Skip to comments.Romney Secures 88 Texas Delegates, Clinches Nomination
Posted on 05/29/2012 6:33:59 PM PDT by Vigilanteman
Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has now secured at least 88 of the 155 delegates at stake in the Texas Primary, bringing his secured delegate total to 1174, 30 more than necessary to win the majority of the delegated needed for the GOP nomination.
With 4% of Texas precincts now reporting, Romney has consistently maintained or increased a 60 point lead over his nearest competitor, Congressman Ron Paul.
In the contested race for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, David Dewhurst is holding a 48% to 31% lead over his nearest rival Ted Cruz in a nine person contest.
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So who will vote for him?
Your hubster obviously doesn't follow Free Republic. It really sucks that so many good conservatives were fooled by those attack ads.
When that China story fell, it fell with a thud and permanently.
There were 1200 attorneys associated with that firm!
Why Dewhurst ever singled out Cruz for legal work that he never did, I’m sure I don’t know, especially when it was so easy to separate the facts from the Dewhurst fiction.
Embarrassing Dewhurst over reach.
Then, we must vote against progressive Romney such that we can nominate a Conservative in 2016 and get the progressives out of power as soon as possible.
It’s an amazing showing for Cruz.
The tea party was really behind him and to do that well against an established guy like Dewhurst is really unexpected.
Dewhurst will win the runoff though.
What is so great about Cruz anyway? I think it’s just that David is thought to be part of The Establishment and he is, but in a good way.
I’m gonna say one thing about this Texas vote and you can take what you want from it.
When I voted Friday, the place was packed and it was split into Red primary lines and Dem primary lines.
Not ONE SOUL was in the Dem primary line! Not ONE SOUL!
I did not see a single rebuttal from Cruz about the Chinese allegations. Maybe he didn’t have the money.
Why? Because he's our SOB? That's a classic mistake that brings down nations.
“What is so great about Cruz anyway?”
Well, IMHO, he combines Conservatism and Machismo in one. He would be a sexy and sassy US Senator.
And this is a Blue Dog county, but Obama ate all the Blue Dogs!
Well he rolled back welfare.
Dallas is a hellish nightmare and Leppert did a good job there.
He was my second choice.
He didn't even have the time. Dewhurst's campaign began running those commercials right on the very eve of the Texas vote. Despicable, and as low as any cutthroat liberal would do.
Thankfully, we'll now have a run-off campaign, and Cruz will have the time and space to successfully dead-agent those baseless RINO attacks.
Of course Newt was the guy that held a gun to his head.
Dallas is a hellish nightmare.
Same in my polling place. Two bored looking black ladies behind the dem desk and not a soul voting over there.
Did you just now locate Free Republic?
Now Ron Kirk is in charge is US trade Hooboy!
You can vote for Obama or Obama Lite.
Well not compared to some states (like mine, IL) but KBH and Cornyn aren’t a great Senate pair for a rock-ribbed conservative state. Time to beat the establishment.
I hope this represents a lack of enthusiasm for the Dems.
Vote down ticket R!
Yep. I'm sure I don't know, either .. wink, wink...
I’ll be ok with it if Cruz manages to win, but don’t think he will.
All she ever did good was gun rights
I voted R down ticket and up ticket.
Yeah, because he really, really, really, is severely conservative .. (puke)
Listen...if you're so scared of Obama that you see no other alternative but to sell your conservative principles down the toilet for his virtual twin, then AT LEAST announce that you're doing it for pragmatic reasons.
You mean to say he (Dewhurst)ran the dang thing TONIGHT!???
Except for lower offices, like the House and Senate...this election is over for true conservatives. Romney doesnt nor will ever represent us or our values. It is the acme of foolishness to think otherwise.
Especially for the Dems.
After voting, I walked next door and peeked my head into the Dem voting area, and there was only one dirty hippie looking trashbag talking to the Dem election workers.
Meanwhile, the Republican voting room was busy as beavers. There also weren't any Dem campaign workers outside my polling place, but there must have been at least half a dozen of our folks handing out literature and so-forth outside.
One soul was a dem when I voted at 4:00 PM with milder afternoon traffic. Took hubby at 5:30 and it was packed, but I waited in the car and read FR.
Dailly Caller reports a low turn out helped Cruz and was expected since the vote was a month late, followed a holiday weekend and marginal voters were too pooped from the weekend, but you know us conservatives, WE turn out no matter what!
I think I just threw up in my mouth a little. At least pretend that you're only supporting Romney because he's the last Republican standing. The cheer leading is embarrassing, to say the least.
No -- he's been running those negative ads for at least a week now (at least that's when I really noticed them). Still - that close to election day, is pretty much the cusp.
Geez......do you have battered wife syndrome or something?
Mitt Romneys Dismal Record
"As U.S. real output grew 13 percent between 2002 and 2006, Massachusetts trailed at 9 percent.
