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Republicans in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Wisconsin will cast their ballots today for the GOP nomination. Polls show the closest race should be Wisconisn where Rick Santorum is within 10 points of Romney in most polls.

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Report from USAToday:

WAUKESHA, Wis. – Primary voters here will either help solidify Mitt Romney’s grip on the Republican presidential nomination or give Rick Santorum another reason to continue his campaign.

With 42 delegates to the Republican National Convention at stake in Tuesday’s primary, Wisconsin can’t get Romney to the 1,144 he needs to secure the nomination. It can, however, add to Romney’s growing “perception of inevitability,” says John McAdams, a political scientist at Marquette University.

Citing state polls that show Romney leading, McAdams says, “It will be a major shock if Romney doesn’t win.” If Santorum pulls off an upset, McAdams says, “he still remains an underdog.”

Santorum said Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press that the Wisconsin primary is not “do or die” for him. Maryland, with 37 delegates, and Washington, D.C., with 19, also vote Tuesday.

Wisconsin has not backed a Republican presidential candidate in a general election since 1984 when Ronald Reagan was on the ballot, but Democrats’ margin of victory in 2000 and 2004 was a few tenths of a percentage point. President Obama beat Republican Sen. John McCain here in the 2008 election, 56% to 42%.

The Republican establishment has begun coalescing around Mitt Romney and the calls for Santorum and Gingrich to end their respective campaigns is growing louder. The month of April could be a Waterloo for Santorum who will need to keep winning delegates at every contest to change the flow of the race. At this point, he’s a long shot to keep positively improving his trajectory.

33 COMMENTS

  1. What a joke, the man’s record speaks for itself, at the bottom of the list for job creation, hiked up taxes in the form of fees, regulated corporations out of the state by taking away incentives to remain. Now he promises to add 100,000 to the federal payroll and this guy is the frontrunner for the GOP? ? /

    You gotta be kidding

    • I don’t care so much about the flipping but it’s his record while governor. I mean you got to tell people what they want to hear to get elected but it’s the record of what you did that counts.

      • Billy Malone — LOL

        If you went by ACTUAL record…such ones won’t be able to run (since they’d be in jail)….

        • Now that statement is way to close to the truth. Think some out elected officials are looking out more for themselves than the people they “serve”

  2. Look, I understand your frustrations, but I think that its time for the Republicans to unite behind our candidate, which will be Mitt. If voters just dont vote come November, we will suffer 4 more of years of Obmass and his socialist ways

    • No problem here, all The Mitt has to do is a maya copa and admit that he made some big mistakes when governor of Ma by increasing fees to the extent that Ma lagged far behind 45 other states in the recovery following a recession. When he admits that trying to tax the way out of a recession was wrong in Ma and it won’t work for the USA.

      When he stated he was going to add 100,000 to the government payroll, he lost me. Every government employee takes two private sector jobs out. This guy intends to grow the empire at the expense of the taxpayers.

  3. I’ll have to watch it later on when I’m out of work, but even if Mitt was chosen by hook-and-crook , he still is the only chance to rid this country of Obamass. For me that is the big picture and goal here

    • @Delaware — sorry, but Mitt is only a lighter substitute so far for Obama… nothing of importance will change.

      Now, if you can get Mitt to commit to rescind NDAA and audit the Feds… than, one may at least place a vote AGAINST BO (aka for Mitt), hoping Mitt stands by his word (for the first time)!

      Until then, THE BIG PICTURE IS we are losing our Nation to socialist pretenders (whether it be BO, or the other side of the coin — Romney).

      • losing our Nation to socialist pretenders

        But what if that is what the voters want especially the older ones. If their family won’t take care of them they want the government to. Even my $125.00 per month disability check but I ain’t given it up without a fight, (service connected but at $125.00 you know how disabled I am or am not, LOL)

          • the cow…that won’t give milk….

            What does the farmer do with that type of cow?

            I don’t think he would even buy it in the first place but an American voter might.

        • Boy I hate socialism too! Now where’s my darn Social Security check, Mr. Mailman? And have you seen my son’s financial aide? And while you’re at it.. I haven’t received my Medicare card in the mail, since I can’t afford any other health insurance and rely upon the government to pay for my doctor bills.. but I won’t vote for that ObamaCare, no sir.. That’s socialism.

          • That’s socialism.

            And there is nothing wrong with it so long as the government has the real money to back it up. It fails when the government has to borrow or print phoney money to keep said program going. Worse yet is when the government takes from the haves and gives to the have nots.

