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Romney campaign says losing nomination would take 'act of God'
msnbc ^ | March 7, 2012 | Garrett Haake and Jamie Novogrod

Posted on 03/07/2012 11:36:30 AM PST by Red Steel

BOSTON -- Mitt Romney's campaign gathered the national press corps in their campaign war room this morning to deliver a simple message: It would take an "act of God" for any candidate not named Mitt Romney to win the Republican nomination.

The Boston-based campaign projected confidence in Romney's ability to win the nomination given the emerging delegate math in the campaign following last night's Super Tuesday contests.

"We will get to 1,144 whether it's on someone else’s timeline, or on our timeline," said one top Romney aide. "We will get to 1,144 and be the Republican nominee."

The background briefing with several members of the campaign's senior staff was emblematic of Romney's campaign: no grand flourishes, just business, math and message, with aides asserting the calendar was ill-suited to any candidate looking to eat into Romney's delegate lead.

Looking ahead to a primary calendar where the only remaining true winner-take-all states appear to favor Romney -- Delaware, Utah, New Jersey and the District of Columbia (where Rick Santorum is not on the ballot) -- the advisers tried to slowly close the door on Santorum and Newt Gingrich, who they said had little to no opportunity left to close the delegate gap.

Other delegate-heavy states like California and Texas (the latter thought to be less friendly to Romney) are winner-take-all by congressional district, which all but guarantees their large delegate hauls being split between candidates, rather than award a large haul to a single GOP hopeful. One Romney aide said one would have to "bend the laws of reality," to see Gingrich or Santorum making a significant dent in Romney's lead...

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Asked directly when they would begin working behind the scenes to convince the Gingrich and Santorum campaigns to see the math their way, one Romney adviser responded bluntly "now."

(Excerpt) Read more at firstread.msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: actofnewt; actofsantorum; anactofnewt; anactofsantorum; arrogance; backstabberromney; establishment4romney; getoutnewt; messiahmitt; mitt4romney; mittens; newtgetout; newtsplittingthevote; newtstaysin; romney4nytimes; romney4romney; stenchofromney
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I do not concern myself if Myth gets his 1,144. No one should get out of your way Mittens or the GOP-e because you clowns say so. As far as I'm concerned, this doesn't get settled until the August 30th Convention.
1 posted on 03/07/2012 11:36:33 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

So let it be written

So let it be done.


2 posted on 03/07/2012 11:39:38 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Red Steel

Let us pray!


3 posted on 03/07/2012 11:40:32 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Red Steel

Be careful what you ask for, Willard.


4 posted on 03/07/2012 11:41:09 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Red Steel
"It would take an "act of God" for any candidate not named Mitt Romney to win the Republican nomination."

Not a very good idea to take on HE.

5 posted on 03/07/2012 11:41:57 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: Red Steel

Poking God with a stick is never a good idea.


6 posted on 03/07/2012 11:42:05 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Heehee, less than 1 minute apart!


7 posted on 03/07/2012 11:43:19 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: Red Steel

Okay...I’ll ask. MY God can do this.


8 posted on 03/07/2012 11:43:38 AM PST by madison10
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To: Red Steel

Fortunately, America is “One nation, under God”, and “God shed His grace on thee”, and in many other ways, America seems special in God’s plan. I believe our country deserves better than Romney or Obama, and I will continue to pray that God will bless the Untied States with the best possible leader in these dangerous times.


9 posted on 03/07/2012 11:43:38 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Red Steel; Steelfish; Lazlo in PA; Antoninus; Mountain Mary; CainConservative; AmericanInTokyo
And I believe with all my heart that is exactly what will happen!...........an act of God!

What strange and brazen bravado this Romney has.

10 posted on 03/07/2012 11:44:49 AM PST by Guenevere (....Whom God calls,... He equips......Press On Santorum!)
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To: Pollster1

Amen.


