Skip to comments.Super Tuesday Thread (First Polls Closing at 7 p.m. Eastern Time)
Posted on 03/06/2012 3:54:46 PM PST by Vigilanteman
Here's tonight's schedule. Results will update at the link:
Alaska: Caucuses begin at 8 PM ET
Georgia: Polls close at 7 PM ET
Idaho: Caucuses begin at 9 PM ET
Massachusetts: Polls close at 8 PM ET
North Dakota: Caucuses begin at 6:30 PM ET
Ohio: Polls close at 7:30 PM ET
Oklahoma: Polls close at 8 PM ET
Tennessee: Polls close at 8 PM ET
Vermont: Polls close at 7 PM ET
Virginia: Polls close at 7 PM ET
Wyoming: Caucuses begin at 7 PM ET
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Okay, Kenny. I give up. I surrender.
You’re right. Ricky will crush Obama.
Yup. I’m convinced.
Picture Steven Tyler singing. “Dream on, dream on..”
Fox really hasn't been as reliable since the Tony Snow days. RIP, Tony...you're still missed.
Well, bless your little heart. Your pathetically-worded condescension is noted.
Exactly. That pretty well wraps up the evening.
It started out pretty good though.
Romney has nothing to croak about here.
Newt ain’t even winning anything but his home state, yet you are still daydreaming he will “crush Obama”? LOL
Time to let it go dude Newt is done
Santorum didn’t affect Newt’s win in Georgia, though. If Newt wasn’t competitive in Ohio, I wish his supporters wouldn’t have voted for him anyway.
Whichever candidate you support, our first duty is to defeat Romney.
When did he lie in the debates? I never heard Newt deny one thing Santorum said.
Great. I wasn't sure you would catch it. I am impressed.
Sleep tight, slugger.
Really? That’s all ya got? Go back to the sandbox child lol
He didn’t have the opportunity. Ricky the Pious lied in his closing comments, after Speaker Gingrich spoke.
Per CNN after tonight only 20 delegates separate Rick and Newt.. so tell me again, why should Newt drop out?
Correct; voting for Santorum in Florida was a waste just as much as voting for Newt in Ohio.
Romney’s candidacy could end the election - and the nation as we know it - before a single vote is cast. It should be every conservative’s #1 goal to defeat him, and that means voting for whichever candidate is most competitive in your state’s primaries.
The conservatives will have much more power at the convention, Romney would be the loser and the elites would abandon him and side with conservatives and either Newt or Rick would likely get the nomination.
The elites aren't fighters..
I don't know who will or won't 'crush' Obama but I don't see Newt doing such a bang-up job either. Not exactly running away with it now is he?
And maybe none of them will survive Obama. He makes Romney look downright honest and these 'late-breaking' votes will exponentially increase in the general. We just have to make the best choice we can and pray. None of us has a crystal ball.
At his presser today hussein wished mit "good luck tonight", and followed it with a sincere "really". He meant it.
As the guy from Washington Times just observed, what Santorum has to do is just nearly camp out in the deep south states of Mississippi and Alabama and ramp up with volunteers and big bucks and come in first in both states to be the absolute, no questions asked, final Conservative left in this race who can derail Romney, then get the united Conservative support and take it to Romney I mean big time. As the last anti-Romney standing. That is what needs to be done. Romney cannot take those states.
Actually going to Georgia gave Santorum the 20 percent he needed to get delegates. I mean I don’t know if he would have gotten as many votes had he not done that. I don’t think he went there to hurt Newt but to collect delegates for himself. He knew that Newt would win but wanted 2nd place which he got. Ohio he wasn’t going to get many delegates so he might as well go somewhere to collect more delegates.
Based on my experience of watching elections for nearly forty years, there are two factors at play here.
First, urban areas have **MANY** more voters than rural areas. Let's say an urban precinct gets the usual last-minute rush of voters right before the polls close. That used to be a bigger deal before electronic voting machines, but even with the current machines, that can be a long line of people, all of whom have the right to vote if they're in line by the time the polls close. By comparison, in a suburban or rural precinct, the last-minute voters may delay the end of voting by just a few minutes.
Second, rural areas are physically farther away from the county courthouse. In my county, it takes a minimum of 30 minutes to drive from the farthest-out large rural precinct, and for one tiny precinct on the back side of Fort Leonard Wood, it can take 45 minutes to drive from there to the courthouse.
In very rural states, those distances can create huge delays in reporting the vote totals.
I'm not going to say voter fraud doesn't happen, but it's not the main reason for the delayed ballots.
