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Live Thread Iowa Caucuses - Starting
Free Republic | 1-3-2012 | Red_Devil 232

Posted on 01/03/2012 5:21:18 PM PST by Red_Devil 232

Lets see what happens


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: cacus; iowa; iowacaucus; liveiowacaucus; republican
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1 posted on 01/03/2012 5:21:24 PM PST by Red_Devil 232
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To: Red_Devil 232

ok, I am in.


2 posted on 01/03/2012 5:22:06 PM PST by david1313 (Newt all the way)
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To: Red_Devil 232

2012 Iowa Caucus Live Thread

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2828094/posts


3 posted on 01/03/2012 5:24:51 PM PST by deport
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To: david1313

It should not take long, hopefully!


4 posted on 01/03/2012 5:26:56 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

1. Romney
2. Rick S.
3. Paul
4. Newt
5. Rick P.
6. Michele


5 posted on 01/03/2012 5:28:04 PM PST by trumandogz (If Rick Perry cannot secure his name on the Va. ballot, how could he be trusted to secure America?)
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To: Red_Devil 232

CNN Live Results link
http://www.cnn.com/POLITICS/

Nothing showing yet.


6 posted on 01/03/2012 5:28:42 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: afraidfortherepublic; American Constitutionalist; Antoninus; AuH2ORepublican; BlackElk; ...
Santorum is at just under 45,000 FB fans as of now. He was at 26,000 last week. It will be interesting to see where he gets to by tomorrow.



Santorum for President ping. Let me know if you want on or off the list.

Top 10 Reasons why Conservatives should support Santorum
7 posted on 01/03/2012 5:29:33 PM PST by Antoninus (Defeat Romney--Defeat Obama.)
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To: deport

Sorry for the duplicate thread.


8 posted on 01/03/2012 5:29:56 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

I wonder if the people caucusing in Iowa realize that the rest of the country is watching them on TV.


9 posted on 01/03/2012 5:31:03 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 34 days away from outliving Marty Feldman)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Good evening from the People’s Republic of Vermont!


10 posted on 01/03/2012 5:32:46 PM PST by pending (TODAY)
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To: SamAdams76

I think they are.


11 posted on 01/03/2012 5:34:09 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: trumandogz

I hope not. One of the two ricks better get first place.


12 posted on 01/03/2012 5:35:14 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre

Not my hope, simply a prediction.


13 posted on 01/03/2012 5:39:00 PM PST by trumandogz (If Rick Perry cannot secure his name on the Va. ballot, how could he be trusted to secure America?)
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To: trumandogz

I’ll take that if you switch 1 & 2.


14 posted on 01/03/2012 5:42:00 PM PST by CainConservative ( Newt/Rubio 2012 with Cain, Bolton, Santorum, Perry, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: trumandogz

Watching Fox... They’ve written Newt off as an also ran...

Here’s the botton line...

Romney got 25% of the vote in 2008..in a tough field..He’ll be lucky to get more than 23% now.

Santorum is a nice guy... that’s it. Don’t waste money on the idea of him having any guts...on any issue... He’s another weak Lily..

Perry...could have been, may be still, but he’s not looking good.

Newt... is still in my mind poised to win everything. REagan lost Iowa....

I see Newt coming on strong in NH... NOt winning, but cutting into Romney’s lead... then taking SC and FL...


15 posted on 01/03/2012 5:44:25 PM PST by nikos1121
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To: pending

And good evening to you and yours from the People’s Repub of Cali..run by Chairman Jerry Brown. :(


16 posted on 01/03/2012 5:46:23 PM PST by CainConservative ( Newt/Rubio 2012 with Cain, Bolton, Santorum, Perry, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: mamelukesabre
I hope not. One of the two ricks better get first place.

Delusional. Paul will take it using Dems crossovers.

17 posted on 01/03/2012 5:47:25 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail. | FR Class of '98 |)
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To: Antoninus

His FB page has been infiltrated by some of the most ignorant dumba$$e$ i’ve seen in a long time. Check it out. Unreal.


18 posted on 01/03/2012 5:47:49 PM PST by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: nikos1121

Bingo, Nikos! : )


19 posted on 01/03/2012 5:49:21 PM PST by CainConservative ( Newt/Rubio 2012 with Cain, Bolton, Santorum, Perry, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Red_Devil 232; Admin Moderator

There is already one in the Breaking News sidebar. It’s been there all day.


