I remember how surprised I was; how devastated, that a man (Newt Gingrich), who deflected such character-defining traits of how one treats his spouse and marriage as irrelevant to a Presidential candidate, was able to garner what appeared to be an unprecedented win in South Carolina - especially since Romney had the endorsement from South Carolina's Governor! I volunteered for nearly 4 hours making calls to local residents for Mitt's campaign the day of the South Carolina Primary. My results added even more to my confusion. I remember, after the election, telling my sweet wife Michelle, "It just doesn't make sense. Nearly all the people I spoke to on the phone were for Romney." I made 50 calls and connected with 14 people. I know that's not a large sample, but here are my results:
- 12 had already voted for or were going to vote for Mitt Romney
- 1 had voted for Newt Gingrich
- 1 had voted for Rick Santorum
I have to note, there was one other person who wanted to vote for Gingrich, but could not because he was ineligible. When I asked why, he paused for a moment and said it was because he was on police probation! Once again, like attracts like; thank you Newt for revealing yourself through those who support you - AGAIN. Just yesterday, for the SECOND time, Newt's campaign was warned for financial dealings. Newt is a circus act. OK - enough on Newt, he's not worth the time, though he is still a child of God so I love him as a person :-).
Nearly every poll confirmed Romney as the front runner in South Carolina, including just days before the vote. Here are several so you can verify:
37% Romney, 30% Gingrich
30% Romney, 23% Gingrich
(three separate polls here)
29% Romney, 25% Gingrich
(whatever that means... this one's for objectivity)
33% Gingrich, 31% Romney
Now, if you don't understand (as I didn't before the South Carolina Primary) what the difference is between an open primary verses a closed primary please read here and be enlightened - it' fun. Get this:
"Because of the open nature of (an Open Primary) system, a practice known as raiding may occur. Raiding consists of voters of one party crossing over and voting in the primary of another party, effectively allowing a party to help choose its opposition's candidate. The theory is that opposing party members vote for the weakest candidate of the opposite party in order to give their own party the advantage in the general election."
THIS is what happened in South Carolina. This is why Newt had his pompous head filled with momentary "glory", to the world's disgust and horror, which makes it even more repulsive because it was a "glory" he invented himself! Behold, the results:
Understanding the opened and closed primary system is critical as we approach next Tuesday, February 28, when both Michigan and Arizona will cast their primary vote. Arizona is predictable, as it is a closed election and a winner-take-all delegate allocation (you better believe all 29 will go to Romney). Michigan, however, is open. So, if Santorum emerges victorious in Michigan, we know he OR Gingrich would be Obama's opponent of choice. South Carolina revealed Gingrich and Michigan will probably reveal Santorum. Now, in the unlikely event Romney emerges victorious in Michigan, know that it is an absolute miracle that he did so, against the opposition of the Obama reprobates' and bias media's attempt to suppress him.
Watch Obama ADMIT, facing Romney is his biggest fear - he would "Crush Santorum or Gingrich":
I think the American people are waking up to the reality of Obama's agenda and manipulation of perception, which is second only to Adolf Hitler in my opinion. Once again, Romney has the endorsement from Michigan's Governor, Rick Snyder, and he's leading Obama in national polls currently. Santorum seems to have a slight lead in Michigan polls right now; but is this not the Obamacrats manipulating perception so when Santorum wins it will be more believable? The left is getting smarter, hoping Santorum's win will not mirror Newt's (who quickly fell behind Romney's shadow after his South Carolina victory).
Finally, let us all remember, delegates are all that matter in a Presidential race and Romney is leading the pack. So, whether Santorum has a momentary glimpse of the hot sun after Michigan or whether Romney emerges triumphant there, it matters not. Romney will advance as the "inevitable" nomination and he WILL save America from 4 more years of Obamoppression. Here's to the most prepared and qualified leader this country as ever seen run for office - President Elect, Mitt Romney 2012.
PS... For those who missed the Arizona debate last night, watch the whole thing here - it was Romney's best debate so far. You'll also love seeing Santorum try to squeak his way out of his voting record - ouch:
Here are some helpful links:
Presidential Primary Details (which primaries are open and which are closed)
2012 Primary Debate Schedule (you can also watch all past debates here)
2012 Election Delegate Tracker (this is the only thing that matters and Romney is KILLING it)
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