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Commissar MercZ

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#1 6 years ago

The show is wrapping up in Florida, and with it means the possible cementing of the primary being a contest between Romney and Gingrich. Florida of course is a key state due to its important role in the general elections. The state is much larger than those that preceded it, meaning there was more use of media channels to get their platform out across the state in the span of a week they had to do so.

This of course was not a problem as far as funding goes, due to the clout of Super PACs with the contributions and donations it can raise. Romney benefited more in this field than Gingrich, which showed in opinion polling. Florida in the past week has been inundated on all forms of media channels with political advertisements (including the much discussed 'attack' ads) and debates.

Other factors are of course the terrain of Florida- while the panhandle of Florida is more typical of a bible-belt southern state, the rest is very much mixed due to the presence of retirees and monied interests from other parts of the country coming there, as well as the people they employ by extension. Florida has interests in things ranging from tourism to NASA. Republicans have also been trying to work with what they call the "Latino" Community, but more precisely the Cuban community which has generally been pro-Republican (from this same mold is the tea-party sweetheart Marco Rubio).

The show is wrapping up in Florida, and with it means the possible cementing of the primary being a contest between Romney and Gingrich. Florida of course is a key state due to its important role in the general elections. The state is much larger than those that preceded it, meaning there was more use of media channels to get their platform out across the state in the span of a week they had to do so.

This of course was not a problem as far as funding goes, due to the clout of Super PACs with the contributions and donations it can raise. Romney benefited more in this field than Gingrich, which showed in opinion polling. Other factors are of course the terrain of Florida- while the panhandle of Florida

As of 7:15 central/ 8:15 eastern, with 64% of stations reporting, CNN reports:

Romney: 47%/50 delegates Gingrich: 31% Santorum: 13% Paul: 7%

Since Florida moved its primary to an earlier date, its usual 99 delegates has been reduced to 50.

I can not see Santorum wanting to run much further as Gingrich is sweeping up the voters he is attempting to cater to. Paul I could see running though he is clearly not picking up enough clout, despite the ever powerful endorsement of Snoop Dogg. So for the following contests it'll be between Romney and Gingrich.




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#2 6 years ago

So it looks like the "spacecoast" didn't buy Gingrich's promise to fly them to the moon. I guess it is a good thing that Gingrich isn't winning. I'm not so sure about Romney as potential president for the US, but the difference to Obama probably isn't big.