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Analysis: Romney losses show disgruntled GOP base
Finance.Yahoo.com ^ | 03/14/2012 | STEVE PEOPLES

Posted on 03/14/2012 9:33:20 AM PDT by SoConPubbie

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney's losses in Alabama and Mississippi underscore a stark reality: The core of his party does not want him.

And that lingering conservative dissatisfaction — on display Tuesday night — threatens to follow Romney into a general election matchup against a Democratic president whose ability to inspire his base is not in question.

Romney's huge lead in the race for delegates to this summer's GOP nominating convention seemed forgotten for a night as Rick Santorum reveled in twin victories handed to him by conservatives and evangelicals who dominate the Republican electorate in the party's only remaining regional stronghold — the South.

Santorum's success and Romney's failure exposed deep divisions within a party torn between a conservative base that's looking for a candidate who is pure on GOP orthodoxy and the rest of the party, which is looking for a nominee able to beat President Barack Obama. Tuesday's outcomes also virtually ensure the increasingly nasty slog toward the Republican presidential nomination will consume even more of Romney's time, energy and money when he'd rather be focused solely on the general election, and Obama.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: romney

1 posted on 03/14/2012 9:33:30 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

“The core of his party does not want him.”

Understatement of the year.


2 posted on 03/14/2012 9:34:54 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Governor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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To: Psalm 144
core of his party does not want him.”

Just because he spends million$ on negative campaigning against "fellow" republicans, and just because we have no idea what his core stands for, is no reason to jump to the conclusion we don't want him...

3 posted on 03/14/2012 9:37:53 AM PDT by C210N
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To: Psalm 144

Then who is voting for him in the primaries? Leftist Dems?


4 posted on 03/14/2012 9:38:59 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: SoConPubbie

“Inevitable” ain’t cheap.


5 posted on 03/14/2012 9:39:31 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SoConPubbie
Well Duh!
6 posted on 03/14/2012 9:41:12 AM PDT by McGruff (Newt Gingrich, the closest thing we've got to Sarah Palin.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Then who is voting for him in the primaries? Leftist Dems?

Yes.

Can you say Open Primaries?

Furthermore, you have moderate Republicans who vote for him, the uninformed who only listen to FoxNews, and those who have bought into the meme of Romney being the only one who can win.
7 posted on 03/14/2012 9:41:18 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“Then who is voting for him in the primaries? Leftist Dems?” Yep! All Mittens has won in is Caucuses(- Iowa) and “Open” Primaries!


8 posted on 03/14/2012 9:42:31 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Futhermore, he needs 46% of the remaining vote to win the nomination outright, he won’t get 46% of the remaining vote and each primary he does not get 46% of the vote, that percentage only goes higher.


9 posted on 03/14/2012 9:42:59 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

there is one new opinion i’ve formed about last night’s results. i’ve always opposed romney on grounds of conscience. but now i perceive that romney is very weak and should see for himself that he should get out. i hope his supporters may start to realize this. he is clearly a fatally flawed candidate in terms of his supporter’s own criteria, electability.

as for mr. gingrich, if i were him, i’d pray and hear what our Lord has to say to him. if he is moved by God to stay in, then stay in. if not, well then i hope he can humble himself.


10 posted on 03/14/2012 9:44:19 AM PDT by dadfly
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Limbaugh notes that Romney is winning like a liberal. He’s winning population centers and his win map looks like Obama’s win map. He can’t possibly win those areas against Obama in the general election so he’ll have to win in all the area’s he’s losing now.


11 posted on 03/14/2012 9:46:12 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Then who is voting for him in the primaries? Leftist Dems?
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Nope; the Moderate and easily influenced, uninformed Pubbies. RINO dude only gets about 1/3 of the votes but Newt, Rick and Kook-daddy split the anti-Romney vote so he wins; except in Mississippi and Alabama.


12 posted on 03/14/2012 9:54:24 AM PDT by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy; Newt or Rick must win the nomination.)
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To: SoConPubbie
Filed under "......DUH!"

Having given it much thought, I've come to the conclusion why so many conservatives dislike and distrust Romney. He essentially is an amalgam of McCain, Kerry, and Obama.

13 posted on 03/14/2012 9:58:29 AM PDT by cincinnati65 (We've been taken for a ride - by Wall Street and Washington DC - Welcome to Amerika!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Ditto on that. Any open primary is very suspect.


14 posted on 03/14/2012 9:59:51 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (One, thinks he was great prez)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Then who is voting for him in the primaries? Leftist Dems?

1. The Leftist Pubs
2. The easily Duped and Uninformed
3. The bought and paid for
4. The GOP-E
5. The Winning without principles types
6. The Democrats (Open Primaries)

15 posted on 03/14/2012 10:04:21 AM PDT by Waryone (Mitt Romney, dangerous homosexualist and lying socialist)
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To: SoConPubbie

RINOmney...a potential infinite power source.

Just hook a generator to his rapidly rotating “position vane”.

He was, is, and always will be a vapid dork.


16 posted on 03/14/2012 10:05:25 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“Then who is voting for him in the primaries? Leftist Dems?”

