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Super Tuesday Thread (First Polls Closing at 7 p.m. Eastern Time)
NY Times map link ^ | 6 March 2012 | We the Freepers

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 ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio; US: Oklahoma; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: 2012caucus; 2012primary; caucus; gop; gopprimary; livesupertuesday; primary; super; supertuesday; supertuesdaylive; tuesday
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To: Dagnabitt

Called for Romney per CNN results online.


1,251 posted on 03/06/2012 9:35:30 PM PST by MiddleEarth (With hope or without hope we'll follow the trail of our enemies. Woe to them, if we prove the faster)
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To: onyx

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.


1,252 posted on 03/06/2012 9:37:32 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: pulaskibush

MSNBC calling Mitt “apparent winner” in OH.
Still “Too close to call” on hop-along Fox.


1,253 posted on 03/06/2012 9:37:41 PM PST by Dagnabitt ("None of the above" ain't running.)
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To: Dagnabitt

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.”


1,254 posted on 03/06/2012 9:39:26 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: pulaskibush

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.


1,255 posted on 03/06/2012 9:40:39 PM PST by Girlene
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To: tcrlaf

So far tonight, the delegates from today (only) are:

Romney 178
Santor 064
Newt.. 052
Paul.. 014


1,256 posted on 03/06/2012 9:41:12 PM PST by Ingtar
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To: Dagnabitt

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...


1,257 posted on 03/06/2012 9:41:25 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Imagine the rationalizations on FR to vote for MITT if he wins the nomination. I think I'd throw up)
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To: Strategerist

Dead Girl / Live Boy does not apply in Massachusetts.

(T. Kennedy, B. Frank)


1,258 posted on 03/06/2012 9:41:39 PM PST by Dagnabitt ("None of the above" ain't running.)
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To: Strategerist

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.


1,259 posted on 03/06/2012 9:42:25 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: darrellmaurina; katiedidit1; Mariner

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!


1,260 posted on 03/06/2012 9:43:00 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Ingtar

Romney being virtually unopposed in Virginia (a gift) and Mass giving him the biggest margins for the night.


1,261 posted on 03/06/2012 9:44:12 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Dagnabitt

lol, Thank goodness Paul hasn’t won anything.

Looks like FOX just called it for Romney. Drink!


1,262 posted on 03/06/2012 9:45:04 PM PST by Girlene
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To: Red Steel

Yes.

Two gifts for Romney: Massachusetts and Virginia.


1,263 posted on 03/06/2012 9:46:06 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx

Sarah just got wet........game on


1,264 posted on 03/06/2012 9:47:39 PM PST by advertising guy ( the greatest threat to America is a Rino Senator in Congress)
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To: Girlene; The Cajun
Thank goodness Paul hasn’t won anything.

DRINK!

I will have one shooter of Jose' Cuervo Gold!

BRB


1,265 posted on 03/06/2012 9:48:07 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: napscoordinator

Umm...How did Newt do well tonight?


1,266 posted on 03/06/2012 9:48:16 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: napscoordinator
Just kill me now......lol. Seriously, Santorum can certainly snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. I am seriously disgusted....I hope that phrase was correct and accurate for what I am feeling. :-)

Then you wouldn't get the "good news" about Rick. ;^).

1,267 posted on 03/06/2012 9:48:31 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: advertising guy

new tagger


1,268 posted on 03/06/2012 9:48:44 PM PST by advertising guy (Sarah just got wet..........game on boys.)
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To: onyx

So why isn’t Georgia a gift for Gingrich?


1,269 posted on 03/06/2012 9:48:58 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist

Because he didn’t run unopposed. His rivals campaigned in his state.


1,270 posted on 03/06/2012 9:51:50 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: advertising guy

Explain that to me!

LOL.


1,271 posted on 03/06/2012 9:54:38 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx; All

First votes in from Kodiak.

R/s/G separated by ONE VOTE


1,272 posted on 03/06/2012 9:56:21 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Ingtar
So far tonight, the delegates from today (only) are: Romney 178 Santor 064 Newt.. 052 Paul.. 014

The killer is the way the states are set up - Ala (47) proportional, Mississippi (37) proportional, KY (42) prop., ARK (33) prop., Texas (152) prop., Cali (169) winner take all, N.J. (50) winner take all, Utah (40) winner take all. It kills the "southern strategy". Mitt will get portions of the southern delegates and will get all of many other states'.
1,273 posted on 03/06/2012 9:57:13 PM PST by DJlaysitup
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To: onyx

I’m gonna have a big damn glass of chocolate milk to drown my sorrows.


