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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Grow up sillipuddi
And the essence of the Tea Party block. Watch as our GOP Establishment and the MSM ignores the significance of that. BUT it will not go away. It is what the U.S. is really about.
You could see this theft coming when the vote reports from those final precincts were “delayed”. Why do I envision the scumbag GOP establishment elite going into those places and throwing some weight (and money) around in order to swing the final tally for Mittens?
No matter. It’s too late. America went to bed seeing Santorum had won.
Whether Santorum won or lost by 1,000 votes, the end result would be the same: 7 delegates for Santorum and 7 for Romney. I`m not seeing the incentive for fraud over a couple hundred votes.
As the last conservative standing vs. Romney, Santorum gave him one hell of a fight that he wasn`t close to expecting. This will give Rick huge momentum in the coming primaries.
Actually Washington Times website has delegates 13 Romney, 12 Santorum... None for anyone else. I wonder what the rules are with different sites saying different things
Your election system must be the most complicated designed by man! :-)
This from NYT:
2012 (Iowa) Caucus Process
Delegate Allocation: None of Iowa’s 28 delegates will be bound to any candidate as a result of the Jan. 3 precinct caucuses. As in 2008, the state’s delegates will be elected at district caucuses and at the state convention, which is scheduled for later in the year. The January caucuses will elect delegates to the county conventions currently scheduled for March.
Thus the numbers you have seen are media prognostications. Nothing is certain....
First sour grapes of the season!
Looks like they also wanted to make sure Mittens exceeded is 2008 vote totals.
Edith—It wasn’t a computer glitch, it was the tooth fairy.
(Edith—they forgot to teach you in skool about how politics really works. You have just learned lesson #1—he who counts the votes makes the rules.)
Look at the spin. “”Romney barely came to Iowa, Santorum spent two years here.”
So now both the libs AND conservatives agree that Republicans rig elections/caucuses if their guy doesn’t win,,,correct?
I put the “bad” in scare quotes because often legislation is a take it or leave mix of horse dung.
Like Planned Parenthood--say a bill comes before Santorum that would subsidize the genocidal misanthropic and just plain evil institution. Rick votes against it because PP murders the unborn in their mothers’ wombs.
BUT!!! Planned Parenthood ALSO performs pap tests.
Then Romney and his “superpacs” spend millions screaming out in demented and mendacious ads of outrage THAT:
SANTORUM WANTS WOMEN TO DIE OF CERVICAL AND UTERINE CANCER!!!
wait for it.
The only problem is that Mitt bought the NH Republican Party years ago, lock, stock and barrel.
I will not vote for Mitt Romney. I can’t wait until the Republican National Committee calls looking for a donation. My husband and I just got done yelling at them this weekend.
They will call again, and we will be yelling again! Thanks for backing the conservative candidates you jackasses!
I agree. I really think this will be a brokered convention.
“If you screw it, newbie, youre 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..”
What’s this we crap? The owner of this site doesn’t support Willard the Rat and neither will I. There isn’t one drop of difference between Willard and Obama. You want to play your shell game, go ahead, but you don’t speak for all of us. If you want Dole/McCain three, go ahead and kickoff Charlie Brown.
I do not really expect that, but it is possible.
“Whether Santorum won or lost by 1,000 votes, the end result would be the same: 7 delegates for Santorum and 7 for Romney. I`m not seeing the incentive for fraud over a couple hundred votes.”
It takes away the “Santorum beats Romney!” headline.