Saturday, March 10, 2012

GOP Elitist Puts Gingrich Ahead of Santorum in Delegate Count

The GOP establishment remain in denial. They are scared that Santorum may win the GOP nomination. Because Santorum is not a Washington insider, the GOP establishment can not trust Santorum to play the Washington game. The GOP establishment would rather support a Romney or Gingrich to win the GOP nomination. The GOP establishment hopes the American people would support a Gingrich or Romney nomination. Instead, the GOP establishment and the Washington elitist should let the American people decide who gets the nomination.

(Washington Times) Rick Santorum may have won more primaries but the Republican National Committee’s current delegate count shows former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has more bound delegates than Mr. Santorum in the race for the party’s presidential nomination.

Frontrunner Mitt Romney has earned 339 delegates to the August nominating convention in Tampa, Fla., or more than the rest of the field combined, according to a chart the RNC sent to its members on Thursday.

Mr. Gingrich is second with 107 delegates, topping Mr. Santorum’s 95 delegates and the 22 delegates pledged to Rep. Ron Paul of Texas.

Winning the nomination will take 1,144 delegates.

Press reports have put Mr. Santorum in second place based on projections about how delegates will be allocated in some of the caucus states where voters have cast their ballots, but where the actual delegates won’t be decided until later, at county, district and state conventions.

Mr. Santorum and Mr. Gingrich are battling to be the conservative alternative to Mr. Romney in the race, and Mr. Santorum says his victories in seven primaries and caucuses gives him a leg up.