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Romney Notches Victories in Virginia and Vermont (Also Massachusetts)
Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/06/2012 | By LAURA MECKLER

Posted on 03/06/2012 5:17:16 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Mitt Romney won easy victories in Massachusetts, Virginia and Vermont Tuesday as he looked to take a commanding lead in the Republican presidential race. Newt Gingrich, hoping to revitalize his campaign, notched a home-field win in Georgia.

Together, 10 states scattered across the country hosted Super Tuesday contests, the biggest day yet in the fight for the right to challenge President Barack Obama this fall.

Ohio, a critical state in the general election, was the spotlight race, with Mr. Romney running close to former Sen. Rick Santorum, who has seen his Ohio lead erode. The former Pennsylvania senator was hoping a win there would infuse his campaign with new momentum.

No matter the results, the Romney campaign said it was prepared for a long race measured by delegates won. "This is a process of gathering enough delegates to become the nominee, and I think we're on the track to have that happen," Mr. Romney said Tuesday in Boston.

"Thank you Georgia!" Mr. Gingrich said in a message posted on Twitter. "It is gratifying to win my home state so decisively to launch our March Momentum."

Attention also focused on Tennessee, where Mr. Santorum has led polls. A Romney win there would show support in the South, a region where he has struggled. Mr. Santorum, who has emphasized social issues and blue-collar economics as he works to attract conservatives unhappy with Mr. Romney, also was the leading contender in Oklahoma.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: ma2012; romney; va2012; vermont; virginia; vt2012

1 posted on 03/06/2012 5:17:20 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

VERMONT RESULTS SO FAR:

CANDIDATE VOTES PERCENT

Romney 2,105 38.7
Paul 1,466 27.0
Santorum 1,312 24.1
Gingrich 426 7.8


2 posted on 03/06/2012 5:19:04 PM PST by SeekAndFind (question)
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To: SeekAndFind

VIRGINIA RESULTS SO FAR:

CANDIDATE VOTES PERCENT

Romney 115,528 59.0
Paul 80,244 41.0


3 posted on 03/06/2012 5:20:04 PM PST by SeekAndFind (question)
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To: SeekAndFind

MASSACHUSETTS RESULT SO FAR

CANDIDATE VOTES PERCENT

Romney 482 66.9
Santorum 111 15.4
Paul 73 10.1
Gingrich 36 5.0


4 posted on 03/06/2012 5:21:08 PM PST by SeekAndFind (question)
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To: SeekAndFind
No sh*t.

Is this news?

5 posted on 03/06/2012 5:22:45 PM PST by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

For those who want to know, here are the delegate counts for the states Romney has won thus far:

MA 41
VT 17
VA 49


6 posted on 03/06/2012 5:23:14 PM PST by SeekAndFind (question)
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To: SeekAndFind

Not directed at you S&F, but the WSJ. MR shills.


7 posted on 03/06/2012 5:23:30 PM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter

They may be shills, but that doesn’t mean the report is inaccurate is it?


8 posted on 03/06/2012 5:24:43 PM PST by SeekAndFind (question)
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To: SeekAndFind
Oh its accurate reporting.

Accurate and highly selective.

9 posted on 03/06/2012 5:26:59 PM PST by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind
Way back in 2008, Virginia's Democrat primary had 986,203 total voters.

The Republican primary had 489,252 voters.

You can easily see that 1,475,455 voters in that primary FAR outdistances the pitful Republican primary for 2012.

The state Republican party should be MORTIIED that the candidate list was so week NO ONE IMPORTANT bothered to vote!

10 posted on 03/06/2012 5:32:28 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind

lets vote for Oboma! or commit mass suicide.


11 posted on 03/06/2012 5:35:56 PM PST by 7beuties
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To: muawiyah

I agree with you, but at least Mitt will have carried at least on conservative state. Up until now, he is running up great margins in states that will be voting for liberals (Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, etc.). Mitt will have all of the GOP delegations from liberal states in his corner; I’m not sure that says a whole lot in his favor.


12 posted on 03/06/2012 5:40:09 PM PST by MSF BU
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To: MSF BU
Mitt didn't win here. Our primary turnout shows NO enthusiasm ~ hear that UTTERLY NO enthusiasm for Mitt Romney.

Conservatives didn't bother showing up.

EVEN Democrat ticket jumpers didn't show up either! Bill Bolling is such a failure ~ has he no shame? He's still walking around. FIrst, he should find a tall building. Second, he should take the elevator to the top floor. Third, he should jump out!

13 posted on 03/06/2012 5:56:18 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: MSF BU
but at least Mitt will have carried at least on conservative state.

He was unopposed, but why is that good news anyway?

