A Romney Sweep:Takes Wisconsin, Maryland, DC

By: David Espo and Kasie Hunt, Assocaited Press
By: David Espo and Kasie Hunt, Assocaited Press

A Romney Sweep:Takes Wisconsin, Maryland, DC

Milwaukee, WI (AP) - Mitt Romney tightened his grip on the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night, sweeping primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington D.C., with time left over to swap charges with President Barack Obama.

"Four more years?" Romney asked sarcastically of the president as supporters cheered in Milwaukee.

He said Obama was "a little out of touch" after spending four years surrounded by the trappings of power and had presided over near-record job losses as well as increases in poverty, home foreclosures, government debt and gasoline prices. In Washington, Obama said things could be worse - and he predicted they would be if Romney and the Republicans got their way.

The victories enabled Romney to pad his already-wide delegate lead over Republican rival Rick Santorum, who flashed defiance in the face of pressure to abandon his own candidacy in the name of party unity.

Wisconsin was the marquee contest of the night, the only place of the three on the ballot where Santorum mounted a significant effort. Romney's victory there marked his fourth in little more than a month in a belt of industrial states that also included Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois.

Returns from 15 percent of the state's precincts showed Romney with 43 percent of the vote to 38 percent for Santorum, 11 percent for Ron Paul and 6 percent for Newt Gingrich.

Returns from 25 percent of Maryland's precincts showed Romney with 48 percent of the vote to 30 percent for Santorum, 11 percent for Gingrich and 9 percent for Ron Paul.

With 43 percent precincts counted in Washington, Romney had 68 percent of the vote to 13 percent for Paul and 11 percent for Gingrich. Santorum was not on the ballot.

"We won `em all," Romney declared, a former Massachusetts governor now the nominee-in-waiting for a party eager to reclaim the White House.

For Romney, the end of the contested primary campaign could hardly come soon enough. Obama has gained in the polls in recent months, particularly among women, as Republicans vie among themselves for support from a conservative party electorate. Santorum has devoted more time to social concerns - including birth control - than Romney, who has generally stayed focused on economic issues.

Additionally, surveys indicate Americans are growing more optimistic about the overall state of the economy. Unemployment has fallen in recent months, but it is still at a relatively high 8.3 percent of the work force.

Romney won at least 74 delegates in the three races, with 21 yet to be allocated.

That pushed his total to 646 of the 1,144 needed to clinch the nomination. Santorum has 272 delegates, Gingrich 135 and Paul 51.

Interviews with voters leaving Republican polling places in Maryland and Wisconsin showed an electorate more concerned with a candidate's ability to ability to defeat Obama than with the strength of his conservatism, his moral character or his stand on the issues. Similar soundings in earlier states have consistently worked to Romney's advantage.

Voters in both states were less apt to be born again or evangelical Christians than in most previous contests - 37 percent in Wisconsin and 33 percent in Maryland. Based on earlier contests, that, too, suggested an advantage for Romney.

Increasingly, Romney and many senior figures in his party have begun behaving as if the primaries are an afterthought, hoping to pivot to the fall campaign and criticism of Obama.

"He gets full credit or blame for what's happened in this economy and what's happened to gasoline prices under his watch and what's happened to our schools and what's happened to our military forces," Romney said of the president while campaigning in Waukesha, Wis.

Obama, in a speech to the annual meeting of The Associated Press, said a House-passed budget written by Republicans was "antithetical to our entire history as a land of opportunity and upward mobility for everybody who's willing to work for it ... It is a prescription for decline."

When he wasn't focusing his rhetoric on Obama, Romney prodded Santorum to quit the race, suggesting a refusal to do so could cost the party the election in November.

"The right thing for us, I think, is to get a nominee as soon as we can and be able to focus on Barack Obama," Romney said in an interview with Fox News. "You have to remember that it was Ross Perot that allowed Bill Clinton to win" in 1992, he added, a reference to the Texan who ran as an independent that year.

Santorum, in his home state of Pennsylvania, took note of the calls for him to exit the race.

"Ladies and gentleman, Pennsylvania and half the other people in this country have yet to be heard, and we're going to go out and campaign here and across this nation to make sure that their voices are heard in the next few months."

Santorum made little or no effort in Maryland, was not on the ballot in Washington, D.C., and concentrated much of his time in Wisconsin in rural areas.

