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Mitt Romney Wins GOP Primary in Florida

It's an early call:

M_romneyThe CNN projection was based on unofficial returns and exit polling that showed Romney with a double-digit lead over his closest challenger, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. With 51% of the unofficial count, Romney had 48% of the vote compared to 31% for Gingrich, 13% for former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and 7% for Texas Rep. Ron Paul.

Final polls closed at 8 p.m. ET, and the early trend for Romney -- buoyed by strong support among more than 632,000 voters who cast absentee or early ballots -- indicated a solid victory to blunt any momentum Gingrich gained from last week's victory in South Carolina.

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  1. WOW! mister plastic won..... with a 13% tax rate, whom rachael maddow says has more money than the last 8 presidents' combined worth times 2.

    Im so suprised. pouring millions upon millions into florida. To convince white people to vote for him. He has their back. They can rest easy. They will be saved from a black man.

    I sincerely hope, the dems wake up. This is gonna be a nasty, expensive, dirty fight and the rethugs aint gonna take no prisoners.

    Posted by: stevenelliot | Jan 31, 2012 9:26:53 PM


  2. I hear ya on that!!!
    He's as bad as newt on gay issues, if he has the chance he'll turn back every step we've made. The religious right is warming up to him and he's warming to them. It is about money for mitt, not yours or mine but his. Dems better wake up

    Posted by: George M | Jan 31, 2012 10:51:59 PM


  3. This rocks... seriously. Every primary some other candi-don't wins. It proves that no one leader can get the country behind them, so each of these "wins" is a win for Obama. Let them keep wasting their campaign funds, attack each other, and divide and conquer. It's not like Mr. Corporations are People, My Friend is going to get the Occupy Movement's vote. He's 1% of the 1%... Mormon, crazy rich and an expert tax-avader. He'll go down in flames like the rest of these fools.

    Posted by: graphicjack | Feb 1, 2012 2:20:35 AM


  4. I spent nearly thirty years working for railroads and I can see a train wreck coming in 2012. With all the self-inflicted wounds of the Republicans I can't really imagine Obama not winning. On the other hand, considering that everything that Obama's done to 'cure' the depression has only made things worse, I can't see how he could win.

    Whatever, the lessons of the utter failure of the lesser evil strategy for the .01%, who own both parties and almost everyone in Congress, are coming home to roost with a vengeance. "More Americans identified as independents in 2011, 40%, than in any year since Gallup began regularly measuring party identification. Democrats continue to outnumber Republicans by a slight margin, 31% to 27%, though the parties are tied when independents' leanings are taken into account." Gallup January 9th, 2012

    At this point, only reactionaries can uncritically admire either party. Both support or vote for wars, refuse to repeal DOMA, engage in endless delaying tactics to avoid passing ENDA and approve of Obama's handing over trillions to the rich while pauperizing the working class. And who in their right mind either party's joint attack on the Bill of Rights. Who could support unconstitutional actions like signing NDAA, FISA, the incarceration and torture of Brad Manning, or the use of kidnapping, torture and murder as instruments of state policy by the last three administrations.

    If 2008 was a train wreck for the GOP and 2010 a train wreck for Democrats, 2012 is going to be a train wreck for both. The lesser evils are getting more evil by the day and people are noticing. As I said four years ago when Obama was elected, the banksters' policies of austerity, pauperization, foreign wars, union busting and the unending assaults of racists, anti-GLBT bigots and misogynists are going to destroy the twin parties. It's just a question of time.

    Posted by: Bill Perdue | Feb 1, 2012 2:44:18 AM


  5. Bill do you really think theres no difference between the two parties when it comes to gay issues?

    Posted by: George M | Feb 1, 2012 8:21:44 AM


  6. The difference is that Democrats lie about being 'fierce advocates' and Republicans don't bother lying.

    Posted by: Bill Perdue | Feb 1, 2012 11:41:02 AM


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