Romney extends trip to Maine
February 10th, 2012
05:02 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney extends trip to Maine

(CNN) - Mitt Romney is extending his trip to Maine, adding two stops Saturday morning ahead of the state's GOP presidential caucuses.

Romney was originally only scheduled to participate in a single town hall meeting in Portland on Friday.

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In 2008, Romney won Maine's GOP caucuses with 52% of the vote, and he won New Hampshire's presidential primary in January with 39% of the vote. Romney was governor of another New England state, Massachusetts, from 2003-2007.

Another candidate, Texas Rep. Ron Paul, has campaigned the most in Maine, hoping that his libertarian views will appeal to Maine's fiscally-conservative Republicans.

There are 24 delegates at stake in Maine.

CNN's Steve Brusk contributed to this report.

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Filed under: 2012 • Maine • Mitt Romney
soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Rickster

    "Just as he promised he would do if the United States rejected the Keystone XL pipeline, Prime Minister Stephen Harper headed to Beijing earlier this week on a four-day trade mission in which he is expected to seek a deal to sell millions of barrels of Canadian oil to China."
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    Way to go Barry, you worthless clown. And to everyone who voted for Barry: thanks alot for saddling us with this miserable failure.

    February 10, 2012 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  2. Sorensen

    Poor old Romney. He talks and talks and nobydy is interested in whatever he has to say. The main reason is, that he
    really has absolutely nothing to say. And he does not know that, and his friends don't want to tell him.

    February 10, 2012 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  3. Satberry

    Who cares about that pipe line .Let the Canadians run it through there country.Something has to be environmentally wrong, because it would be closer to china from there border.The oil was intended to be sold to them anyway,just refined here.Trucking it would create more jobs,but we know how stupid republicans are.

    February 10, 2012 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  4. edog

    Hey Rickster! Do you know geography and economics???

    I am a Canadian living in Vancouver, BC. The cost TransCanada Pipeline to build a pipeline from Alberta to BC would be 10 times the cost! To build a pipeline across the Rocky Mountains, and then ship crude sand oil to refineries overseas would be way too costly! The only economically viable solution is to send it to Texas and Southern US refineries. The Canadian Prime Minister is only going for show and to put pressure on the US. Be thankful that you have a President who sees through this and can play chess with International Leaders.

    February 10, 2012 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  5. Kimberly

    OBAMA may not even need to show up at debates! LMBO! These GOP clowns are just insane! Now Santorum is the flavor of the week? I bet Bachman is kicking herself right now for dropping out so early, WHO KNEW the crazy train would be back at the station!

    February 10, 2012 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  6. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Right wingnuts continue to show they are incredibly stupid. Ever hear of fracking?

    February 10, 2012 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  7. Woman In California

    It sounds like Willard is feeling a little threatened......

    February 10, 2012 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    Flipper the Elitist Robot is feeling the Frothy Ayatollah's breath on his neck.

    February 10, 2012 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  9. Gene Lewin

    I hope the GOP nominates him, than Obama is shoe in. As far as woman in the Military, they have a higher kill ratio than the men in the Israeli army, they don't hesitate to pull the trigger. Those stats come straight from the Israeli Army in a study done a number of years ago. Woman are just as effective at killing people as men.

    February 10, 2012 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  10. george of the jungle

    hey rick you are welcome. Anything us librals can do to make you happy. Mitt and the repo party are nothing more than clowns and liers. Ann coulter gave her speach today what a sorry ass broad she is. Disgusting as usual. The repo party of family and family values. What a crock. Everyone they have campainging is a nut job some worse than others. Ol mitt is such a flip flopper. Each stae he campaignes in he has a different story to pander to the voters in the state. Obama/Biden 2012 Move forward not backward. Repos have middleage ideas about women . Next tthey will take back the womans vote.

    February 10, 2012 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  11. Louie

    Listen to all the ignorant people commenting on this post, and im sure most of you are women who have probably never even served in a unit much less a combat unit. So let someone explain it to you who knows and has been there, 1. the standards for woman to pass bootcamp weather it be the marines or army are held to a lower standard in every single physical possible way,( not saying that there are not some women who cant attain the physical fitness level that the men must, but millitary studies have shown that more than 90% CAN NOT) now going forward to combat units santorum's coments are completly correct, in the sense that most men would put there life or the mission second to the safety of a woman, thats just common sense, secondly physical attraction is another possibility that could enter if women were in say a 2 person team, which also affects the MISSION, next who cares if he has no experience in the millitary thats why presidents have advisors, so before all you left winged liberals speak learn the facts instead of just judging, all im doing is sheading a little bit of light if not going to spell everything out to you people.

    February 10, 2012 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  12. Four and The Door

    Satberry
    ...The oil was intended to be sold to them anyway,just refined here.Trucking it would create more jobs,but we know how stupid republicans are.
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    Hand carrying it in 5 gallon buckets would create more jobs. What's your point? To add cost to the oil and then this somehow ends up helping our economy more? You must be one of Obama's Economic Advisers...

    February 10, 2012 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  13. geggyg

    Hey Rickster
    So its ok for the Canadian PM to go China begging for investments/trade deals.I bet if Obama did the same you would call him a traitor and a secret muslim communist

    February 10, 2012 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  14. polockski

    Build the pipeline to Pittsburgh and build the refineries here.

    February 10, 2012 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  15. Satberry

    Willard we will be done with you at the end of the month.The south will give you your walking papers.We have not changed our minds you are pathetic,a pathological lier.I guess lying is not a sin in the morman religion.Remember Willard has five sons,so the eleven million dollars you received as down payment to start that war.Willard be sure to enlist your five sons to serve on the front line.

    February 10, 2012 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  16. Katahdin

    Romney's in Maine? I knew I smelled something, but I thought it was just our governor.

    February 11, 2012 12:06 am at 12:06 am |
  17. Satberry

    Be careful conservative republicans the establishment is trying to force you to accept Willard.If Willard were to win they will not run a conservative against him in his second term.They are using you .Willard is a liberal.They are not going to run a true conservative.Not now not ever,they are going to distance themselves from a conservative platform after Willard wins.

    February 11, 2012 12:10 am at 12:10 am |
  18. diridi

    Let these four of cult idiots spend money that was stashed in Cayman Island, Bermuda, Swiss Accounts etc, None of the four is even worth watching, worth mentioning, worth your time.....Obama2012.
    PS: Nation is heading in right direction now than ever before. God bless Obama and the USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 11, 2012 08:09 am at 8:09 am |