20 posted on 01/03/2012 5:49:59 PM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: pending

Howdy from the Right Bank of the Connecticut River.


21 posted on 01/03/2012 5:51:41 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'm not cut out to suffer fools like this.)
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To: CainConservative

I would too, but Romney has a strong organization and their selling point at the caucus will be that he can beat Obama.

And we don’t quite know how bad Newt is bleeding support.

Finally, we have no idea how the Paul people will show up and many of those are actually Democrats.


22 posted on 01/03/2012 5:52:15 PM PST by trumandogz ( If Rick Perry cannot secure his name on the Va. ballot, how could he be trusted to secure America?)
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To: Red_Devil 232

The Duggar family is at my caucus spporting Santorum


23 posted on 01/03/2012 5:59:37 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: Red_Devil 232

http://iowacaucus.com/results/

Go Santorum 24%+!!! Good for 1st
Go Newt 14%+!!! Good enough for 4th

Perry 9% and Michele 6% drop out Wednesday :(


24 posted on 01/03/2012 6:05:10 PM PST by CainConservative ( Newt/Rubio 2012 with Cain, Bolton, Santorum, Perry, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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25 posted on 01/03/2012 6:05:59 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Their family alone should be enough votes to carry the day! LOL


26 posted on 01/03/2012 6:08:16 PM PST by oldernittany
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To: CainConservative

From one caucus in Clinton Iowa:

Romney 51 votes
Santorum 33 votes
Paul 33 votes
Perry 12 votes
Gingrich 4
Bachman 2

I suspect this will be close to the final numbers relatively speaking.... Romney’s negative ads did a job on Newt for sure...


27 posted on 01/03/2012 6:09:59 PM PST by Froggie
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To: Red_Devil 232

Early polls results indicate the Santorum surge is for real, as well as the Gingrich collapse. The others are about the same as several weeks ago.


28 posted on 01/03/2012 6:15:22 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Damn! They will be enough to skew the results :P


29 posted on 01/03/2012 6:16:26 PM PST by gingerales
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To: CainConservative

Looks like Santorum picked up Freddie Newt’s voters after
The Grinch collapsed in Iowa.


30 posted on 01/03/2012 6:17:33 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: ez

You are the delusional one. There’s no dem crossover in iowa. Only independents can choose either party.


31 posted on 01/03/2012 6:18:12 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: CainConservative

Who did Kristin Powers have to strap to get the job? My 90 year old grandma can give better opinion....

Perry and Bachman would be smart to drop off... or go deep into debt...

Gingrich is the real winner here...


32 posted on 01/03/2012 6:18:29 PM PST by nikos1121
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To: Red_Devil 232

Ron Paul takes Iowa?

I think that tells us what it means right?


33 posted on 01/03/2012 6:19:41 PM PST by nikos1121
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To: Red_Devil 232
Real-time caucus results from Google
34 posted on 01/03/2012 6:21:07 PM PST by sourcery (If true=false, then there would be no constraints on what is possible. Hence, the world exists.)
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To: nikos1121

If my memory severs me well, Reagan didn’t finish 4th.

You got three slots, Win, Place or Show.

If Gingrich comes in 4th, it will prove his collapse in Iowa.
Just a few weeks ago he was 1st. Exposing his boat load of baggage appears to have changed minds in Iowa.

Go Rick.


35 posted on 01/03/2012 6:21:48 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: nikos1121

Since Iowa seems to be the kiss of death for candidates, I was hoping that Newt would not win there. He can do pretty good in N.H. The firing squad will be turned on Rick Santorum now and that will give Newt a chance to regain his standing. He’s been busy trying to come up with a strategy to foil all the negative campaign against him. He’s smart. He will do it, especially if there are more debates.


36 posted on 01/03/2012 6:26:32 PM PST by WVNan (!)
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To: tennmountainman
In the 1980 Iowa caucus, Reagan finished a close second to George Bush. Bush had 31.6% of the vote and Reagan had 29.5%. Even so, it was considered a crushing blow for Reagan (who recovered quickly in NH).

If Gingrich comes in 4th tonight, as it appears he will, I will have to say that Newt is pretty much finished. Looks like Santorum is going to be our best hope to prevent Romney's nomination.

