Sunday, April 15, 2012

Tough Night For Romney In Colorado

Gee...this sounds familiar.

It's Romney's responsibility to unite the base. Not the other way around. It looks like he may need to put the Etch-a-Sketch away for now.
Colorado Republicans are heading to their national convention with their most conservative delegation in years, as supporters for Ron Paul and Rick Santorum masterminded a stunning upset in electing delegates....

....The momentum was painful for Mitt Romney supporters, who had assumed when Santorum dropped out of the presidential race this week they'd have a much easier time in winning Colorado's delegate and alternate seats to the Republican National Convention in Tampa in August.

Instead, some of the Santorum's supporters united with Paul's backers to form the "Conservative Unity Slate" to win a slew of delegate slots. Four years ago, only one Paul supporter was elected to attend the national convention.

"This is a revolution," said Florence Sebern of Denver, an "unpledged" delegate who was wearing a Paul pin. She was part of the slate.

Slate supporters said they wanted to send a message to Romney about the importance of sticking to conservative values....
Read the entire article HERE

25 comments:

Right Wingnut said...

According to my math, Romney only got 13 of 30 delegates in Colorado.

Joel2012 said...

I would call it more of an off night as delegate count overall is still lopsidedly in the front-runner's favor. This is not a major obstacle to the eventual nomination of the only candidate that has a real chance to defeat the incumbent.

Right Wingnut said...

Joel, I don't doubt that he'll be the nominee. However, this illustrates the need for Mitt to keep conservative principles in the forefront.

Joel2012 said...

I know that we all know who the nominee is at this point, however the spin on this required a more accurate assessment of what tonight's political games meant in terms of the overall state of the race. In the long run, not a whole lot.

Graham said...

Man RW, bitter much? Where've you been the past two months?

Anonymous said...

RW, you are so TIRESOME. It's a predictable drag to read your anti-Romney screeds.

Joel2012 said...

I can accept to some extent the idea that the front-runner should be willing to keep the issues of conservative voters at the forefront, however I also adhere to the opposite position that this alone will not be enough to guarantee victory in a general election.

Right Wingnut said...

Joel, Nothing will guarantee victory, but a Republican can not win without a massive GOTV operation.

Right Wingnut said...

See how that works?

Joel disagrees in a respectful manner, and I respond in kind.

Terrye said...

You say it is Romney's responsibility to unite the base and then you come up with this nonsense...so the hell what? There are 50 states and believe it or not no sane person expects Romney to win them all.

BTW, does the base have a responsibility too? Or is it all on Romney? It seems to me that he has done a pretty good job of uniting the base over all..however, there will be some bitter sore loser dead enders who would rather give Obama a second term than face reality. We really can not waste our time on them.

Ohio JOE said...

"BTW, does the base have a responsibility too?" So far we have done our part.

RW, I would not read too much into this like most states, the Colorado Caucasus went rather much like round one suggested it would.

Anonymous said...

I appreicate RW effort. Its important to keep Romney in check and consider both sides of a coin. Lets not get blindsided by not checking our rears.

BOSMAN said...

It's the altitude!

Anonymous said...

If you Ron Paul supporters and Rick Santorium supporters want to elect Obama another term,continue your crying over spilled milk. Grow up,and help us defeat Obama by getting behind our nominee Mitt Romney!

Dave said...

The problem here is the Caucus system. It's ripe for fanatics to take it over for some special interest or pet peeve.

Primaries are representative of the will of the people. Caucuses are representative of a few people.

There's a difference.

Right Wingnut said...

OJ, Santorum won the state, and left this race. Mittens probably expected to pick up the lion's share of those delegates. He picked up none of them.

Anonymous said...

Since the Marilyn Musgrave days and even before, Co. Republicans have been divided a third- establishment, a third- hard core conservative and a third wann a be aka Ron Paul types. We have watched the smaller rural communities battle just to keep the meager representation they thought they had, only to have our own Republican party sabotage our close winnable fight, ( remember conservative Bob Schaefer, thrown under the bus)If the Colo. Rep. could ever focus on what the party really stands for, they could be unstoppable. 'been fighting 'em since 1969

Anonymous said...

Does this change the fact that he will be the nominee? Hell nooooo!

Doug NYC GOP said...

Romney has done a good job reaching out and if those "concerned conservatives" are intellectually honest and LISTEN to a Romney speech, they will see he is speaking to their concerns.

All this post does is illustrate no matter what the man does, there will be those who can't or won't accept him.

What is humorous is these same folks always proclaim they are done and finished with the race (or this site) and yet they keep creeping back in like a bad smell from under the house or an uninvited relative.

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dgenetaylor said...

Et tu, Brute?

Joel2012 said...

The beauty of our political system is that all are given the right to express their opinions, no one has a monopoly on what is right or wrong. Then through the process of elimination the people's will will manifest itself. At this juncture we can all agree that the primary race is over and the general race has begun. All of our efforts should now be focused on ousting the incumbent and welcoming a new era of fiscal responsibility and economic change. I have no issue with a reminder that we need to keep our guard and continue to be vigilant in insuring we have a unified base, even if it comes in the guise of a challenge, etc.

Deila Taylor said...

I just have one story to share, one I wish I didn't have in my past. I put up a big stink with my daughter -- she wasn't going to marry the right guy, from my perspective, and I made it known to everyone. I sounded like RW about this fellow, until my brother in law, asked me, "don't you want to see your grandkids? and have your daughter in your life?" I realized, yes I did, and although there was a lot of bad water (I did not even help plan the wedding) -- Now, 8 years later, I wish I had not made such a big stink. I am embarrassed by my spouting off. This man she married turned out to be wonderful, a great husband, great father, and I was proved wrong. Proved wrong in every claim I had made. I say let the anger go, don't call him names anymore (like Mittens) and try to be supportive instead, give Romney a chance and maybe you will feel as I do now about my son-in-law. Just a month ago I wrote my son-in-law an email and apologized for being such an ass.

cimbri said...

The caucuses are a joke. In 4 years, the social cons will no longer be able to bully us. They will go vote in the primaries and their vote will count no more than mine. This is their last stand. I hope they enjoy all the attention their machinations provide in their never ending soap opera.

Anonymous said...

Delia, good for you for apologizing. Wish my parents had!

RW, Mitt is conservative, and he's not going to change. However, he's going to be smart about the way he presents himself in the genera.

For instance, he's probably not going to get lost in the weeds on issues like contraception or something silly like that. LOL

-Martha