By The Right Scoop


***UPDATED: ROMNEY WINS, GINGRICH IN A DISTANT 2ND, SANTORUM IN 3RD, PAUL IN A DISMAL 4TH***

Well, tonight is the night and predictions are that Romney is going to win the state and take all 50 delegates. What I’ve been seeing on the news is that an extremely high percentage of ads has been negative, somewhere above the 90th percentile. That’s incredible.

You can monitor the election results via Google Elections or via the tabulator below:

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Here’s our poll for the night:


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  • Anonymous

    Two steps left: Obama
    One step right: Romney
    Where does that leave us America?

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2GR77FIJZ2A2ZBKZFGRXYG7QY4 kim

      Are you so sure you’ll get one step right with Romney? You are an optimist. I see one step left. Or at best managing the decline.

      • Anonymous

        I do try and over simply. It makes my head hurt less. :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=775953507 Berend Lienemann

      One step closer to communism

    • Anonymous

      A conservative presidential candidate that will beat Obama would have laid a very strong ground work. That is not to say that Newt even did a good job. He has been the beneficiary of a coalescing of conservatives and Tea Partiers for various obvious reasons. Santorum did none of that. He moved to Iowa, held more town hall meetings than anyone else, then what? In his Iowa victory speech, I might be wrong, but I think the crowd was chanting ‘we might win.’ His greatest ploy is to hang in there, hoping that Newt will self destruct or that Mitt would offer him a cabinet position. Obama is yet to release his army, wait until August. From then on, there will be a release of all kinds of special squads every month, and I dare say, every week. Up until after the elections, from Mickey Mouse making the maximum campaign donation, to dead men voting, and lost boxes found for recounts, you will see a machine that has grown to monstrous proportions. Do you think ACORN is dead? What about The Occupy Wall Streeters? Obama and the DNC will have at their disposal, an army of election and electoral geniuses and gimmickry that has never been seen in America. The ‘amphibious battalions,’ ‘the navy,’ ‘Seal teams 1-6 and possibly 7.’ O you wait and see. The battle is won these days by the hand to hand combat and the availability of an array of prepared arsenal. Mitt Romney will have the money (nothing compared to Obama), but not the ground troops, Rick Santorum will have a little of the ground troops and not the money, no matter how much the GOP raises. America is not ready to elect a president purely on the basis of his ideas, moral uprightness and ability to lead and solve the nation’s problems.

      • Anonymous

        Its possible Sanotorum could figure if he stays in Romney will win the nomination loose to Obama and he’ll be the “its his turn” candidate in 2016.

        Just throwing that out there.

    • http://twitter.com/CharlieZangelQQ DaMz

      I’ve voted AGAINST Mr.Raised Taxes,”gay rights”,GunControl,ManMadeGobalWarming,RomneyCare,AKA Mitt Romney.
      And I feel GREAT, even if he won.
      It was therapeutic

      **************

      So much for Fl Tea Party

      • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

        Sad! The media was even race baiting on the primary.

    • Anonymous

      In the ditch!!!

    • David Boyes

      Stand up !! STAND UP !!!!! FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT !!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/salvatore.anello Salvatore Anello

      10 steps left 5 steps left

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1497076194 Travis Pierson

      If that one step to the right repeals ObamaCare and manages to cut $1T out of the annual budget, obviously with the help of Republican majorities in both chambers of Congress, I would say we’re turning back toward the right course with a long way to go.

      Regardless of who gets the win and what he accomplishes in his first term, we’ll still have a very long way to go.

  • Linky1

    http://www.drudgereport.com/

    His headline:

    “SOURCES: NETS TO CALL ROMNEY WINNER AT 8 PM ET; NEARING MAJORITY OF VOTES ”

    YOu tell me-who is in bed with whom?????????

    • Anonymous

      I wonder why Drudge would put that out, what does he really know? How can he know it before everyone else?

      • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2GR77FIJZ2A2ZBKZFGRXYG7QY4 kim

        It doesn’t matter who casts the votes, it is who counts the votes???

        • Anonymous

          Kim: Reminds me of Iowa…when Romney was coasting on a faux victory for a full two weeks before it was finally determined that Santorum has won that primary – denying Santorum any momentum while Romney rode a wave of “Iowan winning support” into New Hampshire that never existed. Wonder who “counted” those Romney initial votes in Iowa as well.

          • puma_for_life

            Probably the GOP state chair who just resigned…he’s also the guy who said Paul would not win. Their caucuses are hopelessly corrupt.

      • Linky1

        Therein, lies the rub. Something does not compute here for me and many others.

        OK, Romney wins. Fine. (Gag, barf as I say that), but how does Drudge know this, who told him, and who has and or is counting the ballots?

      • Anonymous

        Matt Drudge provides 7% of the traffic to major US news sites. Compare that to Facebook that provides 3.3%.

        Very powerful guy with some very powerful connections.

        • Linky1

          I understand that. There’s a connection to Romney that is not all to savoury. IMHO, he is helping to manipulate the vote with this and all of his enormous amount of pro-Romney stories lately. I share stories through Facebook groups and there, you can see the pulse of the nation way more so than Drudge.

          • orthodoxyordeath

            Drudge probably believes that Newt is not the best for America, and he’s been openly pointing out everything both Newt and Romney have done. Anyone who thinks otherwise is clueless.

            • Linky1

              Can’t remember the exact link, but there is a link between Romney and Drudge. Drudge , along with FOX has come off of my bookmark list. Won’t go there anymore. I’m sick and tired of the media telling me which candidate is “their” favourite.

              • Anonymous
              • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                I haven’t gone to Drudge in a while. Now I guess I won’t be going back at all. Pathetic really, but not surprising.

                Scoop- I’ll be continuing to trust you to give the honest news, as this is one of the few news blogs I ever go to anymore.

        • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2GR77FIJZ2A2ZBKZFGRXYG7QY4 kim

          That 7% is about to go down. I refuse to go there anymore.

      • orthodoxyordeath

        I really hate these conspiracy talks. It’s a basic mathematical fact that when there are exit polls showing Romney getting 46%, that the news newtworks will want to call it as soon as possible. That, and Drudge has resources everywhere.

        • Anonymous

          Drudge had a conference call with George Soros, The Trilateral Commission, and The Illuminati. Oh, and The Freemasons. THAT’S how he knew about an 8:00 announcement.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1497076194 Travis Pierson

            You forgot “the Colonel, befarr he wint tets up.”

      • Anonymous

        Are you assuming guilt, or innocence?

        If you want reasons for innocence; He’s a news agrigate known for breaking news. This is big news and he wants the headline first. that’s how you generate hits, traffic, and thus, cash online.

        And with the projected polls and initial readings, it is not unexpected. It is a fairly safe bet.

        If you are assuming guilt or association with Mitt… I honestly don’t see anything to gain either way. Really, what would either side have to gain from it? Most the votes would have been already cast and simply need to be counted, there really is no gain in incentive or disincentive to vote. There is incredible risk for a news site, with little or no reward.

        Do you have any idea why Drudge would, as a businessman, want to do this?

    • Anonymous

      I don’ t know if picking Romney as the winner constitutes being “in bed with” Mittens or simply looking at the preliminary results and polling beforehand to project and be the first to call a winner.

      I usually am the one to look too far into something, but with hindsight at this point of time, where Romney, with all polls closed and reports in, winning by ~14 points. That’s not ‘close’ in any respect, and certainly isn’t unrepresented in the polls, or unexpected.

      I would have liked a much, much, much better showing for Santorum.

  • http://punditpawn.wordpress.com PunditPawn

    Red State says CNN is now predicting Romney’s margin is going to be quite narrow…

    God I would love a Gingrich upset just to put the finger in the media and elites eyes.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2GR77FIJZ2A2ZBKZFGRXYG7QY4 kim

      If Newt doesn’t win, I hope he comes close…. and Newt isn’t even my guy. I am ABR first.

    • Anonymous

      I am too wimpy to watch anything right now…I can’t bare to see Mitten’s smug face if he wins even by a little. I hope the margin is between 5-10, not the 15-20 all the polls seemed to indicate. That means that Newt was really surging at the end. This stuff is going to kill me in the end!

      • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2GR77FIJZ2A2ZBKZFGRXYG7QY4 kim

        Can so relate. I am listening to Levin. :-)

      • Anonymous

        It is not the politicians that trouble me so much, it is that so many believe the media. So many still want to believe in government, depend on government.

  • Anonymous

    Reagan Expert: Gingrich a True Conservative

    http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/kengor-gingrich-true-conservative/2012/01/31/id/426190

    Hopefully enough people like this–Paul Kengor’s books and articles are really worth reading–will start speaking up for Newt. Also, if Newt’s ‘negatives’ haven’t sunk him yet, it actually becomes less and less likely that they will as time goes by. If there is sufficient support verbalized for him over the next few weeks, I’d say the tide will turn as Gingrich takes on a reinforced teflon coating (because his negatives have been freshly aired, and people have shrugged and moved on), and the impression of Willard’s negatives begin to accumulate and snowball for a certain portion of the primary electorate.

  • Anonymous

    So far it looks like Santorum’s votes wouldn’t have helped Gingrich at all.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

      Yep because Gingrich needed to win the undecided vote in Florida, not the Santorum left over vote… There’s still a huge undecided vote in other states so it’s not over yet!

      • Anonymous

        There is still a long way to go. Florida is not going to decide this race, I don’t care what Senator Rubio thinks. I don’t think he should have made that prediction.

