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Romney to Take RNC Victory Lap
nationaljournal ^ | April 16, 2012 | Reid Wilson

Posted on 04/18/2012 12:22:21 PM PDT by Marguerite

Mitt Romney will take a victory lap before members of the Republican National Committee when the party meets at an annual event in Scottsdale, Ariz., this week

While Romney is not formally the party's nominee yet -- he has not clinched the 1,144 delegates required to secure the nomination, and two other candidates remain in the race -- party rules all but guarantee he will win enough delegates to claim the nomination on the first ballot at the GOP's convention in Tampa. Recognizing that reality, Romney and the RNC set up a joint fundraising account earlier this month to begin raising the big bucks it will take to compete in the fall.

And yet Romney won't be speaking to an entirely friendly crowd. While he has secured support from the bulk of the committee's members, at least two state party chairs support other candidates. A.J. Spiker, who heads the Iowa Republican Party, backs Rep. Ron Paul, while Georgia Republican Party chairwoman Sue Everhart is bound by party rules to back former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

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Can't vote for a liberal "reformer moderate with progressive views", as you described yourself, Mitt. You're in the wrong party. You should register to DNC.
1 posted on 04/18/2012 12:22:35 PM PDT by Marguerite
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To: kalee; TitansAFC; onyx; LuvFreeRepublic; Sea Parrot; SweetCaroline; matthew fuller; Gator113; ...

The RNC has just desfranchized ALL the Republican voters in 19 states out of 50.

They don’t need your votes, folks.
Call RNC and tell them what you think:

202.863.8500


2 posted on 04/18/2012 12:27:59 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite

what a putz

I hope he loses all of the remaining primaries


3 posted on 04/18/2012 12:29:00 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Marguerite

They do not want or need our votes in November either


4 posted on 04/18/2012 12:30:48 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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No more primaries in 19 states (in grey)???


5 posted on 04/18/2012 12:31:02 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: GeronL

EXACTLY!

“Are there many grey-colored states left where people have not voted? Well, guess what New York voters? You don’t matter! Neither do voters in Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and any other state who has not yet apportioned their delegates. It doesn’t matter voters in these states could affect the outcome of this race, if enough people are told and believe that their voice is irrelevant, then it truly becomes irrelevant. After all, if someone believes that his or her vote will not make any difference, how many people would waste his or her time to go to the polls?”

http://virginiaconservative.wordpress.com/2012/04/13/the-2012-gop-nomination-is-over/


6 posted on 04/18/2012 12:33:14 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite

We need to stop this nonsense and have closed primaries on the same day in all of the States.


7 posted on 04/18/2012 12:34:33 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!-Sam Adams)
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To: Marguerite
Mitt had better enjoy that victory lap drink it in all he can... because it'll be the very last political win he'll ever have.
8 posted on 04/18/2012 12:40:18 PM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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Let’s FReep this poll!

http://gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com/poll/vote-in-this-poll-about-governor-mitt-romney/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foxnewsinsider%2Fgretawire+%28Gretawire%29&utm_content=FaceBook


9 posted on 04/18/2012 12:40:32 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite
Mitt had better enjoy that victory lap and drink in all he can... because it'll be the very last political win he'll ever have.
10 posted on 04/18/2012 12:41:16 PM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: fortheDeclaration

“We need to stop this nonsense and have closed primaries on the same day in all of the States.”

FULLY AGREE!


11 posted on 04/18/2012 12:44:18 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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Mitt Romney will take a victory lap before members of the Republican National Committee when the party meets at an annual event in Scottsdale, Ariz., this week

Maybe he'll begin his "lap" in the hotel kitchen.

12 posted on 04/18/2012 12:44:41 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: GeronL

Romney is pre-ordained and annointed already by the RNC and GOP-e. Why even have a convention at this point if that’s their position?


13 posted on 04/18/2012 12:49:53 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism is not a party slogan, but a mindset guided by core values and walking the walk.)
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To: ScottinVA

The truth is that Romney does not have enough delegates to claim the title of Republican nominee. He has 573 bound delegates and needs 571 more. To claim otherwise is wishful thinking at best, and an outright lie at worst.

By calling the process over before it is over, as many RINOs, media and pundits are attempting to do, will likely create feeling of disenfranchisement and crack open greater fissures in the Republican base. After all, if a Gingrich or Paul supporter thought the system rigged or that his or her candidate were cheated through early disqualification, that belief might cause thousands of Republican voters to abandon the GOP “annointed one”.


15 posted on 04/18/2012 12:52:47 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite

Thank you for voting!

more favorable 53.23% (1,896 votes)

less favorable 46.77% (1,666 votes)

Never did like the RINO bastard ? % (1)

Total Votes: 3,562


16 posted on 04/18/2012 12:53:37 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Marguerite

Do you think if anyone but the GOPe candidate had only half the required delegates the media and GOPe would be saying “the race is over” and “we need to rally around so and so”? No chance.


17 posted on 04/18/2012 12:56:20 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Marguerite

The GOP already lost me by throwing Mitt at us. He’s not getting my vote... ever.


18 posted on 04/18/2012 12:58:00 PM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: Marguerite

I still have a primary and I WILL vote for MY candidate, not the “anointed”!

They can stick it!


19 posted on 04/18/2012 12:59:12 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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There are 2,286 delegates at stake in the 2012 Republican presidential primaries, that figure means that one candidate must accumulate 50% plus one in order to become the nominee, or 1144 delegates. ONLY 1,034 out of 2,286 delegates have been allocated so far, 101 of them unbound. So have any of the candidates reached the magic number? As of April 6th, the RNC had Romney’s pledged delegate at 573 or half of needed delegates.

Romney is NOT the nominee, far from it. He only won 4 million votes out of 11.5 million, or 41% of the total. 59% of the voters in primaries voted against him.


20 posted on 04/18/2012 12:59:41 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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