So Where is the Support for Romney?

  • creature

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    Jan 11, 2012 4:16 AM GMT
    I'm not going to stay up to watch the final numbers—I'll find out in the morning. But as of right now, with 77.7% reporting, Mitt Romney has 38.3% of the vote.

    Not even half of the votes in a state that is considered moderate? Nearly 1 quarter of the votes at this time went to Ron Paul who is seen as further to the right. That's a sizable chunk of eligible voters (republicans and independents) who are saying no to Mitt Romney. As of right now, 60% don't want Mitt Romney as their Republican candidate.

    The strong numbers for Paul and Huntsman though do signal a shift for the Republican which I hope continues because it will help to stabilize the divisiveness that is eroding this country. Both candidates share some ideas that liberals can agree with, and make it a point to be consistent with those ideas, unlike Mitt Romney who swings which ever the way the wind blows.

    I think the influence of the ol' boy network is fading, with a better educated class of voters.

    And if Ron Paul can score this many votes in New Hampshire, does Gary Johnson stand a good chance of siphoning some of Romney's vote in the general election? A PPP poll showed Johnson is strong enough to take votes from the Republican nominee in New Mexico to help Obama win the state again, which is crucial since New Mexico is considered a swing state.
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    Jan 11, 2012 4:18 AM GMT
    Keeping their powder dry for the 2016 election. The "support" knows that Romney is a loser.
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    Jan 11, 2012 4:22 AM GMT
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    Jan 11, 2012 4:45 AM GMT
    The fact that Romney will be lucky to get 40% of the vote in a moderate Northeastern state like NH shows what a weak general election candidate he is.

    He's not going to be able to win any blue states in Nov.
    In fact Mitt Romneycare is likely going to lose his home state of MA.

    So, the Repubs will be playing defense again this election - and considering how unpopular Mitt is with the far-right and the religious right in the red states, it doesn't look good for Mitt Romneycare.
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    Jan 11, 2012 5:04 AM GMT
    Moderate/swing voters will vote for a Republican. Reagan was a winner. Bush also, but to a lesser extent. They liked that they had ranches, performed manual labor and drove trucks.

    But can you picture Mitt Romney clearing the brush? No way. Romney uses illegal immigrants instead. Mitt looks more like the guy who hits the laborers with his riding crop....before he fires their ass.

    America ain't gonna vote for that.

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    Jan 11, 2012 6:09 AM GMT
    Nobody wants Mitt Romney, the flip-flopper who likes to fire people.
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    Jan 11, 2012 6:13 AM GMT
    TrojanAthlete saidNobody wants Mitt Romney, the flip-flopper who likes to fire people.




    Lol

    Yeah if there's one thing Democrats and Republicans can agree on - its that.

    We all can't stand Mitt Romneycare - the king of the flip-floppers!
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    Jan 11, 2012 6:32 AM GMT
    Did any of you catch the "drudge report' poll that has Ron Paul already leading in South Carolina ? Paul at 28% and Romney at 24%, I wonder how Rush and Hannity will report this news since they usually love the drudge report. Sweet revenge !!
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    Jan 11, 2012 6:46 AM GMT
    realifedad said Did any of you catch the "drudge report' poll that has Ron Paul already leading in South Carolina ? Paul at 28% and Romney at 24%, I wonder how Rush and Hannity will report this news since they usually love the drudge report. Sweet revenge !!





    Very interesting.

    I expect we'll see Hannity and his fellow Repub propagandizers at Fox go ballistic on Paul from now until the SC primary day, trying to suppress Paul turnout and prop up Mitt Romneycare.

    Just like they did leading up to the Iowa caucus vote.

    It will be the kind of shameless partisan bias and politicking we've seen from Fox all throughout the 2010 and 2012 races
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    Jan 11, 2012 4:18 PM GMT
    RickRick91 saidThe fact that Romney will be lucky to get 40% of the vote in a moderate Northeastern state like NH shows what a weak general election candidate he is.

