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Romney Wins Arizona GOP Primary .
Wall Street Journal ^ | FEBRUARY 28, 2012, 10:07 P.M. ET. | By NAFTALI BENDAVID

Posted on 02/28/2012 7:13:44 PM PST by Lazamataz

Mitt Romney won the Arizona primary and was clinging to a small but persistent lead over Rick Santorum in Michigan Tuesday with about half of precincts reporting.

The former Massachusetts governor had been widely expected to win Arizona. Michigan was the fiercer battleground, and Mr. Santorum hoped a victory there would help him offset Mr. Romney's advantages in money, organization and experience.

But Mr. Romney held a lead of several percentage points in his native state, where his father was governor. If the narrow margin held up, it would give Mr. Romney momentum but might not dispel doubts about his ability to unify the party.

With 50% of Michigan's precincts reporting, Mr. Romney had 40% of the vote to Mr. Santorum's 36.2%. Texas Rep. Ron Paul had 11.5%, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich had 6.6%.

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To: LeopoldvonRanke
In Michigan? Newt was ahead in the polls in Michigan? When was this?

In "Michigan"? When did I say in Michigan? My comment was meant to be about the national polls.

101 posted on 02/28/2012 8:07:26 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: Repeat Offender
If Romney is the nominee then I am going to chew my arm off so I can escape voting for him.
102 posted on 02/28/2012 8:08:02 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Cometh the hour, cometh the man. NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: Scythian
Sadly, much of the tea party voted for Romney.

Many people are ignorant of the dangers of a Romney candidacy. This video was meant to be a satire but the end of it would be a great ad against Romney. Look at it, towards the end. It makes the points why Obama would love to run against Romney.

The Romney Connection

103 posted on 02/28/2012 8:09:40 PM PST by Kenny
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To: Repeat Offender

Spot on! I got “in line” and voted for Arnold and that type of stench is eternal. I will not exchange a tyrant for a dictator.


104 posted on 02/28/2012 8:11:55 PM PST by Kaosinla (The More the Plans Fail. The More the Planners Plan.)
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To: FreeReign

I’m aware of that. I’m curious, that’s why I asked you what I did. I don’t recall Newt ever being up in Michigan, but perhaps my memory is wrong.


105 posted on 02/28/2012 8:13:26 PM PST by LeopoldvonRanke
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To: hope

Hardly. Anyone who thinks Romney is another McCain is just flat wrong. Unlike McCain, Romney can surely beat 0bama and by a landslide. Look, we would all like Reagan to come back and my vote is with Newt but JOB ONE is getting the OBOZO OUT OF OFFICE!!!! If you think Romney is a Democrat, FINE. IF VOTING FOR A DEMOCRAT IS WHAT IT TAKES TO GET THE MARXIST OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE, I’LL GLADLY DO THAT. IT’S A START!!!!


106 posted on 02/28/2012 8:14:16 PM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Brad's Gramma

Don’t judge all of AZ because they once again made a dumb decision. Well, on second thought go ahead and judge the idiots...just don’t lump ME in with THEM!


107 posted on 02/28/2012 8:16:14 PM PST by azishot
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To: John Robinson; Jim Robinson
Need to investigate remote consoles.

No you don't. Trust me.

We don't have them at my unnamed place of employment for a REASON. UNLESS you employ a Citrix solution. Then, maybe, but we employ another two layers of security beyond just ID/PW, just to be triple sure.

Even then, we are abandoning even three-layer info-based security and going to a PIV card. Gotta have the card or no-way-Jose, and this is using CITRIX.

It pays to be a paranoid conspiracy freak in our field.

108 posted on 02/28/2012 8:19:27 PM PST by Lazamataz (If unemployment helps the economy, like the W.H. says, then CONTRACTING CANCER MAKES YOU HEALTHIER!)
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To: azishot

YOU? Naaaaaaaaaa.............you are SO cool...!!! Always have been, always will be.

I’ve seen Montana, what used to be..and still is in a lot of areas...a really neat state...being bought up by REALLY wealthy libs and voting accordingly.

