Nevada Caucus: Romney Wins; Paul's "Honest Rape" Comments
Mitt Romney won the Nevada Republican caucuses yesterday with 47.6 percent of the vote and a "a broad coalition of voters that included groups that he has struggled with in previous contests," according to the New York Times, which has him "solidifying his status as the front-runner" in the race to become the GOP presidential candidate this November.
Caption: Feb. 04, 2012 - Las Vegas, NV, USA - Mitt Romney greets audience members after his Nevada caucuses victory speech at the Red Rock Resort.(Credit Image: © Brian Cahn/ZUMAPRESS.com)
Gingrich came in second, with Ron Paul third and Rick Santorum fourth. On Tuesday, Feb. 7, Colorado and Minnesota hold Republican caucuses while Missouri Republicans hold a presidential primary. Romney currently has a projected 97 delegates, and stands to gain up to 128 more this coming week. The threshold for nomination is 1,144 delegates, so the race is far from over.
Below, a few reactions to the Nevada caucus by women in social media. The last tweet is by Ashley Powers, a journalist for the Los Angeles Times, who was on assignment to cover the caucus. Please note that the Twitter roundup may take a moment to load.
In a CNN interview on the eve of the caucuses Friday night, Piers Morgan asked Ron Paul whether he would force one of his daughters or granddaughters to bear the child if she were impregnated by a rapist. His answer: "If it's an honest rape, that individual should go immediately to the emergency room, and I would give them a shot of estrogen."
Below, some of the reactions to the interview by both critics and supporters. (Again, the story may take a moment to load.)