Saturday, January 19, 2008

Mitt Romney Leads in Delegates, Wins, Votes & Money Raised

As I've pointed out in previous blogs, delegates are what matter in the Republican primaries. We now have six states who have cast their votes, so I thought it would be helpful to create a chart that shows where each candidate stands on delegates, states won, total votes, and money raised.

Here is what things look like after the first six states:
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At some point, the mainstream media will have no choice but to start giving the true "score" for the race, and that score is the number of delegates. Could you imagine listening to a basketball game, and all the announcer talked about was the number of shots, assists, rebounds, etc. each team had, and NEVER told you the actual SCORE? Well, that's what the media has been doing. They talk about each state (except for Wyoming, which they have completely ignored, and Nevada which they touted as incredibly important for the Democrat's race but immaterial for the Republican's), but they never give the game's score. Well, if they won't, I will. Here it is, and as you can see, Romney is leading with nearly twice the delegates as his closest rival, and has more wins, votes and money raised than all the candidates.

In my opinion, Huckabee and Thompson are now out, and unless Giuliani can pull out a win in Florida, it's a two-man race, Romney vs McCain. As we saw in Michigan, in a face-off between these two candidates, true Republicans have shown they prefer Romney over McCain.

Romney has a solid lead heading into Florida, and is the one candidate that has shown he can be competitive in all 50 states.


PS: I'd encourage you to click the above image, then right click on the enlarged image, save it to your local drive, and then email it to all your friends. Pass it around, and have them pass it around. Everyone, especially people living in Florida, need to know what the score currently is, since the mainstream media is doing a poor job of telling them.


unclenutjob said...

I hear what you're saying about the delegates. It's even more dramatic on the Democrat side. Hillary started out with 174 super-delegate votes. That's almost 10% of the total neaded without holding a single primary! The schmedia shows it at:
Obama - 38
Hillary - 36
Edwards - 18
Hillary - 210
Obama - 123
Edwards - 52

Now don't mis-interpret me as a Hillary fan. I'm not. Though if I were to wager on anyone to win the whole thing, it'd be her. That will be a mere continuation of the last 20+ years (...with a little more socialism thrown in)

Anonymous said...

Do you think Mitt and his campaign made a strategic mistake for skipping South Carolina? I was listening to the FOX news this morning and it was commented that Mitt may’ve made a big mistake for withdrawing from SC. His withdrawl may’ve helped propel McCain to the nomination. What is your take on this?

Kevin Carmony said...

In my view, this was a very GOOD decision on Romney's part. With the high concentration of Evangelical Christians in SC (60% of the votes), and the very high number of Veterans, this would have been a very difficult state for Romney to win. Better to spend your resources where you CAN win, than waste them where you can't. Also, it looks better for Romney from the standpoint he didn't try all that hard in SC.

By focusing on Nevada, Romney won basically as many delegates in NV as McCain won in SC. He also sured up support in the West, which will help him in California, a very important state come Super Tuesday.

Florida will be a very different situation than SC. Romney has good connections there, and the demographics for Evangelical Christian and Veterans is quite different there than in SC. Florida is a winner-take-all state, so a victory here would be huge for Romney. If there was ever a time to get involved, contribute, and tell your friends about the great Romney qualities, it's now with his efforts in FL.