Skip to comments.Iowa Republicans to call caucus result split decision
Posted on 01/19/2012 4:30:07 AM PST by edpc
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Iowa Republican Party will certify this month's presidential caucuses as a split decision between former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, citing missing data from eight precincts, the Des Moines Register reported on Thursday.
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When Romney was declared the winner, it was a "squeaker." When Santorum comes out the winner, the process "has holes."
This past November, there was a school levy on the ballot in my area. On election night, it was up by 20 votes. After the recount, it lost by 34. We didn’t decide to split the difference and allow them to raise our taxes by half of what they wanted.
Smells like bullshit.
The Iowa “Republican Party” is a RINO, Rommney “bought and paid for” POS!
OK.. so when Mittens wins by 8, it`s a “victory.” Santorum wins the recount and it`s a “split decision.” Really, GOP???
I like Santorum better but I may have to vote for Newt Saturday just to stop Mitt!
I missed the other Santorum/Romney story already in breaking. This thread doesn’t need to be in that category.
Ah, well... Iowa will be firmly in 0bama`s camp anyway come November. That pi$$-poor example of a state GOP is partly to blame.
Santorum needs to quit and allow Gingrich to win. Santorum is just helping Romney.Santorum is wrong in supporting this horrible tyranny called SOPA . The SOPA bill allows government to censor and destroy the Internet.
Santorum is no conservative.
So when Romney was ahead by 8 votes, he was the winner.
Now with Santorum winning by 34 votes, it’s a tie.
Sounds pretty inept. With months of attention placed on Iowa, this happens? Thanks a lot Iowa.
Bad news for Mitt-Now he can’t claim “two wins” and big MO!
What kind of banana republic is this?
That sounds like the advice my favorite non-candidate gave. While I prefer Newt (VERY reluctantly), I'd vote for Santorum if it would help stop Romney.
Corrupt bastards. They cannot say Mitt won both Iowa and New Hampshire anymore, but they sure as hell are going to deny the claim that Santorum can say he won Iowa. The Fix is so IN it STINKS.
What are the odds something like that happens with other states in Nov?
A caucus is a lousy way to select delegates.
Iowa is a lousy place to select anything except the token yahoo who demands ethanol subsidies from the gov’mint.
It is not God’s country. It is not the heartland. It is a bunch of pretentious jerks pretending they have a clue who is best qualified to serve as president based upon who kisses their @sses the most for a year or so.
We belittle historical courtiers who s*cked up to kings to curry favor yet expect our presidential candidates to do the same to the Sun King wannabes residing in Iowa. B.S.
It’s time for Iowa to be the 50th state to vote and they should learn how to operate a GOP primary, preferably one that disallows Democrats and “independents” from voting in it.
Santorum needs to quit and allow Gingrich to win.
Your crazy. And to think that Santorum is not a conservative is even more crazy. I don’t remember Santorum having multiple marriages and bopping every trashy woman in skirt like Newt has. I don’t recall Santorum sitting next to the most liberal vial woman on the planet like Newt did with Nancy. I don’t remember Santorum calling capitalism a horrible thing like Newt has. I don’t recall Santorum thinking that paying more taxes to the IRS is a wonderful idea like Newt does. I don’t remember Santorum endorsing a radical liberal like Scuzzynova like Newt did. I don’t recall Santorum making 1.6 million dollars off the failed Fanny-Fredy garbage. Yes Santorum is 100 percent more conservative than Newt.
That will never happen. Some question the fact he will be inaugurated again
Iowa doesn't assign any delegates from the caucuses. It's actually just a beauty contest. They assign their delegates much later (at a party convention if I remember rightly).
Also, the fact the mainstream media cannot bring themselves to say that Romney actually lost in Iowa to Rick Santorum, surely shows how much they want HIM, ROMNEY, TO FACE OBAMA for the simple reason he will be defeated. Clear as the moon in the sky.
The first Republican state should be Texas.