    He's not going to be able to win any blue states in Nov.
    In fact Mitt Romneycare is likely going to lose his home state of MA.

    So, the Repubs will be playing defense again this election - and considering how unpopular Mitt is with the far-right and the religious right in the red states, it doesn't look good for Mitt Romneycare.



    It's really amusing to see all the wishful thinking going on around here. "It doesn't look good for Mitt Romneycare"? Really? He's been consistently at or near the top since this whole election season began. He's actually been the only constant in the race. Now he's become the first non-incumbent to ever win both Iowa and New Hampshire. At this point anyway, barring any real out-of-left-field revelation, this race is Romney's to lose on the way to the nomination. Once that is achieved, and all of the other candidates begin supporting the nominee, I think you will be very surprised at how many people really do support Romney.
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    Jan 11, 2012 4:56 PM GMT
    Ron Paul is not seen as the "furthest to the right", he's seen as the most moderate because of his social positions.
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    Jan 11, 2012 5:20 PM GMT
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    RickRick91 saidThe fact that Romney will be lucky to get 40% of the vote in a moderate Northeastern state like NH shows what a weak general election candidate he is.

    He's not going to be able to win any blue states in Nov.
    In fact Mitt Romneycare is likely going to lose his home state of MA.

    So, the Repubs will be playing defense again this election - and considering how unpopular Mitt is with the far-right and the religious right in the red states, it doesn't look good for Mitt Romneycare.



    It's really amusing to see all the wishful thinking going on around here. "It doesn't look good for Mitt Romneycare"? Really? He's been consistently at or near the top since this whole election season began. He's actually been the only constant in the race. Now he's become the first non-incumbent to ever win both Iowa and New Hampshire. At this point anyway, barring any real out-of-left-field revelation, this race is Romney's to lose on the way to the nomination. Once that is achieved, and all of the other candidates begin supporting the nominee, I think you will be very surprised at how many people really do support Romney.


    Romney looks strong only because of his competition. If Chris Christie or Jeb Bush jumped in the race, Romney would deflate faster than the wall street blowup sexdoll that he is.

    The Grinch smells the weakness, and he's got a $5 MM needle waiting for Romney down south.
  • tazzari

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    Jan 11, 2012 5:20 PM GMT
    "But can you picture Mitt Romney clearing the brush? "

    You refer to the rich Yale boy playing at clearing brush?

    Send either of them up to my ranch, and we'll see how long they last!
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    Jan 11, 2012 5:49 PM GMT
    He's gonna have to have Paul on his ticket, because without a VP offer Paul will run as an Independent and Romney's chances will be double-doomed.
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    Jan 11, 2012 6:06 PM GMT
    dayumm saidHe's gonna have to have Paul on his ticket, because without a VP offer Paul will run as an Independent and Romney's chances will be double-doomed.



    I don't think Ron Paul will run as an independent --- unless, of course --- he comes in a very VERY close 2nd to Romney when all of the primaries are said and done. He would assure Obama's re-election in doing so, and I think Ron Paul is too smart for that. I do like the idea of Ron Paul as a potential V.P. -- not sure if that is realistic either but, again, if he comes in a very close 2nd he may be the likely choice.
  • Webster666

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    Jan 12, 2012 1:05 AM GMT
    The support is right there, in black and white.
    39% of Republican New Hampshire voters chose Mittens.

    Guess that means that 61% are underwhelmed.

    Oh, and Rick "Frothy Mix" Santorum got 9%.
    Hahahahahahaha !

  • Webster666

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    Jan 12, 2012 1:10 AM GMT
    dayumm saidHe's gonna have to have Paul on his ticket, because without a VP offer Paul will run as an Independent and Romney's chances will be double-doomed.




    Not in a million years.
    Paul has more inflammatory baggage than Newty.
    Mittens won't choose any of the Presidential contenders because the voters are already indicating that they don't want them.

    It's very likely that the Republican Vice Presidential candidate will be Marco Rubio.