- Posted February 1, 2012 by
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Election 2012: Your stories
Tampa voters react to Romney's win in Florida Republican Primary.
Aware of Romney's lead over Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul, Carrollwood businessman and florist Larry Montesano went to the polls Tuesday to vote for Gingrich.
"It was important to support my candidate because we need a strong person with past political experience. We need someone who knows the system and how to work it without corruption. There is so much out there. I knew what the outcome was going to be, based on the negative media hype from the candidates and that the revenue spent on those commercials was going to persuade the vote," Montesano said.
"I like Romney because he is a successful businessman and aggressive, but wealth does not measure a man. Unfortunately, our culture does. I'm not sure a businessman can handle the events going on in the Middle East. While character matters, show me a person who doesn't have baggage." Montesano said.
Sharon, who lives in West Chase, looks forward to what's ahead.
"Basically, as a Democrat, I wish Gingrich had won because he's easier to defeat. But, Romney is a better choice for Republicans." she said.
The Republican candidates head to Nevada and other states for caucases and primaries.