Politics

Romney To Win Nevada. Ron Paul Tied For Second.

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The Mormons came out en masse for Mitt today and he won Nevada handily. That’s two wins in a row for the former Governor, but there’s no doubt he’s going to lose in South Carolina today.

Also, some good news for the Paulites today. They may just get some delegates after all! Presently, they’re leading McCain by a razor thin margin for second place. This has to be slightly embarrassing for McCain, but Paul supporters really focused heavily on Nevada and it looks like it paid off.

From MSNBC:

Mormons almost unanimously supported Mitt Romney in his easy victory Saturday in Nevada’s Republican presidential caucuses, a preliminary survey found.

Mormons comprised a quarter of those attending Nevada’s GOP caucuses, and more than nine in 10 were voting for Romney, according to early results from the survey conducted for The Associated Press and television networks. Romney is a Mormon, and his religion has been cited as a problem by some Republican voters.

A narrow majority of those identifying themselves as Republicans _ the bulk of the voters _ backed Romney. Two-thirds of independents favored Ron Paul but they made up only about 10 percent of GOP caucusgoers. Romney and Paul were the only Republican candidates to campaign much in Nevada.

66% of the independents voted for Paul? Wow, again, that’s a bad thing for McCain. One would think he would have at least split that with Paul.

But note to Paulites…you have been noticing that he does well with independents, right? He won them in Iowa and did well with them in New Hampshire, coming in a close second to McCain. Now he handily beat McCain in Nevada with the demographic, and I can’t help but wonder when all of you will realize that a 3rd party run is the ONLY way you’re going to keep his message going since it is now painfully apparent that there’s no chance he’ll get the GOP nomination. Folks, Republicans HATE him. Independents LOVE him. Get a clue already and push you candidate to do the only sensible thing he can do at this point. He is in a position of strength to break away from the GOP at this point. But he needs to do it soon because if Bloomberg decides to get in it, having a 4th candidate in the general election race wouldn’t really be the best to get your message out there.

Okay, I fully expect many of you to rip into me in the comments section, but I would really like to see a realistic strategy for winning the GOP nomination. Because I don’t see how he’ll ever do it.

This should be fun…

UPDATE:
Fox News really needs to get a life. Ron Paul was leading McCain, but they had Mike Huckabee up there instead?

I agree with the Paulites that some of the media outlets haven’t been too friendly to Paul, but Fox takes it to a new level. I still think they have the right to pick and choose what they want to report. Ultimately, Paulites will stop watching Fox News and they’ll lose money. It’s the free market in action. I’m sure Ron Paul would be proud!