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Diverse Coalition Backs Romney [Ron Paul Won "Nearly Half of The Vote Among 18-29-Year Olds"!]
Wall St. J ^ | January 11, 2012 | JANET HOOK

Posted on 01/10/2012 8:35:57 PM PST by Steelfish

JANUARY 11, 2012 Diverse Coalition Backs Romney New Hampshire Exit-Poll Data Show That Voting Blocs Favoring the Front-Runner Were Even Larger Than in Iowa

By JANET HOOK

CONCORD, N.H.—Mitt Romney's broad-based victory in New Hampshire was built upon strong support from Republican voters and backing from enough independents to keep his rivals from mounting a serious challenge, exit polling data showed.

Rep. Ron Paul of Texas and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman were buoyed by a surge of independent voters, who made up 45% of the GOP primary electorate, up from just over one-third in 2008. Independents in New Hampshire can vote in either party's primary.

Those voters helped push Mr. Paul to a second-place finish and Mr. Huntsman to a likely third-place showing. But Mr. Romney easily triumphed, because dissenting votes were so widely dispersed among his rivals.

The survey of Republican primary voters, conducted as people exited from polling places across the Granite State, found Mr. Romney's weakest showing was among young voters who stampeded to support Mr. Paul, as they did in Iowa. Mr. Paul collected nearly half of the vote among 18-to-29-year-olds.

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Mush-heads screwing up the whole country.
1 posted on 01/10/2012 8:36:04 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

“Mush-heads...”

I think that pretty much sums-up the New Hampshire Republican primary!


2 posted on 01/10/2012 8:38:26 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Steelfish

Well what a great future for America.

The youth are more liberal than I can ever remember, and they back a crackpot.

Larger grouping than the Baby Boomers, and this is what they believe in.

Bodes well for the rest of us.


3 posted on 01/10/2012 8:38:42 PM PST by hitchwolf
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To: Steelfish

Oh yeah. We can all rest easier knowing that the 18-29 year olds are going to vote Republican in November. </sarc>


4 posted on 01/10/2012 8:40:52 PM PST by newheart (When does policy become treason?)
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To: Steelfish
A good sign: younger people recognizing the limits of federal authority. The question is, can and do they conduct themselves as good citizens, contributing to the high moral fabric that is required of a civil country where individual liberty can be enjoyed along with the responsibilities those liberties entail.
5 posted on 01/10/2012 8:40:52 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew (let establishment heads explode)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

“A good sign”?

Young people recognizing an America in retreat against its sworn enemies


6 posted on 01/10/2012 8:43:54 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: hitchwolf
Well what a great future for America.

It's what the government run indoctrination centers (aka schools) have done to the country.

They have succeeded in EXACTLY what they set out to do.

DUMB DOWN EVERY CHILD THAT ATTENDS PUBLIC SCHOOL

7 posted on 01/10/2012 8:49:03 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: newheart
/sarc

You might be surprised. Civilized children invite and honor proper authority. That should be a hallmark of Republican practice, beginning with the understanding that authority originates with God and is passed down to parents, who in turn exercise the privilege of vesting authority in elected officials whose view of righteousness takes into account the best way to approach ones neighbor. Hint: You don't invite yourself onto his lawn to start digging for treasure under the pretense it is in his own best interests.

8 posted on 01/10/2012 8:49:49 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew (let establishment heads explode)
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To: Steelfish

NH = Lowest number of churches per capita!

Hence true conservatives are doooooooomed there.

With about 90% in..

NEWT 10%
Santo 9%
Perry 1%


9 posted on 01/10/2012 8:50:42 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

Wow
Young Jew hating,9/11 truthers who hate the military,
Love Iran and Hamas and support Code Pink and act like Nazi
Storm troopers attacking his political rivals wife and children !
Yes Paul nutters are some else its called radical leftists and GOP haters !


10 posted on 01/10/2012 8:51:19 PM PST by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: Steelfish
Mush-heads screwing up the whole country.

The NH primary this year is even more meaningless than usual because there is no Democrat contest and it's Romney's stomping ground.

