Skip to comments.How Gingrich's Candidacy Could Help Santorum
Posted on 03/14/2012 9:27:16 PM PDT by VinL
When Mitt Romney walked into the West Virginia Republican delegate convention on Feb. 5, 2008, he had every reason to believe that he was about to notch a key Super Tuesday victory that would help spark his candidacy.
The Romney campaign had been laying the groundwork in West Virginia for a year-and-a-half, while John McCain and Mike Huckabee barely had a footprint in the state. West Virginia's system that year awarded 18 of its convention delegates based on the results of a vote taken by 1,207 county delegates who had gathered that day in a giant ballroom in Charleston.
This rule placing delegate allocation in the hands of party regulars, rather than voters, was assumed to be a major asset for the well-organized Romney. But the system ended up being his downfall.
After Romney fell just short of the 50 percent threshold required to win on the first ballot, McCains and Ron Pauls forces defected en masse to Huckabee on the second ballot, propelling the former Arkansas governor to just over 50 percent of the vote -- and a win. Romney dropped out of the race two days later.
The former Massachusetts governors unpleasant experience in the Mountain State serves as a reminder that if he fails to secure the 1,144 delegates needed to win the Republican presidential nomination on the first ballot of the 2012 Republican National Convention, all bets may be off.
By any measure..
(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...
So (sic) bytthe reasoning of the very article being cited favorably here.......
Who is citing it favorably?
Absolutely on point! Indeed 57% of Gingrich voters would migrate to Santorum. This is why like in AR, Santorum scored a big win with over 51% of the vote.
Well, you didn’t put a “Barf alert” on it, or say anything unfavorable about it in the comments. But yes, you didn’t say anything particularly positive either.
BTW, anybody on the Gingrich team know what happened to TBBT? I just noticed I haven’t seen a post by that freeper in over a month.
Paul needs to get out of the race!
But yes, you didnt say anything particularly positive either.
Right; I posted w/o comment as to its content; as a matter potentially of interest to some. So, another erroneous, flawed post that you have directed at me— it’s getting tedious.
Rick would need 66% of the remaining 1358 delegates to get to 1144. That isn’t going to happen.
If they can keep Romney from getting the number needed, then his camp will have to think real hard not only a VP slot, but about the Platform AND the stance they must take after the Convention.
i”m sorry you are so used to perfect people. I acknowledged the error, that’s really all I can do because I haven’t got my own time machine.