View Full Version : Romney hits 1144 according to CNN

05-29-2012, 08:10 PM
I came across this ridiculous article on my igoogle page.

(CNN) -- Mitt Romney hit his party's "magic number" on Tuesday, unofficially clinching the Republican presidential nomination in a race he entered as the front-runner and has had to himself for weeks.

Romney led the pack when he announced his second run for the White House last June, and he has watched his rivals for the nomination slowly trickle out as their own wins looked increasingly unlikely.
The delegates to put him over the 1,144 necessary for the GOP nomination came in Texas, the lone state to vote this week. Romney entered the day 78 delegates away from the magic number, and on Tuesday CNN projected he would win the state's GOP presidential primary, where 152 of the state's 155 delegates were at stake.

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On Tuesday, Romney said he was humbled to have secured the requisite delegates to become the GOP nominee.

"I am honored that Americans across the country have given their support to my candidacy and I am humbled to have won enough delegates to become the Republican Party's 2012 presidential nominee," Romney wrote. "Our party has come together with the goal of putting the failures of the last 3 years behind us. I have no illusions about the difficulties of the task before us. But whatever challenges lie ahead, we will settle for nothing less than getting America back on the path to full employment and prosperity. On November 6, I am confident that we will unite as a country and begin the hard work of fulfilling the American promise and restoring our country to greatness."

He has been the presumptive nominee for weeks, but will not be the official party nominee until the Republican National Convention, set to be held the week of August 27 in Tampa, Florida.

Romney launched his campaign on a warm day last June, telling his supporters gathered at a New Hampshire farm that "Barack Obama has failed America."

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"From my first day in office my No. 1 job will be to see that America once again is No.1 in job creation," he said.
The early primary battleground state would play an important role in his campaign. He initially invested more in New Hampshire than the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa, which he eventually lost by a small margin to former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania.
New England voters have long been familiar with Romney, even before his 2008 presidential bid. He served as governor of Massachusetts between 2003 and 2007.

Texas figured into this presidential race long before the first votes cast on Tuesday. One of the three factors in Santorum's April decision to end his presidential bid was a decision by Texas Republicans not to change their proportional delegate model to a winner-take-all system, which -- if he had stayed in the race and won the state -- could have given him a boost and held back Romney's delegate accumulation.
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Two of Romney's rivals in the once-crowded field are from Texas. Texas Gov. Rick Perry exited the race two days before the mid-January primary in South Carolina after a disappointing fifth-place finish in Iowa and his decision to stop campaigning in the second state to vote, New Hampshire.
Earlier this month, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas said he would no longer actively campaign for the Republican nomination, effectively ending his third run for the Oval Office with 122 delegates.

When Santorum, Paul and others were still in the race, talk of a contested convention swirled and it seemed to some a realistic possibility that Romney might not reach the magic number before the last state voted in June.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich vowed to push his bid onward to the convention unless Romney were to clinch the nomination earlier. He told reporters in late March that if Romney "does not have a majority [of delegates], I think you'll then have one of the most interesting, open conventions in American history." He suspended his bid in early May, and on Tuesday was to appear with Romney at a fundraiser in Las Vegas.
The earliest contests weeded out Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, who won the Iowa straw poll last summer but finished sixth in its January caucuses, and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who ended his bid before the South Carolina vote after falling short in New Hampshire.
Others dropped out before the voting began. Businessman Herman Cain's once-unlikely rise ended in December amid allegations of sexual misbehavior. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty dropped out months earlier, in August, after the high stakes Ames, Iowa, straw poll.

Romney, who becomes the first Mormon presidential nominee of a major party, previously sought the GOP presidential nomination in 2008. He dropped out after Super Tuesday, which allocated 1,020 delegates from 21 states. The Texas primary in early March of that year gave Sen. John McCain of Arizona the necessary delegates to seal up the GOP nomination.

