Romney wins Nevada
Added on February 5, 2012 at 14:58 German time
With 71% of all precincts
reporting: Mitt Romney 48%, Newt Gingrich 23%, Ron Paul 18%, Rick Santorum
Article added on February 5, 2012 at 10:49 German time
The 2012 GOP primaries and caucuses still have a
long way to go, but the Republican frontrunner Romney
lead. According to all partial results available, the man with the best
electoral organization and the deepest campaign pockets is sure to win the Nevada
Nevada results with some 45% of all precincts counted: Mitt Romney 43%, Newt
Gingrich 26%, Ron Paul 18%, Rick Santorum 13%.
The fact that Romney wins Nevada comes as no surprise, not only because 25%
of the states voters are Mormon, of whom 90% backed Romney according to
exit-polls, but also because Romney's ground organization is by far the
Ron Paul was the only other candidate to make a substantial effort in
Nevada. But his mix of radically reducing the State and putting America on a
isolationist path is outright dangerous. Some of his ideas point to the
right direction, but are far to radical. The is gigantic waste in the U.S.
army. Many missions are ill-conceived. But if you bring home all
American troops, you create a giant vacuum of power on a global scale, which
will quickly be filled by others, e.g. Communist China. Is that your dream
of the world's future?
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Newt Gingrich's chutzpa has always been mind-boggling. For the former House
Speaker to position himself as the anti-establishment candidate and the
candidate of the poor is ridiculous at best. Gingrich, who became the first
speaker in history to be sanctioned for ethical wrongdoing and who was
forced to step down (also by his own party), can hardly claim to be an
outsider. After leaving the House, Newt worked as a lobbyist for years,
taking in some $1.6 million form Freddie Mac before the mortgage disaster.
As for Romney's comments about the “very poor” on CNN, it was not very
clever, but if you listen to it in full, he said that he was not concerned
about the very poor because there is a safety net in place for them. He
added: “If there are holes in it, I will work to repair that.” In short,
nothing to make a fuss about.
Among the next states waiting for the GOP presidential candidates are
Colorado and Minnesota, which Romney managed to win in the 2008-race, a
contest he finally lost to John McCain, who's backing him now. The following
election will take place in Michigan, were Romney grew up and were his
father once was governor. Therefore,
sure to remain on the path to victory. He is surely the GOP's best candidate
remaining in the race. No holy man, but the only one able to beat
Obama in the upcoming presidential election.
More GOP presidential race articles:
Florida primary results,
South Carolina primary,
Perry endorses Gingrich,
Huntsman endorses Romney,
Romney wins in New Hampshire,
Romney after Iowa.