Skip to comments.RNC: Gingrich Leads Santorum in Primary Delegates
Posted on 03/08/2012 10:28:35 PM PST by Fred
A new official delegate count being kept by the Republican National Committee reveals that Newt Gingrich has won more "bound" delegates in the presidential primary than Rick Santorum.
Gingrich has won 107 delegates compared to Santorum's 95, according to the RNC's count, which was made after Super Tuesday. That effectively puts him in second place behind front-runner Mitt Romney.
But the RNC does not count delegates from states like Iowa in its total, according to the Huffington Post, which first reported the story. The Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses did not officially allocate any of the state's 28 delegates to the national convention.
Many state caucuses are held in a similar manner.
Even though Gingrich has only won two primary contests, in South Carolina and Georgia, and former Sen. Santorum has won seven -- in Iowa, Colorado, Minnesota, Misssouri,
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Ummmm fishy, that Fox article includes Ricky's mushy and soft delegate count to his total.
No kidding. Steelfish needs to heed the friendly advice in my first post.
My understanding is that Texas votes on May 29. If the current pattern continues until then it will be too late to stop Mitt.
romney aint closing the deal
Romney has over half of the bound delegates and we have not gotten to the winner-take-all portion, nor have we had voting yet in a number of Northeastern states. Romney is most definitely closing the deal.
Well, you and Newt both seem to think that his best states are yet to come. Fine, but so far it isn’t happening. This is not a matter of “having all of the negative scenarios worked out.” It is just a straightforward observation. You say that the nomination is all about delegates but the committed delegates won in the primaries are only bound for the first ballot. Newt is not going to win the nomination on the first ballot. He needs to win some more states in order to have a legitimate claim on the nomination. And if two more Southern states vote and Newt again does no better than third place, then the pro-Newt narrative will be strained to the breaking point.
Not according to Rollins if this campaign keeps going.
"Sure, it's unlikely that Santorum or Gingrich can pull that off. But it's just as unlikely for Romney to get 48 percent of the remaining delegates. "
One third of the delegates have been awarded and in politics a week is a lifetime. Much as the mainstream media, the Republican establishment, and Mitt Romney's campaign would like us to believe otherwise, this is far from over. Hell, Breitbart.com hasn't even started vetting Romney yet.
By the way, fellow Newtonian, how are you doing on your contributions to Newt.org to keep Newt in the fight? I'll be making my third contribution tomorrow.
I agree... Lazlo... We shall see, we shall see.
I'd like Newt to be able to say:
Republican Hard and Soft Count Delegate Summary
Green Papers ^ | March 7, 2012
Posted on Wednesday March 07, 10:32:50 GMT-0800 2012 by Cincinatus' Wife
Political dynasties cannot "close the deal" in today's anti-political climate.
If insider trading is evil on Wall Street, why should we sanction nepotism parading down Main Street?
Not to mention the fact that he will scare away the social liberals (of both parties) in droves. And many on FR will cheer him for it, because doing so allegedly “returns Biblical values to the White House.”
The world is flat! The world is flat! The world is flat!
And the weird, unhelpful animosity therein between supporters of the Two. Viable. Non-Mitt candidates. Over a fleeting discrepancy.
Exactly why Mitt is going to win the GOP nomination. Scripted to the minute.
You know, if 5 wasn't enough, next time let's double down and run 10 conservative candidates and 1 Rockefeller. Because that worked out so great this time.
Even if it is untrue, they are so close now that it doesn’t matter... and Gingrich has gotten more total votes... and Gingrich is the more reliably conservative candidate.
When the Gingrich surge spluttered in Florida, I started backing Santorum as the most viable anti-Romney.
Now Santorum himself has failed to deliver and I’ve gone back to Gingrich.
I just want someone to take out Romney. I know the odds of that happening are long, but Rick has lost the argument as being The One to do it.
He’s not The One. He’s just a Church Lady who appeals to other church ladies and that’s proved not to be enough.
I’m back with Newt.
I would feel more comfortable if Newt would win a state that wasn’t quite so red. If Newt wins the nominee which if Santorum doesn’t, I want Newt to, he has to win something outside of deep red states. I don’t know if FREEPERS know that the general election requires that the nominee gets a total of 270 electoral college numbers throughout the United States. So the general election will be a goal of getting 270. Newt was in third place in Ohio. Can he beat Obama in Ohio? Florida? Iowa? That is the question. Santorum will win Ohio and Iowa for sure. Santorum has been winning states that we need to get to the magic 270.
You will need steelfish if Newt gets the nomination. I am sure that 99.9 percent of the FREEPERS will go full bore in support of Newt if he gets the nominee. This is the primary. A time where people get to vote for who they want, but after the general get together. That used to be that way anyway.
Not fishy fox if for Obama and Romney. They don’t want Newt.