        • Anonymous

          The media will try and make it that way….don’t worry rest of the states your vote doesn’t count.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ricardo-Galvan/100001729378103 Ricardo Galvan

          Rubio said it since he expected Romney to win

        • Anonymous

          I guess he wants the VP slot!

    • Anonymous

      Toongoon: Right now, Townhall’s got Romney at 48%, Newt 30%, Santorum 13%. Hypothetically, if Santorum’s numbers all went to Newt, that would definitely tighten up the race quite a bit, leaving Newt with continued momentum. But there are some reports floating around that given such a hypothetical, a number of Evangelicals would flock to Romney instead of Newt – primarily because of his extramarital affairs. While I certainly respect their decisions, I’d personally overlook this character flaw because of the high stakes involved for our nation. Given a choice, I would rather have a flawed individual who will likely implement conservative policies versus a technocrat who will only manage the decline.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

        Florida exit polling shows Gingrich with edge over Romney among evangelicals.

        • Anonymous

          tragic as i can’t get my head around any evangelicals voting for a heretic.

        • Anonymous

          That’s good news, indeed.

      • Anonymous

        I’m not sure that 100% is even close to the number that would swing to Newt from Santorum’s base. My thought is that it would go 50/40/10

      • Anonymous

        I’m right with ya. I’m glad to see that race tightened up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

    Scoop, you should think about adding a chat room here for the primary’s and caucuses

  • Anonymous

    I have lost interest…the malicious talk and the speculation by pundits is ringing in my ears…glad I did not have to vote today.

  • Anonymous

    Spoiler alert! It looks like the exit polls show a clear victory for Romney. Here’s hoping Newt and Rick don’t throw in the towel.

    • Anonymous

      We knew he would win, but the question is by how much? If smaller than what polling indicated..well that is better than a huge defeat.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

    It’s clear, Newt needs to stop complaining about attack ads and stop begging for another candidate to drop out. It looks petty and desperate and with that said, GO NEWT 46 STATES GO!!!

    • Anonymous

      It looks like Newt does best when he has to come up from behind. So far his campaign has been pronounced dead twice. From those ashes he rose to the top of the heap. He lost Iowa and NH by preposterous margins and then went all over SC in amazing ways. Now it looks like he’s going to have to do it again.

      I’m not sure how many lives this cat has but I hope it’s more than 9.

  • Anonymous

    So Romney wins Florida – and somewhere holed up in his wretched domicile, the sinister George Soros is as happy as a pig in slop…

    • Linky1

      You’re on the mark more than you know. To me, Romney is the Manchurian Candidate of 2012-like in ’08 when Obama was voted in.

      Hey, if Romney wins it all, the elite and Soros can say that the Americans voted in a “conservative” president. Game, set and match. Keep your eyes open as Soros is telling Americans to accept a devalued dollar…..

  • poljunkie

    I REALLY DISLIKE that they project the winner using the exit polls- calling the winner at 1 min past the polls closing time. I CALL BOGUS.

    • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

      I call it illegal. It is against the law in the UK. Will anyone ever reigh in the media?

  • Anonymous

    Romney may very well become the Republican Presidential Nominee, but he will never ever be President, ever. He will not win the South, never, ever and Obama will be a 2nd term President. I, myself, will never vote Romney. I will vote 3rd party.

    The RNC will keep serving them up, the conservatives will keep spewing them out and the democrats will keep winning.

    • Anonymous

      Says something about the South!

      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

        Yep, the South has brains.

        • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

          And, I’ll bet your arrival there, raised the IQ a few points.

          • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

            You’re too kind and sweet Allen. Thank you my friend!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1497076194 Travis Pierson

        To me, it says they aren’t very politically savvy. If they would stay home or vote for a third party, effectively casting their votes for a second term for the secular humanist who is racing to change the US into a socialist dystopian toilet, all because Romney either doesn’t pass their conservative purity test or they don’t like the way a Mormon worships Jesus… what can I say? They aren’t just punishing themselves. We will all get the terrible government the south chose for us. God help us all.

        Romney wouldn’t be my first choice. None of these guys would, but this is the field we have. However, if he gets the nomination, I will happily go vote for him. Even if all he does is “manage the decline,” as Newt likes to say over and over and over again, at least it will be managed vs. the freefall we are currently experiencing. Anything is better than a second Obama term.

  • Anonymous

    A little off topic….OH PLEASE, OH PLEASE, OH PLEASE………
    http://www.wnd.com/2012/01/obama-eligibility-challenges-spread-to-6-states/

    • Anonymous

      An example of the people performing the most basic and essential responsibility of Congress and the Parties – qualify candidates according to the Constitution.

      It is not incompetence. It is sedition. Congress knew exactly what it was doing passing a “resolutions” for McCain’s ineligibility and then creating smokescreens while intentionally ignore Hussein’s ineligibility.

    • Trust1TG

      What does the law say if Barack Obama Sr., a non-citizen, is only the adoptive father?

      What if DNA testing proved the biological father was Malcolm X (Little) who was a natural born citizen (unless he renounced his US citizenship when he became a Sunni Muslim)?

      Would the adoption and BO Sr.’s name on the ‘birth certificate’ negate the biological father’s citizenship?

      Then there is the possibility that Ann Dunham Soetoro and BHO or Barry Soetoro may have become Indonesian citizens (renouncing their US citizenship like good marxists/muslims would do?) when they lived there. (The reason he won’t release all those colleges transcripts, etc.?)

      Obama has gotten himself in a sticky situation.

      What’s the old saying “What a tangled web we weave, once we practice to deceive.”

      • Anonymous

        Think of the qualifications as blood and soil. Assume then he was born on US soil (which I believe is a good assumption)

        If records proved that someone other than Hussein Sr. was Hussein Jr’s biological father (blood), and that biological father was a citizen at the time of Hussein’s birth (father would need not be a natural born citizen, just a citizen), then Hussein would be a natural born citizen.

        If there was an adoption by a non-citizen father, it would not change the “blood” qualification of natural born citizen in that scenario.

        However if facts like you are pondering came out, his coverup with a complicit Congress, the RNC, the DNC, and courts would blow a scandal so wide it would do more damage than his actual ineligibility.

        If he renounced his citizenship, it becomes more complicated depending on how that was done and if/how he restored it. Restoration of citizenship does consider natural born and native born. In fact Leo Donofiro is using those INS regulations to reinforce the distinction of natural born citizen. You may want to read those regulations while you can because the Obama regime will soon be scrubbing them…..here is the link to the citizenship restoration info
        http://naturalborncitizen.wordpress.com/2012/01/25/the-current-ins-officially-recognizes-a-delineation-between-natural-born-and-native-born/

      • Anonymous

        “It includes more facts regarding Obama’s Indonesian dual citizenship and fraudulent Social Security Number,”
        Article 2, Section 1 of our Constitution does not allow for dual citizenship, in fact, the Framers of our Constitution went out of their way to make sure that no person serving as President of these United States would have to suffer conflicting loyalties to more than one country.

        • Anonymous

          “the Framers of our Constitution went out of their way to make sure that no person serving as President of these United States would have to suffer conflicting loyalties to more than one country.”

          But doncha’ know weez got us a hol’ lot smarter gubermint now than them ole’ white geezers. I know cuz Barack Obama told me so. mmmm mmmm mmmm

          • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

            “make sure that no person serving as President of these United States would have to suffer conflicting loyalties to more than one country”

            That’s something glaring which separates me from dear leader (other than the marxist part) is that while he seems to have confilicting loyalties to every other nation which is either marxist, muslim or both than he does for the US and the Constitution, I, though being from Canada and proud of my heritage, have yet to become a citizen and am absolutely loyal to this nation, it’s laws, it’s history and it’s people. Yet I would never presume to run for President because of that “Natural born” part of the Constitution. Dang, my morals! ;-)

        • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

          Someone elses SS number (which I’d be deported pronto if I had a false one) no proof of birth certificate (which I’d be deported without one) and I still have to wonder about his trip to Pakistan at a time when it was illegal for US citizens to travel there.

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      I KNOW!! Isn’t it GREAT?! But it’s about danged time!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1497076194 Travis Pierson

    I predict Newt takes first in zero states and STILL fails to win the nomination (/s). What we’ve seen in his Florida campaign is Newt being the same, erratic Newt everyone who’s paid attention to him over the past couple decades has come to know and loathe. I think I would like to see him active in the next administration… as Press Secretary.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ricardo-Galvan/100001729378103 Ricardo Galvan

      That’s delusional. What we saw was about 13,000 negative tv, print and radio ads versus 200 Newt ads.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1497076194 Travis Pierson

        Even if I lived in FL, I wouldn’t have seen the ads. I don’t have TV. I was talking about Newt’s behavior in the debate and in interviews with the media. I don’t like any of these guys, but I really doubt he possesses the demeanor required to win in a general election. His high negative poll numbers back up this opinion.

      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

        I saw and heard the same ads, and yet, if I had have been a mitten’s girl, those would have turned me off him faster than fleas on a dead dog.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

    Bad news for Obama: Exit polls – 35 percent of Florida voters said they made $50,000 or less in 2012. That compares to 29 percent in 2008.

    • Anonymous

      “Are you better off than you were four years ago?”

      • Anonymous

        No!

    • Anonymous

      Yet they are voting for a guy funded by the same Goldman gang of bankers in order to continue the transfer of our wealth.

      ( no TRS, this is not Van Jones ;) )

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      Oh crap, if most folks I know made more than 12,000 it’d be a surprise to the lot of us. But yeah, for the average Floridian, that sounds about right.

    • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

      Did you hear Obno’s last speach? Everythng is hunky dory. facts don’t mean nuttin. Permanent Government controll. sometimes I just weep.