14 posted on 03/06/2012 5:57:33 PM PST by ansel12 (Santorum-Catholic and "I was basically pro-choice all my life, until I ran for Congress" he said))
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To: muawiyah

No they have no shame. This was not an election. There was no choice. These people are shameless, and republicans in VA need to demand these people who engineered this travesty need to go away.


15 posted on 03/06/2012 6:06:02 PM PST by Moorings
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To: SeekAndFind

Something has been sticking in my beady little mind about the name ROMNEY. Today it bubbled to the surface. And it might explain a lot regarding Mitt’s ability and proclivity to SAY something one day and DENY it the next; to flip-flop all over the place, etc. Here is an excerpt from my search in Wickipedia:

Romani people From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, search For other uses, see Romani (disambiguation).
Romani people

See Romani people by country for the entire list of countries and other estimations.

The Romani are an ethnic group living mostly in Europe, who trace their origins to the Indian Subcontinent. Romani are widely known in the English-speaking world by the exonym Gypsies (or Gipsies).

They are known collectively in the Romani language as Romane or Rromane (depending on the dialect concerned) and also as Romany, Romanies, Romanis, Roma or Roms.

Romani are widely dispersed, with their largest concentrated populations in Europe, especially the Roma of Central and Eastern Europe and Anatolia, followed by the Kale of Iberia and Southern France.

The Americas are also home to large numbers of Romani. This is especially true of Brazil, to which Kale were deported by the government of Portugal during the colonial era;[18] in more recent migrations, Romani have also moved to other parts of the New World.

FWIW


16 posted on 03/06/2012 6:16:24 PM PST by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: SeekAndFind

Vermont was Ron Paul’s big shot and he didn’t take it?

It was just him and Mittens on the ballot there.


17 posted on 03/06/2012 6:23:13 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought only Paul and Romney were on the Vermont ballot?

How did Rick get 24%??


18 posted on 03/06/2012 6:24:07 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Moorings

Party whores from DC are going to own VA. You guys are right next to the gangrene - the Pustule on the Potomac.


19 posted on 03/06/2012 6:28:11 PM PST by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Governor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard Mitt Romney.)
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To: ansel12

Point well taken and I was being slightly sarcastic.


20 posted on 03/06/2012 6:35:35 PM PST by MSF BU
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To: SeekAndFind

So he won a state where it is a one on one against Ron Paul, and two of the most liberal states that he has no hope of winning in the fall. I am not impressed.


21 posted on 03/06/2012 6:39:43 PM PST by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: ConservativeTeen

RE: and two of the most liberal states that he has no hope of winning in the fall. I am not impressed.

He was expected to win in Massachusetts (practically his home state).

I think he’ll take Idaho as well ( large Mormon population there I hear ).


22 posted on 03/06/2012 6:46:51 PM PST by SeekAndFind (question)
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To: ansel12; MSF BU

The Republican Establishment in Virginia should seriously consider the way they are handling their primaries.

To not have leading candidates in the ballot is a huge travesty. Many Republican voters were disenfranchised and as a result, many stayed home.

Today’s turnout in Virginia was totally PATHETIC.


23 posted on 03/06/2012 6:50:21 PM PST by SeekAndFind (question)
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To: Psalm 144
Which ones? Which party?

The guys we blame for this debacle and terminal embarrassment are CONSERVATIVES ~ IGNANT Conservatives, but Conservatives nonetheless.

All of us find it hard to believe they wanted to engineer a Romney victory here. It's just so stupid.

24 posted on 03/06/2012 6:57:34 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind

It sure worked out for Romney though, every irregularity has worked out for Romney in this primary.


25 posted on 03/06/2012 6:58:16 PM PST by ansel12 (Santorum-Catholic and "I was basically pro-choice all my life, until I ran for Congress" he said))
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To: SeekAndFind

If you lined up Idaho’s Mormons from one end of the state to the other along the Snake river, and they peed, it would double the flow and destroy both Wyoming and Washington!


26 posted on 03/06/2012 7:01:02 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

The GOP of course. Not like there is a great deal of difference between the Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks ath this endgame stage. GOP cadre have been VERY open about pushing Bishop Willard. Every dead soul, withered one of them.


27 posted on 03/06/2012 7:02:20 PM PST by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Governor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard Mitt Romney.)
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To: Psalm 144
This is Your TEAParty at work ~ really ~ it is very disappointing. Seems to me you elect any "newbies" to office they get the idea they can manipulate and cheat and nobody will notice.

You guys might reconsider your fundamental philosophy after this mess in Virginia.

28 posted on 03/06/2012 7:05:33 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Psalm 144
This is Your TEAParty at work ~ really ~ it is very disappointing. Seems to me you elect any "newbies" to office they get the idea they can manipulate and cheat and nobody will notice.

You guys might reconsider your fundamental philosophy after this mess in Virginia.

