Skip to comments.Romney Wins GOP Primary Marked by Low Turnout (The RINO Effect)
Posted on 04/24/2012 7:34:28 PM PDT by jimbo123
Middletown poll workers outnumbered voters in Tuesday's Republican Primary in which the presumptive GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney sailed to victory.
Normally, theres a rush between 6 and 8 a.m., Dypa said, as a poll worker yelled to the eight others in the gymnasium, not one a voter, seven hours! This year, three Republicans showed up at Spencer during the first two hours.
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More like the inevitability effect.
Was literally empty at my little precinct when I went to vote for Newt.
It is by now a very noticeable peculiarity of Romney that if he's the only real contestant Republican interest in the election falls off ~ just drops down away to zero.
This guy is going to destroy down ballot voting for Senators and Representatives.
George Allen is now tied with Doufous KAINE~~~ KAINE ~ MY GAD ALMIGHTY ~ KAINE IS TIED WITH ALLEN!!!
We are doomed.
I proudly cast my NY Republican primary vote for Newt this evening at about 6:30.
I proudly cast my GOP primary vote for Newt around 7pm in NYC and I had ballot #3. At 7pm!
Yes, no one gives a damn now! When it matters - a vote against Obama, then it will be shown!
Sarah Palin could draw out 10,000 people in a small town, Mittens couldn’t pay them to come out.
Conservatives will not be any more enthusiastic for Romney in November.
And did you hear Newt admonish conservatives to unify behind the nominee, which he said would likely be Romney? That Newt is such a turn coat; taking a stand like no other for us conservatives only to fold in the end... I’ll never vote again, if I do, it’ll be for the total destruction of the USA... its conservatism or hell... /sar...
General Winfield Scott Romney would like to Congratulate all the Voters who came out today in support of the Whig Party, together we can Continue the Comprise of 1850, and to keep Compromising with the Democrats over debt slavery until we tear the country again through our own Impotence and Inaction.
I wanna play poker against the GOPe. They obviously aren’t bright enough to figure out that we aren’t bluffing.
Well, seems to be that you’re saying that it does NOT matter who we vote for, the worst will happen anyway.
Okay, if that is true, I give up on politics and especially Conservatives (they are the lowest on the totem pole).
Let’s just vote for Paul and hope for the best...
Actually, we are lost no matter what happens - America is doomed simply because more than half of Americans are taking money from the Government. Can’t be reversed!
Every Romney “victory” is a victory for Obama, seems to me.
Agreed. Since 1988 the GOP has only given me reason to vote against the lying leftist reptile Democrat for POTUS.
THIS year, the GOP has given me the opportunity to vote against TWO lying leftist reptiles!
As of next week I’m leaving the Republican Party and becoming an Independent.The GOP is NO Damn Good.
Its definitly No good in Connecticut.This is my last time playing this Republican Game of Putting in the Next RINO that deserves the Nomination as our President.
Even though Romney is not it I’ll vote for him but its only because the other choice would be much worse.
No more Money, No Support, No more Volunteering.
They think this is just another election, but our very way of life is stake and if they will not help, we will cast them aside and pursue other options, whatever they may be.
G-D Help us.
“Every Romney victory is a victory for Obama, seems to me.”
Either way, the left wins.
“It is by now a very noticeable peculiarity of Romney that if he’s the only real contestant Republican interest in the election falls off ~ just drops down away to zero.
This guy is going to destroy down ballot voting for Senators and Representatives.”
I fear you are correct, and that is something we have GOT to work on. Given the Cyanide-Arsenic dichotomy between the two sockpuppet candidates, it is essential to get conservatives or the cheap imitation Republicans into Congress. Down ticket has never been so important.
“G-D Help us.”
That may very well be the point of the exercise. To remember precisely that.
Holy smoke that is some pic. I never saw that one before, it looks like it was taken yesterday. That guy was already 40 years old when Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died!
Only three voters showed up between the opening of the polls, and 7:00PM? In freaking New York City???
