In Maine, Paul Vies To Extend Romney Losing Streak

Today's caucuses in Maine come down to a competition between one candidate looking for his first win and another looking to end a losing streak.

Ron Paul has scored a few top-three finishes in other early voting states. But his strategy for winning the Republican presidential nomination has focused on winning some of the smaller caucus contests where his passionate base of supporters can have a big impact.

Paul was out this morning in Sanford, greeting caucus-goers at a crowded high school gym. He says he likes his chances in Maine and a win would give him momentum. He says: "It's a pretty important state as far as I'm concerned."

Romney is looking for Maine voters to help as he struggles to convince his party's conservative wing that he should be the candidate they back. He told a crowded caucus in Portland this morning that he learned conservative values from his mom and dad, and promised he would "bring America back" if elected president.

Neither Newt Gingrich nor Rick Santorum, who won in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado on Tuesday, is actively competing in Maine. State party officials plan to declare a winner this evening.


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  • by Clown Show continues..... on Feb 15, 2012 at 01:45 PM
    Lets see, Palin, Trump, Bachmann, Cain, Perry, Newt, Romney, All are proven idiots, now its Santorums turn, I give him less than one month..and he is finished. Cue Ron Paul.
  • by Anonymous Location: Sam on Feb 15, 2012 at 12:13 AM
    Things are not looking to good for the GOP.
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Feb 11, 2012 at 10:44 PM
    This is the last time you will ever see Ron Paul run for President. The old geezer will probably be laying in a resthome somewhere wearing a diaper before 2016. LOL!!!
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      by obamanot on Feb 12, 2012 at 07:44 AM in reply to Lavon
      Now lavon,be nice.I dont like this guy either but dont be jealous because you have never been weaned out of yours.
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Feb 12, 2012 at 12:56 PM in reply to obamanot
        Well, with anyone but Obama...my dog would win if she would run....
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          by Lavon on Feb 12, 2012 at 06:28 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          Snake Oil you know you might be on to something. Im sure your dog would fare better against Obama than those Clowns that are running now. Have you heard from Herman Cain lately LOL!!
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          by And... on Feb 13, 2012 at 10:04 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          Snake boy is gleefully waiting for the final pick of the GOP klowns. Soon he will know from the gop tinfoil hat transmissions who he will vote for.
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          by Waldo on Feb 14, 2012 at 05:26 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          Correction...its gonna be NOBODY BUT OBAMA!!!
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          by Anonymous on Feb 14, 2012 at 06:43 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          Pretty sure your dog will do better than the current crop of GOP candidates, is that your imaginary generic candidate?
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 14, 2012 at 10:11 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          Not worried about who from the GOP is the anybody but Obama, I read the polls and the electorial college polls, anybody is already ahead of your imaginary generic president Obimbo.
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          by Anonymous on Feb 15, 2012 at 05:46 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          Clearly you are losing touch with reality. Have you taken a look at the economic numbers lately - they just keep getting better and better. People will be voting on the numbers and unless the economy takes a nose dive before November Obama is going to win regardless of who the GOP is going to run. Watching the GOP debates has just been entertainment for those of us who know how this is going to turn out. You need to take off your rose colored glasses because unless something awful happens to the economy Obama will be a 2 term president.
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          by And... on Feb 16, 2012 at 07:25 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          Mitts dog would have run too but it was strapped to the roof of his car.
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        by And... on Feb 14, 2012 at 07:39 AM in reply to obamanot
        Go Ron!
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      by Obama Snake Oil co on Feb 12, 2012 at 12:55 PM in reply to Lavon
      We are so glad you are out on bail. After we heard the story of you being naked and coated with chocolate and peanut butter, we thought you would be in jail a long time. Wellcome back!
      • reply
        by Anonymous on Feb 14, 2012 at 05:25 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        Are you an adult?
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          by And... on Feb 14, 2012 at 07:37 AM in reply to
          Snake is a troll with a tinfoil hat . The GOP pom pom shake for whom ever is chosen regardless of their platform. Has be seen hanging around other sheep waiting for the final picking of the GOP king clown.
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        by to osoc on Feb 14, 2012 at 11:27 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        Are you an Idiot?? If not, you could have fooled me.
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          by And.... on Feb 16, 2012 at 07:33 AM in reply to to osoc
          Fool me once, won't get fooled again. The famous quote from the DuBya . Start two wars then leave office . The mantra of the GOP warlords. We cannot afford another GOP war.
