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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“You sit in your namby pamby rocking chair and say they’re all the same”
Not all. Just Obama and Romney.
Did you invent Whack-a-Mole? You change your question every time you get an answer.
You have unfortunately not yet answered the original question so I have tried to claify.
I don’t know if this has already been brought up but wouldn’t a recount be in order? I can’t believe an 8 vote difference is going unchallenged.
Logic is not the strong suit of these Newtbots. Weeks before the primary when Newt was projected in the top three, they were saying that anyone finishing lower should quit the race so that conservatives could rally behind a single candidate - Newt Gingrich. Never mind that Gingrich isn't a conservative. All that mattered then was beating Mitt Romney, and later getting to see Newt debate Obama. Yet now that Gingrich finishes a distant fourth, the rules are rewritten so that the third place and one of the virtual first place candidates drop out to make up for Newt's failure as a candidate. I don't see why the attraction for Newt, but he could be the one Republican candidate who could actually lose to Obama if given the chance. I will take Santorum any day over McNewt.
Thanks for the link. I agree with your take on it. Nice.
This is a guy I can get behind and push.
Grunthor in 128: Please tell me 3 major policy differences, bold colors not pale pastels if you will between Mitt Romney and Barak Obama. Things they have DONE not things they have said.
Grunthor in 153: Please tell me the three major policy differences in the political records of Romney and Obama.
I responded to Luke21. Then you attacked that response with the second one and now the third. Do you see how they're all different?
If we can't get past the first one than we're done. Do you agree with Luke21 above or not?
There is no one to challenge Mitt when this starts really moving. Santorum is a nice guy - but he has zero organization. His 300+ town halls and running around in a truck will not work in other states, he doesn’t have the time. He is really running for VP.
Romney will win NH, and SC will be the test. If he wins SC and FL its over - id bet the farm on it.
Is there an “Anybody but Romney” PAC that I can donate to? I get sick thinking that I may have to hold my nose again to vote this election.
Rick spent .79 cents a vote! He will in all probability win NH with Newts help! Bachmann getting out helps either Rick or Newt! I like Rick. He is ok for me but I would rather see Newt cause Newt will slash and burn his way to the White House unlike Rick Santorum, Romney or Perry!
If San’s your man - you can hope it goes that way. I just don’t see it. 7 days is not enough time for the $$ to come in, be vetted, spend planned, spend executed, and let alone spend optimized. So I don’t think there’s any way Mitt looses NH. The first real chance at a loss is South Carolina and he may have two wins under his belt by then. We shall see - but I don’t see it. Santorum is one of my least favorite candidates (just can’t abide a guy who went out on a loss). As I’ve said on other threads, once Cain was out - the magic was gone for me and it’s simply numbers now.
“Is there an Anybody but Romney PAC that I can donate to? I get sick thinking that I may have to hold my nose again to vote this election.”
Looks like Newt and Santorum might be hooking up to go after Mitt. Their cause would be abetted if Bachmann and Perry would exit and endorse. But it looks as though the winnowing isn’t going to happen yet. The fact of the matter is that Mitt is looking more and more like the perennial candidate that no one wants. His vote totals in Iowa were right at where he was four years ago. 75% of the Republicans want someone other than Romney, but that does not include the Party “leadership” and that’s the problem. NE Liberal Republicans appear to be running the GOP. This is it for me, if Romney is the candidate, I am going to re-register as an Indy.
There IS a drop of difference (politically) between the two.
Just listening to Rush. I think Romney wants the Mcain endorsement for N.H. because its not Republican voters he is targeting
There won’t be. There’s no conceivable way that a recount could change the delegate total, so all it would do is make Santorum look petty. In this case, first place is purely an issue of perception. (A nice issue to have on your side, though.)
The MSM and the country club GOP both want Romney as the candidate, that is for sure.
NH goes Romney and then we can finally get to a meaningful primary in SC. I don't want Romney.
He looked good. I believe the he is the real deal. Now if some around here could just forgive him for his lousy decision ie. Spectre.
Well. I’m not a Mitt guy. He is liberal yankee from massachuttes and nothing worse can be said.
My statement was made after discussions with several conservative friends who express fear that a right winger will lose. In Tennessee there are more of them than those toward the extreme and they will not vote for a true conservative.
The result are moderate to conservative governors and senators. A strong conservative lost to a mainline Republican in the primary.
Willard could finish 4th in South Carolina despite Nikki’s endorsement!!
I see Perry and Gingrich doing well in SC.
Really? Ok. I understand you now. Stay up there in "Blue" whiteyville, pal.
We got over "pigment" issues down here long ago.
Bless your little heart.
Alec, I’ll take “Luke21 Jumping to Conclusions” for a 1000.
Shell game? Read the comment I was responding to before hanging your posterior out in the wind for everyone to see.
Dole/McCain? What are you reading, Taro cards? Stick to the taro chips, buddy.
-—”REALITY: 7 Romney, 7 Santorum, 7 Paul—so it’s a tie...nothing changed in the delegate race, except Perry and Bachman voters are going to recede and vote for who next? Romney? Not likely.”
Excellent point, thank you: (Perry/Bachman voters are far less likely to vote for Romney than Santorum).
So their withdrawal is a total boon to Santorum.
I’m suddenly feeling more optimistic about 2012.
Ha. Last guy I was truly "for" was Fred Thomson....that turned out well!
I'm just an innocent bystander to this trainwreck.
This nomination will be decided in South Carolina. Rick Perry will be there to drain votes along with Santorum with the plan being that Newt can be prevented from beating Romney.
Santorum will end up getting his television show just like the Iowa winner four years ago (Huckabee) and Romney will get the nomination as planned.
Your cynical chainsaw cuts deep. Unfortunately you’re probably correct.
What are the glaring differences in the records of the two men? How is a vote for Mitt Romney NOT a vote for a socialist?
Meanwhile, pocket Willard. He sunk the the eight ball on his first shot.
I rode the Fred Thompson ride as well until I realized I was more excited about his candidacy than he was.
This year it was Cain. No Santa Claus and no Waiting for Superman.
I keep seeing the low cost metric for Rick but I think one could argue it a bit differently. Santorum was forced to focus a super majority of his time on Iowa and time = $$ in some regards. Romney only put in a few weeks work and otherwise it was just $$ and related PAC $$. Not saying Santorum did badly - just that the metric is not valid alone and doesn’t account for the fact that Santorum was pinned down and not able to progress as well in NH, SC, and FL as well (let alone MO, NV, CO, MI, ...)
They want to repeat the Thompson-Huckabee-Romney split that gave McCain the SC win in 2008.
I have watched Santorum for years and his Pro-Life and Pro-Family values are in accordance with his Faith, which I don’t question.
But in politics Santorum subordinates those values to loyalty to the GOP Establishment.