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Mitt Romney Wins Florida Primary: Surprised or Saw It Coming?

Politics 2012/02/01 01:11:20
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This may or may not come as a surprise, depending on how much you've been paying attention to the news outlets all day long, but Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has won the Florida primary. The win wasn't exactly a big surprise, as throughout the day, several different polls have been showing Romney much ahead of the other presidential candidates, sometimes even with double-digit wins.

CNN reports that Mitt Romney received nearly half of the votes in Florida, at about 47 percent. Coming in at second place with 31 percent of the votes was Newt Gingrich; Rick Santorum and Ron Paul trailed behind with 13 percent and seven percent respectively. Are you surprised at the Florida primary results? And does this mean the race is pretty much over, with Mitt Romney as the GOP's presidential pick?


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  • Franklin jams 2012/02/01 17:25:52
    Franklin
    +1
    ...keep it straight / the line of attack came from Sarah Palin and was pushed by us TEA party members not by Newt ...you playing Republican party games now and we are not brain dead like DNC supporters . Blaming Newt for the actions of people like me who are pulling back from the Republicans as a party is not going to get you in with anybody , just ask Charley Christ how stuff like that works out ! ...once touched by the R democrats will never have you - supporting the Republican establishment will also not get you seat at the table!
  • jams Franklin 2012/02/01 17:31:33
    jams
    The point about a faction "pulling back" from the GOP is a good point. I didn't focus on that before. The GOP has to win more than the hard core constitutionalists to stop the socialist agenda. But the hard core people have a right to their voice. It just shouldn't be Newt. He's a deceiver. Why aren't you guys supporting Santorum?
  • baboula jams 2012/02/02 04:43:12
    baboula
    I have no idea what Gingrichs' advertising was but tell me what is fundamentally untrue?
  • jams baboula 2012/02/02 11:24:19
    jams
    Not sure what you are asking. If you have no idea what it was, what is it you think you want to know about the parts that were untrue?

    You have to have some knowledge to even attempt to understand why Newt's advertising failed.

    It will continue to fail because, on a fundamental level, he represents himself as something he is not and fools people who have no idea.
  • baboula jams 2012/02/02 19:21:06
    baboula
    You said it ws fundamentally untrue and parroting Newt's failed ads; I live in Maryland not Florida so I don't know about the advertising there. It is my own opinion so again what is untrue?
    And Romney doesn't represent himself as someone he's not?
  • jams baboula 2012/02/02 19:24:00
    jams
    Newt is not a fiscal conservative. He's not a moral conservative. He's not a Reaganite and Reagan was not a fan of his.
  • baboula jams 2012/02/04 23:21:16
    baboula
    I never said anything about Newt ; all I said was:
    " It is interesting that endorsements he has received are from either "establishment" GOP members or failed presidential candidates, Bob Dole being the latest. I'm just surprised that Florida went for someone whose own farce of a healthcare plan was the blueprint for Obamacare - so it has come down to the " it is his turn" mentality."
    You said it was like Gingrich's advertising
  • FranciscoCanales 2012/02/01 14:06:24
    Saw It Coming
    FranciscoCanales
    +2
    LATINOS FOR HONEST GOVERNMENT
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    http://grassrootstexans.net/p...
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    Help us to spread the truth, pass this on and expose this corrupt ruling class
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    Wakeup Americans do not let The Ruling Class control our country.
    February 1st, 2012
    Fellow Americans, America is being brainwash and misinformed by the Mainstream News media. Today they are working to place in the White House, Obama or their GOP puppet that will grant them 4 more years of control of this United States.
    The Mainstream news media fail to inform the American people, the main issues of the demise of our economic. “ The wars, Free trade,Globalization and Illegal immigration”these are the issues that we need to deal with and not one, want to tell the American people of their action plan to deal with these issues, but Ron Paul.
    Dr. Ron Paul have the solution, but the Washington establishment, the puppets of the Multinational corporation and the especial interest, labeled Dr. Paul as an isolationist; the basis for this charge is that he calls...