Pray for America
"This whole idea of personal autonomy, well I dont think most conservatives hold that point of view. Some do. They have this idea that people should be left alone, be able to do whatever they want to do, government should keep our taxes down and keep our regulations low, that we shouldnt get involved in the bedroom, we shouldnt get involved in cultural issues. You know, people should do whatever they want. Well, that is not how traditional conservatives view the world and I think most conservatives understand that individuals cant go it alone." [Source]Also check out Santorum's stinky voting record.
"What was my vision? I came to the uncomfortable realization that conservatives were not only reluctant to spend government dollars on the poor, they hadnt even thought much about what might work better. I often describe my conservative colleagues during this time as simply cheap liberals. My own economically modest personal background and my faith had taught me to care for those who are less fortunate, but I too had not yet given much thought to the proper role of government in this mission." Rick Santorum, p. IX It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good (2005)
"I suspect some will dismiss my ideas as just an extended version of compassionate conservatism. Some will reject what I have said as a kind of Big Government Conservatism. Some will say that what Ive tried to argue isnt conservatism at all. But I believe what Ive been presenting is the genuine conservatism our Founders envisioned. One that fosters the opportunity for all Americans to live as we are called to live, in selfless families that contribute to the general welfare, the common good." Rick Santorum, p. 421 It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good (2005)
"If you're a conservative, there really is only one place to go right now. I would even argue farther than that. If you're a Republican, if you're a Republican in the broadest sense, there is only one place to go right now and that's Mitt Romney." Rick Santorum, 02/1/2008 [source]
Also look at his record.
Actually out of the 4 stooges I prefer Perry. The only thing iffy is his illegal immigration position. Then Gingrich. Santorum is a big government moron : look at his record. He needs to quit now. Santorum is splitting the conservative vote and giving the nomination to Romney.
One run by these guys....
I know he has some votes that I would rather he not have voted for. However, you have to remember we had a Republican Congress and President. Had he said no to some of these votes, he would have been criticized on Free Republic by some for not being supportive of President Bush. I know for a fact that is true. Some Republicans who went against President Bush were demonized on here.
I hope you’re right, Bert...I hope you’re right.
Santorum won and Mitt lost even with his $20 million in ads, end of discussion.
Pray for America
But Newt is better than nothing aka Mitt.
I’m actually for Pat Buchanan. I wish he would run. He has been right by being against 3rd world immigration, against illegals and against “Free” trade with China since the 1990’s.
It’s not so much Santorum’s voting record that concerns mewhat’s alarming to me is his expressed philosophy on the role of government, etc.
I don’t like it. I don’t want government playing culture warrior on my behalf as Santorum seems to idealize. I want government to LEAVE ME ALONE.
Taste it, it's even worse.
When mittens wins by 8 votes he won IOWA, when the count is Santorum up by 34 votes, it's too close to call and it is declared a TIE.
Call me stupid, but winning by 34 is winning by 34. PERIOD.
If they now claim that certain votes "cannot be found", then you go with what you got.
When demonRATS are allowed to vote in pubbie elections, fraud will occur, the demonRATs just look at this as practice for the November elections.
Well they are wrong. SOPA is the worst attack on freedom I have seen . Government will use SOPA to censor and destroy the Internet and so our freedom. And Santorum is for SOPA.
I guess putting so much emphasis on Santorum’s marriage might not be the best tactic. Oh I don’t vote until April so basically it will be over by then most likely.
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There is, and can be, a limitation on that. You know, freedom of speech. The things you cant say. You cant cry fire in a crowded theater. And there are limitations to all freedoms. Theyre not absolute rights. They are rights that have responsibilities that come with them, and if you abuse those rights then you have a consequence of you using that right.
Santorum identified piracy as an abuse of ones rights. While acknowledging that the internet can be a powerful force for good, he argued that making it a regulation-free zone would be the wrong approach.
First vote....mittens has 8 more than ricky....
Iowa newspapers: "Romney WINS!!!"
mittens has 34 fewer votes than ricky....
Iowa newspapers: VOTE IS A TIE!!
Uh....I don't get it...I surely don't.
Or....is Iowa trying to convince the nation that they really are as big a joke as the rest of us think they are?
Its the kind that does not grow bananas and that is no longer a republic.
I believe your count is off—I will post the link below for the totals of Iowa.
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