Mitt Romney Clinches GOP Presidential Nomination

The Bayshore Tea Party Group’s endorsement of Texas Congressman Ron Paul was not enough to turn the tide.

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney rode into Paul’s home state of Texas tonight and rounded up enough delegates to seal the deal.

The Associated Press reports that Romney won big in Texas and surpassed the 1,144 delegates needed to secure the nomination at the Republican National Convention in Tampa this August.

Posted: May 29th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics | Tags: , , , , , | 36 Comments »

36 Comments on “Mitt Romney Clinches GOP Presidential Nomination”

  1. ROFLAO said at 9:41 pm on May 29th, 2012:

    The Bayshore Tea Party Group’s endorsement of Texas Congressman Ron Paul was not enough to turn the tide.

    Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney rode into Paul’s home state of Texas tonight and rounded up enough delegates to seal the deal.

    Nice Art, Nice. That was enough to cheer me up after coming home to find out my monitor fried and I had to borrow one to see what the latest comment count was on the BSTP Gone Rogue post.

  2. Here come the excuses said at 9:51 pm on May 29th, 2012:

    You see Art, even though Romney got 71% of the vote and Ron Paul, only 10% in his home state, it wasn’t because Romney won fair and square. It’s because the GOP establishment crammed Romney down everyone’s throat and forced all of those hundreds of thousands of people to vote for Romney. Otherwise, it would have been Paul, 81%, Romney 0.

  3. Tom Stokes said at 10:24 pm on May 29th, 2012:

    Now we have our work cut out for us – we need to unite the GOP – and be an inclusive tent for all Americans who want to see this country and its people prosper.

    Less government, less spending and less taxes – with government revenue growing only from business expansion and more people working.

    I would especially like to see a major outreach to the Latino voter – whose Catholic and Christian heritage share the values many conservatives strongly support. Faith, Marriage, Freedom.

    The Latino culture has a very strong work ethic – reminiscent of what was once called the “Protestant Work Ethic”.

    Marco Rubio for VP!

  4. The Truth Teller said at 10:29 pm on May 29th, 2012:

    Maybe the Texan’s heard how crazy Bayshore Tea Parties talking head Barbara Gonzalez was and that led to Paul’s demise.

    RIP Ron Paul’s 2012 Presidential campaign.. See you again in four years.

  5. Mark Falzon said at 10:30 pm on May 29th, 2012:

    The first line of this piece was a failed attempt at satire. Where Art thou these days? I am confident that Bayshore and the other TP groups that endorsed Paul did not believe they could influence Texas voters nor turn the tide at the national level away from Romney. They were making a political statement for the political elitist here in NJ. This is coming from the president of the Jersey Shore Tea Party who lent their name to a Romney event in Philly last month.
    Art, Art Art, what are you doing?

  6. ArtGallagher said at 10:56 pm on May 29th, 2012:

    Mark Falzon said at 10:30 pm on May 29th, 2012:

    The first line of this piece was a failed attempt at satire

    No, it wasn’t. It was not an attempt and it worked. Everyone except those who are taking themselves way too seriously thought it was hilariously funny. I could hear them laughing before I wrote it.

    Where Art thou these days?

    Right here where I’ve been for the last 6 years. A lot more people around now than usual. Welcome.

    They were making a political statement for the political elitist here in NJ.

    It did not work.

    Art, Art Art, what are you doing?

    What I’ve always done here. Inform, entertain, provoked thought, provoke reactions that lead to thought later, argue, infuriating people in a way that brings them back, ridiculing the ridiculous, sometimes with love, sometimes with scorn. building bridges, tearing down bridges and building new ones. Covering topics that others don’t and don’t understand when they do. Taking my mission seriously without taking myself seriously,

  7. James Hogan said at 11:31 pm on May 29th, 2012:

    Hey Art, so assuming then that news that Romney is TheMan is the headline tomorrow and for the next week, is it fair to expect a REALLY REALLY REALLY low turnout for the NJ Primary as voters here go with “why bother, my vote doesn’t count” or do you think people will come out to vote in largely uncontested races that don’t matter a whole lot anyhow just to show their like/dislike for Obama/NotObama?