The real game starts now.
11 posted on 01/10/2012 8:52:19 PM PST by Antoninus (Defeat Romney--Defeat Obama.)
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To: CainConservative

You can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a church in NH. I guess they just don’t use them.


12 posted on 01/10/2012 8:55:16 PM PST by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: Steelfish

Young people are fanatical Paulites because they want drugs legalized, cheap, and plentiful.

It’s as simple, and sad, as that.


13 posted on 01/10/2012 9:02:10 PM PST by mike-zed
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To: newheart

Hey, I’m 32 and I can’t figure out what the Hell is going on with the youngin’s! Something happened in the late 90s/early 00s that that turned these kids into freeloading hippies!

Just look at the music, for instance. Rappers rhyming about bitches and bling and slinging dope; tween pop stars talking about their “first time”; and 20-something R&B artists talking about homosexual flings and getting drunk until they pass out. Seriously, isn’t it time that the ADULTS stand up and say, “Okay, I’ve heard/seen enough. TV off, off of Facebook, no video games, get your asses outside on your bike and find something wholesome and recreational to occupy your time!”(?)

I’m aghast at how the Gen Y/Millenials are just freeloading liberal morons with nothing better to do than Tweet from their iPhones while not paying attention to things like basic math.

The Liberals have DESTROYED America since the 1930s with their indoctrination through the schools and the media. I wish parents would stand up and do what’s right, but with divorce rates at record highs, what single parent has the time or the want to do so.

And then it all boils down to God, doesn’t it? Christian morality is dead in this country.

And Mitt/Paul can kiss my ass! They won’t get a vote from me if you paid me in beer and Snickers bars!


14 posted on 01/10/2012 9:03:03 PM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Steelfish
No. They understand sworn enemies reside both within and without and are resolved to deal with them. Would not be surprised if they count ignorance as one of them, yours notwithstanding. It might do you some good to realize how dedicated and determined the proponents of a smaller world foot print on the part of the United States are when it comes to defending your right to be a lemming.

That said, I am ignorant, too. I do not know precisely what threat level we might face if we, say, take our troops out of 200 places out of the 700 they are now. But apparently you do. Please educate me on this. You might be surprised how teachable I am. But I do expect facts from reliable sources. Thanks.

15 posted on 01/10/2012 9:04:23 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew (let establishment heads explode)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

For starters, Paul has no problem with Iran acquiring a nuclear weapon.


16 posted on 01/10/2012 9:08:24 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

The article was largely positive - the WSJ is pointing out that Mittens can’t close the deal. RP won’t get the nomination, but the WSJ takes RP’s showing as evidence that Romney just hasn’t got what it takes to be the nominee.


17 posted on 01/10/2012 9:11:03 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: rarestia
Rappers rhyming about bitches and bling and slinging dope; tween pop stars talking about their “first time”; and 20-something R&B artists talking about homosexual flings and getting drunk until they pass out.

Do these types infest Ron Paul campaign events? No. Does Ron Paul praise their misguided behavior? No. But as eloquently as you describe their degenerative attributes I wonder if you do not gain some pleasure from their antics. At least you can make us all feel righteous about ourselves.

Yes, there are serious degenerative elements out there, but in case you did not notice, Ron Paul believes a normal family with a Mom and Dad disciplining their children is not a bad thing. On the contrary, he believes it is the duty of government to reflect proper authority as originating from God and dispensed through the traditional family. Does that scare you?

18 posted on 01/10/2012 9:14:57 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew (let establishment heads explode)
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To: Steelfish

New Hampshire open primary is just a waste of time anymore. It’s certainly not a harbinger of things to come.


19 posted on 01/10/2012 9:25:22 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's War on Prosperity is killing me)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

I agree. They should be informed and encouraged. The big news is that many of them reject the Democrat machine.


20 posted on 01/10/2012 9:26:13 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Steelfish
Paul has no problem with Iran acquiring a nuclear weapon.

He has stated point blank he does not want them to have one. He has also surmised, not unreasonably, that for Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon and use it would be nothing short of national suicide. He's right.

