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Romney Wins 6 States, Including Ohio; Santorum takes 3; Gingrich Nabs Georgia
CNN ^ | Wed March 7, 2012 | Paul Steinhauser and Tom Cohen

Posted on 03/07/2012 1:46:06 AM PST by BarnacleCenturion

Columbus, Ohio (CNN) -- Mitt Romney won six Super Tuesday states including the big prize of Ohio, while Rick Santorum took three states and Newt Gingrich grabbed a vital triumph in Georgia, CNN projected.

Romney was projected early Wednesday to win Alaska's caucuses, the last to tally votes among the 10 states with delegates up for grabs.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: buhbyenewt; getoutnewt; newtgetout; newtsplittingthevote
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1 posted on 03/07/2012 1:46:14 AM PST by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

It’s “Super Tuesday,” only Romney and Gingrich can emerge to challenge Obama


2 posted on 03/07/2012 2:03:05 AM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I couldn’t believe TN and OK went with Rick since he voted against right to work and is pro union. People are not paying attention. Newt wasn’t too far behind in those 2 states. It is a shame the votes are being divided. Something needs to change our direction. We have 2 weak candidates at the top Imo. I hope Palin and Newt work out a ticket. I am getting bored with Mitt and Rick.


3 posted on 03/07/2012 2:08:35 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I voted for Newt in Ohio but, at this point, it seems pretty obvious who the nominee is going to be.


4 posted on 03/07/2012 2:09:43 AM PST by RC one (the majority of republicans agree, anyone but Romney.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
The FR Golden Gate Plan! => Post 55 "GOP Brokered Primary Now!" thread
5 posted on 03/07/2012 2:30:09 AM PST by Golden Gate
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To: RC one
...it seems pretty obvious who the nominee is going to be.

It seems pretty obvious who is going to be reelected... : (

6 posted on 03/07/2012 2:43:24 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: RC one

May I ask ...why did you vote for Newt in Ohio, when you could clearly see Santorum had the momentum going in?

Didn’t you think perhaps you’d help out the conservative cause by NOT voting Gingrich. Folks like you ensured that Santorum lost. Would have really put a damper on Romney had it gone that way.

Not that there’s NOT a damper on now.

I’m just curious.


7 posted on 03/07/2012 2:43:37 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: EGPWS

...it seems pretty obvious who the nominee is going to be.
It seems pretty obvious who is going to be reelected... : (

**

Oh, don’t give up hope. Long way to go still. Conservatives can STILL put it out of their butts, but they need to UNITE.

I’ll say it again, conservatives, unite or forget it.


8 posted on 03/07/2012 2:44:58 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: RC one

Careful, 3 Months ago you weren’t even allowed to say stuff like that on FR. I don’t know if it’s ok now or not, but I don’t think it is.


9 posted on 03/07/2012 2:47:48 AM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: BarnacleCenturion

My first thought is this: How many of these “wins” will turn out in a few weeks as “not wins” just like in several other states where the vote count was close.


10 posted on 03/07/2012 2:51:01 AM PST by The Working Man (The mantra for BO's reign...."No Child Left a Dime")
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To: RC one

Seems pretty obvious who the POTUS will be from Jan. 2013 , too . Republicrats and Democans as Michael Savage would say ...90% true .


11 posted on 03/07/2012 2:58:22 AM PST by sushiman
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To: LibsRJerks

I early voted for Newt a month ago actually. I had to work yesterday/tonight actually. getting ready to go clock out now actually. Voting for me is further complicated because my voting district is 75 miles away from the house where I’m currently living so I do it early to make sure it gets done. Plus, I honestly like Newt.


12 posted on 03/07/2012 3:29:21 AM PST by RC one (the majority of republicans agree, anyone but Romney.)
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To: RC one

Romney is just A nominee, not THE nominee. I will proudly vote 3rd party in the general election.


13 posted on 03/07/2012 3:49:52 AM PST by MachIV
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To: LibsRJerks

Would have really put a damper on Romney had it gone that way...

