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  • Republican Primaries in Pennsylvania, Delaware, NY, RI, and Conn. Vote Gingrich or Paul

    04/23/2012 10:24:56 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 82 replies
    Fox News Primary Schedule ^ | April 23, 2012 | Steelers6
    Apr 24 Rhode Island Primary Results — Apr 24 Pennsylvania Primary Results — Apr 24 New York Primary Results — Apr 24 Connecticut Primary Results — Apr 24 Delaware Primary Results
  • Paul's Strange Mention of Co-Senders: What It Might Mean

    04/23/2012 6:56:41 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    The Sacred Page ^ | April 18, 2012 | Michael Barber
    This quarter I am teaching a graduate course on the Pauline Epistles. Today we began working through 1 Corinthians. Here I wanted to touch upon something we examined in class today: Paul's co-workers. Paul begins 1 Corinthians by doing something he often does in his epistles: he mentions a co-worker. "Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes, to the church of God which is at Corinth. . ." (1 Co 1:1–2).The question of Sosthenes' identity is an extremely interesting one. Is he the same figure who gets beaten in...
  • The Acts of the Apostles [Catholic Caucus]

    04/22/2012 11:31:45 AM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies ^ | not given in bibliography | Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.
    The Acts of the Apostlesby Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D. Introduction | Outline | Major Themes | Questions | Bibliography Introduction: The Acts of the Apostles within the NT CanonLiterary and Historical Overview of ActsNAB Introduction and Full Text of Acts (from USCCB) Use of the Acts of the Apostles in the Lectionary for Mass An Outline of the Acts of the Apostles:   Luke’s Prologue: Recapitulating the End of His Gospel (1:1-14) Address to Theophilus, summarizing Luke’s first book (1:1-3)The risen Jesus’ final appearance to the disciples, and his ascension into heaven (1:4-11)Jesus’ disciples and family remain in Jerusalem to...
  • Obama or Romney: The republic fails either way (Santorum is out)

    04/11/2012 5:21:42 PM PDT · by koinonia · 42 replies
    WND Commentary ^ | March 29, 2012 | Alan Keyes
    Alan Keyes wrote: As I anticipated, “the elitist machinations of the sham party system are predictably moving America toward another false choice between an avowed socialist Democrat and a prevaricating socialist Republican.” Marco Rubio’s endorsement of Mitt Romney kicks off an orchestrated wavelet of “influential” endorsements, signaling an end to the sham competition that culminated in a not very credible “dramatic face-off” between Romney and one of his 2008 cheerleaders, Rick Santorum... The “lesser evil” approach guarantees the triumph of wrong. So in choosing between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama we are like the cornered target of the hit man...
  • Rick Santorum Suspends His Historic Presidential Campaign, Begins Next Chapter

    04/10/2012 1:20:50 PM PDT · by tcg · 38 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 4/10/12 | keith A Fournier
    ...At 2:22 p.m. the candidate stepped up to the microphone at the platform in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and announced that he was suspending his 2012 presidential campaign. To his right stood his loving and dedicated wife Karen - and her expression said it all. She is an extraordinary woman, a lawyer, NICU Nurse, author, mother and Rick's best friend. However, she is also a woman who shows her heart. Surrounding them both were several of their beautiful children. Rick Santorum recounted the story of Good Friday in the Santorum home. He called it a "Passion Play of sorts". Their little three...
  • Funny Video: Why Ron Paul Doesn't Need Secret Service Protection

    03/21/2012 12:23:06 PM PDT · by careyb · 2 replies
    The Hope For America ^ | 3/20/12 | Jay Leno
    And now you know the answer.
  • Ron Paul Embraces Iran, Trutherism and Blame-America [Wild Shrimp Friskies for Kitteh's lunch]

    03/21/2012 8:35:14 AM PDT · by Freedom Worship Word · 17 replies · 1+ views
    <p>I want every talk radio host, rightwing pundit and Republican voter who thinks for one second that Ron Paul is an actual conservative to watch this video, digest it and understand what a joke this guy really is.</p> <p>Ron Paul is the only real nutbase in this GOP primary.</p>
  • Illinois Republican Primary

