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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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To: 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

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

That's the only fair way to do it.

21 posted on 04/18/2012 1:01:24 PM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: Marguerite

Done! Can you ping everyone to your post so they can do their part too?


22 posted on 04/18/2012 1:03:52 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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Posted by Anne N on April 18, 2012:

“Just called the RNC to request removal from the mailing list. If you want to do the same, here is the number:

202.863.8500

When they asked why, I said the GOP has gone too far in pushing Romney on us and the conservative base has had enough, especially now with this meeting Friday between Romney and state Chairs for “victory lap” when, in fact, this primary is far from over.”


23 posted on 04/18/2012 1:07:54 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

I called the #.

The young dude said that the primary is over Romney will be the nominee cuz Santorum dropped out.

I told him I would pass the message along to the GOP committee here in town.


24 posted on 04/18/2012 1:10:09 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (and we are still campaigning against MITT and for Newt in CT and RI.)
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To: Charles Martel

“Maybe he’ll begin his “lap” in the hotel kitchen.”

Maybe he’ll just jump in Ann’s lap. :)


25 posted on 04/18/2012 1:10:43 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: Gator113

more favorable 53.15% (1,906 votes)
less favorable 46.85% (1,680 votes)

Total Votes: 3,586

Please FReepers, continue voting this poll
Let’s bring the favorable under 50% :

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


26 posted on 04/18/2012 1:16:39 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

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

What do you mean, Marguerite? My Rino friends, registered Republicans all, are thrilled with the RNC...as well as with Mittens Romney, their heir apparent.

Maybe you mean to say that the RNC has disenfranchised all Conservative Republican voters, that tiny minority.


27 posted on 04/18/2012 1:29:11 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: Marguerite

FReeped.


28 posted on 04/18/2012 1:42:59 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Marguerite

Counting his chickens before they are hatched. I won’t vote for romney and I won’t vote for Obama.

Guess it’s a write-in for me.

I think we need to mount a HUGH write-in campaign for Newt and blow the secret underwear off Willard.


29 posted on 04/18/2012 1:43:50 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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The RNC can stick their Romney up their Romney's.


30 posted on 04/18/2012 1:48:29 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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Please FReepers, continue voting this poll
Let’s bring the favorable under 50% :

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

Romney believes in progressive principle

http://youtu.be/dMcjJEXt9To


31 posted on 04/18/2012 1:55:39 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
Call RNC and tell them what you think: 202.863.8500

"Don't commit a Rockefelleny!"

32 posted on 04/18/2012 1:55:47 PM PDT by Lady Lucky (Retro Sark...because you just never know when you'll have needed a sark tag.)
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To: Marguerite

more favorable 52.93% (1,932 votes)

less favorable 47.07% (1,718 votes


33 posted on 04/18/2012 1:58:37 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Mitt Romney is the supreme exemplification of the word SMARMY.)
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To: onyx

“The RNC can stick their Romney up their Romney’s”

LOL

You do have a way with words, onyx :)

I’ve got a keeper for you:

A VOICE FOR FREEDOM
Stand With NEWT, because Newt stands with YOU!
http://youtu.be/uDIuCF8_bJ4


34 posted on 04/18/2012 1:58:55 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

35 posted on 04/18/2012 1:59:12 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Marguerite
If it ain't Newt, we're screwt !


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36 posted on 04/18/2012 2:00:20 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Salvation
"Guess it’s a write-in for me. "

If it's Mitt vs obaama, I'm writing in Ted Nugent.

37 posted on 04/18/2012 2:00:30 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Mitt Romney is the supreme exemplification of the word SMARMY.)
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To: onyx

The funniest tweet of the day:

Q: Why did Mitt Romney put his dog on top of the car?
A: So that Barack Obama wouldn’t eat it.


38 posted on 04/18/2012 2:06:01 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.” "

I wouldn't mind having say five sequential primary dates, with first voters being the reddest states, and the bluest states last.

39 posted on 04/18/2012 2:06:23 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Mitt Romney is the supreme exemplification of the word SMARMY.)
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To: Marguerite

The RNC didn’t get the message in 2008.


40 posted on 04/18/2012 2:06:28 PM PDT by OlagJohnson
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Check out this:

Romney is slandering the conservative base of the Republican Party!

http://rightonweekly.com/romney-loses-integrity-again/


41 posted on 04/18/2012 2:12:37 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: tomkat

more favorable 50.68% (1,941 votes)
less favorable 49.32% (1,889 votes)

Total Votes: 3,830


42 posted on 04/18/2012 2:16:00 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. I WILL call them and tell them what I think.


43 posted on 04/18/2012 2:23:06 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: OlagJohnson
"The RNC didn’t get the message in 2008"

The RNC didn’t get the message in 2010 either


44 posted on 04/18/2012 2:29:56 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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Woo-hoo! Thank you all FReepers!

In the last 6 months, has your opinion of Governor Mitt Romney gotten more favorable or less favorable?

more favorable 46.48% (1,944 votes)
less favorable 53.52% (2,238 votes)

Total Votes: 4,182


45 posted on 04/18/2012 2:32:43 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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more favorable 41.12% (1,950 votes)
less favorable 58.88% (2,792 votes)

Total Votes: 4,742


46 posted on 04/18/2012 2:48:33 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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THANKS VERY MUCH FOR THAT!

GO NEWT!!!!


47 posted on 04/18/2012 2:56:12 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Marguerite

I won’t be giving money to either one.


48 posted on 04/18/2012 2:57:21 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: Marguerite

It worked!!!

more favorable 38.76% (1,960 votes)
less favorable 61.24% (3,097 votes)


49 posted on 04/18/2012 3:01:11 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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more favorable 38.67% (1,960 votes)
less favorable 61.33% (3,109 votes)

Total Votes: 5,069

Romney sinking fast! LOL


50 posted on 04/18/2012 3:02:39 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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