...it is amazing, isn’t it...all the Gingrich fans on this forum, who purport to hate Romney so much, utterly fail to see that the best thing that can happen for Mitt is for Newt to stay in the race...that, and their obtuse thought that Gingrich wuld win against Obama, but Romney wouldn’t...no such narrative exists anywhere except here and in the Gingrich household...


14 posted on 03/07/2012 3:50:30 AM PST by IrishBrigade
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Ineligible RINO Backstabber:
"Thank me. When I cheat, I win."


FLASHBACK:

The McCain/Palin ticket was up ++4 to 10 pts
in some polls, days prior to Election 2008.
So rather than helping the GOP, Romney and
TeamROMNEY and the RNME (Republican National Media Establishment)
decided …to attack Gov. Palin to throw Election2008.

Romney, and the Van der Sloot RNME RINOs for Obama in 2008

Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers…
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide…
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."


The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"I’m told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palin’s people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romney’s former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
… aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.


"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off ….hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."


"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the “Diva” leak was Nicolle Wallace’s husband."


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"



15 posted on 03/07/2012 3:50:55 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: EGPWS

Romney won because of the urban democrat areas in Ohio. Think he could win them against Obama?


16 posted on 03/07/2012 3:53:08 AM PST by MulberryDraw (Newt: "The high price of gas is the deliberate strategy of the left.")
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To: RC one

Oh, I see. I guess you didn’t see it coming, then.


17 posted on 03/07/2012 4:03:42 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: IrishBrigade; All

And yet Santorum supporters are blind to that very fact. Rick Santorum, of the JV squad, let Captain Newt of Varsity take charge. You’re ruining it for the rest of us.


18 posted on 03/07/2012 4:11:02 AM PST by j.argese (FR is a Newt-ist Colony, not a Romney Room, Paul Pavillion or Santorum Sanctum)
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To: EGPWS

This whole election cycle has been a worst case scenario. I hope our country can survive.


19 posted on 03/07/2012 4:16:45 AM PST by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: IrishBrigade

If Newt gets out and ALL of Romney’s guns are turned on Rick, Rick is going down, period. Having both of them there makes him spend money on two candidates. Quite frankly, that is our only hope right now.


20 posted on 03/07/2012 4:19:11 AM PST by georgiagirl_pam (STEP ONE: SECURE YOUR DOOR (gives you time to get your gun!) mysafedoor.com)
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To: Christie at the beach

people are not paying attention, they come home, sit down, and think their local news is telling them the truth, hell FOX news has not even wrote on their bottom banner Newt taking GA.

The problem on our side is we have too many ignorant idiots out there who think Hannity is a conservative, think Romney is a conservative, think republicans are standing up to obama, think they’re conservative but are more like the old time Dems.

It’s like when I meet a so called republican from the north east , who move down here and then they try and tell us down here that they’re republicans but then say they have no problem with the queer agenda, cross dressing, killing babies and then admit they hardly ever follow politics.


21 posted on 03/07/2012 4:20:45 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: georgiagirl_pam

agree.

I’m hoping none of them get enough votes now, Sarah and Col Allen West come in and save the day.

Well I can dream can’t I.

Speaking of which I see Sarah and Cain voted for Newt last night, sadly though FOX and Romney have destroyed Newt but we still have more southern states to go, MS, AL,

In south I trust


22 posted on 03/07/2012 4:26:56 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: georgiagirl_pam

I did my part, I voted for Ron Paul!


23 posted on 03/07/2012 4:30:15 AM PST by palmer (Before reading this post, please send me $2.50)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Romney won 5, Santorum 3, Newt 1 and one was tied. Anyone who calls 1 % a victory is a dupe. Santorum blocked Romney’s cruise to the nomination last night. Whether he can continue to block and then gain the upper hand depends in part on Newton Huckabee FRingrich’s actions.


24 posted on 03/07/2012 4:32:49 AM PST by Houghton M.
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To: catfish1957
>This whole election cycle has been a worst case scenario. I hope our country can survive.

Yep. You've got two "conservative" that I'm not totally thrilled with (but would vote for) splitting the vote between the two of them...and a fringe candidate also taking out an even more right element.

What's left is a RINO who will get the nomination because two camps exist: The Newt Camp and the Santorum Camp. Neither will abandon their guy and are just as happy ensuring Mittens takes the scraps.

