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Old 03-07-2012, 12:34 PM
 
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Mitt Romney won a crushing victory Tuesday, winning twice as many states as Rick Santorum and more that two and half times as many delegates, but his triumph is being portrayed in headlines across the nation as sign of weakness and failure.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Romney picked up 211 delegates while taking six states, bringing his total delegate count to 415. Santorum won in three states and added only 84 delegates to bring his total to 176.
Romney scored a huge upset in Ohio, coming from way back to take a politically diverse state that is representative of the type of place he’ll need to win to beat President Obama.
Romney is being widely panned by the press for an “inability to close the deal,” and yet the description seems far more apt for Santorum, who now has blown huge leads in the most critical contests of recent weeks, Ohio and Michigan. If anything, the more voters look at Santorum, the more concerned they become and less likely they are to sign on the dotted line.
Worse for Santorum, he will continue for the foreseeable future to split the most conservative votes with Newt Gingrich – who stays in after winning Georgia – and with Ron Paul, who would remain in the race until 2018 if he could. And Romney has a war chest that will swamp Santorum in the upcoming air wars for closely contested states.
And yet, despite all the evidence Romney largely vanquished his rivals Tuesday night, here are some of the headlines this morning:
Wall Street Journal: Romney Ekes Past Santorum in Ohio
New York Times: With No Knockout Punch, a Bruising Battle Plods On
Los Angeles Times: Battle in Ohio Reinforces GOP Divide; Romney’s Slim Victory Leaves Race Uncertain
USA Today: Romney, Santorum See Momentum
CNN: No Knockout Blow for Romney
Reuters: Romney Narrowly Wins Ohio, Fails to Knock Out Santorum
You get the idea.

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Old 03-07-2012, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Not just fails to notice, but proclaims what a bad night he had, what terrible problems he has. These people HAVE to make up something, don't they?
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Syracuse, New York
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Drama creates ratings and readership.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Rhode Island
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Media has control and always will have control. Add in Super PACs anything is possible.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:47 PM
 
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he won mostly in democratic counties that will go democrat in the fall.

nothing changed last night

MA VT and the Ohio counties that Romney won are all going democrat.
You think the city of Cleveland is going to vote for Romney in the general.

he spent 4 million bucks in ads and only won by 1% thats pathetic.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Romney had an awful night last night. He showed he is a poor candidate for Republicans unable to win rural and southern voters - the base, bread and butter of the party. He is going to win, but is going to be ugly and make him easy pickens for Obama.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Fargo, ND
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he won mostly in democratic counties that will go democrat in the fall.

nothing changed last night

MA VT and the Ohio counties that Romney won are all going democrat.
You think the city of Cleveland is going to vote for Romney in the general.

he spent 4 million bucks in ads and only won by 1% thats pathetic.
Romney won because of Southwest Ohio(Cincinnati), the same area of the state that gave Ohio to Bush over Kerry. To win the general the GOP needs a candidate that can do well in suburbs and cities, the rural voters will fall in line.

If the GOP doesn't win those areas or at least do well, they have no chance in the general.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:11 PM
 
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Romney won because of Southwest Ohio(Cincinnati), the same area of the state that gave Ohio to Bush over Kerry. To win the general the GOP needs a candidate that can do well in suburbs and cities, the rural voters will fall in line.

If the GOP doesn't win those areas or at least do well, they have no chance in the general.
Bush won in the suburbs outside of the city Romney is winning in the outside

Kerry lost due to low AA turnout because Karl Rove buying off Black
Churches.,but the AA population will comeout full force for Obama.

Romney is not going to win MA its practically impossible.

Rural counties might vote or Romney but i its low turnout because they are un enthusiastic that could be a problem.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:18 PM
 
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Romney won because of Southwest Ohio(Cincinnati), the same area of the state that gave Ohio to Bush over Kerry. To win the general the GOP needs a candidate that can do well in suburbs and cities, the rural voters will fall in line.

If the GOP doesn't win those areas or at least do well, they have no chance in the general.


Exactly, Cincinnati and Hamilton County is the bellweather for Ohio which I was so glad to see. It was a good indicator that Romney will carry KY also since Louisville and Lexington and to a lesser degree Bowling Green will be similar to that area.

The win in Ohio is being played by the media as much less significant than it was. Romney doing as well as he did in TN is not being acknowledged either. He was way down there just a week before and if Santorum hadn't gotten a lot of the absentee and early votes, it could have been a squeaker also.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Fargo, ND
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Kerry lost due to low AA turnout because Karl Rove buying off Black
Churches.,but the AA population will comeout full force for Obama.

Romney is not going to win MA its practically impossible.

Rural counties might vote or Romney but i its low turnout because they are un enthusiastic that could be a problem.
Obviously MA and every Northeast state outside of NH and maybe a CD in Maine is unwinnable for the GOP.

Honestly I think Obama is enough to turnout rural voters, some of these people don't even think he is a citizen if you believe the polling.

In 2004 Bush carried SW Ohio 60-40 and yesterday Romney proved he could deliver another big turnout. People can say Santorum was impressive in staying close but he showed considerable weakness in key areas.
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