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NBC: Romney Wins Illinois Republican Party [Romney Wins Big In IL]
MSNBC ^ | March 20, 2012

Posted on 03/20/2012 5:47:47 PM PDT by Steelfish

NBC: Romney Wins Illinois Republican Party By Michael O'Brien,

Mitt Romney won the Illinois Republican primary with some ease on Tuesday evening, allowing him to likely add at his advantage over his rivals in the tally of delegates needed to secure the party's presidential nomination.

NBC News projected that Romney had won the contest, the lone presidential primary taking place on Tuesday, shortly after polls closed. The primary offered Republicans maybe their best chance yet of a genuine one-on-one battle between the former Massachusetts governor and Santorum, his chief competitor for the Republican nod.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: il2012
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To: Clintonfatigued

....u g h

141 posted on 03/20/2012 7:26:14 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Establishment is the establishment.)
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To: ScottfromNJ
Enough with the GOP RINO establishment. Time for a third party conservative candidate.

I'm with you Scott. Tonight reminds me of why I officially left the Republican party about four years ago to become independent.

I will not vote for Romney no matter who he picks as VP. I did that in 2008 (voted for VP). Never again!

142 posted on 03/20/2012 7:27:01 PM PDT by The Citizen Soldier (America needs Gingrich in 2012 about as much as England needed Churchill in 1940!)
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To: montanajoe
montana, I agree with your sentiments. Once again we Conservatives are being asked to gobble up yet another sh*t sandwich. But again, the potential reality is that Romney may very well be the GOP candidate. For some, their option will be to simply not vote. I get it...i really do. I had originally purposed this same decision, but I find myself changing my position. It's not that I've all of a sudden become a Romney supporter; it's that I do not want a Marxist running our nation for another four years. My feeling (and that of a growing number IMHO) is that as bad as Romney might be, he doesn't hate the country, and doesn't have as his mission to destroy it.

If Obama is elected our fate is sealed...period. At least with Romney (should he win the primary) we have a chance. Again, I completely understand where you're coming from, and the utter frustration that you and others feel.

143 posted on 03/20/2012 7:28:34 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: cripplecreek

I heard they expected Romney to win by 20. Is that right. Right now Romney is at 47.4 and Rick at 34.5 with 75% in. Rick might walk with some delegates.

144 posted on 03/20/2012 7:30:22 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed)
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To: true believer forever

I have much in common with Newt. If we voted for someone that resembled ourselves, I would choose Newt over everyone else. Newt strikes me of someone who is an idea man who can come up with great principles.

We need someone like Washington. Washington - wasn’t known for his ability to covey ideas, but to maintain a consistant footing in times of great trial. I’m willing to sacrifice ideas for consistancy, someone that I can trust at the end of the day.

I guess I see it like this. I wish I could be as good a man as Santorum is for his family, and I admire how he has raised them and conducted himself.

So that is why I supported Santorum over Newt. Now, I think it’s more pragmatism, Newt didn’t get it done when he needed to. It’s hard enough for Santorum to catch Romney - let alone Newt. We don’t have the luxury of time (as we once had), to sit and decide.

All due respect to Newt - I believe that Santorum has the best chance of defeating both Romney and Obama.

145 posted on 03/20/2012 7:30:32 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: Norm Lenhart
My take is to dislodge the GOP rinos and install a conservative GOP/RNC. It may not happen tomorrow. But, I'm0 in for the long haul. It's easy to concoct scenarios where you look good when you don't get your way but its still the same ol' stuff.

You either vote against obmama,frankly I don't see obama and romney as equivalents,or help them, hurt us.Still not rocket science.

146 posted on 03/20/2012 7:30:41 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: rodguy911
"If you fail to vote for the Republican nominee you have just helped obama. A man who wants to destroy the future for your kids.Once again, its not rocket science."




I refuse to deny my children a CHANCE to save their country--a chance to give them some TIME to turn things around. I love my kids and my country too much to let them go down come November.

147 posted on 03/20/2012 7:31:36 PM PDT by Miss Behave (All ways, always.)
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To: Christie at the beach

“They cost us this. The no one but Rick, stubborness.”

The social Conservative, one issue voter, has destroyed this party. They have tunnel vision and nothing will sway them from it. It’s what has given us the second Obama term.

148 posted on 03/20/2012 7:32:02 PM PDT by MissouriConservative (Voting Newt in 2012.)
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To: JCBreckenridge
Your not worshiping at the altar of Newt.
149 posted on 03/20/2012 7:32:33 PM PDT by mimaw
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To: Linda Frances

It’s done by Congressional district, Winner take all. Which is why Santorum’s showing downstate is so crucial.

Doesn’t matter if Romney blows him out in Cook - what does matter is if Santorum can win the rest. So with his good showing downstate he’s going to take more than a few delegates tonight.

