Skip to comments.Romney officially clinches nomination at condensed GOP convention
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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There’s no way I could stomach sitting through the rest of that convention. I’d have to walk out in protest. It’s become an insult to any self respecting American.
How so? I thought they came to an agreement on the rules.
Why is it I have to watch CNN for the RNC convention. The anchor chick is pretty hot though. I think she likes me.
Approved a conservative platform?
“How so? I thought they came to an agreement on the rules.”
I thought the “agreement” was to screw the Tea Party members along with like-minded conservatives.
Judging from your posting history, you’ve been sitting on your ass the whole time.
I’m hoping that Mitt Romney gets struck down by God after he wins the election, letting Paul Ryan become President. That’s the best case scenario for conservatives, the best case scenario for America, and the best case scenario for freedom.
Exactly what are you trying to say Mr. rudeboy? What kind of philosophical insights have you concluded by my rather sporadic posting? You might actually make a point rather than tossing out insults.
NJ puts him over the top. Christie is the headline speaker. I think there is a message there that RINOmney wants lots of liberals in NJ to support him - or to be more specific, this is an appeal to RINOmney’s base: liberals.
I’m saying that you are likely a troll. Got a problem?
Then evidently you have not taken a very close look at my posts. I am not a troll. You might disagree with me but that does not make me a troll.
Paultard then, maybe.
Seriously rudeboy, get a life. Just because I am not a Romneybot does not make me a Paultard. Some of us are actually thinking of long term consequences of the actions we take today and Romney will not solve our problems and if you have a problem with that then take it to the GOP elite.
Its best to not argue with jello.
This means he can begin spending money in a big way.
There’s going to be a bunch of people drinking a big glass of reality, now that the loony dream of imposing a minority’s will on the majority finally has its head carried out on a pole. We’ve all seen this activity for months — oh, there’s going to be a convention fight, voting irregularities mean throwing out all results, other long hits on the bong — and it’s also been clear for months that it wasn’t going to happen that way.
During the primaries the most inutterable stupidities were uttered — that (fill in the blank, literally every last candidate except Romney himself) was “a stalking horse for Romney”. Everyone in all directions? RINOs. NeoCons. Pro-polymagy flip-flopping abortionist pornographers. There have been dozens or maybe hundreds of anti-LDS crap topics.
I haven’t yet voted for Romney.
In November I will, and will be happy to do it.
Zero has to go, because it’s quite literally him or us.
And “him or us” isn’t “lesser of two evils”. He has to go. Period.