He all but conceded defeat in advance in Wisconsin, retreating to Mars, Pa., for an election night appearance in his home state.

Wisconsin was the fourth industrial state to vote in a little more than a month after Michigan, Ohio and Illinois, a string that Romney has exploited to gain momentum as well as a growing delegate lead in the campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. He and a super PAC supporting him have greatly outspent his rivals in state after state.

The surveys of voters in Maryland's and Wisconsin's GOP presidential primaries were conducted for AP and the television networks by Edison Research. They included preliminary results among 1,238 voters interviewed Tuesday as they left polling places at 25 randomly selected sites in Maryland, and among 2,095 Wisconsin voters as they left 35 polling places across that state. Results from both states had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

Already, the early outlines of a general election ad war are visible. Obama's re-election campaign is airing commercials in a half-dozen battleground states that accuse Romney of siding with Big Oil "for their tax breaks, attacking higher mileage standards and renewables."

The ads are a rapid response to $3 million in commercials aired by an outside group, American Energy Reliance, blaming the president for rising gasoline prices.

In his campaign for the Republican nomination, Romney has collected endorsements from former President George H.W. Bush, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a tea party favorite, and Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, author of a conservative budget that Republicans pushed through the House last week and is certain to play a prominent role in the fall campaign for the White House.

At the same time, Romney continues to struggle for support from some of the party's most reliable conservative voters. In the past five weeks, while winning across the Midwest, he has lost to Santorum in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, all part of the traditional Southern political base.

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David Espo reported from Washington

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Romney Takes Maryland, Looks to Sweep 3 Primaries

Milwaukee, WI (AP) - Mitt Romney tightened his grip on the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night, winning the Maryland primary in a rout and bidding for victories in Wisconsin and Washington, D.C., with time left over to swap charges with President Barack Obama.

The victory in Maryland enabled Romney to pad his already considerable delegate lead over Republican rival Rick Santorum, who is under growing pressure to abandon his own candidacy in the name of party unity.

There were 95 Republican National Convention delegates at stake for the day, including 42 in Wisconsin, the only one of the three contests that a fading Rick Santorum seriously contested.

Romney began the day with 572 delegates, precisely half the 1,144 needed to clinch the nomination and on a pace to do so before the end of the primary season in June. Santorum had 273 delegates, Newt Gingrich had 135 and Ron Paul had 50.

Interviews with voters leaving Republican polling places in Maryland and Wisconsin showed an electorate more concerned with a candidate's ability to ability to defeat Obama than with the strength of his conservatism, his moral character or his stand on the issues. Similar soundings in earlier states have consistently worked to Romney's advantage.

Voters in both states were less apt to be born again or evangelical Christians than in most previous contests - 34 percent in Wisconsin and 32 percent in Maryland. Based on earlier contests, that, too, suggested an advantage for Romney.

Increasingly, Romney and many senior figures in his party have begun behaving as if the primaries are an afterthought, hoping to pivot to the fall campaign and criticism of Obama.

"He gets full credit or blame for what's happened in this economy and what's happened to gasoline prices under his watch and what's happened to our schools and what's happened to our military forces," Romney said of the president while campaigning in Waukesa, Wis.

Obama said things could be worse - and predicted they would be if Romney and Republicans got their way.

In a speech to the annual meeting of The Associated Press, he said a House-passed budget written by Republicans was "antithetical to our entire history as a land of opportunity and upward mobility for everybody who's willing to work for it ... It is a prescription for decline."

When he wasn't focusing his rhetoric on Obama, Romney prodded Santorum to quit the race, suggesting a refusal to do so could cost the party the election in November.

"The right thing for us, I think, is to get a nominee as soon as we can and be able to focus on Barack Obama," Romney said in an interview with Fox News. "You have to remember that it was Ross Perot that allowed Bill Clinton to win" in 1992, he added, a reference to the Texan who ran as an independent that year.

There was no immediate response from Santorum.

The former Pennsylvania senator made little or no effort in Maryland, was not on the ballot in Washington, D.C., and concentrated much of his time in Wisconsin in rural areas.

He all but conceded defeat in advance in Wisconsin, retreating to Mars, Pa., for an election night appearance in his home state.

Wisconsin was the fourth industrial state to vote in a little more than a month after Michigan, Ohio and Illinois, a string that Romney has exploited to gain momentum as well as a growing delegate lead in the campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.

