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Mittens fights from behind to tie?

Republican Tea Party (GOTP) bride’s maid Willard Mittens Romney won Arizona, and Michigan – or did he? It seems that while he won the popular vote in Michigan’s primary, Mittens will have to split his home state’s convention delegates with second-place finisher Rick Santorum; they each won 15 of the state’s 30 delegates.

And since they’re splitting the delegates, Santorum’s now trying to say it’s a victory; but wait, it gets better, Mittens outspent Santorum more than 2 to 1 in his home state, $4.27 million to $2.3 million and the best he could do was tie! So, let me get this straight, Romney outspent Santorum by almost 2 to 1, in his home state, and the best he could do was tie? Wow, can you feel the love for this guy or what?

 
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Posted by on February 29, 2012 in 2012 Election

 

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Santorum’s kidnapping the nomination?

According to the Associated Press (AP) Republican Tea Party (GOTP) bride’s maid Willard Mittens Romney says he’s struggling with the way conservative voters are backing rival Rick Santorum because he’s unwilling to make the “incendiary” comments he said they want. But of course he’s not above lying about Santorum, Gingrich or President Obama.

Reporters have increasingly been asking why Romney’s struggling to win over his party’s right wing in Michigan where he was born and raised, and Mittens mewed it’s because he’s not willing to say “outrageous things” like his opponents.

“It’s very easy to excite the base with incendiary comments. We’ve seen throughout the campaign that if you’re willing to say really outrageous things that are really accusative and attacking of President Obama, you’re going to jump up in the polls,” Romney said. Fielding questions from the national traveling press corps for the first time in nearly three weeks, he said: “I’m not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am what I am.”

That may be true, but remarks highlighting his wealth – like when he said Sunday he doesn’t follow NASCAR as closely as some but has “great friends who are NASCAR team owners” – are definitely hurting his campaign and Mittens has admitted as much.

Romney’s has also reportedly accused Santorum of trying to “kidnap the primary process” by urging Democrats to come to the polls in Michigan’s open primary and vote against the former Massachusetts governor; of course Mittens has conveniently forgotten how he voted in Democratic primaries in Massachusetts in an effort he says was aimed at picking the weakest opponent for the Republican who was running. He said Tuesday he voted “against Ted Kennedy, Tip O’Neill and Bill Clinton,” and that doing so as a private citizen was different than a presidential campaign paying for phone calls.

Let’s see? No, it’s not any different, what’s good for the goose is indeed good for the gander.

At least Romney’s been honest in one thing (which yes, I admit is hard to believe), he says if he loses in the state where daddy served as governor, and where he was weaned, it would be extremely embarrassing and could possibly deal a devastating blow to his campaign, and he’s been playing catch-up in after losses to Santorum on in Minnesota, Missouri and Colorado.

Losing Michigan would deal a strategic blow against Mittens showing a possible weakness to the voters in future primaries and will considerably lengthen an already tiresome primary process which will not help him because if one thing’s for sure it’s that the more of Romney people see the worse off he is.

What’s truly comical is Mittens shouldn’t be in this spot, he should’ve nailed down the nomination long before now, but he’s not liked, and conservatives aren’t sure he’s really one of them.

If he loses Michigan it quite literally could be the beginning of the end of his presidential quest especially since Santorum’s leading in Ohio and second behind Newton in Georgia; winning Arizona will give him a boost but losing his home state would be a devastating hit.

 
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Posted by on February 28, 2012 in 2012 Election

 

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Latest 2012 Presidential Polls – (Arizona and Michigan primaries) 28 Feb 12 Edition

Today the four horsemen are doing battle in Arizona and Michigan for the Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential nomination while Maine’s primary still has yet to be finalized.

In Arizona’s Winner Take All Primary with 29 delegates the new PPP (D) poll of likely voters conducted 26 Feb 12: Romney 42; Santorum 26; Gingrich 18 and Paul 11 with 3% undecided. Clearly Mittens is going to take Arizona, the only question remaining is, how much?

In Michigan’s Hybrid Primary with 30 Delegates a new PPP (D) poll of likely voters conducted 26 -27 Feb 12: Santorum 38; Romney 37; Paul 14 and Gingrich 9 with 2% undecided. This shouldn’t even be close for Romney, but it’s a clear indicator of how much he’s disliked amongst his own party, even in his home state.

Washington’s Non-Binding Caucus with 43 delegates – 3 Mar 12; a new PPP (D) poll of likely voters conducted 16 – 19 Feb 12: Santorum 38; Romney 27; Paul 15 and Gingrich 12 with 8% undecided.

Super Tuesday (6 Mar 12)

Alaska’s Proportional Caucus with 27 delegates; no polling info …

Georgia Proportional Primary with 76 delegates; SurveyUSA poll of likely voters conducted 23 – 26 Feb 12: Gingrich 39; Romney 24; Santorum 23 and Paul 9 with 5% undecided. Newt is showing a second wind, at least in his home state – for the moment.

Idaho’s Non-Binding Caucus with 32 delegates; no polling info …

Massachusetts Proportional Primary with 41 delegates; Suffolk/7News poll of likely voters conducted 11 – 15 Feb 12: Romney 64; Santorum 16; Paul 7 and Gingrich 6 and with 7% undecided.

North Dakota’s Non-Binding Caucus with 28 delegates; no polling info …

Ohio Proportional Primary with 66 delegates; Quinnipiac poll of likely voters conducted 23 – 26 Feb 12: Santorum 36; Romney 29; Gingrich 17 and Paul 11 with 7% undecided.