    03/20/2012 5:25:48 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 20, 2012 | Staff
    The Race in Illinois Mitt Romney and his allies have pounded Rick Santorum on television and radio, especially in the expensive market of Chicago, where the suburban vote could prove decisive for Mr. Romney. Mr. Santorum was still hoping for a strong vote from downstate Illinois — abutting two states where he won, Iowa and Missouri — but his aides indicated that their hopes were fading in light of the heavy advertising campaign against him. Mr. Romney’s aides believe a comfortable victory could be at hand on Tuesday, but Mr. Santorum and the rest of the field showed no signs...
  • If I Were the Devil: Paul Harvey (Warning for a Nation) (audio)

    03/19/2012 4:43:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies ^ | 11/2/2011 | Paul Harvey
    Pictures and media taken from various sources across the web. Obviously, Paul Harvey's content was not created by me.) If somebody has plain audio of Paul Harvey monologue, I would greatly appreciate a link. Nothing is purer than Paul's golden voice.
  • Romney, Paul merge delegates to Defeat Santorum in MO Caucuses

    03/18/2012 8:09:32 AM PDT · by parksstp · 23 replies · 2+ views
    Examiner ^ | 03-18-2012 | Mark Wachtler
    March 18, 2012. St. Louis. It’s midnight Missouri time and there is still no sign of any winner in the Missouri Caucus. In fact, there are no vote totals, news reports or even a Missouri Republican Party Caucus website. It was there earlier. Now, it simply says, the page doesn’t exit. News accounts from earlier in the day before the media black-out detailed near riots from one caucus site to the other as Ron Paul supporters battled the state GOP leadership. Some of the highlights of news accounts coming in from Missouri include the arrests of two Ron Paul caucus...
  • Rick rocks the South! Ten things that didn’t happen in Alabama, Mississippi

    03/13/2012 9:48:20 PM PDT · by SmithL · 38 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 3/13/12 | Richard Dunham, Hearst Washington Bureau
    Did you change channels when you saw that the early exit polls gave Mitt Romney a semi-comfortable win in Mississippi Tuesday night? If so, you missed a little news. Here are ten things that didn’t happen on Southern Tuesday in Alabama and Mississippi: 1. Mitt Romney didn’t wrap up the nomination. ...2. Rick Santorum didn’t pull out of the race. ...3. Newt Gingrich didn’t sweep the South, as he’d promised. ...4. The exit polls didn’t get it right. ...5. Mitt Romney didn’t order grits for breakfast. ...6. Mitt Romney didn’t win the grits-eater vote. ...7. Romney didn’t really do well...
  • Candidates' Children Stepping up Influence for GOP Caucus Tuesday (Santorum, Romney, Paul)

    03/13/2012 12:47:53 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 6 replies
    KHON Channel 2, Honolulu, Hawaii ^ | 12 March 2012 | Gina Mangieri, KHON-TV Reporterette
    Hawaii's relatively few number of delegates, 20, still matter very much even this late in the Primary and Caucus cycle. Leading candidates are ramping up their presence here ahead of Tuesday night's Caucus. Most of the leading candidates have a son or daughter here in the islands hoping to help secure delegates for the party nomination. "Hawaii gets to have a say in who they want to be the nominee to go up against Obama. So I'm encouraged on Tuesday. Every vote matters," said Rick Santorum's daughter, Elizabeth....
  • Delegate Math (Romney EASILY wins 3 man race by Splitting South – Mathematical Proof)

    03/10/2012 10:30:24 AM PST · by parksstp · 44 replies
    Delegate Math Calculator ^ | 03-10-2012 | parksstp
    If you have crunched the numbers like I have, it’s very hard to see how Romney is denied the 1,144 delegates in a 3 man race. This is because in a 2-man race in the Southern states, Romney would be shut out of most delegates, whereas now with the Anti-Romney vote split, he is taking 1/3 or better of the delegates. This will in fact get him to 1,144 based on even the most pessimistic scenarios. Consider the following: Romney has acquired about 407 delegates in the following states (Endorsed Superdelegates are included in the totals) IA (7), NH(7), SC(2),...
  • Why Liberals Should be Nervous about Santorum’s Super Tuesday