The former Massachusetts governor won a close Michigan primary on Feb. 28, then an even closer one in Ohio a week later, followed by a convincing victory in Illinois on March 20. At each turn, he was backed by his own robust, well-financed organization as well as a deep-pocketed super PAC that assured him of an overwhelming advantage in television advertising.

In Wisconsin, Romney and the super PAC, Restore Our Future, spent roughly $3 million on television ads compared to about $850,000 for Santorum and the Red, White and Blue Fund, a super Pac that supports the former Pennsylvania senator. Much of the Romney-aligned super Pac advertising consisted of attacks on Santorum.

As was the case in Michigan and Ohio, private polling showed Romney trailing in Wisconsin a few weeks before the vote. But he overtook his rival in public surveys as the televised attacks took their toll.

The surveys of voters in Maryland's and Wisconsin's GOP presidential primaries were conducted for AP and the television networks by Edison Research. They included preliminary results among 735 voters interviewed Tuesday as they left polling places at 25 randomly selected sites in Maryland, and among 1,063 Wisconsin voters as they left 35 polling places across that state. Results from Maryland had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 5 percentage points; it was 4 points for the Wisconsin survey.

There was no survey in Washington.

Already, the early outlines of a general election ad war are visible. Obama's re-election campaign is airing commercials in a half-dozen battleground states that accuse Romney of siding with Big Oil "for their tax breaks, attacking higher mileage standards and renewables."

The ads are a rapid response to $3 million in commercials aired by an outside group, American Energy Reliance, blaming the president for rising gasoline prices.

In his campaign for the Republican nomination, Romney has collected endorsements from former President George H.W. Bush, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a tea party favorite, and Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, author of a conservative budget that Republicans pushed through the House last week and is certain to play a prominent role in the fall campaign for the White House.

At the same time, Romney continues to struggle for support from some of the party's most reliable conservative voters. In the past five weeks, while winning across the Midwest, he has lost to Santorum in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, all part of the traditional Southern political base.

Pennsylvania is one of five Northeastern states with primaries on April 24, the next date on the Republican calendar after a three-week intermission.

Santorum has conceded he's not going to amass the delegates needed to win the nomination by the time convention opens, but his strategy - and hope - is to prevent Romney from doing so. Campaigning in Appleton, Wis., on Monday, he said a struggle at the convention over the nomination would be a "fascinating display of open democracy" and would encourage more Republican voters to participate in the election.

Romney wants no part of an open convention, and increasingly, senior party leaders agree and are willing to say so.

With all the endorsements Romney has received in recent days, a non-endorsement from Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell got attention, too.

"It seems to me we're in the final phases of wrapping up this nomination," he said over the weekend, adding that most members of the party in the Senate "are either supporting him or they have the view that I do, that it's time to turn our attention to the fall campaign and begin to make the case against the president of the United States."

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David Espo reported from Washington.