37 posted on 01/03/2012 6:29:59 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 34 days away from outliving Marty Feldman)
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To: SamAdams76

Thanks for the history lesson. I knew Reagan did not finish 1st, but did not know where he finished. Santorum may end up being the Anti-Romulus.


38 posted on 01/03/2012 6:35:33 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: nikos1121

“Watching Fox... They’ve written Newt off as an also ran...”

Is that what they said about Reagan after the Iowa caucus - when he came in 4th? - Indeed, Iowa is more of a reverse barometer - most candidates who WIN Iowa, do NOT go
on to win the primaries -
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If Newt comes in fourth, same as Reagan did - I’m comfortable with that. (Romney came in first in Iowa before - didn’t do him much good. Also - out in the ‘real’ world, it’s just a fact that many will not vote for Romney because he’s a Mormon - and insult to injury, even Mormons don’t like him. He’ never been able to get above his average mid 20% - when the field gets watered down, others will leave him behind...I’m going to enjoy the results in SC - and watch Nikki realize she made a deal with the devil, and lost.)

BTW, is FOX and the other media deliberately reporting on precincts they know Newt is weak in? They’re reporting with just a few hundred votes counted?


39 posted on 01/03/2012 6:36:45 PM PST by maine-iac7 (A prudent man foreseeth the evil,... but the simple pass on, and are punished. Prov 23:3 KJV)
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To: nikos1121

I hope you’re right about Newt. Rick Santorum is a good man, but he will be destroyed, Palinized completely.


40 posted on 01/03/2012 6:40:05 PM PST by mockingbyrd
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To: nikos1121

I like your projections... you better be right.


41 posted on 01/03/2012 6:40:52 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO.....!)
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To: All

Paul,Mitt and Santorum all tied at 23% for 1st.
One thing is for sure.
So far about 50% of Iowa is nuts


42 posted on 01/03/2012 6:41:58 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: trumandogz
Finally, we have no idea how the Paul people will show up and many of those are actually Democrats.

This is something you don't hear ANYONE comment on - the fact that democrats can vote in the republican caucuses in Iowa.

Is this the reason the Iowa winner RARELY goes on to win the primaries?

Who are the demRats going to vote for? The best candidate or the one they figure their candidate - in this case, obummer, can easier beat...

DUH!

Which is why Iowa is such a joke.

43 posted on 01/03/2012 6:45:13 PM PST by maine-iac7 (A prudent man foreseeth the evil,... but the simple pass on, and are punished. Prov 23:3 KJV)
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To: maine-iac7

As another good poster educated me, Reagan came in 2nd, not 4th. Only a point or two seperated them.


44 posted on 01/03/2012 6:45:33 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: maine-iac7

Your posts always put me in a better mood. ;>)

GO NEWT GO.........


45 posted on 01/03/2012 6:45:33 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO.....!)
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To: mylife

Surprised Newt is not doing better but the guy has little infrastructure... Paul has it, Romney has it and santorum seems to be the new guy on top..... we all know where that ends up! Bachmann is done if she can only muster single digits in this state.....


46 posted on 01/03/2012 6:52:16 PM PST by Republic Rocker
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To: nikos1121

“Who did Kristin Powers have to strap to get the job? My 90 year old grandma can give better opinion....”

She met Roger Ailes in a bar in DC and the rest is history.
Kristen was just a dumb as a box o’rocks wanna be commentator/journalist before Ailes got drunk with her and hired her on the spot.
True story.


47 posted on 01/03/2012 6:55:28 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Get off the phone, you big dope!)
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To: CainConservative

They’re reporting on the breakdown percentages of votes from Independents, conservatives, etc - but no one mentions that democrats can vote it our Iowa caucuses to - which is probably why the winner there is rarely the one who goes on to win in the end. -

48% of the Independents are going for PAUL - how many of those do you think just might be demRats?

Ya think maybe because the demRats are voting for the one they think obama can more easily beat - duh.

Reagan came in 4th in Iowa -

http://digitaljournal.com/article/317111


48 posted on 01/03/2012 6:56:25 PM PST by maine-iac7 (A prudent man foreseeth the evil,... but the simple pass on, and are punished. Prov 23:3 KJV)
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To: Mountain Mary

That explains a lot of the regulars on Fox now .


49 posted on 01/03/2012 6:57:47 PM PST by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: maine-iac7

Reagan did not come in 4th. He came in 2nd.

Do your research!


50 posted on 01/03/2012 7:02:18 PM PST by tennmountainman
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