Let’s imagine all 100,000 votes in Cuyahoga County were tallied FIRST, with an 18% margin for Mitt, and the rural counties came in later...
People would be screaming bloody murder that the vote total was simply invented rather than the votes actually tallied.
Aren’t you precious?
Don’t forget to take your Xanax.
I really get to you, don’t I? :^D
“He is busy filling out Ohio ballots under the fox news desk.”
That explains why Mitt is now leading by over 6,000 votes now. ;)
You are correct, but he might still fall just short of 20%.
I’ve been lurking since Florida- where I’m from- and I finally decided to register...this was one of the posts that did it for me!
I don’t want to sound like a crazy Ron Paul supporter, but I’m starting to think that this is all a set up- Michigan was the same way! It’s as if it’s all out of the control of the voter and instead in the hands of the GOP-E!
It all goes back to the Stalin quote “Power lies in the hands of those who count the votes!”
Yeah, I know. But it’s still frustrating. To see Rick ahead so late gave me hope!
Like we don’t already pay enough taxes?
Camp Liberal Snoopy sucks enough!
We are outta here!
Well it was no picnic for Ron Reagan in 1980 pitched against the Bush-ites and the Establishment Republican Party, he had some rough times but stuck it out.
Newt is a brilliant man at counting elections. He will do what he thinks is right. He may be the best debater and most brilliant, but that isn’t translating into votes.
Pray for America
“As for Newt, the whole world is against him. I am surprised he is still standing.”
Sarah and Todd Palin voted for him.
Next comes the South!
IIRC, some of Myth's "correct registrations" are holdovers from the last time he ran. I may have it wrong, but that would not seem fair to the other's who didn't run before.
I’m afraid this is really what it comes down to.
Wow you have a great crystal ball, can you tell me what the lottery is tomorrow? Any one of these candidates can take him out in Nov.
Pray for America
A close call in Ohio will at least take that silly Fluke out of the headlines and give us a reprieve from the lies.
I hope :)
BIG OHIO PRIMARY NEWS YOU WON’T BE SEEING ON CNN/MSNBC
U.S. House of Representatives - District 09 (D)
Candidate / Issue % of Votes Number Of Votes
Kaptur, Marcy (D) 55.81% 38,463
Kucinich, Dennis (D) 40.27% 27,755
Veysey, Graham (D) 3.91% 2,698
Corrupt Democrat Marcy Kaptur is about to end the career of Democrat nutjob DENNIS KOOKCINUCH!
U.S. House of Representatives - District 09 (R)
Candidate / Issue % of Votes Number Of Votes
Wurzelbacher, Samuel (R) 50.85% 13,342
Kraus, Steven (R) 49.15% 12,896
JOE THE PLUMBER is likely to running against her!!
Dennis Kuchinich just lost to Marcy Kaptor in a redistrict battle
Fox News showing Dennis Kucinich conceding defeat alongside his attractive (but obviously insane) wife.
Ricky cannot do that.
The more this race goes on, the more I am not sure of that. I think that Santorum would be extremely competitive with Obama. He would get all the mid-west, south, and some western states. I would not be so sure that Rick would lose to Obama. Sure Rick will lose Ohio by a small margin but I think he takes the state in the General.
That’s big news!
I must add that if the vote separation between Santorum and Romney in Ohio is too small with 100% in, the state law there requires a re-count. We will have to see if Ohio goes into a re-count. Who knows? Could get another Iowa here, with the recount giving it to Santorum. Stranger things have happened. (95% of the vote in now).
Well, Newt has already finished third in part of "the South." Or was Tennessee not in the Confederacy?
Newt supporters talk about the South like it's most of the population of the country.
But the definition of the "South" is going to end up whittled down to being South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
Our best hope may be that we go to convention with Romney+Paul+miscellaneous under 50% of the delegates and hope that one time friends Rick and Newt can cut a deal and outmaneuver the GOP-e there. I know Newt fans want to see a Newt-Obama debate but a Newt-Biden one would be a record setter. The Rats would need to play the Eagleton card again. Newt could play Cheney to Rick's W, without any Rove holding them back. And with Romney's money guys holding their noses and fighting Obama's 'Share-ea' economics.
I’m going to miss his wife...not so much Dennis “the nut”!
Welcome to FR, Nobama_ever. I’ll assume it’s all legit, but it IS disappointing that Romney’s pulling another squeaker win.
Santorum at 19.6% with 95.8% reporting in Georgia.