My concern is just a generalized one. Not you. :)


109 posted on 02/28/2012 8:21:13 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: Lazamataz

How the heck did I manage to hijack my own thread and start discussing web security? LOL


110 posted on 02/28/2012 8:22:53 PM PST by Lazamataz (If unemployment helps the economy, like the W.H. says, then CONTRACTING CANCER MAKES YOU HEALTHIER!)
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To: azishot; Brad's Gramma
"Don’t judge all of AZ because they once again made a dumb decision. Well, on second thought go ahead and judge the idiots...just don’t lump ME in with THEM!"

Correct. As a Tucsonan Newt voter, I can tell you that there are plenty of good conservatives in AZ. Problem is, the major population centers have seen most of their population increases over the last couple of decades via liberals fleeing the conditions they created in their erstwhile states of residence, and bringing those values to AZ.

111 posted on 02/28/2012 8:30:58 PM PST by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: writer33

Obama wants Romney? Is that why Michael Moore urged everyone to vote for Santorum? Obama’s scared chitless of Romney because unlike Obama, he UNDERSTANDS AND SUPPORTS FREE-MARKET CAPITALISM.


112 posted on 02/28/2012 8:33:18 PM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Sounds like California. If we could get rid of 99% of LA and San Francisco....we’d have a state to DIE for...


113 posted on 02/28/2012 8:33:45 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

Yes. Obama wants Romney.


114 posted on 02/28/2012 8:34:27 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: Brad's Gramma

LOL! Maybe we need to resurrect The State of Jefferson and we can all move there?


115 posted on 02/28/2012 8:35:14 PM PST by azishot
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

Let me repeat this: Obama wants Romney. He’s practically campaigned against the one percent in hopes that he’d have Romney to campaign on class warfare with in the election.

Obama loathes Wall Street, and who represents Wall Street more than Mitt Romney. This goes back to Occupy Wall Street. It’s really that simple.


116 posted on 02/28/2012 8:36:23 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: azishot

Okey Dokey! Works for ME!


117 posted on 02/28/2012 8:37:18 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Absolutely agree with you. There are so many libs that move HERE because they didn’t like it THERE and once they’re HERE they want to make it like it was THERE!!!


118 posted on 02/28/2012 8:40:17 PM PST by azishot
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To: Brad's Gramma

I first came to AZ in 1995. Since that time it has seen monstrous immigration from California as the libs take it further down the spiral.

People say that this is an excuse. It is not. It’s the truth. Look at the growth of places like Bullhead City, Kingman, Lake Havasu City and the Burbs of the Phoenix/Tucson/Flagstaff areas. Most of those new residents came from either Mexico or California.

The ‘old timers’ (and bear in mind, most of AZ’s population was imported at some point otherwise the Tribes and a few others would be the only residents) that used to be the bedrock conservative base of the state are overwhelmed by straight liberals and Cali RINOs that hate the ‘regulation’ of Cali, but still want the ‘services and bennies’ they got there.


119 posted on 02/29/2012 12:04:21 AM PST by Norm Lenhart (Normie: Wandering Druid, Cult of Palin)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Wherever I may end up, I will bring with me my Midwestern upbringing.

I may LIVE in CA right now...but I’m proud to say I was raised by a farmer..,

All I want is a fabric store, a few grocery stores.. and for good measure... A STARBUCKS!!!

LOL!!!

Thanks for your input!! I really DO want to stay this side of the Rockies..


120 posted on 02/29/2012 12:18:45 AM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: Scythian

Hate to say it but the time would come to cut my losses and see what happens with every intention of voting 3rd party if Romney get nominated. Romney or Obama wins and its over for America. So I would rather hell freeze over than vote for Romney or Obama. Instead of supporting the republican Obama version I will still be attacking Romney and Obama. I won’t cave on principal. But that is me. And that is why I was with Bachmann who had a 100% conservative rating till she dropped out. But I also supported Cain and I will vote for Santorum in my Caucus and for Newt if he wins in the general. But Romney is a bridge too far.


121 posted on 02/29/2012 12:25:57 AM PST by Mozilla (Defeat Romney first then defeat Obama)
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To: Brad's Gramma

We haZ those...

Unfortunately Cali’s enviro edicts, Homosexual nazis (and their ‘new way’, and other ‘big’ issues, along with people wholly unable to operate motor vehicles, meth heads and other criminals fleeing the 3 strikes law and the like came with them.