    • I’ll have to watch it later on when I’m out of work, Uh, why not get paid to watch it? Boy I sure would, maybe that’s why I had to let all my jobs go.

      • Only those that are gainfully employed by the private sector and those poor youngsters that are in the military should be the ONLY ones allowed to vote! REAL US CITIZENS!

        The rest are the GOVERNMENT Trash that is destroying our Nation!

      • but it is not lottery. There are 4 candidates. There is one candidate, who is good and who will be good president and it is Ron Paul and it should be no problem for every normal people to vote for normal candidate and to have normal president.

        • I take it you don’t consider the top 1% normal nor those that support a strong military presents over seas to be normal. Then there are the 5 government agencies that must go under Rp. Bet the folks who work there and their families would tend to differ with your opinion.

  4. Who won in Missouri?
    You have one candidate to elect him: Ron Paul, he will be really the best president in USA and he will fulfill his promises: end of wars, stop to wasting money, it will be really better, USA will have much money, which should be spent for needs of US nation and not for needs of bankers or wars or another countries. Maybe your country can be really saved, if you would have normal president ( the only candidate is Ron Paul ) and normal government ( normal presidential candidate will choose normal government ).
    http://www.ronpaul.com. He is really big chance for USA.

  5. “Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson could pull as much as 6% of the vote in a hypothetical three-way match-up with Mitt Romney and President Obama. Johnson began the 2012 race running for the Republican nomination but has wound up carrying the libertarian banner and could gain ballot access in several states.”

    If the above transpires, it is a certainty that Mitt will not defeat BO (with his flip-flopping, he couldn’t defeat him anyway, now this would assure it).

    So he needs to withdraw now in favor of Ron Paul!

    Ron Paul WILL become President in 2012 — IF, Romney becomes a Patriot, and forgoes his ego, for the Good of the People!

    Mitt Romney could become one of the greatest Statesmen in US History! He’d be the Savior of our Nation — the one that generations to come would tell their children: “Look at this statue, this is Mitt Romney, he saved America”!

    Or, he can reduce himself to just a tiny footnote…what is amazing is that his fate rests in his own hands (a very rare occurrence throughout the history of the world)!

    All Romney has to do, is to take advantage of this rarest of historical moments, and make a SINGLE DECISION!!!

    Withdraw his candidacy IN FAVOR of Ron Paul, with the following grandiose and heart-wrenching patriotic speech (to save his political skin):

    “I, Mitt Romney, will sacrifice my political goals for the Good of the People. Now I understand that only Ron Paul that can save our Nation. I agree with all he stands for, therefore, I have deemed that our Nation’s salvation can only be accomplished when Ron Paul is elected as President of the United States of America. Without regret, but with joy, I do the most honorable and patriotic deed I can — I withdraw myself from this election, and give my full support to Ron Paul!”

    One honest person is needed to bring these logical conclusions to Romney’s PERSONAL ATTENTION (not the myopic sycophants surrounding him and stroking his ego by chanting wishful thinking as ‘fact’: “You gonna win Boss, you gonna win Boss….).

    Regardless how egotistical, arrogant and narcissistic Romney may be, some semblance of reasoning of what’s best for him, should still remain in his skull. The instinct for self preservation dictates that even the smallest of minds will chose the path that leads to safety, not the one leading to disaster.

    An honest realist needs to talk to Romney one-on-one — and explain the following to him, so Mitt can comprehend it:

    1) If you don’t win the nomination, than your political career is over (you’ll become just a tiny footnote in US History as a failure).

    2) If you win the nomination, and don’t defeat Obama — which is the most probable outcome (you’ll become just a tiny footnote in US History as an even LARGER failure).

    Therefore, Dear Mitt, whichever gamble you take from the above, may lead to total disaster for your political career (and probably will)!

    However, here is an action you can take, Dear Mitt, that guarantees you’ll become immortalized in the annals of US History — becoming the 21st Century Savior of America (surely this carrot of success will entice Romney’s egotism to go for it — over the probable political beatings he’d receive otherwise)!

    All one needs to do, to assure Mitt’s Historical Greatness of Sacrifice for the Good of the Nation, is to present the above to Romney’s eyes alone! I urge all able to do so, to place this document in front of him!

    Send this to Mitt Romney — as an Open Letter, e-mails, etc. — the more you send, the greater the chance he’ll get to read it!

    • BO is a shoo-in if Mitt is elected to run against him.

      So, concentrate to have Rmoney withdraw from the election in favor of Ron Paul.

      At this stage only Ron Paul can defeat BO — and no-one else!

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