Skip to comments.GOP Primary: Romney Wins New Hampshire, Ron Paul #2
Posted on 01/10/2012 5:54:43 PM PST by dragnet2
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So now Romney is the GOP nominee, right? I mean Iowa and New Hampshire have been portrayed by the Media as being the only States that matter. [/sarc]
Thats not how it would work..I mean if the US is about to implode. Only ‘rats abandon ship.
You can wake up now, we get South Carolina and Florida. If Romney steam roles these against a divided conservative field, its basically all over.
>> There is another dynamic at play here. <<
Yep, I suspect it should be called something like, “The Tragic but Inevitable Self-Destruction of Mr. Newt” — a drama of almost Shakespearean dimensions.
Lotsa FReepers were predicting in late November and early December that Newt-the-High-Flyer would eventually explode and crash to earth. There are plenty of posts to that effect in the archives.
Back in those golden days of Newt’s magnificent ascent, when he so gloriously and confidently told everybody he’d surely be chosen as nominee, an important question some of us dubious posters were asking was not “if” but rather, “Will Newt’s self-immolation occur during the primaries, or or will it be after he wins the nomination?”
Well, now it seems we’ll soon have the answer.
Mutts high tonight but the South is a different place and he probably is going to lose more bouyancy than before due to this attack on his work at Bain.
Been dreaming about the Bane that would bring Mutt down and now Bain is on the Bwain.....
Tip jar is at the end of the bar. I’ll get back to playing piano after my break.
And THIS is why New Hampshire is NOT indicative of conservatives.
When Newt, and Perry, for that matter, started spouting talking points of the class warfare liberals, folks, including me, are leaving those two in droves!
NH is an open primary so anyone can vote in the “Republican” primary. The implication is that the NH R vote is loaded with dems - either disaffected obama voters, dopers for Paul, or simply dem chicanery.
SC is not open so it is obviously a far better gauge of Republican wishes and is a “real” Repubican primary b/c only registered Rs can vote it.
a.) The results from New Hampshire reflect only that an open GOP primary means absolutely nothing so far as results are concern.
b.) Anyone suggesting Ron Paul is a ‘conservative’ let alone a patriot is more full of sh*t than a Christmas turkey. He called the traitor Bradley Manning a ‘hero’ and a ‘patriot’, how eff’d up is that?!?
c.) When the voters in a REAL primary (South Carolina) speak next, Mitt-Witt Romney will discover that even his $36,000 dollar whore (Nikki Haley) isn’t going to save him.
Forget New Hampshire, it’s tainted goods due to ‘Rats playing games and the media fanning the flames.
New Hampshire is an aberration.
-The people in New Hampshire are quirky and don’t vote like the rest of the country.
-Romney’s numbers are an aberration because that is his home state. He will not get into the thirties in any other state.
-Huntsman will not get over 5% in any other state.
-Ron Paul will be significant during the entire campaign, but is not likely to get over 10-15% in the South.
-Santorum should consolidate the conservative vote when they get into the South, in South Carolina and Florida. As people learn more about Newt Gingrich, the less they like him.
Realistically, it’s a two man race between Santorum and Romney — and again, I don’t see Romney getting over 30% outside of New England.
Tokyo is giddy on Faux with Trippe. Joe sounded more right than him!
What a bunch of moronic boobs in New Hampshire.
OOOHHH!!! I get it. In a real Republican primary, Romney gets 94%.
Whaaa? Are you high? You make no sense.
Considering how liberal the state is, I found that Santorum did actually better than I expected.
Likewise for Iowa.
I've long advocated a two-state opening primary with Tennessee and Oklahoma starting the election season. Those states are far more representative of the real America and they're both small enough (geographically and in terms of population) for the candidates to do retail politics as well as media buys.
Had Tennessee and Oklahoma launched the 2012 primaries, is there any doubt that the results we've seen thus far would have been far different...and far better?
And also swallow his praising of traitors?
Also swallow his decades of racist vile loony newsletters?
Also swallow his blaming the US for 9/11 and pandering to the Truther kook fringe?
Also swallow his sympathizing with the Occupy parasites.
Also swallow his participating on conspiracy nut shows and pandering to those fringe kooks?
Also swallow his working closely with Soros and Barney Frank?
Also swallow his supporters full of Democrats, foilhats, white supremacists, and the fringe of society?
Also swallow his trashing of the US Constitution?
Also swallow his dope pushing?
Also swallow his isolationism and gutting US defense?
Also swallow his support of Iranian and terrorist nukes?
No thanks. Not for real and rational American conservatives. That crackpot can shove it!
Gingrich and Perry have succeeded in turning Mitt into a conservative. And judging by Romney’s acceptance speech tonight, he sounds more conservative than either Gingrich and Perry. What the heck happened?
I wish I could explain to fellow conservatives just how dire this is. Romney already has the establishment machinery and the big money on his side, you add to this a momentum and he will become the default nominee after winning a few more primaries.
He MUST, MUST, MUST be crushed in South Carolina and Florida to show that the base is soundly rejecting him. Only a brutal arse whooping in a conservative state will break the media narrative.
Huntsman counted on NH to "launch" his campaign.
No "conservative" made the top 3.
I agree, not terrible for a gay marriage state, and he would do even better without conservative competition (they all would).
I was actually hoping Ron Paul would beat Romney, I hate him, but it would deprive Romney of victory.
What a knee slapper Ge0....
Where are the real Americans who haven't spent the last freaking decade or two in government/politics? You know, someone who can relate.
And judging by Romneys acceptance speech tonight, he sounds more conservative than either Gingrich and Perry.