Since I like some of Newt's positions and some of Santorum's positions...and ALSO have equal problems with things in their past (I get a kick out of Newt people when they point the finger at Rick folks...and vice versa. BOTH have big flaws)...I plan on voting for the guy who has the biggest lead next to Mittens.

Which is what Ohio voters should have done with Rick.

25 posted on 03/07/2012 4:36:46 AM PST by NELSON111
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Unless one of the Non Romneys drop out, Mitt is going to coast to nomination. That’s the fact.

In every state (with the exception of Mass), Romney lost to the combined NonRomney vote (not counting Paul).

It’s sad that conservatives could not coalesce behind one candidate. If it were Palin in there she would have coasted to victory, as she’d have been able to lead the entire conservative coalition.


26 posted on 03/07/2012 4:38:36 AM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: IrishBrigade

Santorum gave the best post-election speech by far last night. It was what this election is all about - Liberty!

I think Newt wants to debate Obama more than he wants to be president. I don’t know how many times he mentioned wanting to get in the debate ring. And this election is about more than just gas prices, Newt.

I’ve wavered between Newt and Santorum in the past. I am wavering no more.


27 posted on 03/07/2012 4:39:10 AM PST by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: RC one

It’s sad...but it looks more and more like Fauntleroy. Gee, I have a great idea of a pivotal election, let’s run the guy who lost to the last guy that ran against 0bama.


28 posted on 03/07/2012 4:39:18 AM PST by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: LibsRJerks

I have seen it all coming for the past year. Fact is, I think Newt is the most qualified man for the job and I voted for him because of that. If nobody else can see that, that’s their problem. They can vote for Mitt Romney when the time comes I guess. or not. I really don’t care anymore.


29 posted on 03/07/2012 4:46:36 AM PST by RC one (the majority of republicans agree, anyone but Romney.)
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To: LibsRJerks

“Oh, don’t give up hope. Long way to go still. Conservatives can STILL put it out of their butts, but they need to UNITE.”

Yeah... and I can think of two of ‘em to start off that “unite” thing. We’re NEVER going to beat Romney if Gingrich and Santorum keep splitting the anti-Romney vote, and both of them are so egotistic that neither is going to drop out to help the other one... insuring that, once again, we have a pathetic RINO as our candidate.

After yesterday, I’m afraid, the handwriting’s on the wall - and if it’s going to be Romney against Obama, as SOME point we have to stop trying to damage our own candidate and start taking a look at that joke of a President we absolutely NEED to vote out of office.


30 posted on 03/07/2012 5:02:21 AM PST by Pravious
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To: Christie at the beach

I thought that the Republican party leaders were pushing Romney, but obviously a lot of Republicans who vote want an Obama clone in the White House.


31 posted on 03/07/2012 5:23:24 AM PST by Venturer
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To: catfish1957

I believe that it’s, already, too late for the U.S. to survive, as a pro-conservative, capitalistic country. The left dominates way too much of what’s important, and this includes a bunch of non-elected jobs where people’s minds can be shaped to become pro-left for life. The final results of the November 2006 election convinced me of this. It, also, doesn’t help that conservatism hasn’t made any serious political inroads throughout all of the more urban areas of the U.S., and conservatism, to the caliber of “U.S. conservatism” or greater, hasn’t “caught on” throughout the rest of the world. Worldwide political correctness, and everything associated with it, and worldwide “dumbing down” of the general public, and everything associated with it, have become way too ingrained in people’s lives, whether they, even, know so or not.


32 posted on 03/07/2012 5:25:14 AM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: j.argese

Rick Santorum, of the JV squad, let Captain Newt of Varsity take charge...

...hmmm, take out the guy who won three states on Super Tuesday, and put in the guy that won one, which happens to be his home state...yeah, I guess I see the sensibility in that...


33 posted on 03/07/2012 5:38:12 AM PST by IrishBrigade
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To: Brown Deer

Sorry but outside of GA it looks like Newt didn’t get a whole lot more support other than Freepers. If Newt is really interested in stopping Romney he’ll announce an end to his campaign, today and then endorse Santorum and ask his supporters to get behind him. Anything else and we’re guaranteed a Romney nomination!


