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Romney clinches Republican nomination with Texas win

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To all you RP lovers, let's just say for arguments sake that later this year Paul does snatch the nomination from Romney, if that happens, Obama wins a second term! 100% guaranteed! So I guess that's what you guys want.

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Paul has got many delegates, the AP "estimates" are more like wishful thinking than estimates.

You've got that way backwards. People claiming Paul has all these large numbers of delegates are living in a dream world. Kind of like the people that claim a couple of hundred people at a Paul rally was actually 'thousands' of people.

Paul seems like a nice guy, but his policies are not good for the US or anyone else.

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@cry

Paul predicted ages ago the problems we are now facing; and his foreign policy is also spot on.

lol, that made me laugh. Do you have any idea what Ron Pauls foreign policy is? Its the primary reason he was never a serious candidate.

@Laguna

This gave the government ample time for due diligence.

And what did government regulators, doing their due diligence all say about Solyndra?

@Laguna

Politicians make bets all the time - that this bridge will bring benefits justifying the costs, say, or that defunding this program will save more than it destroys - and all bets are made with taxpayer money; this is true from town mayor to president. A bet gone wrong, though, unlike that of a private citizen, is on public record and can - and will, in most cases - be used against the politician.

So what you are saying, is that if Romney bets his own money, that he and his money can make a company succeed, thats a bad thing. (IE Bain) But if Obama does it with taxpayer money, picking winners and losers, thats a good, thing? I appreciate the clarification, and will now let you get back to worshiping your savior, Odumbo, who if America has any luck, will only be President for another 6 months.

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Approval for the Solyndra bailout was pushed through in ONE day.

Herve Nmn L'Eisa, sometimes it's nice to have a clue about the topic at hand. For example, there was no "bailout"; there were loan guarantees. Second, according to Wikipedia: "On 20 March 2009 the United States Department of Energy made a "conditional commitment" to a $535 million loan guarantee.... (F)ederal reviewers gave final approval on September 2." This gave the government ample time for due diligence.

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Politicians ARE NOT GAMBLERS, who have a free TAXPAYER credit line to bet as they wish.

Sorry if my comments gave you that impression; that would be the finance industry you're discussing.

But really, Sailwind: Was not the Space Shuttle a huge gamble? - it turned out pretty well. What about supply side economics - that reducing tax rates will actually increase revenue? - that turned out pretty badly. The B1 bomber, the Bay Bridge, Boston's Big Dig - all gambles based on perceived need and ability to deliver. Let's face it, if life did not involve gambles, everything would turn out as advertised. Which of the above three did? (Hint: not the one involved in mass destruction - and note that the Big Dig did not kill enough to qualify for that).

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Laguna,

Approval for the Solyndra bailout was pushed through in ONE day. Could DUE DILIGENCE have even remotely been possible by a government agency in such a time? Get REAL!!

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Politicians make bets all the time

Politicians ARE NOT GAMBLERS, who have a free TAXPAYER credit line to bet as they wish. They did NOTHING to earn the money they are placing bets on at anytime, they are servants of the people and funded by the people. Betting is for reserved Vegas not for the Government.

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Obama did not bet with his own money, he bet with others peoples money thru taxes....

Politicians make bets all the time - that this bridge will bring benefits justifying the costs, say, or that defunding this program will save more than it destroys - and all bets are made with taxpayer money; this is true from town mayor to president. A bet gone wrong, though, unlike that of a private citizen, is on public record and can - and will, in most cases - be used against the politician.

Solyndra is a bet gone wrong; reasons vary (it was an untried technology; the economic downturn shrunk the market), but there was no malfeasance; Romney seems to be trying to paint Obama as some corrupt, patron-doting godfather.

People are tolerant of mistakes; they are not of corruption. People are also tolerant of exaggeration; they are not of outright lying. Romney is verging dangerously towards the latter, and he'd better be careful lest he cause a backlash.

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@Cry,

Yes, as in the delegates from:Massachusetts, Maine, Louisiana, Minnesota, Alaska, Iowa, Nevada, etc. MOST of which are RP supporters. Let Mitt think he's got it in the bag....

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The actual nomination doesn't happen until after the delegates ACTUALLY vote. As noted by Cry, even the so-called "bound" delegates can vote their preference starting from the first round.

Exactly, despite Mitt's lawyers' best efforts to bully the delegates.