Funny stuff. They'll say anything won't they?
What a sad hoot.
Elsewhere I read that Willard got about 20,000 votes. Why, oh why do we let these Northeastern liberals (I repeat myself) effectively chose the GOP candidate - and in an open primary? They will serve us up another RINO idiot like McCain
No, we need a state with an urban population, too. One of the reasons the GOP does poorly in cities is that all of the energy in the campaigns is directed at a few liberal rural states and it looks to city dwellers as if the GOP is telling them to go drop dead.
Have one rural state (but not a liberal Midwest state) and one with a big urban population, such as Florida or even New York. Or, better yet, have all primaries on the same day.
Guess somebody’s been listening to Rush in his delusional mode.
Well, as it looks like Newt will beat or tie Santorum, it seems to me this sets Newt up for SC pretty well. With all the much ballyhooed bump that Santorum was supposed to be bringing from IA to NH, he should have beaten Newt tonight. Perry may as well just get out, since 1% is pathetic, even in NH. If Perry would just get out, Newt can beat Romney in SC.
Also, Newt has made it clear in several interviews that he is not attacking capitalism, or even venture capitalism.
I was surprised Rick Perry didn’t do better - I like that he had the guts to go target shooting last week. That shows some conviction.
Also - why does the RNC anoint so many RINO’s - they do it every time!
I remember how they tried to marginalize Reagan - he was, according to the main body of the RNC, unelectable (I am showing my age).
We just don’t get any real choice anymore - just anointed, payed off, insiders.
Live Free or Die, eh? What are they smokin’ up there, or are they on suicide watch?
Yes, and this just increases my frustration that a state like NH gets to have so much influence on our nominee. What a bunch of self-entitled ninnies up there. They take great delight in voting against any true conservatives. And why do they let dems vote in the Republican primary?
Well, everybody knows that REAL Republicans support Romney.
So a real Republican primary should reflect that.
IF mitt the progressive whore bitch for satan wins... I write in Sarah Palin. I swear on my sacred honor... I WILL NEVER VOTE FOR THAT BABY KILLING, FAG LOVING, KENNEDY KISSING, CORRUPT COPORATE RAIDER EVER!
What are you, a loon?????
Never mind, you don’t need to answer that....
And he’s the only one (except maybe for Paul) who approves of civil unions. Could be a large part of the crossover vote.
I misread that at first to be homo state. Wait...
We don’t care about Wiilard..Nut case Paul..nor huntsman..These are 2 lil states with what 20 people?? and we should be impressed? hmmmmmm no
Oh my goodness, can you please tell us how you really feel????
And that is the thing isn’t it? All the little states with little populations of little minded people.
We don’t count.
That is perfect.
“...THAT BABY KILLING, FAG LOVING, KENNEDY KISSING, CORRUPT COPORATE RAIDER EVER!”
Great Rant! You forgot to add “GUN GRABBING.” Mitt signed a very strict gun control law.
Unfortunately, I’m right. I’ll tell you something else, Romney listened very carefully to Rush today and he took his advice. Did you listen to his acceptance speech? He eviscerated Gingrich without even mentioning his name. And he did it all without a teleprompter.
What is your proposal to launch the primaries?
It’s official. The NH primary is meaningless.
The folks at National Review are very excited at their candidate’s triumph and are crowing that he took 49% of the GOP vote in this open primary. It strikes me that (a) Romney gets the nomination, (b) Obama gets another term, and (c) the country goes even farther down.
That’s OK. We had other plans for election day anyhow.
I can’t Kit... I can’t tell you how I really feel... I made a New Year’s Resolution to moderate myself... and believe me... I have.
I don’t think anyone knows what you’re talking about.
Very interesting responses. I was expecting this of Newt, since it has been his history. I’m not going to say anything negative about him personally, but here’s what I think he should have done regarding Romney’s attacks on him.
If it were me, I would have stuck to my ideas, and my solutions as much as possible. Here’s who we are, here’s where we are, this is where we are going, but this is where we need to go, and this is how my administration will move us in that positive direction.
My opponent is trying to drag me into the mud, be we as a nation do not have time to wallow in the mud. What my opponent has said about me is false, and rather than be distracted by his desperate attempts to derail me, I am going to focus on returning our country to the free country our founders intended her to be.
Essentially, defend himself by denying the accusations, but do not attempt to destroy the accuser, because that causes one to become distracted bloodied, angry. Furthermore, disregarding one’s personal feelings about Romney, do not attempt to destory him, because he may well in fact be the nominee, and we do not need a circular firing squad here. yes, I know that sucks , but it may indeed be a reality.
I think Newt has made a tactical error here in allowing Romney to pull him into the mud.
I am equally as committed in my refusal to vote for Romney.
The Republican elite, MSM, including Fox news, are ruining this country every bit as much as Obama and the dems.
I WILL NOT reward them with my vote. My character and integrity will not allow me to vote for that lying POS baby killing RINO Romney.
I want a strong leader, with a proven record of accomplishments and a clear vision of the future. I am not looking for a Reverend, Priest or Rabi. I want a president that will turn this country around intelligently and quickly.
I will continue to support the one man that I believe in my heart and head can turn this country around and set the course for my children and grandchildren to have a better future........ that man is Newt Gingrich.
GO NEWT GO.........
GUN GRABBING... DOG ABUSING... DRAFT DODGING... AMATEUR RADIO HATING... BIG DIG DIRTBALL... REAGAN DENYING... CLINTON LOVING... SOCIALIST MEDICINE EMBRACING BUTT PIRATE TRAITOR romney. Now see what you made me go and do? ;-)