, and they will not be told how to vote by the "GOP". You want Romney to be "dumped" but who has the right and power to do this? The voting has occurred and Romney won. Why are you suddenly calling for dictatorship just because you don't like the results?
You said that we had a lot of good candidates so I asked you to name two.
My point, which I made above, is that none of them were all that good.
I think that you in fact agree with me on this point which is why you didn’t name anyone.
They all had serious flaws which is why we didn’t unite around any one of them.
If a handful of people have done this then so be it. That did not cause our problems this year. Our problems this year were caused by not having an attractive, solidly-conservative candidate who got in and stayed in and ran well.
Every single non-Romney is/was better than Romney. Yet we failed to unite around one.
You want me to name one... I’m not really into that. I’m talking about a process that failed and I gave a stark example of how it failed: the miserable treatment given to Perry.
But anyway, they were ALL better than Romney. Every single one of them.
And most were better than the crop of 2008.