1,274 posted on 03/06/2012 9:57:43 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

If you didn’t just give me a good idea before I hit the sack!


1,275 posted on 03/06/2012 10:00:27 PM PST by justrepublican (Screaming like a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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bookmark


1,276 posted on 03/06/2012 10:02:40 PM PST by j.argese (FR is a Newt-ist Colony, not a Romney Room, Paul Pavillion or Santorum Sanctum)
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To: onyx

The reason any rivals campaigned there is because Gingrich was somewhat weak there in the first place. They didn’t bother with Massachusetts and I’m sure no one is going to bother a whole lot with Pennsylvania.

I’m baffled by what is “embarrassing” and “not embarrassing.”

In my world, 47% of the vote in the state you represented in Congress for 20 years is kind of embarrassing.

I also think having seven different caucuses and primaries with single digit vote percentages is pretty embarrassing (I’m only counting the ones where Newt was actually on the ballot.)


1,277 posted on 03/06/2012 10:04:39 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: Vigilanteman

Alaska results now coming in.


1,278 posted on 03/06/2012 10:09:00 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Palin on Newt: ‘I’m glad he’s staying in it’ (Sarah to Rick: "Oh, Boo-hoo!")

1,279 posted on 03/06/2012 10:10:35 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Palin on Newt: ‘I’m glad he’s staying in it’ (Sarah to Rick: "Oh, Boo-hoo!")

1,280 posted on 03/06/2012 10:10:47 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx
DRINK!

I will have one shooter of Jose' Cuervo Gold!

I've been watching Faux coverage, Hume has me too mad to drink, think I'll go into my workshop, put on the light gloves and hit the heavy bag for a while, more therapeutic than Smirnoff right now :^)

1,281 posted on 03/06/2012 10:11:50 PM PST by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: tcrlaf

that would be Sarah’s vote ;-)


1,282 posted on 03/06/2012 10:13:39 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Ingtar
Fox has different numbers with Newt ahead of Santorum by 10 because of the delegate paperwork fiasco in Ohio. It seems every organization has different numbers every time there's an election.

I can't watch Fox anymore tonight. They're now saying Newt is just in this for a book tour.

1,283 posted on 03/06/2012 10:16:07 PM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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Now Fox has Romney stooge talking about how great Romneycare is. Hearing pendejos like this guy make me less inclined to support Romney in November if he gets the nomination.


1,284 posted on 03/06/2012 10:19:13 PM PST by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: newzjunkey
I can't watch Fox anymore tonight. They're now saying Newt is just in this for a book tour.

Yeah...I thought that was pretty low for Fox to allow on the air.
1,285 posted on 03/06/2012 10:25:45 PM PST by DJlaysitup
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To: DJlaysitup

That’s what they said about Cain. Word of advice to candidates.... don’t release any books. The media will think you just want sales.


1,286 posted on 03/06/2012 10:45:23 PM PST by Mozilla (Defeat Romney first then defeat Obama)
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To: Repub4bush

I know, I just hope it all works out. By the time the primary usually gets to me it’s all over anyway.

Cindie


1,287 posted on 03/06/2012 10:52:14 PM PST by gardencatz (I'm lucky enough to live, walk & breathe among heroes! I am the mother of a US Marine!)
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To: Strategerist

Not as embarrassing as losing a senatorial seat by 18 points in a state that knows you best.

Cindie


1,288 posted on 03/06/2012 10:58:13 PM PST by gardencatz (I'm lucky enough to live, walk & breathe among heroes! I am the mother of a US Marine!)
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To: Vigilanteman

Alaska 68% in

Romney 2,698 33%
Santorum 2,418 30%
Paul 1,691 21%
Newt 1,263 15%

SO, now that’s MI/WA/AZ/OH/MA(15% threshold) and now AK where Newt has played spoiler and helped Romney gain delegates by cutting Santorum’s lead.

So all the talk about the “rebellion” was BS, right? It has been clear since Feb 8 that Santorum was the strongest Anti-Romney remaining to take down Romney. Now both Santo and Newt are screwed. Romney will continue to win proportional delegates in the remaining states and even if he is 100 or so short by convention time, the Superdelegates will put him over the top just like they did for Obama in 2008 citing the popular vote and multiple state victories.

