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Old 03-09-2012, 04:24 PM   #301
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If there is indeed an oil shock this year (seemingly more and more likely) and Americans are feeling the strain every day, I think the scales will tip in Mittens' favour.
If he is smart enough to announce that he will make Newt Secretary of Energy.*




* Newt has a plan to have gasoline cost $2.50 per gallon instead of the $5.50 Obama is supporting.
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We all know the media loves a horse-race, but the truth is that Santorum really has no mathematically viable path to the nomination.

How Daunting Is Santorum’s Delegate Math?

This is similar to last time when the media would act like Hilary Clinton still had a chance when it was literally impossible.

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If he wins Mississippi and Alabama and Missouri and Kansas this month, but Mr. Romney wins Illinois, that will be fairly consistent with how the states have behaved thus far. It will just so happen that a number of Mr. Romney’s poorer states will have come in a row, as Barack Obama had rough stretches against Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2008 when states like West Virginia and Kentucky voted. One should not confuse the deviations caused by the order in which states vote for momentum.
Important because back in 2008, the news stations would try and be like "OMG! Is Obama starting to lose it?" when he was losing states he never had a chance to win in the first place. I'll give the cycle props this time for often speaking of Romney's inevitability and such, but I just can't stand anybody pretending otherwise. This race should be relegated to the back pages of the A-section of your newspaper, not on the front page when it all has no real effect. Romney is the nominee and people shouldn't be forced to hear over-and-over again about a non-existent race that's only stretching out this long because of proportional delegates and childish Republicans waffling over "true conservative" credentials.
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Time and time and time again... Mitt Romney is probably the only candidate who can secure a majority victory.

Newt, Santorum, and Paul can all deny Romney of that bid if he can't secure that majority. There's no reason for any of the candidates to drop out, and there's no reason to believe that any single candidate has this in the bag by any means.
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Do you know his plan for doing so?
You can read his economic plan on his website.
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:46 PM   #305
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You can read his economic plan on his website.
I've done that, I was curious as to what YOU saw in it that gave you confidence in it.

This is a discussion forum, I thought maybe you'd like to discuss...

When I saw his plan I saw platitudes and regurgitated Republican trademarks that have given us major problems in the past.
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Romney is actually ahead in some of the polls in Alabama and Mississippi, which vote on Tuesday.
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if Gingrich doesn't win anything next week, he'll drop out.
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if Gingrich doesn't win anything next week, he'll drop out.
If it is Mitt Romney winning everything, maybe. If it is Rick Santorum, Gingrich ain't going anywhere.
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Recent debate over contraception comes as GOP loses gains among women - The Washington Post
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in other GOP news, Mitt Romney likes grits
I just read about that. Awkward. He's the master of all things awkward.
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Is there a reason that Santorum just blew out the other three in Kansas?
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check out the numbers and stats

Kansas GOP Caucuses - GOP results map - 2012 election - Data Desk - Los Angeles Times


just a few thousand diehards, still Romney beats Gingrich
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Romney beats Gingrich? Doesn't matter when they both got shat on by Rick Santorum who took 30 delegates.

And a loss for Romney is a win for Gingrich.

Good ol' fashioned ass whooping today.
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And a loss for Romney is a win for Gingrich.
How do you figure? At this point, I think the only thing that's a win for Gingrich is a win for Gingrich.
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How do you figure? At this point, I think the only thing that's a win for Gingrich is a win for Gingrich.
I mean I can keep saying it but the more I do the more it's getting ignored.

Neither Gingrich nor Paul (or Santorum, really) stand a chance at winning a majority victory in delegates.

The goal is to get a brokered convention. Romney from here on out is a projected front-runner for a lot of states. The more Romney loses, the less chance he has at capturing a majority in delegates.

You don't think Ron Paul or Newt Gingrich are so stupid as to just hang around in the race despite having zero chance at getting more delegates than Mitt Romney at this point? Hell no. But they can deny Mitt Romney the bid by sticking around.
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