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Landslide Lyndon
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« on: April 07, 2012, 04:52:29 pm »

Ιf Romney had any class and wanted to show to Santorum that he respects him then he shouldn't contest Pennsylvania.
But we are talking about Romney here, a man who is unanimously hated be all the other 2008 and 2012 candidates.
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2012, 04:07:02 am »

Ιf Romney had any class and wanted to show to Santorum that he respects him then he shouldn't contest Pennsylvania.
But we are talking about Romney here, a man who is unanimously hated be all the other 2008 and 2012 candidates.

lolwut. When was the last time a candidate chose not to contest a state that they otherwise had a strong chance of winning? And how is Romney so hated by his fellow candidates that he's been endorsed by at least four of them so far?

In 2004 neither Kerry, nor Edwards contested Vermont even though Howard Dean had already dropped out.

And who exactly are the four who endorsed Mitens? Only Hunstman did and since then he has all but rescinded his endorsement.
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2012, 05:29:14 am »


I think there are some differences, including that it was a small state, on Super Tuesday and would be likely to go for Dean anyhow. All, for example, contested IA, even though it was Gephardt's home state.

JJ once again talking nonsense. Gephardt is from Missouri.


Pawlenty was another; I really don't know if Trump should be considered one.  Perry and Cain endorsed Gingrich, and I can't think any think on any for Santorum.

I forgot Pawlenty. How typical for his candidacy.

P.S. LOL Trump.
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2012, 06:10:44 am »

The "small irrelevant state" part of his argument, though. That's not nonsense at all. Romney can't very well just concede all of PA's delegates to Santorum.


Romney will win Pennsylvania's delegates no matter what. As Phil has repeatedly explained he has the backing of the machine which essentially chooses them.
The primary is nothing more than a beauty contest.
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2012, 08:06:02 am »

In 2004 neither Kerry, nor Edwards contested Vermont even though Howard Dean had already dropped out.

As Wikipedia (not always right but jibes with my memory) notes, Dean's victory in VT was actually a surprise. Most people thought it would go to Kerry (Edwards didn't bother to file there). There are actually a number of examples of candidates contesting their opponents' home states: Reagan '76 in MI, Reagan '80 in TX (he won it), Clinton '92 in CA (another win), Bush '00 and to a lesser extent Romney '08 in AZ. There was also that Rick Santorum guy who tried to win Romney's birth state some weeks back.

With the exception of 1992, the primary was still competitive in all other cases. That's clearly not the case anymore this year.

Oh, and Michigan ain't Romney's home state.
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