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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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To: napscoordinator

Certain states are also getting many more delegates than you would think. If they were more valuable to the Republican candidate in the last election, then they get additional delegates.

There was a big mistake made in Virginia. Both Gingrich and Santorum should have spent money to help get votes to Ron Paul. In the last primary, there were 489,000 votes, but only 265,000 votes yesterday - a difference of 224,000. If Ron Paul could of gotten only 1/4 of those non-votes, he would have carried Virginia and Romney would have 10% fewer delegates.


81 posted on 03/07/2012 8:28:16 AM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: riverdawg
that's not what he said. Where someone finished in total votes, does not relate to who someone would vote for if another candidate drops out. But in any case, as of now Gingrich has the momentum...

Super Tuesday gains in delegates:

82 posted on 03/07/2012 8:34:29 AM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: LUV W
We'll survive however the cleanup will be quite intense.

It's sad that with the opportunities that we have the republican elitists are able to push a socialist rino on us.

Hi : )

83 posted on 03/07/2012 8:54:03 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Brown Deer; All

Note the Hard totals:

Not sure how this running total will line up (formatting) but it can be found here:

http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/R

GOP PRIMARY: Popular Vote - — Soft Pledged –- - Soft Unpledged – — Soft Total –- - Hard Total

Mitt Romney: ….3,242,740, 39.20% …(314)17.36% …(72)15.09% …(386)16.89% ….(302)13.21%

Rick Santorum: 2,087,454, 25.23% ….(92) 5.09% ….(67)14.05% ….(159) 6.96% ….(79)3.46%

Newt Gingrich: 1,818,548, 21.98% .....(107)5.91% .…...(13) 2.73%...(120)5.25% ….(96)4.20%

Ron Paul: ……….,927,348, 11.21% ...…(35)1.93%.......(38)7.97%......(73)3.19% …..(16)0.70%


84 posted on 03/07/2012 9:00:23 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Candidate Popular
Vote
Delegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
Romney, Mitt 3,242,740  39.20% 314  17.36% 72  15.09% 386  16.89% 302  13.21%
Santorum, Rick 2,087,454  25.23% 92   5.09% 67  14.05% 159   6.96% 79   3.46%
Gingrich, Newt 1,818,548  21.98% 107   5.91% 13   2.73% 120   5.25% 96   4.20%
Paul, Ron 927,348  11.21% 35   1.93% 38   7.97% 73   3.19% 16   0.70%

85 posted on 03/07/2012 9:10:02 AM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Brown Deer

WOW!

Thank YOU very MUCH!

Looks like Newt is on par or ahead of Rick.


86 posted on 03/07/2012 9:12:49 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: EGPWS

We’re gonna have to push back...and HARD! :)


87 posted on 03/07/2012 9:26:01 AM PST by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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To: Brown Deer

not true. polls don’t necessarily show all of santoru’s supporters going to newt...


88 posted on 03/07/2012 9:41:20 AM PST by cdchik123
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
like Newt is on par or ahead of Rick.


Yup, because Newt did succeed on Super Tuesday in getting more delegates [total] than Mittens and Santorum where he campaigned the most, which was Georgia, Tennessee, and Oklahoma.

Right now, Newt's message is not resonating outside the states where he has not put much of a campaign effort like Santo and Myth, but hopefully that will change.

89 posted on 03/07/2012 10:14:33 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: cdchik123

you’re correct. But I never said anything like what you have tried to imply. Did I?


90 posted on 03/07/2012 10:28:55 AM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: dforest

I think it was in “The Hobbit” where Bilbo got the trolls to turn into stone by egging them on to argue about how to cook him once he was dead. Because they were arguing amongst each other they didn’t notice that the sun was coming up.

The sun is coming up, and unless both Newt and Rick really comprehend what that means, we will lose our only chance at being able to vote for somebody who DOESN’T believe the government can force churches to violate their own beliefs. And we may well end up with another 4 years of the Muslim-ururper-in-chief who is diligently working with communists and Islamists the world over to destroy this nation from within.

