Florida Primary Polls Open

Florida Republicans are going to the polls today for the state's presidential primary.

Mitt Romney is all but predicting victory in Tuesday's contest. He told a crowd of several hundred at a Monday stop in Dunedin, "With a turnout like this, I'm beginning to feel we might win tomorrow."

But Newt Gingrich promises to keep fighting, saying that in the long run, the GOP isn't going to nominate "a liberal Republican."

Rick Santorum and Ron Paul will also be on the ticket but neither sees their chances of winning as high. Both men left Florida before the weekend to campaign in other states.

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  • by Anonymous on Jan 31, 2012 at 03:47 PM
    Two spoiled brats. Neither has ever been told "you are stupid" Two grown men who actually believe their press releases and all the coat holders surroundin­g them. Jon Stewart said it best..."Re­publicans, if you think these guys are nuts, it's b/c they are YOU!
  • by Shameful display of the GOP on Jan 31, 2012 at 03:44 PM
    It's true that when it comes to the 2012 GOP presidenti­al elections, it's Mitt Romney who "started", who began investing big money in totally unfair and childish attacking ads based mainly on lies. Newt Gingrich merely accepted the fight and decided to play by the same rules of the game. But we shouldn't forget that this isn't new at all. The GOP has been using this strategy against Obama ever since he became president. The only thing that's new here is that now Republican­s are also using the same ridiculous attacks against each other. To me, this is the end of the Grand Old Party. And in such a circumstan­ces, I do hope that Gingrich will win, first of all because financiall­y and from an establishm­ent point of view; he's clearly the underdog, and secondly because he clearly believes much more in Tea Party ideas than Romney, whereas after a decade of neoconserv­atism and Fox News, the GOP base has clearly been radicalize­d, and in that case I hope that AT LEAST the GOP base will be allowed to elect the candidate who represents their ideas best. What's certain though is that the GOP primaries aren't elevating the democratic debate in this country... . For this alone, they DON'T deserve to win the general elections. Vote Obama 2012.
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 1, 2012 at 09:00 AM in reply to Shameful display of the GOP
      What planet did you beam in from? What does the democrat debate have anything to do with the GOP primaries? Desperate times require desperate measures...keep defending that terd, the polish won't work this time.
  • by Congrats Democrats on Jan 31, 2012 at 10:11 AM
    Congratulations, politico article states today that the CBO (non-partisan) reports Obama has added another trillion dollars to the deficit, good job!!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 31, 2012 at 09:36 AM
    Florida must be 99.9% White, have not seen any other race at these GOP rallies.
  • by The "thing" Location: enc on Jan 31, 2012 at 09:31 AM
    Make no mistake. This is the Tea-party vs the established old guard Republicans. Everything they are "promising" in order to get the right's endorsement will be "on record" to play back in a general election. Either the nominee will have to "retract" statements to appeal to the general public or "double-cross" the right. In addition, the personal attacks being made are not the kind that are just forgotten when a winner is declared. How could either Gingrich or Romney support the other after the things they have said? Gingrich say Romney is a tax cheat and dispicable liar-but he will support him? Romney has drudged up every vile accusation against Newt possible-but he would support him? Maybe they would bury the hatchet, but do you really think the American public will so easily forget the things they are saying about each other? NO!
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      by Why Not?? on Jan 31, 2012 at 10:08 AM in reply to The "thing"
      Why not, they forgot and forgave all the lies Obama told and totally disregarded the socialist facts about his life. Why can't the general public be just as kind to the republicans?
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      by Anonymous on Jan 31, 2012 at 03:14 PM in reply to The "thing"
      Just like Scott Walker did in Wisconsin, now he is being Re-called and not soon enough. Good riddance to him and his Koch Brothers Agenda.
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Feb 1, 2012 at 08:57 AM in reply to
        If you tell a lie enough, it will become the truth...Pivens.....
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      by Anonymous on Jan 31, 2012 at 03:49 PM in reply to The "thing"
      The insults originatin­g with Newt are particular­ly humorous. This is a man who would eat a bowl full of live rats on live TV if he thought it would win hijm the nomination­. You'll begin to understand why around 56 million Americans voted for McCain/Pai­n and why millions will vote for any republican in this year's election. This is Crazy.
  • by Grow Up on Jan 31, 2012 at 08:47 AM
    People on this site need to grow up and act like adults who are worthy of the priviledge of voting. How are any of you any better than the candidates? You are not, you are all worse by far than every one of them! 99% of you act like grade school children who have no clue how to have a debate or even have a pleasant conversation with another person. You should all be ashamed, I am certainly ashamed for you. As far as the election, go out and vote for who you want to vote for, that is your right as a citizen of this great country but STOP being idiots. Why can't there ever be a pleasant debate between politicians or people in general? The answer to that is because everyone has become so partisan that they refuse to even look at the other side of an issue and that goes for both parties not just one.
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      by Ralphie on Jan 31, 2012 at 03:51 PM in reply to Grow Up
      This is the most immature campaignin­g in history and these children are going to have to step UP to debate Obama because he's not stepping down to their level. He don't play these childish games and all this yelling, ranting and raving has got to go before the "real" debating begins. Obama is above the fray and will stay there at all times. Gingrich and Romney needs to get on the good foot and bring their game up to par or hang it up, one or the other. Obama will not stand for it and I don't blame him. Get it all out of your system boys. Clear that flem from your throats and hawk it up. Get the roguishnes­s out of your game and act like human beings for a change. You might like it!
  • by Are there anyone but Whites at these GOP voting places and rallies? on Jan 31, 2012 at 08:09 AM
    One of the best things to come out of Gingrich flounderin­g (among many other things) is the tangible evidence that the Tea Party has lost or is losing it's hold on deciding who is acceptable to be elected to represent them. 2010 midterms was the apex of their ascension and it's been downhill ever since. King maker Palin thought she'd crown Newt and that would be the end of it. Cain thought he'd endorse him and that would be the end of it. I saw a news report on rallies in FL and it was sad. Every group looked like what remained of the1955 graduating class of Only White Kids Went Here High.
