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
If these people didn't think Romney would make a good GOP nominee then they wouldn't have become pledged Romney delegates in the first place.
It would be even easier if a contingent of well known and respected GOP leaders were the ones doing the convincing.
Dude. Name three "well known and respected GOP leaders who haven't already endorsed Romney.
There are always going to be naysayers. Reagan had plenty of naysayers, too.
But the liberals are better at organizing their naysayers and talking them into STFUing when it’s important to do so. You didn’t hear any liberal naysayers of Romney, did you? You think that’s because they weren’t there? If you think that, you’re wrong.
It’s because liberals are better at organizing their troops than we are. We do good on some things, like congressional races. The Tea Parties did great in 2010 in state and local elections. But when it comes to national organization, we really suck.
You can blame the candidates all you want but the problem is the candidates will never be perfect. Neither will we be... but we can do a heck of a lot better than we did in 2012.
Some of them have endorsed romney out of misguided party loyalty. Others, because they are part of the GOP’s “progressive” problem.
Some THINK, we are going to roll over again and vote for their candidate when our backs are against the wall.
Honestly, I dont expect much out the the GOP any more. I dont expect that they will “wise up” before or during the convention. I fully expect for these idiots to nominate their socialist. But that doesn’t mean i quit fighting them... and AFTER the convention i will NOT “join ranks” with them... I WILL continue to fight BOTH socialist parties (or at least their socialist candidates).
There is NO backing away from this once the gop commits to it. The socialists will gain more power over the GOP and the conservatives will be forced out. The GOP WILL BE A MECHANISM OF THE SOCIALIST IDEOLOGY.
...and you are ok with this... Your either an idiot or a romney hack... Based on your sparse posting history.. Id go with “progressive” hack...
Tell that to Dick Lugar.
Based on your sparse posting history.. Id go with progressive hack...
I've posted over 12,000 replies and all of them are more intelligent than anything you've posted to this thread.
Being “entrenched” isn’t the point. The point is that it managed to be unified. It was not a herd of cats in 2012, however lame the candidate they found unity on. And you got to grant Mitt some surface features attractive to the GOPe. An almost perfectly pliable candidate. (”Hey Mitt, we know you went for Gay Marriage in Massachusetts but that was Massachusetts; Barack and Joe have just come out of the closet and polls show that most of America hates it. Can you accommodate?” “Aye, aye, sirs! I am now against Gay Marriage!”) A wonderfully successful businessman in an economy that stinks to high heaven, and even the Mitt-era Bain Capital looks a lot more like a hero than a bulldozer.
>> when he secures the 1,144 delegates required to become the party’s nominee in the Texas primary later tonight.
*My* (early) vote went for Gingrich. It chaps my heinie that they can’t even wait for the returns to come in before anointing the bozo.
>> I am biting my nails in anticipation! [of a brokered convention]
Hey smartass — you’d be better off biting your nails over whether your elitist smarmboy Myth “Almost Obama” Romney can distinguish himself from Barack “The Real Obama” Obama enough to get himself elected.
Without that brokered convention pulling Mittens to the right, he’ll be all but indistinguishable from the marxist. “Why go “Marxist Lite” when you can have yourself a real Marxist?”, sez the electorate. Bye Bye Myth. Hello four years of darkness.
Meh, then something is amiss with your post history. Goes back to 2006 but not much there.. Maybe different account?
yup.. Tell it to Lugar... Who only wishes he could have held out only one more cycle... Then he would have had it made...
Your defending a socialist. Good luck with that. ;)
Santorum came out of nowhere and won Iowa precisely because he was the only candidate willing to take on the gay mafia. Newt's win in South Carolina was what really divided the vote and made it a three-way race.
Social issues still matter. Newt turned me, and a whole lot of other social conservatives, off with his cheap shots at Paul Ryan about right-wing social engineering.
And, yes, Newt is still the best debater in the field without question.
Unfortunately, you still need some of the feelings voters to win, Newt's biggest area of weakness.
Being quite rural we are in a mail in ballot only precinct, thus required to fill in absentee ballots to vote, or go downtown about a thirty mile round trip to vote. We choose to do the mail ballot.
Voted Newt, and all the conservative downticket. We did our part for the Conservatives of California. Let’s see what happens now.
(Yes Newt was on the ballot)
Rick Perry screwed his own campaign. Is quoting Rick Perry where he states that he supports abortion in the case of rape and incest an example of being mean and nasty.
That’s why Rick Perry fell apart.
“I mostly recall those two aforementioned FReeper factions — Santorum and Gingrich — sniping at each other frantically through March and April.”
FR became a haven for Gingrich supporters and that was that. FR helped Romney as much as anyone else. Gingrich staying in the race allowed Romney to win in Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin - states that Santorum needed to win.
Gingrich nearly let Romney win in Mississippi and Alabama! Aside from South Carolina and his homestate of Georgia, that was that.
FR has nobody to blame but itself that Romney is the nominee. They could have backed a conservative who could have beaten him, but they didn’t. So he lost, and that’s that.
That was December. Three months later, Romney and Santorum are going head to head, and people were still obsessed with December. This is why we have Romney as the nominee. Yeah, sure, Gingrich was ahead during spring training. When the actual games began, he couldn’t get it done.
“Both Santorum and Newt were deeply flawed as candidates and both got beat.”
How was Santorum ‘deeply flawed’?
Pretty difficult to agree on a candidate when they all had major flaws, and there wasn’t a candidate that stood clearly above the rest. You want to blame somebody, then blame the candidates.
Yep, that’s exactly it and why the Newt supporters were so frantic about South Carolina.
Had Newt lost there - we’d have Santorum as the nominee. Instead we got stuck with Newt, and enough people stuck with him to split the vote and hand Romney the victory.
What pissed me off about Newt was the support for global warming, the support for ‘sustainability’, the support for the lefty cause de jour, and we were all supposed to ignore it because Newt was ‘smart’.
Well I’m sorry, it doesn’t take brains to parrot Pelosi. For someone who’s perceived as brilliant, he’s sure made many boneheaded decisions.
What were Santorum’s ‘major flaws’ in your opinion?
Thank you for proving my point. The prosecution rests.