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Tags: Bob McDonnell, Caption Challenge, CPAC, Virginia
This past week, Republicans of Maine took leisurely trips at their own pace to polling centers to cast their primary votes and make their voices heard loud and clear: We are willing to accept Mitt Romney as our party nominee, we guess…
Mitt Romney won the Maine Republican caucuses Saturday, ending a string of defeats by overcoming a strong challenge by U.S. Rep. Ron Paul in a closely watched race.
Ron Paul, the conservative Texas congressman, came in a close second, his best showing in the primary season and the result of an energized and well-organized campaign. Romney received 39 percent of the votes, while Paul gathered 36 percent.
Narrowly edging out Ron Paul! That's gotta feel so good! Like somehow managing to best a incredibly smart chicken at Tic Tac Toe. You don't forget victories like that anytime soon.
And if that doesn't put a wallet-sized lump in your throat, let this soak in: Mitt Romney — the all-but-inevitable Republican nominee — actually managed to get a conference full of conservatives to choose him over an unelectable insane person who wants to outlaw contraceptives, by an entire seven percentage points!
At CPAC, the former Massachusetts governor nabbed 38 percent of activists’ support to edge out Rick Santorum, who finished second with 31 percent.
Following a Friday speech aimed directly at conservative core principles, Romney said Saturday he was "honored" by the CPAC result. "I'm heartened that so many friends here agree with me about the need for conservative change," he tweeted.
And at the Conservative Political Action Committee. What are the odds?
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This morning at the Conservative Political Action Conference, condomless wonder Rick Santorum was greeted by an extended standing ovation.
The top donor to Rick Santorum's presidential campaign, Foster Friess, took a dig at Mitt Romney while introducing the former Pennsylvania senator at CPAC Friday morning.
"There's a little bar a couple door downs, and recently a conservative, a liberal, and a moderate walked into the bar. The bartender says 'Hi, Mitt,'" Friess joked as a mix of boos and applause rained down from the crowd.
It's actually kind of a clever joke — even better than the joke of Rick Santorum believing he can win the general election.
Maybe Friess should go on the road with his comedy routine. If he's ever booed or heckled again, he can politely remind his GOP audience that he doesn't come down to where they work and knock the dicks out of their Cheney. And if he needs a good punchline, just mention Newt Gingrich.
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Tags: Conservatives, CPAC, Foster Friess, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum
Wow! Did you see Newt Gingrich's CPAC speech? If we thought Romney came out with guns blazing by touting his conservative credentials, nothing could've prepared us for Newt unveiling what was more or less a list of royal decrees.
Here are a few things President Gingrich will accomplish in his first hour-and-a-half, let's say…
Tags: CPAC, Newt Gingrich, Primaries, Republicans