Skip to comments.Rick Santorum declared Iowa winner
Posted on 01/20/2012 11:03:31 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
GREENVILLE, S.C. On the eve of the South Carolina primary, Iowa Republicans dealt Mitt Romneys campaign a blow by formally declaring Rick Santorum the winner of their Jan. 3 caucuses.
At 18 minutes before midnight Friday, South Carolina time, the Republican Party of Iowa released a statement revising its Thursday announcement that reported Santorum ahead of Romney but also saying the two-week-old race had no clear winner.
In order to clarify conflicting reports and to affirm the results released January 18 by the Republican Party of Iowa, Chairman Matthew Strawn and the State Central Committee declared Senator Rick Santorum the winner of the 2012 Iowa Caucus, the state GOPs statement read.
The news that Romney who for two weeks celebrated what he jokingly called a landslide eight-vote victory in Iowa, only to see it reversed this week when the state GOP certified Santorum the leader by 34 votes officially lost the first contest muddies his narrative, especially as Newt Gingrich surges in the polls in South Carolina...
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Wow, that was fast!
He is still a LOSER. Get out now Rick. It’s over. Listen, .... the fat lady is singing.
It’s over, it’s over, it’s over
All the rainbows in the sky
Start to weep then say goodbye
You won’t be seeing rainbows anymore
Setting suns before they fall
Echo to you “That’s all, that’s all”
But you’ll see lonely sunsets after all
It’s over, it’s over, it’s over
He is still a LOSER.
***Romney is the loser. He’s the one you should be singing to. But you’re too wrapped up in your own petty politics to see what’s good for conservatism.
A meaningless outcome - to MOST people. But NOT to Mittens. It means a LOT to him. How do I know? Because when asked by John King what he might do differently in his campaign so far, he said “I would have worked harder for those 25 votes in Iowa”. So I will revel in the fact that Mittens is stewing over this overturned result.
now that the two playtime states are done the real deal starts in 5 hours.. the winner there will be flooded with endorsements, numerous new campaign staffs all over the country and lots of cash
Dang, that’s cold. LOL
Yah, but at 8 votes, ABC said he won Iowa!
Mitt won Iowa!
A few dozen votes the other way when reality bitch-slaps, then it’s:
Virtually a tie!
Newt was right spot on the money when he said the press is in the tank for the Kenyan.
Pretty impressive, considering South Carolina hasn’t even begun tallying their votes yet.
Breaking news? Really?
Congrats to RICK!
Btw, the latest internals the day before the all-important SC primary..
Newt Gingrich 39% ..GAME!
Mitt Romney 26%
Newt Gingrich 34% ..SET!!
Mitt Romney 29%
Newt Gingrich 44% ..MATCH!!!
Mitt Romney 20%
Yes, since it wasn’t decided until about an hour ago. Click on the link and read it. Jeez!
What a disaster the Iowa Republican Party is. Santorum worked hard and set himself up to benefit from the Romney carpetbombing against Newt. That is ancient history now. Seems like Iowa was months ago.
Ah, poor Mit-Wit. He’s so sad. ;-)
ya have to wonder what the deal was with those 8 precincts that never had the votes counted. Iowa kind of dropped the ball. Congrats to the Santorum people either way though.
The yarn of Mittens is coming unraveled. Only kittens like Mittens.
Most likely the orders were:
Mitt wins bring them in. Mitt looses, TRASH em.
Probably used to stoke the fire.