      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

        Psalm 37 Allen- it’s what’s been getting me through these days which try a man’s (or woman’s) soul.

        • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

          Thats pretty moving. thanks.

  • http://doorwaybuck.com CM Sackett

    Drudge, Beck, Coldtraitor (coulter) have sold their souls…

    …they have joined the ranks of borg-whores of the lsm.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed!

    • Anonymous

      Also agree. Levin has talked on the sly about how Beck isn’t all that he seems, especially that all of his books are ghost written, and how he thinks Beck doesn’t have a “core”. All of sudden he became conservative, etc. I didn’t believe him, but Beck’s trashing of Newt and not ever talking about Romney’s attacks must be a Mormon thing, and really has proved Levin right.

      I can’t figure out why Beck would alienate so many people. His GBTV is going to lose A LOT of Tea Party people.

      Coulter? She’s proved her true roots. New York Rockefeller Republican. She talks a good talk when she wants to sell books.

      Drudge? He wants hits. That’s his core. Levin said he’s a “good guy”, but I’m pissed at him since he helped trashed Palin with “head lines”.

      Levin asked this question tonight: What is worse to endorse, a moon base or Romneycare???? Think about it. The first is painted as “crazy”, the second is being defended by so called Republicans!!

      • Anonymous

        I could always see her true root and she’s not a blonde.

      • Trust1TG

        Recently, Beck moved to Texas, bought a huge studio complex, filled it with antiques, etc. Maybe he came into some unexpected money.

  • Anonymous

    LANDSLIDE
    …reports Drudge.

    (Mitt 48%, Newt 31%)

    • K-Bob

      Of course he would. What a noodge.

  • Anonymous

    David Gergen said that Newt lost because he didn’t have a message. He was buried by $17MM of advertising. Romney and the corrupt GOP have screwed all the conservatives. Romney will lose the election. I suggest that we all start working for conservative congessional and senatorial candidates.

    • Anonymous

      Newt’s message is garbled with retorts to Romney. Instead of visionary conservatism, we’re getting, “liar! liar! pants on fire!” Newt has been thrown off his game.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

        Yep!

    • Anonymous

      We have to take back the People’s House of Government. Let’s start with Boehner.

      • Anonymous

        Yes! Let’s start with John “Waterworks” Boehner. Didn’t I hear he was being primaried?

        • Anonymous

          I hope so, I would like Michele B, or Paul Ryan, or anyone with a spine as speaker.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1497076194 Travis Pierson

            If West doesn’t end up as the VP candidate, he’s my first choice for speaker. He would be amazing!

          • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

            Michelle would make a great Madame Speaker! She wouldn’t cry as much as Boehner, and doesn’t have permanant botox brain like princess P does.

    • Anonymous

      I’m done working for any of them. They are all corrupt. They will all sell their own mother’s eyes. It must be something in their genes.

      The TEA party worked their azzes off in Florida in 2010 to elect Marco Rubio and Pam Bondi and the f’ers sold us out the minute they got a chance and endorsed Mittbama. He bought them off. Even if Mittbama picks Rubio as his running mate I refuse to vote for the corrupt jerk.

      There is no uniting this party. Mittbama fractured it beyond repair.

      I cannot believe that my fellow Floridians who were all out there in droves protesting Obamacare elected the father of socialized medicine in this country.

      As RINO Gerald Ford once said when Ronald Reagan won the election, “I want to puke.”

      I’m done voting for an establishment Republican. From now on if I am given a choice between 2 Democrats I’m voting for the real Democrat. At least I can ensure that only REAL Democrats will get to go to cocktail parties. If the conservatives are going down I’m taking the corrupt Republican machine along with me.

      The true enemy is the corrupt big government Republican who refuses to fight for his constituents. We are constantly disenfranchised. I’m over it.

      Why should I vote for Mittbama when I can vote for Obama and get the real thing.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1497076194 Travis Pierson

      We need to do that anyway. I wouldn’t trust any of these guys to govern as a conservative. The only way to guarantee it happens is to install a Senate and House that refuses to send any more irresponsible and nonsensical bills for the President to sign. There will not be Tea Party candidate on the presidential ballot in November. We need to work hard in through our primaries to make sure there is a Tea Party option for every single house and senate seat.

  • Anonymous

    it is tragic that the folks are getting manipulated by the media they are falling right into the trap…man the establishment are powerful and the folks weak

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2GR77FIJZ2A2ZBKZFGRXYG7QY4 kim

      Sadly, we get the government we deserve.

      • Anonymous

        I don’t agree. If Obama goes against Romney and wins you will see a revolution like you have never seen. People are f ing fed up with those bastards in DC telling how to think, walk, eat, etc. It is a crime what these a holes are doing to this country. The RNC is a bunch of egotistical nobs that do not give a damn about anything but power. That is all this is. One day you will wake up and see DC under siege.

  • Anonymous
    • Anonymous

      …a party in its last throes.

    • Anonymous

      Unbelievable link, celestialjunk. Just like his brotha’ from anotha’ motha’ in the White House, Romney cannot run on his feckless record and instead, must engage in the politics of personal destruction in order to clear the field of opponents…with the full blessing of his GOP sycophants in D.C.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

    Romney is losing the “very conservative” and “strongly support the tea party” demos in exit poll

    • Anonymous

      Which poll are you looking at, Steven V? (I’ve been checking out Townhall – don’t see those specs yet.)

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

        Twitter

        • Anonymous

          Thanks much.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2GR77FIJZ2A2ZBKZFGRXYG7QY4 kim

      Of course, but the Establishment has calculated that we have no place else to go. If Romney wins, this will be the first election I will be voting my conscience rather than holding my nose to vote. I refuse to stay on their plantation.

      • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2GR77FIJZ2A2ZBKZFGRXYG7QY4 kim

        I will not vote out of fear, period.

        • Anonymous

          Ditto

      • Anonymous

        I am done with them too. No money. No vote.

      • Anonymous

        I wish I could like this comment more. Very well said.

      • Anonymous

        Well, I’m voting Democrat so that the Republican machine has no where else to go. I’m not a victim and when somebody pushes me I push back.

        I’m through having them hold the Democrat socialist over my head as the bad guy. The Republican machine is the bad guy. They refuse to support the people who elect them.

        • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

          Welcome, says the DNC. You have been fooled 100%. They fed us the same lies, in Texas, in 1940. It only took 40 years to restore the 2 party system. Enjoy.

  • Anonymous

    So, the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama, has won the RINOs who come South to retire in Florida. I think we should charge a fee to anyone who wants to migrate south of the Mason-Dixon line, if it’s high enough maybe they’ll stay home and vote RINO up North.

    • Anonymous

      You are onto something there! LOL! Thanks for the only laugh I could muster tonight!

  • Anonymous

    Romney, Dole, and McCain are high-fiving each other about now, winners that they are.

  • Anonymous

    I really hate Florida. That is all.

    • Anonymous

      I’m a Florida native and I agree with you!

      • Anonymous

        Me three!

        • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

          I don’t hate Florida, but I am sorely disappointed in the people here right now.

          • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

            I was raised on the Texas coast. I did not like Florida. The people seemed okay. Now, I wonder? At least ABC lives there, it cannot be all bad.

            • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

              There’s a few of us Scoopers who are Floridian. Seems like it’s getting to be a good place. Now if the others who voted for willard would all move back up north…

  • Anonymous

    This is depressing, I feel like the establishment has won. At least Martha McCallum looks hot. (watching Fox but about to turn it off) ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

    is this trend for Gingrich? just a swamp of negative ads can take Newt down in certain states?? I mean it will be worse in the general election, Newt is going to need to able to combat this type of campaign on him, he needs to figure it out!

    • Anonymous

      Romney’s in for a rude awakening. He’s going to get a taste of his own medicine in the general. Even with all of his money, Romney will not be able to combat Obama’s billion dollar onslaught. You need two things to combat such an attack – grassroots and enthusiasm. And those are two things he doesn’t have. And you know what? I kinda want it to happen. My dislike for that lying a-hole couldn’t be higher.

  • Anonymous

    Romney won-more campaigning down the road!

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      more endless attack ads.. that is until he goes up against dear leader.

  • Anonymous

    rombo’s buddies at goldman (who funded his super pac) caused the financial crisis. these idiots in florida fail to see the connection. goldman guys funded obama last time but it suits their financial. interests to back rombo now.

    • Anonymous

      They own him like they owned Scott Brown in his “win”.

  • Trust1TG

    Look how many Cain, Bachmann, Huntsman votes:

    http://townhall.com/election-2012/primaries/state/fl

    • Kari George

      Good Lord. When I looked a couple of minutes ago, 18,000 votes *thrown away*.
      My sister (near Gainesville) is right. A whole lot of those people are morons.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1497076194 Travis Pierson

        18k votes thrown away? More like 135k. Ron Paul doesn’t have a chance and he knows it. He’s stated publicly that he doesn’t expect to get the nomination. If any of the three should face the reality of not being a true candidate for the nomination and bow out, it should be him. Must be a real ego boost to know that you, alone, can monkey-wrench the whole process and give us a nominee via plurality, huh Ronny?

  • http://twitter.com/doorsxp Doors Xp

    Who says you can’t buy an election. Rmoney just did.

    • Anonymous

      If willard is the non in November there will be another one bought, and 0b0 will be the buyer.

      willard doesn’t have what it takes to beat 0b0, he may be polling high now, wait until he is carpet bombed 4 times as bad as he bombed Newt.