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  • by Tom Location: Tallahassee on Apr 5, 2012 at 12:02 PM
    Too bad people have finally figured out that Newty and the Rickster are frauds and losers. Romney is seriously bad too, but it's been so entertaining watching them stumble around and take pot shots at each other. Now we'll have 7 months of Mitt "I guess he'll have to do" Romney spending millions paying minions to think up new names to call President Obama in hopes that voters can be duped and something will stick. Think I'll just tune in again in December when President Obama begins his second term.
  • by Master Reginald Romney Location: my $10 million home on Apr 5, 2012 at 08:17 AM
    I hope to win a majority of the racist votes and a majority of the votes of those on welfare.
  • by Gerry Location: Tallahassee on Apr 4, 2012 at 04:10 PM
    As of yesterday, 4/3, Obama has still not added $5 trillion to the debt. The House can pass budgets until the cows come home. If the budgets are non-starters in the Senate, what's the point? A budget must be agreed to by both chambers and signed by the Prez. The budgets the House passes are grandstanding and for the gullible.
  • by Master Reginald Romney Location: my 250 foot yacht on Apr 4, 2012 at 03:07 PM
    Do you see the picture of me with my sleeves rolled up? If that doesn't prove I'm a man of the people, I don't know what would. I am saying to that voter that what the country needs, indeed what the world needs, is more tax cuts for the rich. Actually, the rich should be exempt from taxes. Taxes are for little people.
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      by Reagan Republican on Apr 4, 2012 at 03:54 PM in reply to Master Reginald Romney
      @ Gerry You are well aware of the fact that 47% of Americans pay $0 in Federal income taxes. How does that translate to your comment "taxes are for little people?" The vast majority of Federal income taxes are paid by the top percentage brackets and those taxpayers could not be exempt from Federal taxes or there would be NO Federal Government. Your statement is without merit or fact and just divisive and antagonistic towards Federal taxpayers. You should be thanking those taxpayers for the Federal taxes they do pay because their money funds the wasteful Federal Government.
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      by Anon on Apr 4, 2012 at 04:18 PM in reply to Master Reginald Romney
      At least Romney didn't name the family dog after himself. Obama- The Narcissist In Chief.
  • by Master Reginald Romney Location: my 200 foot yacht on Apr 4, 2012 at 12:38 PM
    Do you see me in the picture with my sleeves rolled up? I am a man of the people. I washed my hands just after shaking this worker's hand. I just told him we need to cut taxes on the rich. The answer is lower taxes for the rich. The rich are my preferred kind of people. It doesn't matter what the question is, the answer is always to cut taxes for the rich. Ask me what color the sky is. I will tell you cut taxes for the rich. Paul Ryan (left) also wants to cut taxes on the rich.
  • by Vic on Apr 4, 2012 at 06:05 AM
    obama makes one of the most stupid statments and main stream media overlooks it: He has been a racist from day one and has gotten involved with local issues when it is white on black incidents.....He is stupid and he must have purchased his birth certificate and law degree from harvard. anyone that states that the US Supreme Court cannot rule a federal law unconstitutional is really, really stupid. A racist, dictator, socialsit, and muslim all rolled up in one stupid human being.
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      by Bubba on Apr 4, 2012 at 06:38 AM in reply to Vic
      Its comments like this that give us hope, because anyone so proud of being so dumb can't possibly find their way to a polling station on election day. Romney is the GOP pick. Obama will be re-elected. Get used to it.
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        by Reagan Republican on Apr 4, 2012 at 09:10 AM in reply to Bubba
        @ Bubba Can you explain to me why you make the comment "hope for us"? Why are you still supporting Pres. Obama? WHY???
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          by Bubba on Apr 4, 2012 at 10:11 AM in reply to Reagan Republican
          He expanded the Bush foreign policy, implemented Heritage foundation healthcare plan and has followed the Bush economic plan of bailouts and tax cuts. Whats not to like?
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          by Reagan Republican on Apr 4, 2012 at 01:48 PM in reply to Reagan Republican
          @ Bubba What is the Heritage foundation healthcare plan? Why did Pres. Obama increase troops by about 50% in Afghan. instead of decrease troops like Pres. Bush? Pres. Bush implemented the ONE bailout because of the threat of collapse to our nation's currency but Pres. Obama used the other bailouts to buy votes. All the other car companies besides GM survived and are posting profits but GM still owes the taxpayers millions and millions of dollars which proves a wrong decision by Pres. Obama. Have you forgotten Pres. Obama has added $5 trillion in 3 years and two months to the Federal debt compared to what Pres. Bush added in 8 years. We have lost our AAA rating, the Senate has not passed a budget in 3 years, Pres. Obama's budgets have never receive ONE vote of approval, cut, cap and balance was defeated in the Senate, the Federal Govt. has been increased by 25%, trend line of job loss and stagnate economy, high unemployment, no tax reforms, high gas prices, high costs for food and goods, dramatically less approved drilling permits, no approval of drilling permits on Federal lands, denial of XL pipeline, more EPA regulations, threat of Obamacare and no more private owned expanded healthcare buildings, no immigration reforms, Solyndra, and on and on... Pres. Obama is a great speaker/campaigner but he is NO leader and always blames everyone else for his mistakes or lack of problem solving. Thank goodness H. Clinton is at least in the administation to manage the foreign problems and she does an excellent job.
