Romney's lead hasn't convinced many of GOP's unpledged delegates
March 26th, 2012
08:10 PM ET
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Romney's lead hasn't convinced many of GOP's unpledged delegates

Washington (CNN) – By all measures, Mitt Romney won convincingly in Puerto Rico earlier this month. He captured 83% of the popular vote and all 20 of the island's pledged delegates. But that's not all Romney took back to the mainland.

The day after the primary, the Romney campaign announced that Carlos Méndez, chairman of the Puerto Rico Republican Party, had jumped ship, leaving Newt Gingrich's campaign to endorse the former Massachusetts governor. The switch was a coup for Romney because many state or territory chairs - those coveted "unpledged" delegates - are holding back their support in the GOP nomination process, which is far more than symbolic.

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  1. geg

    i love when i hear republicans say over and over obama is a communist,yet the top republican leaning corperations send billions of dollar,s to china every day of the week 24/7

    March 26, 2012 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  2. knowndoyen

    But he has 34 of them compared to the others 3 for Gingrich and 2 for Santorum. So why waste the hard drive space on this article. They will all come around and they are starting to.

    March 26, 2012 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  3. obama 2012

    in 1931, its name was changed to the Kapiʻolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital.....so snow man get your facts straight ...it only makes you look ....well republican

    March 26, 2012 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  4. Paul Ernest Show

    We are watching how these "so-called" evangelicals in the GOP could compromise their decades of "purist" interpretation of the bible, how they could essentially abandon their idea of God, they have all along preached to the world, to accept Romney whose religion is no where a product of the bible. Even Islam is basically an old testament interpretation with some radical twist, but Romney's, I can only compare it to African paganism.

    March 26, 2012 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  5. Thomas

    Mitt Romney , five sons all of whon avoided milatary srvice.

    Not one , not two , not three , not four , all five of them beleave it's better to have an all volinter Army.

    And it's better for the less fortionat to risk there lives for our country in times of conflict .

    "unpledged" delegates ?

    March 26, 2012 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  6. S. B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Until he has the 1,144 delegates, he doesn't have the nomination. The uncommitted delegates can go for whomever they want. They can make it or break it for a candidate. Romney is going to make, but it is going to be really bloody and muddy.

    March 26, 2012 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  7. Novote4Robme

    He has not convince any American that has better judgement then faux neuz followers. Too many lies.

    March 27, 2012 12:43 am at 12:43 am |
  8. enuff

    Maybe it's because they are all having their share of "doh" moments.

    March 27, 2012 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  9. Pedrons

    Romney is toast annointed by liberals! where is the no nonse! sweater guy?

    March 27, 2012 04:26 am at 4:26 am |
  10. Pedrons

    Romney is a Liberal toast!! annointed by Rachel maddow of msnbc!!

    March 27, 2012 04:30 am at 4:30 am |
  11. Nancy

    Mitt-etch just has that car salesman demeanor at himself.

    March 27, 2012 06:29 am at 6:29 am |
  12. Marie MD

    I thought PR didn't vote. Who cares what they do when we don't care about what they do in US soil.
    The flip flopper has robocalls in MD ad nauseum. He has to remind people to vote for him because nobody wants him.

    March 27, 2012 06:32 am at 6:32 am |
  13. Namejkane fl live from teapublican moon base no taxes, no regulation no health care, free gas.

    Republicans lose in Nov Dem landslide , nobody wants these bafoons runing the country except the hicks that don't know any better, go to somila or moon colony and start a new country in your image.

    March 27, 2012 08:02 am at 8:02 am |
  14. Desmond in Canada

    Ron Paul is the only is the only GOP candidate that is worth his salt, intelligent, caring and trustworthy. The rest are a waste of time. But tragically, so many US citizens have so much time to waste

    March 27, 2012 09:20 am at 9:20 am |