Title: What is going to happen in the Repub/tea/libparty?
Description: Will Newt win? Mitt? A late entry?
ReElectAlGore2016 - January 24, 2012 06:13 PM (GMT)
Assuming the repubs are going to actually count the delegates, it is getting very late to officially have anyone come in
as Newt and Santorum didn't bother in some states (like VA), toget on the ballot
and will get zero delegates from those states, and sign up day has passed in a bunch, plus 3 are over
what does everyone think is going to happen?
(scary is the thought of Jeb).
Wayne in WA State - January 24, 2012 06:29 PM (GMT)
I think we're going to have a drawn out, contentious Republican primary. I would bet on Romney getting nominated, but not without getting bloodied up by Newt and the GOP losing some of the cohesion that's helped them win elections in the past. Of course, that could just be wishful thinking on my part.
Texan for Gore - January 25, 2012 05:35 AM (GMT)
Wayne, you are probably right about Romney sealing the nomination, though I wonder if Newt might have a pretty good shot at it, given how well he's been doing lately. Certainly glad to see some knocked out. I'm tired of seeing/hearing about them - Bachmann, Huntsman and Perry - although I'll still have one to contend with here at home. <_< I sure hope Perry decides not to run for Governor again, although I'm doing some wishful thinking myself. :rolleyes:
ReElectAlGore2016 - January 25, 2012 04:02 PM (GMT)
while everything rasmussen seems to poll is normally fake, and I don't trust them,
as they have ulterior motives, they say the repubs wish someone else would jump in.
again though, that person will have a hard time getting enough delegates
(like Gary Hart when he first ran, or late starter in 1980 Ted Kennedy).
It is very hard especially in a system where the votes are divided, to secure enough delegates.
and the repubteapartylibertarians did this to themselves,which is the real funny part
JamesAquila - January 25, 2012 04:36 PM (GMT)
Allegedly, some Republicans want an open convention where a third alternative, like Jeb Bush, is nominated. I can't think of anything more stupid. Republican primary voters will be enraged. But I suppose anything can happen.
earthmother - January 25, 2012 05:17 PM (GMT)
Ugh. Jeb Bush. And since when is a coronation a good thing? I remember when many of us hoped for the same thing with Gore at the 2004 convention. In hindsight, it is absurd, and yes, a real slap in the face to primary voters. But then, since when did the Republican Party ever show respect to the sacred right of American voters to ACTUALLY HAVE THEIR VOTES COUNTED! :mad:
Texan for Gore - January 25, 2012 05:34 PM (GMT)
That would be a terrible idea, EM. If they are seriously considering something like that, I think part of the reasoning would be so Jeb wouldn't have had to be put under the microscope earlier on. He could swoop in to be the nominee. Yes, I'd be pissed too as a primary voter. I wouldn't put it past them to do it though.