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
(Excerpt) Read more at elections.nytimes.com ...
California is not winner-take-all this year.
There are **MAJOR** opportunities in some of the heavily Democratic congressional districts, where Republican voters are almost entirely Asian or Hispanic businessmen and evangelical or Roman Catholic church members, to have a major win for Santorum if he can get his organizational skills up where they need to be.
The agricultural Central Valley also presents possibilities for traditional white conservative voters.
Several weeks ago on Free Republic, I outlined a potential plan to reach Korean voters in the major urban areas. Very similar plans could be used to reach Hispanic evangelicals and Hispanic Catholics.
Gingrich probably could do something similar by organizing anti-Communist sentiments among Vietnamese and Korean voters, and among Hispanic businessmen.
If that doesn't happen, Romney's money will likely dominate the state due to the very expensive cost for media buys. But that does not need to happen.
It’s ORGANIZATION, GOTV, and MONEY that wins delegates, the way the GOP has this set up.
Santorum is lacking severely in two of three of these areas, and it’s showing up, huge, in the delegate counts.
Yep Lazy azz Republicans could not be bothered with going to the polls to vote.
I have to agree. CNN’s coverage was much more balanced tonight.
LOL. I’d love to attend a debate in my state, just to boo loudly at every answer of Romney’s! I wouldn’t care were I escorted out for ugly, unruly behavior! LOL.
Being professorial doesn't help him there, I'm sure.
Is someone going to call this thing? Tonight’s drinking game is red wine for a Santo win, bourbon for a Newt win, skim milk for Mitt, and methanol for Ron Paul. Needless to say, it’s been largely a buzz kill.
CNN calling Ohio for Romney. Look for the media to brag about the victory by the #1 ad buyer and fail to mention how much money Romney had to spend to tie with Santorum, who is giving up votes to Gingrich and Paul.
ORGANIZATION, GOTV, and MONEY that wins delegates.
Exactly 10k votes costed Newt almost 20 delegates in GA.
EITHER STAND UP AND BE COUNTED or BE COUNTED IN LINE.
And yes, I use my real name here, so feel free to call me Darrell. You guessed right on my gender, though Daryl Hannah has raised the profile of a different spelling of the name.
I firmly believe that our enemies want to promote a “divide and conquer” strategy, and given the fact that we as conservatives believe in absolute truth, it's hard for us to compromise and easy for us to fracture into a thousand pieces. Truth counts, and sometimes we forget to distinguish between primary and secondary issues.
Victory for conservatives in the American political system depends on reaching 51 percent of the vote in an election. We don't live in a European parliamentary system where we can have a half-dozen parties that all appeal to their narrow based of supporters in the election and then work out a coalition government once elected. Whatever merit there might be in proportional representation or multimember districts, that isn't the way the vast majority of elections in the United States work, and if we want even a seat at the table, we need to get to 51 percent.
That means I believe we conservatives need to work hard on finding ways we can work together to get to 51 percent. Being mean to each other helps nobody but the other side.
957 posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2012 9:47:47 PM by Mariner: “Darrell (can I call you Darrell?)
“As you know, I support Santorum, but your candidate is working hard and deserves credit for what he's done here”. As you know you and I disagree greatly on politics and potentially philosophy. However, I appreciate your insight and most of all...your civility. It's the foundation not only of this site in it's early years but of the great debates of yore. You sir (or madam?) have my most sincere thanks. Yeah, there used to be fist fights and armed duels in the olden days but tonight we all ought to turn a notch toward sincere statements of respect for our adversaries. We have great challenges ahead.”
Called for Romney per CNN results online.
Among the many reasons there’s more chance of the earth being destroyed by an asteroid this year than there being a brokered convention is that Romney does much better in the states he gets crushed in, than the either Santorum or Gingrich do in the states that Romney dominates. And there are also some subtle and complex dynamics of Congressional districts and delegate allocation that I think helps Romney pick up extra delegates in proportional states.
The math is pretty ruthless and unstoppable, short of Romney being caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy.
MSNBC calling Mitt “apparent winner” in OH.
Still “Too close to call” on hop-along Fox.
CNN Candy Crowley Tweet from Romney HQ in MAss.:
“Sarah Palin voted for Newt. We can start telling you how the rest of Alaska voted in about 2 minutes.”
It was a ton of money. I think the total spent by all the candidates was over 12 million. Perry spent a lot in Iowa, as did ROmney.
So far tonight, the delegates from today (only) are:
Might require a re-count, per Ohio state law, but not sure if the vote gap will merit it. Still. Major embarrassment for Mitt Romney. I dont know anyone around here on FR who would openly celebrate a Mitt Romney victory in Ohio...
Dead Girl / Live Boy does not apply in Massachusetts.
(T. Kennedy, B. Frank)
Romney has been running for this nomination since he lost in ‘08.
His lust for this nomination is insatiable and he’s planned it with precision.
Well said. I agree. I had fun tonight because it seemed like the old days of FR when everyone discussed things instead of being snarky. I think folks are coming to terms of needing to get rid of Romney more now than ever. Both Newt and Rick did well tonight and will continue to do so. This very well may go to the convention which would be interesting and also a major education for all of us especially those who have never witnessed one before. Have a good night and Congratulations to Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum!
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