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In his 2008 convention speech, Romney spoke about many of the same themes that are prominent in his campaign this cycle, including a call "to rein in government spending, lower taxes, take a weed wacker to excessive regulation and mandates ... pursue every source of energy security, from new efficiencies to renewables, from coal to non-CO2 producing nuclear and for the immediate drilling for more oil off our shores."

President Barack Obama faced no national competition for the Democratic presidential nomination, and CNN projected he accumulated the 2,778 necessary delegates on April 3.


05-29-2012, 08:50 PM
Romney or Obama it really doesn't matter.

05-30-2012, 09:46 AM
Romney or Obama it really doesn't matter.

in terms of policy yes your right.

But it does matter.

Whoever is elected will get the blame.

The question is, us as "libertarians" who we prefer to get the blame so that we may grow the base.

05-30-2012, 09:51 AM
CNN now estimating Romney has more delegates than CNN has viewers... still may not be enough to clinch nomination...

05-30-2012, 11:20 AM
Wall Street Journal sez Romney has 1191 delegates: http://projects.wsj.com/campaign2012/delegates

Per BBC: Mitt Romney clinches nomination in Texas primary, after going INTO Texas with 1086 delegates: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-18255192

RealClearPolitics sez Romney has 1169 delegates: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/republican_delegate_count.html

New York Times sez Romney has 1191 delegates: http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/primaries/delegates

CBS sez Mitt Romney has 1198 delegates: http://www.cbsnews.com/primary-election-results-2012/scorecard.shtml?party=R

GreenPapers sez Romney has 1012 Hard/1148 Soft delegates

Google Politics & Elections sez Romney has 1191 delegates: http://www.google.com/elections/ed/us/results

Associated Press Delegate Tracker sez Romney has 1191 delegates: http://hosted.ap.org/interactives/2012/delegate-tracker/

CNN sez Romney has 1068 delegates (with "delegate strength" of 351.31): http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2012/calculator/
("When the score [delegate strength] is low, a candidate's ultimate nomination is far from inevitable, regardless of how big a lead he or she has. When the score reaches 100 (or higher), it means that every candidate who has reached the level of support in past races has been considered the inevitable nominee at that point.)

Washington Post sez Romney has 1191 delegates: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/primary-tracker/

First Read on msnbc sez "...But here was the good news for Team Romney yesterday: Winning the Texas primary last night, he surpassed the 1144 delegates needed to clinch the GOP nomination. As of earlier this morning, here’s where the delegate count now stands: Romney 1183, Santorum 261, Gingrich 135, Paul 129."

Stipulating CHICANERY OF SEVERAL SIGNIFICANT SORTS, also stipulating GARISH bias by Mainstream Media, is anyone seriously supposing that ALL these sources will be proven wrong?

To WHOM will so many sources with longtime name-recognition be proven wrong . . . the very people who turn to and believe in said sources? The very people who mainly get their "news and information" from Mainstream Media will simultaneously realize/admit that ALL their news sources are full of shit AND that the Congressman from Texas who TRAILED in popular support is the TRUE Republican nominee?


05-30-2012, 01:09 PM
So... what's this mean for Paul?

05-30-2012, 03:39 PM
nothing. they still must vote in tampa. and paul didnt stop running as the article says and romney doesnt have that many delegates.
So... what's this mean for Paul?

05-30-2012, 03:47 PM
Keep in mind that the Delegates themselves in Texas have NOT been selected yet.

05-31-2012, 02:24 PM
Yeah, I just wrote an article on this - the MSM is a joke!

05-31-2012, 05:42 PM
Yeah, I just wrote an article on this - the MSM is a joke!

Me too. Wrote an op-ed piece and sent it to the OC Register and the LA Times.... Hoping they print it. The OC Register is very Libertarian-leaning so I think I might stand a chance of getting published there. (I've had several letters to them published before.)

06-02-2012, 12:15 AM
Oh, okay! Thank you that's wonderful to hear.