You are woefully misinformed if you think Ron Paul would not engage in retaliation if an attack of that kind would befall us. Some have said - Bachmann for example - that we cannot wait for that point in time. I tend to agree to some degree. But realistically . . . Iran is not worth all the trouble and posturing.

I'm writing from the gut here. If you know Iran poses an immediate threat in terms of a nuclear attack on us or our allies, by all means I am open to the information. And so is Ron Paul, and every other candidate for the Office of President. To me the threat is more immediate from Statists in our own midst. Ron Paul is as anti-Statist as it gets.

We either trust the citizens of this country to conduct themselves honorably among one another without and overarching, overreaching human authority, or we don't. We've got to work things out civilly; get the monkey of federal meddling off our backs, and off the backs of folks out there who wonder why we've invited our ideals into their "paradise" of slavery.

21 posted on 01/10/2012 9:36:50 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew (let establishment heads explode)
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To: Fester Chugabrew
The question is, can and do they conduct themselves as good citizens, contributing to the high moral fabric that is required of a civil country where individual liberty can be enjoyed along with the responsibilities those liberties entail.

Yes, they can--and do. Most of the heavy lifting (literally) in the oil patch is done at the behest of us old farts, but by younger backs.

They're also concerned that the future will bring little real reward for their labors if things keep going the way they are. I know I wouldn't want to be in my early twenties looking at the way things are going to crap.

The ones around here who aren't making oilfield wages are struggling to make the rent (2K a month for a two-bedroom apt), often working two jobs to make ends meet. They've had a taste of inflationary economics, and they aren't looking forward to being taxed witless to pay for those who won't bust their butts.

They recognize the current model is unsustainable, that it has to be cut back.

Funny how working for what you have sharpens your sense of responsibility.

22 posted on 01/10/2012 9:39:21 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: unixfox
It's what the government run indoctrination centers (aka schools) have done to the country.

I have to agree. Ron Paul is no friend of public education as we know it. No wonder he's called a "kook" on a regular basis. After all, "kook" is one of those words public education knows, teaches, and practices to perfection.

23 posted on 01/10/2012 9:40:37 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew (let establishment heads explode)
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To: ncalburt
Having read and studied some about Ron Paul and those who support him, I understand how his views could be regurgitated as you have. But in view of the facts, there is no traction there. I understand some of Ron Paul's supporters have an overbearing disposition, too.

But, the GOP is about smaller government, individual freedom and responsibility, government accountability, and a clear understanding of original intent when it comes to our Constitution, even though it offends me at times. All of these things define Ron Paul. So . . I'll just bear with your ignorance and their overbearing disposition while considering both the facts and what is best for the temporary set up we enjoy as paid for with the blood, sweat, and tears of our forefathers.

24 posted on 01/10/2012 9:56:43 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew (let establishment heads explode)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

Of course neither Ron Paul nor anyone else would like Iran to get a nuclear weapon. But the IAEA has concluded that they are moving to produce one. And if you don’t think this threatens US national interests, then we have a divide we cannot bridge. Nor would Paul have a problem if Venezuela seeks a nuclear bomb either.


25 posted on 01/10/2012 9:58:53 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

No Fester I would not be surprised. I am quite familiar with civilized children who respect authority. They are my children and despite the hormonally- induced insanity of adolescence and young adulthood they are conservative. They are not libertarian. Ron Paul’s philosophy is not conservative at heart. It is individualist to the extreme under the guise of liberty.

But the majority of the demographic in question has been raised to believe that they do not have to answer to any authority beyond their own. That is the end game of the Ayn Rand pseudo-objectivist philosophy that Paul espouses. and it is not all that different from the post-hippie, love the one you’re with, there are no absolutes, I am god mindset of the Obamabots.


26 posted on 01/10/2012 10:02:08 PM PST by newheart (When does policy become treason?)
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To: Steelfish

I so hope nut case Paul runs third party, he will take mucho mas votes from Bammy that from the pubbie to be.


