Meanwhile, Romney wins the Washington Caucus

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    42% of the vote in, Romney has 37% of the vote to Crazy Ron Paul and Santorum with 24% each.

    I will let you get back to complaining about what an overpaid loudmouth with a golden microphone said to get attention.
     
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    I am feeling good about this news. [​IMG]
     
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    Another non-binding caucus that is essentially a straw vote. Next Tuesday will be the main show. If Romney sweeps them all, it is over. If Romney loses Ohio and the South, this race will last to the convention and these states that are having non-binding caucuses become a pivotal battleground. The candidates must revisit them again or risk losing delegates.
     
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    I'm not. Romney is a horrible candidate. I don't think there's any possiblitity he can win, and he might hurt us down-ticket.
     
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    Quite true. In fact, a lot of these contests are meaningless.

    Florida and Arizona gave all their delegats to Romney, but broke the rules by having their primaries early and not awarding them proportionately.

    There will be all sorts of credential fights if Romney doesn't wrap this up soon. It will be a mess. And if he does wrap it up, he'll lose, badly in November.
     
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    And if Newt loses GA, he will bow out, or so he has indicated... [​IMG]

    I personally like Newt, but think Romney is the one that can beat Obama. He has the $$$$$$, for starters and I think Independents will go for Romney.
     
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    Well, I know that's what you've been told, but not really.

    Romney is getting less votes in these primaries than he got in 2008 when he lost.

    Look, if John McCain, war hero, bi-partisan bridge builder and all around decent guy couldn't win over the independents, Romney won't either. His negatives amongst independents are higher than McCain's ever were.

    Romney's best selling point was the economy sucks andhe's a businessman. But if the economy continues to get better, that's not a selling point.
     
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    You're assuming I believe everything I've been told???:lol: Sorry JoeB...I do my own research. Found it interesting that a majority of Catholic women voted for Romney over Santorum, who is a Catholic, in the last primary. Romney is on a roll. Better duck.
     
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    i don't find that terribly impressive because

    1) Michigan is Romney's "home State". He was born there. But he won't take it or his other "Home State" (Massachusetts) in November.

    2) He outspent Santorum something like 10-1, if you factor in Super Pacs.

    3) He had the entire GOP Republican Machine behind him.

    4) He had the mainstream media sliming Santorum 24/7.

    5) And Santorum stepped into it with this whole contraception mess, which is a loser issue.

    But overall (not knowing what the "Catholic Women" vote was) Romney won his home state by a whopping 3 points.

    Here's another factor. IN 2008, well over Half a million people participated in Washington's caucus. . Romney, although he came in third place behind Huckabee and McCain, still managed to garner a whopping 86,000 votes.

    This time, total particpation was 51,000, of which Romney got 19,111 votes.

    Now, you want to hear the truly scary part.

    In 2008, Romney had already suspended his campaign at that point.

    So the "Frontrunner" only got a fourth of the votes he got 4 years ago after he had given up. While participation in the caucus was only a TENTH of what it was 4 years ago when the nomination was nearly decided.

    This is not a movement that unseats a president. This is a "let's get it over with" action.
     
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    John McCain.........war hero, bridge builder and all around decent guy? Proof that lies......if told often enough.....become reality for some.
     

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