150 posted on 03/20/2012 7:32:58 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: Steelfish

For Romney 47%
For Anyone But Romney 53%

IN a state that will vote for Obama as noted above...

But with the winner-take-all states coming, how do we keep Romney below the nominating threshhold?

151 posted on 03/20/2012 7:34:13 PM PDT by muffaletaman (ABOAR)
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To: rodguy911

The way I see it, it’s just going to take not giving up, and a LOT of re-education of the independent ignorants and the conservatives who claim to be conservatives, but are really just RINOs — or are just good people but too busy to educate themselves on politics.

You almost just have to feel sorry for them and how ignorant they are. It’s not something that can be easily overcome.

We battle the media, we battle the distracting sporting events, men who golf, women who work, soccer moms, suburbanites, mall zombies, American Idol, and all the rest of the “idols” Americans enjoy.

If Romney becomes the nominee, I will have to go with it, just vote my republican heart out, and hope and be involved and DO NOT LET UP on these leaders anywhere in Congress. It’s always going to be a small number of patriots that saves this nation.

Would Romney directly attack the Catholic church? I don’t feel he would. Would he state that he needs a “civilian army?” I doubt it. Would he take dozens of vacations on the taxpayer’s dime? I don’t think he would do that either.

He’ll be hideous, but he would not be utterly evil, marxist, or entirely phony or corrupt, or a closet homo.

All of that said, I’m STILL 100% in support of this thing going to a brokered fight in the end. 100%. And even if Newt never gets near the WH, he’s now an open platform from which to speak ...and never let up.

Just give it time ...give it time.

152 posted on 03/20/2012 7:35:09 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: rodguy911

To each their own. I want to see anyone explain how consistently voting for people who go against what you believe in is a good idea. I want to see someone explain why ‘this time is different’ compared to all the other times it was different and why Lucy will not yank the football away.

I want someone to explain why it is that a third party 10 months ago was insane and today so many people want that very thing now that it’s too late to form one with a candidate and a chance to win.

I want to see someone explain how voting for BeelzeBub instead of Lucifer forwards the conservative cause.

Explain that and Romney gets my vote. And I do not see that happening.

153 posted on 03/20/2012 7:37:22 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: StPaulRevert
-> Divide and conquer may have been the strategy all along They wanted Mittens and the only way to do it was by dividing real conservatives I WON’T VOTE FOR ROBAMNEY under any circumstance

Yes, I am very angry because we had a strong plan to beat Romney and the 2 sides refused to come together. It was such a beautiful (conservative) plan-we could have rolled Mitt over with all of our forces coming in as one. Rick is still running tonight against Newt and that is not working. It is becoming painful to watch our 2 sides to do this. It looks bad. The left-wingers on TV were gloating that Romney beat Rick and Newt was fighting to stay in 3rd or 4th. They all will be popping champagne tonight. The best person to bring in reforms and have the best shot at Obama is in 3rd. I hope the GOP has fun selling Romneycare. Turn out continues to be down. CBS reporting that nearly half of Mitt and Rick's voters were dissatisfied with the person they voted for so kinda protest votes. Praying a new person comes out of the convention. Our only hope in saving America. The GOP can die with Romneycare as far as I'm concerned.

154 posted on 03/20/2012 7:40:10 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Steelfish

Newt was running ads on radio against Santorum on radio here as late as this morning.

155 posted on 03/20/2012 7:40:23 PM PDT by mimaw
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

“I’m getting a little tired of Santorum supporters believing that I’m some “mind-numbed robot” who will vote the way someone tells me to.”

That is the Santorum brigades way of explaining their candidates loss. It’s always “Newt’s fault” for not bowing out and pointing “his people” to Romney lite. The same could be said of Santorum. If he would have bowed out and backed Newt in Florida, Newt would have this sewn up by now.

The Santorum lovers can kiss my white backside.

156 posted on 03/20/2012 7:40:41 PM PDT by MissouriConservative (Voting Newt in 2012.)
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To: Steelfish

Has Romney won a red state yet?

157 posted on 03/20/2012 7:43:23 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: JCBreckenridge

I am still worried about Mittens getting 50%. Some of the huge population centers have not updated their totals in a while.

Cook county has been sitting at 79% for over an hour. Dupage and Kane have barely reported any results. Both will favor Mittens by huge margins.

158 posted on 03/20/2012 7:43:34 PM PDT by Bailee
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To: MissouriConservative

Your the one-issue tunneler, in your petty animosity toward social conservatives.

159 posted on 03/20/2012 7:44:18 PM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: Bailee

It’s very hard to move it that much at this point.

Romney should be capped to 48 percent. I would be surprised to see it change more than that.

160 posted on 03/20/2012 7:47:26 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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