We can’t afford to let pride and politics distract us from the real battle for this nation’s survival.


91 posted on 03/07/2012 11:11:26 AM PST by butterdezillion
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To: Brown Deer
Buddy Roemer has as good a chance as Newt of being President.

It's Santorum or Romney. A vote for Newt is a vote for Romney at this point.

92 posted on 03/07/2012 11:35:23 AM PST by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

True conservatives that realize the biggest threat to freedom is the big government Rick Santorum helped build.


93 posted on 03/07/2012 11:47:44 AM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: georgiagirl_pam
If Newt gets out and ALL of Romney’s guns are turned on Rick

Who else other than Santorum do you think Romney's sleaze machine targeted in Michigan and Ohio? And, Santorum still nearly won both states. Santorum only lost Ohio because of votes going to Gingrich.

When the Romney sleaze machine was turned loose on Newt in Florida, he got buried.

94 posted on 03/07/2012 11:51:02 AM PST by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

161 Santorum.

Wrong. Santorum has 161 - any unbound delegates the establishment deems necessary to put Romney over the top


95 posted on 03/07/2012 11:53:16 AM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Kazan
Super Tuesday gains in delegates:

After next week, Santorum is done.
96 posted on 03/07/2012 12:02:45 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Here's my analysis from my latest update to my GOP Primary Tracker Site:
Super Tuesday is now over. 10 States held primaries or caucuses. Mitt Romney won 6 of the 10. Rick Santorum won 3 of the 10, and Newt Gingrich one 1 of 10, his home state of Georgia.. A majority was won by a single candidate in only tree of the states. All by Mitt Romney with Mass at 72%, Idaho at 62% and Virginia at 60%. Of the total of 23 contests held to date, Romney has won an absolute majority 4 times, adding Nevada to the above at just over 50%. The only other majority win was Santorum in Missouri with 57%. To date, Romney has won 14 contests, Santorum has won 7 contests, and Newt Gingrich has won 2 contests. Ron Paul has not won any.

In the popular vote, to date Romney leads with over 3.2 million votes which is right at 40%. Santorum is second with 2 million votes or 26% , Gingrich is third with 1.8 million votes or 22% and Ron Paul is fourth with 900 thousand votes or 11%.

The effectiveness of Romney's campaign however, can be measured in his delegate count. Although he has only one 40% of the popular vote, this has translated to date into 431 delgates or 54% of the total delegates awarded to date. Santorum follows with 176 delegates or 21%, Gingrich with 126 or 15% and Paul with 79 delegates or 10%. At this rate, Romney has a good chance of winning the delegates needed to clinch the nomination before the convention, but it will go on until late in the season.

So, after Santorum's three win in February, Romney bounced back with five straight wins. On March 6th, Super Tuesday, Romney added six more wins, Santorum three more, and Gingrich one more. Romney is estatic about coming from behind and winning Ohio, though it was a near thing. Because of the closeness of the Ohio votes, and his other three wins, Santorum vows to stay in. Gingrich because of his strong win in his home state of Georgia also vows to stay in, and there was never any question, even with no wins, that Ron Paul will stay in on principle.

In my opinion, the tough primary season, despite pundents prognostications, continues to strengthen the candidates, keeping the GOP message at the top of the news cycle, and preparing the nominee to fight Obama. Any of the four would be orders of magnitude better than Barack Obama and his dismal failures. Here's the GOPTracking results now after Super Tuesday.