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        by And... on Feb 16, 2012 at 07:54 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        Dear snake boy, We regret to inform you that George DuBya "2 war" Bu$h will not be getting an invitation to go to the GOP big top klown show this year. Please check back with us after obama's second term . Please also inform him that he should not leave the country as he could be arrested for war crimes in other countries if they have a chance to get him.
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      by Haha on Feb 12, 2012 at 01:45 PM in reply to Lavon
      I gurantee you Ron Paul is in better shape right now then you will ever be!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 11, 2012 at 06:46 PM
    They call a winner a week before the election ends in Maine. Florida's votes are cut in half because they went too early. Missouri holds a caucus that doesn't mean anything as a prelude to a non binding primary. South Carolina goes to a guy bankrolled pretty much by one billionair­e gambler. And Nevada holds "special" caucuses to please the same billionair­e after the polls are supposed to be closed. Indiana's election will be run by a guy convicted of voter fraud. Wonder if the GOP can run the country as well as they run their elections.
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      by And... on Feb 16, 2012 at 07:55 AM in reply to
      The GOP ~ party of klowns
  • by Anonymous on Feb 11, 2012 at 06:43 PM
    This is just a re-run of Iowa. The GOP establishm­ent prematurel­y calls Romney as the winner, then has to back down as other results appear. Guarantee Maine will be called for Paul next week.
  • by Ricky Location: ENC on Feb 11, 2012 at 06:20 PM
    Hang in there Ron Paul...America is slowly waking up. I got a feeling you will see this guy until the end of the road, I hope he runs 3rd party if he can't win. Hes the only one who isn't bought by the big boys.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 11, 2012 at 06:44 PM in reply to Ricky
      "Shameless­" is exactly the right word for today's GOP.
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Feb 12, 2012 at 12:58 PM in reply to
        Yeah, we know Obama is bought but he did such a pathetic job, he will be building houses along with Jimmy Carter.
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          by And... on Feb 13, 2012 at 10:01 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          Better then George duBYa two war bush, what has he done lately throw baseballs ot at baseball games like a girl? Sorry DubYa they forgot to send you in invitation to the GOP big top again this year as well! I know maybe he can use jebs invite and sneak in.
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 14, 2012 at 10:19 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          Are you ever going to answer my question? Once again, when did Bush have the power to go to war without congress (multiple choice) 1. I lied and just posted what they told me to post 2. I have no idea how government works 3. I am so caught up with idealology People that don't even know me use a special hand sign to tell me how they feel, or 4. All of the above! So can you answer the question once and for all? No, you won't, you can't....
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          by And.. on Feb 16, 2012 at 07:36 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          Snake boy, where did newt and the white owl go? Back on the book tour?
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        by And... on Feb 16, 2012 at 07:41 AM in reply to
        Both wars were started by George DubYA , he owns them , not Clinton, not george 41 . take the GOP revisionist hat off and put in in the trash before it sucks up the rest of your brain. One dubYa war over , now time to end the other one.
  • by Ralph on Feb 11, 2012 at 05:33 PM
    It really does not matter if he won or one of the other three had won. They are the best the GOP can put out there which is really sad.
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      by And... on Feb 16, 2012 at 07:45 AM in reply to Ralph
      I thought George DuBYa 2 war bush was bad , these klowns actually make him look good.
  • by FACTS on Feb 11, 2012 at 05:22 PM
    With less than 6000 total votes, I have seen more people at a High School Football game. Sounds like the 1% came out to vote for their guy Romney. Maine's tea party legislatur­e has gone so far off the rails that progressiv­es in the state are fired up and independen­ts very alienated. I wouldn't be surprised if Obama took the state in 2012.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 11, 2012 at 03:48 PM
    The Parties Over!
  • by c-had Location: police state nc on Feb 11, 2012 at 01:16 PM
    Ron Paul is the only candidate on either side of the aisle that isnt owned by international bankers.Globalists shake in their boots when a free thinking man who is both informed and intelligent is in the public spotlight.Im surprised they havent tried to discredit him with a John Birch Society reference yet(dont worry its coming).Choose Obama, Mitt, or Newt and you will be supporting these demi-g-ds.GO RON PAUL!!!!!
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      by Stanley on Feb 11, 2012 at 03:52 PM in reply to c-had
      Thanks for reminding me why I don't like Ron Paul. I had forgotten about that John Birch Society, what a Racist.
    • reply
      by U B had on Feb 11, 2012 at 04:21 PM in reply to c-had
      No WAY to mention Santorum in your rant.GO SANTORUM!
      • reply
        by And... on Feb 12, 2012 at 07:16 AM in reply to U B had
        Sweater vest boy will never get close when he wants to ban birth control . What a joke - go back to Yankee land and stay. Better yet he should just go be a priest .
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