  • by Wasted time/money on Jan 31, 2012 at 08:02 AM
    Was Jon Stewart that "Generic Candidate?" He would be a better one than the current GOP Clowns that are running. I have never seen anything like this before in my entire life.
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      by anon on Jan 31, 2012 at 09:17 AM in reply to Wasted time/money
      Then you must be about 10 years old, it happens every election the democrats just won't admit it. Just like they won't admit Obama's failures.
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        by To anon on Jan 31, 2012 at 09:24 AM in reply to anon
        No, it doesn't happen every election! Never before have candidates personally attacked one another in the same party. Even Republican leaders are wondering how Gingrich and Romney will manage to support each other when this is over.
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          by anon on Jan 31, 2012 at 10:10 AM in reply to To anon
          You must believe what you see and hear from the liberal media, so sad not to have a brain of your own!!
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        by to anon@12:17 on Jan 31, 2012 at 09:34 AM in reply to anon
        Ha Ha, You must be the 9 year old if you are taking the GOP Clowns seriously.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jan 31, 2012 at 06:25 AM
    Some more great information on our illustrious investments Obama made on our behalf; “A solar panel company — a solar power company called Amonix received a roughly $6 million tax credit for a new facility they’re building in the Las Vegas area, a tax credit they were able to match with roughly $12 million in private capital,” Obama said, while touting his policy of subsidizing green-tech companies, according to the Daily Caller. “The only problem we have is these credits were working so well, there aren’t enough tax credits to go around,” Obama said. “When we announced the program last year, it was such a success we received 500 applications requesting over $8 billion in tax credits, but we only had $2.3 billion to invest.” Yes, it’s true: Amonix was given a $5.9 million investment tax credit through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) in 2010, and another $12 million in private capital helped finance the plant. Therefore, much like Solyndra and Willard & Kelsey Solar Group LLC, Amonix appears to be the latest on a growing list of “green energy” initiatives that have failed to make good on the promise of creating jobs — despite having received generous financial support and the White House’s blessing.
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      by Barlow on Jan 31, 2012 at 07:22 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      Sorry, he can't hold a candle to GW; “No individual president can compare to the second Bush, Glib, contemptuous, ignorant, incurious, a dupe of anyone who humored his deluded belief in his heroic self, he bankrupted the country with his disastrous war and his tax breaks for the rich, trampled on the Bill of Rights, appointed foxes in every henhouse, compounded the terrorist threat, turned a blind eye to torture and corruption and a looming ecological disaster, and squandered the rest of the world’s goodwill" Couldn't have said it better myself.
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        by and.. on Jan 31, 2012 at 05:09 PM in reply to Barlow
        Came out of george DubYa bush's mouth C grade Pres. GoP just keeps giving and giving.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 31, 2012 at 07:52 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      After losing 750,000 jobs a month before this administration, the U.S. economy under Barack Obama has had 20 straight months of growth, has added 2.8 million jobs in the private sector and added "millions of jobs in manufacturing.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 31, 2012 at 07:55 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      FACT: President Obama successfully fought for the Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act to provide benefits and retraining to workers who have seen their jobs move overseas. What has the Repugs did other than help ship jobs overseas? Just ask Mitt Romney and Bain Capital.
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jan 31, 2012 at 08:52 AM in reply to
        We really don't care about Bain and based on Obamas record of poor leadership, we don't care about him either. WE will be telling you how bad in 2012. Thats when his singing career kicks off...
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        by Anonymous on Jan 31, 2012 at 09:33 AM in reply to
        FACT: I saw an ABC special a while back about the "retraining" you speak of. Problem is, they are retraining people to work in the solar panel industry which is a total faiure, therefore it is nothing but more government waste of taxpayer dollars.
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      by To Snake on Jan 31, 2012 at 09:34 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      After the Bush tax cuts, Bush's administration averaged a jobs' growth of .06%! That is the lowest since 1945! Where are the jobs the wealthy claim tax cuts create? Yes, Obama's administration has turned that around! 66% of ALL Americans believe that the tax cuts should be repealed. 77% of ALL Americans believe the tax code is unfair to the middle class, yet the GOP is agnoring them and continued to protect the rich. The "class war fare" doesn't work any more. You bet there is an "income war" and it was started by Bush against the middle class!!!
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Jan 31, 2012 at 10:13 AM in reply to To Snake
        Do you understand economics or are you playing make believe? Unemployment during Bush's presidency was 5.4%. He didn't need any job growth when all that could work, were working. And I don't buy you stats rigth off of the libterdial spin sites and neither should you or even post that nonsense. As soon as you blamed this on Bush, you lost all credibility. Obama owns this lock stock and barrel and will take it out the door in 2012 with him.
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          by to osoc on Jan 31, 2012 at 02:39 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          This guy is still suffering from Obama Derangement Syndrome. Get him help fast...to late, his brain is already dead.
  • by Ha Ha Ha on Jan 31, 2012 at 04:41 AM
    One thing that is true is, money buys elections. Rick Scott bought his election in Florida and is now one of the most unpopular governors in the US (next to Scott Walker). I won't need to send the President'­s re-electio­n campaign any money. He won't need it. Gingrich has done the heavy lifting for us. Thanks to be Newty!!
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