Skip to comments.Santorum's Ala. delegates will unite with nominee IF..... Ala. GOP Chair warns Newt against division
Posted on 04/21/2012 3:20:10 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Rick Santorum, the winner of Alabama's Republican presidential primary, hasn't released his 22 Alabama delegates to support another candidate, but delegates said they expect to unite behind Mitt Romney if he locks up the GOP nomination.
....Santorum won Alabama's GOP primary March 13, picking up 22 delegates, compared with 13 for Newt Gingrich and 12 for Romney.
Even though Santorum has suspended his campaign, the rules of the Alabama Republican Party bind his delegates to him until he releases them.
Dean participated in a conference call with Santorum on Monday, during which the former Pennsylvania senator told delegates he has no immediate plans to release them. Dean said Santorum is hanging on to the delegates for now to make sure conservative principles play an important role at the Republican National Convention in late August.
Delegate Tom Powers of Clanton said that if Romney gets the 1,144 delegates needed to secure the nomination before the August convention, he expects Santorum to release his Alabama delegates and encourage everyone to give Romney a 100 percent vote in Tampa, Fla.
Delegate Tripp Skipper of Anniston, an aide to Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, said that even though Santorum was his first choice, Romney appears to be the presumptive nominee.
"I'd much rather have Governor Romney as president than President Obama," Skipper said.
State Party Chairman Bill Armistead said it was obvious that Romney would win the nomination. He said some of Santorum's supporters in Alabama are already helping Romney's campaign, and he expects more to come on board.
Gingrich is still seeking the nomination and has his 13 Alabama delegates. Armistead said he hopes Gingrich won't become divisive because "there is no path to victory for him to get the nomination."
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Naughty Newt...didn’t give poooor Santorum his delegates.
So Santorum could drop out.
Santorum was NEVER going to be the nominee.
The reason he did so much better than anyone thought possible...people thought Newt was stained, panicked, and took Rick as the anti Romney standard bearer Mr. Perfect, and Romney was so AWFUL he stood up against him beyond expectations.
But there was an outer limit. He reached it. End of story. Had to leave before losing PA, his home state, which he had lost before by 17 pts.
Newt is the far superior candidate and potential president than either Rick or Mitt. The difference is astonishing. He is everything they are NOT. Many times over.
I’m glad he’s there. Rick wasn’t going to be it...whatever it was, to Rick, I’m still not quite clear.
I’m clear with Newt.
Let’s face it, though, the E will have none of it. All roads lead to Mitt, no matter which one you try to go down.
You’re so smart, CWCT...how does it feel to go in circles like everyone else?
And you do.
The princes at the princess hotel.
Come on horse, sing dam you sing!
It’s obvious from watching Fox News Special Report, listening to Rush’s fill-in host Mark Davis, suffering through Shawn Hannity’s farcical neutrality, reading print media, etc that the GOP-e is well aware that the base is fuming. So they’re alternately complimenting Newt and pouring cold water on any coverage and/or ridiculing him. They must pry his supporters away and force everyone into Mitt’s corner. They’re pleading with Mitt to reach out to the base — but at the same time saying Mitt needs to move to the middle now.
The problem is, the primary isn’t over. The RNC has screwed this up royally and they’re blaming us for their misguided, arrogant actions.
Odd, we were just speaking about Jeb the other day, wondering if Mitt might have the gall to tap him for VP.
Now, out comes a poll showing ONLY Jeb could help Mitt in FL.
This AL GOP-E bigwig shows you what Newt faced, even down south.
I’m willing to bet this guy was bought long ago.
Go figure. The delegates pledged to one RINO will bolt for the other RINO.
Wonder if all those conservatives in Alabama who voted for Santorum thinking he was a conservative feel betrayed yet?
Wouldn't surprise me. You'd be amazed at how stuck on themselves some of these unelected politicos can be once they become the "almighty state chair of the Republican Party" or some other "high-ranking" official like that. If some politician doesn't kowtow or pay the "proper respect," then they'll use all the influence they can squeeze from their position against him or her.
But then he demures and says, but Marco would be best. Really? The Bushes have the drapes measured for another White House stay in 8 years (probably 4). I bet Marco knows he will have to wait his turn but that he will be useful campaigning with the cardboard Mass moderate to bring out conservatives and the Hispanic vote.
I'm waiting for Mitt to start parroting Rick Perry on "seal the border, strategic fencing, kill off the cartels and no amnesty." Rick Perry (as a border governor) spoke the truth because he understands and wants to fix the problem, while Mitt parroted what he was told to get the votes (while lying and saying Newt called Spanish a getto language) and once in office Romney WON'T DO A DAMN thing to fix border security or the illegal immigration situation.
Which shows us yet another reason why actual conservatives need to toss these bigwig types out on their cans.
The combined of Santorum and Newt against Romney was overwhelming in AL.
Does this E lapdog care?
Romney Assumes Role as Leader of GOP "PHOENIX (AP) - Mitt Romney is assuming his new role as leader of the Republican Party as his campaign works to integrate with the Republican National Committee.
On Friday, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee addressed a gathering of state GOP chairs and members in Phoenix. Reading from a list, he rattled off the names of his primary challengers and thanked them, saying they "fought hard and well." Those listed included Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul, who are still campaigning against him.
Sen. John McCain, the party's 2008 nominee, and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus introduced Romney to the gathering of about 200 people.
Priebus told the former Massachusetts governor he wanted to welcome him "in a formal way, to greet a family here."
For sure...Marco actually blurted out that he doesn’t want to be VP now...because why?
We know it’s Jeb’s turn.
Marco knows he can’t cut in the line.
Here’s the hook they can hang Jeb on for us peons down here...quote: you know we can’t beat Obama without FL, so we have no choice but to pick Jeb.
Colombia and Jeb Bush with Laura and George W. Bush
Jan 11, 2012 - (CNN) - Christmas may be over, but a Jeb Bush presidential bid was apparently on the wish list for George and Laura Bush.
The former first lady told a Florida audience Wednesday that she and her husband, the former president, hoped her brother-in-law would decide to run for president this year. Source
More to secure his status as 'next in line' for 2016...
Why is it that Newt is being accused of being "divisive" again? I don't see romney giving up the portion of 'the pie' he's carved out and 'divided' up for himself. In fact the way I see it romney's the punkass bullying chump that rushes the desert table and tries to hog all the desert for himself; "metaphorically" speaking of course.
This country is in trouble if romney's the Republican nominee.
But this would be much easier than running for president...be picked for VP, and either way...by winning and serving in the office, or losing but not the one to blame, you would be next in line for president, next time.
And then it would be, Sarah WHO?
Yet I do see the mindset in this posted Laura comment.
Another one was when Bar said she had met Sarah, she’s quite beautiful, I hope she stays in AK, if you know what I mean, wink wink.
Mitt can’t win on his merits but has the money and the morals needed to bury his conservative opposition — and the nerve to declare himself the nominee.
But he is not there yet......
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