34 posted on 03/07/2012 5:42:20 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: IrishBrigade

Just to let reality peek into your opinion for a moment. Even IF Speaker Gingrich were to withdraw from the race, Lil’ Ricky would be at about 1/2 of Romney’s delegate count.


35 posted on 03/07/2012 5:42:56 AM PST by j.argese (FR is a Newt-ist Colony, not a Romney Room, Paul Pavillion or Santorum Sanctum)
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To: RC one
I voted for Newt in Ohio but, at this point, it seems pretty obvious who the nominee is going to be.

I'm sure Mitt appreciates your support!

36 posted on 03/07/2012 5:43:39 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: MachIV
I will proudly vote 3rd party in the general election.

Troll or idiot. Which one is it?

37 posted on 03/07/2012 5:45:45 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: Pravious
Yeah... and I can think of two of ‘em to start off that “unite” thing. We’re NEVER going to beat Romney if Gingrich and Santorum keep splitting the anti-Romney vote, and both of them are so egotistic that neither is going to drop out to help the other one... insuring that, once again, we have a pathetic RINO as our candidate. After yesterday, I’m afraid, the handwriting’s on the wall - and if it’s going to be Romney against Obama, as SOME point we have to stop trying to damage our own candidate and start taking a look at that joke of a President we absolutely NEED to vote out of office.

That is pretty much what I am hearing from the people I talk to out there. They want Obama gone and are becoming discouraged with all the candidates. Most say they will vote for ABO because Obama unchecked with 4 more years would be horrible beyond comprehension.

38 posted on 03/07/2012 5:49:03 AM PST by dforest
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To: pgkdan
Guess what? santorum got about the same number of delegates as Gingrich!
and Newt is looking at a BIG gain next week! So maybe little Ricky should drop out?

It’s “Super Tuesday,” only Romney and Gingrich can emerge to challenge Obama


39 posted on 03/07/2012 6:01:12 AM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
I agree, but there are a lot of media and other types that we have to overcome. Don't you know that they have already picked Romney? I'm sick of these people telling me who I should vote for. I'm sick of how the little mistakes made by FOX show they want Romney.

NOTE THE BANNER ON THE BOTTOM OF THEIR SCREEN. All last night and even now, the only state NOT LISTED, showing who won is GEORGIA!!!
40 posted on 03/07/2012 6:03:25 AM PST by bobsunshine
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To: dforest

I’d feel a heckuva lot better voting for either Gingrich or Santorum rather than Mitt though. Mitt was the FIRST one to force religious institutions to commit what they believe to be murder. There’s no way I can support somebody who does that. And no way I can support the R establishment after the shenanigans they’ve done.

Gingrich and Santorum are both Catholics. How about they let God decide? How about they draw straws to see which will be the Pres and which will be the VP, and then go with whatever the Lord says? In the Old Testament times God’s people listened to the LORD by using the urim and thummin. Scripture says the LORD determines the cast of every die. If these guys are really trusting in the LORD they will be glad to take His answer and serve in whatever way HE ALONE says.

Somebody has to do something now. I haven’t followed every nook and cranny of the race but I don’t think those 2 guys have burned any bridges with each other, and if they united in this way I think it would mean a lot to both camps and would say that they are SERIOUSLY serving the Lord and this country rather than their own ego.

I say let the LORD decide which is top on the ticket, and let them both make it clear what they did to resolve the issue. Before either one burns brdges that we need intact.


41 posted on 03/07/2012 6:07:16 AM PST by butterdezillion
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To: pgkdan
[announce an end to his campaign, today and then endorse Santorum]

You have a problem with that theory. If what you say were true, then Ron Paul would have easily won VA, since all of the Santorum and Newt voters were free to stop Romney. But Romney won over 70% of the vote.

In fact, there are surveys out there that indicate that if either Newt or Santorum drop out, most of those votes would go to Romney. Romney is viewed as the best choice to fix the economy, as well as a good family man, successful ex Governor, Business man, etc,,,,.

A good share of both Newt and Santorum’s supporters are moderate, apolitical types, who have no clue what goes on the heads of dedicated Conservatives like ourselves.

