The former Massachusetts governor comes off an embarrassing trio of losses Tuesday, but he was already ahead in the delegate race. Before the Maine results CNN estimated he had 115 out of 1,144 needed to win the nomination to challenge President Barack Obama.
Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich did not actively compete in the state’s caucuses.
The caucuses were mostly held between February 4 and 11; at stake were 21 delegates, to be committed proportionally. The results were compiled by the Maine Republican Party and kept secret until tonight. [CNN]
Ron Paul spoke and said that his campaign is about “freedom and liberty.” By that he means every individual is free to live himself and maintain the fruits of their labor and makes an emphasis on property rights, as in deciding who can and cannot enter your Woolworths and sit at the counter and be served. How can Ron and Rand deny that those newsletters under Ron Paul’s name, MUST HAVE BEEN RACIST AS CHARGED! I wonder if supporters of Ron Paul know what he REALLY stands for. Do they really want to reverse time and take the country back to the 1700s or 1800s? Personally, I’ll die before I’ll be a slave…and then you can bury me in my grave!
Former House SpeakerNewt Gingrich, former Massachusetts Gov. Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Santorum addressed the conference on Friday. U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas was invited but was instead campaigning in Maine, which will announce the results of its caucuses later Saturday. [CNN]
Yesterday, Mitt Romney used the word “conservative” over 20 times and said that as a governor, he was a “severe conservative!” 🙂
President Obama urges Congress to extend the payroll tax cut to prevent a tax hike on 160 million hardworking Americans. Back in December, Congress faced this exact same predicament. People all over the country tweeted, emailed and wrote to explain how losing $40 each check would affect them. Ultimately, thanks to your stories, Congress did the right thing and passed a two-month tax cut extension. It’s more important than ever that you make sure your story is part of the debate here in Washington.
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Republicans are using the social footballs they always campaign with: Religion, women’s health, abortion, contraception, LBGTcivil rights, etc. For decades we called for laws to reform our banking and financial systems. The President has instituted some of these reforms. This means that banks and Wallstreet will now have to earn their huge profits “the old-fashioned way: They have to earn it!” These reforms have caused this source of campaign donations to dry up. Let’s keeping making those small donations: $5 or $10 here or there when you can, or better. AND, IF YOU HAVE ACHIEVED FINANCIAL SUCCESS AND CAN AFFORD LARGE DONATIONS, PRESIDENT OBAMA IS NOW ACCEPTING SUPERPAC DONATIONS! Let us all participate and re-elect the true candidate who cares for the poor, “the very poor.” and the middle-class. Some Republican candidates may mention the middle-class to you. Don’t believe them. Shut your door on them. THEY DO NOT CARE FOR YOU. Their mission has one focus: