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Hear the Drum Roll? Romney Expected to Secure GOP Nomination Today

Posted by on May. 29, 2012 at 4:26 PM
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Hear the Drum Roll? Romney Expected to Secure GOP Nomination Today

May 29th, 2012 1:23 pm
Author: Jayde Wyatt

Do you hear the drum roll coming from Texas?

We do!

Today is the happy day Governor Mitt Romney is expected to officially secure the Republican nomination.

Voters in magnificent The Lone Star State go to primary polls today to allocate their 152 delegates. Romney needs just 58 more to reach the magic number of 1,144.

#Rominee!

The former Massachusetts governor has reached the nomination milestone with a steady message of concern about the U.S. economy, a campaign organization that dwarfed those of his GOP foes and a fundraising operation second only to that of his Democratic opponent in the general election, President Barack Obama.

“That goal is accomplished, but there’s a much bigger goal to be accomplished and that’s winning the presidency,” said Rich Beeson, Romney’s political director. “So while you can take a certain amount of satisfaction and pride for (Romney) and what he’s accomplished, he’s very resolved to say, ‘Our work isn’t done.’”
. . .
Republicans won’t officially nominate Romney until late August at the GOP national convention in Tampa, Fla. He enters the Texas primary with 1,086 convention delegates — 58 shy of the 1,144 needed to win the nomination.

Texas has 152 delegates at stake and they are awarded in proportion to the statewide vote. That means Romney has to get at least 38 percent of the vote there to go over the top. In recent primaries in Kentucky, Arkansas, Nebraska and Oregon, he has done no worse than 67 percent.

WOO HOO!


 Find out more about Mitt Romney.
 Click on Mitt to visit Mitt Romney for President group at Cafemom.

by on May. 29, 2012 at 4:26 PM
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Pema_Jampa
by 2HotTacoTini on May. 29, 2012 at 4:40 PM

clappingdevil

cedailey
by on May. 29, 2012 at 5:09 PM


Quoting Pema_Jampa:

clappingdevil

Feeling conflicted, or just responding for everyone?  :)

cedailey
by on May. 29, 2012 at 5:09 PM

I'm not thrilled about Romney in general, but it is what it is.

Pema_Jampa
by 2HotTacoTini on May. 29, 2012 at 5:13 PM
1 mom liked this

Hmm..my reaction is 1. Good for him..2. Let the games begin!

Quoting cedailey:


Quoting Pema_Jampa:

clappingdevil

Feeling conflicted, or just responding for everyone?  :)


Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on May. 29, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Another GOP retread-

1bluediamond
by Bronze Member on May. 29, 2012 at 7:40 PM
1 mom liked this
Congrats to your candidate Jambo4
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rockinmomnwife
by Member on May. 29, 2012 at 8:17 PM

boooo!! :)

Jambo4
by Gold Member on May. 29, 2012 at 9:55 PM


Quoting 1bluediamond:

Congrats to your candidate Jambo4

Thanks Hon!

 Find out more about Mitt Romney.
 Click on Mitt to visit Mitt Romney for President group at Cafemom.

Jambo4
by Gold Member on May. 29, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Live resultsTexas
57%
reporting
Updated 8:08 p.m. ET, May 29, 2012
Candidates
Votes
Vote%
535,560
71%
79,172
10%
Jambo4
by Gold Member on May. 29, 2012 at 10:12 PM
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Romney hits 'magic number' for GOP nomination

By Gregory Wallace, CNN
updated 9:42 PM EDT, Tue May 29, 2012

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