Romney Rolls To Easy Win In Nevada GOP Caucuses

By: AP
By: AP
Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney cruised to victory in the Nevada caucuses Saturday night, notching a second straight triumph over a field of rivals suddenly struggling to keep pace.

AP

Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney cruised to victory in the Nevada caucuses Saturday night, notching a second straight triumph over a field of rivals suddenly struggling to keep pace.

In victory, the former Massachusetts governor unleashed a sharp attack on President Barack Obama, whose economic policies he said have "made these tough times last longer."

In a state with the worst joblessness in the country, Romney added, "This week he's been trying to take a bow for 8.3 percent unemployment. Not so fast, Mr. President. This is the 36th straight month with unemployment above the red line your own administration drew."

The former Massachusetts governor held a double-digit lead over his nearest pursuer as the totals mounted in a state where fellow Mormons accounted for roughly a quarter of all caucus-goers.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Rep. Ron Paul vied for a distant second. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum trailed the field.

Returns from 14 of 17 counties showed Romney with 42 percent support, Gingrich with 25 percent, Paul with 20 percent and Santorum with 13 percent.

Yet to report its results was Clark County, which includes Las Vegas and often accounts for half or more of the votes in a statewide election.


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  • by Anonymous on Feb 5, 2012 at 11:43 AM
    Do we need any more evidence that these guys are all on the same team? Revolution is inevitable. The feds know this and that's the real reason for the body armor.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 5, 2012 at 08:59 AM
    The GOP has nothing....the baggers polluted the whole party....and the intelligent republicans are trying to clean it up...Romney, Paul and who ever is left are way better than newt...I men running newt...really?
  • by Nath Location: Colo Spgs on Feb 5, 2012 at 06:00 AM
    People must be ignorant of the fact that RomneyCare in Mass was the blueprint for ObamaCare. Mitt is no Conservative and certainly no Constitutionalist. Newt? Don't even go there. Ron Paul, much better than either Mitt or Newt, but according to NumbersUsa, is second only to Obama being soft on illegal immigratiion. Santorum not a Constitutionalist, but possibly the better of the other less than desirables. Let's hope the Constitution Party selects a super candidate that will appeal to the majority of Americans at their convention in April. We need better than we have been offered so far and definately better than what we've have for the last three years.
  • by butch192 Location: colorado springs on Feb 4, 2012 at 09:14 PM
    Romney,do you believe in the constitution and the freedoms that it gives? If so why are you and other people trying to take away the freedom of a woman to make the choice to have an abortion or not.Trying to force them to live in 18th century where they have no rights whatsoever
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