Skip to comments.2012 Iowa Caucus Live Thread
Posted on 01/03/2012 8:08:24 AM PST by Free Vulcan
Live thread to cover today's GOP caucus. News, predictions, opinions, totals, and the like.
Will be heading out about 4 pm or so to get our site ready and do a final review with the precinct chairs. I expect it to be bigger than 2008 with very heavy turnout and we are preparing for that.
We are also ready for disruptions. They simply won't be tolerated. The state party sent us a memo saying if there's any trouble call the cops immediately. Anyone trying to cause problems is going to get a rude awakening.
My predictions of the outcome are a narrow field with about a 10 point spread for the top five with Bachmann far behind in single digits:
Santorum - 24 Romney - 22 Paul - 20 Perry - 17 Gingrich - 14 Bachmann - 4 The Rest - 1
Think things are still in flux and many won't decide till right to the wire, so I'm not terribly confident of any predictions.
I could shallow hard and take. Rubio would be a better choice.
That would be a losing ticket I am afraid.
Father In Heaven,
Be with Iowa’s Voter’s today, touch their hearts and lead them to YOUR choice for our next leader. Place YOUR Angels about each voting place and protect voters, And Lord Cause confusion in the minds of those who desire to cheat and steal votes from the true votes. In the Name Of Jesus we Pray.
newt is crying way too much..if he is belly aching like this against romney then what in november as obama drops a billion on him?...get some guts or get out the way...i guess we see why he quit congress..gutless crybaby
small gov in this race? who? where? if you say newt then you dont know what small gov means
I cannot agree with you more. He is a jokester for sure. Did you see how he blamed some of his HIRED campaign people on why he didn’t get on the Virginia Ballot. This guy sure is around for humor. I feel sorry for his supporters. Go Sanotrum! The adult in the room!
OHhhh Did you change your mind and decide not to vote for Newt Gingrich or have you been against him all along?
Please, let’s pray for a peaceful outcome in Iowa.
Please, let’s pray for Iowa and their voters.
What is the timelime for this evening? Is there a hard deadline for the caucuses to finish or any time when the first results are likely to emerge?
Please, lets pray for Iowa and their voters.
Absolutely. God is already answering my prayers for good weather. It will be warming up to the 40’s by the time the caucus begins (which for them I guess is like Summer. lol)
Santorum 26 Romney 25 Paul 18 Perry 13 Newt 12 Bachmann 5 Huntsman 1
and this great disciplined speaker you speak of is who? surely not Iran is no threat, 9-11 is our fault Paul surely not HPV made me retarded, I AM a serious candidate Bachmann surely not Mr. 53 seconds, can’t string together two sentences Perry surely not Mr. hey, moderator that’s not fair, when am I going to get a chance to talk too Santorum so who are we talking about?
What are you basing that on ? And the NDAA 2012 doesnt really count -it does not give the govt any new powers with reard to detaining US citizens ?
That’s a pipe dream Naps. Ain’t gonna happen. Perry will finish ahead of Santorum. We’re looking at a 2 man race going forward. Perry vs Romney.
Prediction thread? Okay, here goes:
secretary of defence... dick chaney...secretary of state.. sarah palin... watch libs heads explode
This isn't the World Wide Wrestling Federation here, we are talking about finding a competent and conservative leader for our nation. I couldn't care less about the entertainment factor of the upcoming debates. In my opinion, Newt would win the battle (debates) but likely lose the war (general election).
By contrast, I think Santorum handled himself very well during the past debates and will likewise do well in debates against Obama and will bring the conservative base to the polls in November to hand Obama the stinging defeat that he deserves.
Santorum was not my first choice in this contest but I feel comfortable getting behind him should he prevail as our nominee. Like Romney, he's a decent guy but unlike Romney, he's a real conservative.
Remember, millions of Americans would pay money to see the political equivalent of the Ali-Frazier fight in a debate between Newt Gingrich and Barack Obama. In contrast, a debate between Santorum and Obama or between Romney and Obama would attract far less attention.Good point! If the Gingrich/Obama debate was ONLY on Pay-per-view, I'd pay $100 to see it!
Thanks for the thread and updates, FV!
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