      • puma_for_life

        The only thing he has is money. That helps. Anyone have any thoughts on this: Paul’s headquarters in VA were broken into; only thing taken was about $100 worth of free brochures. Obviously, probably a Romney – backed break-in. What were they looking for/stole. This is a serious question (I’m a Paulbot, so I am wondering what some of the minds here might think even though you all dislike Paul). I’ve concluded Romney is a very bad person who wears the mask of civility.

        • Anonymous

          I’m not for Paul, but if I lived in VA I would vote for him in a heartbeat in the Primary hoping to defeat willard.

        • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

          I’m not for Paul, and I have no idea why someone would break in for that, unless someone who’s initials begin with a m and end with a r want to know what kinds of materials and info are in Paul’s brochures- but why not just infiltrate and grab one? Who knows- but I do agree that mittens is a bad person under a fake smile and tan.

          • puma_for_life

            I doubt it has anything to do with the brochures; it would be Gingrich or Santorum’s office if they were the only other candidate on the ballot. There must be some type of dirty trick in the planning stages.

  • Anonymous

    time for the tea party and conservatives to go our own way. the gop has screwed us for the last time. see very little difference between the gop and dems.

    • Anonymous

      Personally, I think Florida could well be the linchpin here, sealing a Romney nomination, in spite of what the rest of us think. If he loses to BHO, or he wins and continues to be a schmuck…I just don’t know what to say, man. I really don’t.

      • Anonymous

        I’m completely numb right now.

        • Anonymous

          I’m too nauseated to be numb! They just gave the vote to a RINO!! All the complaining and whining and they just voted for more of the same socialist garbage?!

        • Anonymous

          Relax banker, Romney will govern as a conservative. He will finish the fence on the border, implement cut, cap and balance, and so on. Plenty of conservatism to chew on.

          • Anonymous

            I have no reason to believe he will govern as a conservative. If you believe otherwise, you haven’t examined his track record closely enough.

            • Anonymous

              More propaganda. We know his record. He’s a Democrat and he ran this campaign in pure leftist form.

          • Anonymous

            Romney is conservative at the edges and not at the core. The fence is an idea that won’t work. Ask the Chinese.

            • Anonymous

              The fortified fence has worked where ever it has been built on the southern border.

              • Anonymous

                The thing about walls, as the Chinese learned, is you can go around them, like the Mongols did. You can even go under them. To put your trust in a wall is to buy into a false sense of security.

                • Anonymous

                  Nobody is trusting it, but walls work or they wouldn’t be built. Ask the Israelis; they were getting terrorist attacks every few days until they finally built walls. They work just as well, if not better in keeping out undocumented alien migrants.

                • Anonymous

                  Israel has way more than a wall guarding them. It’s a multi-faceted approach, which is what is needed.

                  EDIT: Look up. The Israel wall is 470 miles long. America’s border with Mexico is 1,969 miles, much of it barren. Much different situation than Israel situation.

                • K-Bob

                  Hmmm. “A wall,” vs. “A Wall with Israelis defending it.”

                  Hmmm. Which …to choose.

                • Anonymous

                  If we get the Israeli snipers that monitor those walls on the U.S./Mexico wall, I will support the U.S./Mexico wall! :)

                • Anonymous

                  I’m sure it is, but until Sharon built the walls, they were getting hit over and over. You can’t just let people run in, then you chase them, and so on. It’s just plain stupid. Let’s just finish the fortified fence and increase the farm visas.

                • KenInMontana

                  The terrorist learned to be moles, digging tunnels. The same technique the cartels are using on our southern border. So much for the fortified wall.

                • Anonymous

                  Every thing helps. It’s just common sense. You put up obstacles to make someone not bother to break in. Look at how crime was reduced when they put the fence up near San Diego.

                • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

                  We can also stop the tunnels, using buried sound detectors. But, you have to have men, men, men, and money money, money. Why not just give Perry the means to defend it? I will tell you. Too many USA people want an open border.

                • KenInMontana

                  That’s a lot of seismic lines. I agree something has to be done, but I don’t think a modern version of the Great Wall is really feasible. Although a strategic placement of walls in areas where it would funnel them to choke points would likely be effective. Then when you have a batch ready to deport, you pick the southernmost airfield in Mexico and that’s where you drop them off at. At least that way it takes them longer to walk back north again.

                • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

                  I just had to clarify. The Great wall of China was breached, by bribing an offical to open the gates. We still have that problem in Texas.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ricardo-Galvan/100001729378103 Ricardo Galvan

            Hahahahaha! You are such a tool.

          • Anonymous

            In your flipper dreams maybe. I’ve got a bridge I want to sell ya.

      • Anonymous

        Yep. Four or Eight years of milktoast leadership. No big ideas, no visionary changes. I’m depressed that I might never see another Reagan like candidate in my lifetime. :(

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4WD2M7R76FMU75CLHA6FWBTC3A Tim

    Romney Plays Victim On Negative Ads: I’m Just Responding To Gingrich’s Attacks

    “But the truth is that Romney outspent Gingrich about 2-1 in South Carolina, and over 4-1 in here the Sunshine State. Romney has also deployed an army of surrogates to bombard Gingrich with negative soundbites and statements. And Gingrich unilaterally withheld from running negative ads in Iowa, and saw his poll
    numbers collapse in the state amid millions of dollars in attacks from a pro-Romney Super PAC”

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/romney-plays-victim-on-negative-ads-im-just-resp

    • Trust1TG

      That he would lie about that too is beyond the pale.

      Romney’s campaign of habitual spontaneous reflex lies and nastiness.

  • Anonymous

    Romney Wins? Deleted Expletive!

  • Anonymous

    no conservative vote, no presidency. romney trying to paint himself as one of us makes me puke.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2GR77FIJZ2A2ZBKZFGRXYG7QY4 kim

      Levin is on fire about it right now.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

        I wish I could hear it

        • Anonymous

          listening to Levin on iTunes radio (WABC New York feed).

        • Anonymous

          http://www.marklevinshow.com

          Click on audio. The live feed is on now. Usually after a few hours tonights show will be up in the archives. It’ll be there tomorrow at the latest.

          • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

            Thank you so much. I went, I saw, I liked. (ML’s show). Mark isn’t perfect, but at least he is our side.

      • Anonymous

        Levin is a talker, Romney is a doer. Levin couldn’t get elected dog catcher.

        • Anonymous

          Levin and Romney have very different vocations. But…they’re both authors. Hmmm…
          Levin doesn’t have to go back and edit out snippets of his books like Romney does.

        • Anonymous
        • Anonymous

          Ummmm… Romney couldn’t get elected dog catcher. Remember that little story about how Willard tied his dog to the roof of his car for a 12-hour drive? That little story is going to come back and bite him in the @ss. Big Time. Just you watch.

          Expect this site to go viral:

          http://www.dogsagainstromney.com/

          Oh, and it seems Willard may have lied about where his dog ended up as well.

          • Anonymous

            Anyone who would do that to a dog would certainly do that to people :)

            • Anonymous

              He’ll also do it the seasoned citizens who just voted for him.

        • Anonymous

          And you are a paid Mittbama fool!

  • Anonymous

    lugubrious

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.mahoney Robert Mahoney

    Which is crazier..

    A. A Lunar Colony

    B. Romneycare

    Defend your choice

    • http://twitter.com/Rushlimbang Brian Skinner

      a lunar colony for sure.

      • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

        I just caught Marks show on the crazier thing. I liked his reply, better.

    • Anonymous

      Newt’s defense wasn’t all that bad. He wants to privatize space which is a good idea. Newt also doesn’t want to ignore space advances and let China surpass us.

      • Anonymous

        But that’s just crazy talk!!! Men on the moon??!?!?

        • K-Bob

          It’s unpossible!

    • Anonymous

      Newt has not made the lunar colony the center of an economic plan. It’s just an idea, a goal. Romney has made Romneycare the center of his success and so has Obama. Net crazier: Romneycare.

    • http://twitter.com/doorsxp Doors Xp

      Easy, even the people of a lunar colony would reject Rmoneycare.

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      A lunar colony might sound crazy to a nation who’s suffering from a depleted economy, but if private corporations are allowed to operate in an open market free from government regulations- that is what gives kids like my son who loves space and science goals to work towards. It may sound crazy now, just as a picture phone sounded like science fiction to my parents’ generation.

      However, romneyscare is a scary crazy thing which gives no hope to anyone.

      PS- I am not for Newt or Mittens, but I sure did appreciate Newt’s ability to dream big on that answer.

  • Anonymous

    One thing, at least right NOW. Gingrich and Santorum votes together is 46%, Romney is 47%. This would be a hell of a lot closer if those voters were together. I’m not banging on Santorum’s voters, but I saw the writing on the wall for him here. Heck, Santorum was BARELY campaigning here. Throwing my vote to Gingrich was the only logical choice. I just wish Santorum had withdrawn from Florida ONLY. Said, “I’m not getting any delegates, and I’m going to do something unorthodox so Romney’s not the winner.”

    I know, never would have happened, but I wished it did.

    • Anonymous

      no money

    • Anonymous

      Except that it’s a false narrative. Polls were just released showing Romney gets half of Santorum votes. I chuckle when thinking about all the times you guys claimed that Romney had a 25% ceiling.