    LATINOS FOR HONEST GOVERNMENT
    Juan Reynoso's Blog - TeaParty.org
    http://grassrootstexans.net/p...
    http://www.westernjournalism....
    Help us to spread the truth, pass this on and expose this corrupt ruling class
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1...
    Wakeup Americans do not let The Ruling Class control our country.
    February 1st, 2012
    Fellow Americans, America is being brainwash and misinformed by the Mainstream News media. Today they are working to place in the White House, Obama or their GOP puppet that will grant them 4 more years of control of this United States.
    The Mainstream news media fail to inform the American people, the main issues of the demise of our economic. “ The wars, Free trade,Globalization and Illegal immigration”these are the issues that we need to deal with and not one, want to tell the American people of their action plan to deal with these issues, but Ron Paul.
    Dr. Ron Paul have the solution, but the Washington establishment, the puppets of the Multinational corporation and the especial interest, labeled Dr. Paul as an isolationist; the basis for this charge is that he calls for the end to America's endless wars and to the fraudulent and dangerous War on Terror, he also says he wants to close down the over 800 military bases that the US operates all over the world at a cost of billions of Dollar that we can not afford. The Washington and Republican establishment do not want Ron Paul in the White house, because his stand on our Constitution, foreign, economic policies and balance the National budget and pay our national debt. The support to Ron Paul is do to his perspective and is winning over an increasing number of Americans including Republicans and Democrats who are finally waking up to the reality that a country that spends more that half of every tax Dollar on its military, undeclared wars, on its secret spying operations and has a permanent war footing, cannot prosper or long endure. When Bush was sworn as president in January 2001 our National debt was 5.7 Trillions Dollars, when he left office in January 20th, 2009 was 10.6 trillions Dollar; today our national debt is 15.132 Trillions Dollars. Obama increased our National debt 4.6 trillions Dollars in 3 years. While Bush increased our debt by 4.9 Trillions in the eight years in office most was due to the wars. Ron Paul believe that if we need to go to war congress must declare war and commit to win it, but this undeclared wars to control the natural resources of other foreign countries it is not in the best interest of our country and the American people; most countries hate the American corporations and our government that is why you see the attack on our country and will not stop until we re-address this military intervention for the purpose of controlling the wealth of foreign countries.
    Fellow Americans. Our loyalty is to our country the United States of America, not to any political party or multinational corporation. Our mission is to save our country from being demise from within. We must work with passion to clean up Washington of corruption and throw all the corrupt politicians out. Check their voting record on immigration, free trade and their relationship with lobbyist. The Wars, Globalization, Free Trade and Illegal Immigration is destroying our country, we can stop this by voting out the politicians that are for the undeclared wars, free trade, Globalization.
    Vote for Ron Paul, for an Honest Government our Constitution, Freedom and the rule of law.
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
    http://www.thepeopledecide.us/ and immigration reform or amnesty to illegal aliens.
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
    Posted by Juan Reynoso – teapartyoftx@gmail.com
    (more)
  • Swany Francis... 2012/02/01 16:01:49
    Swany
    +1
    It's the establishment vs., the American people and Ron Paul. military support Ron Paul
  • LOU Swany 2012/02/01 16:46:21
    LOU
    +1
    Don't ever give facts! People don't like facts. Obama came in second, no kidding.
  • Franklin Swany 2012/02/01 17:31:29
    Franklin
    it helps that none of them know anything about Ron Paul ....just like the rest of his supporters ...lets all get stoned and go to a Ron Paul rally ! Ron paul pot head Ron paul pot head
  • Swany Franklin 2012/02/01 18:46:14
    Swany
    If you hate pot don't smoke it. You should also lay off whatever it is you are smoking.
  • Franklin Francis... 2012/02/01 17:29:20
    Franklin
    wars my ASS ! Its a liberal lie that we "spent to much on war" ...we spent to much on disaster recovery under President Bush . The cause of our problems stems from banking deregulation and NOTHING else ...even Ron Paul is a play thing and a tool of the Government run banks . Until the 1999 banking regulation removal is at the FRONT of every conversation its ALL just distractions -
  • Wag 2012/02/01 14:01:51
    Saw It Coming
    Wag
    +2
    I would like to congratulate Mitt Romney on the purchase of the 50 delegates in Fla.
    15 16 million dollars is a pretty high price but at least the right wing got the chance to stimulate the economy. Thats a first........
    romney gingrich
  • happyman Wag 2012/02/01 16:56:50
    happyman
    +1
    Yes indeed, the did pump some money into the economy, it is about time. Maybe this is their job stimulus
  • Tigger Too 2012/02/01 14:01:03 (edited)
  • jams Tigger Too 2012/02/01 15:17:28
    jams
    +3
    I am an Florida GOP voters. I saw those ads and Newt's were the nastier and the least accurate.

    Florida saw through Newt and you should too.
  • Tigger Too jams 2012/02/01 16:17:58
    Tigger Too
    +2
    I don't think I said anything very complimentary about Newt Gingrich in my comments. Just to clarify my position about his candidacy, let's just say that if somebody put a 9mm to my head and told me I had to vote for Newt or else, I'd tell them to pull the trigger. IMO, this man is a vicious, vindictive, two-faced, mean-spirited, borderline crazy little troglodyte. NOW can you tell how I feel about this creep? Thanks for your reply, and have a great day!
  • jams Tigger Too 2012/02/01 16:34:20
    jams
    +2
    Oh. Well that's more clear. lol

    I think Newt is one of those guys that will say anything and then do whatever is best for Newt in Newt's view. He has deceived a lot of people who should be getting on board with Romney and helping the GOP take back the Whitehouse. He is a tool of the left and of the Obama campaign by allowing the dialogue of division to continue.