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        by Anonymous on Apr 4, 2012 at 09:16 PM in reply to Bubba
        Even George Soros said on CNBC that he did not care if Romney won. Guess Obama's major campaign supporter is bailing on him. Go figure. Start watching other tv channels Bubba.
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        by Bob on Apr 5, 2012 at 03:06 PM in reply to Bubba
        You got that right, friend !!
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      by Tom on Apr 4, 2012 at 01:06 PM in reply to Vic
      Sounds like you still haven't gotten over the fact that Obama was elected president of the United States nearly 3 1/2 years ago. That's a long time to be sad and mad. You only have a little more than 4 1/2 years to go with President Obama. Maybe it wouldn't seem so terrible if you either accept it or find a hobby that takes your mind off the pain. Good luck.
  • by Bill T Location: talla on Apr 4, 2012 at 04:24 AM
    Moderates never win, we had Bush 1, Bob Dole, John McCain and now Romney, he will lose big time to obama, the man is spineless.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 4, 2012 at 09:29 PM in reply to Bill T
      Romeny is a man who has his law degree, completed his term as Governor, ran Bain, helped with the Olympics and is hardly spineless. Now, let's take Obama-will not produce his original birth certifcate but demanded McCain produce his birth certificate, had an Arab source write a letter to secure his entrance to Harvard, did not write anything as head of the Harvard Law Review, did not complete his first term as Senator, describes himself as a "community organizer", has put this nation in debt of over $15 Trillion dollars, has over 22 millon Americans out of work, over 46 million people on food stamps, over 1.4 million bankruptcies this year, and over 840,000 foreclosures this year. Obama is the same man who promised universal healthcare then said he could not cover 135 million people-so he cuts Medicare, said he get us out of the Middle East but ramps things up in Afghanistan, forces Americans to pay for health insurance defying our rights to choose with a financial penalty-makes so much sense if you are unemployed and do not have funds to buy healthcare insurance, and has disregarded rights in our Constitution. Oh and we almost forgot the part about preventing oil drilling here but allowing his campaign contributor Soros to invest in Brazilian oil on our tax dollar. How is the price of gasoline in your neck of the woods? Obama is spineless and should never have been allowed in the oval office.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 3, 2012 at 08:11 PM
    There is no way I will vote for Mitt, I will write in my choice and throw my vote away. Voting for the the least of two evils is still voting for evil.
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      by 1stlttightwad on Apr 4, 2012 at 05:36 AM in reply to
      Last time I looked there is no write in on national elections..Continue to be anonymous and stay home and off the computer..You don't respect yourself enough to have a name???? Get one.
  • by Reagan Republican on Apr 3, 2012 at 06:02 PM
    GO ROMNEY! Women support your election for the President of the United States in 2012!
  • by Tom Location: Tallahassee on Apr 3, 2012 at 05:33 PM
    Romney is such a dope. President Obama will have no trouble beating him handily in November. And good riddance to the other GOP goofballs.
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      by Reagan Republican on Apr 3, 2012 at 08:31 PM in reply to Tom
      @ Tom Can you explain why you are voting for Pres. Obama instead of just childish insults that show lack of intelligence. Are you really in support of a President, who for the first time in American history made comments towards the SCOTUS to bully, demean and challenge as judical activisim any striking down of a legislative law. The Supreme Court is the highest court in the land and is in place as one the three parts of federal government to protect the Constitution and Americans. Obama's recent comments are very concerning and his words and actions point towards leanings of dictatorship!
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        by Jane on Apr 4, 2012 at 06:40 AM in reply to Reagan Republican
        Right, its only judicial activism when liberals do it. When conservatives rule from the bench it is God's will. You people with your pretentious ideas about social conformity make me laugh.
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          by Reagan Republican on Apr 4, 2012 at 09:07 AM in reply to Jane
          @ Jane Your the pretentious one to assume that Americans need or want the Federal Government to control health care of their child or their own body. The ACA would create commerce in order to regulate commerce and that is unconstitutional and judicial activism is defined as not upholding the constitution. I don't know why you brought religion into your comment because this debate is about basic freedoms as Americans and just the opposite of social conformity.
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        by Tom on Apr 4, 2012 at 01:16 PM in reply to Reagan Republican
        You are delusional if you think someone other than Obama will be elected president in November. I supported Obama from the beginning and will continue to do so. The republicans focus on 3 main things: pushing policies that favor the rich so they can get richer, pushing policies that force the average working people to forfeit whatever it takes to build the wealth of those who need it the least and obsessing over the sex lives of other people. Most of the republicans in power are morally bankrupt and an embarrassment to our country.
