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Old 02-26-2012, 11:26 AM
 
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Texas House Speaker Joe Straus endorses Mitt Romney | Texas on the Potomac | a Chron.com blog

Excellent to see Romney picking up an endorsement in the Lone Star State.
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:14 PM
 
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Texas House Speaker Joe Straus endorses Mitt Romney | Texas on the Potomac | a Chron.com blog

Excellent to see Romney picking up an endorsement in the Lone Star State.



Yes, it is. That will be a tough state for him.
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:32 PM
 
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the truth is nobody cares who he endorses.
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Texas House Speaker Joe Straus endorses Mitt Romney | Texas on the Potomac | a Chron.com blog

Excellent to see Romney picking up an endorsement in the Lone Star State.
I think Newt will winTexas, but if not Romney will. The latest polls, do not look good for Romeney, still we see these polls changing daily.
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:50 PM
 
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I think Newt will winTexas, but if not Romney will. The latest polls, do not look good for Romeney, still we see these polls changing daily.

If Romney won TX it would be very unexpected. It's highly envangelical and other components that don't work in his favor usually.
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:01 PM
 
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I think Newt will winTexas, but if not Romney will. The latest polls, do not look good for Romeney, still we see these polls changing daily.
The Texas primary will be May 29th - at the earliest. If it were being held soon, I doubt Newt would win. Santorum is way ahead in the most recent poll.

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If Romney won TX it would be very unexpected. It's highly envangelical and other components that don't work in his favor usually.
Romney was actually leading in the second most recent poll that I'm aware of.

While Texas is heavily evangelical, it's important to remember that two-thirds of the state population is in large metropolitan areas. McCain won the GOP primary here in 2008, not Huckabee.

Interestingly enough, Restore Our Future has been showing at least one anti-Santorum ad here for the past few weeks. It seems like a waste of money to me but, then again, our primary is typically held in early March and was originally supposed to be held in early March this year as well (it has been delayed several times because of a redistricting dispute and the date is still uncertain). Perhaps they bought the air time way in advance and decided to go ahead and use it? I can't think of another explanation.

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Old 02-26-2012, 06:31 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Straus use to be a Democrat, just like Rick Perry was.
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:39 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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Texas House Speaker Joe Straus endorses Mitt Romney | Texas on the Potomac | a Chron.com blog

Excellent to see Romney picking up an endorsement in the Lone Star State.
Joe Strauss is considered to be a "moderate" by Texas standards. His fellow Repubs tried to ouster him at the start of last session because he was seen as too willing to compromise with the Dems. This endorsement is not much of a surprise.
I predict that Romney will take Texas by a 10-12% margin, similar to ariz.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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If Romney won TX it would be very unexpected. It's highly envangelical and other components that don't work in his favor usually.
I totally agree; well, I lived there for 13 years, it really isn't all the evangelical, in fact the larger cities are pretty well devided and pretty diverse, but Texas, as most of us know, is very conservative..This is probably why the last polls I saw showed P:aul at the bottom or the pile. Of course I don't put a lot into polls. I think Texas will go Newt and then Romney. This is just a hunch I have.

Nita
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:24 AM
 
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I totally agree; well, I lived there for 13 years, it really isn't all the evangelical, in fact the larger cities are pretty well devided and pretty diverse, but Texas, as most of us know, is very conservative..This is probably why the last polls I saw showed P:aul at the bottom or the pile. Of course I don't put a lot into polls. I think Texas will go Newt and then Romney. This is just a hunch I have.

Nita


I see Ron Paul bumper stickers and yard signs every where.(and Obama)

I have yet to see Romney, Gingrich, or Santorum, support of any kind.




They must be closet supporters, too embarrassed to expose themselves.
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