    03/07/2012 3:44:17 PM PST · by NYer · 39 replies
    Global Comment ^ | March 8, 2012 | Kristin Rawls
    When I heard yesterday that Sarah Palin was already talking about a potential presidential bid in 2016, I saw the writing on the wall: The Republican establishment isn’t even pretending to care about 2012 anymore. That an Obama win seems certain despite Obama’s middling approval ratings is an embarrassment to the Republican Party, to be sure. The people in the trenches care, certainly, but the Party bigwigs? Not so much.Even so, those who are sounding alarms about the end of the Party as we know it need to calm down and remember 2004. By the end of George W. Bush’s...
  • The lie of momentum politics and the false horse race narrative

    03/07/2012 10:53:45 AM PST · by JudgeNap · 2 replies
    Milwaukee Story ^ | 03.7.12 | Shaun Booth
    "The Republican primary has become the hand crafted anointing of the political and financial establishment favorite, Mitt Romney. And the broadcast media is compliant in the carrying out of this strategy..." "Debates, which have the hope of being a refuge for actual substance, have become opportunities to successfully spin away unwanted portions of a candidates record through skilled political performance. In the primary game of momentum something like RomneyCare loses its weight as it grows stale later in the primary calendar and ultimately fails to disqualify Romney from the Republican primary."
  • Election Research Request

    03/07/2012 9:18:26 AM PST · by pgyanke · 12 replies
    Vanity | 3/7/2012 | pgyanke
    I got to thinking about some of the primary results. Romney's been narrowly winning some states and Santorum has done the same in other states. Both have appealed to cross-over Dems. Gingrich has won convincingly when he's won. Paul has his zombie followers. Does anyone have a county breakdown (visual would be great but not the most important) of the wins by candidate? I'm wondering how closely the wins for Romney and Santorum would follow traditional Dem winning counties. Getting the big cities can get you states, but that doesn't mean we're getting a winning candidate... This map shows the...
  • Santorum wins TN; Romney wins 3 states

    03/06/2012 5:47:37 PM PST · by Qbert · 20 replies
    AP ^ | 3/6/2012 | LAURIE KELLMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rick Santorum has won the Republican presidential primary in Tennessee. Mitt Romney earlier won primaries in Massachusetts, Vermont and Virginia. Newt Gingrich has won in his home state of Georgia.
  • Super Tuesday Vote Santorum in Ohio & Oklahoma, Gingrich in Georgia, Ron Paul in Virginia & Alaska

    03/05/2012 9:13:33 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 42 replies
    vanity | March 5, 2012 | Steelers6
    Tennessee looks like Santorum and Gingrich are fairly even with the 2 of them, Santorum has been in the lead but Newt has been coming on. Everyone in Virginia who is not a Romney supporter should vote for Ron Paul, 1st head to head matchup anyone has had with Romney.
  • With Large Turnout, Romney Takes Washington Caucuses

    03/04/2012 4:57:19 AM PST · by Bulwinkle · 9 replies
    NPR ^ | March 4, 2012 | Martin Kaste
    Mitt Romney won Washington state's presidential straw poll Saturday. He got more than one-third of the votes, well ahead of Ron Paul and Rick Santorum, who were battling for second, each with about a quarter. Newt Gingrich had to settle for about one vote in 10. Turnout at the caucuses was huge — about four times the number of people who participated in 2008....
  • Just Left My County Caucus in Washington State and......

    03/03/2012 12:50:29 PM PST · by Samizdat · 41 replies
    Samizdat | 3/3/12 | Samizdat
    50+ precincts were represented and it looks like Ron Paul, then Santorum. then Gingrich and Romney comes in last. A reporter came to our precinct table saying he had gone around the room of about 400 people and could not find anyone for Romney. Said he had plenty for Paul and Santorum. Didn't mention Gingrich. Mostly 20 somethings for Paul. I voted for Santorum. But my district is notoriously left of center.
  • Gingrich, Paul this Sunday on Face the Nation

    03/01/2012 7:19:39 PM PST · by Red Steel · 1 replies · 3+ views
    cbs ^ | March 1, 2012 6:23 PM
    unday on Face the Nation: With just 47 hours to Super Tuesday, can anyone stop Mitt Romney? Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul will join Bob Schieffer to look ahead to Tuesday's 10 primaries. Plus, CBS News Political Director John Dickerson, CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Norah O'Donnell and The Washington Post's Michael Gerson will examine what's at stake Tuesday. Be sure to tune in on Sunday -- check your local listings so you don't miss a minute.
  • Ron Paul Flyer Written In Arabic Outside Michigan Mosque Touts His Desire To Cut Aid To Israel…

