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Old 03-24-2012, 04:13 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:29 AM
 
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rick will win, but im curious by how much
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:12 AM
 
Location: NC
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rick will win, but im curious by how much
yeah, outside of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, the state is pretty much like Arkansas...
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Unfortunately, Santorum will win. I just hope it's not by a huge margin and I hope it doesn't give him any momentum going into the primaries on April 3 (though he couldn't even manage to get on the ballot for one of those...LOL).
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Fargo, ND
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LA has an interesting way of allocating delegates...here is a breakdown of today's primary works delegatewise....

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At-large allocation: Right off the bat, the delegate selection process is a little quirky. At stake in the primary on Saturday are the at-large delegates. Well, a portion of the at-large delegates are a stake anyway. Of the 25 at-large delegates, five are already slated as uncommitted. All that Romney, Santorum, Gingrich and Paul are fighting over on Saturday, then, is 20 delegates. Those 20 delegates will be bound based on the vote in the primary. If one and only one candidate receives a greater than 25% share of the vote, then that candidate is entitled to all of those delegates. If, however, no candidate is able to surpass the 25% threshold then all 20 delegates remain -- or become -- uncommitted.
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Assume Santorum receives 52% of the vote, Romney 26% and Gingrich and Paul split the remaining 22% evenly. That means that only Santorum and Romney are eligible for any of the 20 delegates at stake on Saturday. That would bind 10 delegates to Santorum and five delegates to Romney.
Frontloading HQ: 2012 Republican Delegate Allocation: Louisiana
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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LA has an interesting way of allocating delegates...here is a breakdown of today's primary works delegatewise....





Frontloading HQ: 2012 Republican Delegate Allocation: Louisiana


That is very strange. I wish the Romney campaign had put a little more effort into this one but I can see why they didn't actually.
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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yeah, outside of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, the state is pretty much like Arkansas...
not quite sure what you mean by LA being just like AR? NWA is very different from the southern part of the state, politically as well as demographically. SEA and NEA are very much like Mississippi and parts of LA. NWA is nothing even similar.The Delta region is more Bible Belt, much more Democrat, and has a huge problem with poverty. NWA is very diverse, ethlically, educationally and religiously. Little Rock is a mixture.

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Old 03-24-2012, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Fargo, ND
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Some of these opinions from LA voters explain a lot about why Romney didn't spend much time there....

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"I hope Santorum has a chance. He’s an honest man, rather than a slimy businessman," he said. "Romney is too liberal in his politics."

"He’s a socialist," his brother butted in.

Jared Barber, 20, who was wearing a straw hat and tending to the baseball fields, said he’d write in Jesus before he voted for Mitt Romney in the general election.

"Christian values are my thing," Barber said. "Romney’s a Mormon. That’s a drawback."
Louisiana primary: Conservatives remain skeptical of Mitt Romney - latimes.com

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Old 03-24-2012, 01:07 PM
 
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Some of these opinions from LA voters explain a lot about Romney didn't spend much time there....



Louisiana primary: Conservatives remain skeptical of Mitt Romney - latimes.com
Sad.

That is a form of bigotry. Mormons aren't Christian now?

That is exactly what I said about the exit polls. If you say that you care about the religion of the candidate you vote for -- odds are you picked Santorum. If you say it doesn't matter what the religious views of your candidate are -- odds are you picked Romney.

Romney's Mormonism is hurting him in several states. And to be fair, it has helped him in some areas with higher concentrations of Mormons, but hurt more than helped over all.
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:19 PM
 
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Sad.

That is a form of bigotry. Mormons aren't Christian now?

That is exactly what I said about the exit polls. If you say that you care about the religion of the candidate you vote for -- odds are you picked Santorum. If you say it doesn't matter what the religious views of your candidate are -- odds are you picked Romney.

Romney's Mormonism is hurting him in several states. And to be fair, it has helped him in some areas with higher concentrations of Mormons, but hurt more than helped over all.
As I've stated in a few other threads, Republicans own this bigotry. They were more than happy to use religion to garner votes for the last few decades. They allowed far right conservatives to create a religious litmus test for GOP candidates, and now they will have to live with the results. Too bad for Romney, but this is his party.
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