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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I like your tagline.
YeeeeHAW!!! Giddyup, Newt!!!
UNTRUE! UNTRUE! UNTRUE!
I guess if the NY Times says it, it must be true.
Thanks. I like your tagline too. I forget who’s quote that is. John Wayne?
Unfortunately but true, it is still considered the “paper of record” even by the conservatives.
>> I guess if the NY Times says it, it must be true.
The NYT desperately wants Santorum to win the nomination.
You are correct.Growing up I always thought that my dad came up with it because I heard it more than on one occasion.Then I became a big John Wayne fan.Sands of Iwo Jima.SGT,Striker.
Thanks. I thought that's where it came from.
This whole spin by the Huffpo is based on these unbound delegates deciding to jump ship and back the guy running a 13 point deficit against Obummer, running 14% nationally on RCP and winning a total of 2 solid red states that even Romney could pick up in the general. Wake me up when Newt is even mildly competitive in a swing state or a place we will need to beat Obummer.
Unfortunately even Gingrich is not disputing the NYTimes on this one.
You plying your nonsense again. Gingrich does lead in the Hard Delegate count over Santorum.
Sure they do. They'd just love to pit the Boy Scout in a Mr Rogers sweater against Hussein the Magnificent.
He's got structural weaknesses that Obama will draw blood from, and the NY Times knows that (even if some conservatives don't).
You’re very welcome.
I am a Newtonian.
I am glad he has more bound delegates than Santorum.
But the fact remains that Newt finished in third place or below in 9 of 10 Super Tuesday states.
If Newt gets beat in both AL and MS next Tuesday then there will need to be a sober discussion of strategy.
How about we see what goes on in Texas OK? romney aint closing the deal and santorum is due for a downturn after the media gets at him.
How about you wake up to this
So now you approve of big labor picking the GOP candidate for president.
How do you define “hard delegate”? That’s what Clinton too thought she had against Obama
OUCH! That will leave a mark.;)
You're tilted, friend. Are you seriously believing that Newt has more faith in the delegate count the NY Times, than what the RNC has put out?
Do you really want Obama to win that badly?
That's some of the silliest sh!t I ever heard.
Why Newt has the lead over Santorum in the hard delegate count is because he won the overall delegate total in these 3 states: Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Georgia where he mostly campaigned in for Super Tuesday.
Yeah. Because only losers worked to try and pick up people who normally don’t vote GOP.
What a sleaze Reagan was when he did this back in ‘76, ‘80 and ‘84. If you don’t recall, this is how Reagan tightened the race against Ford especially in TX.
I've shown you at least twice or more to a website that would tell you what it is, but you're too obtuse to see it.
Sheesh Guys no matter how hard you scream it. Does not change the Facts.
Newt leads Santorum in HARD Delegates. Hard Delegates cannot change there mind unless they have been released by the candidate.
Soft Delegate are nothing more than their ticket has been punched to the State Convention.
Also Newt has already said he will be going after these “Soft Delegates”
Well, perhaps you need to broaden your reading material.
Besides, FoxNews shares the same view on delegate count.
WHOO HOO! Please, please, just get Newt to California so I can at least say I voted for him!
I think Lazlo in Pa gave you the answer on that one. Even Gingrich isn’t claiming this absurdity.
Judging by your post I would say you are a "fair weather" Newtonian. You seem to have all of the negative scenarios worked out. Just as the general election is about electoral votes and not the popular vote, the primary is about delegates and not how many states a candidate wins.
At this point I would say Newt is in a strong position to move past Santorum. Then again, I AM a Newtonian.
Well, nothing changes the fact that Ricky is behind Gingrich in the total hard delegate count.
You must be daft. There is no doubt that Gingrich thinks he is behind Santo in the Hard Delegate count. It's there in black and white for all to see.
Oh, yeah. That's much better. If I can't stomach the NY Times, give me NY Times Lite.
Just why are you so all fired interested in pimping the delegate counts from left-leaning media outfits, over the delegate counts from the RNC?
“Just why are you so all fired interested in pimping the delegate counts from left-leaning media outfits, over the delegate counts from the RNC?”
Exactly. Jim Robinson needs to clean house again.
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?