11 posted on 03/07/2012 11:45:06 AM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Red Steel

Now that’s inspiring rhetoric if I ever heard it. ‘Me or the highway!’

Mitt Romney, alienating conservatives since he started his presidential jihad.


12 posted on 03/07/2012 11:46:01 AM PST by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: Red Steel
That's right, both Newt and Santorum need to stay in and fight. Send the GOPE a message if nothing else. They represent the Conservative voice, which the GOPE needs to learn more respect for.

They are right about the fact that it will take an act of God for anybody but Romney to win though, as hard as it is for me to say it. The demographics and statistics all point in one direction.

13 posted on 03/07/2012 11:46:16 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Red Steel

Seems Mr. Romney is like Obama in many ways including the fact he won’t recognize the fact that most folks DON’T WANT HIM AS PRESIDENT.

There’s an elite circle of self serving that are fighting to place Mr. Romney in a position to defend their personal interests is how I see it.

We the people don’t seem to matter to those of that elite circle of the self serving. We should. It’s our country, and we had better impress upon their skulls that point.


14 posted on 03/07/2012 11:48:24 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Red Steel

The arrogance of that prick and his evil minions is totally disgusting.


15 posted on 03/07/2012 11:48:32 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: Red Steel
No Clear Path to Victory for Romney
16 posted on 03/07/2012 11:49:54 AM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: DaxtonBrown

Such arrogance. I believe I read something in the Bible that says, “thou shall not tempt the Lord thy God.” Ooh, Romney what a thing to say!


17 posted on 03/07/2012 11:50:05 AM PST by Catsrus
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To: Red Steel

Aw, they really don’t think He (if He exists at all) is interested in these matters and what they personally say about Him.

Remember this quote and the date these people made this dare.

Remember the Titanic, the ship “even God could not sink.”


18 posted on 03/07/2012 11:51:16 AM PST by Resettozero
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To: DaxtonBrown

It’s obvious, there are an awful lot of conservatives who are voting for Romney. But our best hope now, is for both Newt and Rick, to take enough delegates from the states left to vote, to trigger a brokered convention.


19 posted on 03/07/2012 11:52:26 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Red Steel

And of course “Not even God could sink the Titanic.”


20 posted on 03/07/2012 11:52:41 AM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: Red Steel
Romney campaign says losing nomination would take 'act of God'

Which one, as a Mormon he has so many to choose from...

21 posted on 03/07/2012 11:56:47 AM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Red Steel

The Mormon god or the real God?


22 posted on 03/07/2012 11:57:50 AM PST by crosshairs
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To: Red Steel
GOPE SELECTOR, GOP-E CANDIDATE SELECTOR
23 posted on 03/07/2012 11:59:12 AM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: Maine Mariner

The words “Even God himself could not sink this ship” were only part of the movie Titanic & spoken by a deck hand.

You are adding fuel to a fire that does not exist.


24 posted on 03/07/2012 12:02:12 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Red Steel

Its amazing how like Obama’s campaign, Romney’s is turning out to be. With the intimidation and all...


25 posted on 03/07/2012 12:02:12 PM PST by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: Resettozero

So give me a link that proves this claim as a fact. I would be interested to see if you can even come up with one.


26 posted on 03/07/2012 12:04:26 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Red Steel

I can easily see this going to the convention, where Mitt leads but doesn’t have 1,144. Here are my future guesses:

http://purveyors-of-truth.blogspot.com/2012/03/post-super-tuesday-will-romney-have.html


27 posted on 03/07/2012 12:07:01 PM PST by Barney Gumble (A liberal is someone too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel - Robert Frost)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Are you sure about who made that statement.
I thought it came from one of the managers of the shipyard
or owner’s of the company. One of my friends is a world class expert on the Titanic-I will ask him.


28 posted on 03/07/2012 12:09:05 PM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: CSM

Don’t count God out yet, after all this is His Plan. Mittens better be careful what he says, it just may come true.


