Skip to comments.Romney Ahead in Wyoming
Posted on 01/05/2008 11:43:05 AM PST by citizen
CASPER, Wyo. Mitt Romney grabbed the early lead in Wyomings 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 hadnt won any delegates, was third with 17 percent. Results were expected throughout the day.
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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.
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.
However, more recently, he governed conservatively in Massachusetts. Leading pro-family and pro-life people in Massachusetts applauded his efforts.
Actions speak louder than words.
I must go out for a few hours. Would someone please ping me to the debate thread, if you’re around? Thanks!!!
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.
Ultimately, it’s quite difficult to know WHAT Slick Willard supports. His bona fides on these issues are not particularly bona or fide.
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':
Just turned on the news....has the MSM reported Mitt’s lead in Wyoming?
Yep, third in Iowa. Now second in Wyoming.
It’s an UPWARD TREND I tell ya!
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.
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.
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.
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.
See #8 with link to Massachusetts for Life comments.
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?
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. ;)
Hahaha. You guys are to funny. Trying to cut it both ways.
I think it's a good thing when a politician supports the fence.
All candidates who don't support the fence should apologize.
go go team romney!!!
i’d love a romney/thompson ticket
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.
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.
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!
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
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'.
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.
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.
Romney got the MAJORITY of the vote in Wyoming.
Very conservative state.
Oh, and the RINOS - Huckster, Rudy, McCain ... were low single digits.
“Hes anti-2nd amendment “
No he’s not. Romney supports the individual RKBA.
“What is the percentage of evangelicals in Iowa? Probably about the same percentage “
Way higher ... a majority of the GOP caucus goers in Iowa.
I’m sure that Rudy’s ‘GUN GRABBING’ position sure helped him to do so well in WY.....lol
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)
If what you say is true,,,then the Wyoming result is even WORSE for Guiliani than Huckabee!!!
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.
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)