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(Thomas Jefferson)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Romney More Delegates on the Cheap!

Was just complaining about the number of delegates from the territories versus the number of people who vote.  You can throw in the State of Hawaii with so few voters as well.  Then at The Weekly Standard I find this article which verified what I have been saying.  Want to know why the territories are given this many delegates for so few voters.  Also want an answer to why red states from the previous general election for President are not rewarded with more delegates and blue states and territories lose delegates for going Democrat.  I don't think it is too much to ask for red states to be rewarded for being reliably Republican.  Bet the answer would be it would give too much power to conservative states.

Is this going to be the election where the Republican Party is either the moderate party of the elitists or the conservative party of the grassroots?  Looks like the GOP elites and power brokers didn't listen when conservatives said in 2008 when they voted for McCain/Palin this was the last election where they were going to vote for a candidate they didn't like who was not very conservative.  At least McCain didn't pander to conservatives  like Romney has since he first decided to run in 2005 and started vetoing bills he knew the liberal legislature would pass over his veto.  McCain was a supporter of the military and no one can doubt he was against pork and earmarks.

Who knows what might rise from the ashes unless someone comes to their senses soon.
More Delegates on the Cheap!

12:54 PM, Mar 14, 2012 • By JONATHAN V. LASTEarlier in the week we noted that Mitt Romney won 9 delegates from Guam, where only 215 people voted. That's impressive efficiency. But it's nothing compared with the work Romney's campaign did in American Samoa last night. Romney won 9 delegates from American Samoa, too. Want to guess how many voters caucused there? Go ahead. I'll wait. 
Okay, here's the answer . . .  
That's not a typo. Seventy voters got to decide 9 delegates. 
All this means that the Romney campaign has now earned 34 delegates from non-state territories: Which is almost as many delegates as Ron Paul has, total, about half his total delegate haul for Southern states (not counting Florida) where he faced competition from Gingrich and Santorum, and enough to be the difference should Nate Silver's "Baseline Santorum" model play out. 
Jonathan V. Last is a senior writer at THE WEEKLY STANDARD.

1 comment:

SJ Reidhead said...


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