27 posted on 01/10/2012 10:02:22 PM PST by Sea Parrot (Utopia Is The Opiate of Liberals)
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To: Steelfish

The threat would be significant if we were unarmed and unwilling to defend ourselves. To my knowledge neither of those contingencies hold true, and would not hold true no matter which GOP candidate holds the Office of President. Willing to learn if you know otherwise.


28 posted on 01/10/2012 10:03:11 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew (let establishment heads explode)
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To: rarestia

Not to worry, Christian morality is not dead (it is not possible for it to die) but you are right, it is not the guiding mindset of the country. But there are exceptions among the “youngins.”


29 posted on 01/10/2012 10:09:09 PM PST by newheart (When does policy become treason?)
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To: Sea Parrot
How?

How is Ron Paul going to run 3rd party?

I know that is a topic that Sean Hannity and Mark Levin bring up because they need something to talk about but it won't work.

Gary Johnson is already the Libertarian candidate... so where would Ron Paul run as a 3rd party? You need to actually get on the ballot to run.
30 posted on 01/10/2012 10:13:42 PM PST by Minus_The_Bear
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To: newheart
But the majority of the demographic in question has been raised to believe that they do not have to answer to any authority beyond their own.

The question is how much of that demographic applies to those who support Ron Paul. I'm sure there are some, but they are mistaken if they think Ron Paul is a proponent of anarchy and disrespect for authority. I think what's happening is that his trust in human nature to be in comportment with civility invites some uncivil behavior.

So good to hear you have children who respect authority. I mean it, and I know it means a lot to you. Thinking through my own struggles with when and where to address conditions that overstep authority, and where authority can impose arbitrary constraints. It's not easy. I just don't see Ron Paul as the type who would be a proponent of a lawless society. Libertarianism in the extreme can be like that. Not good.

But to me the constraints of the State have become overly burdensome in too many areas of life. Ron Paul seems to be in agreement with a reasonable, but not perfect, way to enjoy the blessings we've been given during this short trek on earth.

God bless you, and your family, and keep you in His peace.

31 posted on 01/10/2012 10:20:13 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew (let establishment heads explode)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

It’s about US security interests. A nuclearized Iran can threaten the flow of oil and will draw the US into more conflicts in the Middle East.


32 posted on 01/10/2012 10:43:45 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

Bravo Chugabrew, the fallacies about RP supporters and actual libertarian views have become an obsession with so many Repubs that they only see red and refuse to actually discuss the issues. An excellent read on our dismal State Education; ‘The Underground History of American Education’, http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/underground/index.htm


33 posted on 01/11/2012 4:22:33 AM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Fester Chugabrew

*sigh*

Was there anything in my post that gave you any indication that I was paralleling the voting public to the mindless consuming masses? *checks post* Nope... nothing.

I was commenting on society in general and how the poster to whom I was responding mentioned that these “kids” (18-29) are following Paul like zombies.

Get over yourself, Fester. Nothing in my post was meant as righteous or otherwise arrogant. Furthermore, if you find what I said to be indicative of degeneration, that is your own correlation, not mine.


34 posted on 01/11/2012 5:14:51 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: CainConservative

NH’s conservative streak is very much of the ‘live and let live’, fiscally conservative, libertarian variety.


35 posted on 01/11/2012 6:20:20 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: rarestia
Was there anything in my post that gave you any indication that I was paralleling the voting public to the mindless consuming masses?

Not your post specifically, no. But your post was a response to the assertion that 18-29 year-olds are largely disinclined to vote Republican; you were speaking of the voting public, and then launched into a diatribe about mindless masses. In retrospect, however, I was way too harsh, and for that I apologize.

36 posted on 01/11/2012 7:08:37 AM PST by Fester Chugabrew (let establishment heads explode)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

Not a problem, FRiend. I was more surprised than anything.

I’ve been voting R since I was old enough to vote, but that was due to my upbringing. Social media, when I was in high school, was meeting at the mall to ice skate and loiter, and I believe that’s leading the charge for much of the stupidity in our world.


37 posted on 01/11/2012 8:32:49 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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