NY Times Calls Romney Winner Of Florida Primary

The New York Times called the Florida GOP presidential primary for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney at the moment the polls closed in the western part of the state.

As of 8:29 pm EST, with 63% of the results reported, Romney leads former House Speaker Newt Gingrich 47%  to 31%.  Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum has 13.2% of the preliminary count and Texas Congressman Ron Paul 6.9%.

The Times reported that Santorum, the winner of the Iowa caucuses has started running ads in Nevada targeting Gingrich’s Tea Party support, saying the Speaker’s policies, including support of Wall Street bailouts mirror those of another former Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, and President Barack Obama.

Posted: January 31st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments »

8 Comments on “NY Times Calls Romney Winner Of Florida Primary”

  1. Bob English said at 7:49 am on February 1st, 2012:

    Note that after four states have voted, Romney now has roughly 8% of the total amount of delegates needed for a first ballot nomination in Tampa.

  2. NewtJersey2012 Says - Note That said at 8:48 am on February 1st, 2012:

    Mittens Will NOT Be Able To Get Away With His Lies In Georgia, Texas, Oklahoma, Ect. Georgia’s Delegates Alone Outweigh Florida.

    These States Will Be The Deciding Ground. Willard Will Have A Very Hard Sell In The South And That Could Very Well Determine The Course Of The Nomination.

    Missouri A Beauty Contest. We’ll See About The Other Ones In February.

    We Have Nearly 100 Different Links SO FAR On Mittens Problems. These Links FAR Outweigh The Lies & Distortions From Flipper’s Camp About Newt. Speaking Of Flipper, You’ll Enjoy The Cameo By Gov. Christie In This One


    Did You Know That Willard Said That It Was OK For Judges To Say That Your Minor Child Can Have An Abortion.


    Did You Know That Mittens Supervised A Company That Defrauded Medicare And Was Fined The Largest Amount In History At That Time $116 Million. That’s Not Hear Say, It’s Accurate


    Oh, And This


    AND Mr. Electability Is BLEEDING Independents After His Carpet Bombing Campaign Of Negative Attacks In Florida


    REMEMBER, Newt Started Off And Rose On A Positive Campaign. He Offered Romney The Chance To Stay On That Road. But Romney Bit It Off.


    Because Romney Can’t Run On His Record







    Even George Soros Says There’s Not Much Difference Than Mittens


    Rush Says It Best:


    You Think You Know Mitt Folks?

    You Don’t.

    “Nuff Said Today.

  3. Sorry - Forgot To Add These Two said at 9:38 am on February 1st, 2012:

    This Top Linked Article By American Thinker Explains The Second Link


    THIS Is The Telling Quote From The Above Article :

    “In other words, Mitt won Florida and New Hampshire, but he showed in both states that he is totally unprepared to take on Obama. And what’s more, he knows it. He knows he can give no one a compelling reason to vote for him (SEE ABOVE POST AND LINKS ABOUT NO COMPELLING REASONS) and he knows he’s in trouble if he has to go off script. There’s no other way to explain the salt the fields tactics he felt pressured to resort to.”

    Here’s The Actual Facts About The Money The Pro Mitt Super Pac Spent In Florida


    Note the $16 mill spent AGAINST Republicans and barely $800 K spent FOR Republicans. Most All Of That $16 mill was against Newt

    Willard CERTAINLY Broke Reagan’s 11th Commandment.


  4. Bob English said at 12:25 pm on February 1st, 2012:

    I’m not defending Romney but when you do the math, there is no way that Newt can beat him. No likely places for Newt to win for the next few weeks. Even if Newt can win a few of the Southern states on and after Super Tuesday, Rimney is going to be piling up big wins and delegates everywhere else.

    I think they only hope for those that don’t like Romney would be to get behind Santorum and hope Newt gets out of the race….that is a very longshot.

  5. WhoCares? said at 4:00 pm on February 1st, 2012:

    Say goodnight Willard and Newton…

  6. NewtJersey 2012 said at 4:53 pm on February 1st, 2012:

    Bob, we didn’t say you were defending Mitt.

    As to the “No Way Newt Can Win,” first of all; the South IS the key to Newt winning.

    Not expecting to win much over the next few weeks and these states are not huge counts for delegates.

    But, Texas ALONE is 155 Delegates, Georgia is 76. Florida exit polling showed that Mitt looses big on solid conservative voters. Who knows what will happen in this area.

    And then, there is the brokered convention possibility. NOT saying it is easy for Newt, but people, especially in N.J. are going to find out about the real Mitt over the next few months.

    They are going to be sickened by stuff like the above. That’s a matter of his record and should be known rather than hidden like Obama’s

    Newt’s things are all out there. Romney’s aren’t. Newt is willing to fight for the heart and soul of America, and we’ll be right there with him


  7. Bob English said at 7:11 pm on February 1st, 2012:

    Hi New Jersey: I just put the “defending ” remark at the begining of my post to mean that I am not going to run out and vote for Romney but just wanted to comment on the math as to how it relates to future primaries and caucuses. I agree that there are a few states were Newt can win but there are an aweful lot more where Romney is very likely to prevail (and by a huge margin in many of those.) Than again if Romney has a couple of more days like today where he was basically a walking train-wreck………….

  8. Newt Jersey 2012 said at 8:10 pm on February 1st, 2012:


    It appears that Mitt Romney may NOT have won all of the delegates. Florida broke the RNC rules by moving their primary up and as part of the rules, delegates must be divided proportionally for contests before April 1st

    SOMEONE will be taken to the woodshed on this, but here’s the latest…


    How Florida differs from Iowa and New Hampshire, we are not sure; but we suspect it’s due to the schedule the RNC sets regarding the first in the nation contests.

    BOY, What An Interesting Primary Season This Is Turning Out To Be

    Stay Tuned!