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Published: Tuesday, March 20 2012 11:51 p.m. MDT

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Mountanman
Hayden, ID

He gave the best speach I have ever heard!

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

Great speech. Wrap it up gop. We can't take another four years of obama.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

speech

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

Turn out the lights -

Santorum is flailing, and Gingrich is still mad. Obama's days are numbered.

4601
Salt Lake City, UT

Chicago has an opening for a community organizer. I'm lookin' at you Mr. Obama. Rahm and Barach together at last.

deep in thought
Salt Lake, UT

Attention: Rick Santorum/Newt Gingrich - time to get out of the way and let the GOP unite.

Unless of course you care about your egos more than the good of the Nation. Oh wait ... you probably do.

Bet you both would make great presidents - like the one we have now. When the writing is on the wall and reality sets in, you prefer to go to la la land and live in your own reality. Talking about saddling up horses and "closing the delegate gap."

Speaks volumes about their character and motivations, really does.

t702
Las Vegas, NV

Right on Mitt!...need a lot more humor and knock the on the job training Obama back to Chicago where he belongs.

Moderate
Salt Lake City, UT

"lowest turnout for a presidential primary in the past 70 years"

So Romney has a chance to win the Presidential election, if he can convince voters to remain apathetic and not come out to vote in November too. Plan is crazy enough to work...

Baron Scarpia
Logan, UT

No question that Santorum will have to be Romney's VP on the ticket, given that he, Newt, and Ron all split the conservative vote (and totaled more than Romney's take). It may be an interesting match, similar to Kennedy and Johnson, who hated each other, and that continued into Kennedy's presidency. There's so much bad blood between Romney and Santorum, it will be a difficult issue. The GOP convention may demand Santorum on the ticket, simply to unite the party.

The question then is will Santorum be seen as an extremist as Palin was in 2008 outside the GOP? Would Santorum appeal to conservatives, but then offend moderates who would go with Obama by default? Santorum has already offended women and Hispanics, so his being on the ticket will come at a price.

Without Santorum, however, Romney won't fire up the mainstream GOP base (who listen to Rush Limbaugh).

As the economy improves, as the troops exit the Mideast, and as a forthcoming movie about the Osama raid comes out just before the elections, the GOP will have a difficult time portraying the "community organizer" as a feeble leader.

raybies
Layton, UT

Shame he didn't get a 3 more percent of the vote, and then he'd get all the delegates for the state, but awesome job, nonetheless! Way to go Mitt!

JWB
Kaysville, UT

Mitt showed his strength he has within himself, last night. Santorum and the press always define the weaknesses that they say Mitt has. The strengths came out last night. As one of the President’s people said last night, they would have rather had Santorum as the nominee due to his weaknesses and lack of organization and leadership capabilities. Santorum is a good person but is not Presidential material at this time and place. Louisiana with Newt and Santorum on each other’s supposed territory still may bring Romney in on Friday for his pitch. The President will be able to see the Romney ads in Maryland and get the flavor as the President did with the Virginia process and see that Mitt Romney is the man of the hour for the Republicans and that November may not be as easy as the hope and change which never happened after his 2008 campaign. Americans have hope and will overcome this last 3 years of a stalemate in the government and public trust.

Yorkshire
City, Ut

article--"Romney triumphed in Illinois after benefiting from a crushing, 7-1 advantage in the television advertising wars"

Do people really vote based on how much advertising there is??
I find it incredible that this is always mentioned.

And the constant claim that Romney believes a Presidency can be "bought".

All the advertising in the world could never convince me to do something I wouldn't do anyway.

There must be some gullible folks out there, if all this is true.

A1994
Centerville, UT

@Baron Scarpia

"As the economy improves, as the troops exit the Mideast, and as a forthcoming movie about the Osama raid comes out just before the elections, the GOP will have a difficult time portraying the "community organizer" as a feeble leader."

How fast do you think the economy is going to improve? The unemployment rate is stuck over 8%. No President has ever been re-elected with unemployment that high. Gas prices are killing people at the pump. People aren't going to be impressed with a movie about the bin Laden raid. That poll bump came and went last year.

Twin Sister
LINDON, UT

To Deep in Thought: I couldn't have said it better! Great comment! Yes, Santorum and Gingrich and Paul--The writing is on the wall. It is time to set aside your own personal agendas, concede the race, and unite the Republican party so that we can beat Obama in November.

KC Mormon
Edgerton, KS

A simple look at the numbers shows the nomination is Romney’s. He has 560 delegates. Of the remaining delegates 377 are winner takes all (if polls hold) they will split 335 Romney and 42 Santorum. This puts Romney at 895. The proportional remaining are 759 so lets look at 3 different scenarios Romney takes 1/3 (worst case), Romney takes 55.3% (the number he has taken so far), and Romney takes ¾ (best case)
33.3% he adds 253 ending with 1148 just 4 more than needed but he still takes the nominee
55.3% he takes 419 ending with 1314 or 170 more than needs
75% he takes 569 ending with 1464 or 320 more than he needs
In all three cases Romney is the nominee. Looking at the rest of the races it is not likely that it will be the 1/3 case nor will it likely be the ¾ case. It will likely be between what he has taken so far 55.3% and 75% of the vote. So Romney wins hands down no need to have Santorum as his VP. He is still more likely to go for someone like Rubio.

no fit in SG
St.George, Utah

Happy Days are in view! We Corporate Leaders salivate more each time Mitt gets another win. As he enters the office of President of the United States, the changes will begin. Those greedy middle class workers will get just what they deserve, a much lower and simple wage, free of those benefits and pensions that are killing our company's bottom line, not to mention stockholder profits. I don't know who those pitiful people think they are! They should be grateful to live here in America with us intelligent leaders. So many of them have so little education and decision making skills. They need to trust our judgement! Those middle class folks have milked our companies for health insurance and days off when they have surgery or are in an accident. What a joke. We are going to put them in their place. Just you watch. We will make jobs for everyone. They will learn that the twelve hour, six day a week shifts make them strong. They will all be working, even the children. No one will be home anyway. A little rental home will be easy for them to manage.

no fit in SG
St.George, Utah

Mr. Romney loves his Corporate past, incorporating his best skills into our society. The jobs will come flooding back from overseas. There will be enough work for everyone. Families will be able to make the rental payment. Their weekly day off will be filled with exercise and fresh air as they work in their family garden trying to have good success growing their food. Food stamp and other programs for "the low incomers" will be eliminated, as the corporate owner need tax breaks for his large businesses to be successful.
Jobs and more jobs, will be available for the "low incomers". It is of utmost importance to remember this America! Remember College is for snobs. Children, even young children, can have a job, learning strength and independence from the government dole.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

no fit in SG,

Have you read 1984? You sound just like the Socialists in that book and their description of the evil "Capitalists".

Baron Scarpia,

What are you talking about? It's been 4 years since the economy took a downturn and it still hasn't recovered! That's a pretty slow recovery. Let's add $6 trillion more debt and >8% employment on top of all that, and people preferring Obama over Romney should get a head check-up (or get a job so they can get off welfare and earn their wages).

barbara
Carlsbad, CA

If money buys votes, why didn't Mitt win in the southern states where Rick took it? Look at the demographics. Look at the education. How many of Rick's supporters still have outhouses?

no fit in SG
St.George, Utah

What are we in for with Romney's Bain Capitol skills....
"How Green is my Valley" a film of Mitt's homeland of Wales. A family with a great deal of respect and love are living with depression, disease, and death as the mining corporation makes lots of money.
The younger men set off for a better life in America.
Ironic, isn't it?

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