    PS, if anyone would like to contribute to my retirement fund, I’m making and selling I donated to every Money Bomb(R) and all I got was this lousy Ron Paul T-shirt! t-shirts along with Don’t blame me! I supported the other guy, after I supported the other guy, after I supported the other guy, after I supported that woman t-shirts. All shirts come with extra large neck holes to fit over large heads and are of course red, white and blue to prove they are the most patriotic.

  8. Barbara said at 11:32 pm on May 29th, 2012:

    The intent of the endorsement was a political statement. A statement that our group and the other groups still stand by. Unlike the commenters that don’t have the courage to post their own name, the members that did something to SCREAM that they are unhappy with the GOP establishment are very courageous. I respect each and every one of them. Laugh all you want. You are all showing your true colors and more people than you know see them too. Now, since you all think of me as such a powerful leader, I will use my special powers to keep as much traffic off here as possible.

  9. Observer said at 6:54 am on May 30th, 2012:

    Texas was a nailbiter Romney only received 69% of the vote. I wonder did Paul carry his old Congressional District?

  10. Justified Right said at 6:55 am on May 30th, 2012:

    Still won’t vote for Romney.

  11. Observer said at 7:33 am on May 30th, 2012:

    Then vote for Gary Johnson the former Governor of New Mexico who received the Libertarian nomination.

  12. Gene Baldassari said at 7:40 am on May 30th, 2012:

    Misleading headline. It should read, “Romney will probably clinch the nomination by convention time”.

    The first link below is a three minute clip from Fox 19 Cincinnati. The other link is an NPR article.



  13. Barry said at 7:56 am on May 30th, 2012:

    Fox and CNN sites are listing Romney as presumptive nominee. What’s wrong with that characterization? It is patently clear that with no real credible opposition Romney is the nominee, and the RNC will proceed as if he is the presumptive nominee.

    The approximately 4oo unpledged party pro delegates are going to be in the Romney’s camp sooner or later.

  14. Gene Baldassari said at 8:16 am on May 30th, 2012:

    @Barry —-

    What is wrong with putting out fake news?

    Because the GOP and it’s followers have failed to manufacture a Romney win so far, and they continue to play games with fake Romney non-news and false claims about his success.

    The primaries yesterday did not make Romney any more the nominee than he was a day earlier and there was no breaking news. Nor did he “clinch” anything.

    As a result, Romney will give dozens of acceptance speeches, each time he “clinches”.

    Except the only important one, in November.

  15. Bob English said at 8:22 am on May 30th, 2012:

    I always thought that Romney and Huntsman would by far pose the strongest challange to the President in the general election. Most of the other candidates had such serious flaws that politics asside the majority of people in the country would never trust them with the Presidency.

    Hopefully Mitt Romey will find the same courage that John McCain had in 2008 and tell the insane birthers like Trump and all of the other lunitics to stay the hell away from his campaign.

  16. Barry said at 8:36 am on May 30th, 2012:

    Just like when Obama went over his magic number, every 4 years when the candidate reaches the magic number, it is reported by the media (like in sports) as clinching.

  17. Knight in Shinning Armor said at 8:49 am on May 30th, 2012:

    Republican road to success for 2012:

    1.) Romney clinches GOP nomination
    2.) Scott Walker win recall by wide margin
    3.) Obamacare struck down by Supreme’s
    4.) Romney wins in Nov.

    We’re on our way!!

  18. Oh Barbara & Mark... said at 9:10 am on May 30th, 2012:

    Art was indeed successful. The minute I saw the first line, I was ROFLAO.

    And other than you two, everyone else who has posted here got it. 15 out of 17 says you guys just can’t handle a laugh.

    Mark, “The Dark Side Of The Force” has taken hold and your anger is “welling up inside of you.”

    The question is, will the Tea Party do the right thing and help defeat Obama, or will the Tea Party continue to sit on their hands with their “child like mad faces” on; whining they did not get their way?


    Endorse IDEALS, but to endorse Ron Paul himself at the last minute fitted you both for Tin Foil hats.

