CNN N.H. Insiders Survey: 'It's Romney's to lose,' but No. 2 spot unsettled
January 9th, 2012
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CNN N.H. Insiders Survey: 'It's Romney's to lose,' but No. 2 spot unsettled

Washington (CNN) – New Hampshire Republican political pros are not expecting a big surprise when the state's voters cast their ballots in Tuesday's GOP presidential primary, seeing an easy victory for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. But the race for second place is much less clear.

A CNN survey of 52 New Hampshire GOP insiders found that only one thought Romney would lose the primary, and that was to former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania.

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  1. Marie MD

    He does know that the American car industry is strong thanks to Obama, right?
    Is he telling us that he would have done better because he would have fired American union workers and sent their jobs overseas? That has been his MO. Create jobs just NOT in the US!!!
    This from a man whose friends are the super rich.

    January 9, 2012 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    "He does know that the American car industry is strong thanks to Obama, right?"

    Of course he does. That's why he's trying so desperately to get everyone else to UN-know it.

    Where's your tax returns Mittens? Tax returns tax returns tax returns tax returns tax returns tax returns tax returns tax returns tax returns tax returns.....

    January 9, 2012 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    "CNN N.H. Insiders Survey: 'It's Romney's to lose,' but No. 2 spot unsettled"

    Oh, I dunno about that. The GOP has had a No. 2 spot on its collective undies since November 2008. I'm pretty sure it's very settled by now.

    January 9, 2012 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  4. patriot

    Ron Paul has it just right. The erosion of our liberty is the most important issue extant. Ron Paul is the only candidate who 'gets' this. The republicrats, Obama and Bush, have signed heinous Executive Orders, with little fanfare from the press or Congress, that give the president sweeping powers including dis-banding the government in an 'emergency'. This includes a 'financial crisis' which is left undefined! The militarization of police, the mobilization of our armed forces on American soil for the war on terrorists, should make every American very uneasy.BTW, anyone who knows me would laugh at a description of me as 'lunatic fringe'. I am a mother, a USAF vet who had a top secret- code word clearance, well-educated, middle-class, middle aged patriot who is beginning to fear my own government. "It is the duty of every patriot to protect his country from it's government." - Thomas Paine

    January 9, 2012 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  5. G

    Members of the privileged Republican aristocracy has anointed Mitt Romney as the Repubican nominee and the Republican base has to just deal with it.

    January 9, 2012 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  6. diridi

    I do not believe any of GOP idiots, they are worst than Robbers....I respect robber than these GOP idiots....true., true, and true....at least robbers do robbery for food, these animals cheat for GREED. America is hurting with greed and jealous....true, true, and true....god bless.

    January 9, 2012 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    sniffit wrote:

    Where's your tax returns Mittens? Tax returns tax returns tax returns tax returns tax returns tax returns tax returns tax returns tax returns tax returns.....
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    Gov. Romney has pointed out that it is not required by law, and that no other candidates have revealed their tax returns. (I guess he forgot about the Democratic candidate who has several years of returns on public record) Romney has smilingly promised that he would "consider" releaseing his returns if he won the general election. How arrogant is that?

    January 9, 2012 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  8. Rudy NYC

    G wrote:

    Members of the privileged Republican aristocracy has anointed Mitt Romney as the Repubican nominee and the Republican base has to just deal with it.
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    The petulant ones in the party don't wany any Mitt Broccoli on their plate.

    January 9, 2012 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  9. Lee

    Flexibility and just belief in oneself is the hallmark of a man BORN to be President. And his cash money doesn't hurt. A better candidate could bot be designed in a laboratory.

    Romney can bridge the gap between nations and in politics

    Mitt Rmoney speaks fluent French, being there on a religious deferment during the Vietnam draft. He will now be Commander-in-Chief and will get it going with Iran. Said Obama was too fast out of Iraq.

    Romney's dad was the first Mexican-American (born Chihuahua Mexico polygamous community) to run for President of the United States (1968, look it up, undisputed)

    Mitt Rmoney can bridge the political gap. He ran to the left of Ted Kennedy in MA and now he is Mr Conservative and will be the republican nominee guaranteed.

    January 9, 2012 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  10. Larry L

    Romney has the slime of Karl Rove and the money of the Koch brothers behind him. He will win the nomination but lose the general election. Independent voters don't vote on hate and bigotry. When they see Romney for what he is, a flip-flopping corporate raider who has worked hard to harm the working class people, they will vote for President Obama. He has turned around the economy in spite of the obstructionist Republicans in the Congress. He has become the terrorist's worst enemy. He has staunchly defended working people while Republicans have been the lap dogs for the ultra-wealthy.

    January 9, 2012 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |