2012 Florida Primary

Another week, another primary. Only this time there wasn't another winner. That would have been awkward as hell. Florida's contest has come and gone now and Mitt Romney notches another victory. The lead up to this week's primary was filled with nastiness and lies spread around by the Romney camp to impugn Newt Gingrich's character. Romney is rich, so obviously it worked out well for him. Newt isn't out of it yet though. Florida may be a winner-take-all state, but Newt made a strong enough showing there to justify staying in, and I hope he does. Stranger things have happened and he could still manage to pull something off. The odds are not good though. The next big string of contests between now and Super Tuesday are all in states that Romney is likely to win easy in. Momentum is beginning to build behind his campaign. It's not over yet, but it might well be by the end of February.

Tonight's results in Florida with 100% of precincts reporting in:

Mitt Romney - 47% (758,425 votes, 50 delegates)
Newt Gingrich - 32% (518,465 votes)
Rick Santorum - 13% (216,999 votes)
Ron Paul - 7% (113,904 votes)

Delegate Totals to Date

Mitt Romney: 69 delegates.
Newt Gingrich: 26 delegates.
Rick Santorum: 14 delegates.
Ron Paul: 4 delegates.

1,144 required to win.

I find it disturbing there are 113,000 people stupid enough to buy Ron Paul's bullshit and vote for him. Nevada is up next on the 4th with 28 more delegates at stake.
"It is pointless to resist, my son." -- Darth Vader
"Resistance is futile." -- The Borg
"Mother's coming for me in the dragon ships. I don't like these itchy clothes, but I have to wear them or it frightens the fish." -- Thurindil

Well. I guess that's that then.

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Posted on Jan 31, 2012 8:49 pm by Samson in: | 4 comment(s) [Closed]
TES Fan [Anon] said:
Comment #1 Feb 1, 2012 4:15 pm
Hey G, how much they paying you to shill for SkyrimForge?

Anonymous [Anon] said:
Comment #2 Feb 1, 2012 11:50 pm
What was the advertising ratio for Romney? Something like 63 Romney attack ads per every 1 Gingrich ad? I doubt he has enough money to pull that off in a national campaign against President Obama.

I told my wife that I wasn't sure what I would do if Romney gets the nomination, I still feel dirty from voting for McCain. If my choice in November is between Romney and Obama I won't be too excited to rush out to the polls. My choice would be to vote for a typical politician who only says what he thinks his present audience wants to hear, who will turn around and say the exact opposite at the next campaign speech, who is not above dirty smears and outright lies against his opponents, who ran his first campaign on the premise that he was the opposite Reagan and Bush, who pushed through a disastrous universal healthcare plan; or my other choice would be Obama.

Yeah, Romney buried Florida under a pile of SuperPAC money. Given that, I think Newt still made a pretty good showing since he still commanded 32% of the vote. Unfortunately with Florida being winner-take-all, that hardly matters.

I'm certainly not thrilled with the prospect of a Romney win, but surely even he has to be better than inflicting another 4 years of Obama on everyone.

To "TES Fan": Giskard is looney tunes. He thinks that by supporting the corrupt corporate entities behind Curse and/or Steam that he'll be rid of his mythical troll problem. He's going to be in for a rude awakening.

Edited by Samson on Feb 2, 2012 12:22 am
I think it's pretty interesting, as opposed to disturbing, that Ron Paul's still holding a fairly solid footing here. It says to me that people out there aren't all just happily accepting the choices that the parties give them and they might even be willing to count on congress disallowing Ron's more outlandish notions in order to get his better ideas in play.

I can't entirely argue against our Anonymous friend's post, even the argument of "anyone's got to be better than Obama" lends an opening to the thought of "better the devil we know..." The flip side of that is that we really can't afford to let Obama stay in office another term, so we've got to really hope that either Newt manages to pull a minor miracle out of his hat or that Mitt's at least not as bad as Barrack has been. :sigh: Such choices these days, eh? :(

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