i don't know why other people aren't commenting this is super-tuesday-super-exciting. a good number of polls just closed, including the ever controversial Ohio and the CNN projection has romney winning but not by a lot. it would've been super-tuesday-super-embarrassing if gingrich hadn't won georgia or romney massachusetts but they both did. santorum seems to be winning a lot in the south but i suppose it's a thing about religion. poor ron paul isn't going to win anything, i don't think - they projected maine but what's one state? also, romney has a lot of delegates already so it really seems like he's going to win..... also http://www.exposemittromney.com/
I know, right? Come on, guys!! It would be great if we go all out on this blog.
Yes hahaha it would be terribly embarrassing if Newt didn't take Georgia and Williard didn't take MA. Who knows, there may be hope for Paul in Alaska! They're a bit wacky out there. Enjoyed the link :) especially the picture of Romney as Dr. Evil.
Watching the CNN analysts discuss the Republican primary, I was particularly struck by a point made by Donna Brazile. One of the more conservative analysts had said that the extreme way Republican candidates have been attacking each other will not be so damaging in the general election. His argument rested on the example of the Democratic primary back in 2008; Obama and Clinton were not so gentle with each other then, and clearly it didn't stop the Democrat from getting elected to the White House. Donna Brazile disagreed. She believed that a key difference is that the democrats, in 2008, were happy with both candidates, and republicans are not thrilled with any of the candidates here. The way Republicans are tearing each other apart at the moment will really hurt them later, no matter who is nominated.
As for the states that have been called so far, no surprises really. Georgia went to Newt, and how could it not? It's his home state. Vermont went to Romney, and that makes sense too. It's close enough to Massachusetts. And Massachusetts, obviously, would vote for the guy they elected as governor. Romney wins there.
I'm excited to see what happens in Ohio... from the numbers CNN showed from the exit polls, I am slightly surprised that Santorum is as close to Romney as he is. I suppose that it's because Santorum is a mid-westerner, and appeals to the Ohioans for that reason.
Oh wow... watching Sarah Palin talk about her vote... she's a piece of work.
totally irrelevant but http://static.tvguide.com/MediaBin/Content/110307/News/3_wed/110309julianne-moore-sarah-palin1.jpg isnt that crazy
Woooowwww creepy D:
also to add to your comment on Brazile's point.... Barbara Bush herself: "I think it's been the worst campaign I've ever seen in my life," Bush said Monday at a conference on first ladies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. "I hate that people think compromise is a dirty word. It's not a dirty word."
Ooooh I love this!
this is greattttt it's kinda cute how the other contenders think they have a chance. yes, it's been a close race at points, but it all comes down to who can beat obama (some voters in i think oklahoma told reporters they had an ABO policy- anyone but obama) and mitt romney is that person. even though he keeps putting his gold plated feet in his mouth santorum is too right leaning, gingrich too floppy and ron paul just not taken seriously
I agree. It seems downright outrageous that we could ACTUALLY elect either Santorum, Paul or Gingrich. More than anything, I think people will be scared by their extremeness, and not want to put them out there for the general election. Love the comment on the gold-plated feet! Man, I hope America wouldn't be crazy enough to go for Santorum or Newt...
yepp I heard that too,
Anyone but Obama. Even if that person will bring terrible ideas, as long as it is not Obama. What they don't realize is that Obama is one man with a whole load of responsibilities, and if he couldn't do everything he said, what's going to make someone less qualified better lead this nation?
It is almost as if they want change so badly, even if it is for really worse, because in their heads Obama is the worse and nothing can be more worse than him.
gingrich is really trying to be funny by crapping on obama's alternative fuel policy but do you really want a president who soley relies on drilling on this continent....yea $2.50 gas but when it runs out only mitt romney will be able to afford a tank eh
Yes. He would be at a loss "what's the big deal about, guys? I have friends who own oil mines... um... tmi?" Oh MY look at Santorum go in Ohio!
you know, I think the real reason why I didn't think Santorum could make it in OH is that I have family there (Republicans). I didn't want to believe my people could vote for that smarmy little man.
rick santorum is making absolutely no sense right now. he just described the federal government as the source of laws and right, and meant it as an insult, i'm pretty sure.this is painful
you should call CNN and tell them that. also i hope mista mills is enjoying the spam we're creating
Omg imagine? They'd be all confused and then "hmm... it seems we have a caller... a Miz Sinclair and a Miz Juergens from Brooklyn." and then we'd proclaim our views to the world.