2012 GOP Presidential Primary Season Tracker (including caucuses) - LAST UPDATE: March 7, 2012

2012 GOP Primaries Date Mitt Romney Newt Gingrich Rick Santorum Ron Paul Ron Huntsman Rick Perry Michele Bachman Herman Cain Totals
Votes % Del's Win Votes % Del's Win Votes % Del's Win Votes % Del's Win Votes % Del's Votes % Del's Votes % Del's Votes % Del's Votes Del's
Iowa 1/3/2012 29,805 24.58% 7 - 16,163 13.33% 2 - 29,839 24.61% 7 1 26,036 21.47% 7 - 739 0.61% 0 12,557 10.36% 0 6,046 4.99% 0 58 0.05% 0 121,243 23
New Hamp 1/10/2012 97,601 39.81% 7 1 23,291 9.50% 0 - 23,362 9.53% 0 - 56,872 23.20% 3 - 41,783 17.04% 2 1,764 0.72% 0 350 0.14% 0 160 0.07% 0 245,183 12
South Caro 1/21/2012 168,152 27.86% 2 - 244,133 40.44% 23 1 102,492 16.98% 0 - 78,362 12.98% 0 - 1,173 0.19% 0 2,534 0.42% 0 491 0.08% 0 6,326 1.05% 0 603,663 25
Florida 1/31/2012 776,059 46.44% 50 2 534,040 31.96% 0 - 223,208 13.36% 0 - 117,410 7.03% 0 - 6,199 0.37% 0 6,773 0.41% 0 3,967 0.24% 0 3,492 0.21% 0 1,671,148 50
Nevada 2/4/2012 16,486 50.12% 14 3 6,956 21.15% 6 - 3,277 9.96% 3 - 6,175 18.77% 5 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 32,894 28
Main   2,190 39.65% 9 4 349 6.32% 0 - 989 17.90% 3 - 1,996 36.13% 7 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 5,524 19
Colorado 2/7/2012 22,875 35.00% 13 - 8,394 12.84% 1 - 26,372 40.35% 17 2 7,713 11.80% 1 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 65,354 32
Minnesota   8,096 16.97% 2 - 5,134 10.76% 1 - 21,436 44.94% 25 3 13,030 27.32% 9 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 47,696 14
Missouri   63,826 26.24% 0 - 9,859 4.05% 0 - 138,957 57.12% 0 4 30,641 12.59% 0 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 243,283 0
Arizona 2/28/2012 216,805 47.99% 29 5 74,110 16.40% 0 - 122,088 27.03% 0 - 38,753 8.58% 0 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 451,756 29
Michigan   409,899 42.34% 16 6 65,016 6.72% 0 - 377,521 38.99% 14 - 115,712 11.95% 0 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 968,148 30
Washington 3/3/2012 19,111 37.65% 30 7 5,221 10.28% 0 - 12,089 23.81% 5 - 12,594 24.81% 5 - 924 1.82% 0 437 0.86% 0 198 0.39% 0 190 0.37% 0 50,764 40
Wyoming   822 38.99% 10 8 165 7.83% 1 - 673 31.93% 9 - 439 20.83% 6 - 3 0.14% 0 2 0.09% 0 2 0.09% 0 2 0.09% 0 2,108 26
Alaska 3/6/2012 4,285 32.52% 8 9 1,856 14.09% 3 - 3,860 29.30% 7 - 3,175 24.10% 6 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 13,176 24
Georgia S 225,926 25.18% 15 - 417,364 47.81% 47 2 172,473 19.76% 10 - 57,125 6.54% 4 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 872,888 76
Idaho u 27,514 61.61% 32 10 940 2.11% 0 - 8,115 18.17% 0 - 8,086 18.11% 0 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 44,655 32
Massachusetts p 260,509 73.29% 41 11 16,756 4.71% 0 - 43,6114 12.27% 0 - 34,575 9.735 0 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 355,455 41
N. Dakota  e 2,691 23.71% 7 - 961 8.48% 2 - 4,510 39.74% 11 5 3,186 28.07% 8 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 11,349 28
Ohio r 453,927 38.93% 32 12 174,606 14.78% 10 - 441,908 37.42% 20 - 110,633 9.37% 4 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 1,181,074 66
Oklahoma   80,291 28.34% 13 - 78,686 27.77% 13 - 96,759 34.15% 14 6 27,572 9.73% 13 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 283,208 43
Tennessee T 153,889 28.46% 18 - 132,142 24.43% 12 - 204,978 37.90% 26 7 49,782 9.21% 2 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 540,791 58
Vermont u 22,533 41.01% 9 13 4,606 8.39% 0 - 13,401 24.39% 4 - 14,407 26.22% 4 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 54,949 17
Virginia e 158,050 59.52% 44 14 0 0.00% 0 - 0 0.00% 0 - 107,470 40.48% 5 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 265,520 49
Kansas 3/10/2012                                                           40
Guam                                                             9
Virgin Islands                                                             9
Alabama 3/13/2012                                                           50
Am Somoa                                                             9
Hawaii                                                             20
Mississippi                                                             40
Missouri 3/17/2012                                                           52
Puerto Rico 3/18/2024                                                           23
Illinois 3/20/2012                                                           69
Louisiana 3/24/2012                                                           46
DC 4/3/2012                                                           19
Maryland                                                             37
Wisconsin                                                             42
Texas                                                             155
                                                               