Paul has got many delegates, the AP "estimates" are more like wishful thinking than estimates.

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The difference, of course, is that Obama bet on Solyndra as a job-creating venture which would simultaneously compete with inevitable Chinese imports and reduce American reliance on imported oil

B.S.... Obama did not bet with his own money, he bet with others peoples money thru taxes...... He set up something that could compete with the Chinese as squat an failed..........And is still borrowing from them to finance his debt.

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If he does win the presidency it will be open slather for private equity and corporates to carve up whats left of the economy for themselves... (all in the name of "free enterprise market economics" and "job creation" and whatever other mangled euphemisms these banksters use to gloss over their theft)...

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"this election will be close"

How is that possible? Isn't Obama a great president who has steered us to a recovery from the Bush disaster?

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Mitt has a weak grip on his "majority". Dems and Independents(like myself) see through his thin veneer, and Paulians easily see him as a Dem in a RINO suit. Mitt or Barack is a Lose-Lose for Liberty.

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hard to believe romney got such a high percentage of the primary vote down in perry and paul country.

romney clinches nomination) TRUMP QUESTIONS OBAMA'S BIRTHPLACE!

it just won't go away. fellow harvard affirmative action hire elizabeth ' fauxcahontas' warren's humiliating unmasking as a fraud only heightens suspicions about obama.

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"Either way, it is an uphill fight for Mitt. His thunder has been stolen; he's now simply Trump with better hair."

Today, anyway. Romney is merely Bush 3. Another whore for corporate greed.

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Then I guess, Pres Obama will get his second term?

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(romney clinches nomination) TRUMP QUESTIONS OBAMA'S BIRTHPLACE!

Nice timing there with the ring-kissing, Mitt: you might have checked your calendar as these meetings with ghouls are best done in the dark.

Mitt continues to attack Obama on Solyndra, saying in effect, "Having built my fortune on private equity, I know that sometimes you win and sometimes you lose; Obama lost on Solyndra, and therefore, he sucks."

The difference, of course, is that Obama bet on Solyndra as a job-creating venture which would simultaneously compete with inevitable Chinese imports and reduce American reliance on imported oil - he didn't siphon off funds upfront in the form of fees, nor did he immediately issue more company debt then turn around and pay it to shareholders, meaning himself. Whether he is arguing that Washington has no role to play in guiding American industry - which would fly in the face of innumerable historical examples, from railroads to the Internet - or whether he is arguing that he would do a better job at picking winners - in which case, how he profited even when his "winners" went bankrupt - is unclear.

Either way, it is an uphill fight for Mitt. His thunder has been stolen; he's now simply Trump with better hair.

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Bass, what part of the nominating convention process is befuddling? If you recall 2008's Dem convention, the result was rather contentious within the party. And because of that, the Repubs made some rule changes. Deny if you will, but the outcome will be determined in August.

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I guess the fat lady just sang! Just as sure the sun will rise, the wind blows and the tied ebb and flows, RP is finished, now if Cry and other RP enthusiets want to live in that bubble, more power to you, but Virtuoso said, if you guys want to go on faith, fine, I'll stick to reasoning.

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Cry hit on the actual point about the convention. The actual nomination doesn't happen until after the delegates ACTUALLY vote. As noted by Cry, even the so-called "bound" delegates can vote their preference starting from the first round. It's all about the actual delegates. The Ron Paul campaign has been very successful in getting supporters as delegates, very much to the chagrin of the establishment neocon RINOs.

Forget Kodak, it's going to be a TAFT moment.

It ain't over til the fat-lady sings, and that's not until the convention in August. Buckle up for the ride!

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I can't wait!

Me, neither! Please stick around long enough to see it, There'll be a big plate of crow for you to go along with it.

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Clearly for quite a few Americans, politics is driven largely by faith, rather than reason. Reality rolls off them like water off a duck's back.

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"According to the Associated Press count..."

That says it all.

I am waiting to see the actual final official count.

"Republicans won't officially nominate Romney until late August at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida."

Many will be surprised at the official outcome. I can't wait!

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@Cry

Sorry, now for sure, Paul has NO CHANCE, NONE, ZERO, NULL, NADA, can't beat a dead horse and can't make whip cream using a toothpick, ain't gonna happen. If you are a realist, even if you hate the media, the numbers don't lie. It is over for Paul. The way you talk is the same way as when Gingrich didn't want to face reality either (and probably still doesn't) that's life, move on, you got Romney and that's it.

