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Romney Secures 88 Texas Delegates, Clinches Nomination
New York Times ^ | 29 May 2012 | AP Projection

Posted on 05/29/2012 6:33:59 PM PDT by Vigilanteman

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To: GoCards

Dewhurst is speaking and very upset with the likes of Palin and Hannity/Levin interferring with Texas politics, lol!!


A politician is upset when his bubble is poked by other politicians? This ain’t right /s


101 posted on 05/29/2012 8:19:46 PM PDT by txhurl (AB would vote for Scott Walker.)
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To: RitaOK

Good news indeed!

Even better if Romney doesn’t get the delegate count needed.


102 posted on 05/29/2012 8:20:53 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Mozilla

If he were like Bush/McCain, it would be a marked improvement. He’s no more a Conservative or Republican than Zero or Plugs. Dumping this abomination at the convention is of paramount importance.


103 posted on 05/29/2012 8:21:04 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
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104 posted on 05/29/2012 8:22:01 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj

Most of Travis County (where Michael W. is running second to Roger W.) is still out, and Michael Williams is not that far from the guy in second place (second through sixth place are fairly tightly bunched), so I’m not giving up hope yet. But, you’re right, Michael Williams’s odds of making the runoff don’t look very good right now.


105 posted on 05/29/2012 8:24:12 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: W. W. SMITH

Local stations did dare to discuss the Bound Delegate numbers, that they will not be known until New Mexico votes, next week I believe.

Meanwhile, Romney’s delegate count is being sold but not confirmed. His supporters and the media don’t require confirmation, of course. smirk.


106 posted on 05/29/2012 8:24:12 PM PDT by RitaOK (I DID vote against Romney! Few are unafraid, but I thank God for the few. We are the resistance.)
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To: Impy; All
This is a disappointing showing for Cruz...WTH?
107 posted on 05/29/2012 8:25:51 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: CharacterCounts

Thank you. A few of us (very few) accept your fine compliment.


108 posted on 05/29/2012 8:26:35 PM PDT by RitaOK (I DID vote against Romney! Few are unafraid, but I thank God for the few. We are the resistance.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Hardly a disappointing showing...Dewhurst had the GOP machine behind him and Cruz just had the tea party. I’d say it was a pretty impressive showing for Cruz.

Now with just the 2 of them in the runoff, Cruz can raise some much needed funds and finally get some EXPOSURE.


109 posted on 05/29/2012 8:28:35 PM PDT by mrpotatohead
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To: mrpotatohead

I was thinking SP’s backing would have translated into bigger numbers for Cruz.

Hopefully in a 1 on 1 contest Cruz does better.


110 posted on 05/29/2012 8:31:39 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: GOPsterinMA
Cruz increasing slightly, now 45% vs 33%

This updates quite frequently

111 posted on 05/29/2012 8:32:50 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: 1066AD

Closer would be better...

TY for the link!


112 posted on 05/29/2012 8:35:51 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: RitaOK

I was just about to ask about the delegate count.
I hope Mitt doesn’t cinch the nomination on Texas.


113 posted on 05/29/2012 8:37:58 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: GOPsterinMA

CRuz got swamped with sleazy ads from dewhurst.


114 posted on 05/29/2012 8:39:58 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: katiedidit1
"Faux news"
115 posted on 05/29/2012 8:40:45 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: GoCards
Im surprised Dewhurst is so close to 50%

Same here. I didn't even know he was running until a couple of weeks ago. I've been hearing about Ted Cruz' campaign for at least a year now.

Cruz got my vote today.

116 posted on 05/29/2012 8:41:21 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

The Tea Party was well on board for Cruz and even quite hopeful by the time Palin deigned to endorse, and there remains the number her endorsement might still turn off, though that number is surely by now shrinking, since she is a pundit and not a player, imho. %:)


117 posted on 05/29/2012 8:41:52 PM PDT by RitaOK (I DID vote against Romney! Few are unafraid, but I thank God for the few. We are the resistance.)
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To: 1066AD

If Cruz just picks up Leppert voters he will win the runoff.


118 posted on 05/29/2012 8:42:48 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Really? Hmmm...


119 posted on 05/29/2012 8:44:02 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: GOPsterinMA

And there were 9 in the race.
Now there are 2


120 posted on 05/29/2012 8:46:41 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: GOPsterinMA

David Dewhurst
515568 votes
45%
WINNER

Ted Cruz
378819 votes
33%
WINNER

Tom Leppert
152841 votes
13%


121 posted on 05/29/2012 8:47:49 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: BIV
RINOs, aka GOPE, like Lugar and ...

Lugar is out. Haven't you heard?

122 posted on 05/29/2012 8:49:15 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: GOPsterinMA; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; randita

Right now it’s 45-33 with 60% of the vote in. I think that’s about what it was was expected to be. I was thinking maybe a bit closer than that.

Conservatives in Texas have their work cut out for them.


123 posted on 05/29/2012 8:49:15 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Logical me

Fool? Since I refuse to support Romney due to his record and my values I REJECT the title FOOL. Only a FOOL would support a socialist.

