Skip to comments.Iowa GOP: Romney wins caucuses [Romney 30,015, Santorum 30,007]
Posted on 01/04/2012 12:09:20 AM PST by Slings and Arrows
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney beat former Sen. Rick Santorum by a margin of just 8 votes in the Iowa GOP caucuses, the chairman of the Iowa Republican Party announced early Wednesday.
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Tokyo Rove had a box of Romney ballots ready just in case.
New MSM headline: “Landslide Mitt gets mandate from Iowa!”
“The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.”
ummm.. I hate it when this sucks.
I guess they didn’t stop counting the votes until Romney took the lead. Chicago style caucus.
so he gets a 4 point win in Iowa.. he wins his tiny home state of NH.. then he has to come south to SC in a real primary.. only after the SC primary will we have any idea who will be the nominee.. anybody have the latest SC poll?
The Iowa Republican Chairman looked absolutely smarmy in the announcement of the “Romney Victory.” It’s sad to contemplate corruption in the GOP, but this whole last minute “can’t find the ballots” smells just like what the RATs would be doing. Hope I’m wrong.
Milt had tens of millions of dollars and a huge machine, whereas Rick had jack squat. The public will figure that out and see who actually won. Hopefully, South Carolina and Florida will end Milt’s lifelong dream.
This whole Iowa Caucus stinks to high heaven! The Fox people said that the votes were lost so Romney and Rick agreed to pre-agranged vote totals?? This whole thing is Fishy.....The 2012 race is looking like a Dog and Pony show to hand Romney the Nomination and get in his Admin’s good graces....I’m calling shenanigans!!!!
To all who haven’t seen the excellent Santorum Iowa speech tonight, I highly recommend listening to the full 11 minutes of this speech here:
I was very impressed with his speech: from the heart and without a teleprompter or notes.
Hes so on target about freedom vs. fascism. I think now hes got the best chance of articulating the conservative message and making mincemeat of Obama in a debate, while doing so with a boyish, innocent smile.
Jan. 4, 2012, 1:51 a.m. EST
Romney, Santorum in virtual tie in Iowa race
Caucus results up in air in historically close contest
"But it was Santorums performance that stole the show on Tuesday night, as caucus-goers rallied around the lesser-known former senator from Pennsylvania, who was handily out-spent by his better-funded rival."
And it is a picture of Santorum supporters being shown
Willard has a very LOW ceiling. Period.
Willard Romney 30,015
Rick Santorum 30,007
Mike Huckabee 40,841
Willard Romney 29,949
SC + FL = nom.
If you experience a caucus count lasting more than 4 hours, please seek immediate mathematician’s attention.
Romney is a democrat.
Democrats always win close elections.
Please see post #4.
CNN just reported the final delegate count for tonight..
Newt 3..I think
Great. Santorum’s turning out to be the predicted spoiler candidate that will ensure Romney’s eventual nomination.
The Iowa caucus process is far too rickety for anyone to fix the outcome from some central location.
8 vote win for Mittens.
All that money and all I got to show for it was a lousy tie!
They massaged the data until they had a happy ending.
This is a big win for Rick!!!
He must have Al Franken’s vote counter
Santorum is good at retail politics. He has an organization in New Hampshire.
He is looking to win not just to come in second.
PRESIDENT FLORIDA GOP PRIMARY (TelOpinion)
Mitt Romney 27%
Newt Gingrich 26%
Ron Paul 5%
Rick Perry 4%
Michele Bachmann 4%
Jon Huntsman 1%
Rick Santorum 1%
I haven’t read many comments here on FR tonight, but I just wanted to remind you all that delegates are where it’s at. We don’t know the outcome yet, but some networks have been projecting that delegates-wise, Iowa was basically a three-way tie. Or close to that. (Romney/Santorum/Paul)
I find it very odd that Tokyo Rove was the FIRST person to know Willard “won” Iowa. I would think the people counting the votes and the media would know first. And there were also reports of random precincts not counting right, but they refuse to do a recount.
No question about it: Romney and the establishment STOLE the Iowa caucuses!
Santorum’s a weak candidate and his momentum won’t translate nationally. Why people are even rallying behind this duplicitous goofball, is beyond me.
That will change BIG when Willard gets clobbered in SC this month. Mark my words.
>>anybody have the latest SC poll?
If you are supporting Santorum, in the first half of Dec it was as bad as it can get.
Santorum campaigned in all of IA’s counties and did the shoe leather campaigning and it was lonely at times. But it paid off big. Obviously, he does connect to people. He did a great job with a consistently conservative message. No one else is good at old-fashioned politics like Santorum. He makes up in quality what he lacks in quantity.
have you noticed all they say is romney newt and perry?
they never bring up santorum EVER
and stupid google search results are so not relevant anymore
I’m angry too but what good does it do seriously? no one gives a crap
I gave up cable a long time ago-thought I would miss it but your post makes me think I did the right thing
Real Clear Politics Polling Data
Poll Date Sample Gingrich Romney Paul Perry Bachmann Huntsman Santorum Cain Spread
RCP Average 12/4 - 12/19 — 35.0 28.0 6.5 4.0 3.5 2.0 1.5 — Gingrich +7.0
TelOpinion 12/15 - 12/19 800 RV 26 27 5 4 4 1 1 — Romney +1 [OUTLIER]
NBC/Marist 12/4 - 12/7 469 LV 44 29 8 4 3 3 2 — Gingrich +15
SurveyUSA 12/5 - 12/6 500 LV 45 23 4 5 6 3 2 — Gingrich +22
CN/Time 11/29 - 12/6 446 LV 48 25 5 3 3 3 1 — Gingrich +23
Quinnipiac11/28 - 12/5 509 RV 35 22 8 4 4 2 2 8 Gingrich +13
If you “screw it”, newbie, you’re screwing yourself.
Politics have been a dirty business since the business of politics began.
We support those public representatives who best represent our ideologies, and let the chips fall where they may. To give up entirely is to forfeit your freedom.
Nope, definitely no Romney shill. I just want to see somebody who can reliably beat Romney on a national level, and I don’t trust Santorum can do it. Nor do I trust Santorum period, given his spotty voting records.
Statistically this is a tie, and an unexpectedly good showing for Santorum.
It’s all good. :) No worries.
And yep, they’re going to pull out all the stops to make sure their anointed little Romney gets the nomination. Who will lose to Obama IMOsometimes I wonder if that’s why they want him.
I know. It’s that it really seems like the MSM and the GOP establishment have anointed Mittens as The Candidate, the will of the voters be damned. They’ll both spin it as a mandate for Mittens instead of what it is: 3 out of 4 voters who wouldn’t give Romney the time of day.
The party machine usually finds the votes and that includes our own Pennsylvania GOP machine that Santorum was loyal to for so many years.
Romney’s “landslide” is laughable.
They want Romney to win the nomination and lose so they can coronate Jeb in 2016.
Vote for the Socialist of your choice!!
Newt has actually come out and called Romney a “liar.”
Gingrich will have to fight if he wants to win this thing and I hope Gingrich points out Romney’s two faces on many issues including abortion.
If Santorum is so “pro-life” and “pro-family” you’d think he’d point out Romney’s two faces.
But Santorum was always the darling of the inside the beltway National Right To Life Committee.
NRL’s longtime General Counsel, James Bopp Jr., now is a “family issues” advisor to Mitt Romney, asserting that Romney is “Pro-Life” among other things.
Santorum is a tool to split votes so Romney can win.