      • Anonymous

        Mittbama is going to be paying Santorum’s bills. Romney can’t win in a 2 man race. He needs Santorum to stay in to split the conservative vote. Let’s see so far Mittbama has funded Bachmann, paid Pawlenty’s bills and he’s got a paid basement of cheetohs eaters like doudx here equal to what Axelrod had in 2008. As a matter of fact Mittbama is running Axelrod’s 2008 game plan. A true leftist to the core.

        http://www.forbes.com/sites/richardminiter/2012/01/30/is-mitt-romney-actually-electable/2/

    • Anonymous

      yep, Santorum was a spolier in this. If Romney wins the whole thing..i will be looking to him for an explanation!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1497076194 Travis Pierson

      Even if 100% of the hardcore Santorum supporters voted for Gingrich, he still wouldn’t have won. But that is a fantasy. Nobody can get every last supporter to change his mind. Evidence? Nearly 20k votes went to Cain, Perry, Bachmann and Huntsman.

      The one who needs to drop out, permanently, is Paul.

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      The fact that he was barely campaigning here, yet took 3rd place and that many votes- which may not seem like much in a 3 way race, still says something. There are still enough people who want to see Santorum go all the way. I am one of them.

  • Anonymous

    Sad night for America.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

    The election is about the economy, it’s not going to change… Gingrich needs to sharpen his message on that issue. BTW that space base is a stupid big idea, and doesn’t help.

    • Anonymous

      What doesn’t help is calling it crazy and stupid. What tax cuts does Romney stand for again? What are his 59 points again?

      Romney beat Gingrich by spending 17 million dollars in negative ads. He will be OUT OF MONEY when he goes against O’.

    • Anonymous

      Nothing wrong with the idea of restoring NASA to somewhat of its former mission…but not in a primary election…not when the subject lends itself to goofy soundbites! Geez, Newt.

  • Anonymous

    Look at Romney’s rally. “YEEEAAAAAHHHH!!! We all voted for a guy who stands for mandates and…um…..a 59 point plan and….um….well we won!!!!!! YIPPPEEEEE!!! Aren’t we all the smartest voters in the room?!?!”

    • Anonymous

      Look at Romney’s rally.

      I couldn’t possibly.

  • Anonymous

    Well…I hope all those seniors who voted in Romney enjoy government mandated healthcare! When they are ordered to pull the plug by Mitt’s plan, I’m sure they’ll realize that they didn’t vote for the right guy. Hey, but he sure is a dapper dresser? UGH!

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2GR77FIJZ2A2ZBKZFGRXYG7QY4 kim

      But he is such a fine looking young man…..

      • puma_for_life

        That is exactly how the over 70 age group (women) think.

    • Anonymous

      They have medicare, which is single payer, so it doesn’t really matter. I personally think everyone should have coverage. They will just tweak it some more with HSA’s, buying across state lines, etc. to get people in the pool. Newt actually was kind of right about the bond idea; if you don’t have insurance, it’s not really fair to force your liability on the hospitals and taxpayers.

      • Anonymous

        keep sellin but i’m not buyin

      • Anonymous

        D.R.O.N.E.

    • http://twitter.com/cfallon57 Cheryl Fallon

      Well my parents live in the villages and voted for Newt!!!

  • puma_for_life

    If you want to talk dismal, I would say Santorum is doing dismally. Paul did not campaign in Florida at all while Santorum actually campaigned there. Paul has also increased his vote from four years ago which is significant for his campaign. Where is Santorum getting his money? Just wondering…

  • Anonymous

    Newt should have not responded in kind to Romney I think. He should have kept it positive like he was in the beginning. It’s got to be a tough thing to do though. It’s human nature to defend yourself and to counter-attack your attacker, but it would have shown much discipline had he not.

    If I were Newt, at this point I would focus like a laser against Obama and ignore Mitt. Newt should be the unveiling the real Obama guy. Instead of “Pay no attention to that guy behind the curtain”, he should rip down the curtain, throw away the eggshells and just rail on what Obama has done and is still doing. Four straight years of a trillion dollar plus deficits, mandates, regulations…you folks know all of the stuff he should be trumpeting. He should at the same time, trumpet what the antidote for each of Obama’s failures are. Paint a stark contrast of success versus failure. Effective actions versus losing ones.

    Progressive ideas are increasingly subjugating people. Do people want to be subjugated?
    I don’t think so. They do take freedom and many, many other things for granted in this country though and can’t imagine it’s absence. To shine a light on it, is fear mongering to lefties. Well, to hades with lefties, we need American votes and a strong contrast of choices. C’mon Newt.

    • Anonymous

      well thought out strategy.

      • Anonymous

        AGREED!! Make mitt irrelevant.

    • Anonymous

      Newt’s the one that can draw the bright line wrt to BO that the majority of Americans will respond to.

      If Romney wins the nomination, his money advantage will no longer matter :(

      • Anonymous

        If willard wins the nomination, he will not have a money advantage, he will not have a conservative advantage.

        • Anonymous

          Good point.

        • Anonymous

          he won’t have a conservative advantage over BO – are you kidding me?

          • Anonymous

            Dr. Evil and Mini Mitt

            • Anonymous

              I’ll take Dr. Evil any time over Limp Mitten.

          • Anonymous

            No!!!

          • Anonymous

            He’s alienating conservatives. Conservatives see Romney as obama. Why vote?

    • Anonymous

      Right on Rshill, and he should keep laying out how he would dismissing the Czars, and dismantle 0b0’s 4 years item by item by the time he lands in Chicago. Then go into his energy and jobs plan to give people something to vote for instead of against.

    • K-Bob

      I can agree, if by “negative ads” you mean the focus on Bain and that recent Kosher food thingy. But I still want to see Romney hammered the way Santorum did in that debate where he smacked Romneycare around like a rottweiler that got hold of a kid’s favorite stuffed animal.

      Deep, wide, and continuous.

      • Anonymous

        I didn’t mention negative ads :-)

        • K-Bob

          Imma git me some new glasses. And contacts. With zener diodes.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah. Hammer him on issues that matter and that people can understand.

        And not the “stop lying about me” stuff. Not helpful.

    • Anonymous

      Well said!

    • Anonymous

      That is exactly what he should do.

      And when Romney goes after him with the lies, he should just pull out Regan’s “There you go again.” And move on.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1497076194 Travis Pierson

      That’s what all of them should be doing – clearly laying out their plans and drawing a sharp distinction between the conservative vision and Obama’s socialist dystopia. Let the voters choose the one whose plan we like best.

  • Anonymous

    first logical thing that came out of hume’s mouth in months. “gingrich was carpet bombed by negative ads from romney”

  • Anonymous

    If there was any doubt why The Great One is the best host on the radio, tonight solidifies it.

    Rush has now molded into Sean Hannity. Rush kept defending his decision not to say who he voted for b/c he wants to be able to support whoever the nominee is against Maobama. Bad answer Rush, it’s just as important WHO we replace Maobama with.

    On the contrary, Levin has said all along he’d vote for Santorum. He said he’d pick Newt over Mittens. And Levin is angry that Mittens won and demanding Mittbots defend Romneycare. He’s angry just like all conservatives should be. Amazing that Hannity and Rush are too gutless to call Mittens out on this and try to play it down the middle.

    Levin is the man.

    • Anonymous

      I was thinking this same thing. Levin is the only host with courage. I mean, if this is really the most important election, possibly EVER in our history, and we absolutely CANNOT allow O’ to have another four years, then why wouldn’t Rush come out for a candidate. My God, you live in Florida Rush, you should go out and campaign for Newt or Santorum, etc!!

      I know what Rush is thinking, that he’s not going to do an “Oprah”. But… are you an entertainer, or are you REALLY fighting for a conservative movement in our country.

      I thought today about this, and I realized I’m pretty disappointed in Rush for not taking a stand and being a conservative leader.

      EDIT: I know this is going to sound sexist, and I don’t mean it that way, but I think Rush has softened up a bit since he got married. :) The cigars are gone (supposedly for health reasons), and he seems to be softer on pushing issues. Just my 2 cents.

      • Anonymous

        Don’t get me wrong, I still like Rush. Loved the book about him by Zhev Chaffets “Army of One”. I’ll always give him credit for having the guts to say “I hope he fails.”

        However, I’m very disappointed that he didn’t take a stand against Mittens. Very sad. Sit there and watch McCain 2.0 walk away with it. Regardless of whether Rush had the power to stop it or not, all you can do is try. Isn’t it worth it?? WTF !!

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, that was what I was saying, you just said it better and shorter. :) I mean, Rush keeps telling us how this is the most important election, and O’ is really trying to transform our country, but if you’re not going to stand and fight now (besides talking on your show), when will you?? I too, still like Rush, but I’m just disappointed in him.

          • Anonymous

            This is why I do anything I can to help Levin. I always buy his books. Even though I can only listen to him on the radio through WABC when I’m driving in NH (it’s comes in ok in certain places) I always turn it on to help his ratings.

            I also listen to him through the internet as much as possible, Scoop does a great job linking to him as well.

            Finally, if conservatives want to make a donation that will actually do alot of good, donate to Landmark Legal Foundation (should be a link on Levin’s website) since he’ll be fighting Obamacare in the supreme court ruling this spring.

          • Anonymous

            So am I. He educated everyone for almost a week reading and dissecting Angelo
            Codevilla’s essay “The Ruling Class” and now when he can pounce on how the oppressive Republican Machine actions are the prime example of it he wimps out. I believe he realizes that Mittbama will win the nomination and he doesn’t want to piss off the Republicans. Also Rush doesn’t care if Obama wins another 4 more years, it drives up his business.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2GR77FIJZ2A2ZBKZFGRXYG7QY4 kim

      Yes, Levin is the man. He is spot on tonight.

      He is talking about how Romney won’t come on his show, won’t court tea parties, and how they’ve even taken to mocking them now.

      I notice according to the map that all the “cracker counties” went for Newt. But Mitt’s attitude is that he doesn’t need us…. he can win without us. That tells you what kind of a man he is. No one needs to be talking about Newt’s character.

