Saturday, February 4, 2012

Election 2012: Will the GOP Find Its Nominee in the Desert?

LAS VEGAS- From the Google media room in the palatial Palazzo Casino and Hotel via a cheap Droid mobile phone, I will be posting the results of the Nevada GOP caucuses as the Nevada GOP certifies them.

Some things to bear in mind:

Nevada allocates its delegates on a proportional basis. They complied with the RNC rules by holding its event in February entitling them to their full allotment of delegates.

Gormer Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney won Nevada comfortably in 2008, which helped salvage his candidacy after disappointing finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire.

Romney is expected to not only finish
first again but might receive a majority of the votes cast at the precinct caucuses.

Beyond that, the only big question tonight is who will finish second- Texas congressman Ron Paul or former US Hoyse Speaker Newt Gingrich. Paul came in second behind Romney in 2008.

It should also be noted that Gingrich has called a press conference for 10 pm CST at the nearby Venetian Hotel. It has veen speculated that there is going to be a major announcement delivered at the media event.

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