Oklahoma Proportional Primary with 43 delegates; Rasmussen Reports of likely voters conducted 21 Feb 12: Santorum 43; Gingrich 22; Romney 18 and Paul 7 with 10% undecided.

Tennessee’s Proportional Primary with 58 delegates; no polling info …

Nothing new with Vermont’s Hybrid Primary with 17 delegates; PPP (D) poll of registered voters conducted 28 – 31 Jul 11: Romney 26; Paul 7 and Gingrich 6 with 61% undecided

Virginia Hybrid Primary (where only Romney and Paul are on the ballot) with 49 delegates; a new CNU/Times-Dispatch poll of likely voters conducted 4 – 13 Feb 12: Romney 53 and Paul 23 with 24% undecided.

Wyoming’s Non-Binding Caucus of 29 delegates; no polling info …

The regular season records for the gallant candidates: Santorum 4; Romney 3; Gingrich 1 and Paul 0 with Maine still unbelievably yet to be determined.

The GOTP Delegate Count to date is: Romney 90; Santorum 44; Gingrich 32 and Paul 13.

The current GOTP Popular Vote Count is:

Romney 1,121,685

Gingrich 838,825

Santorum 431,926

Paul 307,975

Nationally the GOTP Nomination according to the latest Gallup Tracking poll of registered voters conducted 22 – 26 Feb 12: Romney 32; Santorum 28; Gingrich 14 and Paul 12 with 14% undecided.

So, how does each of the Four Horseman of the GOPocalypse stack up against the President? The latest Politico/GWU/Battleground poll of likely voters conducted 19 – 22 Feb 12; if the general election were held today:

President Obama 53/Romney 43

President Obama 53/Santorum 42

If the GOTP clown car had finally stopped spinning, and the general election was held today, Mittens Romney would be the GOTP nominee, and he’d lose to President Obama in the general election.

 
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Posted by on February 28, 2012 in 2012 Election

 

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Latest 2012 Presidential Polls – 16 Feb 12 Edition

The current regular season records for the remaining four GOTP candidates are Santorum 4, Romney 3, Gingrich 1 and Paul 0; and Maine remains to be decided!

After Ricky pulled the trifecta, Mittens scrambled for a desperate win in Maine, and after some shenanigans by the state GOTO he maybe, kinda, sort of picked up a win; but hold the phone, there’s a lot of votes remaining to be counted and many more yet to be cast in the pine tree state, many of which may be for Ron Paul, and may give Uncle Ron his first primary win.

Michigan’s Hybrid Primary with 30 Delegates – 28 Feb 12; last Inside MI Politics/MRG poll of likely voters conducted 13 – 14 Feb 12: Santorum 43; Romney 33; Gingrich 11 and Paul 8 with 5% undecided.

There’s no new polling in Arizona’s Winner Take All Primary with 29 delegates – 28 Feb 12; the last Rasmussen Reports poll of likely voters conducted 01 Feb 12: Romney 48; Gingrich 24; Santorum 13 and Paul 6 with 9% undecided.

Super Tuesday (6 Mar 12)

Georgia Proportional Primary with 76 delegates; Landmark/Rosetta Stone poll of likely voters conducted 09 Feb 12: Gingrich 35; Santorum 26; Romney 16 and Paul 5 with 18% undecided.

Ohio Proportional Primary with 66 delegates; Rasmussen Reports poll of likely voters conducted 15 Feb 12: Santorum 42; Romney 24; Gingrich 13 and Paul 10 with 11% undecided.

Oklahoma Proportional Primary with 43 delegates; Sooner Poll of registered voters conducted 17 Nov – 16 Dec 11: Gingrich 33; Romney 14; Paul 4 and Santorum 2 with 47% undecided.

Massachusetts Proportional Primary with 41 delegates; PPP (D) poll of registered voters conducted 16 – 18 Sep 11: Romney 50; Gingrich and Paul 5 and Santorum 1 with 44% undecided

Vermont Hybrid Primary with 17 delegates; PPP (D) poll of registered voters conducted 28 – 31 Jul 11: Romney 26; Paul 7 and Gingrich 6 with 61% undecided

Virginia Hybrid Primary (where only Romney and Paul are on the ballot) with 49 delegates; Quinnipiac poll of registered voters conducted 1 – 9 Feb 12: Romney 68 and Paul 19 with 13% undecided.

The Current GOTP Delegate Count is: Romney 90; Santorum 44; Gingrich 32 and Paul 13. Hopefully the state officials in Maine will figure it all out and figure it out soon allowing the voters to know who’s really in the lead moving into Arizona and Michigan.

The current GOTP Popular Vote Count is:

Romney 1,119,283

Gingrich 838,344

Santorum 430,753

Paul 305,797

Nationally the GOTP Nomination according to the latest Rasmussen Reports poll of registered voters conducted 14 Feb 12: Santorum 39; Romney 27; Gingrich 15 and Paul 10 with 9% undecided.

So, how does each of the Four Horseman of the GOPocalypse stack up against the President? The latest Rasmussen Reports poll of likely voters conducted 13 – 15 Feb 12, if the general election were held today:

President Obama 47/Romney 43

President Obama 51/Gingrich 37

President Obama 47/Santorum 41

President Obama 44/Paul 39

If the GOTP clown car had finally stopped spinning, and the general election was held today, Rick Santorum would be the GOTP nominee, and he’d lose to President Obama in the general election.

What’s the electoral map look like if the election were held today?

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2012 in 2012 Election

 

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