Last edited by braane; 02-10-2012 at 03:07 PM.
I'm not going to predict and I hope none of us else predicts. We predicted first in Iowa and said it was impossible he finished 3rd....he finished 3rd. South Carolina the same except for 2nd/3rd. Nevada same 2nd...Minnesota predicted wins....
Then on the other hand you had people saying last in Nevada...last in Minnesota...3rd in New Hampshire...People are either overly optimistic or pessimistic. Let the cards fall where ever they do. Lets hope Ron wins.
Last edited by Gray Fullbuster; 02-10-2012 at 03:14 PM.
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I disagree with some saying Romney needed to go here to make a play. Romney is still seen by many within the party as the 'eventual nom' and 'the guy to beat'. He is still a frontrunner and a state like ME is meaningless for his campaign to bother with. Newt and Rick arent even there and of all people, Rick should be in ME when you think about it. He has the least chance of winning the nom/beating obama and should be up there trying to squeeze out every win possible. This just proves how unimportant it is to them.
Let's be honest here, they know Ron has a good chance of winning it, so once again, Romney gets a memo to head up there and cut down Ron's momentum. He is the only one close enough to Ron to do it, which another reason why the others arent bothering, they have no chance to catch him. Why on earth would Romney waste his time in ME, when he could be in MI/AZ/OK where he needs to be competing with Rick? The guy takes out an ad buy there at the last minute in a meaningless state? (Meaningless for HIM, not Ron). Pfff yea ok It is more obvious than ever he is just up there to fuck it all up, and since Ron and crew decided that taking 3 days vacation was a good idea and even let him get there BEFORE they did is even more inexplicable. Rumor has it now the GOP is trying to get Rick supporters to vote for Romney. Since it will be close, they will have all the leverage they need to 'screw with something' too. If he loses, msm has their excuse to use that Ron blew it by not being up there after MN.
It is really just a shame they are risking losing this state. No one else would have done this. His one chance to win and they just blow it off for days, and allow Mitt to don his Mighty Mouse cape to swoop in and save the day. So if they lose, the campaign has no one but themselves to blame. Had they been there all 3 days and did all they can, and lost, well at least you could say you did all you could, gave it all you had, etc. But losing now will only generate mass finger pointing, which in this case, would be more than justified.
Last edited by Student Of Paulism; 02-10-2012 at 03:22 PM.
think Ron Paul is going to win the straw poll. Already there is a rumor that Newt supporters are throwing their vote to RP, I imagine some Santorum supporters would too. They know they do not have a chance in Maine and it is a two man race there. They likely do not see RP as a threat as much as Romney going forward even with a win. Romney ends up losing again in Maine it overall helps Santorum going into the next contests and Gingrich as well.
Last edited by seapilot; 02-10-2012 at 05:59 PM.
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CNN is reporting that Romney originally planned to only hold a Friday night event and not attend the caucuses. The fact he added the caucus events late sounds like a sign of weakness. I had thought Romney was going to Maine in a sign of strength, but it might just be that he is very worried. Not sure there is any other way to explaining why he added the saturday events.
Even if Romney does win, I think the media will spin it that he was rattled. The other candidates are dictating the battles he must fight.
Alaska? I have high reservations that we'll win that. In my view not likely. This talk is just like in '08. We were supposed to win Alaska last time too.
Stop making predictions and work harder. Maybe then we won't have to make predictions but actually get some results
Ron is speaking in Lewiston and Romney is speaking at a Portland caucus ... THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE ... GOTV here and we'll counter!
Don't know how reliable "Watch the vote" are but so far, with only 2 counties complete, Ron is winning 48% to Romney's 33%
Ron won both of the complete counties
Intrade has MITT ROMNEY and RON PAUL for FIRST PLACE SHARES in MAINE at an almost identical price right now.
Both are at roughly a $5.35 and at 6:45 EST a small wager secures you a ten spot. Intrade is easier to send money
into by wire transfer as opposed to most USA credit cards. the speculative bubble on mitt romney is being deflated
over at Intrade. a Ned Silver tweet changed the ballgame more than did Mr. Matt Drudge's headlines earlier. its close.
When the votes are counted tonight I think we will see a map that looks a lot like Maine's last gubernatorial election. Maine elected a Tea Party-backed governor running against a strong independent and a weak democrat. The counties that put Paul LePage in office will be the same counties that go for RP this time. That's my prediction anyway.
4 hours ago
Ron Paul takes commanding early lead in Maine Caucus
Maine – Texas Congressman Ron Paul has taken a commanding lead over his GOP rivals in the Maine Caucus heading into its final day on Saturday, hoping to extinguish Rick Santorum’s modest campaign winning streak and launch a comeback of his own in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
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