    • Anonymous

      Great post, NHConservative. Recall how Rush and Hannity had no problem publicly endorsing Romney over McCain in 2008, simply because they thought Romney was the more conservative of the two. And yet, in this most crucial year, only Levin has the cojones to publicly declare his support for a conservative candidate….just when the primaries began in Iowa, no less. What the hell happened? Does it have something to do with Bain Capital’s links to Clear Channel Communications, which broadcasts both Rush and Hannity’s shows? Something is definitely amiss – particularly since Rush and Hannity have been insisting since Obama’s inauguration that a GOP conservative must win in 2012. But instead of lending their public endorsement to one, they both remain silent as crickets as they watch a RINO mop up delegates in key states, after trashing a man who has fought for, and upheld conservative principles years before the RINO considered entering into politics.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, I can’t explain it. I’d expect this more from Hannity. He’s always been more of a wimp, except when it’s easy pickings to beat up on Obama. I mean he never even criticized Donald Chump and was easy on RuPaul too.

        Very disappointed in Rush. Our country is at stake and he doesn’t have the guts to say who he voted for! ANd you’re right, he should’ve endorsed Santorum … should’ve did what Levin did, saying he’d vote Santorum and that he’d go with Newt over Mittens!

        I made it a point to turn on Rush today and was furious with his wishy washy monologue. Who wants to hear about you back and forth emails with Jon Martin?? Why did Rush even go on the air today? If this is the best you can do Rush, maybe it’s time to hang it up. Really, thanks for nothing.

        • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2GR77FIJZ2A2ZBKZFGRXYG7QY4 kim

          Likewise, I made it a point to listen and thought he was mush today.

    • Anonymous

      I am sooooo in the mood for a Levin rant right now.

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      I wish I could have heard his whole show, but my local radio fox channel took over the spot to air the local runs and the primary results.

  • Anonymous

    One problem I noticed for Newt, that I know lost him some votes, was he kept saying in interviews that he didn’t know how to debate someone who would just stand there and lie to everyone’s face.

    Since one of the main arguments for Gingrich was his debating O’, who will lie and we all know it, he hurt his own case.

    • Trust1TG

      You are right about that. It seemed like Newt lost energy and power during the last two debates.

      Yet, Romney stood there and bald-faced lied (7 big ones at least) during the whole debate..and the media were silent, except to drudge/smudge/fudge on Newt through out the FL campaign.

    • http://twitter.com/cfallon57 Cheryl Fallon

      Well he better figure it out because Obama won’t flinch while telling his lies-he’s scary!

  • Anonymous

    Mittens bought Florida with just a little bit more than Thomas Jefferson paid for the whole Louisiana Purchase.

  • Anonymous

    Romney spent 4 times more than Newt on negative ads in FL. A Romney GOP nomination is the best nomination money can buy.

    • Anonymous

      People say they hate the negative ads but they work every time so all you’re going to get is more of the same in the future. How bizarre yet there it is.

      • puma_for_life

        That’s like whenever they take a poll people say they are center/right, but they always vote moderate/liberal. Go figure…

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1497076194 Travis Pierson

          My brother is a self-professed communist and he considers himself a moderate. GWB was considered by many to be a far-right president, but he governed well to the left of JFK. The entire spectrum has been dragged so far to the left that most people no longer have a clue what right, left and center really mean.

          The two parties we have now are the stupid liberal party and the corrupt Socialist party. The GOP of today is a classical liberal party. The DNC is a party of Marxists.

  • Anonymous

    It is becoming clearer to me what the Ron Paul strategy might be. He sees the other candidates cannibalizing each other leaving us with Romney as the eventual nominee. Ron then offers an alternative (him) as either a brokered convention or independent in hopes that enough people are so angry with the establishment getting their way that he actually has a shot as this guy waiting in the wings. This could be playing out exactly how he planned.

    Call me crazy, but I’m not sure I would vote for Paul over Romney. As much as I think Romney isn’t the right guy, Paul is dead wrong on the President’s primary job: Commander in Chief. The rest is wonk policy, hopes for a mandate to drive legislation, executive orders, and appointees. The Commander in Chief can immediately affect the rest, while the other items are a longer iterative process.

    • Anonymous

      You have correctly identified Dr. Paul’s strategery. His goal all along has not been to run “independent” or “third party” but to be the last standing Republican alternative to the establishment candidate Romney.

      It appears that he will more than double his 2008 results in Florida. I think he was hoping for even better, but he basically skipped Florida except for the two debates. His campaign spent virtually nothing there, because it was obvious he had no chance to win the 50 winner-takes-all delegates there, and his money could be much better spent elsewhere.

      He is in Nevada tonight (as is Santorum) because he finished second there in 2008 (to Romney). He has a very strong organization there, and the delegates are allocated proportionally. He is also working hard in Maine, another state he did very well in last time. These two states offer more delegates combined than Florida this year.

      I don’t know what your problem is with Dr. Paul regarding his duty as Commander in Chief. He would fulfill this role admirably and in accordance with his oath to defend the Constitution of the United States. There is no reason to believe otherwise.

      • Anonymous

        R U on crack??

        • Anonymous

          No sir. R U ?

      • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2GR77FIJZ2A2ZBKZFGRXYG7QY4 kim

        Grizzly,
        The media has distorted what Dr. Paul has said, that’s why. He isn’t against war as long as it is a Constitutional war (Congress must declare it).

        I recently heard that we’ve been in “war” two of 3 years since the fall of communism. We have 35,000 in Japan, 40,000 in Germany. We have soldiers on the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan but we can’t have soldiers on our own borders? We don’t have money for that but have money for the Feds to sue AZ and have money for the TSA to grope its own citizens.

        • Kari George

          This is a good point. The infrastructure- housing, retail, etc that would grow up around those bases would be a huge boost to the economy and the tax base. And how much would we save on law enforcement, drug rehab, and caring for those flooding into the US. And then, there’s the threat of terrorism- which is huge.

  • Anonymous

    Connie Mack and Mel Martinez. Not more establishment than those two. Both endorsed Rombo.

    • Anonymous

      Yep and I’m going to remember that and not for for Connie Mack over Bill Nelson.

  • Anonymous

    I’m ceawling out on the ledge now…..

    • Anonymous

      Come back in bankguy, mommy still loves you

      • Anonymous

        Aw, don’t worry. He’s on the first floor.

        • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

          That made me laugh toon! :-) Howdy friend!

          • Anonymous

            Howdy back atcha! :-D

  • Anonymous

    I will NOT I repeat I WILL NOT VOTE FOR ROMNEY IN THE GENERAL ELECTION, he is Obama and this is a repeat of 2008. I will vote off ticket. I will do a right in. There is no way I can support this man.

    • Anonymous

      Goes for me too!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      See you at the polls.

      • http://twitter.com/doorsxp Doors Xp

        Is that a statement of agreement or disbelief?

        • Anonymous

          I’m being a little sarcastic. We’re mighty peeved now. But my anger and motivation to stop O, far exceeds my displeasure with our weasel nominee. I will get behind Mitt if I must. If I must.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2GR77FIJZ2A2ZBKZFGRXYG7QY4 kim

      Ditto

    • Anonymous

      Agreed.

    • http://twitter.com/strngernfiction strangernfiction

      Me too.

    • Anonymous

      Neither will I.

  • Anonymous

    Santorum’s new campaign ad: Deal

    • Trust1TG

      Are the claims in the ad true? Or is he ‘going Romney’?

      • Anonymous

        They are true. He isn’t attacking Newt personally, he is attacking his record and standing firm on the ISSUES.

  • Anonymous

    does this arse really think that the party will be united at the end of the primaries. if he’s done anything, he has alienated a whole segment of the republican party.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2GR77FIJZ2A2ZBKZFGRXYG7QY4 kim

      Are you listening to his victory speech right now? Gag.

      • Anonymous

        Uninspiring. Yawn. The over enthusiastic crowd is either a) staged or b) high on some substance.

        • Anonymous

          c) mormon.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah and I feel like I have a brain tumor now.

      • Anonymous

        MUTED MITT!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

        I walked out of the room when he camp on and walked back in when it was over, perfect timing on my end…

  • Anonymous

    Face it folks, Gingrich is as compromised as Romney. I wouldn’t put it past him to go in a room with a bunch of Democrats and come out arguing how important investing in alternative energy is. He would quote Lincoln and Jefferson to back himself up.

  • Anonymous

    sure, romney knows how to creat jobs; he’s jobbed us!!

  • Anonymous

    Well, FL IS full of baby boomers. Could that be why it went for Romney?

    • Anonymous

      and senile old farts

      • Anonymous

        Baby boomers and senile old farts: oxymoron?

        • Anonymous

          the tail end is no where near retirement

    • Anonymous

      absolutely true. They’ve fed on the alphabet lib “new” for so long they have no idea what’s going on.

    • Anonymous

      ….and “snowbirds” who trashed the Northeast by voting for liberals in their younger years, “flew” south, and are now apparently hellbent on trashing the Southeast in similar fashion during their twilight years.

      • Anonymous

        Many live with the Seinfelds in Del Boca Vista,

        • Anonymous

          Don’t know ’bout that, BankGuy but at least the folks in the Villages seem to have their conservative heads screwed on right, given their support of Newt.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

      my dad is a baby boomer and he can’t stand Romney

  • Anonymous

    Right now we all need to come together and concentrate on getting the most conservatives in the house and senate that we can. We need to make sure Allen West gets back in there, and any other conservatives who will shake things up. Still, I can’t say I’m not depressed right now.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2GR77FIJZ2A2ZBKZFGRXYG7QY4 kim

      If the enthusiasm factor is suppressed at the top of the ticket, it will trickle down to the Senate and House races. Could be trouble.