At large Del's       23       4       1       0       0     0     0         28
TOTALS   3,221,342 39.61% 431 14 1,820,751 22.39% 124 2 2,071,921 25.48% 183 7 921,744 11.33% 78 0 50,821 1.13% 2 24,067 0.53% 0 11,054 0.25% 0 10,228 0.23% 0 8,131,928 814
To Date % of Delegates Romney 53% Gingrich 15% Santorum 21% Paul 10% Huntsman <1% Perry 0% Bachman 0% Cain 0%

In my estimation, Super Tuesday though certainly not a "knock out" by any means, represented a moderatley strong showing and victory for Romney. He took six states and the lion's share of delegates and is on a path to outright win the nomination. Santorum had a decent night, but it had to be disappointing. If he had won Ohio and his margins had been better in Okalahoma and Tennessee, he would have had an outstanding night. Newt Gingrich has to be strongly disappointed. He won his home state by 20 ponits (but to be fair, Romney won his true home state by 60 points), but then Newt finished 3rd or fourth in all other contests and had a much smaller delegate count to show for it. For Paul, it has to be a huge disappointment. Though finishing second in a couple of races, his overall delegate count, even in the caucus states was meager at best. He was hoping to win North Dakota and gain more delegates overall, but none of that happened.

Romney will most probably at this point begin to pivot and focus more and more on going head to head with Obama and concentrating on finding a VP pick that will solidify as much of the party and base as he can for the general election.

Only by uniting, can Santorum and Gingrich now prevent Romney from having a real strong chance of winning the nomination outright. At this point I think the best they can hope for is a brokered convention...otherwise, mathematically, I believe Romney will ultimately eak out a win...probably at the 50-55% range of delegates needed. It seems at this point, for whatever reason, that Gingrich and Santorum are unwilling to unite, so they will continue to split the more conservative vote and allow Romney to win more contests and win a larger proportion of delegates in so doing. In the end, I will support any of the GOP candidates, whichever wins the nomination against the abject marxist ideolog, Obama, as any one of them will be far better than Barack Obama. Four more years of his horrific leadership and fundamental change could easily put this nation in a economic, debt, foreign policy, and energy hole we will have a very difficult and very painful time of digging our way out of...and at the cost of decades of heavy burden placed on our children and grandchildren.

If you have a mind, please ping others to this GOP Primary Tracker page.

America is at the crossroads of history and we must choose aright
(http://www.jeffhead.com/crossroads.htm)

Jeff Head
March 7, 2012

97 posted on 03/07/2012 12:11:34 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Brown Deer

Randall Terry on the Democratic side and infinite percentage gain in delegates!


98 posted on 03/07/2012 2:45:28 PM PST by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: Kazan

Since you don’t live in GA you can’t possibly know that the TV airwaves have been CLOGGED for two months with anti-Newt ads from Mitt’s superpac


99 posted on 03/07/2012 3:25:39 PM PST by georgiagirl_pam (STEP ONE: SECURE YOUR DOOR (gives you time to get your gun!) mysafedoor.com)
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To: Brown Deer

Don’t you ever get dizzy from all that spinning?


100 posted on 03/07/2012 8:07:36 PM PST by GracieOMalley
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