    02/29/2012 6:18:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    weasel zippers ^ | 2/29/12 | zip
    In typical sleazebag fashion the English side of the flyer makes no mention of Israel. Via Big Peace: Ron Paul, who has consistently engaged in anti-Semitic nonsense over the course of the past few decades, has largely attempted to hide his anti-Semitism throughout his campaign. No longer. Ron Paul has issued this Arabic-language flyer outside the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, Michigan [seen above].
  • Mitt Romney Wins Arizona and Michigan. Republican Primary Race is Far From Over

    02/29/2012 5:17:59 AM PST · by tcg · 20 replies · 2+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 2/29/12 | Keith A Fournier
    ....When CNN returned to the Santorum speech, the candidate was gracious in defeat, humble and inspiring. He had a large crowd gathered along with his wife and members of his family. They were all clearly enthused and not overtly disappointed or discouraged. After thanking all who made his surprising showing possible, he returned to overriding theme of his campaign, Freedom. Next Tuesday is called "Super Tuesday" for a lot of reasons. Rick Santorum may just add one more reason by again surprising the political establishment. The political "left" knows that Rick Santorum is a formidable candidate from a working class...
  • The Romney Connection - Part II

    02/28/2012 8:36:29 PM PST · by Weedle · 1 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2-29-2012 | John T. Douglas
    The Romney Connection - Part II
  • Rand Paul says ‘it would be an honor to be considered’ as Romney’s veep (this explains a lot)

    02/26/2012 4:33:19 PM PST · by xzins · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 22 Feb | Matt Lewis
    On Wednesday, Chuck Todd, NBC News’ political director and host of MSNBC’s “Daily Rundown,” rhetorically asked: “Just what has Romney promised Ron Paul.”Nobody knows if some sort of bargain has been made, but it is interesting that Rep. Ron Paul has never really attacked Mitt Romney, yet he has frequently attacked more conservative candidates at just the moment they were beginning to pose a threat to Romney. (For example, consider his latest ad, attacking Rick Santorum.)The timing has been noticeable.Now, a Kentucky media outlet, WFPL News, might be offering us a clue: Kentucky’s junior senator says it would be...
  • Ron Paul charges fascism, praises Romney, begins to fade

    02/24/2012 5:05:24 PM PST · by advance_copy · 20 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/21/12 | Brent Budowsky
    [SNIP] Republicans could use a debate between Mitt Romney today and the various Mitt Romneys who came before. Republicans could use a debate between Mitt Romney and George Romney, with whom the latest Mitt Romney strongly disagrees. Now Republicans could use a debate between Ron Paul and Ron Paul. Equally strange is the Ron Paul affair with Mitt Romney, whom he has recently again praised. Perhaps in the end Paul is just another laissez-faire champion of big money, crony capitalism and vulture capitalism. Perhaps this accounts for his praise of Romney, refusal to run against Romney, and the fact that...
  • Quotes of the day (Hotair Ron Paul and Mitt Romney Alliance).

    02/23/2012 11:04:26 PM PST · by JSDude1 ^ | 10:35 pm on February 23, 2012 | Allahpundit
    “‘You have to ask Congressman Paul and Governor Romney what they’ve got going together,’ Santorum told reporters in the spin room in Mesa, Arizona. ‘Their commercials look a lot alike and so do their attacks.’ “Santorum’s top strategist John Brabender went even further, charging that the two men had ‘joined forces’ and were coordinating attacks against his man “‘Clearly there’s a tag team strategy between Ron Paul and Mitt Romney. For all I know, Mitt Romney might be considering Ron Paul as his running mate. Clearly there is now an alliance between those two and you saw that certainly in...
  • Romneystiltskin

    02/23/2012 6:00:46 PM PST · by Weedle · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2-23-2012 | PoliticalAvenger
    Romneystiltskin - a political fairy tale
  • Mississippi Governor Pushes Arizona-Style Immigration Law for State

