January 31, 2012

Romney Wins Big in Florida

Filed under: Taxes & Government — Tom @ 9:28 am

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Boy, are we in trouble.

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UPDATE, Feb. 1: It’s early, etc., but if Romney gets the nomination, his chances of winning will entirely hinge on the economy being so awful — and being seen that way, despite establishment press smiley-faces — that voters are willing to risk literally anyone but Obama. There will be a wave of disgust with the available choices not seen since Nixon v. McGovern.

That economy will have to be so bad that it outweighs the tidal wave of legitimate negatives Team Obama will throw at Romney.

As noted, we (i.e., the people of the USA) are in trouble.

UPDATE 2, Feb. 1: Bill Jacobsen at Legal Insurrection had the stomach to look at the details, and they are not comforting. Bottom line: “In counties where Gingrich did better, Republican turnout was up over 2008. In counties where Romney dominated, turnout was lower.” Wow.

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4 Comments

  1. Yep. It may not be over, but Florida did all they could to ensure four more years of Obama. And while I’m blaming Floridians, some of the blame has to go to Gingrich. Off an impressive win in SC he panders with nonsense about a moon base. With 15 trillion dollars in federal debt (which is growing daily) big expensive ideas aren’t appealing to his target audience. With Florida being a take all this was a time to make a grand deal with Paul & Santorum. Promise to strongly support Paul in Virginia for Paul’s endorsement in Florida. He could also have agreed to some deal with Santorum. I fear Florida just gave us four more years of Obama. We’ll see.

    Comment by Largebill — January 31, 2012 @ 11:44 pm

  2. Don’t blame THIS Floridian. I didn’t vote Romney because I do read bizzyblog.

    Comment by GW — February 1, 2012 @ 10:07 am

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  4. We still have many states to go, this isn’t over by a long shot. Super Tuesday is coming in March and when the dust settles on that one we will see who has managed to convince the GOP rank and file of their electability and management ability as POTUS.

    Alaska (caucus)
    Georgia (primary)
    Idaho (caucus)
    Massachusetts (primary)
    North Dakota (caucus)
    Ohio (primary)
    Oklahoma (primary)
    Tennessee (primary)
    Vermont (primary)
    Virginia (primary) * already a Romney win

    Here is a link with the schedule: http://www.2012presidentialelectionnews.com/2012-republican-primary-schedule/

    Comment by dscott — February 1, 2012 @ 2:48 pm

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