    You know, I’m wondering if this post from Art might generate enough comments to match the other one 🙂

    Finally, Jim Hogan; I Will Order & Donate 100 Shirts To The BSTP

  19. Mark Falzon said at 9:27 am on May 30th, 2012:

    I have a clear purpose and ideal, A-B-O, anyone but Obama. While it is true some Tea Party groups endorse and support RP I have been internally, behind the scenes stating we MUST help Romney defeat BHO. Here’s a scary thought for all, Supreme Court Justice Eric Holder. If that’s doesn’t keep you awake at night with a cold sweat, nothing will. A second Obama term would literally devour our Republic. Many of us could write pages of the horror that awaits us if this lightweight, unqualified hot house flower succeeds.
    I have started a FB page, Democrats For Romney and I invite any and all to join whether you are a conservative Dem, or not.

  20. Mike Ward said at 10:26 am on May 30th, 2012:

    Delegate Count stands at 591 Romney to 186 Paul. The AP uses projected numbers that don’t make sense and can’t be taken seriously.

    thereal2012delegatecount.com is the most accurate i’ve seen.

  21. TR said at 10:29 am on May 30th, 2012:

    Art, Is it true that the more people you piss off the more traffic you get?

  22. Ok - Rest Easy - Mark Falzone Has Belly Up'd To The Table said at 10:39 am on May 30th, 2012:

    The question is will Barbara & The BSTP do the same to help Romney defeat Obama. That will be a true test of their love for our Country and their sanity.

    Oh, and TR…

    I think it’s a combination of Art’s content AND comments by visitors that help drive traffic. It’s like a death spiral into insanity.:)

  23. Barry said at 11:16 am on May 30th, 2012:

    That 591 makes little sense as well. There are primary states Romney has won an will receive delegates that the site is still showing as not decided. Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Florida for example. The site refuses to acknowledge the realty that these are going to be mostly Romney delegates.

  24. Tom Stokes said at 12:20 pm on May 30th, 2012:

    Mark Falzon gets it. Just as I have said many times on this blog.

    Either we defeat Obama or see this country we ALL love go down in flames, like the EuroZone (Greece in particular).

    Those who defect to a third party candidate are only shooting themselves in the foot and condemning the country to disaster.

    Is Mitt Romney the Savior for Conservatives? Nobody is arguing that.

    But his stance on Values, Marriage, Life, Freedom, stands with those who find values important. His stand on the economy, smaller government, less regulation of our lives, less government spending and less taxes WILL help business, large and small, create jobs.

    The only way to get government out of our pockets is to defeat Obama.

    End of story.

    Now we must unite, encourage Mitt Romney to select a true Conservative running mate, like a Senator Marco Rubio, and campaign like our country’s future depended upon it. Because it does!

  25. Rick Ambrosia said at 1:40 pm on May 30th, 2012:

    Its too funny to read about all the disasters that will befall us WHEN the President gets re-elected. Talk about tin foil hats….

    We (dems) said the same thing about Reagan, and we’re all still here. You (pubs) said the same about Clinton and we’re all still here. The President wasn’t the only one that placed us in debt up to our ears. Your elected congressional leaders had a big hand in this too…all through the ages. The last President placed us into two different wars, one that should have happened and one because he just wanted to finish what his father didn’t. No other reason….What a bunch of scare tactic politics you preach. Lets scare everyone into thinking that it will all change if Mittens gets in. Lets just scare everyone anyway…just because. Also, I would hope that Mittens learns how to spell America before he goes hard on the campaign trail. Or, as one of my friends said…maybe that app should have read something like “Amerika” if Mittens and Pubs take over.

  26. Barry said at 2:00 pm on May 30th, 2012:

    At least Romney did not insult Poland with his Polish death camp remark. Did he realize Poland was an occupied country by the Germans who built and ran those camps. I will take spelling errors over someone who has no sense of history.

  27. Rick Ambrosia said at 2:14 pm on May 30th, 2012:

    Well Barry, Mittens insulted all “Amercians” by declaring how he loved to fire people…in the midst of a recession no less. We could go on and on about political gaffes if you really want to….or, if you prefer, I would take someone that botched a history statement over someone so insensitive and out of touch to the plight of millions of “Amercians”.