Yes. Mr. Mills, are you having fun reading these lovely thoughts?
mitt romney has too many kids, they can cover all the states, so unfair. damn mormons. OH WAIT HAHA I WONDER HOW MILLS FEELS ABOUT ROMNEY HES FROM THE GREAT STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS AS WELLLLL
It will always be a great state. Don't forget the Adams and Kennedys. You ladies are quite impressive.
Keep it up, everyone else is jealous.
Just watch, when they count the votes for Columbus, then Paul will win because all the liberals will have voted to sabotage the primary.
that would be beautiful. all of america is counting on the juergens clan don't fail us now
Whoa, Charlotte and Carla, seriously how do I follow all of this? Anyway, I really hope Gingrich gets out of this race, because that was a very very very very boring speech. He did not even sound somewhat excited, he sounded like he did not really care about his delegates. His funniest line was 2.49-9-9, at least Cain was good for something…. good comedic material. I think if Ron Paul wins no state out right today, he is going to drop out, because I think he does not want to get in the way of whatever his son, rand, is planning for the near future. Ohio is close, its currently leading Santorum, but who knows. Only like 30% is reported, so Ohio could change, it depends what areas have more votes in, and what areas are more likely to vote for each candidate. Romney has way more delegates then Santorum in total, but he has yet to make a huge impact in the middle of the country. After tonight, no one will have more than 50% of the delegates, and while Romney will probably be in the lead, I think this is going to be a long race. I think it is positive for Romney is winning by so much in his own great state of Massachusetts, because if they like him that much, it tells me that they thought he was a good enough leader, compared to Newt who has less than 50 of his state right now, with about the same percentage reporting. Anyway Happy Super Tuesday!!!!
i think this is the time for both gingrich and paul to drop out if they don't win more than two. it must be very disheartening being them at this point, it's really between romney & santorum. merry super tuesday to you too !
yeah, they should probably both get out of the race, i dont think newt will just because he's not going to admit defeat when he won a few states. Paul should get out though because he has won all of 25 delegates, compaired to romneys 273, and no specific states.
It really was a boring speech. And to think that Americans get bored when a speech is pretty good, how much more so would they find this speech boring?
I hope Newt Gingrich drops out, I am sort of surprised he held on for this long.
Happy super tuesday!
it is interesting that he's still here. I guess if he's going to drop out any time soon, now's the time. It would be interesting if Paul runs in the General as a Libertarian. I assume that it would draw some votes away from the Republicans (and so be a help to the Democrats), but could it be that some crazed liberals who would normally vote Democrat would be drawn to the libertarian ideals? Just curious about people's thoughts on this.
Well with Newt, of course he felt he could become president as no one would enter such a difficult race if he didn't but with all the rise and falls we had with Bachmann, Cain and Perry he felt that he could wait out the storm and remain standing as a strong candidate. I dont think he anticipated Rick coming up like he did recently. I feel like a lot of how Newt started acting with lately showed that he felt that he was falling back and that his strategy wasnt as great. (By that i mean attacking the media and the way debates were constructed albeit he absolutely had the right to when they started off the debate with the question about his marital relationships.)
I really liked your last point especially, Paula. it's interesting that people in MA like Romney so much more. Hmmm wish I watched Gingrich's speech now. I couldn't stand looking at him for that long.
Today is the long awaited Super Tuesday day! This day brought much joy to strong candidates like Romney and Santorum, with Gingrich and Paul trailing behind them. They have all campaigned long and hard, but Romney is taking the lead.
It would have been a shame if Romney did not win in (the great state of) Massachusetts or if Gingrich did not win Georgia since those are their hometowns. Romney has the most delegates out of the four candidates. I expected him to have the most considering he has the most financial support from the people. Many people have contributed the maximum amount of $2,500 and he has received numerous donations from wealthy people.
I agree with Paula that Ron Paul should drop out. He won the least amount of delegates. Super Tuesday gives the public an idea of who the top frontrunners are; I think he is out of the picture already. With 10 states involved in this process, it is imperative that he should admit that he does not have a clear chance. With 25 delegates, he is not going to get far. I also agree with Carla that Romney is going to win. He won by a landslide compared to his fellow candidates. This was (very,very,very,very,very,very,very) interesting to watch.