    02/23/2012 5:54:45 PM PST · by montag813 · 11 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-23-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona "To me, this seems so simple. So very, very clear and so that's why I am supporting this law." - Governor Phil Bryant (R-MS)Mississippi joins the growing number of states fed up with the Federal failure to enforce immigration laws - and is doing something about it. Last week, State Rep. Becky Currie (R) introduced House Bill 488 (PDF) - the Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act of 2012 - a sweeping piece of legislation which would incorporate the best of previous state bills to come before it. The bill would allow law enforcement...
  • Santorum campaign suggests Mitt Romney may have done deal to make Ron Paul his running mate

    02/22/2012 11:00:41 PM PST · by DestroyLiberalism · 68 replies
    Daily Mail U.K. Online ^ | Thursday, February 23, 2012 | Toby Harnden
    After tonight's debate, in which Ron Paul and Mitt Romney repeatedly attacked Rick Santorum over his 16-year record in Congress, the former US Senator for Pennsylvania hinted that something nefarious was going on. "You have to ask Congressman Paul and Governor Romney what they've got going together," Santorum told reporters in the spin room in Mesa, Arizona. "Their commercials look a lot alike and so do their attacks." Santorum's top strategist John Brabender went even further, charging that the two men had "joined forces" and were coordinating attacks against his man "Clearly there's a tag team strategy between Ron Paul...
  • Romney and Paul successfully call Santorum’s conservatism into question

    02/22/2012 8:27:14 PM PST · by detective · 125 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 22, 2011 | Aaron Blake
    Rick Santorum’s front-runner status in the GOP presidential race is predicated on the idea that he is the consistent conservative alternative in the field. And that image had some serious holes poked in it at Wednesday’s debate in Arizona. Mitt Romney and Ron Paul tag-teamed the former Pennsylvania senator much of the night, calling into question his conservatism on issues ranging from earmarks and fiscal policy to his endorsements and even what is often considered Santorum’s most solidly conservative credential — social issues.
  • Live Thread (CNN Presidential Debate from Mesa, AZ, Feb 22, 8 PM EST)

    02/22/2012 3:30:02 PM PST · by parksstp · 1,567 replies · 5+ views ^ | 02-22-2012 | parksstp
    LIVE DEBATE THREAD (Is it too early to start?)
  • Photo of the Century!

    02/21/2012 5:09:44 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 22 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | February 21, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Looks like the Secret Service guy has already  deduced  something ain't Kosher in Denmark... now that's funny.
  • Romney Lead Small in AZ PPP (Romney 36% Santorum 33% Gingrich 16%)

    02/20/2012 9:49:55 AM PST · by parksstp · 26 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 02-20-2012 | Public Policy Polling
    The Republican race for President in Arizona looks like a close one, with Mitt Romney leading Rick Santorum only 36-33. Newt Gingrich is third at 16% and Ron Paul fourth at 9%. Santorum is better liked by Arizona Republicans than Romney, but the gap isn't as wide as we're finding in a lot of other states. Santorum's at +34 (61/27), while Romney's at +24 (58/34). One thing to keep an eye on over the next week is whether Newt Gingrich can hold his support. 16% is pretty good for him compared to what we're finding other places right now, but...
  • Michigan GOP Race Tightens PPP (Santorum 37% Romney 33% Newt 10%)

    02/20/2012 6:29:31 AM PST · by parksstp · 19 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 02-20-2012 | PPD
    The Republican race for President in Michigan has tightened considerably over the last week, with what was a 15 point lead for Rick Santorum down to 4. He leads with 37% to 33% for Mitt Romney, 15% for Ron Paul, and 10% for Newt Gingrich. The tightening over the last week is much more a function of Romney gaining than Santorum falling. Santorum's favorability spread of 67/23 has seen no change since our last poll, and his share of the vote has dropped only 2 points from 39% to 37%. Romney meanwhile has seen his net favorability improve 10 points...
  • Santorum wins Straw Poll in Advance of Georgia Rally (Santorum 40% Gingrich 27% Romney 5%)

