Skip to comments.With Newt...All the way to Tampa! [Vanity]
Posted on 04/22/2012 3:32:10 PM PDT by bigoil
President Bush: 'Colin, Do you know what a burn card is?'
Secretary Powell: 'No sir.'
President Bush: [chuckling] 'Someday I gotta teach you to play some Texas Hold 'em.'
--Oliver Stone's 'W.'
By all estimates, Mittwit will fall 70-120 delegates shy of the 1144 needed to secure the Republican nomination for President of the United States on the first ballot in Tampa, Florida.
This fact, coupled with the likely scenario of Mittwit being ten points down to Obama in Ohio, North Carolina, and Colorado the first week in August will sound the death knell of his candidacy.
The Establishment will tell Mittwit [very politely mind you] that they gave him all of the endorsements and financial support they could muster:
'Sorry old sport; tough breaks and all that but you came up just a little bit short. Now be a good fellow and release your delegates so we can 'fix' this thing.'
The 'White Horse' will pull up lame on the back stretch before he is sent to his final destination: The Glue Factory.
Mittwit is the Establishment's 'burn card'.
Then again, I could be wrong and the 'stupid party' could live up to its marquee billing and Mittwit, despite his poor 'endowment', somehow still secures the Republican nomination for President.
At that most unhappy moment, I would counsel the Lamestream Media to stock up on yellow Christmas tree lightbulbs [made in China dontcha know] for their Electoral College map thingy that they like to show off on election night.
They're going to need 'em...lots of 'em.
Because the TEA Party is going to tie a yellow ribbon 'round this old Great Republic:
Sarah Palin for President.
Rand Paul for Vice-President.
All eleven states of the Old Confederacy and every state stacked on top of Texas clear up to the Canadian border will be painted Gadsen Yellow.
And that's just the opening salvo...
But I'm getting ahead of myself; that's for a Latter-Day. For now, it is NEWT...All the way to Tampa!
Come and Take It...Establishment!
newt in tampa...watch out for the anoles!
oliver stone, who's "wall street" managed to sell seats even though not a single character had a new york accent.
I would love to see Mitt denied the nomination but have no illusions that a brokered convention would be run by the RNC and RINOs. There is no way Romney gets 1000 delegates and is still not given the top spot. A “brokered convention” would just end up being some dickering over the 2nd spot and platform language.
Wife & I both will be in Ft. Worth for the TX GOP Convention. Would love to go to Tampa, but that is a really big long shot.
May 29th is Texas’s day to shine. We will finally have out primary. If we are approved by the RNC for winner-take-all we should open some eyes. (155 delegates)
Wall Streeters (I spent my career on Wall St) are preppies!
You have been listening much to your enemy of Newt state party chairman, I see.
Did you just get your predictions from him, or do you have a crystal ball?
Well, you make a good point. In fact that is what is so terribly wrong with Wall Street. But I digress.
However, have you ever been on an actual exchange? If I recall, I think the token trading-floor scene in the movie did actually feature a real floor trader of the classic ilk. SI or whatever.
The preppies run Wall St...but they are not very good at it.
I have been on the floor of the NYSE Exchange only a couple of times.
I was an investment banker...we and the traders were the heart of WS. The exchanges were the bowels.
That said, WS is a soul devouring place if one is not careful. It took me years to recover myself after leaving.
Of course, I still love it!;-)
I think you are correct there. Newt once said it will be easier for him to beat obama than the republic establishment. And, when you think about it, he's probably right...
He definitely needs BIG TIME BACKROOM LEVERAGE going into the convention - and that is a real poser. So far the only thing he has is a grassroots behind him that won't take NO for an answer...
Yes I am glad Newt is hanging in there. The RINOs will run the convention and Romney will be the nominee but that doesn’t mean we give up. Never give up. We fight for conservative members of congress and platform language and getting our issues out there. It is not an all or nothing sprint. This will be a constant marathon struggle for the rest of our lives.
I was a member of the NYBOT, and we would flush investment bankers down the toilet.
Where did your product come from?
If we are approved by the RNC for winner-take-all we should open some eyes.
Has the SREC done anything more about an emergency meeting to pass a resolution for the change to WTA? I’ve not seen anything more about it.
This thread reminds me of one of the Big Hit LP’s from the 80’s = Styx “Grand Illusion”
When you say "all estimates" I assume you just means the ones you cherry picked and agree with, that you've heard about inside whatever echo chamber you reside in, or the fantasy "estimates" you dream about?
Because the reality is there are almost no real estimates that show Willard failing to get the required number of delegates at this point. Romney will likely win every single remaining primary - most by commanding majorities. In fact, Mitt will probably win these upcoming states (on Tuesday) by such large margins that I would be surprised if Gingrich remains in the race after early next week.
Sorry, I like Newt too, but at this stage it is pretty obvious he can't compete. I'm sure he appreciates any donations to help pay down his campaign debt though. Too bad he decided to launch attacks on Fox News during his campaign. Once he is out I guess we will end up having to watch CNN in order to see him.
Texas is not going to be approved for winner take all. It was one of the reasons Santorum cited for dropping out. The RNC already made it clear they were not going to approve that.
I don’t know. Guess I could ask my friend the County Chairman.
I don’t understand one thing. When Santorum started to win several states, calls for Newt to withdraw always were rebuffed on the ground that if he did that, Romney would surely get to the magic number before Tampa. As it is now, Santorum suspended his campaign. Wouldn’t the same logic, Romney would get the nomination sooner than Tampa, apply?
The only situation where it doesn’t, IMO, is if Romney gets more Newt’s voters than Santorum’s when one of them withdraws.
Texas was always “winner-take-all”. The only reason they changed was because of pressure from the RNC.
And after Obozo and the reapportionment lawsuit mess delayed the primary we had a very good reason to change back.
But you are probably right, although I had not heard they refused. I am sure it does not fit their plans to force feed us Romney.
Makes little difference. Romney will not carry Texas. I suspect he will get a good shellacking.
I am still puzzled why Santorum pulled out. They must have hard selled him by promising a choice morsel if he quit. I know that is against the law, but it probably was presented in such a way that is gave them an out.
And the RNC had best consider the long term consequences of their actions for the past 3+ years. Including the scams they have perped in this election cycle.
If they want to destroy the GOP they are doing a pretty good job.
The Dems got a lesson in why not to defy the public in the 2010 election. There were a number of RINOs who dissappeared then too.
They keep telling themselves that the “Tea Party’ is over, but they do so at their peril.
Of my multiple personalities, at least one is a jackass.;-)