It’s not my fault the GOPe selected someone form the left side of the isle and tossed him on the base thinking we’d all jump in line and vote for him.

If you want to vote for Romney you go right ahead. How you could support him I don’t know. Just because he is anybody but Obama is a rather weak argument because Romney’s record screams “I’m just like Obama!”.

Don’t give me that lame line everyone else gives “if you don’t vote for mittens your voting for Obama”.. No. If I don’t vote for Obama or Mittens I am voting either for someone else or NO ONE!


124 posted on 05/29/2012 8:49:43 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Impy

Watch us fight.


125 posted on 05/29/2012 8:50:17 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SnuffaBolshevik; Diogenesis; BlackElk; Norm Lenhart
It’s over. Take your ball and go home.

Kiss my grits, you Loyalist coward.

For me, standing up to the tyranny that now besets us, is more than just lofty rhetoric. I can trace my direct lineage back to an American who fired at the British in anger during the Revolutionary War.

Since his time, many of my fathers have shed blood, or have sacrificed greatly, to stand guard over this fragile republic. What sort of son would I be if I meekly accepted the left’s terms of surrender in my day? I’m not standing in harm’s way with a rifle in my hand, like so many of them did.

No - I’m armed with only a ballot, by whose markings my fathers shall judge me. I would not even think of sullying their honor by giving my solemn vote to a man who has essentially gone into abject Treason against the very things my forefathers fought and bled for.

May your chains set lightly upon you...

126 posted on 05/29/2012 8:50:28 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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Freepers, Just a little note.

Where is the GREEN?


Git-R-Done!


127 posted on 05/29/2012 8:51:02 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Windflier; GOPsterinMA

Cruz did have a lot of publicity at least in my circles, over Dewhurst, whom I believe probably expected more of a coronation and therefore perhaps wasn’t compelled to spend on exposure until late.

Perhaps Sarah’s endorsement flushed Dewhurst out after all?

I held the opinion her endorsement was late and rather a wash at any rate. But, admittedly we discovered Dewhurst was in the race after that, and he did become pouty about her endorsement and Cruz thrilled, so what do I know?


128 posted on 05/29/2012 8:51:36 PM PDT by RitaOK (I DID vote against Romney! Few are unafraid, but I thank God for the few. We are the resistance.)
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To: cableguymn
just because he is anybody but Obama is a rather weak argument

Maybe, but BHO gone means all the "Csars" gone, Holder gone and so on, which is important as well.

129 posted on 05/29/2012 8:55:35 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: mylife

Tom Leppert looks to be the difference.


130 posted on 05/29/2012 8:57:06 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: 1066AD

Yes.. maybe they will be gone. Romney hasn’t named names on who he’d pick. Your running under the assumption he’d select better..


131 posted on 05/29/2012 8:59:08 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: GOPsterinMA

Problem is, Leppert is a bit like dewhurst.
The good thing is that most of the people that voted Leppert were voting against Dewhurst and dont seem to realize that Leppert raised taxes in Dallas.


132 posted on 05/29/2012 9:00:25 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Windflier

THAT is exactly my story!

Our forefathers were not that into capitulation, preferred over rebellion. To waste what they gave to me and trade that costly gift of liberty off in exchange for PEACE at any price is beyond my capability.

Rebellion is HARD and it’s scary, but if not I, then whom?


133 posted on 05/29/2012 9:01:45 PM PDT by RitaOK (I DID vote against Romney! Few are unafraid, but I thank God for the few. We are the resistance.)
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To: BIV

I’m not usually for a third party, but I think we need to indeed keep our options open. There are plenty of opportunity out there in the disasters to come about. Republican ineffectives is going to shove them on the sidelines.

If a third party is like a camel, it will be indeed easier for it to squeeze through the eye of a political needle (small or so called single issue candidate), than for the corrupt to part with their little day to day toys for the sake of greatness. Penny pinchers often lose a bank for a penny, and that is the legacy we are seeing in America.

If Obama can scream “Yes We can”, then so can we.


134 posted on 05/29/2012 9:01:55 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: mylife
I cant believe Ralph Hall got 57% The guy is 90 years old.

Voting reliably conservative in Congress will do that, when you're representing a conservative part of the country.

Ralph Hall is one of the few exceptions to the DC rule, which is why he's consistently been returned to Congress, election after election. He's one of the few honest reps in the US House.

135 posted on 05/29/2012 9:02:33 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: EducatorOfLiberals
The GOP has betrayed Conservatives by nominating Romney. After abandoning Conservative values and losing elections in 2006 and 2008, they told us they were listening and had learned. We gave them another chance in 2010, and now they push Romney? How quickly they forget. Conservatives are patriots and we must vote for conservatives in the House and Senate to stop Obama's agenda. Then, we must vote against progressive Romney such that we can nominate a Conservative in 2016 and get the progressives out of power as soon as possible. Otherwise our next opportunity for a Conservative candidate would be 2024-2028. The march to socialism would be complete.