Party First drones. Cult First Drones. Closet Buggery First and uncloseted Log Cabin drones. Closet Margaret Sanger enthusiasts. Global Warming drones. Portfolio first country club drones. NWO/Globalist/Transnational drones. Big Government drones. Women of a certain age who cannot see beyond a bulging wallet and expensive tie.

That about covers it for the pro-abortion, pro-sodomy, pro-government HealthControl, anti-Second Amendment, chickenhawk Republicans who support Bishop Willard. Pretty similar profile to those who still support McCain, Graham, Snowe, Murkowski, Boehner, Bush 1, Bush 2, Bush 2.5. The Rockefeller tail that has wagged the Reagan dog for the past generation, in a nutshell.

So yes, Leftist Democrats but for the fact they can balance a checkbook. Sometimes.


17 posted on 03/14/2012 10:07:47 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Governor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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To: SoConPubbie

IMO, fox and their ilk, to include a great many so called conservative organizations, commentators and such have screwed the pooch. They will be paying a long, long time for their, nobody but Mittens and every other candidate is a rotten SOB.

I have now lost count of the people whom I used to respect, but now wish them a painful trip to Hades.


18 posted on 03/14/2012 10:09:04 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (One, thinks he was great prez)
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To: dadfly

“as for mr. gingrich, if i were him, i’d pray and hear what our Lord has to say to him. if he is moved by God to stay in, then stay in. if not, well then i hope he can humble himself.”

That is very good advice. I admire Governor Perry for doing that very thing.


19 posted on 03/14/2012 10:10:08 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Governor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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To: Psalm 144

Let’s face it, the only thing that has kept Romney in this race is his money. In a battle of ideas and charisma, Romney would finish fourth, well below Ron Paul.

Imagine if Santorum or Newt had Romney’s campaign cash, plus a four year head start (Romney has been running since 2008).

The GOP establishment must face reality... the base just doesn’t like their annointed one.

Mitt Romney, the worst candidate money can buy.


20 posted on 03/14/2012 10:13:11 AM PDT by dmzTahoe
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To: Waryone

2, 3, 5 & 6 are redundant, aren’t they?


21 posted on 03/14/2012 10:19:02 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry Obummer and another 4yrs of Hell, anyday!)
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To: carriage_hill
Yep! (It did seem like I was repeating myself). :)
22 posted on 03/14/2012 10:24:36 AM PDT by Waryone (Mitt Romney, dangerous homosexualist and lying socialist)
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To: SoConPubbie
The Associated Press is soooooo clueless. Duhhh. Why do you hacks still have jobs?
23 posted on 03/14/2012 10:33:10 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Im sure thats some of it. However, the majority, I think, are mainstream republicans and ‘independents’. Those who couldn’t think critically if lead by the nose. They show up here all the time. BTW they’ll tell you they’re way smarted than most and regal you w/ their astounding Why Mitt Makes Sense ‘logic’. Stay tuned...


24 posted on 03/14/2012 10:46:23 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: SoConPubbie

An Internet friend responded to my recent email re. Romney’s past tilts to portside by observing that we have no choice but to support him if he is the nominee. While I want Obozo to go away ASAP, as of this writing, it’s not looking all that good.
My somewhat expanded reply follows.
The Obama smear machine will tear Romney to shreds. Here’s the narrative:
MR’s past and current positions are similar/identical to mine. You gonna vote for a rich, white pubbie over the first black president? A rich, white pubbie who was born with a mouth full of silver spoons who makes snap bets for 10K on TV and tells unemployed workers that his wife drives “...several Cadillacs...”? You gonna vote to send me away after I hiked your welfare benes? (Almost 50% of Americans are receiving those benes.) And the Dem’s will make sure ALL those supporters will get to the polls and, along with millions of illegals and the departed, vote early and often. (It’s the Chicago Way.)
And because the choice is between Obozo and Obozo Lite, a lot of the less committed and uninformed otherwise conservative voters may sit it out.
We need a clear CHOICE. We don’t need the establishment GOP favorite shoved down our throats by the same Beltway jerks who, according to Palin, REFUSED to allow her to expose Obozo’s marxist past in ‘08. That situation is but more evidence of the truth of some gallows humor popular with fellow cynics that the Dems want socialism NOW while the pubbies are content to wait a few days. The bad news from ‘08 is that the GOP establishment has become impatient.
With the MSM covering for Obozo again and the bulk of the electorate either ignorant of or supporting the dismantling of this nation, we’ve got trouble right here in River City.
I’m not sure this fight can be won — or even worth the effort. It now seems that fight will almost certainly move to a new and more “kinetic” level. This WILL get ugly.
All that said, I and many of those I know will NOT allow these treasonous criminals to steal the birthright so many others died to defend.
I guess we’ll see you at the polls. If that fails, it’s on to the barricades (figurative or literal) to carry on the fight the other side started.
“To every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or late. And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds, For the ashes of his fathers, And the temples of his Gods,”


25 posted on 03/14/2012 10:48:57 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (I really want Obozo to have another term -- in Leavenworth! 25 to life sounds about right.)
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To: SoConPubbie

