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Iowa Caucuses - Results Live Thread
January 3, 2008 | xjcsa

Posted on 01/03/2008 12:08:45 PM PST by xjcsa

Edited on 01/03/2008 7:30:11 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

I thought the time was right to start up a live thread for results and comments about tonight, so here we are!



TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: 2008; biden; caucus; caucuses; dodd; edwards; elections; fred; fredthompson; giuliani; gravel; hillary; huckabee; hunter; ia2008; iowa; keyes; kucinich; livethread; mccain; mikehuckabee; obama; paul; richardson; romney; thompson
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I'll be caucusing for Fred Thompson at Iowa's largest single caucus site tonight in Waterloo, Iowa; the countywide caucuses are all in one place here. Well over 3,000 people are expected at my location tonight; it wouldn't surprise me if we end up with 5,000. Mike Huckabee, Ron Paul, and Ann Romney are confirmed to speak at our location in person so far, with more speakers pending. Former Louisiana governor Buddy Roemer will speak on behalf of John McCain. Waiting to hear whether Thompson or one of his representatives will make an appearance.

I'll be posting an after-action report tonight as soon as I get home from the caucuses. I expect it to be a zoo, especially with Ron Paul and is, um, supporters out in force. It should also be statewide and national media central; there won't be anything else like it tonight.

1 posted on 01/03/2008 12:08:46 PM PST by xjcsa
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To: xjcsa

While we’re waiting for the results to start coming, I thought I’d post my final predictions and invite others to do the same.

Here are mine for the GOP:

1. Mitt Romney
2. Fred Thompson
3. Mike Huckabee
4. Ron Paul
5. Rudy Giuliani
6. John McCain
7. Alan Keyes
8. Duncan Hunter

And the Donks:

1. John Edwards
2. Barack Obama
3. Hillary Clinton
4. Bill Richardson
5. Chris Dodd
6. Joe Biden
7. Dennis Kucinich
8. Mike Gravel


2 posted on 01/03/2008 12:09:02 PM PST by xjcsa (Defenseless enemies are fun.)
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To: xjcsa

bump


3 posted on 01/03/2008 12:09:07 PM PST by mnehring
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To: xjcsa

SURGE FRED SURGE


4 posted on 01/03/2008 12:09:20 PM PST by Squidpup ("Fight the Good Fight")
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To: xjcsa

I will be very interested to know how Fred is doing tonight.


5 posted on 01/03/2008 12:09:45 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: xjcsa

GO FRED!


6 posted on 01/03/2008 12:10:28 PM PST by cmsgop ( MURTHA: 'I think the 'surge' is working'...)
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To: xjcsa

Is it over? Who won? Or is the better question: who lost? What was the final cost/vote?


7 posted on 01/03/2008 12:11:05 PM PST by RightWhale (Dean Koonz is good, but my favorite authors are Dun and Bradstreet)
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To: xjcsa

I agree Fred gets second.


8 posted on 01/03/2008 12:11:07 PM PST by reasonisfaith (Donating to Fred Thompson is the antidote to media bias.)
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To: xjcsa

At what time does the caucus conclude?


9 posted on 01/03/2008 12:11:19 PM PST by NewHampshireDuo (Earth - Taking care of itself since 4.6 billion BC)
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To: xjcsa

My predictions

GOP:
1. Romney
2. Huckabee
3. Thompson

Dem:
1. Obama
2. Clinton
3. Edwards


10 posted on 01/03/2008 12:11:38 PM PST by Domandred (Eagles soar, but unfortunately weasels never get sucked into jet engines)
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To: xjcsa

Terry McAuliffe is on Fox News right now praising Mike Huckabee.
Huckabee is his candidate he wants to run against in November.


11 posted on 01/03/2008 12:13:00 PM PST by counterpunch (ABH - Anybody But Huckabee)
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To: reasonisfaith

If Fred somehow pulls off second, this place will explode!


12 posted on 01/03/2008 12:13:48 PM PST by chad_in_georgia
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To: xjcsa

How many hours from now does it actually start?
Maybe this coulda waited a tad


13 posted on 01/03/2008 12:13:48 PM PST by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: reasonisfaith
I’m not sure which one I’m rooting for more, the sinking of the SS Cankles, or a big Fred push into the top tier.
14 posted on 01/03/2008 12:14:24 PM PST by Loyolas Mattman
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To: xjcsa
Go Fred!