    02/19/2012 2:50:49 PM PST · by parksstp · 171 replies
    Examiner ^ | 02-19-2012 | Mike Delrio
    A day before a campaign rally in Georgia, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum won a suburban Atlanta straw poll with 40-percent of the vote. The straw poll was conducted Saturday, Feb. 18 by the Coweta County GOP. Continue reading on Santorum wins straw poll in advance of Georgia rally - Atlanta Political Buzz |
  • Maine GOP caucus completed after snow delay

    02/18/2012 8:57:08 PM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies
    AP via SacBee ^ | 2/18/12
    EAST MACHIAS, Maine -- Ron Paul has gained 83 votes on Mitt Romney following a Republican presidential caucus in eastern Maine, where voting last week had been postponed due to bad weather. Romney still holds a 156-vote lead over Paul in statewide totals. Paul received 163 votes in Saturday's Washington County caucus, where Republicans from more than two dozen towns gathered to cast their votes. Romney received 80 votes. Rick Santorum got 57 votes and Newt Gingrich received four votes.
  • Obama down 2-7 points in Iowa

    02/18/2012 7:58:12 PM PST · by Mustang Driver · 34 replies
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | February 18, 2012 | Don Surber
    Is Barack Obama electable? Further evidence of the erosion of President Obama’s electability comes from Iowa as the liberal Des Moines Register’s latest poll shows the president is behind 3 of the 4 remaining Republican presidential candidates by 2 to 7 points — in a state he won by 10 points in 2008. The numbers: Ron Paul 49% Barack Obama 42% Rick Santorum 48% Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 46% Barack Obama 44% The increasingly irrelevant Newt Gingrich is down 51%-37% to the president. Iowa is one of 11 states that are considered “toss-up” by Real Clear Politics.
  • Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu denies threatening to deport lover (comes out of closet)

    02/18/2012 7:22:30 PM PST · by GoMU · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 2-18-2012 | Ricardo Lopez
    An Arizona sheriff running for Congress as a Republican denied accusations Saturday that he had threatened to deport an alleged ex-lover, a Mexican national. In the process, he also resigned from a volunteer position with Mitt Romney's Arizona campaign and came out as gay. After a report published Thursday by the weekly Phoenix New Times, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu acknowledged that he had a "personal relationship" with a man identified only as Jose.
  • PPP: Santorum +10 Washington, Tied in AZ, Leads in MI but less than 15%

    02/18/2012 1:35:52 PM PST · by parksstp · 30 replies
    PPP Twitter Feed ^ | 02-18-2012 | Public Policy Polling Twitter Feed!/ppppolls Latest Tweets Santorum still up about 10 points on Romney in Washington state through 2 days of our polling there The first night of our polling in Arizona was pretty much a tie between Romney and Santorum Santorum leading on the first night of our new Michigan poll, but much closer than we found there a week ago
  • Delegate Math: Every Contest Projected to the State Convention

    02/18/2012 11:12:25 AM PST · by parksstp · 22 replies · 2+ views
    Google Docs ^ | 02-18-2012 | parksstp Bottom Line Numbers or Projection of the Number of Delegates prior to the RNC Convention based on the rules of all State Primary/Caucus contests: Romney 971/42% Santorum 823/36% Gingrich 279/12% Paul 95/4% Unbound/Unccommitted: 117 Based on Current polling and projections, I’ve reviewed every state’s primary rules and simulated each contest based upon them. From what I have determined, it is highly likely that NO candidate will get to 1,144 by convention time unless something drastically happens (someone drops out, scandal, etc) For Mitt Romney, even if all the remaining unbound/uncommitted Superdelegates endorse him, he will still fall about 54...
  • In Washington state, Paul decries 'war on drugs'

    02/16/2012 8:13:26 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 16, 2012 | JONATHAN J. COOPER
    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is decrying the "war on drugs" in a speech to supporters in Washington state. The Texas congressman told more than 1,000 people at a rally Thursday night in Vancouver, Wash., that Americans should be able to make their own decisions on such matters.
  • Mitt, Rick and Ron to Georgia: Drop Dead

