Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

California Republicans Get Behind Mitt Romney [Leads Santorum by 19 Points: Nominated Sealed?]
LATimes ^ | March 25, 2012 | Seema Mehta

Posted on 03/24/2012 7:33:04 PM PDT by Steelfish

California Republicans Get Behind Mitt Romney The national front-runner has a substantial lead in the state over Rick Santorum, with other rivals trailing in the distance. But there's little enthusiasm for the GOP field overall.

By Seema Mehta March 25, 2012 Republican voters in California have swung behind Mitt Romney, with the national presidential front-runner crushing his rivals by double digits and substantially expanding his support in the state, a new poll has found.

Romney won 42% of registered Republican voters, with his closest rival, Rick Santorum, trailing by 19 points, according to the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll. Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul were a distant third and fourth.

Romney's support has risen by 15 points since a November USC/Times poll, when Herman Cain was his closest competitor. (The former businessman has since dropped out.)

Yet there remains a palpable lack of enthusiasm for the Republican field. Half of GOP voters said they wished other candidates were running for president.

Barbara Foley, a 73-year-old Republican, said she would prefer former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio or Rep. Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin. She decided to vote for Romney by process of elimination — she says Santorum is too socially conservative, Gingrich is smart but a "loose cannon," and Paul — "well, I just think he's nuttier than a fruitcake."

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: ca2012; cagop; romney; santorum

1 posted on 03/24/2012 7:33:10 PM PDT by Steelfish
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

Things can change between now and then. Plus, aren’t California’s delegates awarded winner-take-all by Congressional district and not winner-take-all for the state as a whole? If so, Rick should pick up delegates in inland California.


2 posted on 03/24/2012 7:37:56 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands (Mitt Romney is a handbasket driver. I refuse to ride.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Engraved-on-His-hands

RomObama wins where GOP loses and loses where GOP wins.


3 posted on 03/24/2012 7:43:18 PM PDT by Mechanicos (Why does the DOE have a SWAT Team?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

Newt would’ve won the California I grew up in (1960-74) but John Edwards would do well in today’s California GOP race.


4 posted on 03/24/2012 7:45:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Agree- but then again some would say thrice-married Gingrich might just pull it off especially if he converts to Kaballah.


5 posted on 03/24/2012 7:49:59 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

I’m not voting for Romney if he’s the candidate.

I’ll just say home.

Sorry.


6 posted on 03/24/2012 7:55:04 PM PDT by gaijin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

It seems most Republicans have become as deranged as the general populace.


7 posted on 03/24/2012 7:57:21 PM PDT by onedoug
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

Mr. Reagan won in 1966, even though he’d been married twice. That’s a long time ago. Is Ricky superior to those of us who’ve been divorced?


8 posted on 03/24/2012 7:57:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

3 people in my home will be voting for Newt.


9 posted on 03/24/2012 7:57:58 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think you missed my point. Being divorced or thrice married would be a necessary pre-qualification for CA voters. This is why Gingrich might have a shot at winning in CA


10 posted on 03/24/2012 7:59:53 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

The California Republican Party used to be pretty conservative. They were not necessarily a majority of the voters, but conservatives were a majority within the party.

But Bush, Rove, and Arnold pretty much destroyed that.


11 posted on 03/24/2012 8:11:52 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

Another blue state Romney will win. Why on Earth does Fox News find this so exciting. This is tragic. What should matter is the red states and purple states and who wins them. Sure winning Florida, Ohio, and Michigan are probably pretty good, but Illinois and California???? Really? We are going to lose this election by historic proportions if Romney is our nominee.


12 posted on 03/24/2012 8:13:04 PM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

I can understand being married twice. One is inexperienced at the first marriage and could easily make a mistake.

But being married three times? No, at that point I’d say something is wrong with you.


13 posted on 03/24/2012 8:14:10 PM PDT by OldPossum
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: OldPossum
But being married three times? No, at that point I’d say something is wrong with you.

Not necessarily. As a friend of mine once explained, after his fifth wife divorced him, it was simply a case of poor wife selection skills. Somehow, he'd married five bad wives.

14 posted on 03/24/2012 8:20:17 PM PDT by okie01
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: OldPossum

Don’t judge a man until you walk in his shoes?
First marriage=divorce
Second marriage=spouse dies
Third marriage=still going after 32 yrs.

Lots of things happen in this life that some of you don’t have to experience, thank goodness.
Those of us who have had these hard times don’t need others looking down their noses at us and saying there’s something wrong with us.


15 posted on 03/24/2012 8:21:32 PM PDT by IceAge
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

Not this California Republican.


16 posted on 03/24/2012 8:52:56 PM PDT by RacerX1128 (Cornered in CA)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

I thought Two-State Newt had his eyes on CA. By the time CA comes, no one will still be in the race but Mittens anyway.


17 posted on 03/24/2012 9:07:58 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people have again let us down in this election cycle.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

I supported Perry, then Cain, then Gingrich, and now Santorum.

When the time comes, I will support the nominee.

