BLITZER'S BLOG: Millions have already spoken
March 7th, 2012
04:43 PM ET
2 years ago

BLITZER'S BLOG: Millions have already spoken

(CNN) - Even though the pundits and the headlines say Mitt Romney is only limping towards the delegates he needs, when you look at the popular vote the lines are a little more clearly drawn. The math seems to be in Romney’s favor, though none of the other candidates seem to be thinking about dropping out.

So far since Iowa and including the ten contests of Super Tuesday, 8,257,860 Americans have voted in the Republican presidential primaries and caucuses. That’s a lot of people who have spoken out.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Republicans • The Situation Room
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  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Of those 8 million republicans who have voted so far, under 40% have supported Mittens.

    March 7, 2012 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I am beginning to think that Bain Capital owns part of CNN. I know they own part of the Rush rabid radio.

    March 7, 2012 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  3. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Yes, Obama's worse nightmare is coming true. Try as the leftists did to take him down and mess with primaries, Romney is showing he is UP to the task of sending Obama back to Chicago to start a new career as a piano bar singer. Americans eagerly await a chance to throw out Obama and Obamacare in November.

    March 7, 2012 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  4. vic , nashville ,tn

    Wolf your numbers reflect what pundits and headlines says

    61 % don’t like Romney or looking for alternative In other word 5,021,439 don’t want Romney compare with who voted for Romney 3,236,421

    Newt 22% and Santorum 25% that mean 47% anti Romney votes (47% don’t like Romney 100%)

    March 7, 2012 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  5. Mikey

    Romney has about 55% of the delegates so far due to winner-take-all primaries and some good tactical decisions about delegate math. However, if you looked at this in terms of dollars spent per vote or delegate, I suspect Romney is way behind the others.

    March 7, 2012 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    Oh look, our neocon corporatist toady, Wolf Blitzer, his written an article pushing Rmoney. Ya know what, Wolf? If ya wanna start playing the "millions of voters" card, why aren't you or your so-called "liberal" master doing more stories and asking more questions about the TENS OF MILLIONS OF VOTERS who repeatedly speak to pollsters about wanting a millionaire tax? Could it be that hits to close to home for you and your wealthy 1% friends and associates? Try being a journalist for a change.

    March 7, 2012 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  7. Alexanders.

    It's very clear who the winner will be. Mitt Romnry. He is the only guy from the republican party that can best do the job. All of this none sense talk, it's out of line. Now let's move on and let Romney do the rest.

    March 7, 2012 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  8. NVa Native

    Too late – they can't all drop out, at least one of them needs to stay in and be punished with public ridicule by President Obama politically pummeling him for all the embarrassment and ridicule they've collectively inflicted on all Americans.

    March 7, 2012 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  9. Troy in Austin

    Why is it when I hear "Bain" capital, I see the Count from Seseme St.?

    "One dead company, two dead companies, A A A Ahhhh!"

    March 7, 2012 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  10. The REAL Truth

    Unless the GOP faithful are staying home, it won't matter if Mitt wins the nomination or not. The GOP candidate will be toast in Nov. What's going to be funner than the current GOP circus will be the Aug RNC at comedy central. Should be a blast watching Ron Paul take 'em all to task, then watching him no bid his delegate count. See where that leaves them. LOL

    March 7, 2012 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  11. Rudy NYC

    Truth wrote:

    ".....Try as the leftists did to take him down and mess with primaries,....."
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    I am pretty sure that Republicans have enough sense to conduct their own primaries, making sure that no Democrats are involved in the counting of the Republican ballots. Spin again.

    March 7, 2012 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  12. The REAL Truth

    @Nothing But – "Try as the leftists did to take him down and mess with primaries, Romney is showing he is UP to the task of sending Obama back to Chicago"
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    You are definitely good for my daily laughter! It's really a shame – but highly amusing none the less – that you NEVER FACT CHECK before you post your spoutrage. FACT – BOTH Mittens and Sanatorum had automate phone banks calling registered Dem's in MI requesting them to come and vote for them. Seriously, who'd pass up that opportunity in an open primary. So, unless you are accusing both of your own GOP candidates of being "liberal" (ooh... what a dirty word this is for you), could you at least TRY to get it right?

    March 7, 2012 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  13. NVa Native

    ObamRomoneycare will be embraced even more as the GOP lies and mis-information about it are exposed. Overwhelmingly when people understand the truth about what is actually in the "Healthcare Reform Act" people support it.
    Sorry GOPits you loose again – you should be used to it by now?

    March 7, 2012 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  14. Charles

    Romney says he wants to create jobs, yet he's known for firing workers. Romney has called Obama a learn on the job president, so why vote for Romney to have another learn on the job president? With the remaks made by Limbaugh's regarding the law student, Romney claims he'd be tough with Iran, China and others, but it came to Limbaugh what a coward. Santorum has lost the little luster he might have had for some with his lack of back bone to Limbaugh. Gingrich did a little but but not much. On the other hand Paul showed he is honest, and willing to call them as he sees them. Now I'd like to see a Gingrich-Paul or Paul-Gringrich ticket. I'm a republican, but if it comes down to Romney or Santorum, I don't care who they got on the ticket, they could bring back Lincoln, I'll have to vote for Obama.

    March 7, 2012 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  15. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Rudy NYC
    Truth wrote:
    ".....Try as the leftists did to take him down and mess with primaries,....."
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    I am pretty sure that Republicans have enough sense to conduct their own primaries, making sure that no Democrats are involved in the counting of the Republican ballots. Spin again.
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    Come on Rudy, please try to keep up. I'm referring to the unions and Obama SuperPAC running ads against Romney in Ohio. And then there are all the Democrats voting for Santorum to try and knock Romney out of a few close primaries.

    Like I said, Obama is worried and worried a LOT because he is dreading the trip back to Chicago next January.

    March 7, 2012 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  16. Rick in Az

    @Truth
    You might wanna add independents to that one as well. Cause most of us Independents don't like Romney to much. He is very phony and seems to not really believe in much of anything at all. We independents aren't looking at this through the eyes of a political party and believe me. It's very obvious.

    March 7, 2012 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |