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Romney Ahead in Wyoming
Associated Press ^ | January 5, 2008 | Staff

Posted on 01/05/2008 11:43:05 AM PST by citizen

CASPER, Wyo. — Mitt Romney grabbed the early lead in Wyoming’s Republican caucuses Saturday as the state had its brief moment in the political spotlight sandwiched between attention-getting contests in Iowa and New Hampshire.

The former Massachusetts governor gained the first four delegates while California Rep. Duncan Hunter won a fifth.

Romney easily led the overall vote with more than 50 percent. Hunter was second with 21 percent and Fred Thompson, who hadn’t won any delegates, was third with 17 percent. Results were expected throughout the day.

(Excerpt) Read more at youdecide08.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: 2008; duncanhunter; election; fredthompson; romney; wy2008; wyoming
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To: Petronski
But he's the one who supports the HLA now. Some still don't.

Mitt is right to embrace the GOP platform and the HLA while acknowleding it is a two-step process. While it may not be plausible in the near future, the country benefits from a president willing to use the bully pulpit to further the cause. If one doesn't even support the ultimate outcome -- the HLA -- how is that strongly pro-life? Pro-lifers are better served by a president willing to work towards the ultimate goal, regardless of whether or not it is attainable in the near future.

201 posted on 01/05/2008 2:53:36 PM PST by redgirlinabluestate (www.MittReport.com)
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To: redgirlinabluestate

HLA doesn’t matter as much as credibility on these issues.

Just ask National Right to Life, they endorsed Fred (along with at least half a dozen state organizations).

And again, the President has NO constitutional role in amendment of the constitution. None.


202 posted on 01/05/2008 2:55:46 PM PST by Petronski (Willard Myth Romney: 51% negatives)
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To: 22cal
His old campaign youtube clips are not my favorite. But for Massachusetts, his statements on some social issues were moderate while his positions on foreign policy, fiscal policy and domestic policy were always conservative.

However, more recently, he governed conservatively in Massachusetts. Leading pro-family and pro-life people in Massachusetts applauded his efforts.

MUST READ letter from Massachusetts pro-family groups praising Romney's efforts to strengthen the American family.

Actions speak louder than words.

203 posted on 01/05/2008 2:59:15 PM PST by redgirlinabluestate (www.MittReport.com)
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To: Owen; TheLion; All

I must go out for a few hours. Would someone please ping me to the debate thread, if you’re around? Thanks!!!


204 posted on 01/05/2008 2:59:33 PM PST by La Enchiladita
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To: Petronski

I find it very odd that an organization doesn’t care whether someone supports their ulitmate goal or not. It might be the most mind-boggling thing from the campaign. So far.


205 posted on 01/05/2008 3:00:48 PM PST by redgirlinabluestate (www.MittReport.com)
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To: La Enchiladita

Will do!


206 posted on 01/05/2008 3:01:53 PM PST by TheLion
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To: redgirlinabluestate

Ultimately, it’s quite difficult to know WHAT Slick Willard supports. His bona fides on these issues are not particularly bona or fide.


207 posted on 01/05/2008 3:02:43 PM PST by Petronski (Willard Myth Romney: 51% negatives)
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To: paudio
How come you only post this list now?

They only just dug it up. You-tube paints an entirely different picture of Romney 1994-2005. Here's one exmaple. Would a conservative say such things?

Abortion & gay rights & Reagan-Bush & 'equal rights':

The Real Romney

208 posted on 01/05/2008 3:03:07 PM PST by 22cal (Forgiven, not perfected)
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To: 22cal

exmaple- example


209 posted on 01/05/2008 3:05:04 PM PST by 22cal (Forgiven, not perfected)
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To: redgirlinabluestate

Just turned on the news....has the MSM reported Mitt’s lead in Wyoming?


210 posted on 01/05/2008 3:06:28 PM PST by TheLion
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To: mylife

Yep, third in Iowa. Now second in Wyoming.

It’s an UPWARD TREND I tell ya!

:)


211 posted on 01/05/2008 3:10:55 PM PST by 2111USMC (www.Fred08.com)
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To: Swordfished
As an addendum to my post that the 'war on terror' is first priority with me. It still is.

I want a trustworthy conservative with expertise in foreign policy. One who Condi Rice called upon to head a policy committee, one who was on the Senate intelligence committee, one who would sit across the table from the evil ones and make them shudder inside. Fred Thompson.

212 posted on 01/05/2008 3:11:33 PM PST by 22cal (Forgiven, not perfected)
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To: 2111USMC

Keep Chipping!


213 posted on 01/05/2008 3:15:54 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Petronski
If you gain the whole world but lose your soul, what have you?