      • Trust1TG

        You are right about that. Very true.

  • Anonymous

    Yeeaaah!!! Here we go, we’re gonna replace a guy who we still do not know who he really is by a guy who desperately wants us to believe that he is not exactly what his records say he really is!

    Fool me once, shame on you!!
    Fool me twice, shame on me!!

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2GR77FIJZ2A2ZBKZFGRXYG7QY4 kim

      In his speech, he just said, “Now let me be clear….”

      Where have I heard that before?

      • Anonymous

        He’s channeling BHO. :)

        • Anonymous

          He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.
          – Lao Tzu

        • Anonymous

          In more ways than one, BankGuy….I heard the man copped another Obama move by belting out a song (albeit patriotic Star-Spangled Banner) in front of supporters the other day.

      • Anonymous

        NIXON!!

        • Anonymous

          “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, prepare to die.”
          – Klingon Proverb, Star Trek

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      Very well said sister!

  • Anonymous

    Mitt just gave a great victory speech. Hit all the right notes. Set his sights on O, with his de facto nominee status.

    Folks, I think we’re in the schizophrenic stage. Keep fighting for conservatives with one half the brain. Be prepared to embrace Romney if we must. Oh, the humanity!

    • Anonymous

      You really think that speech was great??

      • Anonymous

        Great is overstating it. But he is hitting the right notes. Too bad we don’t trust him.

        • poljunkie

          Sounds like he is working with a new coach.

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, I think they focus-group tested certain words he keeps repeating.

          • Anonymous

            Looks like teleprompters won’t go out of business any time soon!!

            • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

              You’re on a roll tonight girl! :-D

    • Anonymous

      Put my blind fold on and point me to the clift.

  • Anonymous

    Oh Sara, you go girl!!!!!!

  • B-Funk

    Interesting outcome. And, the primary goes on…

  • Anonymous

    AS BAD AS THINGS ARE…

    And as much as many of us disagree….

    I feel a little less lonely when I come here.

    :)

    • Anonymous

      Here is a great big hug!!

    • Anonymous

      Ha ha…I was just thinking…okay..there are a few people out there who aren’t crazy.Though this live thread refreshing thing is starting to make me motion sick… :)

      • Anonymous

        We’ll send some Pepto Bismol your way!! :)

  • Anonymous

    WOO HOO!!!!!!

    Atta boy Flip! We had to correct the ship in Florida. Let’s keep up the negative campaigning on that bloated numbnut Gingrich. We can’t let that blowhard steal this from us.

    Now, we have to fend off these dumb redneck conservative “crackers” (did you see that Jonathan Martin thing on MSNBC—LOL, that was classic) in the other deep south states.

    You know how these Evangelical knuckle draggers won’t vote for you because you’re mormon, well………..we need to fix that. Let’s put out some faith statement about how you also believe in that Jesus. Let’s even call him Jesus and skip all that Elohim and planet crap stuff. And let’s emphasize how you really really believe in a traditional marriage, pro life, and prayer in school. I know you don’t really believe it, but we gotta tell these idiots what they want to hear.

    And we gotta do something about how the grinch calls us the “massachusetts moderate.” People are gonna start believing that. We gotta counter that and I’m thinking we can go with calling Newt, the “Moral moron.”

    If we can just get past this Gingrich nightmare, the nomination is allllllll ours baby. Then we’ll try and fool everyone into thinking we’re some right wing neo con, survival food buying, malitia member, religious, conservative.

    Rominee/Pelosi 2012!!!!!!!!!

    • Trust1TG

      Yes, Romney supporters sound just like Obama supporters.

      Same contemptuous, fatuous attitude. Same nastiness. Same rudeness. Same vocabulary. Same name-calling.

      Same spirit through and through.

      • Anonymous

        Man I think it’s the other way around. Gingrich lies don’t stick to him just like Obama.

        • Trust1TG

          das y yuza maniac

  • Anonymous

    “Asked Tuesday how close the race was to being over, Gingrich said, “I would probably say six months. I would say June or July, unless Romney drops out.” ”

    Got to love that quote from Gingrich!! Ha Ha

  • Anonymous

    Juan ” seems to be some division in the party”

    No sh8t Sherlock!

  • Anonymous

    Mark Levin should have stayed on for an extra hour, I need his fighting spirit right now.

    • Anonymous

      He signed off sounding a little down. He should be happy. He helped contribute to this outcome.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think its coincidence that from the beginning most if not all the liberal pundits were saying Huntsman or Romney would be the best candidate for the GOP to run.

    Dana Milbank White Horse Prophecy
    http://tinyurl.com/35k2nbh

    Brace Yourself for the Anti-Mormon Slime Machine
    http://tinyurl.com/843zon4

    I could care less about Romney’s religion but I’m politically astute enough to know when Obama’s billion dollar machine and PACs attack the guy with the strange religion its going to suppress votes a Republican would normally get. Especially among atheist independent who see all religions as cults the WH prophecy is going to be too much and too bizaree for them. There’s so much for the Left to attack going that route with everybody from Rush to Levin et al saying constantly the country iis hanging in the balance etc… Say hello to four more years of Obama and concentrate on the senate and keeping the House.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1497076194 Travis Pierson

      You think Obama’s dumb enough to even let his surrogates go after Romney’s religion, let alone open the issue himself, when he’s got a whole closet full of Black Liberation Theology skeletons? Nobody’s bothered to peek in there yet and I think he likes it that way.

  • Anonymous

    Well it is official I am now jaded and depressed.

    • poljunkie

      Just getting there now? Lucky….

  • Anonymous

    Oh boy’ Gee who what have thought, Romney won!!! *rolleyes* Yeah, all that tainted money his spending, buying his own nomination and all. I live here in Cali~ folks, so I’m kinda use to living with the feeling of doom etc:

    In-fact were so blue here, my vote won’t matter much anyways– However since this is Reagan country, my support is still behind Newt. I wish he would get better campaign staff and team behind him.

    For what ever this is worth, Romney doesn’t have this thing in the bag yet…..! Right now I’m pretty P-off and sure not watching any news because I might just take-it out on my TV screen………….ugggggggggggggh’ I cannot stand Mittwit the looter and liar. I’m sure faux News in showing much glee over this Florida win, and I say……… Up-their’s !!!!

  • Anonymous

    I just heard if you can post a message on this live thread before it says “1 new comment was just posted”, Gingrich gets an extra delegate. Oh crap…let me try again!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

    Great 3rd place finish speech from Santorum again…

    • Anonymous

      Santorum is relatively very young. If nothing else, he has cemented national awareness of his brand as a conservative warrior. There will be many elections to come. (Assuming we still have a country.)

      • Anonymous

        Ach Tung! Comrade.

  • Anonymous

    Rick, I like and respect you but you’re irrelevant right now.

  • Anonymous

    Rick: ” I don’t have the issues and I don’t have the baggage like the other candidate”. You also don’t have the votes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

    Great speech by Newt!!!

    “I won’t get in whole lot of golf, but i’ll get whole lot of jobs!”

    • Anonymous

      Newt is undeterred.

  • Anonymous

    Atta boy Flip!

    Get that pretty wife out there and talk up your “consurvativism”

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0112/72263.html

    Ann Romney talks up Mitt Romney’s conservatism

    Ann Romney said that she knew where Mitt’s true beliefs lay.
    “I know where his values are on a personal level. He is a conservative guy. I know how he has governed from a conservative point of view, and I know how he will govern, which is from a conservative place to rein in the spending, and help the country,” she added.

    Remember Flip, we only have to keep up this “consirvatimism” charade for a little while longer. Just enough to fool those talk radio idiots. Then those guys will tell all their idiot listeners that you’re a “consorvatize” too.

    *wink wink*

    Rominee/Gephardt 2012!!!!!

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      Thank you for making me laugh- I so needed them! Good golly I haven’t heard Gephardt’s name in a long time…. now it’s going to take me another 9 or so years to forget it again. ;-)

  • Anonymous

    “Religion hinges upon faith, politics hinges upon who can tell the most convincing lies or maybe just shout the loudest, but science hinges upon whether its conclusions resemble what actually happens.”
    – Ian Stewart

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2GR77FIJZ2A2ZBKZFGRXYG7QY4 kim

      I’m with Dr. Francis Schaefer who argues that politics is downstream of the culture.

      The government we get is only a reflection of who we are as a society, and right now I don’t like looking in that mirror.

      • Anonymous

        Too True. I was first struck by this truth when Clinton was elected.

  • Anonymous

    In other news, the state with the demagogued “anti-capitalist” governor is expanding in manufacturing jobs. Congrats Texas! We’re not big on “creative destruction.” The U.S. has seen enough of it.
    http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2012/01/30/dallas-area-manufacturing-expands/

    • Anonymous

      The same Governor will be speaking twice in Feb. ‘Look forward to his speech before CPAC.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFJ7TFEB76QRDY3OZM6BGGLDI Chuck you Shoomer

    That was the best 2nd Place Victory Speech. I can’t believe anyone voting for Mitt after hearing Newt speak.

  • Anonymous

    DOOM!

  • Anonymous

    O.K. I feel better after hearing Newt’s great speech! Romney is a robot that says the right things…Newt feels the right things..nuff said!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

    Again we get a Ron Paul ramble-on rant last place speech for the future libertarians.