29 posted on 03/07/2012 12:17:26 PM PST by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: Red Steel; All

“We will get to 1,144 and be the Republican nominee.”
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....And then in the GE, the Marxist Muslim will kick the ass of the Moderate Mormon because, as George Soros said: “There’s not that much difference between Romney and Obama.


30 posted on 03/07/2012 12:19:27 PM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: Red Steel

I am the inevitable nominee, “Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”


31 posted on 03/07/2012 12:20:41 PM PST by Stingray51
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To: Guenevere; All

And I believe with all my heart that is exactly what will happen!...........an act of God!
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I’m thinking the “Act of God” will happen at the Brokered Convention when Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio leave Tampa as the Prez and VP nominees on the GOP Ticket. YES! YES! YES! Oh God, Please........


32 posted on 03/07/2012 12:26:05 PM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: Red Steel

We, the Republic, are being denied the choice to say NO to socialism and we had better act now!.
There is no difference between Romney and Obama. We, the Republic, are being denied the choice to say NO to socialism.
It’s a setup.
The fix is in.
We, the Republic, have been loosing a war of financial attrition for decades. We, the Republic are engaged in a war with those who govern us. Drastic measures are required to defeat this enemy in order to stop the bleeding that each of us are seeing in the depreciation of our savings, the constant onslaught of taxes, fees, and licenses. Each of them designed to remove our ability to live free.
If a slave is a person who works for no money, then a paid person who works with no money left for savings or investment is therefore a slave. In each case work is done, the slave is fed and roofed.
Fellow Freepers. We can act. We must act. In concert, by crafting a set message, perhaps like above,and post it in every “comments” section of every site any of us encounter. We keep posting the message so as to educate and enrage any reader everywhere. Particularly in all newspapers and news sites prior to each primary.
We must try to influence people other than ourselves about the demise of freedom that the powers have planned.
What better way then to stick with a message and keep spreading it?
We could organize a copy and paste posting attack.
We identify what sites, we declare a day and time for our educational crusade, then strike!
We don’t stop. We keep it up and convince others to copy and paste the same message. With in weeks we could change the political landscape.
We are not the minority. It may seem it, for our voices have been silenced for far too long.
It is time we out shout this evil, well organized attack on our liberties.
We must become equally well organized. Our message is clean and simple:
Freedom.


33 posted on 03/07/2012 12:26:56 PM PST by RavenLooneyToon
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I take issue with this statement: “...there are an awful lot of conservatives who are voting for Romney...”

Exit polls in Ohio indicated that Romney is getting moderates and dissatisfied Democrats, liberals who will not vote for a do-over by BHO2.

I suspect that is why the GOPe have been promoting Romney. For Romney, and Wall Street in particular, are Globalists. First and foremost, they see themselves as world citizens maintaining peace and security world-wide through commerce. And of course, getting rich is important, too, as it keeps the military ‘machine’ primed and ready to maintain the all important security overseas.

For those who do not know what I’m talking about, here’s a quick primer.

It is all about money, power, and who will eventually wield both here at home and internationally.

Gov.Mitt Romney is the candidate for the elitist Republicans who are, in essense, supporters of Globalism.

Wall Street’s business model is international in scope and must have security overseas in order for commerce to thrive. In an attempt to dominate international commerce AND the monetary structure, the U.S.A. must project military strength world wide. This is neither conservative nor liberal in orientation and both Democrats and Republicans have been involved over the decades.

Until Obama arrived on the scene.

The only thing that matters to Republican Globalists is making money. They don’t give a damn about the rights of individuals. The common man or woman on the street is just a “unit” to be taxed or obliterated, it matters not to them.

The last thing they want is for conservatives with Bibles and guns asserting their God-given rights and demanding that Washington, D.C., changes how it does business.


34 posted on 03/07/2012 12:28:18 PM PST by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: Barney Gumble

Very interesting. But, I think Gingrich will get the Texas Delegates; not Santorum. Newt is endorsed by Rick Perry.