I have to agree with what the surveys I mentioned, point out. You would be disappointed with the result if Newt were to drop out immediately. Romney would still win anyway, and by an even bigger margin.

Our best hope now, is a brokered convention, or a party so broken, that a third party with Newt and Sarah Palin at the helm will work overwhelmingly.

42 posted on 03/07/2012 6:19:19 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: butterdezillion

I adore reasonable people and I agree with you...but.. Good luck wit dat!

The mud and venom gets so heavy that you have to sit in the shower behind your keyboard.


43 posted on 03/07/2012 6:33:20 AM PST by dforest
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To: Brown Deer

Newt won his ‘home’ state. Big effing deal. He’s looking at nothing next week. You people have been blabbering on about how only Newt can win in the south...well? How did he do in TN? How did he do in OK? Granted OK is not a southern state per se but most of the elements that drive elections in MS and AL and LA are present in OK. How’s Newt looking in TX? Give it up. His candidacy is a joke...his chances of winning were never anything more than a flash in the pan.


44 posted on 03/07/2012 6:37:58 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
But Romney won over 70% of the vote.

No he didn't! because Ron Paul got over 40% of the vote.
45 posted on 03/07/2012 6:39:41 AM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Poll after Poll shows Gingrich support going to Santorum...what little of it is left. A brokered convention will not happen and if it does I hope you’re prepred to vote for Jeb Bush.


46 posted on 03/07/2012 6:43:30 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Poll after Poll shows Gingrich support going to Santorum...what little of it is left. A brokered convention will not happen and if it does I hope you’re prepared to vote for Jeb Bush.


47 posted on 03/07/2012 6:43:30 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: Brown Deer

Right, (The number I used was from memory last night, and the final ended up in the high 60%)

So I stand corrected, Paul won!.........OK......got it.


48 posted on 03/07/2012 6:46:31 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

You would think that, but by both staying in, it is hurting them both and Romney’s going to get more delegates in places he should have been limited.

MA - Just one of Satnorum/Newt had to get to 15%. If they had gotten there, Romney would have lost about 6-7 delegates. Instead, he took them all.

GA - Two things could have happened here. Either more Santorum supporters could have left to vote for Gingrich to push him over 50%, or enough Santorum supporters could have stayed with Rick to keep Newt at 40% and Santo in 2nd place where they would have taken the bulk of the candidates together. The fact that neither occurred and that Romney was able to sneak into 2nd place with 25% means that although Newt will get around 54 delegates, Romney’s good to get the other 22.

OK - One of them needed to get over the 50% hump. Instead, the voting was close where they all split a delegate a piece. This means that where Romney should have got no more than about 5 delegates, he got 13.

AK - The Anti-Romney vote split. This is really an embarassment here.

ID - I find it hard to believe that Santo/Newt were this week in ID. I thought combined the could capture the delgates, but combined they were 11% of the vote? WTF? Didn’t know ID was so heavily Mormon in Boise and Pocatello.

TN - Same thing as in OK. Neither Newt/Santorum got to 50% so Romney picks up more delegates statewide than he would have.

With MS, AL, and KS and the rest of the Southern/Midwestern states coming up, it’s imperative that there is a clear person who can clear the 50% threshhold. Failure to unite behind one or the other allows Romney to continue to pick up proportional delegates in places he really has no buisness.

As for brokered convention, Romney could very well be short of the required delegates, but not by much. He’ll have close over 1,000 if nothing changes. By that time, just as in 2008, the uncommitted Superdelegates will start to look at overall victories and popular vote totals and jump on board. Additionally, there is the Rand Paul option B. All of the rules of the brokered convention favor Romney, especially since UT, which is the very last primary (on purpose), gives him a final boost of momentum going into the convention.

The ONLY chance left is Newt/Santorum have to join NOW or proportional distribution will kill them. It’s simple math.


49 posted on 03/07/2012 6:48:02 AM 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: pgkdan
A brokered convention would start a protest like no other, this party has ever seen. We would have a workable 3rd party take shape immediately. (The official “Tea Party”)
50 posted on 03/07/2012 6:49:05 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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