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Romney wins Nevada, POTUS loses Catholics…

Updated on February 8, 2012

This week kicked off a sharing of the news cycle with respect to the Republican Nominating process. In what has been an overly scrutinized microscopic analysis of the subtext of events, has been forced to yield to an overview of the macroscopic analysis of events. Simply stated, we’re forced to choose between what we really care about and the soap opera subtext.

Romney wins in Nevada. Which in itself, is not exactly a news shattering triumph given the fact he was expected to do so. News items worthy of note, caucus voter turnout were significantly lower than his 2008 similar accomplishment. The Mormon contingent of Nevada voters was highly publicized for this victory but in fact he won a diverse spectrum of Republican caucus goers.

The interesting subtext is best defined with the Romney camp being in talks with the Billionaire solo Gingrich backer Shelly Adelson. The word on the Politico street is the Casino magnate, with whom has an amicable history with Romney, is not opposed to backing Romney if and when the Gingrich run ends its course.

Worthy of note is the criticism of the media by the Nevada Republican Caucus. It is under fire by following the lead of the established Iowa Caucus’ lack of disclosure toward a final resolution of the event. Although Romney won big, the precincts were far behind in reporting the specifics of the results. This is particularly interesting given the fact the Red States are focused on Voter integrity.

The news story going forward may very well be the Obama Administration stance with respect to the Catholic Church’s position regarding the legal funding of birth control services. This issue has the potential of a large portion of independent voters to either fail to support the president’s re-election or simply offer the impetus for not showing up at the polls for Election Day.

The focus now shifts to three states. On February 7th, Colorado and Minnesota hold their Caucus and Missouri holds a Primary. Worthy of note, Newt Gingrich is not on the Missouri ballot. The State of Maine began their Caucus event on the 4th and culminates on the 11th.


Nevada Caucus Results

Mitt Romney – 16,486, 50.1%,... Nevada (14) Updated total... 82

Newt Gingrich – 6,956, 21.1 %... Nevada (6) Updated total..... 32

Ron Paul – 6,175, 18.8% ... Nevada (5) Updated total.......16

Rick Santorum – 3,277, 10% Nevada (3) Updtaed total..... 12

Turnout was was 25% lower than previous particiation in 2008. Less than 33,00 people voted compared with 44,000 Nevadans participating in 2008.

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    • gjfalcone profile imageAUTHOR

      gjfalcone 

      6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Thanks for your comments Michele. I'm glad you enjoyed the info.

    • Michele Travis profile image

      Michele Travis 

      6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      gjf That makes a lot of sense. Everything you read in the news is not always true. Thank you for letting me know about that. This is a wonderful hub. A lot of information, very much appreciated.

    • gjfalcone profile imageAUTHOR

      gjfalcone 

      6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Thanks for the kudos The Finance Hub. If I may point out a yet to be named alternative option which may interest you. Americans elect are choosing their candidate and some of the names delegates are considering are Buddy Roemer, Jeb Bush and Joe Scarborough just to name a few. Instead of Boycotting, make a statement.As of yet I haven't decided who to vote for as a candidate on the Americans Elect ballot. Just pointing out an option which you may want to exercise Sir.

    • gjfalcone profile imageAUTHOR

      gjfalcone 

      6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      International credentials, Attractive to independants, smart & wait a minute. No, you can't possibly be suggesting a Romney/ Huntsman ticket. Thanks for inspiring a potentially interesting Hub Perspycacious.

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      Demas W Jasper 

      6 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Mitt running mate has to be someone with international credentials, and someone attractive to independents for good smarts and name recognition. Does that suggest any candidates?

    • gjfalcone profile imageAUTHOR

      gjfalcone 

      6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Thanks for your contribution to the substance of the hub Michele. Indeed, Senator Thune is a short-list candidate for the Romney VP ticket.

    • Michele Travis profile image

      Michele Travis 

      6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Very good hub. I read that one of the top four might also be South Dakota Sen. John Thune the GOP also likes him

    • gjfalcone profile imageAUTHOR

      gjfalcone 

      6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Charlie Crist...Former Republican Gov. of Florida. Lost an Independant run against Marco Rubio for the Senate seat.Pro-Choice and supported President Obama's fiscal policies. I don't see it Michabelle.

    • michabelle profile image

      michabelle 

      6 years ago

      What about Crist of Florida? Great hub.

    • gjfalcone profile imageAUTHOR

      gjfalcone 

      6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      I'll throw 3 names bandied about on the Romney short list. Chris Christie, Gov. of NJ, Rob Portman Senator from Ohio, and Bob McDonnell Gov. of Virginia. Thanks for your comments Michabelle

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      michabelle 

      6 years ago

      Newt isn't on the Virginia ballot either. I'm wondering who Romney is going to choose as his running mate.

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