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Romney officially clinches nomination at condensed GOP convention
CNN ^ | August 28, 2012 | Tom Cohen

Posted on 08/28/2012 4:56:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Mitt Romney officially clinched the GOP presidential nomination on Tuesday to move a step closer in his five-year quest for the White House.

To roaring cheers at the Republican National Convention in the packed Tampa Bay Times Forum, the delegation from New Jersey put Romney above the 1,144-delegate threshold, ensuring he will be the GOP challenger against President Barack Obama in November.

Earlier, the 2,200-plus convention delegates approved a conservative platform that called for less government, opposed same-sex marriage and endorsed a "human life amendment" to ban abortion with no specific exceptions for cases of rape, incest or when the mother's life is threatened.

Romney and his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, will be formally nominated on Thursday, and Romney's acceptance speech that night will conclude the convention that had its agenda delayed by Hurricane Isaac.

With the storm churning toward landfall in Louisiana, Republican officials appeared determined to stick to a tightened three-day schedule that kicked into full gear on Tuesday with official business and speeches accusing Obama of failed leadership and undermining the American dream...

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2012election; election2012; florida; gop; hurricaneisaac; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; republicans; rnc; romney; ryan
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks. I needed that.


121 posted on 08/29/2012 12:52:49 AM PDT by EggsAckley ("There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!")
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To: Monorprise
I’d vote for mitt so at least you can say you voted

I got this far and thought my time would be wasted reading anymore. Who/When you vote it has no reflection on what I say - can you at least understand that? Don't answer - I'm really not interested in hearing from any of your confusion.

122 posted on 08/29/2012 12:53:00 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Altariel
He’s not a tame God, you know.

I don't believe those voting for the godless think about God. They may drop His Name for some credibility but that would be taking His Name in vain for their godless agenda.

God is silent to those with no ears to hear HIM and when His Wrath comes it will be too late to listen. Some are just hell bent to learn the hard way for It is Written in His Word that they know not.

123 posted on 08/29/2012 1:08:20 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Lurker

The godless creature already bit you, loser, no relief from that venom.

124 posted on 08/29/2012 1:11:08 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

Your campaign to re elect Obama is tiresome..though sometimes amusing.

125 posted on 08/29/2012 1:13:31 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33

Your lack of understanding is tiresome and is your talking points rhetoric. OLD and TIRESOME - give it a rest. Your amusement hasn’t come yet.

126 posted on 08/29/2012 1:16:55 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

Bless your heart..

127 posted on 08/29/2012 1:19:36 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33

I’m blessed all the time by God.

“Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.” Deut 28:6

128 posted on 08/29/2012 1:35:18 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: 1010RD
Nothing’s going to change over just one election cycle. FDR didn’t change everything in one term. We have to fight hard year to year, but keep the long game in mind - getting our Constitutional Republic back.


But this leaves a gnawing, two-part question in my mind: Why can't we on the Right understand this and where is our patience?

The pain you feel today is the strength you'll have tomorrow.

129 posted on 08/29/2012 1:45:45 AM PDT by rdb3 (Truth is Hate to those who Hate the Truth.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thank you, well said...

130 posted on 08/29/2012 3:19:43 AM PDT by Tamzee (The U.S. re-electing Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceberg again.)
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To: rdb3

I don’t know. We don’t seem to be able to handle our ideology in a pragmatic manner. Some do, but plenty don’t. I’m in Cook County, Illinois - America’s North Korea. I have to be practical if I want to gain an inch.

What I suspect is that the most petulant among us come from areas with few liberals and so they’re not used to compromising and see any compromise as surrender. Or they’re Christians who find Romney’s LDS beliefs so offensive that they cannot accept him.

131 posted on 08/29/2012 5:30:15 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: marygonzo

They do not mean a word of what they say. I believed for 40 years... I do not believe that any republican leader today cares about anything but themselves and their wealth and power.


132 posted on 08/29/2012 5:37:28 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (If romney is our only chance... we have less of a chance than a Massachusetts fetus.)
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To: presently no screen name

An argument can be made that voting for either of the two main candidates is voting for the godless, as you put it.

Ask yourself, if Obama wins, are you prepared to deal with the theological implications?


133 posted on 08/29/2012 5:49:41 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: SunkenCiv

“Zero has to go, because it’s quite literally him or us.”


134 posted on 08/29/2012 6:05:01 AM PDT by esquirette ("Our hearts are restless until they find rest in Thee." ~ Augustine)
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To: SunkenCiv

Yes, exactly.

This isn’t about electing Romney as much as it is stopping 0bama and Holder.

I DO NOT want them selecting the next SCOTUS appointee — Romney may or may not appoint a wolf in sheep’s clothing, but 0bama WILL appoint another Kagan or Sodameyor.

What choice do we have? Romney certainly is not my “cup of tea” but I will vote for him and encourage everyone else I know to do so as well.

135 posted on 08/29/2012 6:26:01 AM PDT by Bon of Babble (The Road to Ruin is Always Kept in Good Repair)
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To: Altariel

Argue with yourself and ask yourself the question.

136 posted on 08/29/2012 8:18:36 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: MNJohnnie

>Only a moron would think actively campaign against his political allies on behalf of a guy totally opposed to their agenda is “smart politics”.

Hear, hear.
Waiting for Tennessee Nan, Ken stuck in Liberal Seattle, & Diogenes to appear anytime with dozens of childish photoshops.

It is time to put aside my reservations with Romney and do what is best for America.
Remember that country? - you will not after another 4 years under obama hussein gone wild, with Holder, the EPA, the HHS, the TSA and homeland security unleashed on us like a pack of ravening dogs

137 posted on 08/29/2012 9:56:20 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: SunkenCiv

I completely agree, SC. Four more years of this regime and irreparable damage would be done to the Republic.

138 posted on 08/29/2012 9:58:18 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Unam Sanctam; Irish Eyes; IWONDR; 2ndDivisionVet

Would you prefer a Ryan presidency over a Romney presidency? If you’re a conservative, you’d agree with me. A Ryan presidency is far from a pipe dream; it could very well be a reality. Of course, we have to vote Romney in to office before Ryan can take the Presidency.

This is the best possible way to not only get the rap musician admirer out of office, but also a genuine conservative in office. If you have reservations about imprecatory prayers, you can pray that Romney decides to ‘spend time with his family’ soon after winning office. Being satisfied with a Romney presidency is akin to being satisfied with a 90% taxation rate.

If you don’t pray, you might just pay!

139 posted on 08/29/2012 10:24:33 AM PDT by Objective Scrutator (Liberals will kill your family if they are keeping a Democrat from a Congressional seat)
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To: Objective Scrutator
I'm sorry, I think it is evil to wish a man dead unless he is truly monstrous (Pol Pot, Saddam, Hitler, Mao, Stalin). Do you feel that Gov. Romney is such an individual?
140 posted on 08/29/2012 10:33:16 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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