An Internet friend responded to my recent email re. Romney’s past tilts to portside by observing that we have no choice but to support him if he is the nominee. While I want Obozo to go away ASAP, as of this writing, it’s not looking all that good.
My somewhat expanded reply follows.
The Obama smear machine will tear Romney to shreds. Here’s the narrative:
MR’s past and current positions are similar/identical to mine. You gonna vote for a rich, white pubbie over the first black president? A rich, white pubbie who was born with a mouth full of silver spoons who makes snap bets for 10K on TV and tells unemployed workers that his wife drives “...several Cadillacs...”? You gonna vote to send me away after I hiked your welfare benes? (Almost 50% of Americans are receiving those benes.) And the Dem’s will make sure ALL those supporters will get to the polls and, along with millions of illegals and the departed, vote early and often. (It’s the Chicago Way.)
And because the choice is between Obozo and Obozo Lite, a lot of the less committed and uninformed otherwise conservative voters may sit it out.
We need a clear CHOICE. We don’t need the establishment GOP favorite shoved down our throats by the same Beltway jerks who, according to Palin, REFUSED to allow her to expose Obozo’s marxist past in ‘08. That situation is but more evidence of the truth of some gallows humor popular with fellow cynics that the Dems want socialism NOW while the pubbies are content to wait a few days. The bad news from ‘08 is that the GOP establishment has become impatient.
With the MSM covering for Obozo again and the bulk of the electorate either ignorant of or supporting the dismantling of this nation, we’ve got trouble right here in River City.
I’m not sure this fight can be won — or even worth the effort. It now seems that fight will almost certainly move to a new and more “kinetic” level. This WILL get ugly.
All that said, I and many of those I know will NOT allow these treasonous criminals to steal the birthright so many others died to defend.
I guess we’ll see you at the polls. If that fails, it’s on to the barricades (figurative or literal) to carry on the fight the other side started.
“To every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or late. And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds, For the ashes of his fathers, And the temples of his Gods,”


26 posted on 03/14/2012 10:49:40 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (I really want Obozo to have another term -- in Leavenworth! 25 to life sounds about right.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Global warming, gun controlling, healthcare/obamacare creator, homosexual supporting, northeast fake smiling country club elitist ...... Gee what’s not to like????

ROMNEY=RINO=McCain=Dole= Obama presidency.


27 posted on 03/14/2012 10:55:22 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: US Navy Vet; Jack Hydrazine
Also keep in mind he's getting 98% of the Mormon vote and they turn out in huge numbers. 25% of the voters in Nevada were Mormon but they're only 7% of the population.

Even 50% in the exit poll yesterday said they thought he was the most likely to be Obama. Thankfully a lot of those stood on principle and voted "no" anyway.

28 posted on 03/14/2012 11:05:44 AM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: SoConPubbie

GOP wouldn’t have these problems if they would quit promising and pushing the next big RINO as frontrunner.

If we wanted a democrat, we would vote for one that at least admits he is a democrat.

They can’t win without conservatives.

Either they get a clue or they will be out to pasture.


29 posted on 03/14/2012 11:11:21 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Dick Vomer

If Romney wins, how are we supposed to oppose him? What if his “version” of Republicanism is popular? He’ll be delivering it for 8 years, Christie for another 8, and by that time conservatives will be more marginalized than they are in most Western European countries. At least if Obama’s reelected we can motivate the base to pack the Congress in 2014 and try again for the Presidency in 4 years.


30 posted on 03/14/2012 11:16:12 AM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: SoConPubbie
The real news was that the "core" of Gingrich supporters didn't want newt, they voted for Santorum.

Romney still picked up delegates. If Gingrich would actually stop splitting the conservative vote, Santorum would decisively beat Romney.

31 posted on 03/14/2012 11:16:52 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: no dems

I would add women who were EASILY fooled by the recent contraception=abortion tactic of the commie Obama.


32 posted on 03/14/2012 11:50:48 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: JediJones

You are exactly correct. I’d vote for Obama over Romney. I want my enemies in front and not beside me where they can easily stick a knife in your back.


33 posted on 03/14/2012 2:46:03 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: cripplecreek

Newt OR Santorum would beat Willard in any state, other than Mass, if they were running alone against him.

He’s the weakest GOP candidate in the last 100 years.


34 posted on 03/14/2012 3:46:26 PM PDT by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: pfflier

Santorum beat Newt in Miss and Alabama because Faux News has NEVER unloaded on Santorum they way they have Newt. Santorum has been given a free ride compared to the vicious attacks from all the media, Fox News being the worst, for daring to challenge their annointed liberal Willard. If day in day out Santorum had been trashed by Faux the same way they trashed Newt, Professor Gingrich would have won both states going away. Now that is a fact folks.


35 posted on 03/14/2012 3:51:10 PM PDT by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: NKP_Vet
Now that is a fact folks.

" “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts"

Daniel Patrick Moynihan

36 posted on 03/14/2012 4:00:19 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: Psalm 144

thanks. these things are so complicated. it is better to trust and call for help the Lord, not just our own thought processes in these matters.


37 posted on 03/14/2012 7:57:58 PM PDT by dadfly
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