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          by Anonymous on Apr 4, 2012 at 09:33 PM in reply to Tom
          Over 15 trillion dollars in debt, 1.4 million bankruptcies, 840,000 foreclosures this year and 22 million Americans out of work. Looks like Obama is the one who is morally and literally bankrupt.
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          by Gerry on Apr 5, 2012 at 08:20 AM in reply to Tom
          @ Anonymous That $15 trillion of debt, Obama didn't run that all up himself, did he?
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      by Anonymous on Apr 3, 2012 at 11:54 PM in reply to Tom
      I'd vote for Charlie Brown before I'd vote for Obama.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 4, 2012 at 04:15 AM in reply to Tom
      Barry Soetoro (aka B. HUSSIEN Obama) is not legally qualified to hold the office of President. Please stop referring to him by that title. That being said Barry will loose in a landslide regardless of who he's running against.
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        by Anonymous on Apr 4, 2012 at 09:27 AM in reply to
        and here i thought that people have gotten over this b.s. i guess someone still has some growing up to do.
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          by Anonymous on Apr 4, 2012 at 09:47 PM in reply to
          Show us the "Original" birth certificate from the state of Hawaii. Come on not the green contemporary one on the internet with blacked out areas. You know how important it was to prove McCain was not a US citizen since he was born in the Panama Canal for Obama's election team. McCain produced his original birth certificate without blacked out areas. I have a sibling who has his original birth certificate from Hawaii, the same hospital, about the same time and by gosh it is on heavy white stock with a raised embossed seal. Looks nothing like the green contemporary computer check like photocopy BHO is claiming to have. Also show us BHO's grades in college and at Harvard. What did Obama write as head of the Harvard Law Review? Did Obama finish his term of office as Senator? What real experience does Obama have? Bankrupting a country, massive unemployment, millions of Americans out of work, rampant personal bankruptcies, hundreds of thousands of foreclosures this year alone, erosion of rights that were protected by the Constitution that most trained attorneys respect, etc...? Who really lacks common sense here Anonymous April 4, 2012 at 12:27? Maybe it is someone like you?
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          by Gerry on Apr 5, 2012 at 08:21 AM in reply to
          You post as Anonymous and think somebody will believe you have a sibling born in Hawaii at the same time as Obama? I think that's funny and just a bit optimistic. You're wasting everybody's time.
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      by 1stlttightwad on Apr 4, 2012 at 05:43 AM in reply to Tom
      Have you not noticed that Obama and his minions are bringing everything up..BUT THE ECONOMY..Birth control, gay rights, etc.,etc., ad nauseum. Obama will fail in his bid just as his policies have failed..Remeber this, he has been in office a little over 3 years now..Duh, he has not had a SINGLE BUDGET passed in all this time..Why? The budget he proposed would not even voted for by a SINGLE DEMOCRAT..therefore it was never brought to vote..It was kept off the agenda by Mr.HARRY Reid..He knew that ALL members of Congress voting it down jes might be an embarrassment. Do yourself a favor, read 5 news reports every single morning like I do and then open your mouth. It's better to keep your mouth shut and be THOUGHT a fool than to open it, and remove any doubt.
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        by Anonymous on Apr 4, 2012 at 09:26 AM in reply to 1stlttightwad
        someone has not been watching the news. because if they had they would see that it was the republicans that are bringing and have brought up everything but the economy.
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          by Gerry on Apr 4, 2012 at 11:39 AM in reply to
          Huh?
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          by Reagan Republican on Apr 4, 2012 at 01:55 PM in reply to
          @ Anonymous NO, Romney wants to focus on the poor economy and Pres. Obama's failed leadership and record. The Democrats brought up birth control issues and staged a mock S. Fluke testimony and the news media is the one that keeps asking the candidates social issue questions! P. Morgan on CNN wouldn't let go among others and we are all over it. It is the economy not about birth control for women!!!
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          by Anonymous on Apr 4, 2012 at 09:49 PM in reply to
          Most intelligent people avoid tabloid media and watch CNBC, Bloombergs, etc...Guess who is not thought of favorably? We will make it easy for you and give you two guesses!
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        by if on Apr 5, 2012 at 06:51 AM in reply to 1stlttightwad
        if you where obama would you bring up the economy his budgets,the color green in any form,debt etc.he only wants to talk about things that hasn't gone wrong YET.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 4, 2012 at 09:31 PM in reply to Tom
      Romney was a Governor of MA. who completed his term of office, an attorney, head of Bain and ran the Olympics. Now, Tom which 7/11 do you work at and is it the third shift?
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