You joined Free Republic TODAY to post your thoughts. I guess you live up to your screen name. See how much ammo you can get for your guy who talks about Polish Death Camps.

136 posted on 05/29/2012 9:03:15 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: Impy; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; randita; RitaOK

“I was thinking maybe a bit closer than that.”

Me too!

“Conservatives in Texas have their work cut out for them.”

Yes.


137 posted on 05/29/2012 9:03:37 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: mylife; RitaOK

I’ll take your word on it - my knowledge of TX politics was Rick Perry (who was my #1 pick for POTUS).

Rick...Sweet Rick...


138 posted on 05/29/2012 9:03:57 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: Windflier

you Loyalist coward.
___________________________________

I could care less if you claimed George Washington...

My Loyalist ancestors were not cowards...

and their fathers and grandfathers fought and died in the French Indian Wars to save the butts of your miserable ancestors...

Five Loyalist women walking alone from Wyoming Co PA to Canada with 31 little children during wartime right through the middle of your “brave” ancestors who burnt down their houses and chased them off cannot be called cowards...

Who is the coward when old grandmothers and 10 year old little girls are arrested as enemies and put in prison..


139 posted on 05/29/2012 9:04:08 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Oh Noes! Cruz rising!

David Dewhurst
540827 votes
45%
WINNER

Ted Cruz
406474 votes
34%
WINNER

Tom Leppert
160771 votes
13%


140 posted on 05/29/2012 9:04:19 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Theodore R.
Cruz is leading nowhere. The China connection ad ruined him; he did not reply forcefully and convincingly.

Thankfully, the run-off election will give him plenty of time to rebut and debunk the sleazy Dewhurst ads.

141 posted on 05/29/2012 9:05:50 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: GoCards
Bernice Johnson wins again!!! puke

Gads....mind if I join you?

142 posted on 05/29/2012 9:07:10 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
Love your tagline ☺
143 posted on 05/29/2012 9:10:00 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Go to it! The Senate is full of Dewhurst types, Texas can do better!


144 posted on 05/29/2012 9:11:42 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: katiedidit1
Romney? Move to the right?
145 posted on 05/29/2012 9:12:15 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Impy

We will.
But we aint doing to bad.


146 posted on 05/29/2012 9:12:42 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: bert; TexasSecede79366
I guess we can chalk you up as an Obama supporter.

How do you figure? Supporting evil is wrong - whether it's wearing your team jersey, or not.

If you feel that you've been forced into a corner, and have to make the pragmatic choice, then say that, but don't attempt to incriminate those who are sticking to their conservative guns, because they won't follow you there.

147 posted on 05/29/2012 9:13:25 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: dfwgator
ABO...Go Romney!

I never thought I'd see the day that you'd be cheering on an establishment, liberal, RINO, like Romney.

No worries, brother. I'll be here for you, when you've settled back to reality.

148 posted on 05/29/2012 9:17:41 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

I hate to say it but I’d prefer that SOB to Obama LOL


149 posted on 05/29/2012 9:21:46 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: cherry
he ain't the dream candidate but on his worse day he's 1000% better than the commi muslim.

Climb down out of the clouds and get a grip. Romney's record in office is nearly as bad as Obama's.

To wit:

Mitt Romney’s Dismal Record

"As U.S. real output grew 13 percent between 2002 and 2006, Massachusetts trailed at 9 percent.

* Manufacturing employment fell 7 percent nationwide those years, but sank 14 percent under Romney, placing Massachusetts 48th among the states.

* Between fall 2003 and autumn 2006, U.S. job growth averaged 5.4 percent, nearly three times Massachusetts' anemic 1.9 percent pace.

* While 8 million Americans over age 16 found work between 2002 and 2006, the number of employed Massachusetts residents actually declined by 8,500 during those years.

"Massachusetts was the only state to have failed to post any gain in its pool of employed residents," professors Sum and McLaughlin concluded.

In an April 2003 meeting with the Massachusetts congressional delegation in Washington, Romney failed to endorse President Bush's $726 billion tax-cut proposal."

[Cato Institute annual Fiscal Policy Report Card - America's Governors, 2004.]


Romney's "accomplishments".

1. Implemented/created Gay Marriage in MA

2. Supported and forced Gay Adoption in MA

3. Supported Abortion wholeheartedly

4. Raised taxes/fees over 300% while being Governor of MA

5. Implemented a state-level Cap and Trade system.

6. Supported Man-Made Global Warming

7. Supported the Brady Bill

8. Implemented a state level “Assault” Weapons Ban after the Federal AWB was allowed to expire.

9. Supported TARP

10. Supported Amnesty for Illegal Aliens (Citizenship for those already here)

11. Supported McCain-Kennedy (Amnesty)

12. Implemented a socialized medicine in MA called RomneyCare complete with an Individual Mandate and $50 abortions.

13. Nominated 27 Democrats (out of 36 nominations) for judgeships in MA, many of them extreme left-wingers.

At least pretend that you're simply making the pragmatic choice, and not wholeheartedly supporting this disgusting liberal.

150 posted on 05/29/2012 9:21:46 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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