It'll be interesting to hear first-hand reports :)

15 posted on 01/03/2008 12:14:38 PM PST by JohnnyZ ("When we say I saw the PATRIOTS win the WORLD SERIES, it doesn't necessarily mean ...." - Mitt)
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To: Halls

personal ping bookmark


16 posted on 01/03/2008 12:15:11 PM PST by Halls (I'm a mom from Texas and never leaving!)
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To: xjcsa

I’m in. Thanks for the work on the ground. I hope Fred or a rep is speaking there tonight.


17 posted on 01/03/2008 12:15:30 PM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: chad_in_georgia

I’m hoping for a first for fred Thompson, but even a second or third will prove my suspicion of polling bias with intent to influence public opinion


18 posted on 01/03/2008 12:16:02 PM PST by KTM rider ( SCOTUS '08 it's more than the oval office this time)
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To: xjcsa

Go, Fred!!! Go, Fred!!! Go, Fred!!!


19 posted on 01/03/2008 12:16:25 PM PST by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: xjcsa
I'll be posting an after-action report tonight as soon as I get home from the caucuses.

What time can we expect to see some numbers start coming in, or do we have to wait until tomorrow?

20 posted on 01/03/2008 12:16:26 PM PST by OCC
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To: xjcsa

What time is the massacree set to begin?......CST....


21 posted on 01/03/2008 12:16:30 PM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: visualops

I’m feeling the same vibe today that I get on baseball opening day.

Spring training is over and now the games count for the drive to the “Fall Classic...”


22 posted on 01/03/2008 12:16:35 PM PST by Loyolas Mattman
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To: xjcsa

What is your gut feeling on how Fred will do tonight?


23 posted on 01/03/2008 12:16:44 PM PST by Vision (Thompson/Hunter '08)
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To: xjcsa

Go, Fred GO!


24 posted on 01/03/2008 12:16:59 PM PST by Horusra (Go Fred, Go!)
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To: xjcsa
LISTEN TO "WHO 1040" RADIO IN IOWA
25 posted on 01/03/2008 12:17:00 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: xjcsa

I think the real Huckaboom is only beginning, tonight.


26 posted on 01/03/2008 12:17:47 PM PST by unspun (God save us from egos -- especially our own.)
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To: xjcsa
I thought the time was right to start up a live thread for results

About 6 hours too early, aren't you?

27 posted on 01/03/2008 12:18:15 PM PST by Allan (*-O)):~{>)
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To: xjcsa

Thanks for going to caucus for Fred and thanks for offering reports to the anxious.


28 posted on 01/03/2008 12:19:15 PM PST by Route66 (America's Main Street - - - Fred D. Thompson / Consistent Conservative...The One with Gravitas)
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To: xjcsa
LISTEN TO "WHO 1040" RADIO IN IOWA

Steve Deace (or a sub) will be on WHO after Rush, 2pm Pacific, 5pm Eastern.

29 posted on 01/03/2008 12:19:56 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: unspun

I personally would prefer he doesn’t “boom”.


30 posted on 01/03/2008 12:20:26 PM PST by commonguymd (Move it to the right -Vote for Fred. Filler' up at www.fred08.com)
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To: chad_in_georgia

At least then, he can get some sleep. He is so tired of the whole thing.


31 posted on 01/03/2008 12:22:02 PM PST by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: xjcsa

Wonder if the PIAPS has figured out the best way to cheat and get away with it in a caucus.. Imagine standing in your group and seeing a bunch of people you don’t recognize ?

I don’t think it’s possible to plant people, and wonder if anyone else knows a way to cheat in the Iowa caucus ? If there’s a way, this bitch has figured it out ?


32 posted on 01/03/2008 12:22:11 PM PST by Beatthedrum
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To: xjcsa

I am eagerly awaiting the sinking of the USS Hillary.


33 posted on 01/03/2008 12:22:11 PM PST by ChurtleDawg (kill em all)
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To: xjcsa

1. Mike Huckabee
2. Mitt Romney
3. John McCain
4. Ron Paul
5. Fred Thompson
6. Rudy Giuliani
7. Alan Keyes
8. Duncan Hunter

And the Donks:

1. Barack Obama
2. John Edwards
3. Hillary Clinton
4. Bill Richardson
5. Chris Dodd
6. Dennis Kucinich
7. Joe Biden
8. Mike Gravel


34 posted on 01/03/2008 12:22:25 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: Loyolas Mattman

lol good analogy


35 posted on 01/03/2008 12:23:03 PM PST by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: mnehrling

FYI yesterday:

House Foreign Affairs Chairman to Retire After Cancer Diagnosis

If Democrats keep control of the House after November’s elections, Rep. Howard L. Berman , D-Calif., would be next in line by seniority for the Foreign Affairs chairmanship. However, Berman chairs the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property, where he has devoted years to advancing intellectual property rights. He is arguably the House’s leading expert on copyrights, patents and similar topics and he may be reluctant to give up his sway over such issues to take the Foreign Affairs chairmanship. He would have to choose between the two gavels.

