Delegate Box Score — Who’s On First?

By Alden L. Benton

Never mind who is the “most electable.”  Never mind who “the sure thing” is.  It is all horse manure spewing from the media talking heads and the Republican Party elite who are trying to tell us what to do.

To borrow the words of General Anthony McAuliffe, who, upon receiving a demand for the surrender of his troops in Bastogne, Belgium, during World War II, replied, “Nuts!”

The talking heads and other braying mules need to sit down, flush their caustic effluent, and shut up. 

The American voter is not stupid or gullible.  Give us the truth.  Give us the facts.  We will figure out the rest.

As of Sunday, February 12, here is the delegate count in the race for the Republican Party presidential nomination:

Delegates Needed for Nomination: 1,144
Mitt Romney: 123 delegates (10.8% of delegates needed to win)
Rick Santorum: 72 delegates (6.3% of delegates needed to win)
Newt Gingrich: 32 delegates (2.8% of delegates needed to win)
Ron Paul: 19 delegates (1.7% of delegates needed to win)
Jon Huntsman: 2 delegates (withdrew)

States Remaining: 41
Next Contests:
February 28, Michigan with 30 delegates available
February 28, Arizona  with 29 delegates available

Here are links to the candidates websites:
Ron Paul: http://www.ronpaul2012.com/
Newt Gingrich: http://www.newt.org/
Rick Santorum: http://www.ricksantorum.com/index.php
Mitt Romney: http://www.mittromney.com/

Do your homework. Know your candidates and where they stand. Be informed. Now it is up to you, the voter, to decide who’s on first.


© 2012 Alden L. Benton/Independence Creek Enterprises.  All rights reserved.

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