35 posted on 03/07/2012 12:29:40 PM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: Red Steel

I did just pray:
that His sceptor decide which President USA shall have next. No one else, none other, no sum of dollars purchased, no foreign influence, no contrary action of man, interfere with this process. Contrary to all man’s ways and understanding, His will be done herein, on earth as it is in heaven. Amen.


36 posted on 03/07/2012 12:35:26 PM PST by veracious
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To: Red Steel

Then, may God help us.

Couldn’t resist.


37 posted on 03/07/2012 12:35:47 PM PST by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

RIGHT ON, RIGHT ON, RIGHT ON!!!

I’m tellin’ ya’. We conservatives go into the freezer the minute this turns into a two man race and we can forget the convention hopes.


38 posted on 03/07/2012 12:36:49 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
"Not even God himself could sink this ship."

-- Employee of the White Star Line, at the launch of the Titanic, May 31, 1911

Exhibit: Titanic Memorandum

39 posted on 03/07/2012 12:36:49 PM PST by madison10
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To: SatinDoll; All

” Gov.Mitt Romney is the candidate for the elitist Republicans who are, in essense, supporters of Globalism.”

B I N G O


40 posted on 03/07/2012 12:37:42 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Guenevere
And the Lord with humble the proud and exalt the lowley.
41 posted on 03/07/2012 12:38:52 PM PST by diamond6 (Check out: http://www.biblechristiansociety.com/home.php and learn about the faith.)
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To: All

I have been praying for months now that God will give us a STRONG Christian president in 2012 who will adhere to Biblical principles regarding marriage, the unborn and poverty.

My God is able. He may or may not do it but he is still ABLE!


42 posted on 03/07/2012 12:39:52 PM PST by ClarenceThomasfan (If Romney is the nominee, say hello to four more years of Obama!)
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To: ClarenceThomasfan

I don’t think any of those people are in the running yet.


43 posted on 03/07/2012 12:43:13 PM PST by madison10
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To: madison10

Im not going to tell God how to do his business but we have Gingrich and Santorum and hopes of a brokered convention.


44 posted on 03/07/2012 12:48:23 PM PST by ClarenceThomasfan (If Romney is the nominee, say hello to four more years of Obama!)
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To: Red Steel

I wouldn’t put it past God, if I were Mittens. Should he lose, Mittens should acknowledge God’s will.


45 posted on 03/07/2012 12:49:16 PM PST by pallis
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To: Red Steel

Oh, dearie dear. Willard may have really messed up his chances with this one. At least, we can pray he did.


46 posted on 03/07/2012 12:57:19 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
There are some references that Thomas Andrews, the architect, or Joseph Ismay, the owner of the Titanic....said a variation of those words...

..of course, in the movie, the words are spoken rather arrogantly by the actor, Billy Zane.

47 posted on 03/07/2012 1:02:22 PM PST by Guenevere (....Whom God calls,... He equips......Press On Santorum!)
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To: Red Steel

Dear God, I think Romney just double dog dared You.

IBTZ on Romney.


48 posted on 03/07/2012 1:17:17 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Red Steel

Romney campaign says losing nomination would take ‘act of God’

Obama replies,”Oh,no I won’t let it happen...oh, wait I keep forgetting I am not thee God.”


49 posted on 03/07/2012 1:19:09 PM PST by Leep (Dueling tag lines=don't worry,you'll be a vegetable guy soon<>It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: no dems

He might, but I was more focused on whether Romney gets to 1,144 not which non-Romney candidate wins. I assumed Gingrich drops out prior to April 1.

Of course, if two non-Romney candidates continue to split the non-Romney vote, then Romney will clean up the winner take all states. I don’t assume for a second that 100% of Gingrich votes would go to Santorum but I imagine a 2/3 - 1/3 split in favor of Santorum.


50 posted on 03/07/2012 1:26:55 PM PST by Barney Gumble (A liberal is someone too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel - Robert Frost)
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