  28. Barry said at 2:20 pm on May 30th, 2012:

    He regrets the phrase but the context was firing someone who did not provide you a service you paid for. So you think it is ok not to fire people who do that? Insulting people who were victims of the Nazis is abhgorent especially since this person is allegedly has the highest IQ of anyone who sat in the oval office.

  29. Rick Ambrosia said at 2:47 pm on May 30th, 2012:

    Well, the President regrets his phrase also…so, I guess its a non-issue…no matter how much you would like it to be…

    “National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said: “The president misspoke. He was referring to Nazi death camps in Poland. We regret this misstatement, which should not detract from the clear intention to honor Mr. Karski and those brave citizens who stood on the side of human dignity in the face of tyranny.”

  30. brian said at 2:54 pm on May 30th, 2012:

    If Milhous is so damned smart—why does every time he opens his yaw there is a walkback within hours??? Every damn time!! Lets see his college grades—my money is that he is barely a C student—um,um,um-corpse-men,um,um,um, Polish death camps,um,um,um, give him a breathalyzer—-no wonder Harvard’s endowment is down by half….

  31. Rick Ambrosia said at 3:06 pm on May 30th, 2012:

    Mittens could match him gaffe for gaffe…such as…

    Corporations are people too….umm,. umm, umm….$374,000 is not THAT much money…umm, umm, umm…I’m also unemployed….umm, umm, umm…I’m not concerned with the very poor….

    I could go on and on…but you get the picture. Its gonna happen…to everyone.

    Nucular is one of my favorites from the previous POTUS

  32. LearnHistoryThenJudge said at 2:11 am on May 31st, 2012:

    Whether they were technically Polish death camps is of little consequence…the Poles on the whole were more than happy to serve up their Jews to their German occupiers. They hardly needed the Nazis to teach the rabidly anti-semitic populace how to slaughter their Jews.

  33. Conspiracy Examiner said at 2:20 am on May 31st, 2012:

    WOW! This is absolutely crazy!
    I have multiple articles saying Romney did NOT win the nomination!
    I think this article is lying, big time!

  34. Barry said at 6:57 am on May 31st, 2012:

    If you look at the links within the article they are using Ron Paul paid campaign information. So the article is a faux news. The other link about the real delegate count has Romney up to 672 delegates. Without counting any Florida, Pennyslvania, Wisconsin or Texas Delagates.

    The real story behind these articles is that Ron Paul wants to control at least 5 state delegations to get his name nominated. That is what they mean when they say Ron Paul will be nominated. Not that Ron Paul will win the nomination.

  35. Politicalpony said at 5:23 pm on June 1st, 2012:

    Hey Art, weren’t you once a member of the Bayshore Tea Party? Let me ask you something, do you think that the members of this group thought that their endorsement of this candidate was going to help him win Texas? Or are you just into slamming people that once were considered to be friends. It seems to me your no different then the crew over at Conservative Nj. Difference between you and them is at least their amusing.
    Might I ask, are we sure about the delegate count? Have we been told the truth, or is it only an assumption? Is it hopeful thinking or a media once again influencing the masses? By telling the country that Romney has won the necessary delegates, creates the appearance that there is no farther reason for remaining states to go out and vote.

  36. ArtGallagher said at 5:43 pm on June 1st, 2012:

    Hey Art, weren’t you once a member of the Bayshore Tea Party?

    Phil, I still have my membership card.

    Read what I wrote carefully. Do you really consider that a “slam?”

    Frankly, Barbara, et al’s reaction has been a surprise to me. I thought they could laugh at themselves.

    I still consider Barbara, Bob, Lynn, you and many others friends, despite what they are writing about me and others elsewhere.

    Regarding the delegate count. I reported what the Associate Press reported, with attribution.

    Romney will be the nominee. Do you really think all the local Tea Party ranting about that will really serve the country?

    I don’t I think so. The BTPG’s recent behavior has marginalized their credibility enormously. That saddens me as well as several other of the so called “elite” who are fond of the group and believed they had the potential to make a real difference.


    PS: Don’t let Barbara know that you were here.