    02/16/2012 1:35:48 PM PST · by Fred · 69 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 021612 | William A. Jacobson
    CNN has cancelled a scheduled March 1 debate in Georgia just ahead of Super Tuesday after Romney, followed by Santorum and Paul, announced they would not participate. This makes perfect sense, of course. Why should Republican candidates pay respect to the heart of the South, a region which will be key to Republican success in November. No, because George likely is to go for Newt anyway, the other candidates will not even show up for a debate. Just like all the candidates ran and hid from the New Hampshire debate because Romney was likely to win. Oh, wait.
  • Ron Paul Is Secretly Taking Over The GOP — And It's Driving People Insane (Maine)

    02/16/2012 8:34:06 AM PST · by opentalk · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 15, 2012 | Grace Wyler
    By now, it is clear that the Maine caucuses were a complete mess. Evidence is mounting that Mitt Romney's 194-vote victory over Ron Paul was prematurely announced, if not totally wrong. Washington County canceled their caucus on Saturday on account of three inches of snow (hardly a blizzard by Maine standards), and other towns that scheduled their caucuses for this week have been left out of the vote count. Now, it looks like caucuses that did take place before Feb. 11 have also been left out of final tally. As the full extent of the chaos unfolds, sources close to...
  • Update: Delegate Math Number Projections a/o Super Tuesday

    02/15/2012 8:03:04 PM PST · by parksstp · 6 replies
    Google Docs ^ | 2012-02-15 | parksstp As of the End of Super Tuesday based on Current Polling (State by State Breakdown in Google Doc Link) Romney - 324 Santorum - 241 Newt - 150 Paul - 51 Uncommitted/Undecided Superdelegates: 33
  • Pressure Mounting For GOP Caucus Reconsideration (Ron Paul Winning Maine After All?!?)

    02/15/2012 11:44:31 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 34 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 2-15-2012 | Eric Russell
    AUGUSTA, Maine — Pressure is mounting on the Maine Republican Party to reconsider its weekend declaration that Mitt Romney won the state’s caucuses, at least until all votes have been counted. The Maine GOP announced Saturday that Romney narrowly edged Ron Paul, 39 percent to 36 percent, in a nonbinding presidential preference poll taken during the caucuses. The margin was fewer than 200 votes. A number of communities were not included in that poll because they had not held their caucuses by the deadline spelled out by the state party. Washington County Republicans postponed their caucuses, originally scheduled for Saturday,...
  • Delegate Math (Best Projections through Super Tuesday)

    02/12/2012 2:15:12 PM PST · by parksstp · 9 replies
    Google Docs ^ | 02-12-2012 | parksstp
    Apologies if this double posted (Server Error Messgage keeps repeating) It’s time to take a closer look at how the race will most likely stand at the conclusion of Super Tuesday. This is just my estimates, based on proportional allocation, however, I default to the experts at They are probably the most comprehensive in terms of what is an incredibly confusing process. This is a long analysis, but I wanted to have all the facts and data down. First, here are the projections up through what is known as of Maine: IOWA (28) Okay, so here’s what we know....
  • Rep. Ron Paul not conceding Maine vote

    02/12/2012 2:11:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/12/12 | Josh Lederman
    Rep. Ron Paul not conceding Maine voteBy Josh Lederman - 02/12/12 12:46 PM ET Rep. Ron Paul is not conceding the GOP’s Maine caucuses, which state party officials and major networks called Saturday for rival Mitt Romney. With 84 percent of precincts reporting, Romney has 39 percent to Paul's 36 percent, and Maine GOP Chairman Charlie Webster declared Romney the winner Saturday night, following a week-long series of caucuses. But in Washington County, where Paul had expected to perform well, the caucus was postponed until Feb. 18 due to an expected snowstorm. Washington County Republican Chairman Chris Gardner told the...
  • CPAC Did Romney stack the straw poll participants with BYU studentss? Was poll online or in person?

    02/12/2012 7:28:10 AM PST · by mitchell001 · 15 replies
    February 12, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    Let's be honest Romney's speech and conservative creditials were weaker than the other GOP presidential candidates. So how does he end up winning the CPAC straw poll?
  • Romney wins Maine Caucuses (less than 5,300 total votes)

    02/11/2012 3:40:41 PM PST · by parksstp · 52 replies
    CNN TV ^ | 02-11-2012 | Charlie Webster
    2,190 39% 1,996 36% 989 18% 349 6% WTF? 5,300 people voted in a state? This is on the same level as the other states? Give me a break