How can you talk when you're supporting a candidate that believes the states ought to have the right to choose whether or not they want to 'murder' the unborn.

214 posted on 01/05/2008 3:20:17 PM PST by Swordfished
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To: TheLion
Isn’t it just amazing that Romney is winning one of our most conservative states!

If Romney weren't LDS, he wouldn't have a prayer of winning Wyoming. This is one state where the religion issue cuts in Mitt's favor.

215 posted on 01/05/2008 3:21:23 PM PST by CommerceComet
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To: CommerceComet

I read earlier around here that the Mormon population is 10 to 15%....didn’t Romney get a tremendously high percentage of the vote? No it wasn’t because of Mormons.


216 posted on 01/05/2008 3:24:17 PM PST by TheLion
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To: redgirlinabluestate
Mitt lied. Just found this on another thread:

No pro-life endorsement for Romney.

See #8 with link to Massachusetts for Life comments.

217 posted on 01/05/2008 3:29:30 PM PST by 22cal (Forgiven, not perfected)
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To: 22cal
All words. Some words uttered decades ago. He made moderate statements on social issues. We get it. We know. However, I'll take actions over words any time.

You didn't read that letter I linked for you, did you? I guess all those pro-life and pro-family people who were applauding Mitt's conservative actions in Massachusetts just don't know him as well as you do, huh?

218 posted on 01/05/2008 3:30:27 PM PST by redgirlinabluestate (www.MittReport.com)
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To: CommerceComet

That’s not really Wyoming, guy. Come out and visit! It’s a beautiful state. But we’re way too evenly distributed for stuff like that.

I’ll say it again: the 3 conservatives got the nods.

Romney probably won because his family has been here the most (it helps when you have 5 kids out campaigning for you) and because he’s the conservative with the best shot of winning.

I knew Fred would be popular, and he was.

I did get a laugh out of the Ron Paul supporters today. :)

“Wyoming is dead without.... Ron Paul! Ron Paul Ron Paul!”

Kind of catchy in an obnoxious way. ;)


219 posted on 01/05/2008 3:33:28 PM PST by CaspersGh0sts
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To: CommerceComet

Hahaha. You guys are to funny. Trying to cut it both ways.


220 posted on 01/05/2008 3:33:58 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: citizen

221 posted on 01/05/2008 4:11:35 PM PST by byteback
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To: Diogenesis
Romney taking credit for Duncan Hunter's fence, in Romney's flier. The information of Hunter's fence should have been in ..... Duncan Hunter's flier, etc. Romney should apologize.

I think it's a good thing when a politician supports the fence.

All candidates who don't support the fence should apologize.

222 posted on 01/05/2008 4:46:33 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: All

go go team romney!!!

i’d love a romney/thompson ticket


223 posted on 01/05/2008 5:30:49 PM PST by modest proposal
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To: TheLion
I read earlier around here that the Mormon population is 10 to 15%....didn’t Romney get a tremendously high percentage of the vote? No it wasn’t because of Mormons.

What is the percentage of evangelicals in Iowa? Probably about the same percentage and they are credited with carrying Huckabee to his victory in a much more contested event. Ten to 15% of the population, if highly organized, is more than sufficient to carry a candidate in a caucus.

224 posted on 01/05/2008 5:53:09 PM PST by CommerceComet
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To: redgirlinabluestate

I am a great judge of character after 20+ years in college teaching. They can’t often fool me with fake stories about their late work versus actual reasons I should give them grace. I can tell a charlatan, like Romney or Huckabee, when I see one on tv.


225 posted on 01/05/2008 6:15:21 PM PST by 22cal (Forgiven, not perfected)
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To: 22cal

I knew it! Of course, you are smarter, better informed and more intuitive than all the people who now him and worked with him. Thanks for confirming!


226 posted on 01/05/2008 6:17:53 PM PST by redgirlinabluestate (www.MittReport.com)
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To: redgirlinabluestate

now=know


227 posted on 01/05/2008 6:18:09 PM PST by redgirlinabluestate (www.MittReport.com)
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To: mylife
"Apparently The presidency is gained by being “Mr Money Bags”. That doesn’t sit well with many in America. "

I'm beginning to believe that myself. I see a direct correlation between the amount of campaign money available and the way the MSM favors the money candidate.

The average Joe gets his info from the MSM so all the voters awarness of a candidate is recieved through the MSM bias filter which seems to be coin operated

228 posted on 01/05/2008 8:07:28 PM PST by KTM rider ( SCOTUS '08 it's more than the oval office this time)
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To: Bull Market
Fox’s post-Iowa coverage was infuriating.