    • Anonymous

      I agree that Ron Paul can certainly ramble on at times, but tonight’s speech in Nevada wasn’t one of those times. He had a very solid message about liberty and didn’t really talk for all that long (the applause after almost every line made it take twice as long). Those enthusiastic kids are the future of the Republican Party and represent the best hope for our nation’s survival.

  • Anonymous

    This certainly was not a surprise but I am disappointed Rick Santorum has chosen to stay in so that Mitt Romney will get the nomination. As a former Rick Perry supporter I was disappointed he left the race but admired him for doing so because he put others first unlike the former senator who appears to be only for himself.

    • Anonymous

      I agree..the longer he stays in the better it is for Mittens..ugh!

      • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2GR77FIJZ2A2ZBKZFGRXYG7QY4 kim

        Polls showing Santorum up 11 over Mitt in MO, and 7 over Mitt in OH.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

    Perhaps a bad trend for Team Mittens: When Romney wins a state turn out is down.

    DanRiehl: @chucktodd: Not official but it appears total FL GOP turnout will B slightly lower than 08… 1.8Mish compared 2 1.9M+ in ’08

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

      LOL from DanRiehl:
      A potential GOP nominee who loves Romneycare, doesn’t highly-motivate voters conservatives don’t like? What could go wrong?

  • Anonymous

    I feel a little sad right now. I am not going to watch Romney’s victory speech cause I know how it will sound. You know what cheers my spirits up, that Romney did not get all the FL delegates. FL originally had 100 delegates but half were removed as punishment for moving their primary early.

    The lies that Romney and the establishment spread about Gingrich helped Romney win FL and once the truth came out about it, it was too late to make a difference in FL. This could hurt Romney in the long run cause it reveals his true colors as being dishonest and doing anything to obtain the job.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2GR77FIJZ2A2ZBKZFGRXYG7QY4 kim

      Here is some encouragement….
      Santorum is up 11 over Romney in MO, and 7 over Romney in OH.

    • Anonymous

      Don’t lose hope, just make it clear Conservatives will NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES vote for Romney in the General. No Conservative nominee, NO VOTE.

      • Anonymous

        That is precisely and exactly how I feel about it. A drastic step, but the only one that will eventually end the RINO establishment pretense and manipulation. If enough people are finally committed to ‘none of the above’, we may see a sustainable third party. No more voting Republican for me unless there is a conservative nominee–the RINO pantywaists can shut their mouths and vote for a conservative nominee, or they can go take a flying leap.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1497076194 Travis Pierson

        Sorry, but that attitude is suicide. If Obama is re-elected, ObamaCare is permanent. You can take your ball and go home. Nobody can stop you. I’m going to put on a cup, eat my Wheaties and go take one for the team.

        I am pledged to vote against the Marxist Big-Spender in Chief and begin the process of returning our country to the constitutional republic our founders intended. Romney isn’t the guy who will get us all the way there, but he’s a step in the right direction. Maybe his VP will be the guy.

        • Anonymous

          Travis your argument is moot. If Romney is elected, RomneyCare is permanent.

          Voting for “the problem, but a little less” is not the answer.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1497076194 Travis Pierson

            True, but it’s enough to get partial credit which is better than nothing.

            I can give Romney a pass on RomneyCare the same way I can give Santorum a pass on all of his votes against Right to Work. He was representing what his state wanted. It would have passed even if he’d had the stones to veto it.

            If I was a Romney supporter, I would have preferred that he’d stood on principle at the time the legislation was being crafted and told the legislature they would have to pass it over his veto. He didn’t see it that way and tried to get the best bill he thought he could.

            I don’t see him as an ideologue as much as he’s an opportunist. He wants to be elected and, therefore, will do what the people he represents want him to do. Polls show that Americans don’t want ObamaCare. I trust him to repeal it, as I do any of the other candidates. The only way it remains in place is is Obama remains in office.

            • Anonymous

              Not when Norm Coleman has reported he will not repeal it.

              He has nothing in his record, anywhere, to say that he will. As a RINO, he will not stir the pot.

              The establishment must be crushed, and the only way they will “get it” is when the fall flat on their face in a huge loss.

              • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1497076194 Travis Pierson

                Norm Coleman has said that Romney won’t repeal it? Romney has repeatedly said he would. Romney knows better what he will do than any third-party does. In any case, I’ll take Romney over Obama every day of the week. Romney does NOT equal Obama, regardless of how loudly the alleged purists here and elsewhere kick and scream and claim he does.

                This entire discussion may be moot since SCOTUS will be reviewing the ObamaCare case before the election. My fear is that they will find it unconstitutional and it will be scrapped, businesses will relax a bit with that pending burden removed, the economy will make a little upswing and Obama will get re-elected and the Dems hold the Senate because things appear to be on the mend. Then we will get four years of Obama as a lame duck with Reid as majority leader and spending continues to increase off-budget.

                Regardless of who the nominee is, he has to be prepared for the possibility that some intangible not yet in the mix will pop up and totally change the game, like the financial crisis of Aug-Sept ’08. If the right’s biggest bludgeon against Obama is taken away, the nominee will need to be ready to take him to task on multiple other fronts. At this point, none of them has shown that have the correct focus since they’ve all been so focused on bashing each other.

                The three true candidates (I don’t include Paul) are far more similar to each other than they pretend to be, or than most conservatives pretend they are. None has a legislative or governing history that would pass a conservative purity test, so I have no trust that any of them will make it a whole term without “reaching across the aisle” and coming up with some terrible new piece of spending legislation. Santorum appears to be the most conservative of the bunch, but he offered unflinching support to the unions when he was in office. Gingrich has shown support for Cap & Trade. Both of those positions are job/economy killers on equal par with nationalized health care. Why are those issues not game changers on the scale or RomneyCare?

                The power of the conservative grass roots will be in Congress. The only way we can be assured Obama’s replacement will govern as a conservative will be elect a conservative Congress and constantly hold their feet to the fire to make sure they NEVER send him one single piece of crappy legislation.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

    How bad is Mitt Romney this bad http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9v0Yf9wHlQ

    I know your dogs will be howling if they hear this!! I think they need to install an audio-tuner into robot mitt.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2GR77FIJZ2A2ZBKZFGRXYG7QY4 kim

      Tone deaf in more than one way. :-)

  • Anonymous

    I can’t turn on the news. I’ve been out this evening and was hoping I’d at least come back to a closer-than-expected race, but it wasn’t so. His mocking and condescension the last few days… yuck. What a turn off. I don’t know if anyone linked this article anywhere at TRS today, but it’s good to see what we’ve all been saying written on another blog other than this one:

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/01/the_republican_establishments_strategic_blunder.html

    Not a lot of love there in the comments section for Romney either!

  • Anonymous

    Hey Romney: F- YOU! I will not only vote against you, I’ll vote for Obama to stop you in the general. We will not let you destroy the Republican Party/Conservatives by supporting your BS.

    2016 We need a 3rd Party after Romney loses. Conservative Democrats and Conservative Republicans together with a Tea Party-esque platform, otherwise the “GOP” brand will mean nothing (which is what Romney stands for).

    ENOUGH OF THIS CRAP! I’m riding Kamikaze!

    • Kari George

      Maybe a Plan B wouldn’t hurt, either? I don’t want to wait until we are stuck with Mitt or 0 for another 4 years. It could get a LOT worse and we can’t afford it. Does anyone really think that the same thing won’t happen to conservatives running for the House or the Senate?
      This needs to be stopped ASAP. Not only do we need to WORK at getting Gingrich and conservatives elected, we need to make sure that the elections in November are on the up and up.

      • Anonymous

        Kari, Newt has a pretty good system for making campaign phone calls from home–a person can call to upcoming primary States, or their home State–below is the link to sign up:

        http://newtsnetwork.com/activism/pb/default.aspx

        Just now the stats were 108 people having place 5989 calls today.

  • Anonymous

    Did I just hear Santorum praise Obama while destroying a conservative (Newt) at the same sentence? What the hell is he thinking?

  • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

    Thank you Scoop for putting up these polls. Makes me feel useful being to vote here at least :-D

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

    Guess what? Newt is a racist again for saying Obama is the Entertainer n Chief… Oh please! MSNBC

    • Anonymous

      Of course. Entertainment is strictly a black industry. Why, you probably couldn’t even NAME a white entertainer.

  • Anonymous

    And now the talking heads come out, some declare the race is over and Romney is going to be the nom, others say that it is a two man race, Romney and Gingrich.
    Isn’t that just special? Four primarys down and winners are already declared! Hells bells!!
    My question is, did YOU get a say/vote? Neither did I ! But our ‘betters’ tell us its over! Done! Finished! Do YOU accept their wisdom, their verdict? Can YOU accept the concept that YOU don’t even need to vote until the general?
    Are we witnessing a free, fair and open election where ALL AMERICAN VOTERS can express THEIR choice?
    Who can call themselves a ‘proud’ member of the GOP and not gag on those words?
    Election cycle after election cycle, most states and their resident voters do not get a real choice, but must settle for the leftovers from 3 or 4 states. Where these legal primaries? Yes. But are they Constitutional? Are they fair and open? Was the candidate you wanted even listed on the ballot? Is a candidate who is excluded because of party machinations and rules less valuable then the party chosen and backed candidate?
    When did we slide into soviet style electioneering?

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      OH YAY my gentleman!! Rant on- this is the best comment I’ve seen all night. Well said my dear sir. Well said.

  • Anonymous

    I would comment but I’m too angry with the state that looks like a boy’s part.

  • Josh

    I just cannot understand how Conservatives can vote this way. No more principles, no more character. No more voting record. It will end up just as it always has with the one with the best ads winning. Fickle idiots. So much for the greatest country on Earth.