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they've been nonstop saying from the start that Paul has no chance, his ideas are extreme, dangerous...

They've been correct.

Have a listen to Ben Swann

Let me see if I have this correctly, you claim people should not pay attention to the main stream media (where have I heard this before?) and then you recommend that people should listen to a member of the main stream media just because it happens to agree with your opinion (where have I heard this before?). Sorry, you cannot claim that people should not listen to main stream media and then use it when it suits your argument, at least not if you want anyone to take you seriously.

Paul is our only hope

Only if you like isolationism. Most US voters seem not to like it.

despite the media's dirty tricks

It seems they are only dirty when you choose them to be and when you agree you promote it. Strange.

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Nisegaijin,

I agree with your post except the part about Paul being out. Don't listen to things out of the press, they've been nonstop saying from the start that Paul has no chance, his ideas are extreme, dangerous...

Have a listen to Ben Swann's recent "Reality Check: Republican Party Winning The Battle But Losing The War?" Things are not quite as they appear in the mainstream media.

Paul is our only hope, he still has a good chance, despite the media's dirty tricks.

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@ nisegaijin

I am very happy that Romney won, because now it will give the Ron Paul crowd a huuuuuge wakeup call. Paul never had a chance NEVER if you are a true realist and if you really and I mean really read his ideas and visions for America, foreign policy?? It is downright scary. Had he'd been President, that would have been a chaotic jungle! In that case, then the US might be better off with Obama (hate to say it) while no politician is perfect, but Paul IMO disqualified himself when he was a constant guest on Alex Jones, that did it for me. But Romney HAS at least a record for creating businesses, is successful, has a proven record. Is he a bit stale, yeah, but I would rather have a President that can get the country back on its feet than to have a President that's cool or likes to go on late night talk shows all the time.

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Well it doesn't matter whether it's gonna be Obama or Romney, they are bothe the same kind of empty suit backed up by banks, military industrial complex and other special interest groups.

Ron Paul was the only hope of America and now that he is out, prepare for a very rough ride. We will be seeing more bank bailouts, more quantitive easing and more growth in unemployment and public outrage. At some point the balance with tip towards civil unrest, inflation and God knows what. Welcome to the Jungle!

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@ Cry

News Flash! Just hot off the press! Texas, Romney secured enough delegates with about 71%. Romney just won the GOP nomination. Paul got 10% !Your argument just went out the window, so now it's official. Paul is finished, put him to rest, give him a good and gracious send off. It now boils down to either Romney or Obama that will win the Presidency.

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he's doing a great job up delegates; unfortunately the media is not reporting this.

That is because this is not true. Ron Paul is not getting anywhere near the delegates you are claiming.

Ron Paul has many more delegates than the media is reporting, and Romney is very worried.

Two strikes. Neither of these comments is true.

The next president will be either Paul or Obama. Romney doesn't stand a chance.

No, actually, the next president will be either Romney or Obama. Paul doesn't stand a chance. Bank on it.

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Ron Paul is the only one who can beat Obama. The next president will be either Paul or Obama. Romney doesn't stand a chance.

Paul predicted ages ago the problems we are now facing; and his foreign policy is also spot on.

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Good for Romney. Anyone that even thinks old Ron Paul having a chance is living on fantasy Island. RP has some decent ideas, but when he talks about foreign policy, he sounds like loon. Make no mistake, this election will be close, it won't be a shoe-in for Obama that he'll be reelected. Liberals and Dems totally underestimated Romney and with good reason. Right now the main focus should be the economy, should be the main priority and Romney has repeated that time and time again. Obama wants to focus on topics that are NOT, at the moment important, given the the economic plight of the country.

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While Romney’s nomination has been virtually assured for a month...

Yeah, in the virtual world, he's doing well, but in the real world he is in total panic mode.

Romney is just 58 delegates shy of the 1,144 needed to become the nominee.

In his dreams! The so-called "bound" delegates are in fact free to vote for whoever they so choose, even in the first round. And many of those "bound" delegates are in fact Ron Paul supporters.

Ron Paul has stopped actively campaigning.

Yeah, he stopped wasting resources on winning the popular vote, and instead focusing on getting delegates, and he's doing a great job up delegates; unfortunately the media is not reporting this. Ron Paul has many more delegates than the media is reporting, and Romney is very worried.

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