Ranking just below Berman on Foreign Affairs is Democrat Gary L. Ackerman of New York, who currently chairs the Middle East and South Asia Subcommittee. Ackerman also serves on the Financial Services Committee, but his strong support for Israel and deep interest in global issues make him a logical choice to succeed Lantos.

Rep. Illeana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., would be in line for the chairmanship if Republicans regain control of the House.


36 posted on 01/03/2008 12:23:17 PM PST by AliVeritas (ah, the sheer grace! in darkness and concealment, my house being now all stilled.)
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To: xjcsa

My, you are willing to go out on a limb....and I like it.


37 posted on 01/03/2008 12:23:18 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mitt bit the apple. Hillary will stuff it down your throat!)
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To: ChurtleDawg
I am eagerly awaiting the sinking of the USS Hillary.

USS?!?

I don't think so.

38 posted on 01/03/2008 12:23:46 PM PST by JohnnyZ ("When we say I saw the PATRIOTS win the WORLD SERIES, it doesn't necessarily mean ...." - Mitt)
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To: NewHampshireDuo
At what time does the caucus conclude?

About 8pm Central; I just thought I'd get the party started now.

39 posted on 01/03/2008 12:24:03 PM PST by xjcsa (Defenseless enemies are fun.)
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To: xjcsa
Final Score:

Patriots: 34

Giants: 24

Oh - sorry - I though this was the Super Bowl live thread.

40 posted on 01/03/2008 12:24:27 PM PST by capydick ("History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid".)
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To: xjcsa

Thank You! Shock The World!


41 posted on 01/03/2008 12:24:38 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 ( UNITED BY OUR CORE BELIEFS Fred08)
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To: doug from upland

Isn’t WHO the station that once employed young sportscaster “Dutch” Reagan?


42 posted on 01/03/2008 12:25:01 PM PST by Loyolas Mattman
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To: xjcsa

Are all the caucus events in the evening? At what time do they start? Do all the precincts have to phone in results at a certain time?


43 posted on 01/03/2008 12:25:24 PM PST by Choose Ye This Day (A Black Belt in the Art of Babble.)
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To: Loyolas Mattman

I believe it is.


44 posted on 01/03/2008 12:27:26 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: Choose Ye This Day
I believe they start at 7 pm Iowa time

Central time.

Two hours earlier than real time

(Pacific)

45 posted on 01/03/2008 12:28:34 PM PST by Syncro
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To: xjcsa

GOP:

1. Mitt Romney
2. Mike Huckabee
3. Ron Paul
4. John McCain
5. Fred Thompson

Dummies:

1. John Edwards
2. Barack Obama
3. Hillary Clinton
4. Joe Biden
5. Chris Dodd


46 posted on 01/03/2008 12:29:34 PM PST by BGHater (If Guns Cause Crime Then Matches Cause Arson?)
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To: xjcsa

Have a good time tonight!

I think Fred’s got a 2 or a 3 in him. I’d love to see a 1, but I’m not crazy about the chances.

Even a strong 4 should be okay, considering who the top 3 would be.


47 posted on 01/03/2008 12:29:58 PM PST by Filo (Darwin was right!)
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To: OCC
What time can we expect to see some numbers start coming in, or do we have to wait until tomorrow?

The candidate speeches start at 6pm; voting is about 7pm; results should start coming in around 8pm CT. We should have a good handle on the results yet this evening.

48 posted on 01/03/2008 12:30:16 PM PST by xjcsa (Defenseless enemies are fun.)
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To: Syncro

Real time? LOL!!!

Everyone knows that Mountain Time is God’s time—we’re in God’s Country, don’tcha know.

:o)


49 posted on 01/03/2008 12:30:26 PM PST by Choose Ye This Day (A Black Belt in the Art of Babble.)
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To: xjcsa
Okay, I'll give it a shot too...

Pubbies
1. Romney (32%)
2. Huckabee (25%)
3. McCain (13%)
4. Thompson (12%)
5. Giuliani (8%)
6. Paul (7%)
7. Keyes (2%)
8. Hunter (1%)


Dims
1. Obama (32%)
2. Clinton (30%)
3. Edwards (28%)
4. Richardson (5%)
5. Dodd / Kucinich / Biden /Gravel (split the balance but no one cares)

...magritte
50 posted on 01/03/2008 12:30:39 PM PST by magritte
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