Next states favor Romney, posing problems for Gingrich

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  • ksampow Farr West, Utah
    Feb. 1, 2012 11:47 a.m.

    I and many of my LDS friends are not voting for Romney just because he is LDS. Religion is relevant to the discussion, however, because many who are not LDS are reluctant to vote for a "Mormon" - some out of religious prejudice, others because they fear the unknown or have heard too many distortions from the anti-Mormon "Evangelicals." Romney can win more easily in states with significant numbers of LDS because there is less anti-Mormon bigotry in those states.
    I and most of his supporters in Utah are supporting him because of his values (shown in his lifestyle, not just his words), his economic expertise, and his leadership (saving the 2002 winter olympics in SLC).

  • David King Layton, UT
    Jan. 31, 2012 7:19 p.m.

    "The libertarian-leaning Paul has virtually no chance of winning the Republican nomination. But he's targeting states that allocate delegates proportionately, hoping to win enough to assure him a prominent voice at the August national convention."

    You newspaper writers just don't get it, do you? Ron Paul is not trying to get a prime time speech at the convention. He's not in this to raise his national profile for a future run. He's not seeking to become more popular with the Republican base. He's trying to convince people to wake up to our unavoidable debt crisis if we don't stop over-extending ourselves at home and abroad.

  • GoGetter Sandy, UT
    Jan. 31, 2012 6:22 p.m.

    That's not American. Voting for the candidate just because he belongs to the same religion you do.

    Shame on you Utah, Arizona and Nevada Mormons.

    I'm Mormon too, but you need to chose the candidate based on his credentials and how he says he will change the country. IF you arrive to an educated opinion to vote Mitt, vote for him ONLY after that.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 31, 2012 3:25 p.m.

    'If you check the 2008 stats at realclearpoltics website, with the exception of Arizona, Mitt won all the states in February by large and comfortable margins.' - LDSareChristians | 3:07 p.m. Jan. 31, 2012

    And still lost...

    the 2008 Republican primary.

    Not sure why you keep reffering to 2008.

    Since, it is an example, of a loss.

  • LDSareChristians Anchorage, AK
    Jan. 31, 2012 3:07 p.m.

    Mitt wins Florida!

    The six primaries in the month of February are in the bag. If you check the 2008 stats at realclearpoltics website, with the exception of Arizona, Mitt won all the states in February by large and comfortable margins. McCain, the obvious winner in Arizona 2008, is endorsing Mitt this time.
    So, the six primaries after Florida will be easy wins for Mitt.
    Washington State Mar 3rd, I haven't studied it yet.
    Mar 6, Super Tuesday, 11 states: Alaska, Wyoming, Idaho, Mass, ND, Vir (Mitt only one on ballot) all easy. Hard to get will be GA, Tenn, OK, because of evangelical vote. OH and Vermont, probably on momentum will go for Mitt.
    After Mar 6th? Well, McCain has endorsed Mitt. Many of the states that went with him last time will probably go with Mitt this time.
    If you look at the wiki site 2008 GOP primary results, all the yellow states (Mitt) and most of the Green (McCain) states from 2008 should go for Mitt. Most of the blue (Huckabee/Evangelicals)will probably go for Newt/other.

    Go Mitt 2012

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 31, 2012 10:45 a.m.

    Newt is conservatisms Bill Clinton, but without the charm.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Jan. 31, 2012 10:00 a.m.

    this isn't Leroy's only problem. he isn't organized enough to be on the Virginia ballot, his home state. He also isn't in Missouri's caucus ballot and several other states. I think americans deserve a president that is bright enough to get on the ballot and have a real organization. Leroy doesn't have a chance of winning this, but he doesn't care. He just wants to take Willard down with him. It's not going to happen.