I’m assuming I’m much younger than most of the other posters here. So to all you hardcore Newt supporters who have been bashing Santorum and couldn’t figure out simple mathematics strategy, I’m sure you’ll get your Government-issued “pain pill” long before I get mine, and I hope you all choke on it.

We had Romney beat, but protecting your pride was more important. Now we’re all screwed.


1,289 posted on 03/06/2012 10:59:14 PM PST by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: parksstp

Santorum could still win ALASKA. Only 200 votes separation with 68% of vote in. Still, having those Newt votes would have been good to deny Romney Alaska and his narrative that he can win anywhere....what the heck.


1,290 posted on 03/06/2012 11:04:01 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Imagine the rationalizations on FR to vote for MITT if he wins the nomination. I think I'd throw up)
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To: Strategerist

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1,291 posted on 03/06/2012 11:11:23 PM PST by Kevmo (If you can define a man by the depravity of his enemies, Rick Santorum must be a noble soul indeed.)
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To: Strategerist

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1,292 posted on 03/06/2012 11:15:10 PM PST by Kevmo (If you can define a man by the depravity of his enemies, Rick Santorum must be a noble soul indeed.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Alaska 85% in

Romney Projected Winner

Romney 4,167 33%
Santorum 3,704 30%
Paul 3,033 24%
Gingrich 1,798 14%

And yet Another state where the Anti-Romney vote got split allowing Romney to win.


1,293 posted on 03/06/2012 11:32:08 PM PST by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: Kevmo

A brokered convention is not likely.

If Romney gets to the convention with around 1,000 delegates, whatever undecided Superdelegates and some committed unpledged Superdelegates will jump ship and give him the margin he needs to take the nomination. If that isn’t enough, he’ll make a deal with Rand Paul.

Either way ends up with a Romney nomination. We had a chance to stop him and failed.


1,294 posted on 03/06/2012 11:34:30 PM PST by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: gardencatz

We feel differently. Yes, I do know JimRob supports Gingrich. But I also know he really doesn’t want Romney. He’d rather have Santorum than Romney.


1,295 posted on 03/06/2012 11:40:52 PM PST by Yaelle (Santorums 2012 - we need a STEADY conservative President)
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To: tcrlaf

Ironic. Sarah wanted Newt but didn’t dare endorse, and he came in 4th in her state. Don’t understand that thought.


1,296 posted on 03/06/2012 11:43:47 PM PST by Yaelle (Santorums 2012 - we need a STEADY conservative President)
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To: parksstp

There is still time to stop mitt. But it means throwing all conservative support to ONE CANDIDATE. FR is a big conservative website. JimRob can have some influence if he wants. But I do think Santorum as evidenced by polls and votes is the closest to beating Romney.

If Gingrich dropped out, we could stop Romney.

Since he won’t, which shows you his devotion to his country, the only way to stop Romney would be for a grassroots public urging for all Gingrich supporters to come to Papa and vote Santorum.

Since they won’t, we will get Romney.


1,297 posted on 03/06/2012 11:48:15 PM PST by Yaelle (Santorums 2012 - we need a STEADY conservative President)
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To: onyx
I will not vote for romney under any circumstances. I support Palin but I will not follow her off the communist cliff... and mitt is a highway to socialism and then it is just a baby step to communist rule. Reagan warned you republican party hacks (gop/e) in his CPAC speech of 1975... and he blamed YOU for the recent election loss... and he gave you a map to success... and you hated him then and you hate him now and you have always hated Conservatives... well you gop/e can die on your sword if that sword is named mitt. Then after you lose we will come after you and we will rip your party from your grasp and fire your sorry asses... let obama take care of you. Guess what gop/e... the feeling is mutual!

LLS

1,298 posted on 03/07/2012 3:46:44 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: advertising guy
everytime Rick speaks more than three straight minutes, my belly button becomes lint free

LOL!!!!!!!

1,299 posted on 03/07/2012 3:54:54 AM PST by b9 (Newt is substance. The others are talking points.)
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To: DJlaysitup

Who at the R party allowed this to happen? Republicans in California and New Jersey could end up deciding this because those states are winner take all, so that a 40 percent vote, for example, can take all the delegates; however, the states that are the republican tend to be proportional.


1,300 posted on 03/07/2012 5:19:48 AM PST by Stat-boy
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