Theodore's World: Mitt Romney Wins Puerto Rico!!!! Congratulations!

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March 19, 2012

Mitt Romney Wins Puerto Rico!!!! Congratulations!

Romney sweeps Puerto Rico primary contest

In order to vote in the GOP presidential primary in Puerto Rico, voters must sign a "Republican Party of Puerto Rico Affiliation Form" pledging commitment to the ideological principles of the Party.

Romney’s campaign was endorsed by just about every prominent Republican on the Spanish-speaking island, and Santorum angered many Puerto Ricans with comments last week that they needed to make English their primary language if they wanted to pursue statehood.

“You can’t impose English on people. My sense is that he (Santorum) was very poorly advised or he would not have said what he said,” Ana Lydia Porrata-Doria, 69, who voted for Romney, told Reuters.

Puerto Ricans, who recognize both English and Spanish as their official languages, will vote in November in a statehood referendum.

With Puerto Rico's unemployment rate running at 15.1 percent, many voters said they supported Romney because they believed he was best positioned among the Republican candidates to deliver on pledges about job creation on the island.

Puerto Rico, about 1,200 miles from the U.S. mainland, has about 3.8 million people. Its population can vote in partisan primaries but not in presidential elections. Puerto Ricans within the United States have the same voting rights as other U.S. citizens.

Wild Thing's comment.........

I am glad they voted for Romney. Santorum was absolutely horrible to them and should have known better or perhaps he was just being himself and he is the jerk he comes off as most of the time anyway. LOL Sorry to anyone that likes Santorum, but my gosh he is in no way presidential imo and keeps having to backtrack on things he says so much of the time.

Posted by Wild Thing at March 19, 2012 02:47 AM