Shades of things to come. People have said that Romney will likely depress Republican voter turn-out, and it appears that it's true. We can't win back Congress with that lack of enthusiasm.
He was actually a very impressive soldier, although he effected much harm to many of my ancestors. An honor bound, pure soldier and officer, nevertheless. He would have fit into the early Roman Republic had he lost the whiskers.
In today’s NY vote, Mitt Romney lost HALF of those who voted for him back in 2008!
2008 Results NY
John McCain 333,001
Mitt Romney 178,043
Mike Huckabee 68,477
Ron Paul 40,113
Rudy Giuliani 23,260
2012 Results NY 81% Reporting
Mitt Romney 82,058
Ron Paul 21,646
Newt Gingrich 17,698
Rick Santorum 12,598
“People have said that Romney will likely depress Republican voter turn-out, and it appears that it’s true. We can’t win back Congress with that lack of enthusiasm.”
We’ve got to. We MUST. We have GOT to get out in numbers like 2010 and vote AROUND both of the socialist candidates.
Even though Romney is not it Ill vote for him but its only because the other choice.....
Do you know how that sounds to the Republican establishment? They're laughing out loud in your face.
You've been sadly bamboozled if you think you're making any sort of "choice".
NY Primary Vote for Mitt Romney:
2012: 84,558 (83% reporting)
Mittens lost half his voters from 2008 and he still won the 2012 primary!
And McLame won the NY primary in 2008 with 333,001 votes
A GOP-e disaster in the making!
Does it really matter? Today’s states will all go to Obama and the rats in the fall anyway.
Kind of like leaving at the end of the third quarter when your team is down 44-3. Might as well beat the traffic.
I remember reading once he was the longest serving General...50 or so years. Amazing. I know Lincoln used him or used him for advice durng the civil war which is incredible. That would be like Kennedy or Johnson using a General born in the 1800s during the Vietnam war (which was yet another war started by Democrats and blamed on Republicans.)
You’ve have well stated the problem with so many of us. We are lost in space it seems.
A very accurate statement and it pertains to many Republicans or so called Conservatives. That is the down side! The upside is that in another few years it won’t matter anyway!!
It’s really a choice of abandonment. It is pervasive and happening much more than you understand. It does mean that the Republican Party is in peril.
It was Winfield Scott’s strategy which won the war for the North, with a bit of an accelerant from William Tecumseh Sherman. The foundation plan though was always Scott’s, and formulated before the first shots were fired.
I voted at 5 pm in NY state and I was 46.
As of next week Im leaving the Republican Party...
Even though Romney is not it Ill vote for him but its only because the other choice.....
Do you know how that sounds to the Republican establishment? They’re laughing out loud in your face.
You’ve been sadly bamboozled if you think you’re making any sort of “choice”.
Well it’s my only choice and untill we conservatives can get a party of our own I’m going to have to base my choice on who I think would be best for our country.The Present Republican Potential nominee is not it but then neither is the present President.
Many of us have said that we won’t vote for Romney and we meant it. Wait for the low November turnout....
We now have the most ignorant electorate in the history of American elections. I believe we have the most corrupt government and media our country has ever seen.
Americans will get the country it apparently wants and a country it so richly deserves.
Don’t count on it.
Romney is winning in all of the states that he will lose in the general.
Either there was heavy voting in other places, or somebody was busy stuffing ballot boxes at the end of the day...
Not necessarily. If over half of those 46 votes were for Romney, he won.
I should say if the majority of the 46.
Did the Party country-clubbers not want people to turn out because folks other than Romney might pick up votes? Or was it just that none of the campaigns wanted to spend the money on a foregone conclusion? Seems to me it would have made sense for Newt to promote turnout to hold off Romney some, since NYS is not winner-take-all.
“We have GOT to get out in numbers like 2010”
OK, Romney will doom us to another four years of Obama. That is practically certain. Prepare for an Obama landslide.
It wasn’t the GOPe that chose Romney, it was the primary voters to voted for the numscull.
But, maybe we can push for some conservative state and local candidates? Maybe with a Republican Senate Obama will be held back a bit?