At least the longer Mitt has to campaign against other Republicans, we can count on him making ever more conservative speeches.

His Illinois speech was his most conservative yet, as Rush says.

He may not be sincere but at least we can try to hold him to his promises later. Now if we can just get him to denounce his previous stance on anthropogenic global warming, and the health care insurance mandate..... (among others).


18 posted on 03/24/2012 9:17:27 PM PDT by zipper (espions sur les occupants)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mechanicos

RomObama wins where GOP loses and loses where GOP wins.”

This is exactly the point. The goobers in blue states are choosing the nominee. It works for the Rino R Establishment...


19 posted on 03/24/2012 9:18:00 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

Your screwball zelot Saint is still going to lose. So you just keep up your “thrice-married Gingrich” crap and know that I will be LMAO when I hear you crying.


20 posted on 03/24/2012 9:21:56 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

It ain’t over until the Etch-a-Sketch gets erased.


21 posted on 03/24/2012 9:22:14 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gator113

Keep supporting your “lunar colony” dead-man walking. I think the voters have had “enough” of his big ideas, he’s coming a distant third even in La. Wow! that takes an achievement.


22 posted on 03/24/2012 9:31:05 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Gator113

Keep supporting your “lunar colony” dead-man walking. I think the voters have had “enough” of his big ideas, he’s coming a distant third even in La. Wow! that takes an achievement.


23 posted on 03/24/2012 9:31:17 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: zipper

You make a good point. It’s anybody but Obama for me.


24 posted on 03/24/2012 9:33:02 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

Mitt can’t top 42% in what is essentially a two man race now. Not very impressive.


25 posted on 03/24/2012 10:05:30 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

I may just have to get with some enterprising Freepers and other Conservatives to get a billboard or two out, Ben Franklin style.

Mitt Newt.....


26 posted on 03/25/2012 12:10:02 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: zipper
His Illinois speech was his most conservative yet

And it was at that point milt's adviser reminded nervous members of the msm and Rino establishment that milt is an Etch-a-Sketch. Therefore, any "offensive" statements milt may have made in the Illinois speech can be wiped away in the wave of a hand.

27 posted on 03/25/2012 12:37:54 AM PDT by rhinohunter (Not voting for etchamitt...no way...no how)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: zipper
His Illinois speech was his most conservative yet

And it was at that point milt's adviser reminded nervous members of the msm and Rino establishment that milt is an Etch-a-Sketch. Therefore, any "offensive" statements milt may have made in the Illinois speech can be wiped away in the wave of a hand.

28 posted on 03/25/2012 12:38:30 AM PDT by rhinohunter (Not voting for etchamitt...no way...no how)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish
This discription " a palpable lack of enthusiasm for the Republican field" is just the medias way of tying to bring down enthusiasm for getting rid of zer0. Stay positive, Getting rid of the cancer in the White House is what this is all about. I am excited about that ! Can't wait to vote.
29 posted on 03/25/2012 1:29:34 AM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

<<<<<<<Mr. Reagan won in 1966, even though he’d been married twice. That’s a long time ago. Is Ricky superior to those of us who’ve been divorced?<<<<<<<<<<<<

Of course not. But Ricky, as you dismissively refer to him, courageously points out the devastating toll of the crumbling American family. Neither socialism nor Ryan budget plans cannot solve the problem of selfish, materialistic, child-abandoning parents. Our nation has a 50 percent divorce rate. Forty percent of babies are born out of wedlock and many will head for the welfare rolls or jail.

The welfare state prospers when the family does not. Kudos to Santorum for pointing out the truth.


30 posted on 03/25/2012 6:40:40 AM PDT by heye2monn
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: okie01
Not necessarily. As a friend of mine once explained, after his fifth wife divorced him, it was simply a case of poor wife selection skills. Somehow, he'd married five bad wives.

As I said, something is wrong with the person if he marries more than twice. In this instance, there's something really wrong with that person's judgment.

31 posted on 03/25/2012 9:36:35 AM PDT by OldPossum
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: IceAge

Ref your post 15, I had no reference at all to someone whose marriage ends in death. Why should I, for goodness sakes? And, as I pointed out, I completely understand divorce in the instance of the first marriage, one is often young and naive in those marriages.

I have reference to those men who engage in serial marriages because they come across younger and more beautiful babes. Rush Limbaugh comes immediately to mind. And I believe there is something wrong with him and others like him. For one thing, they cannot comprehend the meaning of “til death do us part.” The marriage vows mean nothing to them.


32 posted on 03/25/2012 9:44:16 AM PDT by OldPossum
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

California’s delegates would be seated between the Red Chinese and the North Korean delegations at a real Republican Convention...

Sheesh.


33 posted on 03/25/2012 9:57:15 AM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rhinohunter

True, and it’s not like his winks to the MSM will help him. They’re still in the tank for the Usurper. They’ll turn on him in a NY heartbeat the moment he wins the primary, just like they did with McLame.


34 posted on 03/25/2012 12:23:08 PM PDT by zipper (espions sur les occupants)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson