Skip to comments.Mitt Romney Campaigns in Colorado & Nevada; Clinches GOP Nomination
Posted on 05/28/2012 9:15:30 PM PDT by AmonAmarth
Mitt Romney will officially clinch the Republican nomination for President when he secures the 1,144 delegates required to become the party's nominee in the Texas primary later tonight. Romney will also campaign today in two western battleground states, Colorado and Nevada.
The former Governor will begin the day in the northwest Colorado town of Craig where he will hold a rally at Alice Pleasant Park and is scheduled to talk about the economy and energy policy.
According to the Craig Daily Press, the owner of Deer Park Inn sent the Romney campaign a video called The Perfect Storm Over Craig, Colorado and an invitation to the town. The video highlights the communitys dependence on the energy industry and how regulations have caused economic hardships.
A few hours later, Romney will attend two events in Las Vegas. He'll first hold a campaign rally at Somers Furniture store where he'll also talk about the economy. Debbi Somers, the company's owner, is a founding board member of the Women Visionaries and a member of the Womens Business Enterprise National Councils western region affiliate.
His final campaign stop will be at Trump International Tower where he'll attend a fundraiser with Donald Trump and Newt Gingrich. Tickets cost $2,500 per person. Romney was last in Nevada prior to his victory in the state's February 4th
There is no doubt about that. Unfortunately too many conservatives mistook hero (heroine) worship for a viable strategy to victory. I think she understood that she could not win the general - even if she had gotten the nomination - but I cannot understand what why she squandered the opportunity to boost any of the "not Romney's"
I don’t know about “the party” using “manipulators”... I’m sure there are all kinds of posters here on FR. This is forum is large, public and very well known.
I do know that there were many recognizable long-term conservative posters here in FR who said some very mean and nasty and un-called for things about Rick Perry, just to take one example.
I’m not saying Rick Perry should have been the nominee or could have been the nominee. I’m not saying we should have united behind Rick Perry. I am using him as an example of the meanness, nastiness and shameless behavior by some well-known conservatives here on FR who attacked him viciously as if he was the enemy. It’s an example, in my opinion, of what went on in the conservative movement on a broader scale in 2010.
It was very, very bad.
And now we have reaped Romney and we’re whining, b*tching and moaning about the “establishment”. The “establishment” acted like adults. The “conservatives” (many of them), acted like a bunch of petulant children.
And one of our so-called leaders, acted like she had better things to do than give us all a helping hand.
I’m not so sure Sarah Palin is any more relevant than anyone else at this point. I don’t have any issues with her but don’t hang on her every word. I voted against the guy she endorsed in my district in 2010. My guy won, no harm no foul.
Some months back, Rush Limbaugh appeared on Van Sustren’s show and laid out some great advice that was ignored. He said that for the first time in decades, the GOP didn’t need to pander to the moderates. He said that Bachmann, Santorum, and Perry were the rock solid conservatives in the race who wouldn’t change direction at the first sign of opposition. He also said that any one of them could easily beat Obama because they didn’t give political speeches, they said what they really believed. He went on to say that which ever one of them was left standing would bring in a rock solid wave of support.
Instead I look around FR and see others attacking “Nomitts” as puritanical extremists the party is better off without. They don’t want discussion, they want lock step agreement.
You greatly exaggerate the importance of FR.
The GOP better wise the F up and dump this idiot at the convention.
IF enough of the delegates choose to abstain from the first round of voting, robomney will then be denied the number he needs and at that point those delegates are no longer required to vote for him in all subsequent votes.
IF the GOP actually nominates this SOCIALIST prick at the convention without doing ANYTHING to stop it. Im F’ing DONE with the GOP.
NO MONEY! NO SUPPORT! and they made an eternal enemy out of someone who USED to be an active supporter. Good job DH’s.
You better believe that Sarah is still relevant as today — more people seem to care for example, more about her endorsements and who it is than Romney and his endorsements when it’s he that is the nominee. The Mittwits had a meltdown the other day when Sarah refused to mention Romneys name as the GOP nominee — they went wild attack all Palin sites because it’s obvious that they still fear her and her influence even if people try to deny it
I sense your sarcasm, but I am holding out a thread of hope that complete INSANITY of nominating a socialist will come to an end at the convention.
Do I really believe that those delegates and the GOP in general have the courage to do what needs to be done? Not really... But people have surprised me in the past, so I will bitterly cling to THAT last shred of hope. I like to find ways to WIN rather than finding reasons for losing... Even if it means winning via manipulation of the rules.
were continue to be said about good conservatives right here on this site." There, fixed it for you.
Modest reforms when serious reforms are called for.
Three cheers for the mushy middle!
Everyone drops out; Mitt Romney clinches GOP nomination
What else could they do, but drop out? The money and the votes dried up. That’s how our Primary Process works. One candidate gets the momentum; dumb, uninformed voters jump on the bandwagon and people like me, down here in Texas, whose Primary is today, didn’t even get a say in who will be the Party’s nominee. (I still voted for Newt anyhow.)
Then its official. Everyone should vote for my cat.
I was going to do so when I voted early for today’s Texas Primary. But, after I got into the voting booth, my mind went blank; I could not remember your cat’s name. So, I voted for Newt.
He bought and paid for it and destroyed many conservatives with attacks along the way...
You’re correct, however, I started out supporting Michele Bachmann, but, she was always the first to jump on here GOP opponents and kick them when they were down. She didn’t have Romney’s money, but they have the same mean streak.
For those to whom conservatism is more than a matter of mere electoral convenience, the answer is 'bad'.
Is that what happened? I don't recall FReepers forcing either Santorum or Gingrich to suspend their campaigns.
"Instead I look around FR and see others attacking Nomitts as puritanical extremists the party is better off without."
I mostly recall those two aforementioned FReeper factions -- Santorum and Gingrich -- sniping at each other frantically through March and April.
This is the key.
Those on this forum who claim that Romney was chosen by the "GOPe" and forced in as nominee ignore the actual field Romney defeated.
Each of the other GOP candidates was deeply flawed. We didn't settle on a single conservative non-Romney candidate to rally around because each of the choices was fundamentally flawed and weak.
None of the non-Romneys was a good candidate.
I disagree. I think we had a lot of good candidates this time around. We just couldn’t unite behind one of them and so Romney slipped through.
Maybe she honestly felt that none deserved it.
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