    Hope that's clear too.
  • Tigger Too jams 2012/02/02 02:29:32
    Tigger Too
    +1
    Even that old curmudgeon Pat Buchanan said that the Reagan administration viewed Newt Gingrich as -- and I quote -- "AN OPPORTUNIST." Conservatives had old Nasty Newt pegged as far back as the 1980's! It's pretty bad when your own party thinks you're a complete douchebag and troll.
  • happyman Tigger Too 2012/02/01 16:58:27
    happyman
    +1
    Excellent post
  • Tigger Too happyman 2012/02/02 02:25:08
    Tigger Too
    +1
    Why, thank you!
  • Wag jams 2012/02/01 17:18:47
  • Franklin jams 2012/02/01 17:34:00
    Franklin
    +1
    lie- short and to the point you are telling lies to support your Obama clone Mitt ! he was nasty as hell down here and turned away more voters than he drew in ....20% turn out at a cost to Mitt of $17 per vote ! What is it going to cost him to win a national election and buy 60 million votes ? He will have to buy them three or four times to beat Obama as Obama has a BIG check book and will buy them back over and over again -
  • jams Franklin 2012/02/01 17:47:08
    jams
    +1
    I can't know where you get your information, but that is exactly what happened and why.

    If you're not for us, you're against us. If you're against us, you're for the re-election of Obama. That's how it is. I didn't make the rules.

    If you're for Newt, you are being deceived. If you think the media is against you, its probably because they know you're being tricked by the Newt. He will drop the tea party people whenever he thinks its to his benefit to do so.

    newt and pelosi
  • Tigger Too jams 2012/02/02 03:10:44
  • jams Tigger Too 2012/02/02 11:26:59
    jams
    +1
    You should be happy and laughing for those who support Newt.

    A vote for Newt is a vote for Obama.

    newt   obama
  • Tigger Too jams 2012/02/03 20:54:12
    Tigger Too
    +1
    Oh, I know! President Obama and his campaign people must be sitting in the Oval Office every evening, after watching the latest scoop on the GOP fight, and laughing their asses off! Obama stacks up quite nicely against Nasty Newt.
  • mark 1 2012/02/01 13:51:15
    Saw It Coming
    mark 1
    +1
    Just another puppet.
  • Grabitz 2012/02/01 13:46:19
    Saw It Coming
    Grabitz
    +2
    Not surprized at all , I knew those old ladies in Florida would vote for the good looking guy.  old woman party
  • Tuna Grabitz 2012/02/01 15:15:17
    Tuna
    +3
    Most of the old ladies go for Democrats; they didn't vote yesterday. miami beach beauties
  • Grabitz Tuna 2012/02/01 15:24:36
    Grabitz
    +2
    I like your old ladies !
  • Tuna Grabitz 2012/02/01 15:58:10
    Tuna
    +2
    Our ladies are not all blue hairs like some people think.
  • Saye Saye 2012/02/01 13:38:12
    Saw It Coming
    Saye Saye
    +1
    Hate it however with 13+ million in ads. one assumes he would win.
  • Tuna 2012/02/01 12:27:15 (edited)
    Saw It Coming
    Tuna
    +2
    Our Florida primary is CLOSED, only registered republicans and only about half of them voted at all yesterday. We are waiting for our TEA PARTY to get started around March 25th. BTW our Tea Party is going after Debbie Whassername Schultz. tea party march 25th tea party march 25th tea party march 25th
  • Aurora Tuna 2012/02/01 15:05:23
    Aurora
    I hope you can replace DWS.
  • Tuna Aurora 2012/02/01 15:12:40
    Tuna
    who dat?
  • jams Tuna 2012/02/01 15:22:36
    jams
    Mitt won 65% of the Tea Party voters in Florida and 47% of the evangelical christian voters.

    tea party florida mitt
  • Tuna jams 2012/02/01 16:02:21 (edited)
    Tuna
    +1
    Tea Party ; LOL !!!!!!!!!! not Romney !!!!!!!!!!!! Republican and Tea Party are not the same !!!!!!!!
  • jams Tuna 2012/02/01 16:36:27
    jams
    Get on board or be a tool. The leftists and Obama campaign are USING you. Stop letting yourself be used like this. It's embarassing to watch and it plays to the media's story that this is a stupid demographic. It's not, b.ut we have a candidate now and its Mitt Romney

    Get on board.

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