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.
its time for the GOP to look at who is allowed to run on our ticket, no more nuts like Paul he is a libertarian let him run on their ticket, no more liberals, libertarians and Dems voting in our elections.
No wonder the GOP shake and scratch their heads when it comes to elections, they need to have elections for republicans
I don’t think there’s much doubt about that.
On Cavuto, the old hack, Alan Simpson is bashing Santorum for being too religious and not recognizing the benefits of that good old medical procedure, partial birth abortion.” <<<<
Good Grief. Quit watching that crap. Let’s boycott the big boy FOX tonight. You’ve got all of us who won’t jerk your chain like that. At least on abortion!
People are so angry with what's happening in DC, it's beginning to metastisize into cancer...and Paulbot is a physician...
Looks like the Paulbots have their hands deep in the pockets of the Obama Machine.....He’d love nothing better then to debate with Ron Paul...He’d blow Ron PAul over with a feather.
Shuddup...Man up??? Take a good dose of Government like YOU did?? A lot of us DO NOT WANT part of a government system, but because YOU DID, we are all supposed to be indentured slaves to your bidding?
Either scenario would cause me to lose a lot of respect for Santorum. He doesn't need a backstabbing scumbag on the ticket with him. Also, given how weak most of the current crop of GOP candidates is, he'd be much better off without an also-ran from the presidential primaries. Names like Susana Martinez, Paul LePage, Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, and Allan West come to mind.
Same deal with the freepers who fantasized about a Cain/Gingrich or Gingrich/Cain ticket. NO NEWT!
It is early yet...waiting to see what happens after Des Moines comes in
5th and 6th place finishers in IA always drop out. Sorry.
Go Santorum 23%+!!! Could be good for 1st
Go Newt 13%+!!! Good enough for 4th
Perry 10% and Michele 6% = BOTH drop out Wednesday : ( .. : (
And Willard could finish in 3rd very easily which is pathetic for Mr. Flopney.
You picked my order exactly. And it ain’t over till the fat lady sings, sometime in March! :)
I don’t care about being the “dominant military power.” What’s the point of being the “dominant military power” when Mexico is allowed to invade and colonize California and the Southwest?
The military is not used to protect our own homeland. The government allows Muslim terrorists to walk right into the United States through the front door and establish colonies in American cities.
” What happened to Michele Thatcher?” <<<
LOL! Michele Thatcher!
You and I are sadly the victim of a colossal ponzi scheme. Take comfort in knowing that since I homeschool all of my considerable brood, you have not paid a red cent for their government EDUCATION! God bless Dr. Paul!
You do understand that it is congress that spends the money right? And Paul in congress has reduced how much spending over the last several decades?
And if you “young’uns” are so concerned about your future (which you should be) why on earth did you vote for Obama in droves?
Obama/congress has been spending our futures faster than ever before and Obamacare is greatly based on forcing young people to buy health insurance they don’t need to fund older peoples healthcare expanding the overall Ponzi scheme.
If so; it won't be long before the Tea Party types are referring to her as 'Benedict Bachmann'...
if you don’t think Paul is a nut then you need to have a word with yourself
You said those who have served and are young , well I am under your age limit and have served and think he is a nut,
The man thinks Iran is not a threat, he has no problem with men marrying dogs or their daughters, wants to get rid of the FBI, CIA the list is endless and should br allowed to run on the GOP ticket
Also he is getting mostly young and first time voters because they want their drugs and sex with anything plus pay no taxes.
He wants anarchy and yes he is a frigging nut and I will speak for those who I have served with we all think he is nuts.
Now did you serve in combat seeing as you made your claim?
For you young kids, that's called naivety.
At Ron Paul's age, it's called stupidity and lunacy.
And most everyone else thinks these kids need to grow up.