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Doesn’t it feel good to win?  I hope you are all well rested after such an early declaration of victory last night’s historic win.  Rich Lowry has a great wrap up of the scope of the victory:

The exit polls tell the tale of strength across-the-board: Romney won men and women; he won everyone over age 40; he won all education groups; he won everyone make $30,000 and up; he won Republicans by an impressive 49 percent; he won moderates, somewhat conservatives, and very conservatives; he won voters who support and who are neutral on the Tea Party; he won Born Again’s and Non-Born Again’s; he won Catholics and protestants; he won voters who think leaders should compromise and voters who think leaders should stick by their principles; he won in urban, suburban, and rural areas.

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18 Responses to Romney Makes History!

  1. Tony says:

    It does feel good! Some individuals and pundits are claiming that Romney should have won a greater percentage of the vote than he did. Romney received a greater share of the votes this year than John McCain did in 2008. Moreover, the spread between first place and second place is greater this year than it was in 2008 (more than double). John Huntsman is the one who should have done better, having spent the past several months living in New Hampshire.

    • Nancy French says:

      I know — It’s actually getting to be funny. The kids and I saw that Romney won and we said, “Okay, let’s see how the pundits can spin this into a bad thing.”

      They are desperate and running out of ammunition.

      • Brandon from NJ says:

        Well, he is surprisingly playing like a basketball player on fire (i.e. the player keeps scoring many shots in a game)

        • Terry says:

          Remember Jimmer Fredette? (he of BYU basketball super fame?)
          Maybe we’ll have adopt and change the sing-song chant the fans used from “You’ve been Jimm-ered!”, to “You’ve been Romney-ed!” and use it every time he wins. (Just a thought.)

          • Brandon from NJ says:

            Well, this Jimmer was a newbie to me too, but hey, it’s funny that my idea of basketball flows with the cheer.

  2. Liz says:

    This guy is brilliant, our country is ready for the competence he brings. This is the best thing to cheer people up in the midst of this Obama depression.

  3. ignoramus says:

    And if those that are still waiting for George Washington and Ronald Regan listen to that victory speech they will hear a new upbeat hoorah for all things good about America. We’ve just made a giant hurdle. Next, bone up on Bain Capitol. After that..bye bye Obama!

  4. Dan says:

    It is interesting to see that Huntsman won 40% of Democrats. Does this mean that they like Hunstman’s positions better than Romney, or that they think that Huntsman would be easier for Obama to beat? If the anti-Romney folks think that Romney will be beat soundly by Obama, why didn’t more Democrats vote for Romney so Obama would have an easier path to re-election?

    GO Mitt!!

    • Brandon from NJ says:

      I was wondering the same myself. As far as I know he’s the same faith. Any more trivia that an east coast Republican such as myself should know?

  5. Dan says:

    flash from the past ….

    from Charles Mitchell’s post on EFM – 01 Feb 2008

    In the course of endorsing Governor Romney, Senator Santorum said, “In a few short days, Republicans from across this country will decide more than their party’s nominee. They will decide the very future of our party and the conservative coalition that Ronald Reagan built. Conservatives can no longer afford to stand on the sidelines in this election, and Governor Romney is the candidate who will stand up for the conservative principles that we hold dear. Governor Romney has a deep understanding of the important issues confronting our country today, and he is the clear conservative candidate that can go into the general election with a united Republican party.”

  6. Terry says:

    I’m now thinking of the 2008 campaign as boot camp for Romney. There’s no doubt that he benefited from the experience, even though he didn’t win the nomination. That experience has made him all the more dangerous (to his opponents) this time around, and all the more qualified to lead this country.

    And what with Newt running around before the voting saying that if Mitt didn’t get at least 40%, he couldn’t consider it a win, I had to chuckle at Mitt’s finishing with 39%.

    One more thing: Newt is dropping the attack ads that have to do with Bain Capitol. Apparently, some military reservist approached Newt at a book signing and told to drop the ads because he we just echoing Obama. Newt “saw the light” and announced his change of heart.

    One wonders if the others will do the same.

  7. Shaun says:

    I’m sure you’ve heard already, but in case you haven’t, your very own governor endorsed Mitt today. Thus continues the deluge of good news.

  8. Terry says:

    A lot of controversy is going on now about Romney and Bain Capital. After doing some fundamental research into just what a “venture capitalist” is (I’m not a financial expert by any means) the big question that comes to mind is this: why would Bain and Romney help some companies (i.e. Staples, Sports Authority, etc.), yet, according to Newt and the other candidates, swoop in on other businesses, ruthlessly fire people, gut the companies, clean out the coffers, then take the midnight train out of town–leaving in their wake people who are suddenly left to wonder what they are going to do next. (Been there and suffered through the unemployed situation myself, many times.)

    The answer is two-fold. First, Newt and company don’t know what they’re talking about.

    Secondly, Romney’s intention never was to oversee a company’s going belly up, then looting or selling that company for what he and Bain could get from it (how much would a non-successful, bankrupt company be worth, anyway?) . Venture capitalism is about investing in start-up and/or struggling companies, and helping them financially until they begin to show a profit. Of course the money is invested with the hope that a big return on that investment will result at some point in time because of the company eventually showing a big profit. And it is an investment, not a loan. Unlike a bank that usually only concerns itself with the monthly payments being made on time so the loan doesn’t default, venture capitalists take a genuine interest in how the company they’ve invested in is doing. The end result is that because of the company’s success, the venture capitalist firm, along with the individual investors (you and me), make money. (If you have a 401k plan, then you are an investor, and it’s firms like Bain that have helped your investment grow.)

    Along with realizing a gain in the money they’ve invested–which is the main reason a venture capital firm invests to begin with–is the creation of jobs that results as the company expands to handle the increase in business. That’s the ideal situation.

    However, this country works on a free enterprise system, so sometimes, even with the monetary and professional help of a venture capital firm, companies bite the dust anyway. That’s not evil, it’s just a fact of life, and attempts by Newt and others to paint venture capitalism as somehow evil–and by association, Mitt Romney as being from of the same stripe–is very misleading and disingenuous, in my opinion. If not for venture capitalism, we would probably not have companies like Skype, Google, Apple, Intel, Facebook, Microsoft, Starbucks, FedEx, Amazon, or eBay today. Or, thanks to Mitt, Staples and Sports Authority.

    Being a venture capitalist is a very risky occupation, from what I’ve read. Venture capitalists firms typically look at over 100 start-up or ailing businesses for every 1 business they decide to invest in. From all the articles I read while educating myself about venture capitalism, Mitt was praised as being very, very good at it. To me, that brings to light several character traits about Mitt Romney: extreme toughness under pressure, calm under pressure, and the ability to see the big picture. I’ve read some arguments on the internet claiming that Mitt’s time at Bain does not increase his qualifications as a potential president of the United States. I disagree, strongly. If nothing else, his time at Bain has certainly increased his leadership and decision making abilities, both of which are vital when holding the office of U. S. President.

    To the other candidates who are running the negative ads putting Romney down for his time at Bain Capital and the “evil” he supposedly engaged in while there, I have just one word to say about that.


    • David French says:

      Hey Jeff, are you moving your support to Newt? Seems like Newt’s got a ton of character baggage compared to Gov. Perry. I wasn’t for Gov. Perry, but no one doubts his character.

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