I dont understand Fox these days. What happened to 'We Report, You Decide' and 'Fair and Balanced'? Now it's 'Let Us Tell You How to Think'.

229 posted on 01/05/2008 8:08:00 PM PST by citizen ("Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." Benjamin Franklin)
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To: All
Does anyone have any up-to-the-minute running totals?

Leni

230 posted on 01/05/2008 9:22:42 PM PST by MinuteGal (Three Cheers for the FRed, White and Blue !!!)
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To: La Enchiladita
Jack Mormon is a name for their apostates. For whatever reason, they usually go a bit wild.
231 posted on 01/05/2008 11:08:04 PM PST by elhombrelibre (Al Qaeda: enemy of civilization and humanity. Ron Paul: al Qaeda's puppet and mouthpiece.)
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To: Dan(9698)
Do their delegates count or not?

They can count to twenty if they take their shoes and socks off.

Which is why they live in Wyoming. Nevada banned them at the blackjack tables.

232 posted on 01/05/2008 11:12:26 PM PST by bIlluminati (There is no compassion in feeding the bitterness of the common man with empty government promises.)
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To: MinuteGal
Go Thompson! Go Hunter! And Go Romney!

But will Thompson be mentioned as #2 the way Romney was in Iowa? I can already guess that Hunter at #3 will receive the same attention by the DBM that #3 in Iowa received.

233 posted on 01/05/2008 11:35:48 PM PST by bIlluminati (There is no compassion in feeding the bitterness of the common man with empty government promises.)
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To: TheLion

Romney got the MAJORITY of the vote in Wyoming.

Very conservative state.
Blowout win.

Oh, and the RINOS - Huckster, Rudy, McCain ... were low single digits.


234 posted on 01/06/2008 12:11:20 AM PST by WOSG (Iowa gave us a CLUSTERHUCK)
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To: 22cal

“He’s anti-2nd amendment “

No he’s not. Romney supports the individual RKBA.


235 posted on 01/06/2008 12:12:54 AM PST by WOSG (Iowa gave us a CLUSTERHUCK)
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To: CommerceComet

“What is the percentage of evangelicals in Iowa? Probably about the same percentage “
Way higher ... a majority of the GOP caucus goers in Iowa.


236 posted on 01/06/2008 12:13:40 AM PST by WOSG (Iowa gave us a CLUSTERHUCK)
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To: citizen

I’m sure that Rudy’s ‘GUN GRABBING’ position sure helped him to do so well in WY.....lol


237 posted on 01/06/2008 7:44:57 AM PST by stockstrader (We need a conservative who will UNITE the Party, not a liberal who will DEMORALIZE it!)
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To: WOSG

None of them got a single delegate.

Wyoming is extremely conservative on economic issues (among the most conservative of all states), but only moderately conservative on social issues. That is not a good combination for Huckabee.

The current delegate standings (minus superdelegates):

Romney 26 (20)
Huckabee 20 (17)
Thompson 6 (6)
McCain 3 (3)
Paul 2 (2)
Hunter 1 (1)
Giuliani 1 (0)
Everyone else 0 (0)


238 posted on 01/06/2008 8:20:03 AM PST by Heartofsong83
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To: Heartofsong83
Wyoming is extremely conservative on economic issues (among the most conservative of all states), but only moderately conservative on social issues. That is not a good combination for Huckabee.

If what you say is true,,,then the Wyoming result is even WORSE for Guiliani than Huckabee!!!

239 posted on 01/06/2008 8:59:35 AM PST by stockstrader (We need a conservative who will UNITE the Party, not a liberal who will DEMORALIZE it!)
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To: Heartofsong83

Thanks for the list.

BTW, the whole ‘superdelagate’ thing is a way for the ruling party to rig the nomination process.

I despise the tyranny of the two-party system. I would welcome a meaningful election process instead of the managed outcome we now have.


240 posted on 01/06/2008 9:41:16 AM PST by citizen ("Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." Benjamin Franklin)
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To: citizen

I agree, I don’t like superdelegates either; they should get one vote at their home state/district/territory delegation.

The Democrats have far, far more superdelegates, and because of that, Hillary has a huge lead still:

Hillary Clinton - 169 (15)
Barack Obama - 66 (16)
John Edwards - 47 (13)
Bill Richardson - 19 (0)
Dennis Kucinich - 0 (0)
Mike Gravel - 0 (0)

Chris Dodd (WD) - 0 (0)
Joe Biden (WD) - 0 (0)


241 posted on 01/06/2008 10:42:17 AM PST by Heartofsong83
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