Happy Super Tuesday everyone! The poll results were extremely exciting to me as I was listening to the comments political analysts were making on FOX News and CNN. Of course, Newt Gingrich won delegates from his home state of Georgia, Mitt Romney takes the delegates from Vermont, Virginia, Massachusetts, Maine, and Idaho, and Rick Santorum won delegates from Tennessee, Oklahoma, and North Dakota. Ron Paul, on the other hand, hasn't won any delegates from either of the ten states today, and I predict that he will most likely not have a big affect on this race since Romney is strongly taking the most votes so far. Ohio's polls were the most intriguing topics of the night as the declaration of the winner of the state's delegates could not yet be confirmed. Clearly, Romney and Santorum are neck in neck in that state's primary as the percentages constantly flunctuated for each man as the time went by. I strongly feel that Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich should drop out of the race because the chances are that they will not rack up enough delegates to knock out both Santorum or Romney. Plus, I really dislike Gingrich and his idiotic speeches. Out of all four Republican candidates, I found his to be the most repulsive. I feel Ron Paul represents much of young America, which led me to believe that he would actually get the delegates from the state of Virginia since much of his voters came out to the polls to strongly support him. As much as I feel he'd get into the good graces of Alaska, it would not make a huge impact on his campaign. As a result, that leaves Romney and Santorum in the race. I feel that America may be split down the middle in terms of who they would vote for. Conservative, religious individuals favor Santorum, however, I believe, these same people are slowly jumping on the band wagon for Team Romney. It will be interesting to find out if Romney will get votes from very conservative people as the southern states' primaries approach.
Also, the Republican candidates feel that the slow down of potential war between Israel and Iran is pointless. They feel that Obama should just take action to "put Iran in their place". I feel that these candidates are only using big talk to look "strong" and macho in front of America. However, I believe if they were in Obama's position with many responsibilities domestically with the economy and abroad with foreign policy, they would not have the same story. I agree with Obama that negotiating with officials of Israel would be the smartest thing to do at this moment since America would not be in a great condition to become involved in another war as well as give Iran the opportunity to get a hold of nuclear weapons. Finally, I believe that the G.O.P. candidates need to screw their heads on correctly and think before they make stupid comments about critical issues as such.
I'll admit I'm wasn't as interested in the Super Tuesday as others are, but i was interested in finding out the results. Mitt Romney can be considered the winner today winning at least 183 Super Tuesday delegates and Santorum won at least 64. Romney also won the battle state of Ohio but it was a close race percentage wise but he has secured close to 66 delegates for himself. Newt and Ron failed to make the imact that Rick Santorum did as he won three states for himself displaying a heated battle amongst the top to contenders. All the states holding their primary today displays a lot of importance for the party and the elections coming up, today we saw what the two top contenders will most likely be. Rick Santorum wasn't considered to be a lead candidate among the earlier candidates back in 2011 but the recent debates over contraception and his display in the Iowa Caucus.
Newt and Ron are running on borrowed time.
Of the two candidates Rick is very conservative and applies many religious beliefs to his views on government and Romey is more moderate than Rick, often being taken down for his health care plans.
It will be interesting to see where the race between the top two contenders leads and what becomes the deciding factors to separate the voters, (at least for the Party) between the two men. As religion and ideals will play an important part of them.
So for the super Tuesday results: Gingrich won 1, the Georgia Primary. Santorum won 3. And Romney won 6. As of now, Romney is in the lead. Usually it is said that Super Tuesday foreshadows the final outcome. It makes sense because Romney won double of what Santorum had won and seems to be ahead and has strong enough support to win
To me it is disappointing that Ron Paul didn't have such a super Tuesday, while the the others: Romney, Santorum, and even Gingrich won at least something. I think this has to do with how similar Paul's ideas are compared to Obama's especially in war efforts and warfare in the Middle East. I personally was crossing my fingers that Americans would have some sense and vote for him. He is not foolish like the other Republican presidential candidates are. Gingrich is just unfit for being a president, which is reflected in the Super Tuesday results. The race for the Republican primary is highly competitive between Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney. It bothers me that since Santorum is Catholic automatically there are many Catholics who want to vote for him. While it would be wrong to tell people who to vote for, I just want to shake them and say, the President should be someone who is willing to help the entire nation, and that it is selfish to vote for someone that you might completely disagree with in issues, but would vote for him because he is Catholic. Conservative and Liberal is one thing, and it is agreeable to vote for someone based on what the voter leans towards most. But I've heard this when Obama was running for President back in 2008, that people would support him or not because he is Muslim or at least there was "gossip" that he was. My point is if someone seems to be the best candidate, people should not care what religion they practice. Because this nation is supposed to have a separation between church and state, what could a President possibly do in favoring them? Just not enforce laws that were made in response to the establishment or free exercise clause I guess...
But then again, Romney is a Mormon and still got the most states. So it is all a matter of perspective I suppose.
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