Even since I’ve been here (and Las Vegas a few of those years - same problems there too) it is a 180 turnaround in the makeup of the state. It is like dropping a bunch of Mass/Conn libs into Texas and saying “OK boys, fix it!” Except Texas didn’t need their brand of “fix” and neither did AZ or NV. Not that it stops them...

Now if you get away from all that into the boonies, it’s a lot like the old days with an armed and old-school populace...to a point. But you lose the JoAnn’s and the Coffee shops too.


122 posted on 02/29/2012 12:45:34 AM PST by Norm Lenhart (Normie: Wandering Druid, Cult of Palin)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

That is nobel sentiment, but take the example of Europe, in particular my country the UK.

We used to be as conservative as you, we were the original conservatives..........and why have we been so massively reduced to a socialist state in all but name?

Not because these left wingers were so electable and popular, but because our conservatives were infaltrated, and watered down from within.......it is a gradual process, but the GOP seems to have shockingly sped this up with successive moderate candidates........all in the hope of a bit of power. It is nothing but oneupmanship....reds vs blues.......they have become so blinkered they have forgotten what they once stood for, as did our conservatives....mark my workd, take it from someone that has seen the exact same liberalisation of a so called conservative party......the day you wake up to a GOP leader throwing his support behind tax and spend policies and the liberal social agenda draws closer and closer. Romney is just the start.


123 posted on 02/29/2012 2:26:28 AM PST by UKrepublican
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To: Lazamataz

Needed is to somehow or other get Rick Santorum out of the race. Romney and Newt are capable of winning in November, I don’t see how Santorum could win. I’d be perfectly happy with any one of the three in the whitehouse but we have to win, the alternative is unthinkable.


124 posted on 02/29/2012 3:15:02 AM PST by varmintman
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To: John Robinson
I just hate to reboot remote machines. That’s part of the reason this took so long, the box locked up and couldn’t get the machine back into multi-user after a remote power cycle, requiring a 2.5 hour leisurely drive in the middle of the night to give a warm hug to my sick init process. Need to investigate remote consoles.

You might enjoy this story about 'remote machines' John ...

Back in the late 80's, I found myself working at an FM radio station in North Florida, wearing several different hats, news director, morning show host, Sat nite oldies host, etc., and our station had applied to the FCC for 24 hour operation (prior to that we signed off at Midnight) and when we were granted the 24/7 extended hours, my boss sadly realized that he couldn't afford an extra person to sit on the control board from Midnight to 6, and that is when I suggested to him that we just record 6 hours of programming on the audio track of a VCR tape, and run the VCR after Midnight until the morning crew (me and my co-host) came in at 5:00 am.

My boss was ecstatic at the idea, in fact he went out and bought a Hitachi (?) VCR which was not belt driven like most VCR's of the day, but gear driven which meant no distortion on the lower extended play/record speed.

So everything is great UNTIL our illustrious engineer informed us that we couldn't leave the station totally unattended UNLESS we were able to remotely control the transmitter to shut it off if necessary per FCC requirements. And the remote control equipment was prohibitively expensive. My boss went from ecstatic to enraged.

At the risk of this sounding like I'm tooting my own horn, I spent some time with the engineer (who was like a dutch Uncle to me anyway), and we found a cheap solution:

In the transmitter shack about 100 yards from the main building, we had a standard touch tone telephone, and we replaced it with a speaker phone that had a feature for "automatic pickup" for incoming calls. We tested it, and sure enough, we could call the phone and it would answer and we heard the humming of the transmitter (and not much else).

Then we installed a popular consumer product of that era between the AC power coming into the shack and the transmitter itself.

Behold, the 'CLAPPER' (Clap on! Clap off! The Clapper!), and by God it worked: we called the speakerphone, we clapped our hands over the mouth piece on our phone, and the damn transmitter shut down perfectly.

My reward? I got a .50 cent per hour increase in wages.

BFD (as Joe Biden would say) LOL
125 posted on 02/29/2012 4:14:03 AM PST by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what e.coli is to an all-you-can-eat salad bar. NO ROMNEY!!!)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Well, maybe not Bernie..............


126 posted on 02/29/2012 6:57:01 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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