29 posted on 03/06/2012 7:12:46 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Tucker39

So basically, he’s a Roman?


30 posted on 03/06/2012 8:24:21 PM PST by WOSG (“Legion of Acceptibility”)
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To: muawiyah

You may search all of my posts and you will not find me identifying myself one time as Tea Party. The Tea Party has always been very vocal about recovering and restoring the GOP as a platform for conservatives. This is wishful thinking based on a continuing deception, and as this year has shown, wholly unrealistic.

I agree and identify with Tea Party objectives and passion, but I have always thought that the first step to a conservative resurgence is to recognize that the GOP is an enemy which will not be subverted or ‘taken back’. It can be broken down into irrelevance, but it is not a fixer-upper. That is a major point of divergence from at least 90% of the Tea Party people.

The GOP is the graveyard of conservative dreams. It is intended to be such. Wrong people, wrong vehicle, wrong motives, wrong goals.


31 posted on 03/06/2012 8:50:41 PM PST by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Governor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard Mitt Romney.)
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To: WOSG

No. Basically, if you read my original reply, I’m suggesting that his name (Romney) might indicate that his ancestors were gypsies......Romanies.

If you check on the reputations of gypsies you’ll find that they live by lying, cheating and will steal you blind if you let down your guard. I don’t know about the cheating or stealing, but I have observed that Mitt has a terrible time keeping his stories straight.

And the LAST thing I said was: FWIW.


32 posted on 03/06/2012 9:29:55 PM PST by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: ConservativeTeen
So he won a state where it is a one on one against Ron Paul, and two of the most liberal states that he has no hope of winning in the fall. I am not impressed.

Exactly....had Virginia not been taken over by political thugocracy so that 'Romney and Paul were the only candidates' it would have been a different story altogether.

And New Englanders are all liberals just as you said....wait til Romney hits the south...tsk tsk...then this race will take on another face altogether!

Go Newt Go.....even if it takes a brok. convention!

33 posted on 03/06/2012 9:51:02 PM PST by caww
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To: Tucker39

My point - Romanies were Romanians were Romans ...
interesting connection, but only partly true as Gypsies were actually a tribe from India (from ancient times). They suffered a lot from European bigotry, not dissimilar to the bigotry of antiJewish anti-semitism of old. so they became ‘travellers’ of ill-repute.

BTW, just found this website, Romney’s real ethnic heritage is English:
http://hailtoyou.wordpress.com/2012/01/20/mitt-romneys-ancestry/


34 posted on 03/06/2012 10:26:57 PM PST by WOSG (“Legion of Acceptibility”)
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Not "bigotry" but more like "slavery" ~ in fact, they were slaves throughout the Balkans ~ big mistake to move there.

The "travelers" are of non Roma ancestry. What seems to have happened is the Romany (aka Gypsies) showed up ~ in very few numbers ~ at just the time the Brits were imposing the enclosure laws on Ireland and Scotland.

There were tens of thousands of people who all at once had nowhere to live except in the streets. Some of them were co-opted by the Romany and the culture spread among the dispossesed.

Interesting piece of analysis done years ago demonstrated that Christopher Columbus had 12 Romany on board on his first voyage.

There are a number of different "tribes" or "hereditary occupations" among the Roma. There are also different "colors". Several years back I encountered a crew affiliated with a traveling carnival show down at a nearby Giant grocery. They think I look like their lawyer in this area who gets them out of jail, so they showed me how they stole stuff. Very interesting. They also managed to pull my wallet, remove all the threads, and return it to my pocket with a brandnew folded up dollar bill enclosing my dry cleaning ticket. Now that was cute ~ never detected a thing.

That group was made up of blue eyed blonds, brunettes, black people.....!

Yup, the Gypsies adopt others particularly if it benefits them. This happened in the South during slavery days where they had a scam involving selling a farmer a strong slave for cheap ~ they'd come back a night and rescue him.

They are very adaptable.

These weren't Travelers.

If you want them you have to check out Bill Clinton's lineage. His 5 times Great Grandfather Billy Blythe was a trail boss who was known as "a king of the gypsies" ~ all those towns ~ Blythe CA, Blytheville TX, etc. are named after him. His Baby Daddy was also a member of the Apostolic Church of the First Born, and his grandmother traveled with carnivals as a fortune teller.

Needless to say there are subtle distinctions not always obvious to the uninitiated!

The Europeans always sought to force the Gypsies and Travelers to settle down and become good citizens. It worked to a degree. America never fought them ~ and they settled down mostly in Los Angeles county in WWII where they went into the airframe manufacturing factories where their skills in light metal work were highly desired.

In Europe Gypsies are not terribly assimilated. In America they are.

35 posted on 03/07/2012 5:52:55 AM PST by muawiyah
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