* Manufacturing employment fell 7 percent nationwide those years, but sank 14 percent under Romney, placing Massachusetts 48th among the states.
* Between fall 2003 and autumn 2006, U.S. job growth averaged 5.4 percent, nearly three times Massachusetts' anemic 1.9 percent pace.
* While 8 million Americans over age 16 found work between 2002 and 2006, the number of employed Massachusetts residents actually declined by 8,500 during those years.
"Massachusetts was the only state to have failed to post any gain in its pool of employed residents," professors Sum and McLaughlin concluded.
In an April 2003 meeting with the Massachusetts congressional delegation in Washington, Romney failed to endorse President Bush's $726 billion tax-cut proposal."
[Cato Institute annual Fiscal Policy Report Card - America's Governors, 2004.]
1. Implemented/created Gay Marriage in MA
2. Supported and forced Gay Adoption in MA
3. Supported Abortion wholeheartedly
4. Raised taxes/fees over 300% while being Governor of MA
5. Implemented a state-level Cap and Trade system.
6. Supported Man-Made Global Warming
7. Supported the Brady Bill
8. Implemented a state level Assault Weapons Ban after the Federal AWB was allowed to expire.
9. Supported TARP
10. Supported Amnesty for Illegal Aliens (Citizenship for those already here)
11. Supported McCain-Kennedy (Amnesty)
12. Implemented a socialized medicine in MA called RomneyCare complete with an Individual Mandate and $50 abortions.
13. Nominated 27 Democrats (out of 36 nominations) for judgeships in MA, many of them extreme left-wingers.
Overall turn out was light but it was nonexistent for the Dems.
I predict the same for the General election.
Much appreciated. Even Rush stole it a time or two.
Rush steals stuff from me everyday! LOL
I am truly shocked. Haven’t seen one of those ads at all myself, but heard about the thing running early on in the campaign in Houston, causing a stir.
Read later what a crock looked like was defined by that stupid ad. It was shot down easy. Thought it went away.
Astounding Cruz did so well with that thing still running, but the word was gotten out that it was a boat load.
Sorry for what happened to your ancestors, but they were on the wrong side. If you don't believe that, then you're on the wrong forum.
This is Free Republic, not the Loyalist Democracy.
He does seem to be phoning it in nowadays, doesn't he? Good on ya.
Yep. Dewhurst ran those ads on talk radio round the clock for the last week or two. That's where I heard them. I just laughed, but I knew that other, less well-informed conservatives, would likely take the bait.
Glad you saw through the crap from the outset. The man's as big an establishment weasel as Romney is.
I should be his prep guy and he should pay me plenty LOL!
Rush is still the consummate radio professional.
It is disgusting, and I see RINO judges all over the country.
When they came with the handshake picture of “we are all socialists now”, I was like, nah, not me, screw you all. I can play my part and pretend, but I am NEVER EVER going to be a socialist me me me loser, who replaces justice with some kind of judge who thinks he is entitled to his job without consequences, because it is some kind of union bureaucratic position and he deserves it just like that.
This is where all this term limit and tenuring this and that comes from. This is like college bull crap.
This is communism, where somehow each one’s position is “respected” and tenured regardless, the people supposedly having a place as part of government, like when they gave peasants and workers their place.
“Oh, so, now, I am a murderer, that’s my job too, because I am a prowler and I am supposed to be gay or abort, I guess.”
Everything is like pre-assigned? Are these people mad?
Hey, if they can indulge, so can I, except I will know it is stupid while they will claim it is not, because they are narcissists. I do not care about these people, not one iota. I do not believe any of them, they are all crazy.
I am not embracing the mental state of stupidity of the governmentoid, no, we are not all socialists, you are all stupid, is my answer. What honor is there in such system. I know nothing is perfect, but perfecting the imperfect like that is completely stupider than ever, and the utmost in hypocrisy.
Perhaps Sarahs endorsement flushed Dewhurst out after all?
No doubt in my mind that it did. I wasn't even aware that Dewhurst was running, until after Sarah had endorsed Ted Cruz. Once she did, the big guns came out, and all hell broke loose on the airwaves about every sort of dirt against Cruz.
I read it as a reaction, and because of that, it had to be coming from the establishment wing of the Republican party.
Cruz built bridges to the people over the last year, the old fashioned way. He's been out there meeting with Tea Party groups and other concerned citizens for the past twelve months. The man's burnt the shoe leather the hard way. He's earned the endorsements of a host of respectable groups and individuals who stand for our conservative American principles.
Dewhurst? Not so much. All I've heard from this guy are attack ads, which makes him whale shit, as far as I'm concerned.
He owes a lot to the conservative blogosphere and places like Free Republic. At least Mark Levin is courteous enough to mention us once in a while. Rush? Never.
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